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Public Hearings 
 

January 24, 2008

January 24, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, January 24, 2008
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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 impairments 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, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Dwight S. Alexander
Commission Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;
Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CLOSED SESSION

The Planning Commission will take public comment on the matter to be discussed in Closed Session and will consider a motion on whether to assert the attorney-client privilege regarding the matter listed below as Conference with Legal Counsel.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING ITEM:

Conference with Legal Counsel - Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(c) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d) to discuss whether to initiate litigation against the Academy of Art University.

FOLLOWING THE CLOSED SESSION, THE PLANNING COMMISSION WILL RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION.

The Planning Commission will make an announcement following Closed Session and will consider a motion regarding whether to disclose the discussions during Closed Session.


B. 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. 2007.1163C (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
140 ELLIS STREET - between Cyril Magnin and Powell Street; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 326 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to convert 65 of the existing 77 residential hotel rooms into tourist hotel rooms within the six-story mixed use structure. This change of use would increase the number of tourist rooms from the existing 66 rooms to a total of 131 tourist hotel rooms with 12 residential hotel rooms still remaining within the building. The project does not propose any modifications to the building exterior or interior and consists of the change of use only. As required under the San Francisco Administrative Code, the 65 residential hotel rooms at the project site (to be converted to tourist hotel rooms) will be replaced at 317 Leavenworth Street. (A companion variance case for 317 Leavenworth (Case No. 2007.1164V) will be considered by the Zoning Adminstrator concurrently with this case.) The project site is located in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 10, 2 008)
(Proposed for Continuance to January 31, 2008)

2. 2007.1164V (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)
317 LEAVENWORTH STREET - northwest corner with Eddy Street; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0334 - Request for Residential Open Space and Off-Street Parking Variances. The proposal is to convert the existing 65 tourist hotel room into 65 residential hotel rooms in conjunction with a reverse conversion at 140 Ellis Street. The existing building occupies the lot almost entirely, and none of the proposed residential hotel rooms would be provided with any private or common open space, nor would any off-street parking spaces be provided. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, Combined, High Density) Zoning District and an 80-T Height and Bulk District. (This is a companion case to conditional use authorization Case No. 2007.1163C, 140 Ellis Street.)
(Proposed for Continuance to January 31, 2008)

3. 2007.0916C (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)
52-54 DORE STREET - southwest side, between Howard and Folsom Streets, Lots 042 and 043 in Assessor's Block 3518 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 816.18, 816.21 and 303 to establish a residential care facility and social service provider (Progress Foundation) in an approximately 12,750 square foot building within an SLR (Service, Light Industrial, Residential) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. The proposal is to offer a short-term residential care, urgent care, and community placement facility with no exterior expansion of the existing building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to February 7, 2008)

4. 2007.0703D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
850 FRANCISCO STREET - north side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0045 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.18.5416 proposing to revise an issued building permit application for new construction of a four-story, single family residence. The revision consists of construction of two additional basement levels within the footprint of the proposed new construction project. The property is located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve project
(Proposed for Continuance to March 6, 2008)

5. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
2367 MARKET STREET - aka 3970 17th Street north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 186.1 to expand an existing nonconforming Neighborhood Commercial use (a bar and place of entertainment on the second floor), Section 721.44 to develop a Small Self-Service Restaurant on the ground floor of the addition, Section 721.48 Other Entertainment, to expand nights of dancing and live entertainment (DJs) to 7 nights per week, and Section 721.53 to develop a Business Service use space on the top floor in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to March 20, 2008)

6. 2007.1113ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)
AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE SECTION 303/PROTECTION OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi as part of Board File No. 07-1338, that would add Section 303(n) to the Planning Code, to require Conditional Use authorization for any structure that would shade a previously registered Solar Energy System, and requiring the Planning Department to review and manage system registrations.
Preliminary Recommendation: pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 6, 2007)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 6, 2008)

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

7. 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.

(S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)
8. Discussion of the Academy of Art University's code violations, enforcement actions and institutional master plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational/discussion only. No Action.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9. Director's Announcements

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

11. 2001.1398 (D. ALUMBAUGH: (415) 558-6601)
TREASURE ISLAND. INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON THE TREASURE ISLAND DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Staff of the Mayor's Office and representatives from Treasure Island Community Development, LLC will give an informational presentation on the status and content of the development plan for Treasure Island.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only, no action requested.


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.

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

G. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

12. 1999.536E (J. RANGE: (415) 575-9018)
CHINATOWN YMCA RENOVATION AND BUILDING ADDITION PROJECT - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - prepared for proposed additions to and renovations of the existing YMCA to create approximately 48,750 square feet (sf) of expanded recreation, community services and residential uses at 855 Sacramento Street (Assessors Block 0242 and Lot 27). The proposed project would include three elements: (1) interior renovation of the existing three-story-over-basement/ground floor, 45-foot-tall, 25,950-sf building; (2) construction of a new three-story, approximately 39-foot 9-inch-tall, 19,350-sf east wing addition; and (3) construction of a new four-story, approximately 32-foot 4-inch-tall, 3,500-sf rear addition to the existing building along Sabin Place. The proposed project would result in a total of 25 residential hotel rooms, a new aquatic center, new wellness center and expanded community center. The project site is located within the Chinatown Residential/Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and within a 65-A height and bulk district.
NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on November 30, 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

H. REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 1999.0536EC (A. HEITTER 415-558-6602)
855 SACRAMENTO STREET - south side between Grant Street and Stockton Street N., Lot 27, in Assessor's Block 242 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow an expansion of the Chinatown YMCA on a parcel greater than 5,000 square feet in lot area and in excess of 50 ft. maximum street frontage; and building height exceeding 35 feet related to the proposal to construct an approximately 40-foot-tall, 19,350 sq. ft. addition to the existing east façade; to construct an approximately 32-foot-tall, 3,500 sq. ft. addition at the rear of the existing building; to renovate and reconfigure the interior of the existing building; to convert the existing 21 residential hotel rooms and 10 tourist hotel rooms of the existing building in to 25 residential hotel rooms and related facilities. The subject property is in the CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

14. 2006.0689D (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)
585 TEXAS STREET - west side, between 20th and 22nd Streets, Lot 052 in Assessor's Block 4102 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application number 2006.06.13.3915 under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story single-family dwelling unit and construct a two-story two-unit structure. The subject property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application with modifications.

15. 2007.1266T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)
AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE BY ADDING SECTIONS 785 AND 786 CREATING THE EXCELSIOR ALCOHOL RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT AND THE NORTH BEACH ALCOHOL RESTRICTED USE DISTRICT [BOARD FILE NO. 07-1464]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisors Peskin and Sandoval amending Planning Code by adding Section 785 to create an Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use District prohibiting new off-sale liquor establishments and providing a five-year sunset provision, and adding Section 786 to create an North Beach Alcohol Restricted Use District prohibiting new off-sale liquor establishments and providing for a five-year sunset provision, amending Sectional Maps SU 11 and SU 12 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to establish the boundaries of the Excelsior Alcohol Restricted Use District, and amending Section Map SU 01 to establish the boundaries of the North Beach Alcohol Restricted Use District, making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

16. 2007.1444ET (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)
CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE INITIATED BY SUPERVISORS SANDOVAL AND MAXWELL ON DECEMBER 4, 2007 (BOARD FILE NO. 071651) which would amend Planning Code Section 176 (Enforcement Against Violations) to authorize the Zoning Administrator to assess administrative penalties and by adding Section 176.1 to establish Planning Code enforcement remedies of the Director, which include issuance and recording of orders of abatement, assessment of administrative penalties, and a hearing and appeal process; making findings including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

17a. 2006.0660BEKX (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6344)
100 CALIFORNIA STREET - northwest corner at Davis Street, a through-lot to Sacramento Street, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0236 - Review under Planning Code Section 295 of a proposed addition of approximately 76,500 square feet in six stories to an existing 13-story office building with an additional 1,530 square feet of new ground-floor retail space, requiring exceptions to Planning Code standards for off-street freight loading, building bulk and shadowing of public parks - in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 350-S Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Find that the new shadow cast is not adverse.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2007)

17b. 2006.0660BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
100 CALIFORNIA STREET - northwest corner at Davis Street, a through-lot to Sacramento Street, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0236 - Review under Planning Code Section 309 of a proposed addition of approximately 76,500 square feet in six stories to an existing 13-story office building with an additional 1,530 square feet of new ground-floor retail space, requiring exceptions to Planning Code standards for off-street freight loading, building bulk and shadowing of public parks - in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 350-S Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2007)

17c. 2006.0660BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
100 CALIFORNIA STREET - northwest corner at Davis Street, a through-lot to Sacramento Street, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0236 - Request for allocation of approximately 76,500 square feet of new office space pursuant to Planning Code Sections 321 and 322 - in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 350-S Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2007)

18. 2007.1211D (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)
1140 POTRERO AVENUE - west side between 23rd Street and 24th Street; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 4211 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application number 2007.05.21.1784, proposing to add a third story with a flat roof, a 3-story horizontal expansion in the rear, and two additional dwelling units to an existing 2-story single-family home in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve the Plans as submitted.

19. 2002.0194C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)
464 BROADWAY - north side between Montgomery and Kearny Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 0144 - Informational item request for exploration of revocation of Conditional Use Permit authorization for extended hours of operation for the subject full-service restaurant (dba Cable Car Pizza). This site is within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only, no action required

20. 2007.0461C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)
448 BROADWAY - north side between Montgomery and Kearny Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 0144 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to operate a business under this application between the hours of 2 AM and 6 AM. Specifically, the project proposal is to extend the hours of operation of the subject business (dba "Broadway Express Pizza Restaurant") to 3:00 AM. No construction is proposed under this application. This site is within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 15, 2007)

21a. 2005.0298KECV (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
1285 SUTTER STREET - southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 157, 209.8, 221.1, 253, 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow off-street parking in excess of the amount permitted as accessory parking, to permit the sale of alcoholic beverages within 1/4 mile of the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, to demolish a movie theatre, and to allow the construction of a building which exceeds 40 feet in height with an exception to the bulk limits. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

21b. 2005.0298KECV S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
1285 SUTTER STREET - southeast corner of Sutter Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0691 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Sections 253(c)(6), 307(g), 152, and 140 of the Planning Code to modify the rear yard requirement in the Van Ness Special Use District, to provide one off-street freight loading space where two are required, and for dwelling unit exposure for four dwelling units. The project proposes to construct up to 107 dwelling units with approximately 15,800 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space (Trader Joe's) and up to 170 below-grade off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and an 130-V Height and Bulk District.

22. 2007.1218C (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)
955 GENEVA AVENUE - north side between London and Paris Streets; Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 712.43, 703.3 & 703.4 to allow a large fast food restaurant (dba "Little Caesars Pizza") and formula retail use, within the NC-3 (Moderate Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, and 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

23. 2007.0827C (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)
1760 POLK STREET - east side between Clay and Washington Streets, Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0620 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to add a full bar use to an existing full-service restaurant (d.b.a. "La Parrilla Grill".) No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed, nor any interior modifications. The bar use will require a type 47 ABC license which allows sale of beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises, in conjunction with a bona fide eating establishment. This site is within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

5:00 P.M.


24. (K. RICH: (415) 558-6345)
EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM - The Eastern Neighborhoods Program encompasses the Mission, Central Waterfront, East SoMa and Showplace Square/Potrero Hill. Planning staff, together with City Agency partners, will hold an informal discussion session with the Planning Commission to discuss and answer questions on the Final Public Review Draft Area Plans, which were released on December 1st. This is a continuation of the session held on December 13, 2007. (This session is expected to last several hours and will include opportunities for public comment.)
Preliminary Recommendation: No action requested (informational item)

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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