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October 04, 2001

October 04, 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, October 4, 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

1.          2001.0336C                                                   (FU: 558-6613)
3579 FOLSOM/495 CHAPMAN - at the intersection of Folsom and Chapman Streets. Lot 42 in Assessor's Block 5627 - Request for authorization of a Conditional Use for the creation of one lot with a width of fewer than 25 feet in an RH-1 and an area of less than 1,750 square feet in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, per Section 121 of the Planning Code, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 6, 2001)
(Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

          2.          2001.0502C          (SANCHEZ: 558-667)
                    4715-4723 GEARY BOULEVARD - southside between 11th and 12th Avenues; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 1533 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment on the rooftop and an equipment shelter on the ground level of an existing six story, mixed-use (residential above commercial) building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 5 (Mixed-Use Building in High Density Districts).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 16, 2001)
          (Proposed for Continuance to November 8, 2001)

          3.          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
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2001)
          (Proposed for Continuance to October 18, 2001)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5.          Director's Announcements

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


D.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION -- PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
                    
7a.          2000.272EXC                                                   (LeBLANC: 558-6351)
185 POST STREET - the southeast corner of Post Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 310 - CEQA Findings, and Request under Planning Code Section 309 for Determinations of Compliance for Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/30/0246S and Request for Exceptions including: (1) an exception to the rear yard requirement as permitted in Code Section 134(d); (2) an exception to ground level wind current standards as permitted in Section 148; (3) an exception to the base height limit in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District as permitted in Section 263.8, (4) an exception to the required sun access angle (or setback) pursuant to Section 146(b) and (5) an exception to the freight loading requirements as permitted in Section 161(I). This project lies within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District, and is within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter (KMMS) Conservation District. The Project also requires conditional use authorization for office use in a C-3-R Zoning District (see Case No. 2000.272EXC, below).
NOTE: On September 6, 2001, after public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. A motion of intent to approve passed by a vote of +6 –0. Commissioner Chinchilla was absent. The Commission requested that Department staff draft a Motion with CEQA Findings and Findings for Approval of the Section 309 Review to be considered on October 4, 2001. (See also conditional use authorization, item b. below).

7b.          2000.272EXC                                                             (LeBLANC: 558-6351)
185 POST STREET - the southeast corner of Post Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 18 in Assessor’s Block 310 - Request for Conditional Use authorization for office use in a C-3-R Zoning District. The project would demolish a six-story structure on the site and construct a 10-story, 130-foot tall building containing approximately 40,000 gross square feet including 10,900 square feet of retail space, 6,700 square feet of office and showroom space, approximately 2,170 square feet of publicly-accessible open space, one dwelling unit and 18,500 square feet of other space including mechanical equipment and pedestrian circulation areas. The office and showroom space would be on floors seven, eight and nine of the building. The Project also requires a determination of compliance and approval of exceptions pursuant to Section 309. See Case 2000.272EXC above.
NOTE: On September 6, 2001, after public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. A motion of intent to approve passed by a vote of +6 –0. Commissioner Chinchilla was absent. The approval of the Conditional Use authorization is subject to the project’s Section 309 application also being considered (see item a. above).

          8.          2000.581C           (SMITH: 558-6322)
                    455 & 457 BUENA VISTA AVENUE EAST - east side of the street between Upper Terrace and Park Hill Avenue, Lot 270 (formerly Lots 059 & 060) in Assessor’s Block 2607- Request for Conditional Use Authorization for dwelling unit density at a density ratio of one dwelling unit per 1,000 square feet of lot area per Planning Code Section 209.1(h) to construct one four unit building in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2001)
NOTE: On August 16, 2001, the Commission continued this matter to August 16, 2001 in order to request the attendance of a DBI representative and the engineer who prepared the demolition report by a vote +6 –0. Public hearing remained open. Commissioner Theoharis was absent.
NOTE: On September 20, 2001, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. A motion of intent to disapproved passed by a vote of +5 –2. Commissioners Joe and Lim voted no. Final language 10/04/01

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR
                    
9.          (GREEN: 558-6411)
                    Discussion and consideration of proposed amendments to the Planning Commission's Inclusionary Housing Policy.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 20, 2001)

10.          2001.0583C                     (TAM: 558-6325)
557 CASTRO STREET - east side of Castro Street, between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 63 in Assessor's Block 3583 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow the establishment of a financial service use (Wells Fargo Bank), approximately 3,800 square feet, on the ground floor of an existing two-story building, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 715.49 and 715.21, in the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions          
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 27, 2001)

          11.                    2001.0749C                                                                        (JONES: 558-6477)
103 BROAD STREET - south side of Broad Street between Plymouth and Capitol Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 7113 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the establishment of a community service facility operated by the San Francisco Police Department in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District pursuant to Planning Code section 710.83. The proposal will not alter the existing structure. The Community Service Center is proposed to be operated on City leased property.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 27, 2001)

12.          2001.0581C                                                                        (SMITH: 558-6322)
1633-37 TARAVAL STREET - south side of the street between 26th and 27th Avenues, Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 2399 - Request by Sprint PCS for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.83 to install two antennas on the rooftop and five equipment cabinets in the garage of a mixed-use building located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and 65-A Height and Bulk District. As per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, the subject site is a Location Preference 5 (Mixed Use Building in High Density District).
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 6, 2001)
Note: On September 6, 2001, the Commission continued this matter to October 4, 2001 to allow the project sponsor to conduct further neighborhood outreach and conduct at least two more neighborhood meetings by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Joe voted no. Commissioner Chinchilla was absent.

13.          2001.0471C                                (SMITH: 558-6322)
2276-2282 MARKET STREET - north side of the street between Noe and 15th Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 3560 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 721.21 for use size expansion of an existing Tower Records retail store into the adjacent vacant storefront at the ground level previously occupied by NaNas and increase the occupied floor area of the use from 11,068 square feet to 14,439 square feet, located in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          14.          2000.0173C (MILLER: 558-6344)
500 FRANCISCO STREET (A.K.A. 401-499 BAY STREET & 501-599 BAY STREET) - north side between Mason Street and Columbus Avenue, Lot 1 in both Assessor’s Blocks 42 and 43 -- Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT to construct up to 341 units of affordable multi-family and senior housing (after demolition of an existing 229-unit public housing project) with related support services including a child-care facility, community space with a computer learning center for residents, and ancillary commercial space, requiring modifications of Planning Code standards for rear yards, off-street parking and off-street loading, in an RM-3 (Mixed Residential, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Hearing of August 16, 2001)

15a.          2001.0642CR                               (VELLVE: 558-6263)
1000 OCEAN (AKA 11 PHELAN - SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #15) - north side between Phelan and Plymouth Avenues, Lot 001, Assessor's Block 3180 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 234.2 and 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three panel antennas on the tower of an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) and related equipment at ground level within a P (Public) and an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, and within 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts respectively. The fire station and proposed antennas/related equipment are located within the portion of the lot zoned as a P District. The subject site is a Location Preference 1 (Preferred Location – Publicly-Used Structure).
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2001

15b.          2001.0642CR                               (VELLVE: 558-6263)
1000 OCEAN (AKA 11 PHELAN – SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #15) - north side between Phelan and Plymouth Avenues, Lot 001, Assessor’s Block 3180 - General Plan Referral to install a total of three panel antennas on the tower of an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) and related equipment at ground level within a P (Public) and an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning Districts, and within 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts respectively.
Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of consistency with the General Plan
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2001)

16.          2001.0446C                                                             (CABREROS: 558-6169)
6901 GEARY BOULEVARD - southwest corner of Geary Boulevard and 33rd Avenue in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1511 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 710.11 for a lot size exceeding 5,000 square feet within an NC-1 District. The proposal is the construction of a new, 40-foot tall, four-story building with basement consisting of approximately 44,124 gross square feet (gsf) of which 4,452 gsf would be for retail use on the ground floor. The project includes 15 residential units with 16 independently accessible off-street parking spaces.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions





F.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:00 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 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          17.          2001.0559D          (FU: 558-6613)
                    337-339 MISSISSIPPI STREET - on the west side of Mississippi Street, north of the intersection of Mississippi and 19th Streets, on Lot 15 of Assessor’s Block 4039 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/16/6901 proposing to merge a two-unit dwelling into a one-unit dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution 16078.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and do not approve the project as submitted.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 16, 2001)

          18.          2001.0534DDDDDD          (WANG: 558-6335)
                    18-28 MIGUEL STREET - north side between Beacon and Bemis/Fairmont Streets, Lot 048 and 049 in Assessor's Block 7542 ﷓ Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2000/09/15/0713 and 2000/09/15/0714 to construct one new three﷓story over garage, single﷓family dwelling on each of the two vacant lots in an RH﷓1 (Residential, House, Single﷓Family Dwelling) District and a 40﷓X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 27, 2001)
          
                    19a.                    2001.0801DV                                                   (PURVIS: 558-6354)
1129 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 7th and 8th Streets; Lot 99 in Assessor’s Block 3755 - Mandatory Discretionary Review (per Resolution No. 16202) by the Planning Commission of Building Permit Application No. 200106252268 for the proposed conversion of approximately 1,600 square feet of business service space into a single residential unit within the Industrial Protection Zone. The owner, who operates a business on the site, would occupy this unit. The unit would require variances or exceptions from rear yard and open space requirements of the Planning Code. One off-street parking space would be provided. The site is within an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D.R. Approve the building permit.

          19b.          2001.0801DV (PURVIS: 558-6354)
1129 FOLSOM STREET - Section 134 of the Planning Code requires a rear yard of 25 percent of the lot depth for all dwelling units within the SLR District. The proposal would provide no rear yard space, but would provide 87 square feet of open space at the rear of the lot. Section 135 requires that open space for dwelling units in the SLR District must be at least 36 sf in size, with at least 30 percent of its perimeter unobstructed, and face onto an open area of at least 15 feet in every horizontal dimension. The proposed unit would have open space obstructed by a security gate and would face onto Decker Alley, which is only 10 feet wide. Section 140 requires that all dwelling units face on an open area of at least 25 feet in width or a Code-complying rear yard. The subject unit would meet this requirement only subject to the Zoning Administrator granting a rear yard variance. Alternatively, the Zoning Administrator has the authority under Section 307(g) to grant exceptions from rear yard and open space requirements in South of Market Districts.
                    

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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