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Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
August 28, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, August 28, 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/sfgtv

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 theCommission 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. 2002.1021C (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          2525 CALIFORNIA STREET - south side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 0655 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 718.11 for a development with a lot size exceeding 5,000 square feet in area. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story commercial building and construct a four-story building with up to 16 dwelling units on the three upper stories, up to 4,999 square feet of retail space (Other Retail Sales and Services per Planning Code Section 790.102) on the ground floor, and up to 24 parking spaces in a basement garage, within the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2003)

          2. 2002.0913C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          2001 UNION STREET - southwest corner of Union and Buchanan Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 0541 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 725.83, of the Planning Code to install six (6) cellular antennas and five (5) related equipment cabinets on the roof of the Union Street Plaza Building, as part of Sprint PCS' telecommunications network within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed antennas would be flush mounted to an existing rooftop penthouse, and the related equipment would be housed in a new mechanical penthouse that would be partially visible from the street below. The site is considered a Preference 2 under the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, as it is a "co-location" site. However, due to a prior Planning Commission action and approved Motion No. 16084 for case no 2000.0385C the site had been deemed a Preference 6. The Planning Commission will consider under which Preference (2 or 6) to review the application. Sprint has also modified the location of the proposed rooftop mechanical penthouse from their original proposal.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      (Continued from regular meeting of July 24, 2003)

      (Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2003)

          3. 2002.0207C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          5894 - 5898 MISSION STREET - at Huron Street and Sickles Avenue, Assessor's Block 7143 Lot 033 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 178(c) for enlargement of a gas station with a convenience store open 24 hours a day; and Planning Code Section 229(b) to allow beer and wine sales at a gas station in an NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions to not allow beer and wine sales among other things.

          NOTE: On May 22, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this matter to June 26, 2003 with instructions to the project sponsor to: 1) go back and look at the site plans more closely regarding the placement of the store on the lot; 2) start construction within three years or the conditional use will expire; 3) no 24 hour use; 4) no alcohol sales; 5) project sponsor to work with community. One June 26, 2003 this matter was continued to August 28, 2003.

                (Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2003)

          4. 2003.0620D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

      1532-1534 TREAT AVENUE - west side, south of Precita Avenue; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 5524. Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.03.27.0853 to demolish a two-family dwelling and replace with a new two-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Demolition.

          (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      5. Consideration of Adoption - Minutes of May 8, May 22, and June 5, 2003.

      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

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

          9. 2003.0449L (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          2924-2948 16TH STREET - the Labor Temple / Redstone Building, northeast corner of 16th Street and Capp Street, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 3553 -- Request for the Planning Commission to adopt a Resolution approving the designation of the Labor Temple / Redstone Building as Landmark No. 238, and recommending to the Board of Supervisors that they approve the designation of the Labor Temple / Redstone Building as Landmark No. 238.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          10. 2003.0376C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

          5630 MISSION STREET - north side, between Naglee and Whipple Avenues, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 7098 - Request by Verizon Wireless for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.83 to install eight (8) antennas on the rooftop and associated equipment cabinets within the interior storage room of a motel (The Mission Inn) located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. Per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a location Preference 4 site as it is a wholly commercial building within a NC-2 District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          11. 2003.0705C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          3981 ALEMANY BOULEVARD - south side, between Worchester Street and St. Charles Avenue, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 7126A- Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 713.67 for the establishment of a video rental and sale business (Hollywood Video), approximately 5,900 square feet in size, operating between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. The property is in an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial - Shopping Center) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          12. 2002.1105C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          4039 18TH STREET - south side, between Hartford and Noe Streets, Lot 81 in Assessor's Block 3583 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186, 715, and 151, to allow (1) conversion of an existing nonconforming large fast-food restaurant (Hot n' Hunky's) to a full-service restaurant, (2) demolition of an existing two-bedroom unit on the second floor, and (3) addition of one new dwelling unit without providing any off-street parking. The property is in the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          13. 2002.1306C (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          1155 TENNESSEE STREET - east side south of 22nd Street; Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 4172 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.38, to convert a dwelling unit into office space on the second floor of a three-unit, three-story-over-garage building, within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

          14. 2003.0440C (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

          845 JACKSON STREET - south side between Stockton and Powell Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 0192 - Request by Verizon Wireless for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 812.82 of the Planning Code to install twelve panel antennas and associated equipment cabinets on the roof of the existing 70-foot tall ("New Chinese Hospital") building, located in a CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-N Height and Bulk District. Per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a location Preference 1 site, as the structure is a publicly used hospital.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

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.

          15. 2001.0840D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

                454 RALSTON STREET - east side of Ralston Street, between Holloway & Garfield, Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 6995--Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.04.18.7135, to demolish an existing single-family dwelling (the project also includes the construction of a new single-family dwelling) 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 Demolition.

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 ite8 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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