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January 18, 2001

January 18, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, January 18, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

Acting Commission Secretary: Andrea Green

 

 


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

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION ST., 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, fifth 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 the Commission at the above listed address.  Comments received by 11:30 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.

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Andrea Green, Acting Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6266.

 

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 42 Downtown Loop, 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.  American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 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 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5163 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.ci.sf.ca.us/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.

 

 

 

 

 


1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:      Commission President:              Anita Theoharis

Commissioners:                         Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

A.         ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

 1.        Election of Officers

(Proposed for Continuance to January 25, 2001)

 

             2.        2000.1049DDD                                                                                  (WONG:  558-6381)

                        85 SYCAMORE STREET - Request for Discretionary Review for 85 Sycamore Street, Lot 045 in Assessor’s Block 3576, on Building Permit Application No. 2000.06.20.2307S - a proposal for the construction of a new 3-unit building in a RH-3 zoning and 50-X height/bulk zoning district.  The proposal is to remove the two existing, one-story structures (one two-unit building and one one-unit building) and to construct a new three-unit building with three legally independent parking spaces, accessed from Sycamore Street in a RH-3 zoning and 50-X height/bulk zoning district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to January 25, 2001)

 

             3.        1999.770DDDDD                                                                                (WANG: 558‑6335)

567 ‑ 569 SANCHEZ STREET, east side between 19th and Hancock Streets; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 3585.  The proposal is to demolish an existing single‑family dwelling with a detached garage and construct a new three story plus attic over garage, two‑family dwelling, in an RH‑3 (Residential, House, Three‑Family) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to February 1, 2001)

 

             4.        2000.654D                                                                                        (YOUNG: 558-6346)

                        412 LOMBARD STREET, north side between Grant Avenue and Stockton Street, Lot 010 in Assessor’s Block 0062 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/03/03/3468 to construct a two-story vertical addition to an existing one-story over basement single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 7, 200)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 1, 2001)

 

             5.        2000.877D                                                                                       (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

                        240 - 16TH AVENUE - north side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 1418.   Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No.2000/07/25/6060.  The proposal would add a four-story extension to the rear of the existing single family dwelling, and would reconfigure the building interior to create a second dwelling unit in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Dwelling and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: pending.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 7, 2000)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 8, 2001)

 

             6.        2000.677C                                                                                           (CHIN:  575-6897)

373 BROADWAY STREET - southeast corner of Broadway Street and Bartol Street; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0164: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 714.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of twelve antennas and a base transceiver station on an existing four-story over basement building, as part of AT&T’s wireless cellular network in the Broadway (Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 8, 2001)

 

             7.        2000.1026C                                                                                     (WOODS: 558‑6315)

4314 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, Lot 14 in Assessor’s Block 1365 ‑‑ Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 303 and 710.27 of the Planning Code to extend the bar hours of an existing bar and restaurant establishment (the V Pub Bar and Grill) from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. in an NC‑1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) Zoning District and 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to February 22, 2001)

 

             8.        2000.739E                                                                                 (BLOMGREN: 558‑5979)

                        298 SHIPLEY STREET - northeast corner of Shipley and Sixth Street, Assessor’s Block 3753, Lots 122 ‑‑ Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed construction of a  three‑story building containing a total of 32 live/work units and 32 off‑street parking spaces.  The site currently has a vacant one‑story auto sales building, which would be demolished.   The new building would reach a maximum height of 45 feet in a 40‑X height/bulk district.  The site is with a South of Market RSD (Residential/Service) Mixed Use District, an MUHZ (Mixed Use Housing Zone) interim zoning district, and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Uphold Preliminary Recommendation

(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2001)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

 9.                                        Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of December 7 and 14, 2000

 

10.        Proposed adoption of Planning Commission hearing schedule for 2001

 

            11.        Commission Matters

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

            12.        Director’s Announcements

 

            13.        Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

 

E.                  REGULAR CALENDAR

 

14.                                                                                                             (WILSON:  558-6602)

DWELLING UNIT MERGER POLICY

            Policy discussion on the removal of dwelling units.  Consider adopting criteria for Discretionary Review of building permit applications to remove a legal dwelling unit.

 

15.        1999.346TZ                                                                                   (MALTZER: 558-6391)

ADOPTION OF NEW POLICIES REGARDING OFFICE USE AND CONVERSION OF LIVE/WORK (LOFT HOUSING) WITHIN INTERIM INDUSTRIAL PROTECTION ZONES AND MIXED USE HOUSING ZONES - Consideration of adopting new policies to discourage office development and to further discourage the conversion of live/work to office within the Interim Controls boundary area.  These new policies are to supplement existing policies previously adopted August 5, 1999 (CPC Res. 14861).

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution creating new policies within Interim Zones

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2000)

 

16.        2000.1007T                                                                                         (LORD: 558-6311)

LIVE-WORK TO LOFT HOUSING AMENDMENT - Consideration of adoption of amendments to Part II, Chapter II, of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Planning Code) by amending Sections 102.7 and 102.13 redefining "live/work" units as "loft housing" and classifying them as residential uses; repealing Section 233 regarding live/work; adding Section 232 to establish requirements for loft housing that would subject it to some existing live/work controls except that there would be no restriction on the nature of work which could be performed in the unit so long as the use is permitted in the SSO (Service/Secondary Office) Zoning District and no requirement that the occupant(s) work in the unit, would require loft housing to comply with existing inclusionary housing policies, would require loft housing in residential areas to comply with all requirements for residential uses including the residential design guidelines, would require loft housing constructed in areas not zoned residential to comply with non-residential design guidelines and all requirements for residential uses except for front setback and open space requirements, would establish procedures for converting live/work units to non-residential uses, and would establish loft housing, rear yard exposure requirements.  This ordinance supersedes any inconsistent Planning Commission policies.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Draft Ordinance

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)

 

            17a.      2000.265CV                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

                        2940 FOLSOM STREET - west side, between 25th and 26th Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s block 6525: Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Community Facility (kitchen incubator program) in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District, under Planning Code Section 209.4 (a), and for the creation of three new dwelling units at a density not to exceed 1 unit per 1,500 square feet of lot area in a RH-2 Zoning District, under Planning Code Section 209.1 (g). The subject property also falls within a 40-X Height/Bulk District.  The proposal is to renovate the existing commercial property into a kitchen incubator program, run by the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment.  This 4,270 gross square foot community facility will run programs to assist participants with starting and operating catering/food production microenterprise businesses. Three new dwelling units are proposed for construction at the rear of the property.  Each new unit will provide a required parking space, accessed from Horace Street.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            17b.      2000.265CV                                                                                     (WONG: 558-6381)

                        2940 FOLSOM STREET - west side, between 25th and 26th Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s block 6525:  Request for a rear yard variance to construct three new dwelling units in the required rear yard, under Planning Code Section 134 (a) (2).

 

            18.        1997.433A                                                                                   (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

22 ALTA STREET - north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets.  Lot 34A in Assessor’s Block 106 -- Request for Certificate of Appropriateness authorization, under Article 10 of the Planning Code, to construct a new, one-unit, residential building, two-stories at the front (Alta Street) elevation and five-stories at the rear in the Telegraph Hill Historic District.  The subject property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2000)

F.                  SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 5:00 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.  Procedures governing Special 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.

 

            19.        2000.923DD                                                                                       (WANG: 558‑6335)

                        575 VALLEY STREET - south side between Castro and Diamond Streets; Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 7536.  The proposal is to demolish an existing single‑family dwelling and construct a new two‑story over garage and basement, single‑family dwelling, in an RH‑1 (Residential, House, Single‑Family) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

 

            20.        2000.1029D                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

481 ARKANSAS STREET, Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 200003245373 for the property at 481 Arkansas Street, Lot 012A in Assessor’s Block 4068.  The proposal is to add one dwelling unit to an existing single family, two-story residence by constructing a one floor plus penthouse vertical addition.  The subject property falls within a RH-2 (Residential, Two-family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height / Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

 

            21.        2000.1118DDDD                                                                               (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

                        33 WALNUT STREET, between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0972, Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/05/01/9654, proposing to demolish existing rear deck and bay window, and to add a rear extension 19’-10" deep at the first floor and crawl space level below and extending 15’-10" deep at the second-story with a roof deck above and a new attic level dormer at the front of the house, in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve project as submitted

 

F.         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 with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)  directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment: ____

 

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