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City and County of San Francisco
July 17, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, July 17, 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.

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. When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at: linda.avery@sfgov.org

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. 2002.0277C (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)

                150 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - north side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, in Assessor's Block 344, Lot 4. Request for a Conditional Use authorization to construct a building exceeding 40 feet in height in an R (Residential) District, to determine an appropriate setback at the top portion of the front of the façade of the proposed building, and to allow an Institutional Use in an RC (Residential Commercial Combined) District. The subject property is zoned RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, Combined, High Density) District, is in the North of Market Special Use District, and is in an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing four-story, approximately 88-foot high vacant building originally used as a lodge building for the Knights of Columbus, and most recently as office space. The existing building would be replaced with a new five-story, approximately 78'-0" high building that would house administrative and some on-site service functions of the St. Anthony Foundation which provides a variety of services to homeless and other disadvantaged individuals. The proposed facility at 150 Golden Gate would function as part of a larger campus of St. Anthony's and would specifically provide space for administrative offices, counseling, health and job training services, and, temporarily, some dining services, until a new dining and residential structure could be constructed across the street.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 10, 2003)

          NOTE: On May 1, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued this item to July 17, 2003 in order for project sponsor to continue to work with community by a vote of +7 -0.

                    (Proposed for Continuance to September 11, 2003)

                2. 2001.0637D (B. FU: (415) 558-6313)

          1352 HAMPSHIRE STREET - west side between 25th and 26th Streets - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.02.13.7451, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 4275, proposing to add a horizontal and vertical addition to an existing single-family dwelling. One additional dwelling unit is proposed for a total of two units on the lot. The property is in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Proposed for Continuance to July 31, 2003)

          3. 2003.0457D (T.TAM: (415) 558-6325)

                1223 35TH AVENUE - west side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 1715. Discretionary Review request for Building Application Permit No. 2002.12.17.3719 to allow a new third story vertical additional to an existing two-story, single-family dwelling. The property is located in the RH-2 and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

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

                (DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN)

          4. 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 May 15, 2002)

                    (CONDITIONAL USE APPLICATION WITHDRAWN)

          5a. 2002.1258DD (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

                1708 ANZA STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 1536 - Request for Discretionary Review and Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application 2002.05.01.4436, proposing to demolish a one-story, single-family residence in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There are two residential structures on the lot proposed to be demolished. The building proposed to be demolished under Demolition Permit Application 2002.05.01.4436 is a single-family dwelling located at the front of the lot. The replacement project proposes the construction of a four-story, three-unit building on the lot.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

                (PROPOSED FOR INDEFINITE CONTINUANCE)

          5b. 2002.1259DD (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

                1708 ANZA STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 1536 - Request for Discretionary Review and Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application 2002.05.01.5442, proposing to demolish a two-story, two-family residence in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There are two residential structures on the lot proposed to be demolished. The building proposed to be demolished under Demolition Permit Application 2002.05.01.5442 is located at the rear of the lot. The replacement project proposes the construction of a four-story, three-unit building.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

          (PROPOSED FOR INDEFINITE CONTINUANCE)

          5c. 2003.0345D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          1708 ANZA STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 1536 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.05.01.5442, proposing to construct a four-story, three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces, within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal (Demolition Permit Applications `2002.05.01.4436 and 2002.05.01.5442) to demolish the two residential structures currently on the lot.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

                      (PROPOSED FOR INDEFINITE CONTINUANCE)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      7. Director's Announcements

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

      9. Rincon Hill Planning Overview and informational presentation. (GREEN)

D. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

      At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

      10. 2001.911E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

          GOLDEN GATE PARK CONCOURSE AUTHORITY PROJECTS - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - The site is between the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, called the Music Concourse area. In 1998, voters of San Francisco approved Proposition J, Golden Gate Park Revitalization Act, to improve the landscape and pedestrian environment of the Music Concourse area. Phase I of the proposed project would include an underground parking facility of 800 to 1,000 spaces at the Music Concourse, surface improvements, and transportation improvements in the Concourse area, and throughout Golden Gate Park, as described in Proposition J. Proposition J requires removal of surface parking spaces from the Concourse area, and in locations throughout the Park, equivalent to the number of spaces provided in the new underground parking facility upon completion of the parking facility. In addition to the underground parking facility, the Transportation Implementation Plan includes the following elements: intra-park shuttle, cultural shuttle, traffic calming, parking management, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, road closures, and MUNI service improvements. Phase II of the project would entail construction of an Underground Through Street connecting Fulton Street to Middle Drive East, which would allow for through traffic to be restricted or eliminated from Tea Garden Drive and Academy Drive. The proposed underground roadway would ramp down at Eighth Avenue at Kennedy Drive and would extend beneath the east end of the Concourse and alongside the east side of the California Academy of Sciences, where it would ramp up to Middle Drive East. This underground street would not provide access into the parking garage and would be intended to reduce cross-park vehicular traffic through the Music Concourse. The project site is within the P (Public Use) zoning district and within an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District; Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 1.

          Since publication of the Draft EIR, the Executive Director of the Project Sponsor, Concourse Authority, notified the Planning Department that the preferred project as analyzed in the DEIR has been revised. The project, as revised, consists of Phase I, the Underground Parking Facility, and the Transportation Improvement Measures ("TIP"), both as analyzed as part of the preferred project in the DEIR. Phase II, the Underground Through Street, has been severed from the project and removed from further consideration. As a consequence, the preferred project, as revised, is Phase I and the TIP elements only. This project was identified in the DEIR as Alternative B. With the severance of Phase II, the project, as revised, has no physical environmental impact on the historic character of the Rhododendron Dell, an area of Golden Gate Park considered individually eligible for listing on the California Register of Historical Resources. As a result, the project, as revised, has eliminated the significant unavoidable impact to this resource that was identified in the DEIR.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note the public review period for the DEIR ended at 5:00 pm, February 5, 2003. Public hearing has been closed.

      11. 2003.0446Q (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          400 - 410 VALLEJO STREET - northeast corner at Montgomery Street, Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 133 - Public hearing to determine consistency with the General Plan of a proposed six-unit Condominium-Conversion Subdivision, in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation due to insufficient information

          12. 2003.0606C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          2111 MISSION STREET - southeast corner of Mission and 17th Streets; Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3575 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.65 and 790.124, to establish a trade shop, aka The Blue Studio, on the fourth floor of a four-story building, within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Use) District, and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

      13. 2002.0430C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

          378 10TH AVENUE, A.K.A. 389 9TH AVENUE, AND A.K.A. 4500 GEARY BOULEVARD - northwest corner of 9th Avenue and Geary Boulevard; Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 1441 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment for AT&T Wireless, on the roof of an existing three-story, 53-foot tall, industrial structure within an NC-3 (Moderate-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 1 as it is both a co-location site and an industrial building in an NC-3 District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

          14. 2002.1144C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          821 LA PLAYA (AKA 800 GREAT HIGHWAY) - between Great Highway and La Playa at the intersection of Cabrillo Street; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1692 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 710.83, of the Planning Code to install two cellular antennas and one related equipment cabinet on the roof of a commercial structure (Wise Surf Shop), within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed antennas would be within the existing parapet and penthouse wall on the roof of the structure, and the related equipment would be located on the roof below the level of the parapet. Neither the antennas nor the equipment would be visible from below or any neighboring property. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 6 (limited preference site) as it is located in an NC-1 District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

      15. 2003.0223C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          1275 FELL STREET - southeast corner of Fell and Broderick Streets, extending to Oak Street; Lot 11, in Assessor's Block 1215 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 271, 303, 304, 711.11, 711.21 and 711.95 of the Planning Code to allow a Planned Unit Development on an approximately 50,000 square-foot lot for the construction of a 34 to 56 foot high mixed-use development consisting of up to 95 dwelling units, approximately 16,400 square feet of financial services and commercial/retail spaces (including a new approximately 5,700 square-foot Bank of America branch building and an approximately 10,000 square-foot Falletti grocery store/cafe) and up to 162 independently accessible off-street parking spaces (including after-hours community parking), in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X and 65-A Height and Bulk Districts, including exceptions to the bulk limit, rear yard, and dwelling unit exposure requirements of the Planning Code.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

F. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

      Approximately 6:00 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 6:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 6:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          16. 2003.0588D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          1532-1534 COLE STREET - east side of the street and south of the intersection of Cole and Carmel Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1293 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.12.20.4027 proposing to demolish a two-story, two-unit dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Construction of a two-story, two-unit building with two parking spaces is also proposed under a separate permit.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

                17. 2003.0227D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          542 - 8TH AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets, Lot 040 in Assessor's Block 1550 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.12.09.3108 proposing to demolish the existing three-story, single-family residence in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A four-story, two-unit replacement building with two parking spaces is proposed under a separate permit.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

          18. 2003.0412D (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)

                572 SAN JOSE AVENUE - west side between 27th and Duncan Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 6595 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.11.04.0682 proposing to add a horizontal and vertical addition to a duplex and to add two parking spaces. The subject property is located 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.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

          19. 2003.0183D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

                2477-2479 SUTTER STREET - south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; lot 022 in Assessor's Block 1076 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.08.13.3876, proposing the demolition of a two-story two-family dwelling within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal to construct a new, four-story three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 22, 2003)

20a. 2002.1171DV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

                2312 WEBSTER STREET - east side between Washington and Jackson Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 604 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.04.5572S, proposing to reconfigure the existing two-unit building to a single-family configuration with a new small auxiliary unit at the garage level in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposed reconfiguration of units.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

          20b. 2002.1171DV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

                2312 WEBSTER STREET - east side between Washington and Jackson Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 604 - Rear yard and non-complying structure Variances sought: Approximately fifty percent of the rear building wall of the lower two floors of the existing three-story over garage, two-unit building is within one foot of the rear lot line and the existing rear exit stairs are less than two feet from the rear lot line, thus making the building non-complying. The proposal is (1) to expand the garage level such that the entire garage level is within one foot of the rear lot line; (2) to rebuild the rear exit stairs in the southeast corner with one-hour fire rated walls up to the third floor level; and (3) to construct new fire escape stairs in the northeast corner with one-hour fire rated walls at the fourth floor level. The subject property is within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

          21. 2003.0195D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          1 PALO ALTO DRIVE (AKA 1 AVANZADA; AKA 250 PALO ALTO) - Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 2724 - Staff initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 9927276 for the voluntary seismic retrofit of Sutro Tower pursuant to Planning Code Section 306.9 requiring mandatory Discretionary Review of all Building Permit Applications for the Sutro Tower site. This project is within the RH-1, Residential House, One Family District and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approval with Conditions.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 22, 2003)

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:

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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