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February 22, 2001

February 22, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 22, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; 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) 558-6266.

 

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 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

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

 

A.         ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

            1a.        2000.171CX                                                                                      (MILLER: 558-6344)

                        466 BUSH STREET - north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 42 in Assessor’s Block 270.  Request for Determination of Compliance pursuant to Section 309 with respect to a proposal to construct a ten-story Hotel approximately 99 feet in height and containing approximately 91 guest rooms, also involving a request for exceptions to Planning Code standards for building height and bulk (Sections 263.8 and 272, et seq.) -- in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 1, 2001)

                       

            1b.        2000.171CX                                                                                      (MILLER: 558-6344)

                        466 BUSH STREET - north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 42 in Assessor’s Block 270.  Request for authorization of a Conditional Use for modification of a previously-imposed condition (time limit for start of construction Motion No. 14797) for a HOTEL containing approximately 91 rooms in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 1, 2001)

 

            2a.        2000.264CD                                                                                    (MARTIN:  558-6616)

                        1087 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 049 in Assessor’s Block 4224.  Request for a Conditional-Use Authorization to allow the construction of two dwelling units in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the Industrial Protection Zone Buffer per Planning Code Section 215(a); Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

            2b.        2000.264CD                                                                                    (MARTIN:  558-6616)

                        1087 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 049 in Assessor’s Block 4224.  Request for staff-initiated Discretionary Review for the demolition of an existing, vacant industrial building and construction of housing and office use in an existing industrial building space in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the Industrial Protection Zone Buffer per Planning Commission Resolution Nos. 14861 and 16079; and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

            3a.        2000.863BV                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

2712 MISSION STREET - 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: Disapproval

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2001)

            (Proposed for continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

            3b.        2000.863BV                                                                                       (WONG: 558-6381)

                        2712 MISSION STREET - 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 February 15, 2001)

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 15, 2001)

 

            4.         2000.1078D                                                                                        (SIDER: 558-6897)

                        531 KANSAS STREET - east side between Mariposa and 18th Streets, Lot 008J in Assessor’s Block 4009 -- request for Discretionary Review of building permit application number 2000.08.14.7852.  The proposal is to (1) add a third story, (2) construct a horizontal expansion of the existing 1st and 2nd levels, and (3) enlarge the rear deck of a single-family dwelling. The site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House Districts, Three-Family) District and a 40-X height and bulk district.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve building permit as proposed.

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 22, 2001)

 

            5.         1999.210E                                                                                (BLOMGREN:  558-5979)

3620 ‑ 19th STREET - within the block bound by 18th Street, Guerrero Street, 19th Street and Oakwood Street, Assessor’s Block 3587, Lots 18, 68, and 70.  Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed new construction of five two‑, three‑, and four‑story buildings containing a total of 43 dwelling units. The site currently has a 32-space parking lot, which is accessed by a gate on Oakwood and a facade of an industrial building at the 3620 19th Street frontage, which would be demolished.  The new buildings would reach a maximum height of 40 feet in a 40‑X height/bulk district.  Lots 68 and 70 are located in a RH‑2 (Residential House, Two‑Family) zoning district.  Lot 18 is located in a RH‑3 (Residential House, Three‑Family) zoning district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Upheld Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to March 22, 2001)

 

            6.         2000.1092C                                                                                     (MEHRA:  558-6257)

3632-38 SACRAMENTO STREET - north side between Spruce and Locust Streets; Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 1011.  Request for Conditional-Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 724.53, to allow Business or Professional Service on the first floor of the subject property.  The legal use of the building includes a restaurant (Tuba Garden, which is now vacant) on the first floor and a dwelling unit on the second floor. The second floor dwelling unit was converted to office use and is currently occupied by a property management firm.  The proposal is to convert the restaurant space to a business or professional service on the first floor and restore one parking space in the basement.  Since the Planning Code does not permit business or professional service use above the first floor, the project is required to restore the dwelling unit at the second floor level.  The subject property is located in the Sacramento Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                  Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

                  (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 11, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to March 22, 2001)

 

 

            7.         2000.585E                                                                           (JAROSLAWSKY: 558-5970)

                        428 8th Street - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration.  The property is on Lot 002 of Assessor’s Block 3757.  The proposal includes the demolition of five existing structures on the project site and the construction of a three-story, 105,500 square foot structure.  The project site is on 8th Street with frontage on both 8th and Converse Streets.  The subject site is within an SLI (Service Light Industrial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District within the South of Market District of the City of San Francisco.  Two of the existing structures on the site are utilized as storage sheds and the remaining three structures are vacant.  The proposed new structure would entirely encompass the subject site, be a maximum of 40 feet in height and contain three stories.  The project would include an open courtyard and 100 below ground parking spaces. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 22, 2001)

 

            8.         2000.1165B                                                                           (BRESSANUTTI: 558-6892)

                        2 HENRY ADAMS STREET - west side, between Division Street and Alameda Street; Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3910.  Request under Planning Code Sections 320-322 for project authorization of an office development consisting of the conversion of up to 49,900 square-feet in an existing building (San Francisco Design Center) from wholesale design showroom space to office space.  This notice shall also set forth an initial determination of the net addition of gross square feet of office space, pursuant to Planning Code Section 313.4.  The subject property is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and the Industrial Protection Zone, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending

                        (Proposed for continuance to March 22, 2001)

 

            9.         2001.006DD                                                                               (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)

                        835 LOMBARD STREET - between Taylor and Jones Streets, Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 0073.  The proposal is to construct a new 425 square-foot rear addition on the fourth floor and to remove the gable roof to create a flat roof and deck atop the noncomplying structure at the rear of the subject property.  The height of the roof will be reduced from 20’-4" to 18’ 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 building permit application with modifications

                        (Proposed for continuance to April 5, 2001)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

10.        Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of February 1, 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

 

            14.                                                                                                            (BADINER: 558-6350)

                        240 –16th Street – Status Report

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2001)

 

 

            15.                                                                                                            (BADINER: 558-6350)

                        Discussion of Planning Code Requirements for Bay Windows

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2001)

 

            16.                                                                                                      (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

                        BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS 2002 – Informational Presentation Regarding Balboa Park Station Area Plan.

 

D.     CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION -- PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

 

            17.        1999.770DDDDD                                                                              (WILSON: 558‑6602)

                        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: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 1, 2001)

Note: On February 1, 2001, after public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing.  A motion of intent to take Discretionary Review and approve the staff recommendations and reduce the height of the project, passed by a vote
+5 –1, Commissioner Joe voted No.  Project will be brought back to the Commission on February 22, 2001.  Public comment will only be allowed on accuracy of plans.

 

E.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

      18.                                                                                                               (HOGAN: 558-6610)

                        PLANNING DEPARTMENT’S PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET FOR
FY 2001-2002
– Consideration of approval of a draft resolution adopting the Planning Department’s proposed work program and budget for fiscal year 2001-2002.  Note:  The public hearing for this item was held on February 15, 2001.  Following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to February 22, 2001 for action.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 15, 2001)

 

            19.                                                                                                      (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

                        BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS 2002 EIR CONSULTANT CONTRACT, Consideration of a proposal to approve a resolution authorizing the Director of Planning to enter into contract with an environmental planning firm for funded work associated with the Market and Octavia Neighborhood Planning project of the Better Neighborhoods 2002 program.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

            20.        2000.407Z                                                                                           (LORD: 558-6311)

                        INNER SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT MAP AMENDMENT

Consideration of whether to initiate an ordinance amending Zoning Maps to reclassify thirty-five commercial parcels in the vicinity of Irving Street between 5th Avenue and 19th Avenue from current Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-2) Zoning to Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD), and to reclassify one commercial parcel from current Inner Sunset NCD Zoning to NC-2.

Parcels reclassified from NC-2 to NCD:

Street Address (Assessor’s Block/Lot) - 1644-1652 Irving Street (1733/022), 1634-1642 Irving Street (1733/022A), 1600-161- Irving Street (1733/019), 1550 Irving Street (1734/021), 1500-1512 Irving Street (1734/016B), 1100 Irving Street (1738/020), 1116-1120 Irving Street (1738/020A), 944-946 Irving Street (1740/025), 1200 9th Avenue (1742/051-052), 1297 6th Avenue (1755/010), 1345 5th Avenue (1760/001), 447 Irving Street (1760/050), 425-427 Irving Street (1760/051), 421-423 Irving Street (1760/052), 501-519 Irving Street (1761/001), 1318-1322 7th Avenue (1761/033), 555 Irving Street (1761/035), 531-533 Irving Street (1761/038), 525-529 Irving Street (1761/039), 601-621 Irving Street (1762/001), 1310-1314 8th Avenue (1762/043), 647 Irving Street (1762/044), 635-641 Irving Street (1762/045), 627-633 Irving Street (1762/047), 701 Irving Street (1763/001), 737-741 Irving Street (1763`/039B), 731-733 Irving Street (1763/040), 715-721 Irving Street (1763/042A), 723-725 Irving Street (1763/043), 1135 Irving Street (1767/042A), 1501-1505 Irving Street (1771/001), 1619 Irving Street (1772/016 - 018). 

Parcels reclassified from NCD to NC-2:

Street Address (Assessor’s Block/Lot) - 1301 19th Avenue (1774/001).

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Draft Resolution to Initiate and schedule a Public Hearing for April 5, 2001

 

            21.                                                                                                           (HELMUTH, 558‑5971)

                        REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO ISSUE A REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW CONSULTATION SERVICES ‑ staff requests that the Commission authorize the Director to issue a Request for Qualifications to create a pool of qualified consultants and to use an abbreviated Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select individual consultants from the pool.  Retention of consultants will assist Department staffing analyzing potential environmental effects of future land use planning projects during Fiscal Year 2001‑2002 and Fiscal Year 2002‑2003.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

            22.        2001.0152R                                                                                   (MALTZER: 558-6391)

                        Transbay Redevelopment Project Area Preliminary Plan ‑ Formulation of Preliminary Plan and Finding of General Consistency with the General Plan.  All, or portions of Assessor’s Blocks 3718, 3719, 3720, 3721, 3736, 3737, 3738, 3739, 3740, and 3749; being generally the area bounded by Mission, Main, Folsom and Second Streets, together with a portion of the Block bounded by Howard, Spear, Folsom and Main Streets, and a portion of the Block bounded by Folsom, First, Harrison and Second Streets.  Formulation of a Preliminary Plan for the Transbay Redevelopment Project Area, as revised from a previous Preliminary Plan, and finding said revised Preliminary Plan to be generally consistent with the San Francisco General Plan

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution formulating Preliminary Plan and finding said plan generally consistent with General Plan

 

            23.        2000.077G                                                                                  (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

678 MISSION STREET ‑ north side between New Montgomery and Third Streets; Lot 21 in Assessor’s Block 3707.  Request for approval of a proposal to upgrade the existing building’s architectural rating, under Article 11 of the Planning Code, from "Category V, Unrated" to "Category III, Contributory." The subject property is zoned C‑3‑O (Downtown Office) District and is in a 300‑S Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

            24a.      2000.552XBCV                                                                                   (LIGHT:  558:6254)

                        199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between, and with secondary frontages on, Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722.  Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance and Exceptions, including an exception to the rear yard requirements (Section 134(d)), an exception to the Separation of Towers requirement (Section 132.1(c)) and an exception to the Reduction of Ground Level Wind Current requirement (Section 148 (a)).  The proposal is for the construction of a 15-story, 150-foot tall building that would contain approximately 48,520 gross square feet of office use, 100 dwelling units, 4,800 square feet of retail use, and 70 underground parking spaces to be located on the site of an existing commercial surface parking lot.  The proposed project lies within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown, Office) District and within a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

 

            24b.      2000.552XBCV                                                                                   (LIGHT:  558:6254)

                        199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between, and with secondary frontages on, Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722.  Request under Planning Code Sections 320-325 (Office Development Limitation Program) for a 15-story, 150-foot tall building with up to 48,520 gross square feet of office space, approximately 100 dwelling units, 4,800 square feet of retail space, and 70 parking spaces, to be located on the site of an existing commercial surface parking lot.  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 313, the Department has determined that the project would result in the net addition of approximately 48,520 square feet of gross floor area office use, requiring compliance with the Office of Affordable Housing Production Program.  The proposed project lies within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown, Office) District and within a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

 

            24c.      2000.552XBCV                                                                                   (LIGHT:  558:6254)

                        199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between, and with secondary frontages on, Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722.  Request for a Conditional-Use authorization to allow non-accessory parking.  The proposal is for the construction of a 15-story, 150-foot tall building that would contain approximately 48,520 gross square feet of office use, 100 dwelling units, 4,800 square feet of retail use, and 70 underground parking spaces, to be located on the site of an existing commercial surface parking lot.  The proposed project lies within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown, Office) District and within a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

 

            24d.      2000.552XBCV                                                                                   (LIGHT:  558:6254)

                        199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between, and with secondary frontages on, Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722.  Request under Planning Code Section 140 for a Variance for dwelling unit exposure.  The proposal is for the construction of a 15-story, 150-foot tall building that would contain approximately 48,520 gross square feet of office use, 100 dwelling units, 4,800 square feet of retail use, and 70 underground parking spaces, to be located on the site of an existing commercial surface parking lot.  The proposed project lies within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown, Office) District and within a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001)

 

            25.        2000.134X                                                                                     (LeBLANC:  558-6351)

                        115 STEUART STREET a.k.a. 110-116 THE EMBARCADERO - a through lot from Steuart Street to The Embarcadero between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 3715.  Request under Planning Code Section 309(g) for City Planning Commission Review related to Compliance with Section 138 for the Project proposed in Building Permit Application No. 2000/12/11/7669S/R1, which consists of the renovation of an existing two-story over basement building at 115 Steuart Street, and the addition of three new floors.  The modified building would contain up to 23,500 square feet of net new office space and a 720 square-foot rooftop open space.  The Project lies within a C-3-O Zoning District and an 84-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Staff recommends that the Commission determine not to conduct a hearing (pursuant to Section 309(g)).

 

F.         SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 4:30 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 4:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

 

            26.        2000.097DD                                                                                  (BORDEN:  558-6321)

                        2210 43rd Avenue - east side, between Rivera and Santiago Streets, Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 2307.  Request for Discretionary Review to add a third story to the existing two-story single-family home. The front wall of the addition would be set back 3’ from the existing front building wall and will have a balcony at the roof of the second story. The plans have been revised to make the rear wall of the new story even with the existing rear building wall, in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application with modifications.

 

            27.        2000.1009D                                                                                   (BORDEN:  558-6321)

                        2634 25th Avenue - east side between Vicente and Wawona Streets, Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 2472.  Request for Discretionary Review to construct a one-story vertical addition to the existing two-story, single-family home. This addition will be set back 5’-8" from the existing front building wall, and will stop 3’-6" short of the existing rear building wall. A portion of the roof deck proposed to the rear of the addition, which houses a fire escape, would overhang the rear yard by 4’-10" in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application as submitted.

 

            28.        1999.811D                                                                                         (PUTRA: 558-6233)

                        1660 MISSION STREET, west side between South Van Ness Avenue and Thirteenth Street, lots 5 and 6 in Assessor’s Block 3512. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000 0515 0033, to construct a six-story above grade level, approximately 76-feet tall addition with 25,365 gross square feet of office and 5,073 square feet of parking at grade level. This is an addition to the existing 92,000 gross square foot city office building, of which 22,610 square feet are in an underground garage, in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District; and a 105-J Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application 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 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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