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November 15, 2001

November 15, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, November 15, 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. Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators 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.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

          1.          2001.0062E          (CHAN: 558-5982)
491 BAYSHORE BOULEVARD – Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Assessor's Block 5598, Lots 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, and 28. The proposed project would demolish the vacant buildings, totaling 107,372 square feet (sq.ft.) and construct a home improvement store (Home Depot). The main store would be two stories, approximately 129,581 sq.ft. with a 10,088-sq.-ft. enclosed green house. The proposed project also includes an 8,550-sq.-ft. outdoor-garden center. The total project size would be approximately 148,219 sq.ft. The building would be approximately 40 feet in height. A parking garage consisting of three-levels of parking totaling 550 parking spaces would also be constructed on this 5.73-acre site. Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Bayshore Boulevard, where Cortland Avenue dead-ends into Bayshore Boulevard. The site is within the Planning Commission's adopted Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) and is located in a M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district and within a 65-J height and bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
(Proposed for Continuance to December 6, 2001)

          2.          2001.0502C                                                    (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
4715 - 4723 GEARY BOULEVARD - south side 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) 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 Location Preference 5 (Mixed-Use Building in High Density Districts).
          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending          
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2001)
          (Proposed for Continuance to January 24, 2002)
          
          3.          2001.0700C          (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)
501- 507 HOWARD STREET - southwest corner at Howard and First Streets, Lot 121 (formerly lots 1, 2, 3A, 4 and 116) in Assessor's Block 3736 - Request for temporary two year Conditional Use authorization for a public commercial surface parking lot in a C-3-0(SD) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct a temporary expansion to an existing parking lot on the subject vacant site. The Conditional Use authorization would be valid for two years only as an interim use. The Site consists of (5) five former lots merged into a new lot. The existing surface parking lot occupies 56% or 16,500 square feet of the 29,715 square foot newly merged lot. The proposal would expand the temporary parking use to cover the entire site. The parking capacity will be increased by 15 cars, for a total of 110 self-park spaces, including five handicapped spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 18, 2001)
PROJECT WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of September 6, 2001.

          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

8.                    (GREEN: 558-6411)
          Modified Work Program/Budget for FY 2001-2002.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)

          9.          YOUNG COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS
                    Presentation by the Young Community Developers Incorporated. Introduction of who they are and what they do. They will also discuss how the planning process impact their economic growth.

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          10.          2000.938X          (LeBLANC: 558-6351)
60 SPEAR STREET - southwest corner at Mission Street, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 3712, - Request under Planning Code Section 309(g) for the Planning Commission Review related to Compliance with Sections 138 and 138.1 for the Project proposed in Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/14/8349, which consists of the expansion of an existing 5,305 square-foot ground floor retail space. An existing arcade area of approximately 3,155 square feet along Spear and Mission Streets would be enclosed and incorporated into the retail space, resulting in a total ground floor retail area of approximately 8,460 square feet. The total gross floor area of the building (pursuant to Section 102.9) with the expanded ground floor retail space would be 150,491 square feet, for an F.A.R. of 8:1. The Project lies within a C-3-O Zoning District and an 84-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Deny request for hearing

                    11a.          2000.383CX           (LIGHT: 558-6254)          
72 ELLIS STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Street, Lot 11, in Assessor’s Block 327 - Request under Planning Code Section 216(b)(i) for a Conditional Use authorization to allow construction of an 11-story, 125-foot tall hotel containing approximately 156 rooms, lobby, small accessory meeting rooms, and a restaurant in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) zoning district, an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. The site is currently used as a surface parking lot.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    
                    11b.          2000.383CX           (LIGHT: 558-6254)          
72 ELLIS STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Street, Lot 11, in Assessor’s Block 327 - Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance for a project exceeding 75’-0" in height and 50,000 square feet, and also seeking Exceptions, including a height exception in the 80-130-F Height and Bulk district (Section 263.8), and a bulk exception (Section 272). The proposed project is for construction of an 11-story, 125-foot tall hotel containing approximately 156 rooms, lobby, small accessory meeting rooms, and a restaurant in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) zoning district, an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. The site is currently used as a surface parking lot. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 313, the Department has determined that the project would result in the net addition of approximately 76,554 square feet of gross floor area hotel use, requiring compliance with the Jobs-Housing Linkage Program.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          12.          2001.0689B          (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)
250 BRANNAN STREET - (Historical Name: H.S. Crocker Building), north side between Delancey Street (1st Street) and 2nd Street, Lot 25 in Assessor’s Block 3774. The building is a contributory structure to the South End Historic District. Request for office space allocation under Planning Code Sections 313, 314, and 320-325. The proposal includes converting 113,540 gross square feet of business service use to office use in an existing three story-over-basement warehouse structure. The property is within an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the South End Historic District.
Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                    13.          2001.0913L           (HASTIE: 558-6381)
          128 KING STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Assessor’s Block 3744, Lot 23 - A contributory building to the South End Historic District. Built in 1913, this three-story brick structure was originally used as a dried fruit warehouse, and is currently used for office, retail and restaurant uses. The building is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, and is in a 105-F Height and Bulk District. Consideration of landmark designation and adoption of a resolution recommending landmark designation of the Garcia & Maggini Warehouse at 128 King Street as Landmark No. 229.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a resolution approving landmark designation and recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve the landmark designation.

          14.          2001.0605C           (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    510 FREDERICK STREET - north side between Willard and Stanyan Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 1263 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 710.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and related equipment on the rooftop and an equipment shelter on the basement level of an existing four-story, mixed-use (residential above commercial) building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) 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 Location Preference 2 (co-location site).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2001)

15.          2000.1190C                      (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: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 25, 2001)

          16.          2001.0713C          (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - west side at Jackson Street; Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 0595 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment on the rooftop of an existing seven-story, wholly commercial building, as part of Metro PCS's wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, the Van Ness Special Use District, and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 2 (co-location site).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2001)

          17.          2001.0790C          (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
                    1745 TARAVAL STREET - (between 27th and 28th Avenues), Assessor's Block 2398 (Lot 041) - Request under Planning Code Sections 711.42 for Conditional Use Approval for a full service restaurant. This project is for a 1,800 square foot full service restaurant on the ground floor of the existing building. This project lies within a NC-2, Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District, the Taraval Street Restaurant and Fast Food Sub district, and within the 80-B Height and Bulk District
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    
          18.          2001.0909C          (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)
                    1800 - 1820 SAN JOSE AVENUE - west side of San Jose Avenue, between Colonial Way and Santa Rosa Avenue, Lot 031 Assessor’s Block 3144A - Request to modify a condition of a previously granted conditional use (Case No. 2001.0092C Motion No. 16209) that required the provision of three affordable housing units for an 18-unit mixed use project. The request is to modify the condition pursuant to Section 303 (e) of the Planning Code from three (3) units of affordable housing to two (2) units. The proposal remains the same as previously presented to the Planning Commission on August 8, 2001, which is to demolish a service station pursuant to Planning Code Section 228.3, and to develop 18 residential units and approximately 1600 square feet of ground floor commercial spaces in two buildings on two lots greater than 5000 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.11 and 121.1.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation, Request Relates Solely to Implementation of Commission Policy.

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:30 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 4:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          19.          2001.0917DD          (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    725 CAROLINA STREET - east side between 20TH and 22ND Streets, Lot 047 in Assessor’s Block 4097 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application numbers 2000.12.22.8567 and 2000.12.22.8564 proposing to demolish an existing single-family house and construct a new two-family dwelling 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.
                    NOTE: On October 25, 2001, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing on the original project. The project was continued to November 15, 2001 by a vote of +5 -1. Public Comment remains open on any new proposal. Commissioner Chinchilla voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent.

          20.          2001.0787D           (MILLER: 558-6344)
                    2928 LARKIN STREET - east side between Bay and North Point Streets, Lot 018A in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9923712, proposing to construct a new four-story, two-unit residential building with a two-car garage in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)

          21.          2001.0848DDDD           (CABREROS: 558-6169)
                    2115 BROADWAY - south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0580 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/16/6944 to demolish an existing single-family residence and Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/16/6943S to construct a new 40-foot tall, 2-unit building with two parking spaces in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 8, 2001)
                    
          22.          2001.0784D          (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    1217 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - east side between 23rd and 24th Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 4214 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001/04/06/6213 proposing to merge two legal dwellings into one dwelling unit in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.

          23.          2001.0680D          (JONES: 558-6477)
                    3707 – 22ND AVENUE - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets, Lot 41 in Assessor’s Block 3626 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/03/19/4632, proposing to add a new garage, reduce the existing 2nd-story rear deck, and construct a rear extension beneath the reduced deck at the 1st-story 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 building permit as submitted.


          24.          2001.0780D          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    148 IDORA AVENUE - north side of Idora Avenue, between Garcia Avenue and Laguna Honda Boulevard, Lot 012, Assessor’s Block 2917 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/01/0524, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition on an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, One-Family, Detached House) District and a 40-X height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approved project as proposed.

          25.          2001.0761D          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
                    60 AGUA WAY - north side of Agua Way, between Chaves Avenue and Terresita Boulevard, Lot 020, Assessor’s Block 2959 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/21/9693, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal addition, a new deck and stairs at the rear of the existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, One-Family, Detached House) District and a 40-X height and Bulk District located in the Miraloma Park neighborhood.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with modifications.

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:

          

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