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City and County of San Francisco
August 09, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, August 9, 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 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.

  1. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

1. 2000.1217C (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)

1100-1126 Polk Street (AKA: 1092 Post Street) - northeast corner of Post and Polk Streets; Lot 12 in Assessor’s Block 692 - 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 bar, d.b.a. The Lush Lounge, as required by Planning Code Section 723.48 in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to August 23, 2001)

2. 2001.0522C (SIROIS: 558-6313)

965 GENEVA AVENUE - south side of Geneva Avenue between London and Paris Streets, Lot 010 Assessor’s Block 6409. Request by Metro PCS for Conditional Use authorization to install a wireless telecommunications facility pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83 which includes the installation of nine panel antennas, one GPS antenna and equipment cabinets at the Apollo Theater which is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Preference Location 4.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to September 6, 2001)

3. 2001.0327C (WOODS: 558-6315)

2038 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues, Lot 32 in Assessor’s Block 1412 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 717.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing two-story building containing retail on the ground floor and two dwelling units on the second floor and construct a new, four-story building containing three parking spaces on the ground floor and three dwelling units above the ground floor in the Outer Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to September 13, 2001)

4a. 2001.0584CV (FU: 558-6613)

154-174 CAPP STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets, Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 3570 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21, and pursuant to Section 121.1 to allow a non-residential use, a sewing shop, occupying more than 6,000 square feet in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 26, 2001)

Note: On July 26, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and took the following actions:

ACTION No. 1: Motion to continue for 30 days. This motion failed by a vote of +2-4 (Commissioners Baltimore, Fay, Joe and Lim voted No; Commissioner Theoharis was absent).

ACTION No. 2: Motion to approve with the condition that the space be used for a sewing factory only. Any other use would require project to come back to the Planning Commission. This motion failed by a vote of +3-3 (Commissioners Chinchilla, Fay and Salinas voted No; Commissioner Theoharis was absent).

ACTION No. 3: Project Continued to August 9, 2001 to allow absent Commissioner to review and participate. This motion passed by a vote of +6-0).

(PROJECT WITHDRAWN)

4b. 2001.0548CV (FU: 558-6613)

154-174 CAPP STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 3570 in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. The proposal is to permit the conversion of an industrial building to a non-profit health center, the Native American Health Center, at the second level without providing the required additional parking spaces. Section 151 of the Planning Code requires that one off-street parking space be provided for each 300 square feet of occupied floor area in a NC-3 Zoning District. The Native American Health Center would occupy 9,800 square feet of floor area. Based on the floor area, 33 off-street parking spaces would be required. The existing three-story building has a parking deficiency of 20 spaces, which results in a net increase of 13 required spaces. The applicant proposes no additional parking spaces.

Note: On July 26, 2001, the Zoning Administrator continued this matter to August 9, 2001.

(Continued to the next Variance Hearing on August 22, 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. 2001.0602TZ (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601/LORD: 558-6311)

COMMUNITY PLAN AREAS – Consideration of adoption of a resolution establishing community plan areas. Following the expiration of the IPZ Interim Controls on August 5, 2001, community planning for the areas in and around the IPZ Interim Control sections of the City should be conducted. The community planning areas identified in hearings on July 12th and July 19th, of this year are portions of the City and County of San Francisco where modifications to the existing permanent zoning controls need to be considered. This draft resolution proposes the boundaries for these community plan areas.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution establishing the community plan areas.

9. 2001.0602TZ (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601/LORD: 558-6311)

INDUSTRIAL ZONE – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES – Consideration of adoption of a resolution establishing policies and procedures for the industrially zoned portions of San Francisco. The IPZ Interim Controls expiring on August 5, 2001 have encouraged housing developments in identified mixed-use housing zones and preserved PDR uses in the Industrial Protection Zones. As the interim controls expire, policies and procedures need to be considered by the Planning Commission until such time that permanent Zoning controls can be developed within the community plan areas. Noticed Planning Commission hearings were conducted on draft policy proposals on July 12th and July 19th of this year.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Resolution adopting policies and procedures for the industrially zoned portions of San Francisco.

10. 2000.1279C (TAM: 558-6325)

522-524 CLIPPER STREET - north side between Diamond and Douglass Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 6545 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 121(f) to allow the subject lot to be subdivided into two lots. One of the newly created lots will have a width of 19 feet, which is less than the required 25-foot minimum. The proposal also includes construction of a new four-story, single-family dwelling on the newly created 19-foot wide lot. The property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 26, 2001)

Note: On July 26, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the case to August 9, 2001 to allow the project architect to submit revised architectural drawings and to have a representative from the Building Department attend the hearing. The Vote was +6 –0. Commissioner Theoharis was absent.

11. 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-foot 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2001)

12. 2000.1104C (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

488 BRYANT STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Street, Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 3763. Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 817.73 and 227(h) to install three panel antennas on the building rooftop and related backup equipment within the building in an SLI (Service Light Industrial Mixed-Use) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This is a Preference Location 4.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 26, 2001)

13. 2000.1141C (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

2346-2348 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 24th and 25th Avenues; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 1409 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 717.39 to allow the demolition of an existing mixed-use building with a residential unit at the second floor and under Planning Code Section 161(j) to allow the construction of a four-story mixed-use building (four residential units and one commercial unit) without the four required residential parking spaces, within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 19, 2001)

14a. 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2001)

14b. 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 required exposure. The application for variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2001)

15a. 2001.0674CD (MARTIN: 558-6616)

419 - 14th STREET - south side, between Valencia and Guerrero Streets; Lot 31 in Assessor’s Block 3546 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to: (1) allow a third dwelling unit to be located on the second floor of an existing three-story building with commercial on the ground floor and two legal dwelling units on the third floor, without the required off-street parking space for the new dwelling unit, per Section 161(j) of the Planning Code; and to: (2) allow a market-rate dwelling unit per the Mission District Interim Controls, within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict.

Preliminary recommendation: Approve with Conditions.

15b. 2001.0674CD (MARTIN: 558-6616)

419 - 14th STREET - south side, between Valencia and Guerrero Streets; Lot 31 in Assessor’s Block 3546 -- Mandatory Discretionary Review for a change of use to a legal dwelling unit on the second floor of an existing three-story building with commercial on the ground floor and two legal dwelling units on the third floor, pursuant to the Mission District Interim Controls, within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict.

Preliminary recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

E. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 5:00 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing 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 5:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 5:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

16. 2001.0497DD (WOODS: 558-6315)

2408-10 UNION STREET - north side between Scott and Pierce Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor’s Block 536 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/0122/0297 to add an additional story and a horizontal addition at the rear of an existing three-story, two-unit building located within 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 revised by the project sponsor.

17. 2000.0194D (SIDER: 558-6697)

2121 EVANS AVENUE – Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2000.07.20.4210 and 2000.07.20.4204 (demo permits) and 2000.06.26.3720S (alteration permit) for the property at 2121 Evans Avenue, west side, between Cesar Chavez and Napoleon Streets, Assessor’s Block 4343, Lot 001B, proposing to demolish three existing industrial sheds totaling about 6,724 gross square feet and replace them with an additional 88,653 gross square feet of space containing approximately 82,985 gross square-feet of industrial use and 1,746 gross square feet of retail use, pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution 14861. The subject property is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, a 65-J Height and Bulk District, and the Industrial Protection Zone.

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

18. 2000.0933D (CABREROS: 558-6169)

517 HICKORY STREET – south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Lot 013A in Assessor’s Block 0829. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/05/18/0428 proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition to an existing three-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

19. 2001.0509D (CABREROS: 558-6169)

3016 PIERCE STREET – east side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 0514. Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Buildling Permit Application No. 2001/04/02/5739, proposing to merge an existing two-unit building into a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the application.

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:

The Planning Department
City and County of San Francisco
1660 Mission Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

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