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Public Hearings 
 
April 15, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 15, 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. 2003.1015E (N. TURRELL: (415) 558-5994)

1905 MISSION STREET- Assessor’s Block 3553, Lots 27, 28, 29, and 30 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project involves the construction of an approximately 34,369-gross-square-foot (gsf), 24-unit, five-story, residential building, which would contain about 26,900 gsf of residential use, 2,600 gsf of retail use, and 5,000-gsf of garage with 24 parking spaces. The proposed project would also include the demolition of three existing commercial buildings. Two of these buildings with a total square footage of 4,431 gsf are located at 1911 Mission Street. The third building, consisting of 1,320 square feet is located at 1581 15th Street. The approximately 8,670-square-foot project site is located at the southeast corner of Mission and 15th Streets in the Mission District. The site is in the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and is in an 80-B height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Proposed for Continuance to May 13, 2004)

2. 2004. 0164D (W. HASTIE: 558-6381)

571-573 MISSOURI STREET- east side between 20th and Sierra Streets; Lot 28 in Block 4101 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.19.5267, proposing to construct a horizontal and vertical addition to an existing two-family dwelling 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 Proposed.

(Proposed for Continuance to May 20, 2004 )

3a. 2003.1061D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

133 ST. MARY’S AVENUE – south side, west of Mission Street; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 6722 – Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.07.22.0097 proposing the demolition of a fire-damaged one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for Continuance to May 20, 2004)

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

133 ST. MARY’S AVENUE – south side, west of Mission Street; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 6722 – Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.22.0093 proposing the construction of a three-story, two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District

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

(Proposed for Continuance to May 20, 2004)

4a. 2003.1102D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

361 ELSIE STREET - east side south of Cortland Avenue; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 5676 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.08.08.1577 proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Demolition

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 25, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 20, 2004)

4b. 2003.1103D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

361 ELSIE STREET - east side south of Cortland Avenue; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 5676 – Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.08.1581, proposing the construction of a three-story-over-garage two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 25, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 20, 2004)

5. 2003.0724C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1287-89 11TH AVENUE - west side between Irving Street and Lincoln Way; Lot 19, in Assessor’s Block 1739 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 303 and 730.39 of the Planning Code to demolish two residential units on the second and third floors of a building on an approximately 2,400 square-foot lot in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Districts. The proposed project would demolish the existing two-story over garage, two-family building and construct a new three-story over three-car garage building containing three dwelling units.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 19, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 27, 2004)

6a. 2003.0746D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

1234 19th AVENUE – east side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street; lot 038 in Assessor’s Block 1732 – Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.06.10.8643, proposing to demolish a two-story single-family dwelling in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for Continuance to May 27, 2004)

6b. 2003.0091D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

1234 19th AVENUE – east side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street; lot 038 in Assessor’s Block 1732 – 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. 2002.06.10.8646, proposing to construct a four-story, three-family residential structure with three off-street parking spaces in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Proposed for Continuance to May 27, 2004)

7. 2004.0180D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

3364 WASHINGTON STREET - north side between Walnut Street and Presidio Avenue, Lot 011B in Assessor's Block 0984 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.11.10.9871 proposing front facade alterations and a three-story rear horizontal addition to an existing three-story, single-family residence 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 as submitted.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2004)

B. COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Commission Comments/Questions

9. (ISABEL WADE: (415) 621-3260 ext. 114)

NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS COUNCIL PRESENTATION - Dr. Isabel Wade, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Parks Council, will discuss the need for an open space plan and the creation of open space zoning that ensures all neighborhoods receive their fair share of green spaces and recreation facilities. The discussion presents the findings of the Council's year-long study and mapping of existing open space by district and funding allocations through the Open Space Fund over 30 years.

C. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

10. Director’s Announcements

11. Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

12. 2003.0860D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

357 HOWTH STREET east side between Mount Vernon Avenue and Ridge Lane; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 7035 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.21.2744, proposing: a one-story (over storage) rear horizontal extension; stairs leading from the new addition to the rear yard; and a 4’ high front yard fence, to an existing single family dwelling within an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

13. 2003.1316DD (F. JONES: (415) 558-6477)

168 29th STREET - south side between Dolores Street and San Jose Avenue; Lot 017 in Assessors Block 6617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.04.6258 pursuant to the Planning Commission’s policy for review of all new residential construction for replacement of structures associated with residential demolition (the demolition was previously approved). The new construction is also subject to a request for Discretionary Review from an adjacent neighbor. The proposal is for the new construction of a four-story, four-unit building in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify the replacement structure.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 11, 2004)

14. 2004.0067DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

5734-5736 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between 19th and 20th Avenues, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 1379 -- Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.04.0585 proposing a horizontal addition, a new partial fourth floor and the addition of a third dwelling unit to an existing three-story, two-unit building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

15. (RODGERS/ALUMBAUGH: (415) 558-6395/558-6601)

DRAFT GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - (Generally bounded by a quarter mile radius from the Glen Park Bart Station) - Informational presentation on Commission consideration of endorsement of the Draft Glen Park Community Plan, and a summary of community comments to date. The Draft Plan would serve as framework to guide future development and as a tool for the neighborhood to enhance its unique character. In addition, the plan identifies specific public improvements and recommendations for traffic calming measures, on-street parking adjustments, streetscape enhancements, and greenway connections.

More information is available at www.sfgov.org/planning/citywide/glenpark.html

Preliminary Recommendation: Endorse the draft version of the November 2003 Glen Park Community Plan.

16. (D. ALUMBAUGH/J. RUBIN: (415) 558-6601/558-6310)

CENTRAL WATERFRONT NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN - Informational presentation on the draft Central Waterfront Neighborhood Plan, a part of the Better Neighborhoods Program. The purpose is to present staff’s suggested amendments to the draft plan and to clarify the plan's proposals for housing. No action is requested. Informational Presentation Only.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 18, 2004)

17. 2003.1305C (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

2238-2250 GEARY BOULEVARD - northeast corner at Broderick Street; Lot 025 (previously lots 005 through 0012) in Assessor's Block 1079: - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install and operate a wireless telecommunication facility for Cingular Wireless within an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and an 105-X Height and Bulk district, upon the roof of the approximately 98-foot tall Kaiser Medical Building. Per the City and County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunication Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1, as it is a publicly-used structure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

18. 2003.1208C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

2601 MISSION STREET - southeast corner at 22nd Street, Lot 69 in Assessor’s Block 3637 – Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 790.80 to replace nine antennas that are now on the southern and western walls at the roofline with nine antennas that would be located on the middle portions of western, southern, and eastern walls approximately 77-feet above grade. These antennas are part of an existing Wireless Telecommunications Services facility operated by AT&T Wireless. The site is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 50-X / 65-B Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 2 Location Site, an existing site on which a legal wireless telecommunications facility is currently located.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

19. 2004.0140C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

496 14th STREET - The Hush Hush Lounge, east side between Guerrero Street and Valencia Street, Block 26 in Assessor’s Block 3533. Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 710.48 to allow "other entertainment" (as defined by Planning Code Section 790.38), which includes live amplified music entertainment and DJs, in an existing bar. No change to the exterior of the building is proposed. The subject property is within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) 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

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