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November 21, 2002

November 21, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, November 21, 2002
12:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Michael J. Antonini
Commissioners: Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery


Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


Commission Meeting Procedures

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1660 Mission Street, 5th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional-use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

Accessible Meeting Policy

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City's website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:
1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary
2) Planning Department Case Report
3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions
4) Public Correspondence
These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.




12:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:          Commission President: Shelley Bradford Bell
          Commission Vice-President: Michael J. Antonini
          Commissioners: Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein; Kevin Hughes;
                    Sue Lee; William L. Lee

A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

          1.          2002.0650D          (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)
                    3358 CESAR CHAVEZ STREET - north side between Mission Street and South Van Ness Street; Lot 16 in Assessor's Block 6571 - Mandatory Discretionary Review for a change of use per the Mission District Interim Controls (Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01). The existing use is classified as a Bar; the proposed use is Other Institution, Large for the Day Labor Program, sponsored by the Mission Housing Development Corporation. The property is located in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, and in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 17, 2002)
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 17, 2002)
                    NOTE: On October 17, 2002, the Planning Director continued this matter to November 21, 2002 and requested that the Project Sponsor provide staff with a traffic analysis. Public Hearing is open.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to December 5, 2002)
                    
          2.          2002.0124E          (L. KIENKER: (415) 558-5970)
2815 DIAMOND STREET (AKA Glen Park Marketplace) - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration - The project site is located in the Glen Park neighborhood, on the southeast corner of Diamond and Wilder Streets, Lots 25A, 26, 27, 28, 29, and 63, Assessor's Block 6745. The proposed project includes an approximately 8,759 gross-square-foot (gsf) public library, which would replace an existing branch library located at 653 Chenery Street, a 7,037 gsf neighborhood-serving grocery store, and a 22,520 gsf apartment block of 15 two-bedroom units. The proposed project would include 15 off-street residential parking spaces and two loading spaces, as well as the removal of 25 existing metered public parking spaces. An existing sewer line beneath Lot 29 would be realigned into Wilder and Diamond Streets and the easement vacated as part of the project. The project site is in the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) zoning district and a 40-X height and bulk district. The applicant would seek conditional use authorizations for use and lot size and variances to modify parking, rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, and open space requirements.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
                    (Proposed for Continuance to December 5, 2002)

          3a.          2002.0451ECKTZ          (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
1250 HAIGHT STREET - north side, between Lyon Street and Central Avenue, Lots 11 and 14 in Assessor's Block 1234 - Amendment to the Planning Code to 1) add Section 249.23 for the creation of a Special Use District, the Haight Street Senior Affordable Housing Special Use District, and allowing the following exceptions from Code requirements upon approval as a Conditional Use: residential density bonus of up to 6 senior affordable dwelling units, in addition to the 34 dwelling units as permitted under RM-1 District (for a total of 40 units); and modifications or exceptions to rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, useable open space, and off-street parking requirements in the RM-1 District, and 2) amendment to the Planning Code to add Section 263.16 to create a special height control for the Haight Street Senior Affordable Housing Special Use District, and allowing up to a maximum maximum of the 60-X Height and Bulk District standards.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 24, 2002)
(Proposed for Continuance to December 19, 2002)

          3b.          2002.0451ECKTZ          (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
1250 HAIGHT STREET - north side, between Lyon Street and Central Avenue, Lots 11 and 14 in Assessor's Block 1234 - 1) Amendment to the Zoning Map (Sheet 7) to create and delineate the Haight Street Senior Affordable Housing Special Use District to include the above-referenced property, and 2) Amendment to the Zoning Map (Sheet 7H) to change the Height and Bulk District classification from 40-X to 60-X for the above-referenced property.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 24, 2002)
(Proposed for Continuance to December 19, 2002)

          3c.          2002.0451ECKTZ          (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
                    1250 HAIGHT STREET - north side, between Lyon Street and Central Avenue, Lots 11 and 14 in Assessor's Block 1234 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to remodel and horizontally expand the existing Third Church of Christ Scientist building, and to demolish the classroom wings, and the Reading Room building, located on the west portion of the site, for the development of a 40-unit affordable senior housing facility. Most of the construction work would occur within the existing building envelope, except for an approximately 800 square-foot addition at the rear of the Church. The existing Third Church of Christ Scientist building is approximately 60 feet tall and is in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 24, 2002)
(Proposed for Continuance to December 19, 2002)

          4.          2002.0814DD           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
125 MONO STREET - west side of the street between 19th and Eagle Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 2711 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application 2001.01.11.9675 proposing to demolish an existing one-story, single-family building. The proposal also includes new construction of a two-story over garage two-family dwelling under Building Permit Application 2001.01.11.9677 which is also subject to a request for Discretionary Review. The property is located within a RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.          
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                              (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 17, 2002)
                              (Proposed for Continuance to January 9, 2003)
          
          5a.          2002.1001C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
2020 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 1412 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 717.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing two-story, two-family dwelling within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also to construct a new, four-story, 3-unit condominium building with three off-street parking spaces.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 24, 2002)
                              (Proposed for Continuance to January 23, 2003)

          5b.          2002.1113D           (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
                    2020 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 1412 - Request for Discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.06.13.8994, proposing to construct a new, four story, 3-unit condominium building with three off-street parking spaces, within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
                              (Proposed for Continuance to January 23, 2003)
                    
B.          COMMISSION MATTERS

           6.            (CLERK OF THE BOARD)
                    Drawing of Term Lots                    

7.          Commission Comments/Questions          

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

8.          Director's Announcements
          
9.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Permit Appeals

10.          Briefing on CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act)

11.          Briefing on Annual Limitation Program

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

          At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR
                              
          12a.          2002.0934AKXV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)
333 GRANT AVENUE - on the west side between Bush and Sutter Streets, at Harlan Place, on Assessor's Block 286, Lot 002 in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The subject property is Landmark No. 141 under Article 10; is rated as a Category I (Significant) Building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District under Article 11. The project requests a Review under Planning Code Section 309 for exterior alterations for conversion of the existing vacant office building into a mixed-use building with ground floor retail and up to 45 dwelling units, for a rear yard exception as permitted under Section 134(d), and for a height exception as permitted under Section 263.8. The project is also the subject of a requested Variance of Planning Code standards for parking and dwelling unit exposure, to be heard concurrently.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 2002)



          12b.          2002.0934AKXV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)
333 GRANT AVENUE - on the west side between Bush and Sutter Streets, at Harlan Place, on Assessor's Block 286, Lot 002 in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The subject property is Landmark No. 141 under Article 10; is rated as a Category I (Significant) Building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District under Article 11. Request for a Variance of Planning Code standards for parking, to provide zero spaces where up to ten off-street parking spaces would be required, and for dwelling unit exposure (Section 140), for a new residential use in a vacant former office building. The project is the subject of a Review under Section 309, to be heard concurrently.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 14, 2002)
                    
          13.          2002.1229E           (R.COOPER: (415) 558-5974)
SAN FRANCISCO CRUISE TERMINAL MIXED-USE PROJECT AND BRANNAN STREET WHARF PROJECT. Certification of the Revised Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR). The proposed project would involve two components: 1) the construction of two berths (including necessary dredging) and a new terminal for cruise ships that call at the Port of San Francisco, as well as ancillary commercial development, all on Pier 30-32 (Block 9900, Lots 30 and 32); and 2) the construction of a residential project on Seawall Lot 330 (Block 3770, Lots 1 and 2, Block 3771, Lot 1), across the Embarcadero from Pier 30-32. The cruise terminal would contain about 100,000 gross square feet (gsf) of floor area, while the commercial element would include about 370,000 gsf of office space and about 220,000 gsf of retail/entertainment space. About 450 parking spaces would be provided on the pier. The residential component, on the block bounded by the Embarcadero and Beale and Bryant Streets, would include about 350 dwelling units and 350 parking spaces. The FSEIR also analyzes a separate but related project involving the design and construction of the Brannan Street Wharf (Block 9900 Lots 34 and 36), a new, approximately 57,000-square-foot waterfront park along the Embarcadero just south of Pier 30-32.
Note: The public hearing on the Draft SEIR is closed. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. However, public comments on the certification of the revised FSEIR, which has been revised pursuant to an appeal of the original FSEIR to the Board of Supervisors, may be presented to the Planning Commission at the time it considers certification of the revised FSEIR
          Preliminary Recommendation: Certify Revised FSEIR
                    
          14.          2002.0308E                                                    (N. TURRELL: (415) 558-5994)
2501 CESAR CHAVEZ STREET - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. Assessor's Block 4339, Lot 001. The approximately 30,745-square-foot (s-f) project site is located at the southwest corner of Kansas and Cesar Chavez Streets in the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood. The proposed project would involve the demolition of three one-story industrial buildings, and construction of a five-story, approximately 65-foot-tall, 136,000-s-f self storage building, containing about 1,100 self storage units, 1,000 square feet (sf) of office space and 1,200 sf for a manager's residence. Seventeen off-street parking spaces would be provided on the ground floor of the proposed building. The site is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial), and is in a 65-J Height/Bulk District. The project would require a variance for providing less than the required number of off-street parking and loading spaces, and for not providing bicycle spaces, and shower facilities. The project site is in the Industrial Protection Zone Special Use District.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

15.          2001.1078C (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
          1507 OCEAN AVENUE - (between Miramar and Capitol Avenues), Assessor's Block 6936 Lot 017) - Request under Planning Code Section 711.59 for Conditional Use Approval for Automotive Repair. The Project will construct a 21.5 foot extension of the existing building for the installation of automotive accessories. Such a use is considered automotive repair under the Planning Code. The existing business, Mach III, will occupy the new space. The property is in an NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

16.          Briefing on Discretionary Reviews

F.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

          At Approximately 5:00 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review
          (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing DR
          Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 5:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 5:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          17a.          2002.0145DV          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
313 4th AVENUE - east side between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1436 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2002.09.04.7508 and 2002.10.24.9869, proposing to legalize 2 dwelling units in a structure at the rear of the lot, and to expand portions of the front and rear of the single-family dwelling at the front of the lot, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve the Applications as Submitted.

          17b.          2002.0145DV          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
                    313 4th AVENUE - west side between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1436 - Request for a Variance from the rear yard and dwelling unit exposure requirements of Planning Code Sections 134 and 140, and from the limitations on the expansion of a nonconforming structure of Section 188, to allow for the legalization of 2 dwelling units located in a structure at the rear of the lot, and to expand portions of the rear of the single-family dwelling located at the front of the lot, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    
18.          2002.0834D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
298 MAGELLAN AVENUE - west side between Pacheco Street and San Marcos Avenue; Lot 13 in Assessor’s Block 2862 - Discretionary Review request for a Building Permit Application (No. 2002.04.23.4756) to allow construction of a two-story rear horizontal extension. The project is located in the RH-1D (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          19.          2002.0703D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
32 RIVOLI STREET - north side between Cole and Belvedere Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 1285 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.04.12.3885 proposing to add a second dwelling unit, a new third floor and a rear horizontal extension to the ground floor of a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.

G.          PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

Adjournment:

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