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City and County of San Francisco
August 02, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, August 2, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis
Vice President: William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;
Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

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, Suite 500, 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 Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 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;

                      Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.

A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

        1a. 2001.0202CV (LI: 558-6396)

          136-142 TAYLOR STREET - east side between Eddy and Turk Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0340: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to reduce the off-street parking requirement for a six-unit residential building within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

              (Proposed for Continuance to August 9, 2001)

      1b. 2001.0202CV (LI: 558-6396)

          136-142 TAYLOR STREET - east side between Eddy and Turk Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0340: -- Rear yard, usable open space, and dwelling unit exposure variances sought. The proposal is to convert a vacant commercial building to a mixed-use building containing six dwelling units above ground-floor retail space within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building. The Planning Code requires the provision of a rear yard (Section 134), usable open space (Section 135), and dwelling unit exposure (Section 140). The project will not provide a rear yard or usable open space, and three of the dwelling units would not have the proper required exposure.

              (Proposed for Continuance to August 9, 2001)

      2. 2000.1315C (M. SNYDER 575-6891)

          52 SHERIDAN STREET - north side between 9th and 10th Streets, Lot 34 in Assessor’s Block 3519 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 816.13 to demolish an existing single family house. The project would also include the construction of a new 50-foot tall, 75-feet deep building that would contain four dwelling units and one commercial unit. The property is within an SLR (Service / Light Industrial / Residential Mixed Use) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and a Mixed-Use Housing Zone (as designated in Planning Commission Resolution 14861).

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          (Proposed for Continuance to August 9, 2001)

      3. 2001.1190D (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

          2801-2825 CALIFORNIA STREET - southwest corner at Divisadero Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1028 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and GPS receiver on the roof with related connection to an equipment shelter within the basement of an existing three-story, mixed-use building, as part of Sprint PCS’s wireless telecommunications network within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 5 as it is a mixed-use building within a high-density district.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 21, 2001)

      (Proposed for continuance to September 20, 2001)

    4a. 2000.497CV (CHIN: 575-6897)

          611 JONES STREET - west side of Jones Street near the northwest corner of Jones and Geary; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0304 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 249.5(c)(14), 253(a) and 263.7 of the Planning Code to demolish a single-family dwelling and construct an eight-story, 103 foot tall, eight unit condominium building, in a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined Districts, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Special Use District-1 and an 80-130-T Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

              (Proposed for Continuance to August 23, 2001)

        4b. 2000.497CV (CHIN: 575-6897)

          611 JONES STREET - west side of Jones Street near the northwest corner of Jones and Geary; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0304: -- REAR YARD VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to demolish a single family dwelling and construct an eight-story, 103 foot tall, seven unit condominium building, in a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined Districts, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Residential Special Use District -1 and a 80-130-T Height and Bulk District. Section 134(a)(1) of the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard of 21 feet 10 inches for the subject property, measured from the rear property line. The proposed building would encroach into the required rear yard by amounts varying approximately from 6 to 15 feet, thereby requiring a rear yard variance.

              (Proposed for Continuance to August 23, 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

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

8. 2000.306C (TAM: 558-6325)

          215 CHURCH STREET - east side of Church Street, between Market and 15th Streets; Lot 64 in Assessor’s Block 3544. Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow a full-service restaurant (CHOW) to expand to greater than 3,000 square feet in floor area by the creation of an outdoor activity area, approximately 238 square feet in area, at the rear of the building in the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 80-B Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 721.21 and 721.24. This request also includes an amendment to a previously approved Special Use authorization (81.526U) to increase the seating capacity from 40 to 68 seats, including outdoor seating, and to extend hours of operation from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 19, 2001)

      9. 2000.1275C (TAM: 558-6325)

        401 TARAVAL STREET - southwest corner of Taraval Street and 14th Avenue; Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 2411. Request for Conditional Use authorization to install a total of three panel antennae on the building rooftop and an interior equipment shelter in the basement of an existing two-story over basement commercial office building as part of a wireless telecommunication network (Sprint PCS), pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height

        and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 3.

        Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2001)

      10. 2001.0641C (FU: (558-6613)

          1275 MISSION STREET - south side, between 8th and 9th Streets, Lot 075 in Assessor’s Block 3728: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 816.21, to allow an assembly and social service use as defined by Planning Code Section 890.50(a), in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Used) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk designation.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      11. 2001.0479EC (SIDER: 558-6697)

          1875 MARIN STREET and 1990 EVANS AVENUE - a generally rectangular area comprising the majority of the land on the block bounded by Marin and Napoleon Streets, Evans Avenue, and the Cal-Train Right-of-Way/Interstate 280; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor’s Block 4347A: Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the demolition of industrial buildings resulting in displacement under the Interim Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) adopted by Planning Commission Motion Numbers 14861 and 14887. The project proposes the demolition of approximately 116,000 square feet of industrial space and the construction of an approximately 111,000 square foot distribution facility to be occupied by Federal Express. The existing industrial businesses on-site employ 16 people, while the proposed use will provide approximately 165 jobs. The 4.2 acre site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

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

12. 2001.0200DDDDD (BORDEN: 558-6321)

          738 DUNCAN STREET - north side between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 6A in Assessor’s Block 6588 -Request for Discretionary Review of a proposal, under Building Permit Application No. 2000/06/16/2894 to add an additional story to the existing building and to construct a 9’ deep x 22’ wide 2-story addition at the rear of the building in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A stair and landing are proposed in the 3’ set back at the west side of the rear addition.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take discretionary review and approve the building permit application with modifications.

      13. 2001.0633DD (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)

          598 MISSOURI STREET - west side between 20th and 22nd Streets, Lots 005, 006 and 007 in Assessor’s Block 4100 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos.2001-01-03-9033, 9046, 9034, 9036, 9048, 9050, 9045, 9056, 9047, 9060 and 9040, proposing to construct 11 two-unit structures (on three vacant lots between 550 and 628 Missouri Street) in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

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:____

      The Planning Department

      City and County of

      San Francisco

      1660 Mission Street, Suite 500

      San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

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