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October 21, 2004 (Time Ammended)

October 21, 2004 (Time Ammended)

NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE

NEW START TIME FOR THIS MEETING IS 2:30 P.M.

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, October 21, 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 impairments 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. 2004.0779T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        NORTH BEACH FORMULA RETAIL PROHIBITION - Consideration of an Ordinance amending Planning Code Section 707.3 to prohibit formula retail uses in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

        (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

      2. 2004.0780T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        HAIGHT STREET FORMULA RETAIL CONDITIONAL USE REQUIREMENTS - Consideration of an Ordinance amending Planning Code Section 707.3 to designate formula retail uses as a Conditional Use in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

        (Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 2004)

      3. 2004.0781T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        ELEVATOR PENTHOUSE HEIGHT EXEMPTION INCREASE - Consideration of an a Ordinance amending Planning Code Section 260 to provide for an increase in the height exemption for elevator penthouses from 10 feet to 16 feet; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

        (Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 2004)

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

        43 HAMILTON STREET - east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9296 proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

        (Proposed for Continuance to December 2, 2004)

      4b. 2004.0033D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        43 HAMILTON STREET - east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9298 proposing the construction of a two-story single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

        (Proposed for Continuance to December 2, 2004)

      5. 2004.0837D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

        2405 OCTAVIA STREET - west side between Broadway and Pacific Avenue; Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 578 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.02.03.5401S, proposing to reduce the existing seven-unit building to a five-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 October 7, 2004)

        (Proposed for Continuance to December 2, 2004)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of October 7, 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. Streamlining of Material for Commission case packets.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      11a. 2003.0304CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        829 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 4th and 5th Streets, a through lot to Shipley Street; Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3752 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 207.5, 263.11, 271, and 157 to construct a nine-story, mixed-use building with up to 69 dwelling units at a density of one unit per 147 square feet of lot area under Section 207.5, to construct an 85-foot-tall building (with a 16-foot-tall mechanical penthouse) in the 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District under Section 263.11, to exceed the bulk limits at the 50-foot height by 60 feet in length and 54 feet diagonally (by 48 feet in length and 42 feet diagonally at the 65-foot height) under Section 271; and to provide parking exceeding accessory amounts (with up to 62 spaces for project residents) under Section 157. On the ground floor, garage access would be provided at Shipley Street, and up to 5,000 gross square feet of retail space would be provided with access from Folsom Street. The proposed project would also require a rear yard modification and a variance from dwelling unit exposure requirements. The site is within an RSD (Residential/Service) South of Market Mixed-Use District, and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications and conditions

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 12, 2004)

        NOTE: On May 27, 2004, the Commission passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote +5 -1. Commissioner S. Lee voted no. Final Language July 1, 2004. Public testimony remains open on any new information.

        NOTE: On July 1, 2004, the Commission continued the matter to August 12, 2004.

        NOTE: On August 12, 2004, without a hearing, the Commission continued the matter to October 7, 2004.

        NOTE: On October 7, 2004, without a hearing the Commission continued the matter to October 21, 2004. Public hearing remains open.

      11b. 2003.0304CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        829 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 4th and 5th Streets, a through lot to Shipley Street; Lot 091 in Assessor's Block 3752 - Requests for Variances. The proposal is to construct a nine-story, mixed-use building with up to 69 dwelling units, up to 5,000 gross square feet of ground floor commercial space and a 62-space parking garage. A rear yard modification is sought under Section 134(e) to provide rear yard open space within an inner court and on a 7th floor setback of 10-15 feet along Shipley Street. A variance is sought from dwelling unit exposure requirements, as the horizontal dimensions of the inner court do not meet the requirements for an open area as defined under Section 140(a)(2) for dwelling unit exposure, and 27 of the 70 units have no exposure other than this inner court. The site is within an RSD (Residential/Service) Mixed-Use District, and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2004)

        NOTE: On May 27, 2004, Zoning Administrator has left the public hearing open and continued the item to July 1, 2004.

        NOTE: On July 1, 2004, Zoning Administrator continued the matter to August 12, 2004.

        NOTE: On August 12, 2004, without a hearing, Zoning Administrator continued the matter to October 7, 2004.

        NOTE: On October 7, 2004, without a hearing, Zoning Administrator continued the matter to October 21, 2004. Public hearing remains open.

      12. 2004.0501C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Jackson Street; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0595 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of four (4) antennas on the roof of an existing 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of Nextel's wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. Related equipment cabinets will be installed inside the garage level at the ground story. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure. MetroPCS and Sprint also have approved installations at this location.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      13. 2003.0964C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        1881 POST STREET - south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 0701 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of fourteen antennas on the roof and related equipment in the basement of an existing 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of Verizon Wireless' telecommunications network within an NC-3 (Moderate Scale-Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 2 as it is a co-location site. Sprint, Nextel and AT&T also have approved installations at this location.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      14. 2004.0176C (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

        1101-1123 FILLMORE STREET - northwest corner at Golden Gate Avenue; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 755 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install and operate a wireless telecommunication facility for AT&T Wireless Service. The proposal is to install three panel antennas inside fiberglass cylinders, to resemble faux vent pipes, at three different locations upon the roof of the four-story mixed-use building within an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and an 50-X Height and Bulk district. As per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunication Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 2, as it is the site of previously approved antenna installations.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      15. 2004.0915C (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

        1598 DOLORES STREET - northwest corner of 29th Street; Lots 40 through 52, inclusive, in Assessor's Block 6618 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to modify conditions of approval set forth in Planning Commission Motion Number 16445 as modified by Board of Supervisors Motion Number M02-163 and relating to Planning Department Case Number 2000.1058C to allow payment of an in-lieu affordable housing fee rather than provide on-site affordable housing, pursuant to inclusionary housing policies set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 16350. In September of 2002, the City authorized construction of two 4-story buildings on the subject property containing a total of 13 units and up to 26 independently accessible off-street parking spaces; both buildings are now complete. Conditions of approval require one of the proposed units to be provided as a Below Market Rate (BMR) unit. This proposal would modify previous conditions of approval to allow the payment of an in-lieu fee to the Mayor's Office of Housing rather than provide the required BMR unit on-site. No physical work is proposed. The property is within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval.

      16. 2004.0797C (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

        1728-1748 HAIGHT STREET - between Cole and Shrader Streets; Lot 35 in Assessor's Block 1229 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to modify conditions of approval set forth in Planning Commission Motion Number 15935 and relating to Planning Department Case Number 99.209C to allow payment of an in-lieu affordable housing fee rather than provide on-site affordable housing, pursuant to inclusionary housing policies set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 13405. In October of 2000, the City authorized construction of a 4-story over basement building containing 32 dwelling units, 14,200 gross square feet of commercial space, 75 below-grade parking spaces, and an accessory building with 2 townhouse units. This building is now complete. Conditions of approval require three of the proposed units to be provided as Below Market Rate (BMR) units. This proposal would modify previous conditions of approval to allow the payment of an in-lieu fee to the Mayor's Office of Housing rather than provide the 3 required BMR units on-site. No physical work is proposed. The property is within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

      17a. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17b. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17c. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17d. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17e. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17f. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17g. 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 October 14, 2004)

      17h. 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 October 14, 2004)

      18. 2004.0778T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        MOVIE THEATER DEMOLITIONS - Consideration of an Ordinance to amend the Planning Code by adding Section 221.1 and to amend Sections 703.2, 803.2 and 803.3 to require Conditional Use authorization for any project involving change of use or demolition of a movie theater; amending Planning Code Section 303 to require specific findings as part of a Conditional Use authorization for a change of use of demolition of a movie theater; and making the Ordinance retroactive to any site permit application submitted after July 27, 2004; making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      19a. 2004.0882EMZ (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

        HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 4591a - Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan so that it conforms with the redevelopment plan for the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Project Area.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan

      19b. 2004.0882EMZ (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

        HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 4591a - Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the Planning Code by reclassifying property (Amending the Zoning Map) so that it conforms with the redevelopment plan for the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Project Area.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the Planning Code

      20a. 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 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      20b. 2003.0104D (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.

        21. 2004.0667D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        2414 PACIFIC AVENUE - north side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0582 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2003.12.22.2782 proposing to construct rear and side horizontal additions and a new fourth floor to the 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.

      22a. 2004.0230D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

        1272 42ND AVENUE - between Lincoln Way and Irving Street. Assessor's Block 1709 Lot 026 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2004 0323 9406, to demolish an existing 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 demolition.

      22b. 2004.0640DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

        1272 42ND AVENUE - east side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street. Assessor's Block 1709 Lot 026 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission Policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition and Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004 323 9403, to construct a new two family dwelling, four stories in height in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify the project.

      23. 2004.0587D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

        91 MIGUEL STREET - north side between Fairmont and Beacon Streets. Assessor's Block 6665 Lot 023C - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004 0128 5045, to construct a new two family dwelling, three stories in height 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.

      24. 2004.0802D (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

        675 ARKANSAS STREET - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets; Lot 29 in Block 4099 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.04.21.1841, proposing to construct a two-story deck addition to an existing 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.

E. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Adjournment:

PLEASE NOTE:

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

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:51 PM