March 10, 2005
Notice of Meeting
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
Thursday, March 10, 2005
President: Sue Lee
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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..
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: Sue Lee
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. 2004.0876C (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 six (6) antennas and related equipment cabinets on the roof of an existing 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of AT&T'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. 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.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10, 2005)
B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT
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. CONSENT CALENDAR
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.
6. 2004.1169C (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)
1251 THOMAS AVENUE - west side between Ingalls and Hawes Streets, Lot 030, in Assessor's Block 4807 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to operate a fenced vehicle storage yard and towing business as defined in Sections 223(t) & (u), pursuant to Section 249.15(b)(2), located on a site in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the Restricted Light Industrial Special Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
F. REGULAR CALENDAR
7. 2004.1268C (S.YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)
2118 UNION STREET - north side between Fillmore and Webster
Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 0533 - Request for Conditional
Use authorization under Sections 745.45 and 303 of the Planning
Code to convert approximately 1,800 square feet of vacant commercial
retail space located at the basement level of an existing two-story
over basement commercial building, to a retail wine and gift store ("Wine
Styles") in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD)
and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. No exterior modifications will
be made to the existing building envelope.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
8. 2004.1323C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
4022-26 24TH STREET - north side between Noe and Castro Streets Assessor's Block 3656 Lot 010 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 161.(j) for to develop two (2) dwelling units in an existing building without two (2) new off street parking spaces. The Project will add two new dwelling units to an existing building that now contains two dwelling units and ground floor commercial. This project lies within the 24th Street Noe Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
9. 2004.1158D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
877 CAROLINA STREET - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets; Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 4097 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.16.9070 proposing to construct an one-story vertical addition to the existing one-story over garage single-family dwelling, within a RH-2 (Residential House, Two-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project as Proposed.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 24, 2005)
10. 2004.0893DV (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
1223 BOSWORTH STREET - south side between Congo Street and O'Shaughnessy Boulevard, Lot 33A in Block 6706 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application 2004.11.04.8581 to construct a new three-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling unit on a substandard size lot measuring 25 feet in width by 42 feet in length. The subject property is located 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.
11. 2004.1109D (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)
496 FAIR OAKS STREET - northwest corner of Fair Oaks and 26th Streets, Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 6534 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Permit Application No. 2004.09.17.4457; proposing to merge three dwelling units to two dwelling units in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
G. PUBLIC COMMENT
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.
The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:
(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))