Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars


January 1999


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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, January 7, 1999

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills, Commissioners



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth 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 the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 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.



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) 554-6720 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.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. 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 the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



PRESENT: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 1:40 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian, Amit Ghosh, Neil Hart, Michael Li, Carol Roos, Mark Paez, Larry Badiner, Lou Andrade, Angelica Chiong, Jim Nixon, Larry McDonald, David Alumbaugh, Augustine Fallay, Sharon Young, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 97.856E (NISHIMURA)

FISHERMAN'S WHARF HOTEL, 455 BEACH STREET AND 550 NORTH POINT STREET, between Taylor and Jones Streets; Lot 15 in Assessor's Block 22; within a C-2 (Commercial Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 2, the Northeast Waterfront Area and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. An appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration published on August 22, 1998, for proposed new construction of a four-story, 40-foot tall hotel with 255 rooms, and approximately 2,000 square feet of ground floor restaurant, 1,000 square feet of cocktail lounge and 5,000 square feet of conference area on a 38,500 square-foot lot after demolition of a vacant two-story retail building. Approximately 37 parking spaces would be provided in a subterranean parking garage with its access and a passenger loading/unloading area off of North Point Street. One off-street loading space would be accessed on the Beach Street side of the building. The proposed project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the Planning Commission for a new hotel use in a C-2 District pursuant to Planning Code Section 303.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Chinchilla



2. 98.360C (LIGHT)

745 CLEMENT STREET, south side, corner of 9th Avenue; Lots 31 and 31A in Assessor's Block 1440: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the conversion of a former movie theatre use to retail, business, and professional service uses under Planning Code Section 716.11 for developments with lot sizes of 5,000 square feet or more, under Section 716.21 for non-residential use sizes of 2,500 square feet or more, under Section 716.40 for retail uses on the second floor, and under Section 716.53 for business or professional services on the second floor, in the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

(Withdrawn)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



3. 98.589D (WASHINGTON) 3630-22ND STREET, north side between Sanchez and Church Streets, Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 3620 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9806887, proposing to construct a new detached residential structure on the front half of an existing parcel of land in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

(Withdrawn)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



B. 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. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



"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))



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



4. Move back to City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, January 21, 1999.



5. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 12/10/98 and 12/17/98.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved by a Voice Vote as Corrected

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



6. Consideration of adoption - Commission meeting dates for 1999.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved by a Voice Vote

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



7. Director's Announcements.

8. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals.

9. INFORMATIONAL (BADINER)

Urban Design Element of the General Plan - Informational Presentation on the Urban Design Element for Commission background.

Note: No action will be taken by the Commission on this matter.



SPEAKER(S): Evan Rose

ACTION: None



10. INFORMATIONAL (CHIONG)

Update on Building Permit Application Nos. 9602145, 9602144, and 9602143 - to install retaining walls and modify the interior and exterior of previously approved building permits for new construction of three single-family dwellings on Kensington Way.

Note: No action will be taken by the Commission on this matter.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Lucy, Tim Collan, Mark Thompson, Bud Wilson, Mary McDermitt, Alice Barkley

ACTION: None

E. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL MOTION - TESTIMONY ON ITEMS 7a. 11a & 7b 11b IS LIMITED TO THE LANGUAGE OF THE FINDINGS AND FINAL MOTION



11a. 97.750A (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to accommodate the New Asian Art Museum pursuant Article 10 of the Planning Code. Adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and statement of overriding consideration pursuant to the CEQA, the CEQA Guidelines and Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. This property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

Note: On December 10, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +6 to -1.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Killoran,Gigi Gee Gee Platt, Kelly Drumm, Nancy Boas

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14762

11b. 97.750R (PAEZ)

200 LARKIN STREET, THE OLD MAIN LIBRARY/NEW ASIAN ART MUSEUM, the entire block bound by Larkin Street on the west, Hyde Street on the east, McAllister Street on the north and Fulton Street on the south, Assessor's Block 353, Lot 1. A Contributory Building within the Civic Center National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places and Local Historic Districts. Planning Commission review of the seismic retrofit, adaptive reuse and rehabilitation project to determine whether the proposal conforms with the San Francisco General Plan. Adoption of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) findings and statement of overriding consideration pursuant to the CEQA, the CEQA Guidelines and Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code. The property is within a P (Public Use) Zoning District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)

Note: On December 10, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve by a vote of +6 to -1.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Killoran, Gigi Gee Gee Platt, Kelly Drumm, Nancy Boas

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14762



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



12a. 98.819CV (GORDON)

319 11TH STREET, northeast side of 11th Street, between Folsom and Harrison Street, Lot 29 in Assessor's Block 3520 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the expansion of an existing office use in a landmark building (City Landmark #199) per Planning Code Sections 816.48 and 803.5(c) in the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Gale Goedinghouse, Bob Bowen, Rob Burmingham

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14764



12b. 98.819CV (GORDON)

319 11TH STREET, northeast side of 11th Street, between Folsom and Harrison Street, Lot 29 in Assessor's Block 3520, in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. OFF-STREET PARKING VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to convert approximately 7,700 square-feet of occupied floor area of the subject building (mezzanines will also be added) from arts production, traffic school and service uses to general office use without providing the required off-street parking. Existing uses to remain on the site include general office and office support, totaling approximately 5,325 square-feet (occupied floor area) of space.

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Gale Goedinghouse, Bob Bowen, Rob Burmingham

ACTION: Zoning Administrator Closed Public Hearing



13. 98.883C (YOUNG)

3306 MISSION STREET, corner of Mission Street and 29th Street; Lot 54 in Assessor's Block 6635: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 186.1(b) and 781.5(c) of the Planning Code, to extend the hours to 4 a.m., a Cabaret Permit by Police Code, of an existing Large Fast-Food Restaurant within the Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-3), a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict.



SPEAKER(S): Officer J. Sarin (Ingleside), Justine MacNeal, Mickey Saxon, Katie Law, Nancy Tucker, Jack Shella, Don Huntley, Edward Schmidt

ACTION: Dissapproved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14765



14. 98.853C (MARTIN)

539 BRYANT STREET, southwest corner of Bryant and Zoe Streets, Lot 041, Assessor's Block 3776 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 817.73 and 227(h) of the Planning Code to install a total of three (3) building mounted panel antennas attached to the building at three separate locations, with equipment cabinets being installed adjacent to an elevator penthouse, as part of a wireless communication network in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14766



15. 98.975C (PEPPER)

1025 FILLMORE STREET, northwest corner at McAllister Street (El Bethel Arms), Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 0774: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 712.83 and 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install three antennas and two equipment cabinets on the roof of the existing building as part of a wireless communication network in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District and 40-X and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14767



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At approximately 3:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



16. 98.874D (FALLAY)

21, 29, AND 39 VILLA TERRACE, east side between Twin Peaks Boulevard and Clayton Street, Lots 009, 010 and 012 in Assessor's Block 2661 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9812719, 9812720 and 9812721, proposing to construct a three-story, single-family dwelling on each of the three newly created lots in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Brett Gladstone

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills (Conflict of Interest)







17. 98.484DDDD (LI)

63-67 GLOVER STREET, south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 0151 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805327, proposing to merge three dwelling units into one single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 14, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis







Adjournment: 4:25 PM

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, January 14, 1999

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills, Commissioners



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth 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 the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 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.



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) 554-6720 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.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6414.





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. 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 the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



PRESENT: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:35 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian, Miriam Stombler, Neil Hart, David Lindsay, Michael Li, Larry Badiner, Jim Nixon, Mary Gallagher, Grace Hing, Corey Alvin, Julian Banales, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary





A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.798C (ALVIN)

2730 21st STREET, northeast corner of Bryant and 21st Street, Lot 24 in Assessor's Block 4087: Request for Conditional Use Authorization to delete Condition No. 3 of Planning Commission Resolution No. 9074 thereby allowing live entertainment to a bar where a conditional use authorization was granted to allow a closing time of 2 a.m. within the RM-1 (Residential Mixed District Low Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



2a. 98.757CV (OMOKARO)

2107 VAN NESS AVENUE, westside, corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenue; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0575 --- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.8(d) and 253 of the Planning Code to allow a new commercial office space (Penthouse and Mezzanine story, approx. 6,656 square feet) on top of an existing four story commercial office building, and for construction above a height of 40 feet in a Residential-Commercial Combined District, High Density (RC-4) Zoning District, within the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District and 80-D Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal requires a variance from the provision of off-street parking. The variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator concurrently with the conditional use hearing.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



2b. 98.757CV (OMOKARO) 2107 VAN NESS AVENUE, westside, corner of Van Ness and Pacific Avenue; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0575 in a Residential-Commercial Combined District, High Density (RC-4), within the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District. OFF-STREET PARKING VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to add a new fifth story including mezzanine (approx. 6,656 square feet) single-tenant office spaces to an existing four story unreinforced masonry commercial building. The proposed fifth story and mezzanine requires approximately 13 off-street parking spaces.

(Proposed for Continuance to January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



3. 98.523E (GLASNER)

1880 LOMBARD STREET, (Proposed Residential/Commercial Development). The proposal is to construct one building on a 16,500 square foot lot at the corner of Buchanan Street after demolition of the present fast-food establishment (Assessor's Block 494, lot 12). The proposal is to construct parking for 46 parking spaces at the basement level and 3 parking spaces at street level, 11,000 square feet of retail space at the street level, and two levels above with 27 residential units (about 22,900 square feet). Loading for the commercial occupancy would be on Buchanan Street. The project height would not exceed 40 feet, and would have a total gross area of about 60,600 square feet. This would be constructed after the demolition of the existing 2,300 square foot building with drive through. Vehicle access to the parking garage would be via Lombard Street. This proposed project is located in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



4. 98.266E (MALTZER)

1890 BRYANT STREET, (Office Building). An appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration published for the proposed addition to and adaptive reuse of an existing three-story, approximately 106,200 square foot vacant building at 1890 Bryant Street, formerly part of the Best Foods complex. The project site is on the north side of Mariposa Street, extending from Bryant Street to Florida Street; Assessor's Block 3970, Lots 3 & 4. Two stories would be added to the existing structure, bringing the roof of the proposed building to a height of 65 feet, as measured from Bryant Street. The entire building would be converted from vacant food manufacturing to 122,500 square feet of office use, with 134 tandem parking spaces at the basement and mezzanine level. The project would be considered by the Planning Commission as a Planned Unit Development, and would require exceptions to Planning Code parking requirements and bulk limits, as well as authorization under Planning Code Section 321 as an office development. The project site is within the Greater Northeast Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ).

(Proposed for Continuance to February 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



5a. 98.329C (ANDRADE)

466 BUSH STREET, north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 42 in Assessor's Block 270 - Request under Planning Code Section 216(b) for conditional use authorization to construct a ten-story hotel with approximately 91 guest rooms and having up to 53,000 square feet of area on a vacant lot in the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, the 80-130F Height and Bulk District and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



5b. 98.329X (ANDRADE)

466 BUSH STREET, north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 42 in Assessor's Block 270- Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309 for the construction of a ten-story hotel exceeding 75 feet in height with approximately 91 guest rooms and for exception from the bulk requirements of Section 270 and 272; and exception from the height requirements of Section 263.8. A Director's Report and Recommendation regarding the exceptions will be available Monday January 4, 1999. The Project is located in the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, the 80-130F Height and Bulk District and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



6. 98.928D (LINDSAY)

1111-1133 GREEN STREET, south side between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 0125 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9812079, proposing to merge two portions of a dwelling unit that had been converted into two units without permit in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to May 13, February 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



B. 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. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



"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))



SPEAKER(S): Michael Levin

Re: Move back to City Hall

Patricia Vaughey

Re: Planning Department Reorganization, loss of Planners (Jana Beatty & Adam Light) to other teams.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



7. Move back to City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, January 21, 1999.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



Commissioner Joe: Chinatown Alleyway Master Plan, request to calendar in February.



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



8. Director's Announcements.

  • Transit Policy discussion to occur January 28, 1999, to allow members of the Mayor's Office and other agencies to be included.
  • Problems with the Motorola (DBI's Building Permit Application tracking system), it has been down for two weeks due to hardware problems. This has resulted in added stress to the public and staff. Meetings have been scheduled between Planning and DBI to resolve the situation. Because the system is down it is not possible to log BPA's in or out. Director Green has proposed a temporary manual system as a solution.
  • Budget Process, it can be expected to come before the Commission on either February 11, 1999 or February 18, 1999 as a presentation prior to its presentation before the Mayor's Office and Board of Supervisors.


SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



9. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals.

BoS: School for Self Healing was appealed, but unanimously upheld.

BoA: 599 3rd Street

BoA: 7th Street/Market Street Sign was rescheduled to February 17, 1999. The Zoning Administrator will be requesting that no other requests for continuances be granted.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



10. INFORMATIONAL (BADINER)

Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan - Informational Presentation on the Downtown Area Plan for Commission background.

Note: No action will be taken by the Commission on this matter.



SPEAKER(S): Jeffrey Heller, Michael Levin, Mary Ann Miller, Gee Gee Platt, Howard Wexler.

ACTION: None



E. CONSENT CALENDAR



11. 98.243C (SMITH)

1351 GRANT AVENUE, west side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Lot 2 in Assessor's Block 131 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 722.41 and 722.42 of the Planning Code, to allow a full-service restaurant and bar of approximately 3,400 square feet within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Note: After a Motion of Disapproval failed to carry by a vote of +2 (Commissioners Antenore and Mills) to -3 (Commissioners Chinchilla, Theoharis, and Joe), following public testimony, the Commission Closed Public Comment. At the direction of Commission President Chinchilla, absent Commissioners Hills and Martin would review the official transcript and all pertinent information prior to casting their vote.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 28, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



12. 98.763C (LINDSAY)

955 GREEN STREET, south side between Jones and Taylor Streets, Lot 27 in Assessor's Block 127 - Request for authorization of Conditional Use to allow parking in excess of accessory amounts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 157, in conjunction with the proposed construction of a seven-unit residential building (seven off-street parking spaces required, 11 spaces permitted as accessory parking, 20 spaces requested) in an RM-2 (Mixed Residential, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to January 21, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



13. 98.809C (KEYLON)

2161 SUTTER STREET, south side between Pierce and Steiner Street, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 682 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish an 18-bed residential care facility (defined by Planning Code Section 790.50 as Other Institution, Large) for ambulatory mentally disordered adults in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District within a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Susanne Burwasser, Ed Cramer, Mary Hoeffler, David Rosenthal, Elizabeth Goumas, Jeremy Woan, Michele Hagan, Sidney Lam, Howard Ash, Jeff Strobel, Patricia Vaughey, Georgene, Keeler, Miriam Stombler

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14763



14a. 98.875CV (OMOKARO)

3640 BUCHANAN STREET, southeast corner of Buchanan and North Point Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0459 --- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 711.11 and 711.21 of the Planning Code to allow a new second floor office space (approx. 2,717 square feet) in the existing interior high space of the two-story designated Landmark No. 58, San Francisco Gas Light Co. building in a Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District (NC-2) and 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Section 711.11 and 711.21 of the Planning Code requires conditional use authorization for non-residential uses in NC-2 districts with a gross floor area of 4,000 square feet and above and lot area of more than 10,000 square feet. The total lot area of the subject property is approximately 13,479 square feet with a gross floor area of approximately 8,000 square feet.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Howard Wexler,??? (Project Sponsor's Preservation Architect) Patrick McGrew, Gee Gee Platt

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14768



14b. 98.875CV (OMOKARO)

3640 BUCHANAN STREET, southeast corner of Buchanan and North Point Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0459 --- OFF-STREET PARKING VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to add a new second floor space (approx. 2,717 square feet) containing two office spaces of 200 square feet and 1,716 square feet, common storage room, elevator room, duct shaft room, toilet and stairs in the existing interior high space of the two-story designated Landmark No. 58, San Francisco Gas Light Co. building. The proposal also includes seismic upgrade of the building to comply with the city's unreinforced masonry requirements, accessibility and exiting. The new office spaces (approx. 1,916 square feet) requires four off-street parking spaces. The proposal does not provide the required parking.

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Howard Wexler, ??? (Project Sponsor's Preservation Architect) Patrick McGrew, Gee Gee Platt

ACTION: Zoning Administrator Closed the Public Hearing



15. 98.777C (HING)

1724 HAIGHT STREET, north side near Cole Street, Lot 35 in Assessor's Block 1229. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to add rear outdoor seating (defined as an outdoor activity area under Planning Code Section 790.70) to an existing Large Fast Food Restaurant within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Mitchell, Nabeel Yousef, Wael Zeidan, Michael Crisp, Jeron Donalds

ACTION: Disapproved

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills

NAYES: Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14769



16. 98.387C (ALVIN)

425 FOLSOM STREET, south side of Folsom Street, between Fremont and 1st Streets, lot 29 in Assessor's Block 3748: Request for a Conditional Use authorization to establish a compressed natural gas (CNG) facility and emergency staging area on a portion of a lot which is currently used as vehicle storage for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company and is adjacent to a PG&E sub-station, per Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code, within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined Districts, High Density) and 200-R Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Norm Stone, Ken Taymor, Rick Ruvolo

ACTION: Approved as Amended (lifting limitation on hours of operation)

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14770



17a. 98.704CV (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets, being Lot 6A in Assessor's Block 848 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow Development on a lot greater than 10,000 square feet in area, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.11, and to allow the establishment of a Large Institution as defined by Planning Code Section 790.50, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.81, in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project also includes a rear yard and dwelling unit exposure variance request to allow the addition of dwelling units on the site.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Antonio Rossman, Jeremy Paul

ACTION: Final Continuance as Amended to January 28, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



17b. 98.704CV (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side, between Fillmore and Steiner Streets, being Lot 6A in Assessor's Block 848 -- REAR YARD AND DWELLING UNIT EXPOSURE VARIANCE SOUGHT to allow the addition of dwelling units in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. Section 134 of the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard depth of 25% of the depth of the lot for dwelling units on the subject property, measured from the rear property line. The rear yard requirement is at each story of a structure containing a dwelling unit. The proposed new dwelling units would be deficient in terms of the rear yard standard. Section 140 of the Planning Code requires that each new dwelling unit face onto a street, alley or rear yard of at least 25 feet in width. The proposed dwellings would not meet this requirement.

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Antonio Rossman, Jeremy Paul

ACTION: Final Continuance as Amended to January 28, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At approximately 3:00 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 3:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



18. 98.704D (BAÑALES)

560 HAIGHT STREET, north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, Lot 006A in Assessor's Block 0848 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9804667, proposing to convert a building last used as a church to 18 dwelling units in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Antonio Rossman, Jeremy Paul

ACTION: Final Continuance as Amended to January 28, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



19. 98.484DDDD (LI)

63-67 GLOVER STREET, south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 0151 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805327, proposing to merge three dwelling units into one single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Peter Massik, Anne Novak, Elizabeth Wilson, Anna Loy, Brad Polverossi, Jeffrey Orth, Eric Reese, Kate Polverossi

ACTION: After Closing the Public Hearing, the Commission Continued this item to January 21, 1999

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin







Adjournment: 6:30 P.M.

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, January 21, 1999

1:30 PM



Special Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Beverly Mills, Commissioners



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth 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 the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 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.



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) 554-6720 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.



For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6547.





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 curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 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. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. 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 the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin.. Code 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.



PRESENT: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

ABSENT: Joe



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:35 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian, David Lindsay, Michael Li, Larry Badiner, Mary Gallagher, Julian Banales, Isoken Omokaro, Edy Zwierzycki, Augustine Fallay, Irene Nishimura, Paul Maltzer, Hillary Gitelman, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 97.258CC (BEATTY)

939 CLEMENT STREET, Lots 44 and 45 in Assessor's Block 1442, south side between 10th and 11th Avenues -- Review of previously authorized Conditional Use (dated August 7, 1997) to establish live entertainment (defined as Other Entertainment by Planning Code Section 790.38) at an existing Full-Service Restaurant and Bar known as the "Russian Bear" in the Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District.

Condition No. 15 of Motion No. 14436 states that "a hearing before the Planning Commission shall be scheduled one year after the issuance of a Police Permit for Other Entertainment. At this time, the Conditional Use Authorization for Other Entertainment can be revoked by the Planning Commission if the Police Department or Planning Department has received legitimate neighborhood complaints regarding the use of Other entertainment at the establishment".

(Proposed for Continuance to February 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



B. 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. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



"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))



SPEAKER(S): Elizabeth Mettling

Re: Miraloma Park Walgreens

Patricia Vaughey

Re: Five project sites

Michael Levin

Re: Emporium Site Development

Steven R. Currier

Re: 1201 Naples



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



2. Election of 1999 Commission President.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Election of Commissioner Anita Theoharis as the 1999 Planning Commission President

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



3. Consideration of adoption - San Francisco Planning Commission Rules & Regulations.

  • Update the location of regular meetings.
  • Update the name of the rules and regulations.


SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



4. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 1/7/99.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



5. Director's Announcements.

  • Welcomed everyone to the new Planning Commission Chambers.
  • Congratulated newly elected Commission President Anita Theoharis.
  • Noted that at the Board of Supervisor's Economic Development and Transportation Committee, Supervisor Biermann initiated an Appeal of the New Asian Art Museum Certificate of Appropriateness. It was forwarded to the full Board with a recommendation of no pass.
  • Pacific Bell Ball Park will be before the Board of Supervisor's as a n Informational Presentation.
  • Landmarks Board held its elections and retained Dan Reidy as its President.


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

  • BoS - Vermont St


7. Miraloma Park Walgreens Update.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None







E. REGULAR CALENDAR



8. 98.455E (POSTERNAK)

675 TOWNSEND STREET; CONSTRUCTION OF 35,000 SQUARE FEET OF RETAIL SPACE, 148 DWELLING UNITS, AND THREE LIVE/WORK UNITS: Lot 7 of Assessor's Block 3799A, southeastern corner of Eighth and Townsend Streets. To consider an appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration on the proposal to construct a mixed-use development of retail space, dwelling units, and live/work units on the site. A concrete podium about 18 feet above grade would be constructed. The following project components would be constructed within the podium: about 35,000 square feet of grocery, two levels of above-grade parking in a garage, and three live/work units. Residential development consisting of 148 dwelling units would be constructed above the podium. The 148 dwelling units would consist of 76 four-story buildings on the eastern portion of the site, and 72 two-story buildings on the western portion of the site. The first level of the garage would contain 118 retail parking spaces, and the second level of the garage would contain 148 residential parking spaces.



SPEAKER(S): Bill Poland, Lu Blazej, Jon Twichell, Jeff Brinton, Carole Burke, David Harris, Jake Hesse, Robert Zinkhorn, Christie McRae, Janet Nunan, Dick Millet, Jennifer Clary, John Elberling, Jim Reuben, Regina Markew, Renaldo Chencharila, Phillip Richardson.

ACTION: Continued to March 4, 1999. Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. After a Motion to Disapprove the Negative Declaration failed to carry by a vote of +2 (Antenore, Chinchilla) to -3 (Theoharis, Mills, Hills) and a Motion to Approve the Negative Declaration failed to carry by a vote of +3 (Theoharis, Mills, Hills) to -2 (Antenore, Chinchilla). At the direction of Commission President Theoharis absent Commissioners Joe and Martin would review the official transcript and all pertinent materials prior to casting their vote.

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin



9. 96.671E (NISHIMURA)

837-871 FOLSOM STREET, with street frontage also on Shipley Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752; within a South of Market Residential/Service Mixed Use District (RSD) and a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District. An Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration (PND) published on July 25, 1998, for a proposed project consisting of new construction of 68 live/work units up to 142 dwelling units, approximately 2,600 square feet of ground floor retail space, and 190 parking spaces within an 85-foot tall, eight-story (plus two mezzanine levels), approximately 390,300 gross square-foot building on an approximate 55,770 square-foot site. A paved parking lot currently occupies the project site. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the Planning Commission for the proposed height, building bulk, and parking greater than the accessory use amount. (Since the PND was published, the project sponsor has revised the project to consist of 200 dwelling units instead of 68 live/work units and 142 dwelling units. Hence, a Variance from the rear yard requirement would need to be granted by the Zoning Administrator.)

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Lynne Axelrod, Jerry Dommer, Stan Smith, Ken Iremonger, John Elberling.

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin

Motion No.: 14771



10a. 96.671CV (BAÑALES)

855 FOLSOM STREET, south side between 4th and 5th Streets, being a through lot to Shipley Street; Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752-- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow Height Exceptions to the South of Market Residential Service District (RSD) 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Section 263.11, to allow Exceptions to Bulk Limits in Districts other than C-3, Planning Code Section 271, and to allow parking exceeding accessory amounts, Planning Code Section 157. The project also includes a request to allow modification of the rear yard requirement in South of Market Districts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(e).

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Lynne Axelrod, Jerry Dommer, Phillip Richardson, Ed Tansev, Bob Myers, Stanley Saitowitz.

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin

Motion No.: 14772



10b. 96.671CV (BAÑALES)

855 FOLSOM STREET, south side between 4th and 5th Streets, being a through lot to Shipley Street; Lots 72, 89 and 90 in Assessor's Block 3752-- Request to allow modification of the rear yard requirement in South of Market Districts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(e), in a Residential Service District (RSD) 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District

The application for Variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Lynne Axelrod, Jerry Dommer, Phillip Richardson, Ed Tansev, Bob Myers, Stanley Saitowitz.

ACTION: Following public testimony, the Zoning Administrator Closed the Public Comment Period.



11. 98.763C (LINDSAY)

955 GREEN STREET, south side between Jones and Taylor Streets, Lot 27 in Assessor's Block 127 - Request for authorization of Conditional Use to allow parking in excess of accessory amounts, pursuant to Planning Code Section 157, in conjunction with the proposed construction of a seven-unit residential building (seven off-street parking spaces required, 11 spaces permitted as accessory parking, 20 spaces requested) in an RM-2 (Mixed Residential, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 14, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): John Sanger, George Holmsley, Francisco Centurion, Frances Upham, Dick Karrenbrock, Charley de Limur, Steve Cassidy, Andrew Iwach, Steve Cox, Dyer Stickney, Leno Piazza, Connie Goodyear.

ACTION: Continued to January 28, 1999. Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. After a Motion to Approve failed to carry by a vote of +3 (Theoharis, Mills, Hills) to -1 (Antenore). At the direction of Commission President Theoharis absent Commissioners Chinchilla, Joe and Martin would review the official transcript and all pertinent materials prior to casting their vote.

AYES: Theoharis, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Chinchilla, Joe, Martin



12. 98.840C (OMOKARO)

2300 FILLMORE STREET, northeast corner of Fillmore and Clay Streets; Lot 33 in Assessor's Block 0612 --- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 718.38 of the Planning Code to allow residential conversion of one dwelling unit on the existing second floor to offices in the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Fredrick Lui

ACTION: Continued to February 18, 1999. Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. A Motion to Disapprove failed to carry by a vote of +3 (Theoharis, Chinchilla, Mills) to -2 (Antenore, Hills). At the direction of Commission President Theoharis absent Commissioners Joe and Martin would review the official transcript and all pertinent materials prior to casting their vote.

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin



13. 98.901C (KEYLON)

3100 WEBSTER STREET, east side between Greenwich and Moulton Streets, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 508-- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to remove termination date for a nonconforming motel use (Hotel Del Sol) under Section 185(e) of the Planning Code in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Chip Connely, Brett Gladstone, Patricia Vaughey, Stephania Parks, Kevin Dill.

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin

Motion No.: 14773





14. 98.778C (ZWIERZYCKI)

2080 16TH AVENUE, east side between Quintara and Pacheco Streets, Lot 003B in Assessor's Block 2135 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.3(f) of the Planning Code to establish a child-care facility providing less than 24-hour care for 13 or more children up to a total of twenty-four (24) children, within an existing two-story-over-basement dwelling unit, in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The original proposal included 36 children, but has since been revised to include 24.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Jerry Kline, Steve Cox Kovax, Jeannine Hextrum, Tim Cullen, Maria Louise Torres, Lea Fisher, Cruz Fernandez, Nancy Chiang, Grace Goldhoffer, Bill Hewen, Joan Esporanz erance, Bill Palmer, Ernesto Regelatto, Tracy Bedi, Mark c Zimmerman, Larry Knott, Dick Allen, Steven Stept, Tom Tannyhill, Max Apple, Jane Disinsky, Herman Charles Hextrum, Pam Anne Bullard, Catherine Preypurser, Greg Punkner, Chris Enbaum, Jeffrey Lyons, Tom Norian, Rich Hextrum, Jim Lucey, Eileen Winter, Aylea Feavelou.

ACTION: Continued to February 18, 1999. Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. A Motion onf intent to Approve failed to carry by a vote of +3 (Antenore, Hills, Mills) to -2 (Theoharis, Chinchilla). At the direction of Commission President Theoharis absent Commissioners Joe and Martin would review the official transcript and all pertinent materials prior to casting their vote.

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin



F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



AT APPROXIMATELY 8:10 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



15. 98.715D (ZWIERZYCKI)

1709 34TH AVENUE, west side between Moraga and Noriega Streets, Lot 001A in Assessor's Block 2015 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9810946, proposing to legalize and expand an existing second-story deck and construct a ground-floor bedroom addition below the deck at the rear of a two-story single-family residence in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Withdrawn



16. 98.933D (KEYLON)

550 29TH AVENUE, east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 1516 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9807877, proposing to construct a three-story addition at the rear of an existing three-story single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Peter Jones, Lorraine See Jung, Larry Yee, George Sang, George Woo.

ACTION: Take DR, modify project

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills, Hills

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe, Martin



17. 98.987D (LIGHT)

128 26TH AVENUE, east side between El Camino del Mar and Lake Street, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 1333 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9814744S, proposing to demolish the existing single-family house and replace it with a new two-story over-garage single-family house in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Withdrawn



18. 98.614D (BANALES)

1095 NATOMA STREET, east side between Lafayette and 12th Streets, Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3511 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9814861S, proposing the demolition of existing industrial buildings and new construction of an eight-unit residential building in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Withdrawn



19. 98.874D (FALLAY)

21, 29, AND 39 VILLA TERRACE, east side between Twin Peaks Boulevard and Clayton Street, Lots 009, 010 and 012 in Assessor's Block 2661 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9812719, 9812720 and 9812721, proposing to construct a three-story, single-family dwelling on each of the three newly created lots in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Withdrawn





ADDENDUM



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

SPECIAL MEETING

THURSDAY

January 21, 1999

ROOM 400, CITY HALL

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

(Formerly known as Polk Street)

1:30 P.M.





F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

This item should follow item #19 on the 1:30 3:00 p.m. calendar



98.484DDDD (LI)

63-67 GLOVER STREET, south side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 0151 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805327, proposing to merge three dwelling units into one single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

Note: After closing the public hearing, the Commission continued this item to January 21, 1999.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 14, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Take DR

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills

NAYES: Hills

ABSENT: Joe, Martin







Adjournment: 8:40 P.M.

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