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Public Hearings 
 

November 3, 2005

November 3, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, November 3, 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

Acting Commission Secretary: Jonas P. Ionin
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.

1a. 2004.0782D   (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)    (
163 COLLINGWOOD STREET, east side between 18th and 19th Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 2695, Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2005.01.13.3183, proposing to demolish a one-story over garage single-family dwelling, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
  Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending
  (Proposed for Continuance to November 10, 2005)

1b. 2004.0783D                     (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)    (
163 COLLINGWOOD STREET, east side between 18th and 19th Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 2695, 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. 2005.01.13.3186, proposing to construct a three-story over garage three-family dwelling, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to November 10, 2005)
 
 2. 2002.1129E                                                                     (L. GIBSON:  (415) 558-5993)
SAN FRANCISCO MARINA RENOVATION PROJECT - Public hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  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 and removal of breakwater structures; reconstruction of degraded rip-rap shoreline slopes; maintenance dredging; replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips; replacement of gangways and security gates; installation and refurbishment of oily water and sewage pumpout facilities; and upgrade of electrical, water, and lighting services on the docks.  Land-side improvements would include renovation of marina restroom, shower, and office buildings; conversion of the vacant 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:  A public hearing on the Draft EIR was held on October 6, 2005.  At the request of the Planning Commission, an additional hearing on the Draft EIR was calendared for November 3, 2005.  The hearing is now proposed for continuance to November 17, 2005, with the public review period to be extended to 5 PM on November 28, 2005.
(Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2005)

3. 2004.0984C                                                                           (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-5263)
2690-2696 GEARY BOULEVARD - northeast corner of Geary Boulevard and Emerson Street; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1071 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 303 and 209.6 of the Planning Code to install a total of six (6) antennas and related equipment cabinets, on the existing 100-foot tall commercial structure (Public Storage Building) for AT&T's wireless telecommunications network within an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. Per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2005)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

  4.  Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5. Consideration of Adoption: Draft Minutes of Special Meeting for January 27, 2005,

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


D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT - 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. 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.

8a. 2005.0400D             (D.SIROIS: (415)  558-6313)
147 LAIDLEY STREET - east side, between Harper & Fairmount, Lot 025, Assessor's Block 666 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application 2005.05.27.3621, to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Demolition Permit.

 
8b. 2005.0577D                                         (D.SIROIS: (415)  558-6313)
147 LAIDLEY STREET - east side, between Harper & Fairmount, Lot 025, Assessor's Block 6664 - 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. 2005.05.27.3626, proposing to construct a three-story, single-family residential building with two off-street parking in an RH-1 (Residential, One-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the New Construction Permit.

 9. 2005.0770H                       (A. LIGHT, (415) 558-6254)
450 SUTTER STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Streets, Assessor's Block 285, Lot 6 - Request for a Permit to Alter to replace original steel frame casement windows that have deteriorated and determined to be beyond repair. The existing windows have been surveyed in detail. The proposed replacement units are new aluminum casement windows matching the original windows in profile, color and overall appearance.  The subject property is located in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) Zoning District, and a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.
 Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR 

 10. 2004.0672ECV               (T. BLOMGREN: (415) 558-5979)
2660 HARRISON STREET, west side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 4A of Assessor's Block 3639, mid-block between 22nd and 23rd Streets. - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the construction of two 40-foot-tall, four-story buildings with 34 residential units each for a total of 68 residential units and with 26,000 gross square feet (gsf) each for a total of 52,000 gsf.  The project would include 34 parking spaces per building located in a basement parking garage under each building.  The project site is located in a Heavy Commercial (C-M).  The project site is located within the proposed rezoning of the Eastern Neighborhoods
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

 11a. 2004.0672ECV:                          (D.SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
2660 HARRISON STREET, west side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 3639 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of dwelling units within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a). The proposal would demolish an existing two (2) story vacant commercial building and construct two (2) new four (4) story over garage buildings containing a total of sixty-eight (68) dwelling units. A total of sixty-eight (68) off-street parking spaces would be provided in a below-grade garage. The property is within a C-M Zoning District, the 'Housing/Mixed Use' sub-area of the Eastern Neighborhoods area as   set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 16727, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

11b. 2004.0672ECV:                             (D.SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
2660 HARRISON STREET, west side between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 3639 - Request for Variances from (1) rear yard requirements because the project would contain an inner court of roughly 63 feet in depth by 39 feet in width while the Code would otherwise require a rear yard space of 110 feet in width by 31 feet in depth and (2) dwelling unit exposure requirements is needed because 48 total units are proposed without windows which would face (a) a code-compliant rear yard, (b) a street or alley, or (c) an open area of at least 25 feet in each horizontal dimension, as would otherwise be required by the Code. The 48 units in question would access light and air through the aforementioned inner court. The proposal would demolish an existing two (2) story vacant commercial building and construct two (2) new four (4) story over garage buildings containing a total of sixty-eight (68) dwelling units. A total of sixty-eight (68) off-street parking spaces would be provided in a below-grade garage. The property is within a C-M Zoning District, the 'Housing/Mixed Use' sub-area of the Eastern Neighborhoods area as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 16727, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

12. 2005.0842D             (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)
135-1139 GREEN STREET, in Assessor's Block 125, Lots 115-116, Request for Discretionary Review on Building Permit Application No. 2005.06.16.5311 to construct a new subterranean basement and five car garage under three existing two-story townhouses.  A garage entrance door would be inserted into the far east side of the existing masonry retaining wall along the Green Street frontage.  A curb cut will also be constructed.  The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve project.

13. 2005.0530D           (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)
562 9TH AVENUE - east side between Anza and Balboa Streets; Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1551 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.03.17.7771, proposing to remove the existing extension and deck at the rear of the single-family dwelling and to construct a new three-story addition and deck with stair projecting four feet deeper into the rear yard than the existing deck, 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.
 
14. 2004.0400D               (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
730 GREAT HIGHWAY - east side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1595 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2003.05.29.5813 and 2005.10.18.5856 proposing to construct two three-story, two-unit buildings (four units total) on the vacant subject lot in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The subject lot is bounded on three sides by the Ocean Parc Village Planned Unit Development.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve. 
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 27, 2005)

15. 2004.0750D                          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
520 HOLLOWAY - north side between Capitol and Miramar Avenues.  Assessor's Block 6937 Lot 018A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004 0719 9132 to construct a two-story vertical addition, and side additions to partially fill in the side yards 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 Project.

16. 2004.1314D                     (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
46 ALPINE TERRACE - west side between Duboce Avenue and Waller Street; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1258 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.04.13.1119, proposing to convert the building's authorized use from four units to a single-family dwelling with two kitchens, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit application as submitted.

17. 2005.0743D                           (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
330 CHESTNUT STREET - north side between Grant Avenue and Stockton Street; Lot 010, Assessor's Block 0054 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy on  dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.22.8371, to convert three dwelling units to two. The project would merge an existing unit at the first floor and a one-bedroom unit that occupies the remainder of the first floor and entire second floor of the structure. The subject property is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the
application.

18. 2004.0898D                         (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
62 GLADSTONE DRIVE - west side between Cambridge Street and Silver Avenue; Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 5886 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.01.09.3689 to construct a two-story addition, at the rear of the existing one-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.

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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