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February 15, 2001

February 15, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 15, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Vice-President: 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: Planning Commission, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor, 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 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 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.

 

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

                        Commission Vice-President:       William W. Fay 

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

 

A.                  ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

            1a.        2000.863BV                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

                        2712 MISSION STREET - west side, between 23rd and 24th Streets, lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 3643.  The subject property seeks an authorization for a proposed office development under the smaller building reserve, pursuant to Planning Code Section 321. The proposal is for a change of use from "Retail" to "Office" and for the renovation and expansion of an existing 27,831 gross-square-foot building into a 30,847 gross-square-foot building by enlarging a mezzanine within the existing structure.  The subject property falls within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Commercial District) Zoning District and a 50-X/80-B Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 25, 2001)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 22, 2001)

 

            1b.        2000.863BV                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

2712 MISSION STREET - west side, between 23rd and 24th Streets, lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 3643.  The subject property seeks a parking variance for the reduction of required off-street parking, pursuant to Planning Code Section 151.  The project proposes to provide five parking spaces for the conversion of 30,847 gross square feet of office space on a site, which presently provides no off-street parking spaces.  The subject property falls within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Commercial District) Zoning District and a 50-X/80-B Height and Bulk District.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 25, 2001)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 22, 2001)

 

            2.         2000.1310C                                                                               (DiBARTOLO: 558‑6291)

                        1268 Grant Avenue - southeast corner of Grant Avenue and Vallejo Street; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 145: ‑‑Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow amplified live and recorded music (defined as "Other Entertainment" by Planning Code Section 790.38) in an existing full-service restaurant and bar, d.b.a. Basta Pasta, as required by Planning Code Section 722.48, in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 1, 2001)

 

            3.         2000.1108C                                                                                          (TAM:  558-6325)

3995 ALEMANY BOULEVARD, south of Alemany Boulevard, between Worchester Street and St. Charles Avenue, Lots 3 in Assessor=s Block 7126A- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 713.21, 713.27, and 121.2 for the proposed establishment of a fitness center (Bally Fitness), approximately 25,792 square feet in size, operating between 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, in an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial-Shopping Center) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

            4.         2000.1033D                                                                                       (SMITH:  558-6322)

4328 20th STREET – Lot 016, in Assessor’s Block 2697.  Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/08/01/6694 proposing to raise the existing building two feet to construct a new garage and rooms at the basement level and construct a two-story rear addition that projects 13’-6” beyond the existing rear building wall.  The proposal also includes constructing two new decks at the rear of the addition, constructing a new dormer on the fourth floor, and infilling the walkway that leads to the service entry on the side of the building in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District; and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending

(Continued from Regular Hearing of January 11, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

            5.        Commission Matters

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

            6.         Director’s Announcements

 

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

 

            8.                                                                                                         (BADINER: 558-6350)    

                        240 –16th Street – Status Report

 

            9.                                                                                                         (BADINER: 558-6350)

                        Discussion of Planning Code Requirements for Bay Windows

 

D.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

      10.                                                                                                               (HOGAN: 558-6610)

                        REVIEW AND COMMENTS ON THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT ‘S PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET FOR 2001-2002.

 

            11.        2000.613E                                                                                   (GITELMAN: 558-5977)

                        BATTERY STREET HOTEL - Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The proposed project would demolish three existing structures at 425‑427 Battery Street and 418 Clay Street, and would construct a new 11‑story mixed use building on a 14,025 square foot site in downtown San Francisco (Assessor’s Block 206, Lots 3, 4, and 5).  The new building would include about 17,700 square feet of retail space, and up to 348 hotel rooms.  The hotel, called Club Quarters, would be a private business hotel for exclusive use of member organizations.  Off street loading would be accessed from Merchant Street.  No off‑street parking would be provided on site.  Note:  written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department offices until the close of business on February 20, 2001.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required 

 

            12.        1997.478E                                                                                       (WYCKO: 558-5972)

                        525 Golden Gate Avenue - City Administration Building - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).  The project involves the demolition of an existing, vacant State of California office building and construction of a new building for City offices on City-owned property at the southwest corner of Polk Street and Golden Gate Avenue on Lot 1 of Assessor’s Block 766 in the San Francisco Civic Center area.  Two options are under consideration: Option A would entail construction of a 14-story, 181-foot-tall building containing about 255,500 square feet of office space, while Option B would consist of a 12-story, 156-foot-tall building containing about 215,000 square feet of office space.  Each option would include two basement parking levels containing about 100 spaces (corresponding to about 140 spaces with valet operations).  The project would require a height reclassification (amendment of the height and bulk designations in the zoning maps and General Plan maps) of the site to accommodate the proposed building and will also seek a Variance from the Planning Code for on-site parking and loading.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Certification of FEIR

 

            13.        1999.377E                                                                                     (BUFORD:  558-5973)

                        SAN FRANCISCO SOUTHERN WATERFRONT  - Certification of Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR).  All of these proposed uses and future development assumptions, as summarized below, constitute the project analyzed in the Supplemental EIR:  Coach USA (bus storage and repair) at a Pier 94-96 location; British Pacific Aggregates (bulk cargo and concrete and asphalt batching plant uses) at a Pier 94-96 location; Kaiser Bode/Mission Rock (concrete ready-mix facility and bulk cargo use) proposed for relocation from Mission Bay to Pier 92; ISG Resources (import, storage, and transloading of fly ash, slag, and other constituent elements for concrete) proposed at the Pier 90 grain silos; USA Waste (construction material recycling) proposed for relocation from Candlestick Point; RMC Lonestar (concrete ready-mix facility, including bulk cargo barge and rail transport), proposed for relocation from Mission Bay to a Pier 80 location; construction of a lift-segment Illinois Street bridge between Piers 80 and 90-92 to allow rail and truck transport between Port facilities on either side of Islais Creek; cargo shipping contracts (containerized and non-containerized cargo shipping) on Piers 80 and 94-96; unspecified development of approximately 50 acres of Pier 90-94 Backlands for mixed light industrial and commercial uses; Pier 70 Maritime Reserve (unspecified general industrial and maritime industrial uses on approximately 55 acres); and Pier 70 Opportunity Area (unspecified development of about 16 acres for mixed-use commercial, public access and recreational maritime uses).

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Certification of FSEIR

 

            14.        2000.594E                                                                                      (KUGLER: 558-5983)

150 Powell Street- Assessors Block 327, Lot 22, southeast corner of Powell and O’Farrell Streets. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed project that would demolish three existing buildings, one to three stories tall, fronting on O’Farrell Street (171, 179, 181 O’Farrell St.) and would retain and renovate the 150 Powell Street building including the construction of a new seven floor addition to 150 Powell Street structure on the O’Farrell Street lots.  Three floors would be added to a portion of the 150 Powell building. The proposed project would be an increase of about 35,900 gsf of retail space and about 19,100 gsf of office space. The renovated and remodeled building would be about 105 feet tall.  The Elevated Shops Building is a Category IV (Contextual Importance) building.  The project site is in the C-3-G zoning district and a 80-130-F Height/Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration.

 

            15.        2000.1179C                                                                          (BRESSANUTTI:  558-6892)

                        366-368 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - west side between 14th Street and 15th Street; Lot 61 in Assessor’s Block 3616 - Request for conditional use authorization to enlarge a two-unit residential building, requiring conditional use authorization for dwelling units in a C-M District per Section 215(a) of the Planning Code.  The proposal is to increase the floor-to-ceiling height of the ground floor by 6’-6" and to raise the upper stories of the building to accommodate the taller ground floor.  Although there would still be a total of three stories, the overall height of the building would be increased from the existing height of approximately 32’-0" to approximately 38’-6".  In addition, the ground floor would be extended to the rear property line and the facade of the building would be modified.  No change in the number of dwelling units is proposed.  The project is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District and a Mixed Use Housing Zone, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

            16a.      2000.1248C                                                                             (CRAWFORD:  558-6358)

2 ROWLAND STREET  - Assessors Block 0163 Lot 027 Request under Planning Code Sections 714.10 and 253.1 for conditional use approval for a building greater than 40 feet in height in a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.  This project is for the demolition of the existing one story storage building on the property and construction of a five story, 52 feet tall building that will contain three residential units with ground floor parking.  This project lies within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

16b.      2000.1248V                                                                             (CRAWFORD:  558-6358)

                        2 ROWLAND STREET  - Assessors Block 0163 Lot 027 Request under Planning Code Section 134e for a modification of Rear Yard Requirements by the Zoning Administrator to allow the rear yard to be placed on the south side of the parcel instead of on the east side.  This project is for the demolition of the existing storage building on the property and construction of a five story, 52 feet tall building that will contain three residential units with ground floor parking.  This project lies within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.

 

SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 4:00 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 follows: 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.  Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

 

            17a.      2000.964DDDD                                                                               (MEHRA: 558-6257)             

                        250 SEA CLIFF AVENUE - north side, west of 27th Avenue; Lot 1M in Assessor’s Block 1307.  Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 200006213244 proposing to construct a one‑story addition ‑ 391 square feet in size ‑ on the second floor on an existing deck adjacent to the master bedroom, above the garage on the east side of the property.  The addition will accommodate an exercise room and a dressing room and will not encroach into the required rear or side yards.  The property is in an RH‑1(D) (Residential, House, Single‑Family, Detached) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve project as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of  December 14, 2001)

 

            17b.      2000.964V                                                                                       (MEHRA: 558-6257)

                        250 SEA CLIFF AVENUE, north side between El Camino del Mar and 27th Avenue; Lot 001M in Assessor’s Block 1307 in an RH-1(D)  (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  SIDE AND REAR YARD VARIANCE SOUGHT:  The proposal is to reconstruct the northeast side and rear building walls at the first floor level that were demolished by a contractor in excess of the scope of an approved permit.  Additional work includes the addition of a subterranean (completely below grade) home theater, beneath the existing structure/demolished rear and side building walls, and within the required rear and side yards.

 

 

            18         2000.1124D                                                                                       (SMITH:  558-6322)

                        4616-18th Street, Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/11/0100, Case No. 2000.1124D, Lot No. 007 in Assessor’s Block 2658.  Staff initiated Discretionary Review is requested of Building Permit  proposing to merge two dwelling units into one dwelling unit in a RH‑2 (House, Two‑Family) District and 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take discretionary review and approve the proposal as it was submitted.

 

            19         2000.1265D                                                                                       (SMITH:  558-6322)

                        282 UPPER TERRACE,  Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/20/1100, Case No. 2000.1265D, for the property located at 282 Upper Terrace, Lot No. 002I in Assessor’s Block 2629.  Discretionary Review is requested of Building Permit  proposing to construct a two‑story rear addition with a second floor roof deck and stairs on a  dwelling in a RH‑2 (House, Two‑Family) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation Take discretionary review and approve the project per staff recommendations.

 

                       

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 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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