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Public Hearings 
 
June 23, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, June 23, 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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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. 2005.0185D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          1865 CLAY STREET - south side between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0623 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.11.17.9505S, proposing to convert the building's authorized use from eight dwelling units to six dwelling units in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed Districts, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

                (Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2005)

2a. 2004.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

          1353-1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in an the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District - Request for Conditional Use authorization for use size in excess of 3,000 square feet for a music training facility ("Music City"), with a Full-Service Restaurant and Bar with live entertainment, also requiring a Variance for off-street parking and usable open space for an upper-floor group-housing use.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to September 23, 2004 instructing the Project Sponsor to continue discussing issues with neighbors. Public comment remained open.

          NOTE: On September 23, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to October 28, 2004.

          NOTE: On October 28, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to November 18, 2004.

          NOTE: On November 18, 2004, the Commission entertained a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6-0. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language: December 9, 2004.

          NOTE: On December 9, 2004, Commission tabled the item at the call of the Chair. Item to be re-noticed for a new hearing at a (non-specific) later date.

          (Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2005)

2b. 2002.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

      1353-1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District - Off-Street Parking and Usable Open Space Variances sought in conjunction with the conversion of existing tourist hotel rooms to group housing (residential hotel rooms) and for a Full-service Restaurant and Bar and music training facility ("Music City") with no off-street parking and no outdoor open area.

      NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Acting Zoning Administrator continued the matter to September 23, 2004.

      Public comment remained open.

      NOTE: On September 23, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to October 28, 2004.

      NOTE: On October 28, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to November 18, 2004.

      NOTE: On November 18, 2004, the Zoning Administrator closed the Public Hearing with an intent to disapprove the Variance.

      NOTE: On December 9, 2004, the Zoning Administrator tabled the matter indefinitely. Item to be re-noticed for a new hearing at a (non-specific) later date.

      (Proposed for Continuance to July 14, 2005)

3. 2004.1106CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

        1360-1364 STEVENSON STREET - west side between McCoppin and Duboce Streets; Lot 073 in Assessor's Block 3513 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 215(a) to construct a four-story, five-unit residential building on a vacant lot within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) District. A Rear Yard Variance is sought under Section 134(a) to provide rear yard open space within an inner court and a rear setback. The Zoning Administrator will hear the Rear Yard Variance immediately following the Planning Commission's hearing, on the Conditional Use. The site is within the C-M District, and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 26, 2005)

                (Proposed for Continuance to July 21, 2005)

      4. (L. BADINER: (415) 558-6350)

          CINGULAR / AT&T - Informational Presentation - to explain how the merger of the two companies will affect all of their current and future conditional use applications.

                      (Proposed for Continuance to July 21, 2005)

                5. 2005.0256T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

                SACRAMENTO STREET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL CONVERSION TO OTHER INSTITUTION - Consideration of an Ordinance amending San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 724.1 to allow for conversion of upper floor residential units in the Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District as a conditional use, where: the new use will be an Other Institution, Educational Service use, only one dwelling unit in building will be converted, and that unit is the only non-residential use in the building, and no legally residing tenant with be displaced: and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                      (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 26, 2005)

                (Proposed for Continuance to September 8, 2005)

          6. 2005.0264DD (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

                680 27TH AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets, Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 1569 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.08.8328, proposing to construct a 25-foot wide by 20-foot deep, three-story addition and a 17-foot wide by 12-foot deep deck (approximately five feet high) at the rear of the existing house, located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Proposed for Continuance to September 15, 2005)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      7. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of May 26 and June 2, 2005.

      8. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      9. Director's Announcements

      10. 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. 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 so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item.

            11. 2003.0205C (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          638, 660, 662 CAMPBELL AVENUE - north side between Albert and Ervine Street; Lots 061,062,063 in Assessor's Block 6189 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 303(e) to modify conditions of approval under Motion No. 14856 (adopted by the Planning Commission on August 17, 2000 under Case No. 2000.557) in order to revise the design of three single-family dwellings that are under construction. The revisions would allow the enclosure of roof deck space at the rear of the third story to accommodate an additional bedroom in each dwelling. The site is within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Land Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          12. 2005.0414C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

                2001 POLK STREET - northwest corner at Pacific Avenue, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0574 - Request for conditional use authorization to add a Type 21 ABC license to the existing retail grocery store (dba "Cheese Plus"). Pursuant to Section 790.55 of the Planning Code, this proposal constitutes the establishment of a liquor store. The proposed use is not formula retail as defined in Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space. The site is within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District..

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          13. 2004.0599C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

          1022 GILMAN AVENUE - east side, between Griffith and Hawes Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 4937 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121(f) and 303 to construct a single-family dwelling on a substandard lot with respect to lot width as the result of a lot split in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

          14. 2003.0465E (a.k.a. Case No. 2003.1210) (I. NISHIMURA: (415) 558-5967)

                5600 THIRD STREET RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL MIXED-USE PROJECT - revision of Mitigation Measure of Final Mitigated Negative Declaration - The proposed project would include demolition of approximately 110,700 square feet of vacant manufacturing and warehouse buildings and construction of a mixed use retail/commercial/social services development of approximately 277,340 square feet at 5600 Third Street (Assessor's Block 5421, Lots 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11), an approximately 136,750-square-foot (about 3.14 acres ) site, bounded by Bancroft Avenue and Armstrong Avenue, within an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, Third Street Special Use District (SUD), and a 65-J Height and Bulk District, in the Bayview neighborhood. The eight-building project would include 260 units: 131 senior affordable housing units, 129 affordable for-sale townhouse units and flats, 165 off-street parking spaces in three ground level garages, and 8,840 gross square feet (gsf) of ground floor retail/commercial/social service space along Third Street and Bancroft Avenue. The proposed buildings would range in height from three to five stories (up to 52 feet tall). CEQA Guidelines Section 15074.1 states that a public hearing be held and findings made when a mitigation measure is revised/substituted in a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a project, and a determination be made that the revised/new mitigation measure, in itself, would not cause any potentially significant effect on the environment. This finding will be made during Commission consideration of the adoption of the proposed Planning Commission Motion of Approval of the proposed revised hazardous materials mitigation measure. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization from the Planning Commission for a Planned Unit Development and for residential uses in an M-1 District, which is a public hearing process. The Planned Unit Development would include modifications for residential density, rear yard configuration, no retail/commercial/social service parking and nooff-street loading.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approve finding of no significant impact with revision of Mitigation Measure 2: Hazardous Materials of Final Mitigated Negative Declaration.

          15. 2003.1210ECK (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          5600 THIRD STREET - the block bounded by Third Street, Bancroft Avenue, Mendell Street, and Armstrong Avenue, Lot 3 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Assessor's Block 5421 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow residential dwelling units in an M-1 (Light Industrial) District pursuant to Planning Code Section 215, and to allow a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Planning Code Section 304, which would include exceptions to configuration of the rear yard (Planning Code Section 134), dwelling unit density (Planning Code Section 215), bay window obstructions (Planning Code Section 136(c)(3) and for parking (Planning Code Section 151). The Proposal includes demolishing the existing industrial structures on the lots and constructing a mixed-use development that would consist of three phases, and would include about 131 senior housing units, 129 other units, approximately 10,000 square feet of commercial space, and 161 off-street parking spaces. The project's buildings would generally be five-stories tall. The subject property is within an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a Third Street Special Use District (lot 11 only), and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 2, 2005)

      16. 2003.0869E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

          88 FIFTH STREET - THE OLD U.S. MINT - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration - The proposed project is the rehabilitation plus seismic upgrade and addition to the United States Old Mint located at 88 Fifth Street in downtown San Francisco (Assessor's Block 3704, Lot 11). The existing three-story plus an occupied attic 99,921-gross-square-foot (gsf) building would be retained, and the first floor courtyard enclosed in 1973 for offices would be removed, (a deduction of 4,336 gsf), and additional circulation bridges, stairs and an elevator (addition of 2,642 gsf) would be added within the existing 4-story courtyard. The existing attic would be expanded on the roof along the south side of the courtyard to create a museum gallery (an addition of 1,554 gsf) with a view of the city skyline to the south. The courtyard removal and additions of bridges and roof gallery would result in an overall reduction of gsf, for a total floor area of 99,788 gsf. The building would include 79,957 square feet if usable space total including: 36,326 sf of City History Museum space, 2,082 sf of Museum office space, 2,045 sf of museum back of house space, 2,044 sf of museum retail, and 3,336 sf of museum theater space. Tenants in the building would be the 8,153 sf Gold Rush and Money Museum, 2,492 sf of small retail lease spaces, and 6,360 gsf of restaurant space and cafe. 3,987 sf would be used for the San Francisco Visitor Center, and the remaining 11,108 sf would be circulation, toilets and support spaces ancillary to the museum use. The project would include closure of Jessie Street to vehicles, between Mint and Fifth Streets, to be used for outdoor restaurant seating. The project site is approximately 47,515 sq. ft., is zoned P (Public) within a 90-X height and bulk district, and within the Mid-Market St. Revitalization and Conservation District. Transaction document approvals would be required from the Board of Supervisors, and a Certificate of Appropriateness would be required by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Mitigated Negative Declaration

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 16, 2005)

      17. 2005.0459T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

          PLANNING CODE SECTION 260 AMENDMENTS - Consideration of an Ordinance amending San Francisco Planning Code by amending section 260 to increase the height exemption for elevator penthouses from 10 to 16 feet, to allow the Zoning Administrator to grant further exemptions for buildings with height limits of more than 65 feet where such an exemption is required to meet state or federal laws or regulations; and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

                      (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 16, 2005)

          NOTE: On June 16, 2005, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing, and continued the matter to June 23, 2005 by vote +6 -0. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Public hearing remains open for any new information.

          18. 2005.0264D (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

                      2615-2623 PACIFIC AVENUE - South side between Pierce and Scott Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 0585 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.22.7590, proposing to merge the five existing dwelling units in the building into one dwelling unit, located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project

          19. 2004.0798D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

                      2070 30TH AVENUE - east side between Pacheco and Quintara Streets, Lot 003M in Assessor's Block 2149 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.01.26.4825, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2005)

                NOTE: On March 3, 2005, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to April 21, 2005 to allow the Project Sponsor to hire an architect to present alternative designs and to continue to work with the neighborhood trying to reach an agreement on a design. Public Hearing remains open.

                NOTE: On April 21, 2005, the Commission continued it to May 19, 2005. On May 19, 2005, without hearing, the Commission continued the item to June 23, 2005.

      20a. 2003.0295CDV (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          899 NORTH POINT STREET - southeast corner of North Point and Larkin Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 209.1 and 228.3 of the Planning Code to convert a service station use to residential use and to construct an approximately 40-foot tall, 4-story, 5-unit residential structure containing 7 off-street parking spaces in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-family) District, the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project site was formerly a service station and is now vacant. This project is also seeking a Variance from the Planning Code, and is the subject of a request for Discretionary Review.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      20b. 2003.0295CDV (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          899 NORTH POINT STREET - southeast corner of North Point and Larkin Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.25.3201, proposing to construct an approximately 40-foot tall, 4-story, 5-unit residential structure containing 7 off-street parking spaces in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-family) District, the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This project is also seeking a Variance from the Planning Code, and requires Conditional Use authorization.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

      20c. 2003.0295CDV (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

                899 NORTH POINT STREET - southeast corner of North Point and Larkin Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Variance from the rear yard requirements of Planning Code Section 134. The proposal is to construct an approximately 40-foot tall, 4-story, 5-unit residential structure containing 7 off-street parking spaces in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-family) District, the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A Variance is required to construct an approximately 40' X 22' portion of the project fully into the rear yard along North Point Street, leaving a comparable rear yard to the interior corner of the lot of approximately 1,480 square feet. This project also requires Conditional Use authorization, and is the subject of a request for Discretionary Review.

6:OO P.M.

      21a. 2002.0805RTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          MID-MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Assessor's Blocks 0341; 0342; 0350; 0351, lot 035; 0355; 3507, lot 039; 3508; 3509, lots 002, 018, 019, 036, 037, 040, 041, 042, and 043; 3510, lot 001; 3701; 3702, excluding lots 015, 016, 029, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 055, and 056 (eastern portion); 3703, excluding lots 004, 005, 006, 027, 028, and 029; 3704, lots 025, 026, 049, 050, 051, 052, and 053; 3725, lots 078, 082, 086, 087, 088, 089, 090, 091, and 093; 3727, lots 001, 091, 094, 096, 097, 101, 102, 103, 109, 117, 118, 120, 130, 134, 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, and Block 3728, lots 001, 072, 075, 076, 081, 082, 083, 089, and 103. The Commission will consider proposed amendments to the Mid-Market Preliminary Plan, Adopting Amendments to the Mid-Market Preliminary Plan, and Making CEQA findings and findings of General Plan Conformity related to the Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan as amended.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Amendments to the Mid-Market Preliminary Plan and make CEQA findings and findings of Conformity of the Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan, as amended, with the General Plan.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2005)

      21b. 2002.0805RTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          MID-MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Assessor's Blocks 0341; 0342; 0350; 0351, lot 035; 0355; 3507, lot 039; 3508; 3509, lots 002, 018, 019, 036, 037, 040, 041, 042, and 043; 3510, lot 001; 3701; 3702, excluding lots 015, 016, 029, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 055, and 056 (eastern portion); 3703, excluding lots 004, 005, 006, 027, 028, and 029; 3704, lots 025, 026, 049, 050, 051, 052, and 053; 3725, lots 078, 082, 086, 087, 088, 089, 090, 091, and 093; 3727, lots 001, 091, 094, 096, 097, 101, 102, 103, 109, 117, 118, 120, 130, 134, 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, and Block 3728, lots 001, 072, 075, 076, 081, 082, 083, 089, and 103. The Commission will consider a resolution to Approve Proposed Amendments to the Planning Code (Adding Section 249.27 and 263.18, and amending Sections 102.9, 123, 145.4, 153, 155.5, 166, 167, 204.3, and 309). Proposed amendments will establish the Mid-Market Special Use District and make related text and changes to the Planning Code pursuant to the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan and Special Use District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2005)

      21c. 2002.0805RTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          MID-MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Assessor's Blocks 0341; 0342; 0350; 0351, lot 035; 0355; 3507, lot 039; 3508; 3509, lots 002, 018, 019, 036, 037, 040, 041, 042, and 043; 3510, lot 001; 3701; 3702, excluding lots 015, 016, 029, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 055, and 056 (eastern portion); 3703, excluding lots 004, 005, 006, 027, 028, and 029; 3704, lots 025, 026, 049, 050, 051, 052, and 053; 3725, lots 078, 082, 086, 087, 088, 089, 090, 091, and 093; 3727, lots 001, 091, 094, 096, 097, 101, 102, 103, 109, 117, 118, 120, 130, 134, 168, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, and Block 3728, lots 001, 072, 075, 076, 081, 082, 083, 089, and 103. The Commission will consider a resolution to Approve Proposed Amendments to the Zoning Map (Amending Maps 1SU, 2SU, 7, and 7SU). Proposed amendments will establish the Mid-Market Special Use District, and reclassify several parcels from C-M, C-3-S and SLR to C-3-G pursuant to the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan and Special Use District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2005)

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Adjournment:

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