Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars


February 1999


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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, February 4, 1999

3:00 PM



Regular Meeting




Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, 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: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Hills, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 3:13 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian - Deputy City Attorney, David Lindsay,Susana Montana, Stephen Shotland, Jonathan Purvis, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1a. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



1b. 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 office spaces (approx. 6,656 square feet) do not provide the required 13 off-street parking spaces.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



2. 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 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: 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))



SPEAKER(S): Jake McGoldrick

Re: BoA cases, notification of past and future cases.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



3. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 1/14/99 & 1/21/99.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted as Corrected

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



4. Consideration of amendment - SFPC 1999 Meeting Dates.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted as Amended

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



5. Director's Announcements.





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

7. INFORMATIONAL (MONTAÑA)

Union Square Park Redesign - Finding of consistency with the General Plan.

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



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: None



E. REGULAR CALENDAR



8. 98.362B (LINDSAY)

1301 SANSOME STREET, northwest corner of Sansome and Filbert Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 85 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to convert an existing 36,000 square foot commercial building from warehouse use to a mixed use office/retail building. The proposed converted building would contain approximately 30,400 gross square feet of office space and approximately 4,700 gross square feet of ground floor retail space. The project site is within a C-2 (Community Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 3 and an 84-E Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Special Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): David Cincotta

ACTION: Continued to February 18, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



9. 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.

(Continued from Special Meeting of January 21, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Jo Connely, Steven Smalley, Bob Davis, David Heller, Berta Vuraman, Joe O'Donoughue, Boris Rabin, Richard Hongisto, Frank Lucas, ??? Boradulya

ACTION: No violationof conditions found that warrant revocation of CU and a Motion of Intent to Amend existing conditions, lifting the condition requiring valet parking.

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



10. 98.364C (LI)

634-636 CLAY STREET, north side between Kearny and Montgomery Streets; Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 208: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 810.20 of the Planning Code to add approximately 2,000 square feet to an existing 4,650-square-foot medical service in the Chinatown Community Business District and a 65-N Height and Bulk District. The Gambro Dialysis Center, currently located on the ground floor of the subject building, is proposing to expand into the basement.



SPEAKER(S): Gary Bell

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14778



11. 98.968C (WANG)

1484 CHURCH STREET, northwest corner of Church and 27th Streets; Lot 7A in Assessor's Block 6579 -- Request for a Conditional Use authorization to establish an ice cream shop (defined as a Small Self-Service Restaurant under Section 790.91 of the Planning Code) in a currently vacant ground floor commercial storefront as required by Section 710.44 of the Planning Code within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Jeremy Paul

ACTION: Approved with the hours of operation extended to 11 PM every night and striking Condition No. 6.

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14779



F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



AT APPROXIMATELY 4:45 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



12. 1999.021D (PURVIS)

2169 FOLSOM STREET, east side between 17th and 18th Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 3573 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9821145, 9821146 and 9821147, proposing to convert three existing industrial buildings to a mixed use project including 16 live/work, 8 day studios, plus office and retail in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.



SPEAKER(S): Jillen Doroan, Dan Norris, Joan Holden, Eric Quazada, Kim Bender, Jonathan Youte, Lillian Sizemore, Darryl Atien, Judy West, Fred Smith

ACTION: No DR, Approved as Proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None





Adjournment: 5:23 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, February 11, 1999

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, 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: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Hills, Joe

ABSENT: Martin



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 1:32 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian - Deputy City Attorney, Amit Ghosh, Susana Montana, Mary Gallagher, Larry McDonald, Hillary Gitelman, Mike Berkowitz, Larry Badiner, Lois Scott, Costolino Hogan, Paul Rosetter, Pedro Arce, Scott Dowdee, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.900C (PEPPER)

2239 CLEMENT STREET, south side between 23rd and 24th Avenues; Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1455: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 717.27 of the Planning Code to extend the hours of operation to 2:00 a.m. for the Ocean King Seafood Restaurant in the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to February 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin



2. 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 January 7, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin



3. 98.967C (MILLER)

3132 23rd Street, northeast corner at Shotwell Street, Lot 20 in Assessor's Block 3638 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to establish a plant nursery with retail sales per Planning Code Section 209.5(c) in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin



4. 98.076E (NAVARRETE)

1000 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration: Lot 42 of Assessor's Block 4224. The site is approximately 7,500 square feet. The proposal is to demolish three existing buildings on the site and construct one building containing 16 live/work units and 16 off-street parking spaces within a 4-story structure (including mezzanines) approximately 40 feet in height. The project site is located in an M-1 zoning district, within a 40-X height/bulk district.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin



5. 98.631D (WASHINGTON)

55 BELMONT AVENUE, south side between Willard Street and Edgewood Avenue, Lot 045 in Assessor's Block 2642 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9720311, proposing to construct a new third- and fourth-floor addition to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, 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): Diane Whitmore

Re: 3132 23rd Street

Rosa Lomez Lopez

Re: 3132 23rd Street





C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



6. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 1/28/99.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted as Corrected

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



7. Director's Announcements.



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



9. WORK PROGRAM & BUDGET (GREEN)

FISCAL YEAR 1999-2000 - Supplemental Appropriation Request for Fiscal Year 1998-1999; and Proposed Work Program and Budget for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.



SPEAKER(S): Patricia Vaughey, Terry Milne, Katy Gough, Melinda Mazzetti, Evan Rose, Peter Mezey, Mike Ryser, Lois Scott, Steve Vettel, Mary Anne Miller

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

Resolution No.'s: 14780 and 14781



10. INFORMATIONAL (MONTAÑA)

RINCON HILL SPECIAL USE DISTRICT LAND USE AND HEIGHT AND BULK AMENDMENTS - Informational Presentation.

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



SPEAKER(S): Clark Mamis, Bob Myers

ACTION: None



E. REGULAR CALENDAR



11. 98.434ET (ROSETTER)

NORTH OF MARKET ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE AMENDMENT: Consideration of a proposal to amend Planning Code Section 249.5 to prohibit establishments selling alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, with provisions for continuation of existing establishments and creating good neighbor policies for all existing and new establishments selling alcoholic beverages, in the North of Market Residential Special Use District.



SPEAKER(S): Supervisor Leland Yee, Seargent Frank Palma, Officer Miguel Torres, Jim Thompson, Marvis Phillips, Garet Jenkins, Bill Ng, Michael Nader, David Baker, Marvin Warren, Michael Nulty, Eladio Ballestas

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

Resolution No.: 14782



12. 98.903C (MARTIN)

450 HARRISON STREET, north side between First Street and Fremont Street; Lots 12 and 31, Assessor's Block 3748 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install one building mounted panel antenna and relocate the three existing panel antennas from the roof to the northeast building wall of an existing cellular facility, with an existing base transceiver station on the ground floor adjacent to the building as part of a wireless communication network in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District within the Rincon Hill Special Use District, Residential Subdistrict, and 200-R Height and Bulk Districts.



SPEAKER(S): Peter Mossart Maushardt

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Hills, Martin

Motion No.: 14783



13a. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Alex Anolik, Allan Schwartz

ACTION: Continued to February 25, 1999

AYES: Theoharis, Antenore, Hills, Joe

NAYES: Mills, Chinchilla

ABSENT: Martin



13b. 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 office spaces (approx. 6,656 square feet) do not provide the required 13 off-street parking spaces.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Alex Anolik, Allan Schwartz

ACTION: Continued to February 25, 1999 by the Zoning Administrator



Adjournment: 5:00 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, February 18, 1999

3:00 PM





Regular Meeting




Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, 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: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Hills, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 3:14 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, David Lindsay, Kelly Pepper, Corey Alvin, Jason Smith, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1a. 98.329X (NIXON)

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 was made 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 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to March 11, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



1b. 98.329C (NIXON)

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 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to March 11, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



2. 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.

Note: Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. A Motion of 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 21, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to February 25, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



3. 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 March 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



4. 98.153D (PURVIS)

1025 MINNA STREET, east side between 11th and Lafayette Streets, Lots 070 and 071 in Assessor's Block 3511 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9801703, proposing the new construction of an eight-unit live/work building on two vacant lots in a RED (Residential Enclave District).

(Proposed for Continuance to March 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: 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))



SPEAKER(S): Patricia Vaughey

Re: Photographs; non-conforming uses; light and air issues

Aaron Peskin

Re: 1403-1405 Montgomery Street

Sue Hestor

Re: OCD at 17th Street; 725 Tehama; formal findings for denials



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



5. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 2/4/99.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



Chinchilla Formal findings for Motions/Resolutions adopted by the San Francisco Planning Commission, for future discussion.



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



6. Director's Announcements.



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

SPEAKER(S): Patricia Vaughey

Re:2780 Filbert Street



E. REGULAR CALENDAR



8. 98.362B (LINDSAY)

1301 SANSOME STREET, northwest corner of Sansome and Filbert Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 85 --Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to convert an existing 36,000 square foot commercial building from warehouse space to office space. The proposed converted building would contain approximately 35,600 gross square feet of office space. The project site is within a C-2 (Community Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 3 and an 84-E Height and Bulk District. This is a revision of the original proposal that contained approximately 30,400 gross square feet of office space and approximately 4,700 gross square feet of ground floor retail space.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): David Cincotta, Aaron Peskin, Linda Davis

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14784



9. 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: Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. A Motion to Disapprove failed to carry by a vote of +2 (Commissioners Antenore and Mills) to -3 (Commissioners Chinchilla, Theoharis, and Joe). 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 January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Joe, Martin

NAYES: Mills, Antenore, Hills

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14785



10. 98.840C (FUNG)

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.

Note: 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 21, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Disapproved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Joe, Martin

NAYES: Antenore, Hills

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14786



11. 98.900C (PEPPER)

2239 CLEMENT STREET, south side between 23rd and 24th Avenues; Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1455: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 717.27 of the Planning Code to extend the hours of operation to 2:00 a.m. for the Ocean King Seafood Restaurant in the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Wu Chow, Oleg Angstrom, Ron Miguel

ACTION: Disapproved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14787



12. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Ahmad Larizadeh, Jose Marquez, Becky Bond, Andrew Eckmann, Gus Murad, Steve Hise, Elana Engle, Irma Vargas, Islais Vargas

ACTION: Disapproved as Amended

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

NAYES: Hills

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14788



F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



AT APPROXIMATELY 5:25 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



13. 98.805D (GORDON)

475 HAMPSHIRE STREET, northeast corner between Mariposa and 17th Streets, Lot 002E in Assessor's Block 3973 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9817702, proposing the new construction of six live/work units over garage (four stories with two mezzanine levels) in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.



SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor, Jim Reuben, David Sternberg, Raymond Crosat, Christopher Harney

ACTION: Continued to March 18, 1999

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

NAYES: Hills

ABSENT: None

Adjournment: 6:15 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, February 25, 1999

3:00 PM





Regular Meeting




Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Richard Hills, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, 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: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Hills, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 3:08 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Judy Boyajian - Deputy City Attorney, David Lindsay, Isolde Wilson, Edy Zwierzycki, Lois Scott, Delvin Washington, Thomas Wang, Julian Banales, Amit Ghosh, Elizabeth Gordon, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.944C (YOUNG)

3219 17TH STREET, south side between Capp Street and South Van ness Avenue; Lot 68 in Assessor's Block 3575: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 253 and 295 of the Planning Code, to allow the construction of a residential building exceeding 40 feet in height within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family), and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 4, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as Proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



2a. 98.843XB (NIXON)

524 HOWARD STREET, north side between First and Second Streets, with secondary frontage on Natoma Street, Lot 13 in Assessors Block 3721: Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Section 309 of the Planning code for the construction of a new office building and for exceptions for Separation of Towers (132.1 (c)) and, Reduction of Ground Level Wind Currents (148 (a)). The project is in a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) District and a 450-S Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as Proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



2b. 98.843XB (NIXON)

524 HOWARD STREET, north side between First and Second Streets, with secondary frontage on Natoma Street, Lot 13 in Assessors Block 3721: Request for Authorization of Office Space in excess of 50,000 square feet under Sections 309 and 322 of the Planning Code to permit the creation of approximately 202,00 square feet of office space 3,100 square feet retail space, 14,139 square feet of off street parking and 4,044 square feet of open space. The project is in a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) District and a 450-S Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 11, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as Proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



3. 98.459E (NAVARRETE)

1325 INDIANA STREET AND 1310 MINNESOTA STREET - Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration: At mid-block in Assessor's Block 4228, on Lot 11, the project site is located at 1325 Indiana Street and 1310 Minnesota Street, between 23rd and 25th Streets, within the Potrero Hill neighborhood. The site is currently vacant. The proposed project assumes subdivision of Lot 11 into two lots and construction of two four-story (with mezzanine) buildings with 48 live/work units at 1325 Indiana Street and 30 units at 1310 Minnesota Street. Each building would be approximately 55 feet in height and include 4 stories (including mezzanines). The project site is located in an M-2 zoning district, within a 50-X height/bulk district.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to April 8, 1999

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



4. 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 March 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as Proposed

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



5. 98.523CV (BILLOVITS)

1880 LOMBARD STREET at Buchanan Street, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 494: Request for a conditional use authorization to construct a three-story mixed-use building with a single non-residential use on the ground floor in excess of 6,000 square-feet on a parcel larger than 10,000 square-feet in the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, per Sections 121.1, 121.2 and 303 of the Planning Code.

(Proposed for Continuance to March 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as Proposed. The Variance inadvertently left off calendar was continued to the same date.

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: 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))



SPEAKER(S): Sam Collins

Re: 560 Haight Street

Jerry Klein

Re: Meeting "crisis" situations

Rochelle McCune

Re: 560 Haight Street

Dick Allen

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Bud Wilson

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Newman Fisher

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Max Apple

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Lynne Elman

Re: 560 Haight Street

Nicholas Krasowski

Re: 560 Haight Street

Joe McCune

Re: 560 Haight Street

Jim Houillion

Re: 560 Haight Street

Joan Girardot

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Grace Gollofer

Re: 2080 16th Avenue

Barbara Hextrum

Re: 2080 16th Avenue



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



6. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 2/11/99.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Adopted as Corrected

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



Mills Future renderings submitted for review by the Planning Commission should be exhibited in the context of their block face.



Mills Future Case Reports created by Planning Department Staff should include a brief paragraph detailing the issues and a summary of staff recommendation associated with the respective proposal on the front page.



Chinchilla Requests, that the Zoning Administrator remind the Board of Appeals the rationale and wisdom of the Planning Commission decision associated with the 17th Street project.



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



7. Director's Announcements.



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



E. REGULAR CALENDAR



9. 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.

Note: Following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Comment Period. A Motion of 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 18, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Disapproved

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Joe, Martin

NAYES: Mills, Antenore, Hills

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14789



10a. 98.985CV (WILSON)

451 EUCALYPTUS DRIVE (St. Stephen School), south side of Eucalyptus Drive between 20th Avenue and 21st Avenue; Lots 11, 17 and 18 in Assessor's Block 7295 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 209.3(g) to allow construction of a new 8,100 square foot, one-story expansion to an existing classroom building in the southeast corner of the site, and a rear yard variance under Section 134(a)(2) to be reviewed concurrently by the Zoning Administrator, within the RH-1(D) (House, One-Family Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): John Bruno

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14790



10b. 98.985CV (WILSON)

451 EUCALYPTUS DRIVE (St. Stephen School), south side of Eucalyptus Drive between 20th Avenue and 21st Avenue; Lots 11, 17 and 18 in Assessor's Block 7295 - REAR YARD VARIANCE SOUGHT: Planning Code Section 134(a)(2) requires a minimum rear yard depth of approximately 67' 6" for the subject property, measured from the rear property line. The existing classroom building extends to within 7 feet of the rear property line and encroaches into the required rear yard. The proposed expansion extends to within 10 feet of the rear property line and also encroaches into the required rear yard.

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



SPEAKER(S): John Bruno

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public comment.



11a. 98.757CV (FUNG)

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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Alexander Anolik, Tom Smallwood, Janiene Nesset, Francoise Rothstein, Willis Low, Enid Lim, Henry Klein, Sue Hestor, Lawrence Schleigal

ACTION: Approved with Conditions

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Hills

NAYES: Antenore, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: None

Motion No.: 14791



11b. 98.757CV (FUNG)

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 office spaces (approx. 6,656 square feet) do not provide the required 13 off-street parking spaces.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 28, 1999)



SPEAKER(S): Alexander Anolik, Tom Smallwood, Janiene Nesset, Francoise Rothstein, Willis Low, Enid Lim, Henry Klein, Sue Hestor, Lawrence Schleigal

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed public comment.









F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



AT APPROXIMATELY 4:56 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



12. 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 January 28, 1999)

Note: Following public testimony, the Commission Closed Public Comment. A Motion of intent to Disapprove failed to carry by a vote of +3 (Theoharis, Antenore, Chinchilla) to -2 (Hills, Mills). 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.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: No DR

AYES: Mills, Chinchilla, Hills, Martin

NAYES: Theoharis, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: None

13. 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 permits in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Robert Copeland, Nancy Conway, Robert Knapp Jr., Yuri Won, George Hoffberg

ACTION: Motion of intent to Take DR and deny the project.

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



14. 98.429D (GORDON)

549 3RD STREET, northwest corner between South Park and Bryant Street, Lot 071 in Assessor's Block 3775 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9823199, proposing to construct a new approximately 40-foot high, 4-story building with 12 live/work units and 17 off-street parking spaces in a SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District.



SPEAKER(S): Sue Hestor, Jim Rueben, Adele Santos, Jeffrey Leibowitz, Toby Levy, Charles Breidinger, Linda Blumberg, Chris Foley, Mack Burton, Alice Barkley, Brenda Tam, Susan Waller, Jeff Hand

ACTION: No DR

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None



15. 1999.046D (BEATTY)

262 CHESTNUT STREET, north side between Grant Avenue and Kearny Street, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0055 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9819697, proposing to demolish the existing garage and construct two side-by-side single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Susan Mackowski, Andy Katz, Matt Mackowski, Chris Stockton, Kathy Martin, Russ Sands, Leo McLaughlin, Joan Wood, Sue Cauthan, Gerry Crowley, Joe Butler, Betty Kane Stockton, Judy Powell, Marjorie Pertrie, John Clawson, Gyongg Laky, Tom Lockard, Barbara Merrill Moore, Barbara Temby, William Pagano

ACTION: No DR

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Hills

NAYES: Antenore, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: None







Adjournment: 8:56 P.M.

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