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City and County of San Francisco

October 11, 2001

October 11, 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 11, 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.          (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 October 4, 2001)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to October 18, 2001)

          2.          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
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 20, 2001)
          (Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

3.          2001.1190C                      (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 September 20, 2001)
(Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

4.          2001.0897D                                (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    747 – 3rd STREET - northeast side between King and Townsend Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 3794 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a  Dance Hall Keeper / Place of Entertainment Police Permit at a property within the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution Number 14844.The subject property is an existing restaurant and bar ( Curve Bar and Restaurant') located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 105-F Height and Bulk District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, and the proposed Ballpark Vicinity SUD.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

          5.          2001.0254D (CABREROS: 558-6169)
                    3040 STEINER STREET - east side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 050 in Assessor’s Block 0534 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9913355S, proposing to construct a one-story penthouse measuring approximately 10x15 feet (150 square feet) on top of the flat roof of the existing two-unit building, with access to a new 300 square-foot roof deck to contain a spa in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
(Continued from Regular Meeting August 16, 2001)
(Proposed for Continuance to December 13, 2001)

6.          2001.0774D                                                             (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)
1 SOUTH PARK - southwest corner at 2nd Street, Lot 7 in Assessor’s Block 3775 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/08/26/8986 proposing to construct an additional floor within the existing building, change the use from manufacturing to business service use (for a total of 55,791 gross square feet of new business service use), and provide 28 attendant parking spaces. The property is within an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, a Mixed-use Housing Zone, and the South End Historic District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to December 20, 2001)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          7.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 16, and 23, 2001.

          8.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9.          Director's Announcements

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

11.          1999.885C                                                                       (CHIN: 575-6897)
679 - 24TH AVENUE - Design revision to the Sprint PCS installation approved on May 15, 2001 on Pacific Gas & Electric’s Substation K. This revision includes the reduction in diameter of the two fiberglass cylinders on the roof from 14 inches to 6.25 inches without the addition of a parapet.

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR
          
          12a.          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 (1) demolish a single-family dwelling, (2) construct a building exceeding 40 feet in a Residential District, and (3) exception to exceed the base height limit of 80 feet. The proposed project is the construction an eight-story, 103 foot tall, seven unit condominium building, in a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, 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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 23, 2001)
          
          12b.          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, 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.          
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 23, 2001)

          13.          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
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2001)

14.          2001.0595C                                                             (WOODS: 558-6315)          
3478 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Locust and Laurel Streets, Lot 12 in Assessor’s Block 1019 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.2, 303 and 713.21 to exceed the permitted use size of 5,999 sq. ft. for the expansion of an existing business or professional service use (Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.) from approximately 3,175 square feet to approximately 7,606 square feet in an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.          
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

          15.          2001.0552C          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    4610 MISSION STREET - north side of Mission Street, between San Juan Avenue and Norton Street, Lot 003 Assessor’s Block 3206 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization by Metro PCS to install a wireless telecommunications facility pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83, which includes the installation of eight panel antennas, one GPS antenna and associated equipment cabinets 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 September 13, 2001)
          
16a.          2001.0685CR                                                                       (SMITH: 558-6322)
135 SANCHEZ STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE STATION #6) - east side of the street between 14th and Market Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 3542- Request by Metro PCS for a General Plan Referral pursuant to Section 4.105 of the City/County Charter to install nine panel antennas, one GPS antenna, and ten equipment cabinets on the rooftop of a fire station located in a P (Public Use) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of Consistency with the General Plan

16b.          2001.0685CR                                                              (SMITH: 558-6322)
135 SANCHEZ STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE STATION #6), east side of the street between 14th and Market Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 3542- Request by Metro PCS for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 234.2 and 209.6 (b) to install nine panel antennas, one GPS antenna, and ten equipment cabinets on the rooftop of a fire station located in a P (Public Use) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Location Preference 1 site according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, as it is a publicly used structure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

E.          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.          2001.0596DDDDD (CABREROS: 558-6169)
760 EL CAMINO DEL MAR - north side between Lake Street and 30th Avenue, Lot 2C in Assessor’s Block 1307 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2000/1130/6911 and 2000/1130/6904 proposing to demolish an existing single-family house and construct a new 12,032 square-foot single-family house. The new house is proposed to be two stories in height (26’-6" from grade to top of parapet) at its street frontage with two additional below-grade levels exposed at the rear of the house on a down sloping lot. The project site is within an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 13, 2001)

18.          2001.0703D                                                              (SMITH: 558-6322)
1151 CHURCH STREET - east side of the street between 23rd and 24th Streets , Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 3650 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001/02/06/1454 and 2001/02/06/1455, proposing to demolish an existing one-story over basement, single-family dwelling and construct a four-story over two basement levels five unit building with a stair penthouse at the rear that extends 8’-0" above the height of the roof, located in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with           modifications.

19.          2001.0773D                                                                       (JONES: 558-6477)
                    154 DEL VALE AVENUE - south side between Encline Court and Arroyo Way; Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 2949A - Request for a Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2000/10/11/2649 to construct a new third story and a rear horizontal addition to the existing two story, single-family dwelling 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. Approve the building permit as revised.

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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