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Public Hearings 
 

October 14, 2004

October 14, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, October 14, 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. (M. FOSTER (415) 558 - 6362)

      OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED MID-MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Informational presentation on the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan and SUD. Staff will provide an overview of the Plan's key goals and proposals, outline the key issues related to the proposed Special Use District. and describe the schedule for further Planning Commission review.

      Preliminary Recommendation: No Action

        (Proposed for Continuance to December 2, 2004)

      2. 2004.0760DDDD (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

      4027-19th STREET - south side between Noe and Hartford Streets, Lot 88 in Assessor's Block 3602 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2003.05.20.5067S, to construct a two-story vertical addition to the existing one-story-over basement, two-unit dwelling. The project also proposes to convert the existing basement into habitable space and construct a new two-car garage. The property is located in the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-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 October 7, 2004)

        (Proposed for Continuance to December 2, 2004)

    3. 2004.0076C (B. FU: (415) 558.6613)

      1350 NATOMA STREET - west side, between 14th and 15th Streets, Lot 089 in Assessor's Block 3548 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 215 to allow the construction of 8 residential dwellings in the C-M (Heavy Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

    4. Commission Comments/Questions

      5. Discussion and possible action to adopt the recommendations for the Planning Director Search Subcommittee.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

    6. Director's Announcements

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

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

    8. 1994.0670E (C. ROOS: (415) 558-5981)

      SOUTH OF MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Public Hearing on Draft Supplement to the FEIR for the South of Market Redevelopment Plan Amendment. The South of Market Redevelopment Plan Amendment ("Redevelopment Plan Amendment") proposes to convert the South of Market Earthquake Recovery Redevelopment Project Area to a redevelopment project area ("Project Area") and will authorize the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency ("Agency") to use tax-increment financing to alleviate physical and economic conditions of blight and to use eminent domain to alleviate these blighting conditions. The proposed amended Project Area is generally bounded by Stevenson, Mission and Natoma Streets on the north, Fifth Street on the east, Harrison and Folsom Streets on the south and Seventh Street on the west. In order to finance projects and programs that would alleviate the conditions of blight, the Redevelopment Plan Amendment would also include:

    · An amended expiration date, which extends the redevelopment plan by 10 years (from June 11, 2010 to June 11, 2020);

    · Extended deadlines for the Agency to incur and repay indebtedness secured by tax increment funds; and

    · Increase the aggregate amount of tax increment the Agency may receive (from $102,000,000 to $200,000,000) and the maximum amount of bonded indebtedness the Agency may have outstanding at any one time (from $60,000,000 to $80,000,000).

      The Agency would carry out a comprehensive program to alleviate the adverse effect of blight in the Project Area by implementing the following five main elements of the Redevelopment Plan Amendment's program: 1) Improve residential conditions and encourage residential activity; 2) Improve economic conditions and encourage business activity; 3) Promote area quality of life and social services; 4) Address infrastructure and transportation needs; and 5) Assure appropriate neighborhood land uses and design.

      Implementation of the Redevelopment Plan Amendment is expected to yield a total of 834 residential units (483 small residential units and 351 family units), 114,618 square feet of commercial development and 91,375 square feet of industrial development at build out in 2020. The implementation of the Redevelopment Plan Amendment is also expected to result in rehabilitation of 300 existing single room occupancy residential hotel units that are either vacant or have substandard living conditions.

      Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5 pm, October 14, 2004, or the end of the Public Hearing, whichever is later.

      Preliminary recommendation: Public Hearing to Receive Comments. No Action Required.

      9. 2004.0585D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

      20 CRAGMONT AVENUE - northeast side between 12th Avenue and Oriole Way. Assessor's Block 2123B Lot 001G - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004 0407 0748, construct a new three story single family dwelling on a vacant lot in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Project.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 2004)

      10. 2004.0151D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

      2250 JACKSON STREET - north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets; Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 589 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.07.8857S, proposing to reduce the existing five-unit building to a two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposed dwelling unit merger.

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 2, 2004)

    11a. 2003.0270DD (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

      695 ARKANSAS STREET - east side between 20th Street and 23rd Street, Lots 25F and 26 in Assessor's Block 4099, and a portion of the 22nd right-of-way (proposed for vacation) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.03.24.9479 proposing to construct horizontal and vertical additions on the south and east (rear) sides of the house, within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and a portion of the OS Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project as modified.

      11b. 2004.0270V (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

      695 ARKANSAS STREET - east side between 20th Street and 23rd Street, Lots 25F and 26 in Assessor's Block 4099, and a portion of the 22nd right-of-way (proposed for vacation) - Front setback variance sought. The proposal is to construct an addition in a portion of the existing unimproved 22nd Street Right-of-Way that is proposed to be vacated and annexed to Lot 26. The addition would measure approximately 15-feet wide by 35.5-feet deep by 22.5-feet tall. Planning Code Section 132 requires that a 15-foot setback be provided in front of the dwelling. The house is built to within 2-feet of the front property line and is therefore considered non-complying. The proposal is to build the addition with the same front setback as the rest of the house. The variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

    12. 2004.0757D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

      707 HURON AVENUE - southeast side between Whipple and Farragut Streets, Lot 44 in Assessor's Block 7100 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2004.01.30.5277S, to construct a new two-story rear horizontal extension to an existing two-story, single-family dwelling. The project also proposes converting the existing storage space on the ground floor into habitable area. The property is located in the 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 as proposed.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 2004)

      13. 2004.0606D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

      1874 CHURCH STREET - west side between 30th and Randall Streets, Lot 21 in Assessor's Block 6655 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.06.23.7130, proposing to merge three dwelling units to two dwelling units in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      14a. 2004.0336D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          1144 PLYMOUTH STREET - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 34 in Assessor's Block 6943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.09.06.5881 (dwelling at the front) to demolish an existing one-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 as proposed.

      14b. 2004.0759D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

      1144 PLYMOUTH STREET - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 34 in Assessor's Block 6943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.09.06.5882 (dwelling at the rear) to demolish an existing one-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 as proposed.

      14c. 2004.0758D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

      1144 PLYMOUTH STREET - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 34 in Assessor's Block 6943 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction to replace demolished housing, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.06.5878S, for the construction of a three-story, two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

    15. 2004.0479D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

      10 PORTOLA DRIVE - southwest side between Fenton and Golding Lanes; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 2826 - Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.02.06.7278, proposing to extend the existing second and third floors towards the rear of the lot and construct a fourth story vertical addition to an existing two-story over garage, single-family dwelling 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 October 7, 2004)

    16. 2004.0765D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

          3616 FOLSOM STREET - west side between Eugenia and Powhattan Avenues, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 5651 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2004.03.31.0043 proposing to (1) merge two legal dwelling units into a single dwelling unit and (2) construct additions to the side, rear, and roof of the existing building. Planning Commission Resolution Number 16053 requires a Discretionary Review hearing for all projects, which result in the removal of a legal dwelling unit. The property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) Zoning District, the Bernal Heights Special Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 2004)

      17a. 2004.0097D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

      2070 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - north side between Central and Lyon Streets; lot 019 in Assessor's Block 1150 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.09.29.6052, proposing to demolish a two-story two-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The two-family dwelling is located at the front of the lot. There are related proposals to demolish a single-family dwelling at the rear of the lot and to construct a four-story, three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 9, 2004)

          NOTE: Item continued to allow the Project Sponsor to conduct community meetings.

      Item continued to October 7, 2004. Public hearing will remain open.

    17b. 2004.0098D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

      2070 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - north side between Central and Lyon Streets; lot 019 in Assessor's Block 1150 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2004.02.23.6957, proposing to demolish a one-story single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The single-family dwelling is located at the rear of the lot. There are related proposals to demolish a two-family dwelling at the front of the lot and to construct a four-story, three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve demolition

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 2, 2004)

      NOTE: Item continued to allow the Project Sponsor to conduct community meetings. Item continued to October 7, 2004. Public hearing will remain open.

      17c. 2004.0099D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

      2070 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - north side between Central and Lyon Streets; lot 019 in Assessor's Block 1150 - 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. 2003.09.29.6049, proposing to construct a four-story, three-family residential structure with three off-street parking spaces in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There are related proposals to demolish a two-family dwelling at the front of the lot and a single-family dwelling at the rear of the lot.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve new construction with modifications

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 2, 2004)

      NOTE: Item continued to allow the Project Sponsor to conduct community meetings. Item continued to October 7, 2004. Public hearing will remain open.

      18. 2004.0182C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

      1135 EVANS AVENUE - southwest corner of Evans Avenue and Middle Point Road, Lot 014, Assessor's Block 4602A - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 711.83 and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 3 panel antennas on an existing 69-foot lattice tower and related equipment on the ground as part of Sprint PCS's wireless telecommunications network. This is a location Preference 2 (Preferred Location - Co-Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines and is within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 2004)

    19. 2002.0954E (A. AGUILAR: (415) 558-5973)

      1234 HOWARD STREET - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project would involve the demolition of a vacant, light-industrial building totaling 8,250 gross square feet (gsf) and construction of a five-story residential building. The existing building proposed to be demolished is an historical resource for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because it is rated as a Category III (Contributory) building under Article 11 of the San Francisco Planning Code, an adopted local register. The proposed building would be 33,340 gsf in building floor area and would have 18 dwelling units. The proposed project would provide 18 off-street parking spaces for the residential units. The entrance and access to the residential use and off-street parking would be from both Howard and Natoma Streets. The project site at 1234 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3728, Lot 014) is approximately 8,250 square feet in size and located about mid-block on the northern side of Howard Street in the South of Market neighborhood in the block bounded by Howard, Eighth, Natoma, and Ninth Streets. The project site is zoned SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) and within a 50-X height/bulk district.

      Preliminary Recommendation: No action required.

      Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on October 19, 2004.

      20. 2003.0262E (A. AGUILAR: (415) 558-5973)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET (AKA TENTH/MARKET/MISSION STREETS MIXED-USE PROJECT) - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report: The project site is approximately 95,000 square feet and is within the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Project Area. The project is 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 total gross area for the proposed project would be approximately 1,024,119 square feet (including the office component, which per a recent revision in the application by the project sponsor, is not part of the currently requested entitlements). Approximately 313 off-street parking spaces are requested. The project would require demolition of seven structures, which contain approximately 166,700 gross-square-feet of vacant office space, and the removal of 108 surface parking spaces. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

      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..

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21a. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507- Adoption of CEQA findings regarding the proposed establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District, the construction of two residential buildings containing a total of up to 450 dwelling units, and the potential construction of an office building for occupancy by the City and County of San Francisco. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the CEQA findings

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21b. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - Request for a General Plan referral to determine if the a Planning Code text amendment, a zoning map amendment, and a General Plan amendment related to the proposed establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District, the construction of two residential buildings containing a total of up to 450 dwelling units, the potential construction of an office building for occupancy by the City and County of San Francisco, and other related actions, including the vacation of Jessie Street, is in conformity with the objectives and policies of the General Plan. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Determine that the proposed amendments are conformity with the objectives and policies of the General Plan

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21c. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block - Request for a Planning Code text amendment related to the proposed establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District. The Planning Code text amendment consists of adding Section 249.27 to the Planning Code, which would establish the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District and include the following provisions: (a) eliminate residential density restrictions, (b) exempt residential uses from the calculation of floor area ratio, (c) provide a height exemption of up to 30 feet for elevator and mechanical penthouses, and (d) allow residential parking up to a ratio of one independently accessible space for each dwelling unit with conditional use authorization. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21d. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - Request for a zoning map amendment related to the proposed establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District. The zoning map amendment consists of adding the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District to Map 7SU of the Official Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21e. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts - Request for a General Plan amendment related to the proposed establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District. The General Plan amendment consists of adding the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District to Map 1 ("Downtown Land Use and Density Plan") of the Downtown Area Plan and adding Policy 2 to Objective 6 of the Downtown Area Plan. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21f. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - Request for a Section 309 Determination of Compliance and Request for Exceptions. The proposal is the construction of two residential buildings containing a total of up to 450 dwelling units as part of a larger project proposing the establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District and the potential construction (requiring future approval) of an approximately 24-story office building approximately 420,000 square feet in area, for occupancy by the City and County of San Francisco. The residential component of the project requires separation of towers, rear yard, loading, wind, and bulk exceptions pursuant to Section 309(a). The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21g. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 - Request for conditional use authorization to provide residential parking at the Tenth Street Building exceeding an amount classified as accessory (220 residential spaces are requested where 93 independently accessible spaces would be allowed as-of-right), and to allow additional FAR above the base FAR of 6.0 to 1 for the construction of affordable dwelling units as part of a larger project proposing the establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District, the construction of two residential buildings containing a total of up to 450 dwelling units, and the potential construction of an approximately 24-story office building approximately 420,000 square feet in area, for occupancy by the City and County of San Francisco. The property is currently within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

    21h. 2003.0262E!KXCVMRTZ (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      1401-1435 MARKET STREET - southwest corner at 10th Street; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 3507 within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 320-S, 200-S, 150-S Height and Bulk Districts - Permitted obstructions variance sought. The proposal is the construction of two residential buildings containing a total of up to 450 dwelling units as part of a larger project proposing the establishment of the Tenth and Market Streets Special Use District and the potential construction of an office building for occupancy by the City and County of San Francisco. Section 136(c)(19) of the Planning Code allows fences and windscreens not exceeding a height of 10 feet above grade within the required rear yard. The proposed residential buildings will include a fence/windscreen exceeding a height of 10 feet within the required rear yard. The variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004)

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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