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October 19, 2006

October 19, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 19, 2006

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

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: Dwight S. Alexander

Commission Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

  • 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. 2006.0897D (A.STARR: (415) 558-6362)

3300 CLAY STREET - at the southeast corner of Clay Street and Presidio Avenue, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0997- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.27.5519proposing to remove the ground floor storage area of a six-unit residential building, excavate a portion of the ground floor, and install a 6-car garage with a 10' wide garage door on Presidio Avenue. The existing building is a four-story, six-unit building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed Districts, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the project as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2006)

(Proposed for continuance to November 2, 2006)

2a. 2006.0318DV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

257-259 4TH Avenue - west side between Clement and Cornwall Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1429 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.04.18.9249, proposing to legalize the construction of a carport at the front of the building; the replacement of the exterior front staircase to unit 2 on the second floor; the reconfiguration of the exterior rear staircase to the second floor, and the enclosure of space under the second floor sunroom and a portion of the deck, for an existing two-story, two-unit building, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

2b. 2005.0318DV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

257-259 4th Avenue - west side between Clement and Cornwall Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1429 - Request for Front Setback, Rear Yard, Screening of Parking Areas and Non-Complying Structure Variances to allow the legalization of (1) construction of an unscreened parking pad within the required front setback; (2) replacement of the exterior front staircase to unit 2 on the second floor that would extend approximately 8 feet into the required front setback; (3) reconfiguration of the exterior rear staircase to the second floor that would extend approximately 12 feet into the required rear yard; and (4) the enclosure of space under the second floor sunroom and a portion of the deck at the rear of the building that would extend 9 to 12 into the required rear yard. Because the existing building already extends approximately 9 feet into the required rear yard, it is considered a legal, non-complying structure. The project site is in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

3. Commission Comments/Questions

  • Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

4. Director's Announcements

5. 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.

6. 2006.0893C (J. Purvis: (415) 558-6354)

1099 Sunnydale Avenue - south side between Schwerin Street and Garrison Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 6363 (also known as 222 Schwerin Street and  Heritage Homes ) - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 303(e) to modify Conditions of Approval under Motion No. 14737, adopted by the Planning Commission on November 19, 1999, requiring 18 off-street parking spaces within the garage of the community building known as  The Village. The current proposal would reduce the garage capacity to six spaces to accommodate an additional 3,600 sq. ft. of community space. Residential parking would not be affected. The site is part of a residential planned unit development known as  Heritage Homes, and is within the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed-Use, Low-density) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

7. 2006.1052ET (S. Sanchez: (415) 558-6326)

BOARD FILE NO. 061210 - ALLOWING ADVERTISING ON E-LINE AND THIRD STREET LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT BOARDING PLATFORMS - Consideration of an ordinance initiated by SupervisorSophie Maxwell on August 15, 2006 which would amend Planning Code Section 603 to permit transit shelter advertising on public transit boarding platforms in connection with the E-Line and Third Street Light Rail projects by: 1) Amending Section 603 of the Planning Code to permit up to two double-sided panels not exceeding 24 square feet in area on each low-level boarding platform at the following E-Line stops: Folsom Street and The Embarcadero, Brannan Street and the Embarcadero, 2nd and King Streets, and 4th and King Streets; and a total of 71 double-sided general advertising signs each not exceeding 24 square feet in area on or adjacent to transit shelters on 28 publicly owned high level Municipal Railway boarding platforms serving the Third Street Light Rail Line. 2) Making and adopting environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

  • F.REGULAR CALENDAR

8. 2006.0896C (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

965-985 Geneva Avenue - north side, at the corner of Paris Street, Lot 028 (formerly known as Lots 005-010) on Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 790.80 to install six cellular panel antennas on the roof of an existing mixed-use (residential and commercial) building as part of a wireless transmission network operated by Verizon Wireless. The Project Site is located on a parcel with split zoning. The northern portion is located within the RH-1 (Residential House, Single-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The southern portion is located within the NC-3 (Neighborhood, Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The building on which the antennas are located is completely within the NC-3 portion of the lot. Per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the site is a Preferred Location Preference 2 site as there is an existing legally permitted wireless facility at the site.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9a. 2006.0356CR (D. DiBartolo: (415) 558-6291)

766-776Vallejo Street - north side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block130 - Request for a General Plan Referral to determine if the construction of a wireless telecommunications facility for Sprint PCS at the public garage and police stationis consistent with the objectives and policies of the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Determination that the project is consistent with the objectives and policies of the General Plan

9b. 2006.0356CR (D. DiBartolo: (415) 558-6291)

766-776Vallejo Street - north side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 130 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 722.83 of the Planning Code to install and operate a wireless telecommunication facility for Sprint PCS within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial (NCD) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk district, upon the façade and at the roof of the approximately 67 foot high structure that contains a parking garage and police station. As per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunication Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 2, as it is the site of previously approved antenna installations. As the subject property is a publicly owned structure, the Planning Commission for its consistency with the General Plan per a General Plan Referral application would also review the project.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

10. (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON THE SCHLAGE LOCK PLANNING PROCESS - Informational presentation on past and current planning activities related to the former Schlage Lock site in Visitacion Valley. Staff will briefly review the creation of a community concept plan for redevelopment of this approximately 20-acre site, as well as current efforts to refine the concept plan to inform a potential redevelopment project area. No action required.

11. 2006.1221E (L. GIBSON: (415) 558-5993)

Amendment of Administrative Code Chapter 31 [Board File No. 061311] - Informational Presentation. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Ma amending Administrative Code Chapter 31 provisions for appeals of environmental documents and determinations to the Board of Supervisors under the California Environmental Quality Act, as well as public notice of such determinations and environmental documents.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution supporting Board adoption of the ordinance, with Department-recommended modifications.

12. 2006.0571L (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

3750 18th Street - MISSION HIGH SCHOOL - Bounded by Dolores, Church, 18th, and Dorland Streets. Recommendation from the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to adopt a resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisor's the Landmark Designation of Mission High School as Landmark No. 255. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

13. 2005.0570D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1750 8th Avenue - east side between Moraga and Noriega Streets. Assessor's Block 2042 Lot 002H - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.09.28. 5368, to construct a new third story on the existing dwelling and to develop a second dwelling unit. The addition will not extend any further to the front or rear than the existing dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Project.

14. 2006.0751D (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)

223-225 9TH STREET - northeast side between Howard and Tehama Streets; Lot 079 in Assessor's Block 3729 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Code Section 890.133(h) requiring review of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCDs), of Building Permit Application 2005.03.29.8691, to maintain operation of an existing MCD (d.b.a.  HopeNet Co-Op ). The property is located within a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) Mixed Use District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

15. 2006.0834D (K. CONNER: (415) 575-5974)

1878 40TH AVENUE - east side between Noriega Street and Ortega Street; Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 2076 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.10.03.4585, proposing construction of a two-story horizontal addition to the rear of the subject dwelling 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

16. 2006.1085D (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

244 32ND AVENUE - east Side between California and El Camino del Mar; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 1391 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.06.23.4870, proposing to alter the existing second floor roofline; add a penthouse with roof deck towards the rear of the building. The property is located within an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

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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