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September 25, 2003

September 25, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, September 25, 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. 2003.0446Q (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: Approval

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to October 2, 2003)

      2. 2003.0742D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          666 - 24th AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets; Lot 026B in Assessor's Block 1566 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.01.29.6271, proposing a horizontal and vertical addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family residence in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project proposes a partial third floor at the rear half of the residence and a 7-foot 3-inch horizontal addition from the existing rear wall at all three floors.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the application

          (Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

    3. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of June 26, 2003; August 21, 2003 (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 18, 2003); August 28, 2003 and September 4, 2003.

      4. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      5. Director's Announcements

      6. 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

    7. 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

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 28, 2003)

          NOTE: On August 28, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote +4 -1. Commissioner William Lee voted no. Commissioners Feldstein and Sue Lee were absent. Final language September 25, 2003.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

    8. (L. BADINER: (415) 558-6411)

        Discussion and possible action on the Director's leave, adoption of the Department's management structure including new temporary job classifications while he is on leave, and a discussion of the Department's priorities in light of the approved 2003-2004 budget.

      9. 2003.0042T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

      MAJOR EXTERIOR ALTERATION NOTIFICATION - consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 311 and 312 to require expanded public notice for major exterior alteration projects; requiring the Building and Planning Departments to issue implementing regulation within 90 days and report to the Board of Supervisors on the effectiveness of the ordinance no later than nine months thereafter; and adopting findings.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

    (Continued from Regular meeting of August 21, 2003)

      10. 2002.0639D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

      604 RHODE ISLAND STREET AND 2005-2007 18TH STREET (aka 2001 18TH STREET; aka 602 RHODE ISLAND STREET) - corner of 18th and Rhode Island Streets, Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 4030 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Numbers 2002.05.22.7228 and 2002.05.22.7240, which would demolish a single family home and a two-unit home, respectively. Under proposed conditions, the two adjacent properties would be re-subdivided and a new single family home would be built on the resulting corner parcel while a new two-family home would be built on the resulting 18th Street parcel. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required under Planning Commission policy for projects proposing the demolition of housing. The properties are 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 demolition.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 21, 2003)

      11. 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 September 18, 2003)

      12. 2003.0524D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

      535 41ST. AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 1503 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.12.09.3100, proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family residence within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A four-story two-family residence replacement building with two off-street parking spaces is proposed under a separate application.

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

      13. 2003.0907D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

      337 LISBON STREET - south side between Persia and Brazil Avenues; Lot 038 in Assessor's Block 6080 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.03.14.9814, proposing to demolish an existing single-family dwelling. A new single-family dwelling unit would be constructed under a separate Building Permit Application, No. 2003.03.14.9819s. The project is located in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      14. 2002.0939D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

      727-729 MORAGA STREET - South side between Funston and 14th Avenues. Assessor's Block 2036A Lot 006. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2002 0117 7252, to construct a new two family dwelling on the vacant lot. Independently accessible parking spaces will be provided by means of a parking stacker in the RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project with Modifications

      15. 2003.0863D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

      555 VALLEY STREET - South side between Castro and Diamond Streets. Assessor's Block 7536 Lot 023. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2003 04.24 3036, to construct a 37 foot long, four story addition to the rear of the existing 25 foot long, three story 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 Building Permit Application as submitted.

      16. 2003.0965D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          510 BELVEDERE STREET - east side between Alma and Rivoli Streets; Lot 063 in Assessor's Block 1279 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.04.03.1372, proposing the demolition of a two-story, single-family residence within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A four-story (three-stories plus a penthouse), single-family residence replacement building is proposed under a separate application.

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

      17. 2003.0859D (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

          643 GREENWICH STREET - south side, between Powell and Stockton Streets, Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 0089 - Discretionary Review request, for a building permit (No. 2002.11.27.2429) to allow the addition of a full third floor and smaller fourth floor to the existing residence. The existing building is a one-story, single-family dwelling over garage, with frontage on Greenwich. A second structure at the rear of the lot is to remain as is and is not part of this project scope. The property is located in the RM-3 (Mixed-Residential, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

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.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:49 PM