February 01, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla;
Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.
Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery
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 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 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.
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
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, 4th 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
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.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.
Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may
include the following documents:
Planning Department Case Executive Summary
Planning Department Case Report
Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions
These items will be available for review at the Planning
Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.
ROLL CALL: Commission
Commission Vice President: William W. Fay
Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.
PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
1. 2000.428D (NIKITAS
BRODERICK STREET - west side between Sutter and Bush Streets, Block 1053, Lot
002: Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.
2000/10/06/2475, to remodel an existing Group Home in an RH-3/40-X District.
Recommendation: Approval with
for Continuance to February 8, 2001)
QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
of Adoption - draft minutes of January 11, 2001
of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
6. 2000.1031C (CHIN: 575-6897)
– 1068 HYDE STREET - southeast corner of Hyde Street and California; Lot
023 in Assessor’s Block 0251.
Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 723.83 of
the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and a base transceiver
station on an existing two-story over basement building, also known as the Hyde
Out Bar, as part of Sprint’s wireless network in the Polk Street Neighborhood
Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless
Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a
Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
7. 2000.385C (SANCHEZ:
STREET - southwest corner at Buchanan Street; Lot 024 in
Assessor’s Block 0541. Request for
Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 725.83 of the Planning Code to
install a total of eight antennas on the existing rooftop penthouses and an
equipment shelter on the second floor of the existing six-story mixed-use
building as part of Nextel’s wireless telecommunications network within the
Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk
District. As per the City &
County of San Francisco’s Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities
Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preference 2 (co-location site).
Recommendation: Approval with conditions
from Regular Meeting of December 14, 2000)
8. 2000.1221C (LI: 558-6396)
STREET - north
side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block
0285. Request for Conditional-Use
Authorization pursuant to Section 219(c) of the Planning Code to consolidate
existing office and retail spaces into a single office space of approximately
15,227 square feet on the third and fourth floors of the 450 Sutter
Medical-Dental Building within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an
80-130-F Height and Bulk District.
Recommendation: Approval with
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING
conclusion of the Regular Calendar, 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 two (2) minutes for a rebuttal.
9. 2001.0036D (WONG: 558-6381)
PALOU AVENUE - south side, between Rankin Street and Silver Avenue; Lot 037 in
Assessor’s Block 5330. Request for
Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 200005311379S - a
proposal to construct a two-story front and side addition to a single-family
dwelling, in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X
Height and Bulk District.
Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary review
and approve the project as proposed.
10. 2000.1200D (FALLAY: 558-6367)
20th Street - south side between Eureka and Douglass, Lot
No. 049, in Assessor’s Block 2749.
Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.
9909606, case No. 2000.1200D proposing to construct a second‑story addition
with new decks at the first floor level of the existing one‑story‑over‑garage,
single‑family dwelling in RH‑2 (Residential House, Two‑Family) District and a
40‑x Height and Bulk District.
Recommendation: Approval with conditions
11. 2000.1203D (M.
DEHARO STREET - east side between Southern Heights Avenue and 22nd Street, Lot 37
in Assessor’s Block 4096. Staff
initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.
2000/11/28/6722 proposing to merge two dwelling units into one unit, in an RH-2
(Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk
Recommendation: Do not take
Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit as submitted.
12. 2000.945D (NIKITAS:
BRODERICK STREET - east side between Green and Vallejo Streets, Lot 011 in
Assessor’s Block 0954. Request for
Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/22/1261, to
correct a Notice of Violation No. 200000937, regarding removal and replacement
of walls and the cross-gable roof at rear, in conjunction with work done on a
previously issued building permit, in an RH-1/40-X District.
Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve Application with
height corrections as submitted by applicant.
13. 1999.770DDDDD (WILSON:
‑ 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.
Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
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:
responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))
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