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Public Hearings 
 

February 17, 2005

February 17, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, February 17, 2005
2:00 PM

Regular Meeting

Commission President: Sue Lee
Commission Vice-President: Dwight S. Alexander
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; 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.

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 Adele Destro, Interim 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 sotf@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.

2:00 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Sue Lee

        Commission Vice-President: Dwight S. Alexander

        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell;

              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. 2004.0458E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

        566 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration - The proposed project would include demolition of an existing 4,344 gross-square-foot, one-story retail/commercial building and rear storage building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building which would contain 32 residential units on the second through fifth floors and retail/commercial use on the ground floor. The residential use would be 27,491 gross square feet (gsf) in area, and the retail/commercial space would be 4,344 gsf in size. The ground floor and basement levels would include 32 parking spaces designated for the residential use with ingress and egress from South Van Ness Avenue. The ground floor would contain the commercial space and residential lobby. The 12,253-square-foot site is located within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) zoning district and within a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project requires a conditional use authorization for residential use in the C-M district.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Mitigated Negative Declaration

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

        (Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005

        2a. 2004.0458C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

              566 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - west side between 16th Street and 17th Street, Block 3570 in Assessor's Lot 005 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow 32 dwelling units in a C-M District, under Planning Code Sections 215. The subject property is within an C-M (Heavy Commercial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and a PDR/ Housing Overlay Zone as designated in the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Policies (Planning Commission Resolution 16727).

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

        (Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005

        2b. 2004.0458V (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

              566 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - west side between 16th Street and 17th Street, Block 3570 in Assessor's Lot 005 - Request for an Exposure Variance to allow eight of the proposed 32 dwelling units to face (or have exposure to) an open space that does not meet the specification requirements of Planning Code Section 140. The subject property is within an C-M (Heavy Commercial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and a PDR/ Housing Overlay Zone as designated in the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Policies (Planning Commission Resolution 16727).

        (Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005

        3a. 2004.0364D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

        451 FAXON AVENUE - west side between De Montfort & Holloway Streets, Lot 009, Assessor's Block 6939 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application 2003.11.24.0975, to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 6, 2005)

    (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

        3b. 2004.0651D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

        451 FAXON AVENUE - west side between De Montfort & Holloway Streets, Lot 009, Assessor's Block 6939 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential buildings in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.11.24.0979, proposing to construct a three-story, single-family residential building with two off-street parking spaces in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the New Construction Permit.

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 6, 2005)

        (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

    4. Consideration of Adoption:

        • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 24, 2004

        • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 23, 2004

        • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 4, 2004

        • Draft Minutes of Planning Director Search Subcommittee for November 4, 2004

        • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 18, 2004

        • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 29, 2004

      5. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

    6. Director's Announcements

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

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT - 15 MINUTES

    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. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

    At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

F. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

        8. 2004.1167DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

        1310 STANYAN STREET - east side of a n undeveloped portion of Stanyan Street between Clarendon Avenue and Mountain Spring Avenue. Assessor's Block 2706 Lot 035 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.15.8977, to construct a new single-family dwelling, three stories in height on a vacant parcel in an 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.

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

        NOTE: On January 20, 2005, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued the matter to February 17, 2005 by a vote +6 -0. The Commission directed staff to research the permit history of the original building on the adjacent property to see if subject lot was part of the original development site for 90 Mountain Spring. Commissioner Bradford-Bell was absent

G. REGULAR CALENDAR

        9. 2004.1106D (S. SNYDER: (415) 558-6543)

        252 HOLYOKE STREET - east side between Felton and Burrows Streets; Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 5976 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.19.5209, proposing vertical and horizontal front and rear additions to the single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 3, 2005)

    10. 2004.093D (S. SNYDER: (415) 558-6543)

        371 MISSOURI STREET - east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 17 in Assessor's Block 4037 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2004.06.10.6121 proposing to add third floor to a two-family dwelling located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and require modification of plans to match adjacent light well.

        11. 2004.0862D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

        2847-49 WASHINGTON STREET - south side between Divisadero and Scott Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 1002 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.0414.1288S, proposing to convert the building's authorized use from four dwelling units to two dwelling units, 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 Building Permit Application as Proposed.

        12. 2004.1274DD (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

        1919 22nd STREET southwest corner of 22nd Street and Carolina Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 4161 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.06.11.6191 proposing to construct a horizontal and vertical addition to the existing non-complying single-family house and create an additional unit. The property is within an 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 conditions.

        13. 2004.0334D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

        3579 MISSION STREET - east side, between Santa Marina Street and Appleton Avenue; Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 5712 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2002.05.13.6349 proposing to construct a new structure including two dwelling units. The project also involves the demolition of an existing one-story office building under Demolition Permit Application Number 2002.05.13.6344. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

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

        14. 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

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

        15. 2005.0128U (M. CORRETTE: (415) 558-6295)

        1886 MISSION STREET - west side between 14th and 15th Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 3547 - Appeal of Inner Mission North survey findings - Following the Landmarks Boards' Public Review Process for Cultural Resource Survey findings, the Planning Commission must review written objections to the Inner Mission North Cultural Resource Survey Phase II (California Department of Parks and Recreation Survey Forms - DPR 523A and 523B) survey findings as presented by property owner. The Commission is requested to evaluate the owner's objection to the proposed California Historic Resources Status Code (CHRSC) assigned to the property at 1886 Mission Street. It should consider and adopt a resolution to either: 1) endorse the evaluation and the CHRSC rating that found the property to be individually eligible for the California Register (3CS), or 2) determine, based on historical evidence and evaluation criteria, an alternate CHRSC status code.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a resolution upholding the evaluation and Status Code of 3CS as recommended by the Landmark's Board.

H. 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:

    NOTICE

    At the regular hearing of February 24, 2005, Planning staff will present to the Commission an update on the Interim Residential Demolition Policy, as adopted in December of 2003. Public comment will follow. This is an informational presentation only, preliminary to formulation of a long-term policy to be brought forward in May 2005. No action is scheduled for February 24.

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