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Public Hearings 
 

November 30, 2006 (Special Hearing)

November 30, 2006 (Special Hearing)

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Special Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, November 30, 2006

2:00 PM

Special 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.

B. 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.

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

1. Commission Comments/Questions

2. PLANNING DIRECTOR SEARCH - The Planning Commission will discuss and take possible action on the search for a new Director of Planning, including setting criteria and salary for the Director of Planning, and establishing procedural guidelines for the search and selection of a new Director of Planning. The Commission may take action to: adopt or endorse the criteria for the Director of Planning, establish the salary range for the Director of Planning, outline the process for selection of a new Director of Planning, and/or authorize the President of the Commission to execute a contract or contract modification with a consultant to conduct and assist in the search for candidates for the position of Director of Planning.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

3. Director's Announcements

4. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

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.

  1. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

5. 2006.0798C (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

1723 UNION STREET - south side between Octavia and Gough Streets; Lot 001B, in Assessor's Block 0544 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1, 303, 725.21 and 725.27 to allow a personal service use with a use size greater than 2,499 sq. ft., and to allow the proposed use to operate before 6:00 a.m. in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project consists of establishing an approximately 11,300 sq. ft. gym (d.b.a. Crunch) in a space that was previously occupied by a retail-clothing store (d.b.a. Georgiou). No expansion in the building envelope is proposed, although the proposal will increase the existing floor area from 10,157 sq. ft. to approximately 11,300 sq. ft. through interior alterations. No onsite parking is proposed or required. The proposed business hours are Monday thru Thursday, 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2006)

NOTE: On October 5, 2006, following public testimony the Commission closed public hearing and entertained a motion to approve. The motion failed by a vote of +3 –2. Commissioners Moore and Sugaya voted no and Commissioner Alexander was absent. The item was continued to November 16, 2006 by a vote +4 –1. Commissioner Sugaya voted no. Commissioner Alexander was absent.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

G. 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. 2006.1000D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

10 & 12 ABBEY STREET - between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 3566 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, Permit Application No. 2006.06.30.5555, to add on to an existing two-family, two-story over garage structure and reduce the size of one residential unit from approximately 1,000 square feet to approximately 500 square feet, 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

7a. 2006.0388D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

365 Douglass Street - east side between 19th and 20th Streets. Block 2699, Lot 31 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, under Demolition Permit Application number 2006.02.03.3728. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, Two Units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

7b. 2006.0389D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

365 Douglass Street - east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Block 2599, Lot 031 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction, under Building Permit Application number 2006.02.033732, in conjunction with the demolition of a single family dwelling under case 2006.0388D with Demolition Permit Application number 2006.02.03.3728. The proposal is to construct a new, three-story single-family dwelling. The subject property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, Two Units) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

8a. 2006.0073CD (E. JACKSON; (415) 558-6363)

1042 Jamestown Avenue - south side, between Ingalls and Jennings, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 4969 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303 to allow the operation of a child-care facility for 13 or more children within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The project also includes a Mandatory Discretionary Review for the removal of two dwelling units.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

8b. 2006.0073CD (E. JACKSON; (415) 558-6363)

1042 Jamestown Avenue - south side, between Ingalls and Jennings, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 4969 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission Resolution No. 17264, requiring review of the removal of two dwelling units. The proposed project is the operation of a child-care facility for 13 or more children within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

  • H.REGULAR CALENDAR

9. (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE: (415) 558-6547)

Informational hearing for the Commission to review and comment on the Department's proposed performance measures

10. 2006.1282T (T. Tam: (415) 558-6325)

Consideration of Amendments to the Planning Code (Sections 316.2, 316.3, 316.4, 316.5, 316.7, and 316.8) - to change procedures for Planning Commission consent calendar items in the Neighborhood Commercial and South of Market districts and for live-work units in RH and RM districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution of Intention to Initiate Amendments to the Planning Code.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

11. 2006.0668C (A. Hesik: (415) 558-6602)

222 Columbus Avenue - northeast side between Pacific Avenue and Broadway, Lots 26-31 in Assessor's Block 0162 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish a financial service (d.b.a.  First Republic Bank ) of approximately 118 square feet. The financial service would consist of two automated teller machines located in the interior of the building within vacant existing ground-floor commercial space. The proposed use is not formula retail as defined in Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. There would be no physical expansion of the existing building. The site is within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, Washington-Broadway Special Use District No. 1, and a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 30, 2006)

12. 2005.1078C (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)

2471 Mission Street - east side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 3610 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 781.5 and 790.91 for a small self-service restaurant (taqueria, d.b.a.  Mi Hacienda ) in an NC-3 Zoning District within the Mission Street Fast Food Sub-District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The restaurant will be approximately 880 square feet and contain less than 50 seats. A retail grocery use is also proposed in conjunction with the restaurant. The retail use will occupy approximately 600 square feet and will be located at the rear of the ground floor.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 16, 2006)

13. (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Initiation of a General Plan amendment related to a proposed mixed-used project containing approximately but no more than 1,900 dwelling units, approximately 91,878 square feet of usable open space, approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial space, and a garage with up to 1,450 parking spaces. The proposed amendment consists of reclassifying the height and bulk districts for the project site as shown on  Map 5 – Proposed Height and Bulk Districts and referred to in Policy 13.1 of the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan, from 120-X, 150-S and 240-S to 160-X, 180-X and 240-S. An identical General Plan amendment, which was recommended by the Planning Commission on August 3, 2006, was disapproved by the Board of Supervisors on November 7, 2006 on the grounds that further discussion is needed on this project in order for the Board of Supervisors to approve the General Plan amendment and accompanying development agreement.

Preliminary Recommendation: Initiate General Plan amendment

I. 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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