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Public Hearings 
 
October 6, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 6, 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.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

and

the re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

 

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.         2004.0876C                                                                        (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

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 Sections 209.6 and 303 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, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            (Proposed for Continuance to October 20, 2005)

 

            2.         2004.0303C                                                                         (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)        

401-407 VALENCIA STREET - southeast corner of Valencia and 15th Streets, Lot 029, Assessor’s Block 3554 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 726.83 and 303 of the Planning Code to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of three (3) panel antennas and three (3) related equipment cabinets on an existing residential hotel, ‘The Royan Hotel,’ as a part of the Sprint PCS wireless telecommunications network within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage RUSD.  The site is a Location Preference 6.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            PROJECT SPONSOR CANCELLED PROJECT

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

            3.         Commission Comments/Questions

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

5.         Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

           

            6.         Department’s Work Program and Budget – Status 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.         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.         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.

 

7.         2005.0866Q                                                                         (M. Smith:  (415) 558-6322)

1115-1125 NOE STREET - east side between 24th and Jersey Streets, Lot 024A in Assessor's Block 6508 - Public hearing to determine consistency of a proposed six-unit Condominium-Conversion Subdivision with the General Plan, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of consistency with the General Plan

 

8.         2005.0865Q                                                                        (M. Smith:  (415) 558-6322)

271 CUMBERLAND STREET  - south side between Sanchez and Church Streets, Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 3600 - Public hearing to determine consistency of a proposed five-unit Condominium-Conversion Subdivision with the General Plan, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of consistency with the General Plan

 

 

9a.        2004.1087D                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

570 41ST AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street; Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1504 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2004.08.23.2225, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family residence 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

 

9b.        2004.1088D                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

570 41ST AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street; Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1504 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.08.23.2228, proposing to construct a three-story, two-unit building 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

 

 

 

10.        2005.0451C                                                                        (D. Sirois:  (415) 558-6313)

2001 37th  Avenue (AKA St. Ignatius College Preparatory) - occupying the site bounded by 37th Avenue to the east, Rivera to the south, 39th Avenue to the west, and the West Sunset Playground to the North, Lot 6 on Assessor’s Block 2094  - Request for Conditional Use authorization to amend a Planned Unit Development for the St. Ignatius College Preparatory campus pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3 and 304. The proposal is to construct a three-story, 15,450 square-foot addition to the rear of the existing Student Center. The new structures would house a choral music room, an enclosed batting facility, four new classrooms, a fitness room and other associated accessory uses. A new terrace is also proposed to be located on the roof of the choral music facility.  The Project Site is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

11.        2005.0612D                                                                          (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

4591-4593 18TH STREET - south side between Douglass & Clover, Lot 029B, in Assessor's Block 2691 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's Policy on Dwelling Unit Mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.05.27.3634, proposing to convert a two-unit dwelling to a single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two- Family) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approved dwelling unit merger

 

12.        2005.0663C                                                                     (S. Mendrin:  (415) 558-6625)

836 IRVING STREET - north side between 9th and 10th Avenues, Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 1741 -Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c) and 730.44 to allow the establishment of a small self-service restaurant use as described in Section 790.91 within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposal is to change the existing personal use “Irving Nail Salon” (nail salon & facials) to a small self-service restaurant “Toasties” (deli/coffee shop).  The interior space will be reconfigured to accommodate the proposed small self-service restaurant (approximately 995 square feet and 12 seats). 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

      

13.        2004.0647C                                                                            (J. Purvis: (415) 558-6354)

2235 MISSION STREET - east side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 3590 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 161(j) for a three-story vertical addition to an existing one-story-plus-mezzanine commercial building, resulting in a 50-foot-tall, mixed-use building with six dwelling units added over the existing 5,522 square feet of commercial space, with no off-street parking; within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Use District, a 65-B Height and Bulk District, and within the Mixed-Use/Housing Overlay under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16727.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

G.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

           

            14.        2004.0175DV                                                                      (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

3075 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side between Baker and Lyon Streets; Lot 014C in Assessor’s Block 975 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.01.10.4985, proposing to add a full third-story addition to a two-story single-family home in an RH-1(D) (House, One-Family (Detached Dwelling)) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is subject to a Side Yard Variance request, which was heard on July 28, 2004 (Case No. 2004.0175V). The Zoning Administrator's decision is pending.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application as revised

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

 

            15.       2004.1233D                                                                       (I. WILSON : (415) 558-6163)

2549 POST STREET - south side between Baker and Lyon Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 1081 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.10.14.6841, proposing to legalize the installation of property-line windows on the east side of the three-family dwelling 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 building permit application.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2005)

 

            16.        2005.0527D                                                                    (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1847 SCOTT STREET   - west side between Pine and Bush Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1050 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.17.5059, proposing to add two stories to an existing two-story, single-family residence 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 application as revised

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

17.        2005.0698C                                                                        (M. Smith:  (415) 558-6322)

80 WEST PORTAL AVENUE - north side between Vicente Street and Ulloa Street , Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 2931 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 729.53 to establish a business/professional service operated by Guarantee Mortgage, located in the West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District and 26-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

18.        2005.0632C                                                                         (M. Smith:  (415) 558-6322)

115 WEST PORTAL AVENUE - between Vicente Street and 14th Avenue , Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 2989B - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 729.50 to establish a limited financial service operated by Sterling Bank & Trust, located in the West Portal Avenue Neighborhood Commercial District and 26-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

19.        2000.1164E                                                                     (P. MALTZER: (415) 558-5977)

1880-1886 MISSION STREET - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report.  The project site on Assessor’s Block 3547, on Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 is approximately 51,888 square feet in size and contains two existing buildings containing warehouse use and printing plant with offices.  The project site is located at 1880-1886 Mission Street at 15th Street (northwest corner) bordered by 14th Street to the north, Mission Street to the east, 15th Street to the south and Julian Street to the west, within the Mission District neighborhood.  The project site is located in a Heavy Commercial (C-M) zoning district, within a 65-B/50-X Height and Bulk district, as well as the Mission District Interim Controls district. The proposal is to demolish the two existing buildings and construct one seven-story plus basement building containing 194 dwelling units, including 39 affordable units, and 8,536 square feet (sf) of retail space.  The basement and ground floor levels would contain 181 parking spaces with ingress and egress from 15th Street.  The proposed project would require conditional use authorization by the Planning Commission pursuant to San Francisco Planning Code Section 303. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

20a.      2000.1164E                                                                        (P. MALTZER: (415) 558-5977)

1880-1886 Mission Street   - Adoption of CEQA Findings.  The project site on Assessor’s Block 3547, on Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 is approximately 51,888 square feet in size and contains two existing buildings containing warehouse use and printing plant with offices.  The project site is located at 1880-1886 Mission Street at 15th Street (northwest corner) bordered by 14th Street to the north, Mission Street to the east, 15th Street to the south and Julian Street to the west, within the Mission District neighborhood.  The project site is located in a Heavy Commercial (C-M) zoning district, within a 65-B/50-X Height and Bulk district, as well as the Mission District Interim Controls district. The proposal is to demolish the two existing buildings and construct one seven-story plus basement building containing 194 dwelling units, including 39 affordable units, and 8,536 square feet (sf) of retail space.  The basement and ground floor levels would contain 181 parking spaces with ingress and egress from 15th Street.  The proposed project would require conditional use authorization by the Planning Commission pursuant to San Francisco Planning Code Section 303.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

20b.      2003.0758C                                                                       (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

1880-1886 MISSION STREET - west side between 14th and 15th Streets; Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 in Assessor’s Block 3547 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 215, 271, 303, and 304 for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) exceeding bulk limits, and to allow construction of up to 194 dwelling units, 8,536 square feet of retail commercial space and up to 181 independently accessible off-street parking spaces, following the demolition of two light industrial buildings on the site.  Exceptions are requested from bulk, rear yard, off-street parking and dwelling unit exposure requirements of the Planning Code.  The site is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Land Use District, and a 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

21.        2002.0449E                                                                            (T. Chan:  (415) 558-5982)

375 Fremont Street - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report.  Subsequent to the publication of the Draft EIR, the project sponsor identified a new preferred alternative similar to Alternative B presented in the Draft EIR.  The preferred project, called Alternative D, is a 250-foot-tall, 28-story residential building of approximately 349,071 gross square feet (gsf) consisting of 225 dwelling units and about 217 underground parking spaces. One existing two-story building on the site which totals approximately 46,500 gross square feet would be demolished. The 375 Fremont Street Hill Building, constructed in 1929, is a listed in four local surveys containing buildings that could be considered historic resources.  The project site is located about mid-block on the eastern side of Fremont Street in the block bounded by Folsom, Fremont, Harrison, and Beale Streets.  Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Fremont Street on the northern side of the building.  Pedestrian access would be from a lobby facing Fremont Street.  The site is within the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial High-Density) district, and a 250-R height/bulk district. This site is within the newly adopted Rincon Hill Downtown Residential (DTR) District, which is awaiting final adoption by the Board of Supervisors. Should the Board of Supervisor adopt the propose Rincon Hill DTR, the proposed project would be in the new 85/400-R height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:   Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.  Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, January 6, 2005.  The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

22a.      2002.0449Cv                                                                      (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

375 Fremont Street - east side between Folsom Street and Harrison Street, Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 3747 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow for the construction of a residential project that would include approximately 225 dwelling units, 217 non-independently off-street parking spaces, two off-street loading spaces, in a structure that would be 250-feet tall and 28-stories.  Conditional Use is required pursuant to Planning Code Section 253 for the construction of a structure greater than 40-feet in a Residential District, and pursuant to Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B) for the construction of a project that would have full lot coverage on a sloping lot in the Rincon Hill Special Use District.  The project is being considered under the Planning Code Section 249.1, the Rincon Hill Special Use District, rather than the recently adopted new zoning controls for the Rincon Hill area as outlined in Planning Code Sections 827 and 309.1.  Planning Code Section 175.7 allows the subject lot to pursue entitlements under the zoning controls in effect prior to the adoption of the zoning amendments implementing the Rincon Hill DTR District.  Under the previous controls, the subject lot was in an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Mixed High Density) District, the Rincon Hill Special Use District, and a 250-R Height and Bulk District.  Under the new adopted zoning, the project site is within the Rincon Hill DTR (Downtown Residential District), and a 400-R Height and Bulk District.   

preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

 

22b.      2002.0449CV                                                                      (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

375 Fremont Street - east side between Folsom Street and Harrison Street, Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 3747 - Request for Parking, Loading, and upper floor setback variances to allow for the construction of a residential project that would include approximately 225 dwelling units, 217 non-independently off-street parking spaces, two off-street loading spaces, in a structure that would be 250-feet tall and 28-stories.  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 151 and 249.1(c)(3), one parking space is required for each dwelling unit; the proposal only includes up to 217 parking spaces (193 independently accessible, and 24 tandem).  Pursuant to Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(3), 50-percent of the frontage is required to be setback by 25-feet at a height of 50-feet; the proposal does not include such a setback. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 152 and 155, the project is required to include two independently access off-street loading spaces; one of the proposed two loading spaces would not be independently accessible.  The project is being considered under the Planning Code Section 249.1, the Rincon Hill Special Use District, rather than the recently adopted new zoning controls for the Rincon Hill area as outlined in Planning Code Sections 827 and 309.1.  Planning Code Section 175.7 allows the subject lot to pursue entitlements under the zoning controls in effect prior to the adoption of the zoning amendments implementing the Rincon Hill DTR District.  Under the previous controls, the subject lot was in an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Mixed High Density) District, the Rincon Hill Special Use District, and a 250-R Height and Bulk District.  Under the new adopted zoning, the project site is within the Rincon Hill DTR (Downtown Residential District), and a 400-R Height and Bulk District.   

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 15, 2005)

                                                         

23.        2002.1129E                                                                         (L. GIBSON: (415) 558-5993)

SAN FRANCISCO MARINA RENOVATION PROJECT - Draft Environmental Impact Report Public Hearing.   The proposed project is the renovation of the San Francisco Marina at 3950 Scott Street (Assessor’s Block 900, Lot 003). Water-side improvements would include installation of three new breakwater structures and the removal of two existing breakwater structures; reconstruction of portions of the degraded rip-rap slopes around the interior shorelines of the marina and along the outer seawall (between the St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs); maintenance dredging; replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips; replacement of gangways and security gates; installation of an oily water and sewage pump-out facility and refurbishment of two sewage pump-out facilities; upgrade of electrical and water services to the new floating docks; and improved lighting on the docks.  Land-side improvements would include renovation of marina restroom, shower, and office buildings; conversion of a vacant building (former Navy Degaussing Station) into office space; construction of a new 1,000-square-foot maintenance building; and restriping of existing parking lots. The project site is within a P (Public) Use District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

       Preliminary Recommendation:  No Action Required.  Public hearing to receive     comments

       only.

Note:  Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2005.

 

6:30 P.M.

 

24.        2005.0868ETM                                                                       (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

Establishing a Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fee and Fund. - Consideration of an Ordinance adding Planning Code Sections 319 through 319.7 to impose a $4.58 per square foot fee on new residential development in the Visitacion Valley area, to establish a Visitacion Valley Community Facilities and Infrastructure Fund to mitigate impacts from residential development on public infrastructure in Visitacion Valley including libraries, streets, playgrounds, recreational facilities, and community centers, and making findings including findings under the California Environmental Quality Act

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

 

25         2005.0868ETM                                                                      (k. mcgee: (415) 558-6367)

General Plan Amendment in connection with the Executive Park/Candlestick Cove Project. - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco General Plan in connection with approvals for the proposed Executive Park - Candlestick Cove Project; adopting findings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act; and adopting findings that the General Plan amendment is consistent with the General Plan and the eight Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

 

            26.                                                             (J. JARAMILLO/ J. RUBIN:  (415) 558-6818)/558-6310) 

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PLANNING STUDY - Informational presentation on the Eastern Neighborhoods rezoning.  The presentation will include information on status of the Eastern Neighborhoods rezoning, which includes Showplace Square, Mission, Potrero Hill, Central Waterfront, Bayview, and parts of South of Market.  A staff report will be available in conjunction with the presentation.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Informational Presentation, No action Requested

      

27.        2005.0524T                                                                           (S. DENNIS: (415) 558-6314)

BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLUS TEXT AMENDMENTS   - Consideration of an ordinance  [Board of Supervisors File Number 050601] which would   establish   a   "Better   Neighborhoods   Planning and Implementation Process" by  (a) adding Chapter 36 to the Administrative Code  in  order to set forth uniform procedures for  developing  comprehensive neighborhood plans, (b) amending Administrative  Code  Section  3.4  to  provide  for integrated budget  documents,  and (c) adding Section 312A to the Planning Code regarding discretionary review for projects located within plan areas.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Modifications

NOTE:   On August 4, 2005, following public testimony, the commission president directed that this item be calendared for discussion at all commission hearings through September 15, 2005 with possible action on September 15, 2005.

NOTE: On September 15, 2005, the commission continued the item to October 6, 2005 by a vote +4 –0.  Commissioners Hughes, Olague, W. Lee were absent.

 

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:

 

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