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February 20, 2003

February 20, 2003

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, February 20, 2003
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Michael J. Antonini
Commissioners: Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee

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.

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

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 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 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairrments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings. 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.sfgov.org/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: Shelley Bradford Bell
          Commission Vice-President: Michael J. Antonini
          Commissioners: Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
                    Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee

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.          2002.0967C          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and 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 three (3) antennas and six (6) related equipment cabinets on the roof of an 8-story, 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined) District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 13, 2003)

          2a.          2002.0877CR           (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
720 MOSCOW STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #43) - northwest side between France and Italy Avenues, Lot 024, Assessor's Block 6338 - Finding of Consistency with the General Plan pursuant to § 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter to install a total of six (6) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Cingular Wireless' wireless telecommunications network within a P (Public) Zoning District, and within 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 1 (Preferred Location – Publicly-Used Structure).
Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of Consistency with the General Plan.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 13, 2003)

          2b.          2002.0877CR           (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
720 MOSCOW STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #43) - northwest side between France and Italy Avenues, Lot 024, Assessor's Block 6338 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 209.6(b) and 234 of the Planning Code to install a total of six (6) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Cingular Wireless' wireless telecommunications network within a P (Public) Zoning District, and within 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 1 (Preferred Location – Publicly-Used Structure).
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
                              (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 13, 2003)

          3.          2002.0723C           (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
491 HAIGHT STREET - southeast corner at the intersection of Fillmore Street and Haight Street; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 859 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of two antennas and related equipment on the roof of and within the basement of an existing four-story, 45-foot tall, mixed use (21 apartments over ground floor commercial) structure, as part of Cingular’s wireless telecommunications network, within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 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 in a high-density district.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 19, 2002)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to May 15, 2003)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

4.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes January 16 and February 6, 2003.

                    5.                    Commission Comments/Questions

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.          Review and Comment on Planning Department's Budget, including Staffing Allocations, Administrative Overhead and Budget Process.

D.           REGULAR CALENDAR

          9.                      (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)
                    WIRELESS FACILITIES SITING GUIDELINES BRIEFING - Commission briefing and discussion on the 1996 WTS Siting Guidelines and consideration of additional policies to supplement those guidelines.


          10.          2002.0446E          (B. HELBER: (415) 558-5968)
40-50 LANSING STREET (A.K.A. 35 GUY PLACE) - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project involves the construction of a 155,000 gsf, 8-story residential building containing 82 dwelling units with 81 off-street parking spaces on 2 below-grade garage levels and the demolition of the existing 56,250 gsf, 3-story light-industrial building. The site is located at 40-50 Lansing Street, on Assessor's Block 3749, Lot 11, in the Rincon Hill area. The 20,205 sf site fronts on guy Place and Lansing Street, between First and Second Streets. Two on-street loading spaces are planned; one on Guy Place and one on Lansing Street. The site is within a RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) zoning district, the Rincon Hill Special Use Subdistrict and an 84-X height and bulk district. The project would require variances from the following provisions of the Planning Code: Freight Loading; dwelling unit exposure; and from the Rincon Hill Special Use District; and Conditional Use authorization for construction of a residential structure over 40 feet tall.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Mitigated Negative Declaration.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)

          11a.          2002.0446CEKV          (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
40-50 LANSING STREET (A.K.A. 35 GUY PLACE) , a through lot that faces Lansing Street on its south side and Guy Place on its north side, within the block surrounded by First Street, Harrison Street, Essex Street, and Folsom Street, Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 3749 – Request for Conditional Use authorization for: (1) the construction of a building within a Residential District that would be taller than 40-feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 253(a); and (2) for the construction of a building that would have full lot coverage within the Rincon Hill Special Use District pursuant to Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B). The building would be 84-feet tall and contain up to 82 dwelling units. The subject property is within a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Mixed, High Density) District, an 84-R Height and Bulk District and the Rincon Hill Special Use District / Residential Subdistrict.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)

          11b.          2002.0446CEKV           (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
40-50 LANSING STREET (A.K.A. 35 GUY PLACE) , a through lot that faces Lansing Street on its south side and Guy Place on its north side, within the block surrounded by First Street, Harrison Street, Essex Street, and Folsom Street, Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 3749 – A request for variances from (1) the exposure standard required under Planning Code Section 140; (2) the loading space standard required under Planning Code Section 152; (3) the setback standard for building mass above 50-feet as required under Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(3); (4) the frontage standard that requires at least 50-percent of all frontages be comprised of building entrances and display windows as mandated by Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(1)(C); and (5) the requirement that restricts parking on the first and second levels being any closer than 25-feet horizontal distance from any street grade as mandated from Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(5)(C) . The subject property is within a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Mixed, High Density) District, an 84-R Height and Bulk District, and the Rincon Hill Special Use District / Residential Subdistrict.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 16, 2003)

          12.          2002.0813C          (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
177 TOWNSEND STREET - south side between 2nd and 3rd Streets, a through lot with frontage on King Street; Lots 4 and 7 in Assessor's Block 3794 -- Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 215, 271 and 304 to develop a mixed-use Planned Unit Development (PUD) with 198 dwelling units, approximately 5,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 201-space garage, with exceptions from rear yard requirements of Section 134, parking requirements of Section 151, freight loading space dimension requirements of Section 154, and bulk limits of Section 271, within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 105-F Height and Bulk District, and within the Mixed Use Housing Zone.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          13a.          2002.1001CD           (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
2020 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 1412 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 717.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing two-story, two-family dwelling within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also to construct a new, four-story, 3-unit condominium building with three off-street parking spaces.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 23, 2003)



          13b.          2002.1001CD            (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
                    2020 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 1412 - Request for Discretionary review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.06.13.8990, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, two-family dwelling within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also to construct a new, four-story, 3-unit condominium building with three off-street parking spaces.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition as submitted.

          13c.          2002.1113D          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
                    2020 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 21st and 22nd Avenues; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 1412 - Request for Discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.06.13.8994, proposing to construct a new, four story, 3-unit condominium building with three off-street parking spaces, within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also to demolish an existing two-story, two-family dwelling.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

          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.

          14a.          2002.1244DD          (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
660 28th STREET - north side of the street between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor’s Block 6605, Mandatory Staff initiated request for Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.03.20.1923, proposing to demolish the existing one-story over garage single-family dwelling. The proposal is also subject to a public initiated request for Discretionary Review. The applicant has also submitted an application to subdivide the lot into two lots and construct a single-family dwelling on each of the proposed lots. The subject property is located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) 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 February 6, 2003)

          14b.          2002.1245DDDDD           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
662 28th STREET - north side of the street between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 6605 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.20.1926, proposing to construct a two-story over garage single-family dwelling on the proposed west lot. The applicant has also submitted an application to demolish the existing building, subdivide the lot into two lots, and construct a single family dwelling on the proposed east lot. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) 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 February 6, 2003)

          14c.          2002.1246DDDDD           (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
660 28th STREET - north side of the street between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 6605 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.20.1928, proposing to construct a two-story over garage single-family dwelling on the proposed east lot. The applicant has also submitted an application to demolish the existing building, subdivide the lot into two lots, and construct a single family dwelling on the proposed west lot. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) 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 February 6, 2003)

          15a.          2002.0963DV           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
1411 NOE STREET - east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.08.01.2923 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and replace it with a new single-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 Building Permit Application as submitted.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 13, 2003)

          15b.          2002.0963DV           (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
1411 NOE STREET- east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Front Setback and Rear Yard Variances Sought – Planning Code Section 132 (a) requires a front setback of 2 feet 7 inches and Section 136(c)(25)(A) requires a minimum rear yard of 15 feet for the subject lot. The proposed new single-family dwelling would encroach 7 inches into the required front setback and would encroach 9 feet into the required rear yard, extending to within 6 feet of the rear property line in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 13, 2003)

          16.          2003.0055D          (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
415 BRANNAN STREET - northeast corner of Ritch Street between 3rd and 4th Streets; Lot 048 in Assessor's Block 3787 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission Resolution No.14844, of Miscellaneous Permit Application Number MB0200865 to obtain Liquor License Type 41 (on-sale beer and wine for bona fide public eating place) in a SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District within a 50-X Height and Bulk District in the Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

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:

































PLEASE NOTE:
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.

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