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Public Hearings 
 

September 23, 2004

September 23, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, September 23, 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.

      1a. 2004.0234CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          2917-2919 24TH STREET - south side between Florida and Alabama Streets; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 426 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 161(j) to add three dwelling units to a commercial building without providing off-street parking. The dwelling units would be provided through a vertical addition, adding one new floor plus mezzanine above the existing two-story building with a six- and ten-foot setback from the existing front building wall. A Rear Yard Modification is sought under Section 134(e) to provide rear yard open space within front and rear setbacks. The site is within the 24th Street-Mission Neighborhood Commercial Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

          (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

      1b. 2004.0234CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          2917-2919 24TH STREET - south side between Florida and Alabama Streets; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 426 - Request for Rear Yard Modification under Section 134(e) to provide rear yard open space for three dwelling units within front and rear setbacks. The Zoning Administrator will hear the Rear Yard Modification immediately following the Planning Commission's hearing on the Conditional Use. The site is within the 24th Street-Mission Neighborhood Commercial Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

      2. 2003.0262E (A. AGUILAR: (415) 558-5973)

          TENTH/MARKET/MISSION STREETS MIXED-USE PROJECT (AKA 1401-1435 MARKET STREET) - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report: The project site is at Assessor's Block 3507, Lot 39, and is located in the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and in the 150-S, 200-S, and 320-S Height and Bulk Districts. The project site is approximately 95,000 square feet on the west side of Tenth Street between Market and Mission Streets. The project site is within the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Project Area. The project sponsor proposes to construct a 24-story, 320-foot-tall office building fronting Market Street which would provide municipal offices uses; a 21-story, 200-foot-tall market-rate housing tower fronting Tenth Street which would provide up to 250 units; and a 15-story, 150-foot-tall affordable senior housing tower would provide up to 200 units. The project would include approximately 313 off-street parking spaces and the total gross square footage for the proposed project would be approximately 1,024,119. The proposed project would require demolition of seven structures, which contain approximately 166,700 gross-square-feet of vacant office space and removal of 108 surface parking spaces.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report. Please note that the public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, June 28, 2004.

      (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

      3. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

        TENTH/MARKET/MISSION STREETS MIXED-USE PROJECT (AKA 1401-1435 MARKET STREET) - southwest corner at 10th Street, Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - The proposed project is (1) the creation of the 10th & Market Special Use District, (2) the construction of a 320-foot-high office building at the corner of 10th & Market that will be owned and occupied by the City and County of San Francisco, (3) the construction of a 200-foot-high building along 10th Street containing up to 250 market-rate dwelling units with a garage containing up to 230 parking spaces, and (4) the construction of a 150-foot-high building at the corner of 10th & Mission containing up to 200 affordable dwelling units for senior citizens. The project requires a Planning Code text amendment, a zoning map amendment, a General Plan amendment, associated General Plan referrals, approval pursuant to Section 309 of the Planning Code, conditional use authorization, and a variance. The Planning Code text amendment consists of adding the 10th & Market Special Use District to Article 2 of the Planning Code, which would exempt residential uses from the calculation of floor area ratio. The zoning map amendment consists of adding the 10th & Market Special Use District to Map 7 of the Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco. The General Plan amendment consists of adding the proposed 10th & Market Special Use District to Map 1 ("Downtown Land Use and Density Plan") of the Downtown Area Plan and adding a new policy to Objective 6 of the Downtown Area Plan.

      (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

          4a. 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

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2004)

          NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to September 23, 2004 instructing the project sponsor to continue discussing issues with neighbors. Public comment remains open.

      (Proposed for Continuance to October 14, 2004)

          4b. 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.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2004)

          NOTE: The Acting Zoning Administrator continued this item to September 23, 2004. Public comment remains open.

      (Proposed for Continuance to October 14, 2004)

          4c. 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

          NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to September 23, 2004 instructing the project sponsor to continue discussing issues with neighbors. Public comment remains open.

          (Proposed for continuance to October 14 2004)

      5. 2003.1164D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

        6725 CALIFORNIA STREET - south side between 29th and 30th Avenues, Lot 47 in Assessor's Block 1404 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.03.13.9612 proposing to alter the existing two-story, single-family dwelling by raising the building approximately eight feet in order to create a new ground floor to contain a two-car garage, with a new dwelling unit behind, and expanding the building to the front, rear and sides. The subject property is located in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and deny the application.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 5, 2004)

        NOTE: On January 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission expressed concerns that statements about preserving this structure or the essence of it are not reflected in the plans submitted. Item continued to March 25, 2004. Public hearing will remain open on any new information presented.

          NOTE: On March 25, June 3, and June 24, 2004, without a hearing, the Commission continued this matter. Public hearing remains open on any new information submitted/presented.

          NOTE: The Discretionary Review has been withdrawn by the neighbor. Based on revised plans, dated September 2, 2004, submitted to the Department, the plans indicate that the existing building character would be preserved and would not be considered a de facto demolition of the existing building.

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of August 5, 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

      10 . (G.GREEN/L. BADINER: (415) 558-6411)

          Report on SRO Policies

D. CONSENT CALENDAR

      All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.

      11. 2003.0877Q (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          1843, 1845, 1847, 1849, 1851 and 1853 FILBERT STREET - south side between Laguna and Octavia Streets, Lot 26 in Assessor's Block 0530, six unit residential condominium conversion in an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to change the existing building to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of condominium conversion subdivision application.

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

      12. (P. LORD: (415 558-6311)

      ARTS ELEMENT - Informational staff presentation on the Arts Element of the General Plan. Staff briefing on the history and policy goals contained in the Arts Element. Richard Newirth, Director of the San Francisco Arts Commission will participate in the presentation with comments on the efficacy and implementation of this element of the General Plan since its adoption in 1990.

      Preliminary Recommendation: No Action

      13. 2004.0602D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          1923 WEBSTER STREET - west side between California and Pine Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0653 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.03.01.7434, proposing to raise the existing building two feet to accommodate a new garage in the ground floor and to construct a rear horizontal addition to the existing one-story-over-basement, single-family residence 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.

      14. 2004.0598D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          2740-2742 FILBERT STREET - north side between Broderick and Baker Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 0942 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.04.08.0828, proposing to convert the existing attic into habitable space and to construct a rear horizontal addition to the existing four-story, two-unit building 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.

          15. 2004.0399DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          2121-2123 LEAVENWORTH STREET - west side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0094 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.28.3345, proposing to construct a new fifth floor and a side horizontal addition to the existing four-story, two-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-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 June 24, 2004)

          16. 2004.0635D (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

                3150 18TH STREET (aka 470 TREAT AVENUE) - northwest corner of 18th Street and Treat Avenue, Lots 2 and 12 in Assessor's Block 3573 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Policies (Planning Commission Resolution No. 16727) of Building Permit Application No. 2004.05.21.4487 and Demolition Permit Nos. 2004.05.21.4485 and 2004.05.21.4484 proposing to demolish existing light-industrial structures and to construct a new structure that would contain approximately 260 units of rental workshops for arts activities, light manufacturing, repair and small business service uses, approximately 54 off-street parking spaces, a care-taker's unit, and a small café, in an M-1 District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and within a Core PDR Zone as designated in the Eastern Neighborhood Interim Policies.

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

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 2, 2004)

      17. 2004.0360DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          1422 45TH AVENUE - East side between Judah and Kirkham Streets. Assessor's Block 1807 Lot 026 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.02.04.5540, to construct horizontal and vertical additions to the existing one family dwelling including new second and third floors in an 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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 24, 2004)

          NOTE: On June 24, 2004, the Commission stated that the top story was unacceptable and directed the sponsor to explore options that would eliminate the top floor and find another location for the displaced floor area. The matter was continued to September 23, 2004 by a vote +5 -0.

      18. 2004.0285D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

          646 30TH AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets; lot 016E in Assessor's Block 1572 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.09.3124, proposing to alter a single-family dwelling by adding an approximately 30 foot deep, two-story addition to the rear of a three-story, single-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.

      19. 2004.0387D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

                266 MAGELLAN AVENUE- east side between Sola and Pacheco Avenues, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 2863 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.09.4302, proposing to construct a full floor one-story vertical addition on a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1(D) [Residential, House, One-Family (Detached)] District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve the Project

          20. 2004.0569D (D. DiBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

                73-75 LUPINE AVENUE - east side between Euclid Avenue and Wood Street: Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 1057 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.10.22.8304, proposing to construct a vertical addition and add one residential unit at the existing one-story over garage two-unit structure. The project adds two partial floors, increasing the overall building height from 20 feet to 40 feet and converts the building from two to three units within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D R and approve the project.

      21. 2004.0198C (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

          527 BALBOA STREET - south side between 6th and 7th Avenues; Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 1638 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 161(j) to add one dwelling unit to a commercial building without providing an off-street parking space. The proposal is to convert a vacant commercial space to a residential unit at the second floor of the existing two-story commercial structure, without providing one off-street parking space as required under Section 151 of the Planning Code, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      22. 2003.1110T (C. NIKITAS:(415) 558-6306)

          REQUIRED SECOND MEANS OF EGRESS - Ordinance Amending the San Francisco Planning Code to Allow a Required Second Means of Egress Adoption of an ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding a new section 136(c)(4)(A)(i-v) to allow certain stairways that are a required second means of egress under the Building Code, as permitted obstructions in the rear yard. The California Building Code no longer allows fire escapes as a second means of egress in most cases. This proposed text amendment provides an exemption to meet the requirements of the Building Code. This ordinance also includes changes to Section 311 and 312 to require neighbor notification for the addition of these stairways.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval of the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 15, 2004)

      23. 2004.0231EZ (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

          SECOND STREET AND SOUTH PARK - Consideration of a Board of Supervisors Ordinance amending Zoning Map Section 1H of the City and County of San Francisco to increase the Height from 40-X to 65-X for two parcels described as Assessor's Block 3775, Lots 007 & 008, between South Park and Brannan Street along Second Street.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      24a. 2003.1086CV (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

          1 SOUTH PARK - south corner of 2nd Street and South Park; Assessor's Block 3775, Lot 7 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to convert an historic industrial building into 35 dwelling units, per Section 818.14 of the Planning Code. The property is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit, and is a contributory building within the South End Historic District. The Zoning Administrator will hear a related rear yard modification request.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

      24b. 2003.1086CV (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

          1 SOUTH PARK - south corner of 2nd Street and South Park; Assessor's Block 3775, Lot 7 - Request for Rear Yard Modification, pursuant to Code Sections 134(e) and 307(g), for an exception to the rear yard requirement for the proposed dwelling units because the existing building has full lot coverage. The proposed project is the subject of a Conditional Use hearing as described above. The property is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit, and is a contributory building within the South End Historic District.

          25. 2004.0370C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          3640 BALBOA STREET - north side between 37th and 38th Avenues; Lot 005F in Assessor's Block 1580 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 161(j) of the Planning Code to allow the construction of two dwelling units without off-street parking. The proposal is to enlarge a mezzanine story within an existing 20-foot tall commercial structure and to add two additional floors to the building, resulting in an approximately 40-foot tall, four-story building. The two top floors will each contain a dwelling unit. The reconfigured second floor will contain residential space ancillary to a dwelling unit above, and commercial/storage space associated with the restaurant below (considered a Business or Professional Service use per Section 711.53 of the Code). The subject property is within 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 July 15, 2004)

          26. 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 Planning Code Section(s) 721.41 to establish a Bar; Section 721.48 to provide Other Entertainment; and Section 721.27 for Extended Hours at Cafe Flore. The project is within the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 2004)

      27. 2004.0550C (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          562 ARLINGTON STREET - north side between Roanoke & Natick, Lot 023, in Assessor's Block 6726 - Request for conditional use authorization under Planning Code Section 209.2(d) to establish an inn (bed and breakfast) use in an existing single-family house that would be owned, operated and occupied by the property owners. Three existing bedrooms in the property would be available for compensation to guests for short-term accommodation. No alteration to the building is proposed under this application. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

F. 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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