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Public Hearings 
 
July 24, 2008

Notice of Special Joint Meeting

of the

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

and the

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 24, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; 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.

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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 FranciscoLobbyist 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:

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; 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. 2005.0911E (L. KEINKER: (415) 575-9036)

616 DIVISADERO STREET aka Harding Theater, Lot 002J of Assessor's Block 1202, L-shaped lot fronting both Divisadero and Hayes Streets – Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project is to adaptively reuse the Harding Theater as a mixed-use commercial building, called  The Harding, divided into at least four tenant spaces, replacement installation of the 1930's marquee and blade sign, demolition of the theater backstage and, on the undeveloped portion of the lot facing Hayes Street, new construction of a five-story, eight-unit condominium building of approximately 13,700-sf, called  Harding Place, with up to a total of 19 off-street parking spaces accessed from Hayes Street. This site is located within the NC-2 (Small-scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

2. 2006.0432E (P. SIEFERS: (415) 575-9045)

299 Valencia Street - Lot 014 of Assessor's Block 3532, bounded by Valencia, 14th Street, Clinton Park Street (an alley), and Stevenson Street (an alley) - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing paved parking lot which covers the 11,020 square foot site, a 222 square foot office shed, formerly a used car sales office, and a billboard sign extending above the west side of the site and construction of a five-story, mixed use building with 4,917 square feet of ground floor retail and 36 dwelling units. The building would contain 12 one-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units, of which four (4) are required to be below market rate. The application was filed prior to the March 23, 2006 date within the Planning Code that triggers an increase in the required percentage of below market units from 12 percent to 15 percent. The applicant proposes a total of 36 motorized vehicle parking spaces accessed via Stevenson Street, only thirty of which are permitted with a use permit under recently enacted Market-Octavia Plan and zoning controls. Ground floor retail would be divided into three spaces ranging from 1,479 square feet to 1,958 square feet and would be accessed via Valencia Street, 14th Street and the corner where these two streets intersect. Bicycle parking for 18 bicycles would be provided in the garage and accessible through the lobby. The project sponsor would seek approval from the SFMTA for one on-street loading space to be located adjacent to the elevator along 14th Street which could accommodate a service van or a small truck. No on-site freight or delivery spaces are proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 12, 2008;

(Proposed to Continuance to September 25, 2008)

3. 2006.0864C (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

2245 Geneva Avenue - north side between Santos and Pasadena Streets; Lots 008J, 008I and 008H in Assessor's Block 6322 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) for the reduction of off-street parking spaces for proposed dwelling units. The project proposes the construction a 3-story, 3-unit mixed-used building on each lot within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District and a 40 –X height and Bulk District. Planning Code Section 161(j) allows for the reduction of off-street parking requirements for dwelling units in any NC District pursuant to the procedures for conditional use authorization set forth in Section 303.

Preliminary Recommendation:

(Proposed for Continuance to September 11, 2008)

4. 2008.0537d (c. jaroslawsky: (415) 558-6348)

2342 41st avenue - between Santiago and Taraval Streets; Lot 022A in Assessor's Block 2369 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application #200711158276 to extend the rear of an existing, first and second-level approximately 16 feet and add a partial third level, of a single-family dwelling within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project as recommended.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2008)

5. 2008.0492D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2655 SCOTT STREET - west side between Broadway and Vallejo Street; Lot 001O in Assessor's Block 0960 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.18.9061 proposing to add a partial fourth floor to the existing three-story, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

(Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2008)

6a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-family dwelling. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6793 to demolish an existing two-family dwelling.

Preliminary Recommendation:

(Proposed for Continuance to August 7, 2008)

6b. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction of units in association with demolition. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6789 for the new construction of a three-family dwelling in association with the demolition.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 7, 2008)

6c. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction a three-family dwelling in association with demolition. Front setback, rear yard, and off-street parking Variances are required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 7, 2008)

7. 1996.281E (J. KUGLER: (415) 575-6925)

CENTRAL SUBWAY PROJECT - Certification of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report prepared for Central Subway which is Phase 2 of the Third Street Light Rail project. (The environmental document has been prepared to meet the requirements of both CEQA and NEPA and analyzes updated information from the original EIS/EIR that was certified in 1998.) The proposed project is to provide Muni Metro rail service from 4th and King (current terminus of Phase 1-the T-Third line) to Chinatown in a mostly subway configuration. The proposed alignment would operate on Fourth and Stockton Streets with a deep underground crossing of Market Street. The alignment would be on the surface of Fourth Street beginning at King Street and go underground between Bryant and Harrison (under the I-80 freeway). There would be a surface station at 4th and Brannan Streets and three underground stations at Moscone, Union Square/Market, and Chinatown.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 10, 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 7, 2008)

8. 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 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

9. 2007.0909DDD (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.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

10. 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 14, 2008)

11. 2008.0677T (K. Rich: (415) 558-6345)

Proposed ordinance to create an Eastern Neighborhoods community stabilization fund and a Production, Distribution andRepair (PDR) business replacement fund [Board File No. 080777]Ordinance amending the Planning Code to add Section 319A et seq. to create a community stabilization fund and a Production, Distribution and Repair (PDR) business replacement fund and imposing fees on specified new developments in the Eastern Neighborhoods (East Soma, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, Mission and Central Waterfront); making a declaration of policy concerning pending residential development projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods that are compliant with the current Planning Code; and 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 31, 2008)

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

12. 2007.1171C (C. Jaroslawsky: (415) 558-6348)

4847 Mission Street - south side between Russia and France Avenues Lot 018 of Assessor's Block 6272 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.1 to add one dwelling unit on the second level of a mixed use building without required on-site parking, no expansion to the existing structure within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

13a. 2008.0474C (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

955 Valencia Street - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) for the reduction of off-street parking spaces for proposed dwelling units. The project proposes to convert an existing commercial space to a dwelling without providing the required off-street parking space all within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District, the Liberty Hill Historic District and a 50 –X height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

13b. 2008.0474 V (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

955 Valencia Street - Variance request for Usable Open Space pursuant to Planning Code Sections 135 and 305. In the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District 100 square feet of usable open space is required for each unit if private, or 133 square feet per unit if shared. An existing rear and side yard provide the available open space on the property. However, these yards do not qualify as areas of common usable open space, all within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District, the Liberty Hill Historic District and a 50–X height and Bulk District.

C. 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.

14. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Joint Hearing of June 5, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 12, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 19, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 26, 2008

15. 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

16. Director's Announcements

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

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. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

  • CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

18. 2008.0535T (T. Sullivan-Lenane: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code: Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval amending the San Francisco Planning Code to add a new Section 277(v), to define Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments, and to impose a conditional use requirement on the establishment of such enterprises in all Commercial and Industrial districts; amending Section 303 (Conditional Use) of the Planning Code to refer to this requirement, and to require consideration of additional criteria when analyzing a conditional use application; adding a new Section 790.123, to define Tobacco Paraphernalia in the Neighborhood Commercial Districts; amending sections 710.1, 711.1, 712.1, 713.1, 714.1, 715.1, 716.1, 717.1, 718.1, 719.1, 720.1, 721.1, 722.1, 723.1, 724.1, 725.1, 726.1, 727.1, 728.1, 729.1, 730.1, and 732.1, to refer to this definition as a conditional use requirement; adding a new Section 890.89 to define Tobacco Paraphernalia in the Mixed Use Districts; amending Sections 803.1, 810.1, 811.1, 812.1, 814, 815, 816, 817, and 827 to refer to this definition and conditional use requirement; and making findings, including findings of consistency with the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

NOTE: On July 17, 2008, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and 1) entertained a motion to approve with modifications by a vote of +2 -5. Motion Failed. Commissioners Borden, Miguel, Moore, Olague Sugaya voted no. 2) the Commission passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -2. Commissioners Antonini and Lee voted no. Final Language: July 24, 2008.

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H. REGULAR CALENDAR

19. 2007.1256C (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

401-431 Columbus Avenue -west side between Stockton and Vallejo Streets, Lot 026 of Assessor's Block 0131 - west side between Stockton and Vallejo Streets, Lot 026 of Assessor's Block 0131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 722.21, 722.41, and 722.42 to expand an existing full-service restaurant and bar (dba Panta Rei Restaurant), and to allow a use size in excess of 2,000 square feet within the North Beach NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to expand the existing 1,500 square-foot restaurant and bar to occupy the adjacent existing storefront. The expanded restaurant and bar would measure a total of 2,040 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

20. 2007.1426C (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

1800 HAIGHT STREET - northwest corner of Haight and Shrader Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1228 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 719.56 and 303 of the Planning Code to legalize the establishment of a public parking facility (dba Haight Street Parking Lot) on an approximately 79.5 feet by 100 feet vacant portion of the subject lot, the remainder of which is occupied by a one-story medical and commercial building. The proposal will provide up to 20 parking spaces during the hours of operation of 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; of which, 10 parking spaces will be designated for use if needed by the medical clinic (dba RAI Care Center) and retail store (dba Skates on Haight) on the subject lot between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vehicular access to the parking lot currently is from Shrader Street. The subject property is within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District, the Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use Subdistrict, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2008)

21. 2007.0598C (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1662-1664 UNION STREET - north side between Gough and Franklin Streets, Assessor's Block 0528, Lot 008 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the demolition of dwelling units at the second and third stories pursuant to Planning Code Section 725.39 requiring Conditional Use authorization for residential demolition at the second story or higher. The proposal is to demolish an existing three-story, two-unit building and to construct a four-story, six-unit residential building in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

22. 2008.0404C (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

3275-3279 16TH STREET - south side, between Guerrero and Dolores Streets, lot 035 In Assessor's Block 3567 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(g) to allow the Children's Day School to occupy the property and use it as part of their elementary school, located within a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

23a. 2007.0081CVE (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

129-139 Girard Street - east side, Lots 025 and 026 in Assessor's Block 5925 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3, 303, and 317 to demolish or convert three existing single-family residences and construct a new 36-bed residential care facility within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. Planning Code Section 209.3 requires a CU for the construction of a residential care facility housing seven or more persons. Planning Code Section 317 requires a CU for the loss, removal or demolition of three or more dwelling units.

23b. 2007.0081CVE (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

129-139 Girard Street - east side, Lots 025 and 026 in Assessor's Block 5925 - Request for Variance to demolish or convert three existing single-family residences and construct a new 36-bed residential care facility within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation. Planning Code Section 1.32 requires a front setback requirement of 15 feet; the project proposes a front setback of 3.5 feet. The Zoning Administrator will consider the variance application concurrently at the conditional use hearing.

6:30 P.M.

24. 2004.0160EMTUZUU (K. RICH (415) 558-6345)
EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM -

Hearing #9 - July 24, 2008 - (Commission workshop & public comment)

Staff will continue a discussion with the Commission on direction from the Commissioners regarding potential changes to the Eastern Neighborhoods Initiation Package, including Planning Code Amendments, Zoning Map Amendments, General Plan Amendments, Historic Preservation Interim Procedures, and the Implementation Program.

The Commission may also discuss any and all other subjects related to the Eastern Neighborhoods Program.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Presentation and Public Comment; No Commission Action requested at the July 24 hearing.

The Planning Commission will hold a series of public hearings beginning on May 15, 2008 to consider Case No. 2004.0160EMTUZUU, and would include adopting a Motion to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and adopt CEQA Findings and consider resolutions to approve amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map and resolutions to approve Historic Resources Interim Procedures and Public Benefits Program and Monitoring Procedures related to the four Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans - the Mission, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill, Central Waterfront and East SoMa Area Plans. Hearings are currently scheduled for May 15, 2008, June 5, 2008, June 12, 2008, June 19 2008, June 26 2008, July 3 2008, July 10 2008, July 24, 2008. The Commission will consider and receive public comment on specific aspects of the Plans and proposed amendments at each hearing. The series of hearings will culminate in a public hearing to consider adoption actions after July 24, 2008.

The project encompasses a significant proportion of the San Francisco land area in the southeast quadrant of the City, encompassing:
" East SoMa (the eastern portion of the South of Market district), bounded generally by Folsom Street on the northwest, the Rincon Hill Plan area (essentially, Second Street) on the east, Townsend Street on the south, and Fourth Street on the west, with an extension to the northwest bounded by Harrison, Seventh, Mission, Sixth (both sides), Natoma, Fifth, and Folsom Streets;


" the Mission, bounded by 13th and Division Streets on the north, Potrero Avenue on the east, César Chávez Street on the south, and Guerrero Street on the west;


" the Showplace Square/Potrero Hill district, generally bounded by Bryant Street and 10th Street on the northwest, Seventh Street on the northeast, Interstate Highway 280 (I-280) on the east, 25th and 26th Streets on the south, and Potrero Avenue on the west; and


" the Central Waterfront, bounded by Mariposa Street on the north, San Francisco Bay on the east, Islais Creek on the south, and I-280 on the west.
The project Areas are comprised of the entirety or portions of 437 Assessor's Blocks.
Specifically, on or after July 24, 2008, the Commission will consider the following actions:

" Case 2004.0160E - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report and adoption of CEQA Findings on the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.

" Case 2004.0160M - Adopt General Plan amendments that would, 1) add to the General Plan four new area plans (the "Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans"), which include the Mission, East SoMa, Showplace Square/Potrero Hill and Central Waterfront Area Plans; and 2) also make related amendments to the following portions of the existing General Plan: the Commerce and Industry Element, Recreation Element, Open Space Element, the South of Market Area Plan, the Central Waterfront Area Plan, the Northeastern Waterfront Area Plan, and the Land Use Index;

" Case 2004.0160T - Adopt Planning Code text amendments that would revise Planning Code controls, including, but not limited to controls for land use, height and bulk, building design, density, open space, and parking; establish 13 new zoning districts; amend the South Park District; RTO District, NCT Districts, and Downtown Residential Districts; and make related revisions to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended and make related Planning Code Amendments pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plans.

" Case 2004.0160Z - Adopt Zoning Map amendments that would revise the Zoning Maps of the City and County of San Francisco. Proposed Planning Code map amendments would a) update height and bulk districts, b) apply the RTO District and PDR-2 Districts in the Eastern Neighborhoods, and c) establish 13 new zoning districts.

" Case 2004.0160U - Adopt Interim Historic Preservation procedures that would establish interim procedures for additional review of proposed changes to or demolition of historic or potentially historic resources in the Eastern Neighborhoods, pending completion of the ongoing historic resource surveys.

" Case 2004.0160UU - Adopt Monitoring and Review Procedures in order to review development activity and progress towards the Eastern Neighborhoods implementation measures.

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

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

Adjournment:

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