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August 14, 2008(1)

August 14, 2008(1)

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, August 14, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Sugaya

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:38 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Erika Jackson, Debra Dwyer, Craig Nikitas, Sarah Jones, Lisa Gibson, Ben Fu Christine Lamorena, Adrian Putra, Rick Crawford, Sophie Middlebrook, Sara Vellve, Glenn Cabreros, Kevin Guy, Paul Lord, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

  • 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. 2007.1355T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 785 to establish the Mission/Bernal Formula Retail Restricted Use Subdistrict and to amend Section 703.3 to prohibit formula retail uses in the Mission/Bernal Formula Retail Restricted Use Subdistrict [Board File No. 07-1561]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Ammiano amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 785 to establish the Mission/Bernal Formula Retail Restricted Use Subdistrict; amending Section 703.3 to prohibit formula retail uses in the Mission/Bernal Formula Retail Restricted Use Subdistrict; amending Sectional Maps SU 07 and SU 11 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to establish the boundaries of the Mission/Bernal Formula Retail Restricted Use Subdistrict; adopting finding, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 5, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 13, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

2. 2007.1455C (A. Hollister (415) 575-9078)

230 Jones Street - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to legalize an existing institutional use (City Impact Ministries) currently occupying and utilizing the entire subject building. Interior tenant improvements would occur throughout the subject building to bring the building into compliance with applicable City codes. No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed. This site is within a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, Subarea No. 1, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

B. 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

3a. 2003.0845CV (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

201 Leland Avenue - southwest side, between Rutland and Cora Streets, Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 6252 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 303, and 711.83 for new construction on a lot larger than 10,000 square feet, to permit a non-residential use larger than 4,000 square feet, and to allow a public use within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District. The Project proposes to construct a new approximately 8,700 square foot single-story Visitacion Valley Branch Public Library building and to demolish an existing approximately 10,000 square foot single-story grocery store building and a surface parking lot with 14 off-street parking spaces. The Project site is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17676

3b. 2003.0845CV (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

201 Leland Avenue - southwest side, between Rutland and Cora Streets, Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 6252 - Request for Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 151 and 305 to reduce the required number of off-street parking spaces. The Project proposes to construct a new approximately 8,700 square foot single-story Visitacion Valley Branch Public Library building and to demolish an existing approximately 10,000 square foot single-story grocery store building and a surface parking lot with 14 off-street parking spaces. The Project site is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) and an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. The Zoning Administrator will consider the variance application concurrently with the Planning Commission.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Acting Zoning Administrator Nikitas closed public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

4. 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.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5. Director's Announcements

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

Land Use:

  • First Source hiring Ordinance for market & Octavia – You heard this on April 17th. You recommended approval. The ordinance would amend the Admin. Code to expand the scope of permits subject to the ordinance within the M&O Plan Area; place new reporting requirements on the First Source hiring Administration; and would require contractors to cooperate with reasonable requests for information for the First Source Hiring Admin. This week the Committee recommended approval to the full Board.
  • Kaiser Rezoning – You heard this on May 15th. You approved the rezoning and the associated entitlements that would reclassify a parcel from NC-2 to MC-3 to allow a six-story, 75,000 square foot clinic and medical office building for Kaiser Permanente. The Committee heard this and continued it so the stakeholders could finalize arrangements for the replacement housing triggered by Redevelopment Agency controls. The item was continued to the call of the Chair
  • Affordable housing Preference for Certificate Holders – you heard this as two proposals on July 17th One was from Mayor Newsom and one from Supervisor Mirkarimi. You recommended that the Board work with the Mayor's Office of Housing and the Redevelopment Agency and choose the program that best serves the city. Since then, the Mayor and the Supervisor have collaborated and submitted a combined ordinance to the Committee. The combined ordinance would require that all on or off-side affordable housing units for both large commercial and residential projects be first offered to individuals who hold certificates of preference. The Committee recommended approval to the full Board.
  • Status of Eastern Neighborhoods (EN) – Last week you approved the legislation associated with the EN program. This week, Director Rahaim acknowledged that accomplishment before the Land Use Committee. The Director presented a schedule for transmitting all documents to the Board while they are in their summer recess. The Committee is expected to begin the Board adoption hearings on September 15th. No action was taken on this item this week.

Full Board:

  • The Board approved reappointment of Commissioners Antonini and Miguel
  • Hope SF – You heard this on June 12th to establish the HOPE SF Hunters View Special Use District and related amendments. This project will increase the housing on the parcels by about 533 mixed-income units. It will replace existing HA units in a phased manner to avoid displacement while adding market rate units to help subsidize new affordable housing. Since you heard this it has been amended to require that the existing bedroom mix re reconstituted in the future program. The Committee then sent the item out as a  committee report so that it could be heard the next day at the Full Board. The Board then passed the item on its second and final reading.
  • Third and Mendell Rezoning – This rezoning would correct an error from 1995. In 1995 all parcels on 3rd Street in this area were rezoned from 105 feet to 55 feet except six (6) parcels which have a Mendell Street address but are effectively on 3rd Street. You approved this rezoning on July 10. This week the Full Board passed the item on its second and final read.
  • Off-site Inclusionary Affordable Housing Requirements – This legislation sponsored by Supervisor Sandoval would amend Planning Code Section 315.5 to allow 25% of off-site affordable units to be built outside of the currently required one-mile radius from the market rate project. You heard this item on May 29 and voted that the Board not approve this ordinance with Commissioner Antonini dissenting. The Board then passed the item on its second and final reading.

Appeals:

  • This week the Board heard appeals of 2 condo-map designations. The Planning Department reviews these applications for conformance with the General Plan. The first appeal concerned the Fillmore Center in the Redevelopment Agencies WA-A2 Plan area. The application was to convert 655 rental units into condos. The Department found this application inconsistent with the General Plan because it would convert a large number of generally occupied rental units into condos. The Board upheld the Department's action.
  • The other condo-map appeal concerned an application to convert 3 units at 628 Stiener Street. This application was denied as the address had a Planning Code violation that had not yet been addressed. The Department stated we would support the application upon demonstration that the violation had been cleared. The Board passed a motion of approval with the stipulation that the owner demonstrate the violation had been abated.
  • Appeal of 300 Grant Avenue. The proposal would demolish two commercial buildings, construct a new, 10-story, mixed-use building containing approximately 45 dwelling units and retail within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. This week the Board upheld the mitigated negative declaration for the project.

7. (D. DWYER (415) 575-9031)

BICYCLE PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT - Informational item to discuss current status of environmental review for the Bicycle Plan - The director will lead this discussion on a monthly basis until the certification of the Bicycle Plan EIR. The Municipal Transportation Agency Board is also holding concurrent monthly briefings on the status of the Bicycle Plan.

SPEAKERS: Juan Novella, Sheila Hernandez, Ralph Silberman, Helynna Brooke, Leah Shakhum, Aida Berkovitz, Randall Orr, Neal Patel,

ACTION: Although informational and no action is required, the next hearing is scheduled for the second week in September and the Commission indicated they want to discuss CEQA issues, GREEN Building Policies, and LOS

8. (C. Nikitas: (415) 558-6306)

Report on and discussion of Permits and Appeals for project at 770 Eighteenth Avenue, at request of Planning Commission.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only – no action

E. 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.

SPEAKERS:

Rose Tsai

Re: 1675 11th Avenue

Hiroshi Fukuda

Re:

F. 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.

SPEAKERS: Mike Brown – Carpenters Union, Local 22 regarding items 9 and 10

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

9. 2005.0470E (S. JONES; (415) 575-9034)

166-178 Townsend Street - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. The 22,000 square foot project site is located at 178 Townsend Street, on the corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place between Second Street and Third Street (Assessor's Block 3788, Lot 012). The site is zoned SLI (Service/Light Industrial), is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and is occupied by the California Electric Light Company Station B building, a Contributory Building within the South End Historic District. The proposed project involves conversion of the building from its current use as a valet parking garage to a mix of ground-floor retail and up to 85 housing units, with accessory off-street parking for the residential uses. The proposed uses would be housed in the existing building and a vertical addition, and would occupy 96,350 square feet (sf) of floor area, including 71,500 sf in residential uses 1,050 sf in retail uses, and 13,200 sf of parking. The proposed vertical addition would be set back 40 feet from Townsend Street and would rise above the existing 23-to 42-foot tall roofline to a height of 50 feet. The proposed project also includes a one-level underground parking garage with 74 parking spaces in two-car stackers accessed from Clarence Place.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, February 5, 2008. 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.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Final EIR certified

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, Lee, and Moore

EXCUSED: Antonini

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17677

10. 2002.1302E (L. GIBSON: (415) 575-9032)

2225-2255 3RD STREET - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report for the proposed construction of three buildings above a below-grade parking podium. The buildings would include about 179 residential units, 5,262 square feet of restaurant space, 11,434 square feet of retail, 2,393 square feet of day-care space, 157 parking spaces, 50 bicycle parking spaces, and 2 off-street loading spaces. The structures would total about 242,185 square feet and range in height from 35 to 65 feet tall. The project would preserve and renovate two existing historic buildings. The project site (Assessor's Block 4058, Lot 10) is located between 19th and 20th Streets in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on May 21, 2007. 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Final EIR certified

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17678

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

11a. 2002.1302EX (B. Fu: (415) 558-6613)

2235 3rd Street - east side, between 19th and 20th Streets; Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 4058, in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation. - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA Findings regarding proposed "Large Project Authorization with exceptions. The proposed 68' tall, six-story over garage mixed use project contains approximately 235,000 gross square feet of floor area that includes up to 179 dwelling units, approximately 17,000 square feet of retail space and 2,400 square feet of child care space, and 157 off-street parking spaces. The project is subject to the Board of Supervisors' approval of the proposed UMU (Urban Mixed Use) zoning and 68-foot height limit for the project site under the Eastern Neighborhood Rezoning.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Motion Adopting the CEQA Findings.

SPEAKERS: Katherine Donmani, Matt Regan, Frank Syme, Peter Winkellstein, Erin Rooney, Manuel Flores, Tim Colen, Larry Fournier,

ACTION: Adopted CEQA findings

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17679

11b. 2002.1302EX (b. fu: (415) 558-6613)

2235 3rd Street - east side, between 19th and 20th Streets; Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 4058, in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation. Request under proposed Planning Code Section 309.2 to create a new  Large Project Authorization with exceptions including (1) dwelling unit mix requiring at least 40 percent two-bedroom units; (2) residential use in an M-2 zoning district; (3) provision of rear yard in a central courtyard in lieu of a conventional 25 percent rear yard; and (4) an exception from dwelling unit exposure requirements for some units not fronting onto a public right-of-way or a qualifying rear yard. The proposed 68' tall, six-story over garage mixed use project contains approximately 235,000 gross square feet of floor area that includes up to 179 dwelling units, approximately 17,000 square feet of retail space and 2,400 square feet of child care space, and 157 off-street parking spaces. The project is subject to the Board of Supervisors' approval of the proposed UMU (Urban Mixed Use) zoning and 68-foot height limit for the project site under the Eastern Neighborhood Rezoning.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 11a

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17680

12. 2008.0628C (C. LAMORENA: (415) 575-9085)

2936 Lyon Street - east side between Lombard and Greenwich Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0940 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 711.26, and 790.140, to allow a walk-up facility (ATM) that is not recessed from the property line by 3 feet at the existing financial service establishment (dba U.S. First Credit Union) within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKERS: Patrick Mulligan, Charlotte Malak

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, and Lee

NAYES: Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17681

13. 2007.1454C (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

2116 Irving Street (aka 2100 Irving Street) - north side between 22nd and 23rd Avenues; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 1728 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 703.3, 703.4, and 303(e) to legalize an existing formula retail use, and to modify previous conditional use authorization (Case No. 85.432/Motion No. 10455) to legalize extended hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. as permitted under Planning Code Section 711.27 for an existing small self-service restaurant (dba  Quickly ), within the NC-2 (Small Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKERS:

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17682

NOTE; Items 14 and 15 were called and heard together

14. 2008.0318Z: (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

5050 Mission Street - southwest corner with Seneca Avenue Lot 011, of Assessor's Block 6969 - Request for Amendment of the Zoning Map to change the zoning district for the property fronting on Seneca Avenue southeast of the residence at 61 Seneca Avenue from RH-1, (Residential House, One Family), to NC-3 Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Matt Hagemann, Richard Drury, Steven Currier

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17683

15. 2006.1213C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

5050 Mission Street - southwest corner with Seneca Avenue Lots 001, and 011 of Assessor's Block 6969 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 304 to develop a Planned Unit Development with 61 dwelling units with exceptions from the rear yard and bulk requirements and Section 712.21 to develop a commercial use exceeding 5,999 square feet in area in the NC-3 Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District and RH-1Residential House, One Family District (pending classification change to NC-3) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing buildings on the property, combine the lots into one parcel, and construct a new 6 story tall, mixed use building with 61 dwelling units, ground floor commercial space and underground and ground floor parking.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 14

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17684

16. 2008.0478D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

526 ELLINGTON - northerly side between Wipple and Farragut Avenues Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 7100 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008 0103 1806 to construct a two story 24 foot long addition to the rear of the existing two-story dwelling in an RH-1, Residential House, One-Family and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Project.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Janet Griggs, Patrice Fambrini, Sandy Mak, Mr. Zhu, Hu Guan Zhu, David Zhu

ACTION: Following testimony, the item was continued to September 11, 2008 to have the rear property line verified

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

17. 2007.0909DDDDDD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2 Kronquist Court - west side at the end of Kronquist Court, Lot 020 of Assessor's Block 6582 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2007 0604 2857 to construct a new third floor to the existing two-story building and extend the building back 2 feet to the rear. in an RH-1, Residential House, One-Family and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Permit.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Avery Chin, Melanie Beene, Hiroki Asai, Holland Dender, Ann Hedges, Paul Levinson, Frank McLaughlin, Lesley Stansfield, Steve Bower, Alfredd Gregory, Alex Terry – Architect, Adrian Polak – Owner, Bonnie Almasy and Chuck Almasy,Ed Kavovnas, Jamie McGratn, Paul Startz

ACTION: Took DR and approved per staff recommendation

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, and Moore

NAYES: Antonini and Lee

ABSENT: Sugaya

DRA: 0009

18. 2008.0438D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

242 Sagamore Street - north side between Capitol and Orizaba Avenue Lot 016 of Assessor's Block 7137 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2007 1228 1544 to construct a single family dwelling on a vacant lot currently occupied by a church parking lot in an RH-1, Residential House, One-Family and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Permit.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Kenapl /ekuaoi, Wai Tai Wong, Larry Lee, Keith Lee – Architect, Ernest Logoleo, Jr., Ernest Logo Leo, Faaofia Tuigamoa Malepeai, Jack T. Malepeai

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the project

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

DRA: 0010

19a. 2007.1422DDDV (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

126 Guerrero Street/204 Clinton Park - northwest corner of Guerrero Street and Clinton Park; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 3534 in an RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.11.0197 proposing to add a dwelling unit to the Subject Property by adding a three-story vertical addition to the existing detached garage structure. The vertical addition is pending approval of Case No. 2007.1422V requesting a rear yard variance pursuant to Sections 134 and 188 of the Planning Code.

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

SPEAKERS: Katrin Bindner, Barry Michale, Sarah Zesmer, Audrey Soule, Marshall Dutton, Kelly Costa, John Van Noord, Mark Gettys, Rob Soule, Donna Van Noord, Theodore Brown, Wen Ling Chin – DR Applicant

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the project with a professional arborist review

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

DRA: 0012

19b. 2007.1422V (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

126 Guerrero Street/204 Clinton Park - northwest corner of Guerrero Street and Clinton Park; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 3534 in an RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Variance from Planning Code Sections 134 and 188, to add a dwelling unit and a three-story vertical addition to the existing detached garage located within the required rear yard for the corner property.

Note: To be decided by the Zoning Administrator.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 19a

ACTION: Acting Zoning Administrator Nikitas closed public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval and required review by a professional arborist.

20. 2008.0786DD (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

90 SEACLIFF AVENUE - north side between 25th and 26th Avenues, Lot 007 of Assessor's Block 1306 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.12.0289 proposing to construct a rear horizontal addition of approximately 20 feet deep and 32 feet wide at the ground level with a deck above, interior modifications and window and door replacements to a single-family dwelling located within an RH-1(D), House, One Family (Detached Dwelling) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Prior to hearing, DR requests were withdrawn

21. 2008.0712D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

527 - 4th AVENUE - west side between Anza and Balboa Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 1547 - Staff-Initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008.02.21.5288 proposing a side horizontal addition and a three-story rear horizontal addition to an existing three-story , single-family residence in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve with Modifications.

SPEAKERS: Richard Bernard, Jibe Gernaldo

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the project

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, and Lee

NAYES: Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

DRA: 0011

22. 2008.0674D (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

1242 JACKSON STREET - between Jones and Leavenworth Streets; Lots 040, 041, and 042 in Assessor's Block 0183 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.1221.1139, proposing to remove the existing stairs and landings at the rear of the subject building, and construct new stairs and decks. The stair/deck structure is proposed to be located at the rear of the subject building along the eastern property line, and would reach the height of the roof. The subject property is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, 3-Family) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, item was continued indefinitely

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

23. 2008.0877EMTZ (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

Western SoMa Community Plan - Building a Complete Neighborhood, Draft for Citizens Review- Informational Presentation – Summary presentation of Draft for Citizens Review.

Recommended Actions -Consideration of a Draft Resolution

Establishing the Western SoMa Community Plan – Draft for Citizens Review (August 14, 2008) as the Preferred Project Subject to Environmental Review and Modifying the Planning Commission PDR Loss and Replacement Policies for the Western SoMa SUD.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, item was continued to September 18, 2008

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

ABSENT: Sugaya

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

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

SPEAKERS: None

Adjournment: 9:35 p.m.

Adopted: October 1, 2009

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:59 PM