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City and County of San Francisco

September 18, 2003

September 18, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Board of Supervisors Chambers - Room 250
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 18, 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. 2003.0253D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          5126-5130 ANZA STREET - south side between 42nd and 43rd Avenue; lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1502 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.03.07.3684, proposing the demolition of a two-story two-family dwelling, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal to construct a new, four-story two-family dwelling with two off-street parking spaces.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

          2. 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 July 17, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

        3. 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 to allow a use size of greater than 3,999 square feet on a lot that exceeds 9,999 square feet, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 121.1. The proposal is to construct 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 (proposed for demolition), 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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2003)

      4. 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 November 6, 2003)

      5. 2003.0277E (N. TURRELL: (415) 558-5994)

          1725 WASHINGTON STREET - Assessor's Block 0619, Lot 015 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The 6,384-square-foot project site is located at 1725 Washington Street, between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue in the lower Nob Hill neighborhood. The proposed project would involve the demolition of an approximately 11,435-gross-square-foot (gsf) 23-foot tall vacant church building (formerly the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit), and construction of an approximately 24,841-gsf, five-story, 50-foot-tall residential building containing 16 units and 16 off-street parking spaces. Pedestrian and vehicular access to the proposed residential building would be from Washington Street. The site is in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and is in a 65-A height and bulk district.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

      (Proposed for Continuance to November 13, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - June 12 and 19, 2003 (Continued from Regular Meeting
      of September 11, 2003); July 31, 2003 and August 21, 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. 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 September 11, 2003)

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

          11. 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

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 11, 2003)

                NOTE: On August 28, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion of intent to approve the restaurant conversion, but not the residential conversion by a vote +4 -1. Commissioner William Lee voted no. Commissioners Feldstein and Sue Lee were absent. Final language September 11, 2003.

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

      12. (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.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2003)

          13. 2003.0932I (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          1145 & 1170 MARKET STREET - north and south sides, between 7th and 8th Streets, Lots 044 and 044A in Block 3702 and Lot 051 in Block 0351. Report to the Commission from the Zoning Administrator as required by Planning Code Section 304.5(c), that an Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP) has been filed by the Art Institute of California - San Francisco (AIC-SF). The AIC-SF currently occupies approximately 43,000 square feet on eight floors of the United Nations Plaza building at 1170 Market Street and is proposing to expand into approximately 10,000 square feet on the ninth floor of 1145 Market Street. The AIC-SF's total site area with 1145 and 1170 Market Street combined would be approximately 20,082 square feet (0.47 acre), which is less than, the 1-acre threshold for filing a Full Institutional Master Plan as set forth in Section 304.5. Pursuant to Section 304.5 the Commission may either hold or not hold a public hearing on the Abbreviated IMP, as the Commission may deem the public interest to require. This hearing, if held, would be for the receipt of public testimony only.

      Preliminary recommendation: The Planning Commission Should Not Hold A Public Hearing.

          14. 2003.0244C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

          2101 BLOCK OF BRYANT STREET & 2830 20TH STREET - (the site formerly referred to as Bryant Square), located on the block bounded by Bryant, 19th, York, and 20th Streets; Lots 60, 62, and 63 in Assessor's Block 4080 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow [1] the construction of dwelling units in C-M (Heavy Commercial) and M-1 (Light Industrial) Districts pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a), [2] an exception to Bulk Limits pursuant to Planning Code Section 271 and [3] a Planned Unit Development (PUD) pursuant to Planning Code Section 304 to modify Code Sections including (i) the dwelling unit density limits of Section 215, (ii) the rear yard requirements of Section 134, (iii) the dwelling unit exposure requirements of Section 140, and (iv) the usable open space requirements of Section 135. The subject property is within both a C-M and an M-1 Zoning District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 31, 2003)

          15. 2002.0447C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          302 SILVER AVENUE (JEWISH HOME FOR THE AGED) - at Mission Street, Assessor's Block 5952 Lot 002 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Sections 157 and 209.3(c) for development of parking in excess of accessory amounts and to expand a Residential Care Facility. The Project will demolish a two story 24,000 square foot building and replace it with a 43,000 square foot building, and replace the existing 89 stall parking lot with a 189 stall, two level parking structure in an RH-2, Residential House, Two Family District and within the 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

          16. 2003.0653C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          287 SAGAMORE STREET - at Alemany Boulevard, Assessor's Block 7148 Lot 039 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 209.3(j) to expand an existing Church by constructing vertical and horizontal additions to the one story building increasing the floor area from 1,835 square feet on one story to 3,884 square feet on two stories in an RH-1, Residential House, One Family District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

          17. 2003.0830C (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          3914 JUDAH STREET - north side of Judah, between 44th and 45th Avenues, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1799 - Request for conditional use authorization pursuant to Section 710.44 to establish a small self-service restaurant in a 995 square foot commercial space. The project site is located in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          18. 2003.0411EX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          530 - 532 FOLSOM STREET (AKA 33 - 41 CLEMENTINA STREET) - northwest side between Second and Ecker Streets, Lot 17 in Assessor's Block 3736, in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District - Request for an exception to the rear-yard requirements of the City Planning Code under Section 309, for a proposed change of use from office to residential in an existing building. The site comprises a building fronting Folsom Street that will remain office use, presently occupied by the Mexican Consulate. The rear building, with frontage of Clementina Street, is proposed for conversion to six condominium units, approximately 18,000 gross square feet in total area. Required residential parking would be provided in the existing building. No physical expansion is proposed.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

H. 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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