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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
March 17, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, March 17, 2005

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

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.

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or

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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.

1:30 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. 2004.0738Z (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        REZONING OF ASSESSOR'S BLOCK 3787, LOTS 12, 13, 18, 24, 26, 28, 50, 160, 161 AND 165 THROUGH 218 FROM SLI (SERVICE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) TO SSO (SERVICE/SECONDARY OFFICE) - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to change the use classification for Block 3787, Lots 12, 13, 18, 24, 26, 28, 50, 160, 161 and 165 through 218 from SLI (Service Light Industrial) to SSO (Service/Secondary Office) on the south-west corner of Townsend and Fourth Streets in the South of Market Area; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

      2. 2004.0738T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        AMENDING SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING CODE SECTION 818 AND ADDING SECTION 818.32 TO ALLOW A FINANCIAL SERVICE USE IN AN SSO (SERVICE/SECONDARY OFFICE) ZONING DISTRICT - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 818 and adding Section 818.32 to Table 818 to allow a financial service use in and SSO (Service/Secondary Office) zoning district; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      3. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of January 13 and March 3, 2005 .

      4. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      5. Director's Announcements

      6. 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. REGULAR CALENDAR

      7. 2005.0007D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        2506 UNION STREET - north side between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0945 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2004.07.15.8925 proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of the existing 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 the project. (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10, 2205)

8a. 2003.0253D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        5126-5130 ANZA STREET - north side between 42nd and 43rd Avenues; Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1502 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.03.07.3680 to demolish an existing two-story two-family dwelling (the project also proposes the construction of a new two-family dwelling) in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove Demolition Permit

        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 24, 2005)

      8b. 2004.0682D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        5126-5130 ANZA STREET - north side between 42nd and 43rd Avenues; Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1502 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction to replace demolished housing, of Building Permit Application No. 2001.03.07.3684 for the new construction of a three-story, two-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed new building will contain two off-street parking spaces.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove Building Permit

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 24, 2005)

9a. 2004.1050DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

        190-192 PARK STREET - south side between Holly Park Circle and Leese Street; Lot 057 in Assessor's Block 5720 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commissions policy requiring review of dwelling unit merger, of Building Permit Application Nos. 2004.06.09.5888 and 2004.06.09.5892 proposing to merge the existing two-unit, two-story building at the front into one dwelling unit, and convert the rear building into a one-unit building, within a RH-2 (Residential House, Two-family) District and the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project as Proposed.

      9b. 2004.1050DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

        190-192 PARK STREET - south side between Holly Park Circle and Leese Street; Lot 057 in Assessor's Block 5720 - Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for off-street parking, exposure, and rear yard, for the project proposing to merge the existing two-unit, two-story building at the front into one dwelling unit, and convert the rear building into a one-unit building, within a RH-2 (Residential House, Two-family) District and the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      10. 2004.1264D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        129 LEXINGTON STREET- east side, south of 18th Street; Lot 065 in Assessor's Block 3589 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.28.9961, proposing the conversion of a five-unit residential building into a four-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

11a. 2004.1057D (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

        1177 CALIFORNIA STREET - UNITS 806 AND 808 - southeast corner at Jones Street; Lots 123 and 124 in Assessor's Block 0253A - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling-unit mergers, of Building Permit Permit Application No. 2004-09-30-5591 for the merger of two dwelling units into one, in an RM-4 (Mixed Residential, High Density) District, the Nob Hill Special Use District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with conditions the Permit Application

      11b. 2004.1320C (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

        1177 CALIFORNIA STREET - southeast corner at Jones Street, Lots 258 and (a portion of 259) in Assessor's Block 0253A - Request for Conditional Use authorization to create a café in vacant commercial space (Planning Code Section 238(b)), in an RM-4 (Mixed Residential, High Density) District, the Nob Hill Special Use District, and within a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      12. 2005.0096C (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

        1160 MISSION STREET - northwest side between Seventh and Eighth Streets, with additional frontage on Stevenson Street, Lots 37, 38 and 56 in Assessor's Block 3702 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to permit additional building square footage above the base floor area ratio of 6.0 to 1 for space devoted to affordable housing units (Planning Code Section 124(f)), in conjunction with construction of a previously approved new, 23-story residential building, in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and in 150-S and 240-S Height and Bulk Districts.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      13. (no case number) (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

        2428 BAYSHORE BOULEVARD AND 1635 CALIFORNIA STREET - Consideration of a proposal to provide six units of off-site Below Market Rate housing to meet conditions of approval for a new building at 1635 California Street. The off-site units for that project are proposed for provision in a new, all-affordable residential structure at 2428 Bayshore Boulevard, and would be comparable or larger in size and of similar quality to those in the California Street project.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of the proposal

      14a. 2005.0140CEKV (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

        230-242 TURK STREET, "THE SALVATION ARMY TURK STREET CENTER" - north side between Leavenworth and Jones Streets, with a narrow segment through to Eddy Street; Lot 025 (formerly lots 024 and 006) in Assessor's Block 0338 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to modify a project approved by the Planning Commission on October 28, 2003 (Case 2002.1301C). As approved, the project was to construct an 8-story building with approximately 109 below market rate dwellings for adults in recovery and older foster care youth. The project included a gymnasium, swimming pool, chapel and multipurpose room on the ground floor, with social service offices and youth recreational areas and some studio dwellings on the second and third floors, with dwellings on the remaining floors, all built over an underground parking level accessed from Turk Street and containing at least 32 off-street parking spaces. As proposed for modification, the project would increase the number of dwelling units from 109 to 113 units and would add a fourth story to the approved three-story element at the rear of the lot. The roof at the rear would then be approximately 49 feet in height and contain approximately 3,000 additional square feet for a community space/dance studio. Concurrently, the Zoning Administrator will consider a request to modify previously granted variances. The subject property is in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined High-Density) District and located within the North of Market Residential Special Use District and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      14b. 2005.0140CEKV (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

        230-242 TURK STREET, "THE SALVATION ARMY TURK STREET CENTER" - north side between Leavenworth and Jones Streets, with a narrow segment through to Eddy Street; Lot 025 (formerly lots 024 and 006) in Assessor's Block 0338 - Request for Variances. The Zoning Administrator will consider a request to modify previously granted variances for rear yard and off-street parking requirements. As proposed for modification, the project would increase the number of dwelling units from 109 to 113 units and would add a fourth story to the already approved three-story element at the rear of the lot, both of which increase the required number of off-street parking spaces by 8 additional spaces. The modified project includes the same number of spaces originally approved (32), which is now 64 spaces under the required amount. The modified proposed addition, to be built above a previously approved element, obstructs the required rear yard. The subject property is in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined High-Density) District and located within the North of Market Residential Special Use District and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

F. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Adjournment:

      Announcement

      On March 31, 2005, at 3:00 p.m., the Planning Commission will hold a workshop on who is occupying newly constructed residential buildings in the City's central area. A number of experts will discuss rentals and for sale occupancies. The public is welcome.

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