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September 04 , 2003

September 04 , 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, September 4, 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 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. 2003.0611C (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          1121 POLK STREET - west side between Post and Sutter Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for conditional use authorization for the addition of "Other Entertainment," in the form of a piano and piano player, to the existing bar d.b.a. "Katie's Cocktail Lounge." The bar is open from 10am to 1am seven days a week, and the entertainment would take place between 9pm and midnight. The bar is located on the ground floor of a 3-story building, with 24 dwelling units on the 2nd and 3rd floors. The subject property is located in the Polk Neighborhood Commercial District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

              (Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2003)

          2. 2002.0658C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          735 - 7th AVENUE, southwest corner of 7th Avenue and Cabrillo Street, an "L-shaped" lot extending to 8th Avenue, between Cabrillo and Fulton Streets; Lot 36, in Assessor's Block 1650 - Request for conditional use authorization for the construction of a new approximately 28,000 square- foot Safeway supermarket with up to 65 off-street surface parking spaces, to replace the existing approximately 16,000 square-foot Safeway supermarket, on an approximately 54,000 square-foot lot in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                (Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2003)

                      3. 2003.0444D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          586 LISBON STREET - northwest side between France and Russia Streets, Lot 016A in Assessor's Block 6274 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2002.06.12.8815 to construct a new single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District, 40-X Height/Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion to continue this item to September 4, 2003 on a +6-1 vote (Commissioner Antonini voted against the continuance). The Commission requested better and more legible drawings.

          (Proposed for Continuance to December 11, 2003)

          4a. 2002.1220CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

                999 GEARY STREET (990 POLK STREET) - southeast corner at Polk Street, Lots 006 and 007 in Assessor's Block 0716 - Request for conditional use authorization to (1) construct a 12-story, 106-foot-high building containing up to 143 dwelling units for low-income senior citizens and (2) reduce the number of required residential parking spaces within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District. The project is proposing to provide 15 off-street parking spaces where 29 spaces are required.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

          (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

          4b. 2002.1220CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

          999 GEARY STREET (990 POLK STREET) - southeast corner at Polk Street, Lots 006 and 007 in Assessor's Block 0716 - Rear yard modification and usable open space and dwelling unit exposure variances sought. The proposed project is the construction of a 12-story, 106-foot-high building containing up to 143 dwelling units for low-income senior citizens within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District. The rear yard modification and usable open space and dwelling unit exposure variances will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

          (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

          5. General Discussion of the Department's Priorities, Work Program and Organization.

          (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of June 5, 2003 (continued from 8/28/03), July 10, 17, 21, 24, 2003.

      7. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      8. Director's Announcements

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

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. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

          10. 2000.1073E (B. HELBER: (415) 558-5968)

          201 FOLSOM STREET - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - The rezoning of parcels in the Rincon Hill neighborhood (the "rezoning project") and a residential development of approximately 1,500,000 gross square feet (gsf) at 201 Folsom Street (the "development" project). The property is currently used as a paved parking lot by the United States Postal Service (USPS) Annex and other government agencies for 270 vehicles. The rezoning project includes rezoning part of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 and Lots 1 and 8 in Assessor's Block 3745 from the existing P (Public) to a zoning district that allows private development. The requested rezoning is from P (Public) with height limits of 150 and 200 feet to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined: High-Density) with a 300- and 400-foot height limit. In addition, a Planning Code text amendment is requested to create a new Residential/Commercial sub-district under the Rincon Hill Special Use District overlay, and amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan, a part of the San Francisco General Plan. The request for rezoning has been made in conjunction with development proposed at 300 Spear Street on Assessor's Block 3745, Lot 1, that would be a part of the rezoned area. The third parcel requested to be rezoned is 345 Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, the remaining privately owned lot in the existing P district. The development portion of the project would consist of up to 725 residential units (about 825,000 gsf) and about 38,000 gsf of retail space. It would include about 753 enclosed parking spaces and four loading spaces for the use of the development, and about 272 enclosed replacement parking spaces for the use of the USPS and other government agencies. An 80-foot-tall building base would cover the site. Two residential towers would rise above the building base to total heights of approximately 350 feet and 400 feet above the ground level. The project would require a subdivision of Lot 1 to separate the development site from the Postal Service Annex.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note that the public review period for the Draft EIR ended at 5 pm, December 2, 2002.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of Intent to Approve Certification by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Sue Lee voted no. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language September 4, 2003.

          11. 2000.1090E (B. HELBER: (415) 558-5968)

          300 SPEAR STREET - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) -The project includes rezoning of parcels in the Rincon Hill neighborhood (the "rezoning project") and a mixed-use development of approximately 1,560,000 gross square feet (gsf) at 300 Spear Street (the "development project"). The property is currently used as a paved parking lot for 290 vehicles. The property was formerly owned by Caltrans and under lease to Golden Gate Transit for daytime commuter bus layovers. Golden Gate Transit buses were relocated a few blocks away in 2000. The rezoning project includes rezoning Lots 1 and 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, and part of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 from the existing P (Public) to a zoning district that allows private development. The requested rezoning is from P (Public) with height limits of 105, 150 and 200 feet to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined: High Density) with 300- and 400-foot height limits. In addition, a Planning Code text amendment is requested to create a new Residential/Commercial subdistrict under the Rincon Hill Special Use District overlay, and amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan, a part of the San Francisco General Plan. The request for rezoning has been made in conjunction with the proposed development at 201 Folsom Street on Assessor's Block 3746, Lot 1, that would be a part of the rezoned area. The third parcel requested to be rezoned is 345 Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, the remaining privately owned lot in the existing P district. The development portion of the project would consist of up to 820 residential units, about 36,000 gsf of retail and about 890 underground parking spaces. Two 80-foot-tall building bases would be built to the property lines on Spear, Folsom and Main Streets; the building bases would surround a landscaped courtyard beginning at the courtyard (third) level. Two residential towers would rise above the building bases to total heights of approximately 350 feet and 400 feet above the ground level, respectively.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note that the public review period for the Draft EIR ended at 5 pm, December 2, 2002.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of Intent to Approve Certification by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Sue Lee voted no. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language September 4, 2003.

          12a. 2000.1326MZT (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

                300 SPEAR STREET, 160 HARRISON STREET (aka 365 MAIN STREET), AND 201 FOLSOM STREET (aka 314-390 MAIN STREET) - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom, Spear Street, Harrison Street, and Main Street, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3745; the northeast corner of Harrison Street and Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745; and the northern half of the block bounded by Harrison Street, Beale Street, Folsom Street, and Main Street, the northern half of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746, respectively -- Zoning Reclassification of Property, Planning Code Text Change, and General Plan Amendments sought. The applicants have requested approvals for: (1) the reclassification of these properties from P (Public) to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density), Districts and the establishment of a "Residential/Commercial Sub-district" within the Rincon Hill Special Use District under Section 249.1 of the Planning Code, pursuant to Section 302 of the Planning Code; (2) the adoption of amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan (part of the General Plan) pursuant to Section 340 of the Planning Code; (3) the adoption of modifications to the existing height and bulk limits, including increasing the current height limits from 200-feet, 150-feet and 105 feet to 400 feet for 201 Folsom Street and 300 Spear Street; and from 105 feet to 300 feet for 160 Harrison Street; and (4) the adoption of text change amendments to the Planning Code and General Plan that would change the requirements for density, use, usable open space, parking, parking location, street frontage , site coverage, tower separation and dwelling unit exposure, and other matters at the subject sites.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution Recommending to the Board of Supervisor's Approval of the Proposed Text, Map and General Plan Changes.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, following testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of Intent to Approve on by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Sue Lee voted no. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language September 4, 2003.

          12b. 2000.1073C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

          201 FOLSOM STREET (aka 314-390 MAIN STREET) - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom Street to the north, Main Street to the east, Harrison Street to the south, and Beale Street to the west, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 - Request for conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 253 to allow construction of a building taller than 40 feet in an R (Residential) District. The proposed Project would consist of up to 820 residential units in about 775,000 gross square feet, about 38,000 gross square feet of retail space, and up to 845 off-street parking spaces for the residential and retail uses and up to 272 replacement parking spaces for United States Postal Service. The project would include two towers that would be approximately 400 and 350-feet tall. The project is currently within a P (Public) District and within 200-R and 150-R Height and Bulk Districts. (A Public Hearing for a Planning Code Text, Map and General Plan Amendments for this site will be considered immediately before this hearing).

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of Intent to Approve on by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Sue Lee voted no. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language September 4, 2003.

          12c. 2000.1090C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

          300 SPEAR STREET - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom Street to the north, Spear Street to the east, Harrison Street to the south, and Main Street to the west, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3745 - Request for (1) conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 and 253 to allow construction of a building taller than 40 feet in an R (Residential) District; and (2) an exception under Section 271 of the Planning Code to permit the project to exceed the maximum plan length. The proposed project would consist of up to 820 residential units in about 910,000 gross square feet, about 35,000 gross square feet of retail space, and up to 890 underground parking spaces. The Project would include two residential high-rises with overall heights of approximately 400 and 350 feet; and two lower buildings with an overall height of 85 feet. The project is currently within a P (Public) District and within 200-R and 105-R Height and Bulk Districts. (A Public Hearing for a Planning Code Text, Map and General Plan Amendments for this site will be considered immediately before this hearing)

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2003)

          NOTE: On July 24, 2003, the Commission passed a motion of Intent to Approve on by a vote of +5 -1. Commissioner Sue Lee voted no. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language September 4, 2003.

          13. 2003.0207C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

                1509 TARAVAL STREET - between 25th and 26th Avenues, Assessor's Block 2400 Lot 043 - Request under Planning Code Section 161.(j) for Conditional Use Approval for a reduction of three off-street parking spaces required for dwellings for a Project with ground floor commercial and three dwelling units. This project lies within an NC-2 Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

                NOTE: On July 10, 2003, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5-2 (Commissioners Bradford Bell and Feldstein voted No). Final Language scheduled for July 24, 2003. On July 24, 2003, this item was continued to August 21, 2003.

                On August 21, 2003, the Commission took two actions: 1) a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +2-2; Commissioners Bradford Bell and Boyd voted No, the motion failed; and 2) a motion to continue the matter to September 4, 2003 by a vote of +4-0. Commissioners Feldstein, Hughes and Sue Lee were absent.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

      14. (L. AVERY: (415) 558-6407)

                RECORD RETENTION POLICY - Pursuant to Chapter 8 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, the Planning Commission is requested to consider for adoption the proposed Records Retention Policies and Schedules.

          15. 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 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. One August 28, 2003 this matter was continued to September 4, 2003. The public hearing is open only if new information is presented for Commission consideration.

          16. 2002.0913C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          2001 UNION STREET - southwest corner at the intersection 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 August 28, 2003)

          17. 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 August 28, 2003)

          18. 2003.0278C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

                5810 MISSION STREET - north side of the street between Lawrence and Sickles Avenues, Lots 039, 042, and 049 in Assessor's Block 7143 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 to allow the amendment of Motion No. 13347 to amend the Planned Unit Development authorization to allow for the conversion of three Below Market Rate (BMR) rental apartments into three (BMR) dwelling units for sale for owner occupancy. The conversion would affect units #202, #205, and #303 in the building, located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular meeting of August 21, 2003)

          19. 2002.0896C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

                436 CLEMENTINA STREET - north side, between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 062 in Assessor's Block 3732 - Request for Conditional Use (CU) authorization under Planning Code Section 263.11 to allow Special Height Exceptions within the South of Market Residential Service District (RSD) with a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk Designation. The original proposal was to demolish the existing one-story, 5,000 square-foot warehouse and to construct 28 residential units over a ground floor commercial space and ten off-street parking spaces within a new 75-foot high, eight-story structure. The new proposal still would demolish the existing one-story, 5,000 square-foot warehouse but would constructs 23 residential units over a ground floor commercial space, and nine off-street parking spaces within a new 66-foot high, seven-story structure.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

          NOTE: Although a public hearing was held on February 13, 2003, public comment remains open.

          20. 2003.0727C (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)

          498 - 6TH STREET - south side between Bryant and Harrison Streets; Lot 11, in Assessor's Block 3759 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish an assembly and social service use (San Francisco Police Officers Association) in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) Zoning District, in a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and in the Industrial Protection Zone, per Planning Code Section 817.21 and 890.50(a) .

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          21. 2003.0796C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

          1501-1503 GRANT AVENUE (A.K.A. 500-510 UNION STREET), northwest corner at Union Street, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 0103 - Request for conditional use authorization to establish a full-service restaurant (dba El Raigon) exceeding 2,000 square feet but less than 4,000 square feet in a vacant commercial space. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building. The site is located within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

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.

NOTICE

HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN. The fourth public hearing on the Housing Element will be held Thursday, October 9, 2003 beginning at 5:00 pm. The Department released the Final Draft Housing Element for public review in February 2003. This draft document contains the proposed set of General Plan housing objectives and policies that provide the framework for addressing the City's need to house current and future residents. Implementation programs to be carried out by City agencies accompany each policy. A Data and Needs Analysis section precedes these policies and programs. Copies of the final draft Housing Element are available at the Department's office. It can also be downloaded from its web site http://www.sfgov.org/planning/citywide/c1_housing_element.htm).

No action on this item can be taken by the Commission until the environmental review of the document is complete.

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