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City and County of San Francisco
April 26, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


 

 

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 26, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President: Anita Theoharis

Commission 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 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 P.M. _________

 

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

 

1. 1998.927C (WONG: 558-6381)

40 Woodward Street - west side between Dubose and 14th Streets, Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 3532. Request for Conditional-Use Authorization to renew a nonconforming use (storage warehouse) under Planning Code Section 185 in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed) Zoning and a 50-X Height/Bulk District. No construction, alteration, expansion of the existing building or use is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for continuance to May 10, 2001)

 

2. 2000.1061E (WYCKO: 558-5972)

400 Paul Avenue - bounded by Paul Avenue, Third Street, Bayshore Boulevard and railroad spur track, Lot 14 of Assessor's Block 5431A. The proposal is an Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration for the demolition of an existing, 40-foot-high warehouse/distribution building, which totals approximately 89,400 gross square feet to be replaced by a newly constructed 65-foot-high structure with 339,300 gross square feet of space for Internet and telecommunication equipment and 155 off-street parking spaces. The proposed facilities would be warehouses for telecommunication switches and operational equipment that provides data services to Internet users. The proposed project is an allowed use within M-1 District and is situated within an Industrial Protection Zone.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to May 17, 2001)

 

3. 2000.1061C (MARTIN: 558-6616)

400 PAUL AVENUE - north side between Third Street and Bayshore Boulevard, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 5431A. Request for a Conditional-Use Authorization to demolish an existing industrial building which has not been vacant for more than fifteen months, in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the Industrial Protection Zone, per Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861 and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to May 24, 2001)

 

4. 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to May 24, 2001)

 

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of March 15, 2001

 

6. Commission Matters

 

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

 

7. Director's Announcements

 

8. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

 

D.                  REGULAR CALENDAR

 

9. (ARCE: 558-6332)

COW HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN GUIDELINES – Public Hearing and consideration of adoption of design guidelines for the Cow Hollow Neighborhood.

 

10. 2000.765E (PULON: 558-5978)

67-69 Turk Street - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration: The proposed project would construct a mixed-use building on the southeast corner of Turk and Taylor Streets. The proposed building would be approximately 96,984 gross square feet (gsf), accommodating 12,432 gsf of mechanical and maintenance space in the basement floor; 7,207 gsf of retail on the ground floor; 40,484 gsf of parking on floors 2-4; and 36,861 gsf of office on floors 5-7. The tenant parking garage would provide 76 parking spaces, without any loading spaces. The building would be 106 feet tall. Vehicular site access to the proposed parking garage would be from Taylor Street. Pedestrian street level site access to the retail and office spaces would be from Turk Street. The existing 84 parking spaces on a surface- and basement-level garage would be demolished. The project site, approximately 12,940 sf, is on Assessor's Block 0342 and Lot 011, in a C-3-G Zoning District and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

11a. 2000.190BX (LeBLANC: 558-6351)

201 SECOND STREET - southeast corner of Second Street and Howard Street, Lot 97 in Assessor’s Block 3736. Request under Planning Code Sections 320-325 for authorization to deduct up to 44,500 square feet of office space from the City’s Office Development Annual Limit. The proposal is for the construction of a 12-story, 160-foot-tall building with a total of approximately 60,000 gross square feet including up to 44,500 square feet of office space and approximately 7,700 square feet of retail and/or restaurant space. The project also includes a minimum of 1,020 square feet of open space. This project lies within a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and within the 350-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meetings of February 8, 2001 and March 8, 2001; and Re-noticed for March 15, 2001, because of change in project description. Project added 2 stories and 9,500 square feet of office space by request of applicant.)

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

11b. 2000.190BX (LeBLANC: 558-6351)

201 SECOND STREET - southeast corner of Second Street and Howard Street, Lot 97 in Assessor’s Block 3736. Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance and Exceptions, including an exception to the setback requirements of Section 132.1 of the Code for the construction of a 12-story, 160-foot-tall building with a total of approximately 60,000 gross square feet including up to 44,500 square feet of office space and approximately 7,700 square feet of retail and/or restaurant space. The project also includes a minimum of 1,020 square feet of open space. This project lies within a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District and within the 350-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 8, 2001, and March 8, 2001, and Re-noticed for March 15, 2001, because of change in project description. Project added 2 stories and 9,500 square feet of office space by request of applicant.)

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

12. 2000.613XC (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)

425 BATTERY STREET (aka 418 CLAY STREET) (BATTERY STREET HOTEL) - Assessor’s Block 206 Lots 003, 004, 005, west side of Battery Street between Clay Street and Merchant Street. Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determination of Compliance, and for exceptions as provided under Section 309.a to (1) allow no tour bus loading space where one such space is required and to (2) allow no setback from the interior property lines above the 90 foot building base where a 15 foot setback is required. This project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and within a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The project will demolish three existing mixed use office/retail buildings and construct an eleven story hotel with up to 348 rooms and ground floor retail.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Note: On April 12, 2001, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. A motion of intent to approve failed to carry by a vote +3 –1. Commissioner Chinchilla voted no. Commissioners Fay and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to April 26, 2001 by a vote +4 –0. Commissioners Fay and Joe were absent.

13. 2000.277XC (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)

425-427 BATTERY STREET (aka 418 CLAY STREET) (BATTERY STREET HOTEL) - Assessor’s Block 206 Lots 003, 004, 005, west side of Battery Street between Clay Street and Merchant Street. Request under Planning Code Section 219.b.ii for a hotel with up to 348 rooms. This project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and within a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The project will demolish three existing mixed use office/retail buildings and construct an eleven story hotel with up to 348 rooms and ground floor retail.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Note: On April 12, 2001, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. A motion of intent to approve failed to carry by a vote +3 –1. Commissioner Chinchilla voted no. Commissioners Fay and Joe were absent. The matter was continued to April 26, 2001 by a vote +4 –0. Commissioners Fay and Joe were absent.

14. 2000.1232C (MARTIN: 558-6616)

435 Harriet Street - east side between Brannan and Townsend Streets, Lot 077, Assessor’s Block 3784. Request for Conditional-Use Authorization under Section 817.73 of the Planning Code to install a total of three (3) panel antennae to be mounted inside the top of a new flagpole to be located at the north corner of the existing building, with the base transceiver station to be located on a platform to be screened within the building, as part of a wireless communication network in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk District. The Project Site meets Location Preference Number 4 (Preferred Location Site) of the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, as it is within an industrial structure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

 

 

15. 2001.0180C (LI: 558-6396)

601-603 LARKIN STREET - northwest corner at Eddy Street; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0740. Request for Conditional-Use Authorization pursuant to Section 249.5(d)(4)(C) of the Planning Code to establish a retail liquor store within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to allow Fox Liquors to move from its current location at 581-585 Eddy Street (aka 570 Larkin Street).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

s E.                  SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 3:30 p.m. 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 3:30 p.m., but have not been called or heard by 3:30 p.m., could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

 

16. 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) and Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

NOTE: On April 19, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed Public Hearing and continued the matter to April 26, 2001 to explore alternative parking solutions. Public Hearing will be open to address this issue only.

 

17. 2000.264CD (MARTIN: 558-6616)

1087 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side between 23rd and 25th Streets, Lot 049 in Assessor’s Block 4224. Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review for the demolition of an existing, vacant industrial building and construction of housing and space for production, distribution and repair businesses 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. NOTE: This project was previously noticed for hearing on February 22, 2001, and has since been modified. The previous notice stated that the ground and second stories would be occupied by office space.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2001)

NOTE: On April 19, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed Public Hearing and continued the matter to April 26, 2001 to explore alternative parking solutions. Public Hearing will be open to address this issue only.

 

18. 2001.0206D (S. SNYDER: 558-6543)

754 GATES STREET - last lot on the west side of Gates Street, south of the intersection of Gates Street and Crescent Avenue, on Lot 14 of Assessor’s Block 5813, requesting Discretionary Review on an application proposing to construct a new single-family dwelling on a vacant lot in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a


40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights South Slope Study Area. Subject to mandatory Discretionary Review per Planning Commission Resolution 14973.

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

 

19. 2000.734D (WANG: 558-6335)

255 SAN MARCOS AVENUE - south side on the west of Santa Rita Avenue; Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 2882. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2000/08/22/8494. The proposal is to demolish an existing attached garage and a portion of the current dwelling and construct a new attached garage and a second floor vertical addition, at the existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

20. 2000.046D (FALLAY: 558-6367)

2147 29TH AVENUE - west side between Quintara and Rivera Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 2188. Request for Discretionary Review on Building Permit Application No. 9912564 requesting to allow construction of a third-story, vertical addition to an existing two-story, single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District was denied. The Planning Commission, on January 11, 2001, took Discretionary Review and recommended to the Project Sponsor to construct a rear horizontal extension instead.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve horizontal extension in lieu of a vertical addition per Planning Commission's decision.

 

21. 2001.0198D (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

25 RICO WAY - between Avila Street and Retiro Way; Lot 0439A in Assessor's Block 052. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/11/03/4794. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-story residence and construct a new three-story single-family home in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as revised by the project sponsor.

22. 2001.0253D (JONES: 558-6477)

3868-96 NORIEGA STREET - northeast corner of Noriega Street between 46th and 47th Avenues; Lots 53, 54 and 55 in Assessor's Block 2004. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications: 9927325, 9937326, 9937327 for the demolition of a two-story structure and the construction of three, mixed-use buildings, each containing three residential units (total 9 units) over commercial space in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the 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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