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ROLL CALL: Commission
Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.
PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
1. Election of Officers
Continuance to January 25, 2001)
2. 2000.1049DDD (WONG: 558-6381)
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.
(Proposed for Continuance to January 25, 2001)
3. 1999.770DDDDD (WANG:
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.
for Continuance to February 1, 2001)
4. 2000.654D (YOUNG:
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
from Regular Meeting of December 7, 200)
for Continuance to February 1, 2001)
5. 2000.877D (NIKITAS: 558-6306)
- 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.
from Regular Meeting of December 7, 2000)
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.
Recommendation: Approval with
Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)
Continuance to February 8, 2001)
7. 2000.1026C (WOODS:
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.
for Continuance to February 22, 2001)
8. 2000.739E (BLOMGREN:
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.
Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary
(Proposed for Continuance to March 8, 2001)
QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
of Adoption - draft minutes of December 7 and 14, 2000
adoption of Planning Commission hearing schedule for 2001
of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
14. (WILSON: 558-6602)
DWELLING UNIT MERGER 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:
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.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution creating new policies within Interim Zones
from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2000)
16. 2000.1007T (LORD:
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.
Recommendation: Adopt the Draft Ordinance
from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)
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.
Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
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).
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
from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2000)
SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING
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:
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
Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as
20. 2000.1029D (WONG:
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.
Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with
21. 2000.1118DDDD (NIKITAS:
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.
Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve project as
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