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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
July 22, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

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

Thursday, July 22, 2004

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Sue Lee
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee; Christina Olague

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@sfgov.org.

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; Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee;

Christina Olague

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. 2004.0365DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

850 45TH AVENUE - east side between Cabrillo and Fulton Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 1687 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.22.2792 proposing to add a second dwelling unit, add two floors and a horizontal addition to the rear of the existing single-family residence resulting in a four-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 10, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 5, 2004)

2a. 2001.0249CV (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

605 KEARNY STREET - west side between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 226 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization for a building exceeding 35 feet in height   in the Chinatown Community Business (CCB) Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to add one four-story dwelling unit to an existing one-story commercial building on a small, approximately 700 square foot, 29.5-foot deep lot. The commercial unit on the ground floor would remain. The building would be 50 feet in height with the proposed addition. The addition, like the existing commercial building, would cover the entire small site. No parking would be provided. Both a parking and a rear yard/site coverage variance would be required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator at the same hearing as the Conditional Use authorization. Required open space would be provided on a rooftop terrace.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 9, 2004)

2b. 2001.0249CV (K. AMDUR: 558-6351)

605 KEARNY STREET - west side between Sacramento and Commercial Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 226 - Request for a Variance for rear yard/site coverage and parking for a building in the Chinatown Community Business (CCB) Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to add one four-story dwelling unit to an existing one-story commercial building on a small, approximately 700 square foot, 29.5-foot deep lot. The commercial unit on the ground floor would remain. The building would be 50 feet in height with the proposed addition. The addition, like the existing commercial building, would cover the entire small site, and no parking would be provided. Required open space would be provided on a rooftop terrace. Conditional use authorization is also required for a building in the CCB to exceed 35 feet in height.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2004)

Proposed for Continuance to September 9, 2004)

3. 2004.0338DDD (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

755 22ND AVENUE - west side between Cabrillo and Fulton Streets: Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 1665 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.29.6087S, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal extension at the rear of the existing three-story single family dwelling unit. The rear addition would extend the full lot width and would increase the structure's depth by approximately 6 feet into the rear yard in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: pending

 

(Proposed for Continuance to September 2, 2004)

4. 2004.0251C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

2298 MARKET STREET - north side between Noe and Sanchez Streets, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 3560 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to the following sections of the Planning Code: 721.41 to establish a bar; 721.48 to provide other entertainment; 721.27 for extended hours within the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 1, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 23, 2004)

5. 2003.1177C (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

2301 FILLMORE STREET - northwest corner at Clay Street, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0611 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 718.48 and 790.38, to allow amplified music and to extend the hours during which entertainment is allowed in a nonconforming bar and full-service restaurant (occupied by Leticia’s Restaurant) in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Planning Commission Motion No. 13781, adopted on November 17, 1994, limited entertainment at this location to non-amplified music and restricted the hours during which entertainment is allowed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 10, 2004)

PROJECT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B. COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

6. Consideration of Adoption – Draft Minutes of June 24, 2004

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. REGULAR CALENDAR

10a. 2004.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

1353 -1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in an the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District - Request for Conditional Use authorization for use size in excess of 3,000 square feet for a music training facility ("Music City"), with a Full-Service Restaurant and Bar with live entertainment, open after hours (between 2:00 and 6:00 A.M.) also requiring a Variance for off-street parking and usable open space for an upper-floor group-housing use.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

10b. 2002.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

1353 - 1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District -- Off-Street Parking and Usable Open Space Variances sought in conjunction with the conversion of existing tourist hotel rooms to group housing (residential hotel rooms) and for a Full-service Restaurant and Bar and music training facility ("Music City") with no off-street parking and no outdoor open area.

10c. 2002.0129C (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

835 HYDE STREET - west side between Bush and Sutter Streets, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 279, in an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District - Request for authorization of a Conditional Use for a Tourist Hotel (conversion of 31 "residential" hotel rooms, being consolidated at another location, to "tourist" rooms) with no off-street parking.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

11. 2004.0421C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

4001 JUDAH STREET – at 45th Avenue, Assessor's Block 1808 Lot 001. Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Sections 710.44 for establishment of a Small Self Service Restaurant (Feel Real Vegan Café). The Project will occupy the existing 800 square foot building in an NC-1, Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

12. 2004.0506D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

464 30TH STREET - North side between Noe and Sanchez Streets. Assessor's Block 6639 Lot 020 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004 0310 8295, to construct horizontal and vertical additions to the existing one family dwelling including a full third story and a rear extension 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.

13. 2003.1254D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

170 ST. GERMAIN AVENUE - north side at Glenbrook Avenue; Lot 009 in Block 2708 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.31.0905, proposing to construct a one story horizontal and a one story vertical addition to an existing two story over basement single family dwelling in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take discretionary review and approve the permit with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 10, 2004)

14. 2004.0409D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

2301 CHESTNUT STREET (AKA 3253 SCOTT STREET) - southwest corner of Chestnut and Scott Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0936 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.03.03.7615, proposing to convert retail storage space (associated with Lucky Brand) to a small self-service restaurant (Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream Store, a formula retail use, as defined by Planning Code Section 703.3(b)) in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

15. 2004.0299DDD (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

2011 9TH AVENUE - west side between Pacheco Street and Mendosa Avenue, Lot 001P in Assessor’s Block 2129 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2003.07.31.0919 to construct a one-story vertical addition to the existing single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, 40-X Height/Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 24, 2004)

16. 2004.0127D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

2654-58 WEBSTER STREET - east side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0565 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's Policy on Dwelling Unit Mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.12.18.2640, proposing to convert a three-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The work will not result in any dimensional change to the exterior of the building.

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

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.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:50 PM