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Public Hearings 
 
March 11, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, March 11, 2004
1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Sue Lee;
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; 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: Sue Lee

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;

Kevin Hughes; 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. 2003.1217D (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

        342 21ST STREET - east side between Geary and Clement Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 1452 - Request for Discretionary Review of Permit Application No. 2003.08.07.1409, proposing to add two units to the existing single-family dwelling by constructing new third and fourth floors, and a rear addition in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve as proposed.

        Proposed for Continuance to March 25, 2004)

2. 2003.1061D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        133 St. MARY'S AVENUE - Mandatory DR to demolish a fire-damaged single-family dwelling and construct a new three-story two-family dwelling in the RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

        reliminary Recommendation: Pending
        Proposed for Continuance to April 15, 2004)

3. 2004.0104D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        133 St. MARY'S AVENUE - Mandatory DR to construct a new three-story two-family dwelling after demolition of a single-family dwelling in the RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
        (Proposed for Continuance to April 15, 2004)

4. 2004.0032D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        43 HAMILTON STREET - Mandatory DR to demolish a single-family dwelling and construct a new single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
        (Proposed for Continuance to April 22, 2004)

5. 2004.0033D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        43 HAMILTON STREET - Mandatory DR to construct a single-family dwelling following demolition of a single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Heighrt and Bulk Designation.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
        (Proposed for Continuance to April 22, 2004)

6. 2003.0946D (D. DiBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

        458-460 35th AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street: Lot 042 in Assessor's Block 1466 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.02.21.8034, proposing to; (1) construct a 3' 4" deep, three-level rear horizontal addition and a two-story deck and stairs; and, (2) add a new, approximately 830 square foot, partial third floor to a two-story over ground floor structure containing two dwelling units in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 12, 2004)

        Proposed for Continuance to April 22, 2004)

7. 2002.0731D (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

        3410 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Laurel and Locust Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 1019 - Request for Discretionary Review of Permit Application No. 2001.05.14.9020, proposing to construct a new four unit building in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take DR and approve with modifications.

      (Proposed for Continuance to May 6, 2004)

      8. 2002.1129E (L. GIBSON: (415) 558-5993)

        SAN FRANCISCO MARINA RENOVATION - Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 900 in the Marina District on the northern waterfront between Laguna and Lyon Streets north of Marina Boulevard - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project is the renovation of the San Francisco Marina Yacht Harbor. Water-side improvements would include installation of three new breakwater structures and the removal of two existing breakwater structures; reconstruction of portions of the degraded rip-rap slopes; maintenance dredging; replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips; replacement of gangways and security gates; installation of one oily water and sewage pumpout facility and refurbishment of two existing sewage pumpout facilities; and upgrade of utility services and lighting at the new floating docks. Land-side improvements would include renovation of existing marina restroom, shower, and office buildings; conversion of a vacant building into office space; construction of a new maintenance building; re-stripping of existing parking lots and public paths; and construction of a new children's play area. The site is within a P (Public) District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Proposed for Continuance to June 24, 2004)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      9. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of February 12, 2003.

      10. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      11. Director's Announcements

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

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      13. 2003.1132D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

        1459 4TH AVENUE - west side between Kirkham and Judah Streets, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 1829 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.17.9719, proposing to alter a previously approved construction of a new single-family dwelling, specifically to correct the dimension of the adjacent property to the north on the site permit. The property is located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

      14. 2003.0741D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

        580 OAK PARK DRIVE - end of Oak Park Drive, a cul-de-sac, 450 feet from the corner of Devonshire Way and Oak Park Drive, located in the Forest Knolls Neighborhood, in a residential enclave sandwiched between Mount Sutro and the Laguna Honda Reservoir, Lot 30 in Assessor's Block 2676 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.04.2261, proposing to construct a new three-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

      15a. 2003.0047DDDDDDDDDDDV (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        44 LURMONT TERRACE - a cul-de-sac on the north side of Leavenworth Street between Greenwich and Lombard Streets; Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 0071 - Mandatory Discretionary Review and Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.05.08.4122, proposing the construction of a four-story, single-family dwelling within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The related demolition, Case No. 2004.0030D is not before the Commission under the Residential Demolition Policy because the home to be demolished is appraised at greater than $1.2 million.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 2004)

      15b. 2003.0047DDDDDDDDDDDV (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        44 LURMONT TERRACE - a cul-de-sac on the north side of Leavenworth Street between Greenwich and Lombard Streets; Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 0071 - Request for Variance from the rear yard requirements of the Planning Code to construct a single-family dwelling partially into the required rear yard, within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Section 134 of the Planning Code states that in an RH-3 District, in the case of any lot that abuts along both its side lot lines upon lots with buildings that front on another street or alley, the minimum rear yard depth shall be 25 percent of the total depth of the lot, or 15 feet, whichever is greater. On the approximately 80-foot deep subject lot, this results in a rear yard requirement of 20 feet, with the south side of the lot being considered the rear. The proposed construction would project into the required rear yard by up to 11 feet at the ground (garage) floor level, extending to within 9 feet of the south property line. The application requesting a Variance will be heard by the Zoning Administrator.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 2004)

      16a. 2003.1268D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

        571 VALLEY STREET - south side between Castro and Diamond Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 7536 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.10.03.8119, proposing to demolish an existing 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 demolition.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 2004)

      16b. 2003.1289D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

        571 VALLEY STREET - south side between Castro and Diamond Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 7536 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.10.03.8125, proposing to construct a new three-story over garage and basement, 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 project.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 22, 2004)

      17. 2004.0092I (D. ARGUMEDO: (415) 558-6284)

        ALLIANT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY - Notification by Zoning Administrator of filing of 10 year abbreviated Institutional Master Plan by Alliant International University per Planning Code Section 304.5 (d). The University's San Francisco Bay Area campus is currently located in Alameda but proposed for relocation to One Beach Street. As this is submission of an abbreviated institutional master plan, the Planning Commission may, at its option, either hold or not hold a public hearing on the plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required. Receipt of Public Testimony only.

      18. 2004.0050T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        PERMITTING TOURIST HOTELS OF 75 ROOMS OR LESS IN THE SERVICE/SECONDARY OFFICE (SSO) ZONING DISTRICT - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 818 and adding Section 818.78 to Table 818 to allow a tourist hotel of 75 rooms or less as a principal permitted use in the SSO (Service/Secondary Office District; adopting findings of consistency with the priority polices of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval with recommendations.

      19. 2003.1312T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        LANDMARK TRANSFERABLE DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS AND ARTWORK CONTRIBUTIONS - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 128 to allow a City-owned landmark in a P (Public) zoning district that is adjacent to properties zoned C-3 (Downtown Commercial) to sell Transferable Development Rights and by a amending Section 149 to authorize the landmark to receive artwork contributions in order to finance rehabilitation and restoration of the exterior of the property; adopting findings of consistency with the priority polices of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

      20. 2003.1260D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

        111 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE - east side near Berkshire Way; Lot 031 in Block 7277 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.08.1594S, proposing to construct a horizontal and vertical addition to an existing single family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House Districts, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      21. 2003.0945D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        1907 EGBERT AVENUE - northeast corner at Bayshore Boulevard; Lot 002B in Assessor's Block 5439 - Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.11.2024, proposing new construction of a 2-story-over-garage single-family dwelling. The site is in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

E. PUBLIC COMMENT

        At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

        The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

Adjournment:

PLEASE NOTE:

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing

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