Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars


September 1998


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MINUTES OF SPECIAL MEETING

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 3, 1998

ROOM 430

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:00 P.M.

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



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY 1:10 P.M.



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

SPEAKERS: None



B. EXECUTIVE SESSION:



1. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, the Planning Commission will meet in closed session to discuss the appointment of an Intrium Commission Secretary.



At the conclusion of the closed session, and pursuant to Section 67.14(a) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, the Commission will reconvene in open session and shall by motion and vote elect to:



a) Disclose no information; or



b) Disclose information which a majority deems to be in the public interest.

ACTION: Jonas Ionin selected as the interim commission secretary

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



Adjournment: 1:50 P.M.







MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 3, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.

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



MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 2:00 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Paul Rosetter, Lou Andrade, Larry McDonald, May Fung, Jana Beatty, John Billovits, Isoken Omokaro, Kelly Pepper, Julian Banales, Paul Maltzer, Joy Navarrete, Elizabeth Gordon, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 97.686C (LI)

1100 GRANT AVENUE, northeast corner at Pacific Avenue; Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 162: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 812.49 and 812.20 of the Planning Code to establish a financial service of approximately 3,600 square feet in the CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 4,1998)

WITHDRAWN



2. 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; South of Market Residential/Service Mixed Use District (RSD). An Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration published on July 25, 1998, for a proposed project consisting of new construction of 68 live/work units, 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 1, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



3. 98.252C (MARTIN)

445 VALENCIA STREET , east side between 15th and 16th Streets, Lot 57 in Assessor's Block 3554 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the relocation of an existing nonconforming liquor store within a retail grocery store per Planning Code Section 186.1 (c)(5) within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 20, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 10, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



4. 98.288CZ (PURVIS)

945 VERMONT STREET / 946 KANSAS STREET, between 21st and 22nd Streets; Lots 24, 25, 66, 67, 92 and 94 in Assessor's Block 4093: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.1(g) of the Planning Code to allow dwellings at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,500 square feet of lot area, or ten dwelling units on the subject lots. All of the lots except Lot 92 are within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District. Lot 92 is zoned P (for public use), but is proposed to be rezoned to RH-2 (Case 98.288Z). All six of the lots will be merged and subdivided into two new lots.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 17, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



5. 98.288CZ (PURVIS)

949 VERMONT STREET, between 21st and 22nd Streets; Lot 92 in Assessor's Block 4093 - Request to rezone Lot 92 of Assessor's Block 4093 from a P (Public use) District to an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District in order to construct the five two-unit townhouses proposed in Case 98.288C.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 17, 1998

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



6. 98.563ET (ROSETTER)

RESIDENTIAL AWNING AMENDMENT: Consideration of a proposal to amend Planning Code Sections 136 and 606 to allow awnings, marques and canopies as permitted obstructions over sidewalks and in required open spaces in residential districts in the same manner as in non-residential districts, except that the feature shall not be backlit and its signage may display only the name, logo and address of the business in the building. Testimony and Commission consideration could result in recommendations of minor revisions.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 24, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



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) briefly 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).)

SPEAKERS: Judy West

Re: Over the counter permits need better scrutiny and review (i.e. Best Foods site - info. incorrect on application)

Patricia Vaughey

Re: Liquor license issue

Evelyn Wilson

Re: Revised applications for proposed projects - would like neighborhood organization to review and provide input.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Chinchilla: Appointed Jonas Ionin as Interim Commission's Secretary

Antenore: Will there be an opportunity for public participation on the revised applications.

Mills: Give people a chance to review and comment on the new forms . Set a hearing on this on 9/24/98.

PASSMORE: 311 notification - introduction of proposed new notification form.



7. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 8/13/98.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



8. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS



9. REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

BOA:- Demolition on Lake Street - rehearing scheduled on 10/2.

- Broadway (___) - continued to get information on __ __

- 451 Day Street

E. REGULAR CALENDAR



10. 98.592C (SMITH)

1401 CALIFORNIA STREET (A.K.A 1095 HYDE STREET), south side between Hyde and Larkin Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 250 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per section 723.49 of the Planning Code, to operate a bank branch office of approximately 343 square feet within an existing supermarket in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and 80-A Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: Bill Montgomery

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

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

MOTION No.: 14690



11. 98.562T (ROSETTER)

PUBLIC NOTICE AMENDMENT - Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by amending Section 306 to require the Director of Planning to provide to any person who has requested in writing, notice of actions to be taken pursuant to the Planning Code or State law. Currently, various sections of the Planning Code require a newspaper notice of public hearings before the Planning Commission or the Zoning Administrator for various actions to be taken by these bodies. In cases where the action would affect a particular site or area, a mailed notice is required to be sent to owners of the subject site or area and of surrounding properties. Though not a legal requirement, notices regarding matters that are not site specific are also sent to parties known to be interested in the issue. This amendment would also require that a notice be sent to any person who has submitted a written request to be notified and would prohibit the Department from charging a fee to cover its expenses for postage and maintaining the notification records. Testimony and Commission considerations could result in recommendations of modifications to the proposed legislation.

SPEAKERS: Patricia Vaughey, Sue Hestor, June Gutflash, Judy West

ACTION: Disapproved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Hills, Joe, Mills

NOES: Antenore, Martin

MOTION No.: 14691



12. 98.595U (ANDRADE)

26-7TH STREET - APPEAL OF DIRECTOR'S DECISION (PER SECTION 1111.7), Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3702, west side, between Market and Mission Streets; Appeal of the determination by the Director of the Planning Department to disapprove Sign Permit Application No. 9811342, per Planning Code Section 1111.7

SPEAKERS: Joe Bravo

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/8/98

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

MOTION No.: 14690



13. 97.447E (GLASNER)

OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL, CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. The project would develop an approximately 362 - room hotel with an 5,000 sq. ft. ground floor restaurant and 1,000 sq.ft. retail space in an existing building that is currently a vacant office structure located at 500 California Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street (Assessor's Block 240, lot 3). About 53,800 sq.ft. would be added to floors 2-17 on the north and west sides of the L-shaped building, and above the roof (but not above the existing parapet), for a total of approximately 257,700 sq.ft. in building area. Two new floors would be created where existing floors with high ceilings would be divided horizontally. The building is recognized by the City to have significant architectural character. The project requires approval under Section 309 for Permit Review in C-3 District and a Permit to Alter for major alterations to a Category I building identified in Article 11 of the City Planning Code. It would also require a conditional use authorization for hotel use in the C-3-0 Zoning District.

NOTE: THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM IS CLOSED; THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT EIR ENDED ON MAY 26, 1998.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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



14. 97.447H (KOMETANI)

500 CALIFORNIA STREET, northwest corner at Montgomery Street, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 240 - Request for a Permit to Alter pursuant to Article 11 of the Planning Code to rehabilitate the base of the building, create new window openings at cornice level and sash replacement. The project site is in a C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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



15. 97.447X (NIXON)

500 CALIFORNIA STREET, northwest corner at Montgomery Street, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 240-- Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions as permitted under Section 309 of the Planning Code from a requirement to provide two on-site tour bus loading spaces for the creation of a 17-story hotel. The project site is in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk district. The project includes the transfer of approximately 43,600 square feet of floor area to the vacant office building. An addition would be constructed at the rear of the building ( not abutting public streets). The project would contain approximately 234,450 square feet of hotel (approximately 362 rooms); approximately 9,940 square feet of restaurant, retail, circulation and off-street freight loading; approximately 4,310 square feet of basement mechanical space and approximately 3,120 square feet of roof mechanical space.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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



16. 97.447C (NIXON)

500 CALIFORNIA STREET, northwest corner at Montgomery Street, Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 240 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 216 (b) of the Planning Code to create a hotel with approximately 362 rooms. Approximately 43,600 square feet of floor area would be transferred to the site resulting in a project containing approximately 234,450 square feet of hotel area, 9,940 square feet of retail area, loading, restaurant, and circulation area, plus approximately 4,310 square feet of basement mechanical space and approximately 3,120 square feet of roof mechanical space. The project site is in a C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and a 300-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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



17. (FUNG)

A presentation of the Neighborhood Planning Issues Survey Report by the Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood Planning Team for the following neighborhoods: Inner Richmond, Marina, Outer Richmond, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Seacliff, Western Addition.

SPEAKERS: Patricia Vaughey

ACTION: Meeting held. Public hearing closed. No action required or taken

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



18a 98.310CV (BAÑALES)

2360 - 3RD STREET, west side between 20th and 22nd Streets; Lot 3R in Assessor's Block 4108 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow residential use (three dwelling units) in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and 50-X Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a).

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Steve Johnston, Irene Algas, Rob Anderson, Meg Gordon, Dick Millett

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted, subject to variance approval

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

MOTION No.: 14692



18b. 98.310CV (BAÑALES)

2360 - 3RD STREET, west side between 20th and 22nd Streets; Lot 3R in Assessor's Block 4108 --Variance request to allow encroachment of a bay window and exit stairs into the required rear yard of 20 feet and to allow a front bay window that exceeds the maximum buildable envelope for bay windows over streets and alleys, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134(a)1 and 136(c)3.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

Zoning Administrator stated that the project applicant has not yet demonstrated the need for variance. Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and has taken the matter under advisement.



19. 98.794E (NAVARRETE)

555 FLORIDA STREET/2828 18TH STREET: APPEAL OF THE PRELIMINARY NEGATIVE DECLARATION. The proposed project would reuse three vacant buildings for 64 live/work units with below grade parking. The buildings were part of the former Best Foods industrial facility (Assessor's Block 4017/Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5). The existing four lots would be merged into one parcel and re-subdivided into five parcels with different configurations. The four-story plus basement 555 Florida Street building, with approximately 41,500 gross square feet, would contain 17 live/work units and about 12 parking spaces below grade with ingress and egress on Florida Street. The two three- to four-story buildings plus basement at 2828 18th Street, consist of approximately 101,850 gross square feet, and would contain 47 live/work units and 49 basement parking spaces with ingress and egress on 18th Street. The exterior dimensions of these buildings would not be changed. The project is located in a M-1 (light industrial) Zoning District and a 50-X height and bulk district.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor, Deborah Walker, Bill Lingle, Judy West, eva Conerly, Alice Barkley, Gordon Drydell, Jimmy Starr

ACTION: Negative Declaration upheld

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

MOTION No.: 14693



AT APPROXIMATELY 5:00 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



20. 98.794D (GORDON)

555 FLORIDA STREET/2828 18TH STREET block bounded by Florida, Mariposa, Bryant and 18th Streets, Lots 2,3,4, and 5 in Assessor's Block 4017 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9702706 (555 Florida Street) and 9703108 (2828 18th Street), proposing to convert three vacant buildings, which were formerly part of the Best Foods Industrial Facility, into 64 live/work units in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Deborah Walker, Sue Hestor, Joan Holden Lilian Sizemore, Sabrina Klein, Alma Robinson, Sue Labovie, Tamara Johnston, Jaime Ross, Hannah Kahn, Rick Kaufman, Jessica Ruiz, Lucille Snyder, Alice Barkley, Tomas Eckhoff, Mathew Dwyer, Lindsey Litchfield, Steve MacMillian, Joe O'Donoghue

ACTION: No D.R. Approved as proposed

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

21. 98.447D (PURVIS)

236 CLARA STREET, north side between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 064 in Assessor's Block 3753 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9807732, proposing to demolish a one-story concrete warehouse and construct six live/work units in a RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use District).

SPEAKERS: Brian Egg, J.T. Ostdiek, Chester Chan, Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley, David Hacker, Rodrigas Santos, Giddion Low, Redman Lyons, Joe O'Donoghue

ACTION: Take D.R. Approve with Neighborhood Special Restrictions on the windows

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



22. 97.888D (LI)

786 MINNA STREET, north side between 8th and 9th Streets, Lots 068 and 074 in Assessor's Block 3728 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9725438, proposing to construct a 4-story building containing 12 live/work units and 17 parking spaces in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/

Residential Mixed Use) District.

SPEAKERS: Daniel Benjamin, Paul Sherrel, Alice Barkley

ACTION: Take D.R. Approve per letter on 8/27 signed by project sponsor and D.R. applicant. Make part of NSR.

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



23. 98.566D/DD (BILLOVITS)

2931 PIERCE STREET, west side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0536 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805281, proposing to construct a third-floor addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 9/10//98

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



24. 98.564D (SNYDER)

125 STAPLES AVENUE, south side between Detroit and Edna Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 3156 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9806346, proposing to construct a two-story rear addition in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

SPEAKERS: Karen Hunt, Ray Bacca

ACTION: No D.R. Aprove as proposed

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



Adjournment: 8:34 p.m.



THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 1, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT: Joe



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MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 10, 1998

ROOM 428

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.





PRESENT: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

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, Robert PASSMORE - Zoning Administrator, Amit Ghosh, Hillary Gitelman, Irene Nishimura, Roger Herrera, Elizabeth Gordon, Judy Martin, Catherine Bauman, Julian Banales, Charles Rivasplata, Jana Beatty, Charlotte Barham, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. (GREEN, GALLAGHER, McDONALD)

A presentation, at the discretion of the Planning Commission, on conclusions and future actions stemming from discussions on the Neighborhood Planning Issues Survey

(Proposed for Continuance to October 15, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

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) briefly 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).)

SPEAKERS: Eula Waters

Re: Ferry Park

Patricia Vaughey

Re: - North Quadrant

- State Law 207.1.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

NONE



2. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 8/20/98.

ACTION: Continued to 9/17/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

- How Department handles CPC actions at BOS and BOA - will provide written report on 9/24.

- Housing "Road Show"



3. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS



4. REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

None





E. REGULAR CALENDAR



5. (BARHAM)

Informational Presentation on Housing Policies and Programs

SPEAKERS: Ronnie Davis, Marsha Rosen, Olen Lee, Kate Fung Bob Planthold, Bill Hirsch, Sue Hestor, Calvin Welch, John Bardis, Jack McGoldrick, Kelly Cullen, Steven Vettel, Philip Delco

ACTION: Meeting held. Public hearing closed. No action required or taken



6. 97.834E (NISHIMURA)

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, 1800-14 Market Street, northwest corner of Market, Waller and Octavia Streets; Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 871; within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District. The project is the rehabilitation and use of the vacant, historic Carmel Fallon Building as part of the proposed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and construction of a new adjoining five-story, approximately 65-foot tall, approximately 34,400 square-foot building on a vacant portion of the project site on the west side of the Carmel Fallon Building, for a total of approximately 41,000 square feet of floor area for the proposed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center on an approximately 11,000 square-foot, triangular-shaped lot. The Community Center would contain meeting rooms, social spaces, a cafe, an auditorium with a seating capacity of up to 250 persons, a reading room with exhibit space, retail space, childcare, and ancillary office space. Previous uses of the existing building and project site were two dwelling units over retail uses, a private social club and a used car sales lot. NOTE: COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 P.M., SEPTEMBER 10, 1998, OR THE END OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DEIR, WHICHEVER IS LATER.

SPEAKERS: Hope Swift

ACTION: Meeting held. Public hearing closed. No action required or taken

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Hills, Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



7. 98.252C (MARTIN)

445 VALENCIA STREET , east side between 15th and 16th Streets, Lot 57 in Assessor's Block 3554 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the relocation of an existing nonconforming liquor store within a retail grocery store per Planning Code Section 186.1 (c)(5) within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 3, 1998)

SPEAKERS: James Ludlow, Arlo E. Smith, Steve Hinsdale, Robert Mercado, Ruth Rodriguez, Donna Lachica, Ethel Newman

ACTION: Project disapproved

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Antenore, Joe

NOES: Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14694



8. 98.526C (BEATTY)

1901 UNION STREET, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 542, southwest corner of Union and Laguna Streets -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 725.48 of the Planning Code to add live musical entertainment, defined as "Other Entertainment" per Section 790.38, at an existing bar in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

SPEAKERS: Nancy Watkins, Gloria Cooper, Terilyn Allen, Reese Willis, Karen Moclnnes, Jeff Turnbough, Amanda Robinson, Daniel Waitz, Erik Jansen, Gretchen Jansen, Jenne Perry, Amy Grady, Luch Salter, Alex Serbinoff Rasaan Moshesh,

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Intent to disapprove. Final language 9/24/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Antenore, Joe, Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



9. 98.428C (BEATTY)

1970 MCALLISTER STREET, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 1159, north side between Central and Lyon Streets -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to extend the March 25, 1998 termination date for a period of five years for a nonconforming automobile repair garage in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKERS: Michael Helquist, Angelika Felton, Linda O'Rourke, Nancy Forthman

ACTION: Approve with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Antenore, Joe, Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin

MOTION No.: 14695



10. 98.124.E (KUGLER)

60 RAUSCH STREET/73 SUMNER STREET, Appeal of a preliminary negative declaration on a 60-unit live/work project located on the west side of Rausch Street (mid-block) and northeast corner of Clementina and Sumner Streets; Lots 49, 51, 70 and 72 of Assessors Block 3730. The internal space of four existing two-story interconnected commercial/industrial buildings to be demolished and rebuilt as two interconnected buildings approximately 55 feet tall, with 60 units of new live/work (floor with mezzanine) and 60 parking spaces.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

APPEAL WITHDRAWN

AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.



11. 98.124D (BANALES)

60 RAUSCH STREET/73 SUMNER STREET, west side of Rausch Street (mid-block) and northeast corner of Clementina and Sumner Streets -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9803178 and 9803179, proposing to renovate two existing warehouse/commercial buildings into 53 live/work units in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District. The project also includes a vertical addition.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Take D.R., and approve with conditions as read by staff

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Hills

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin, Antenore



12. 98.566D/DD (BILLOVITS)

2931 PIERCE STREET, west side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0536 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805281, proposing to construct a third-floor addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 3, 1998)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 9/24/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Hills, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



13. 98.555D (GORDON)

336-338 HARRIET STREET, south side between Bryant and Buchanan Streets -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9812410, proposing new construction of four levels of live/work units (each having a mezzanine level), three total units above three private parking spaces in a SLI (Service/Light Industrial Mixed Use) District.

SPEAKERS: James Pluth, Mary Margaret Jones, Arnold Karol, Juanch Vitongcal, Sue Hestor, Alice Barkley

ACTION: Take D.R. Staff to continue working with sponsor on design of facade (Hills comments)

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Hills, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Martin



Adjournment: 7:00 p.m.



THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 1, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT: Joe





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MINUTES OF SPECIAL

JOINT HEARING

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

AND

REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY COMMISSION

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1998

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBER

ROOM 404, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



Roll Call:

Planning Commissioners

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

Absent: Theoharis

Redevelopment Commissioners:

Present Sweet, Yee, Dunlop, King, Palma, Romero, Singh

A. PUBLIC COMMENT



At this time, members of the public may address the Commissions on items that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the City Planning Commission and the Redevelopment Commission and are either not on the calendar or are closed for public hearing. Members of the public may address the Commissions for up to three minutes. The presidents may limit the total testimony to 30 minutes.



SPEAKER(S): Rinard Ford, Howard Smith, Isabelle White, Claude Wilson, William Reed, Helen Bailon, Enola Maxwell, Fred Alvarez, Bob Plantholy, Linda Richardson, Wearl White, Torrey Torn Smith, Dwyane Jones, Caroline Washington, Marvis Philips, Calvins Womele, Dwyane Wyle, Dewis Quinn, Jake McGoldvick, Rachel Wolf, Jannette Patterson, Kathy Guillermo, Pam Leppre, Lloyd Schoegel, Ken Stram, Mary Ann Miller, Jennifer Clay, Ruth Gravanii, Jon Rainwater, Tom Osher, Dave Snyder, Mike Lozean, Jeff Marmer, Bob Isaccson, Sister Kathleen Healy, Joseph Beresford, Fr. Xavier Lavagotto, Ed Williams, Buch Bagot, Guadalupe Ortiz, Vicky Winston, Susan Guevara, Dr. Maria Cristina B. Salem, Fr. Peter Sammon, Derek M. Smith, Michael Penn, Dorothy Peterson, Derf Butler, Espanola Jackson, Dr. Elmot Katz, Lorelei Mueaster, Nancy Kivette, Alka Chandna, Juliet Gettately, Emma Glifford, Demetrius Williams, John Yee, Marie Harrison, Ena Aguirre, Nelson Risey, Anita Carswell, Gerald Livernois, Eula Walters, Jesse Temper, Richard Katz, Alek Landbserg, Peter Simon





B. SPECIAL CALENDAR

1. 96.771E (DEUTSCH)

MISSION BAY REDEVELOPMENT PLANS, Certification of Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (FSEIR). The project is the proposed adoption of two Redevelopment Plans and establishment of two Redevelopment Areas (Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South) and associated documents and actions to develop an urban mixed-use community consisting of residential, commercial, light industrial, educational (a major new University of California San Francisco site), and open space uses, with supporting infrastructure (including new streets and sewers), community facilities, and other public improvements. The proposed project would be located on approximately 303 acres located generally south of Townsend Street, east of Seventh Street and I-280 freeway, and north of Mariposa Street.

Note: the Public Hearing for this Item Is Closed; the Public Comment Period for the Draft Seir Ended on June 9, 1998.

The Administrative Record for this SEIR is contained in Case File No. 96.771E, available for public review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco.



Copies of the Draft SEIR and the Summary of Comments and Responses are available at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, first floor Planning Information Counter, and the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, 770 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd floor reception, both open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Copies are available for review at the San Francisco Main Library (Civic Center) and Potrero branch libraries. The SEIR has been prepared as a "stand alone" document sufficient to provide a clear understanding of the project and its potential impacts without the need for frequent reference to the previous 1990 Mission Bay EIR, which was prepared for a different proposal. The 1990 Mission Bay EIR is available for review at the Planning Department, 5th floor reception, and at the San Francisco Main Library.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Morales, Kofi Bonner, David Prowler, Amy Neches, Susana Montana, Paul Deutsch, Steven Smith, Rick Mariano, Jack Davis, John Williams, Karen Woods, Nelson Risey

ACTION: Approved as corrected

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14696



2. 96.771E (DEUTSCH)

MISSION BAY REDEVELOPMENT PLANS, Adoption of CEQA Findings, and a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Adopting environmental findings (and a statement of overriding considerations) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act and State Guidelines in connection with adoption of the Mission Bay North and Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plans and various other actions necessary to implement such plans.



SPEAKER(S): Jim Morales,Kofi Bonner, David Prowler, Amy Neches, Susana Montana, Paul Deutsch, Steven Smith, Rick Mariano, Jack Davis, John Williams, Karen Woods, Nelson Riley

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14697

3. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of General Plan, Planning Code Text and Zoning Map Amendments and a Finding of Consistency with the General Plan and Section 101.1 of the Planning Code to enable the Planning Commission to consider the recommendation of a Mission Bay North Redevelopment Plan and a Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plan and implementation actions.



SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14698



4. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of Findings of Consistency with the General Plan and Section 101.1 of the Planning Code for the Mission Bay North Redevelopment Plan and the Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plan and various implementation actions.

SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14699



5. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of recommendation of the Mission Bay North Redevelopment Plan and recommending it to the Board of Supervisors for approval.



SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14700



6. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of approval of a Mission Bay North Interagency Cooperation Agreement and authorizing the Director to sign the agreement and recommending to the Board of Supervisors their approval of the agreement.



SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14701



7. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of recommendation of a Mission Bay South Redevelopment Plan, establishing a finding of consistency with Sections 320 through 325 of the Planning Code for office development therein and recommending the Redevelopment Plan to the Board of Supervisors for approval.



SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14702



8. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of conditional adoption of the 1990 Mission Bay Plan as "Mission Bay Guidelines" for the Planning Commission and Planning Department with respect to parcels not included in Mission Bay North and South Redevelopment Plans.



SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: Approved as amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14703



Adjournment: 6:17 p.m.



MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 17, 1998

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBER

ROOM 404, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

3:30 P.M.



PRESENT: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 6:20 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 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 August 20, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 1, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

2. 98.596C (WANG)

4550 - MISSION STREET, northwest corner at Harrington Street; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3148 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, under Sections 712.11 and 712.21 of the Planning Code, to allow the development of a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet in area and a general convenience retail/pharmacy use exceeding 5,999 square feet in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 8, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills









3. 98.504CV (PEPPER)

3151 SACRAMENTO STREET, south side between Baker and Lyon Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 1023: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.1(g) of the Planning Code for an increase in dwelling unit density to allow the construction of four dwelling on one lot units in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 8, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



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) briefly 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): Eula Watters

Re: Ferry Park



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



4. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 8/20/98, 8/27/98.



ACTION: Approved as corrected 8/20/98: correct typographical errors on pages #1 and 10; on page 3 include the name of Terezia Nemeth, Mayor's Office of Economic Development.

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

ACTION: Without hearing, continued minutes of 8/27/98 to 9/24/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



5. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

None



6. REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

BOS: - Brannan Street General Plan Amendment and height reclassification was approved.

- 24th Street/Noe Valley take out establishments was continued.

- North of Market Massage Parlor legislation was sent back to committee.

BOA: - 376 Highland

- 545-547 Wisconsin

- 1334 Masonic Avenue



E. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL MOTION - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED



7. 98.526C (BEATTY)

1901 UNION STREET, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 542, southwest corner of Union and Laguna Streets -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 725.48 of the Planning Code to add live musical entertainment, defined as "Other Entertainment" per Section 790.38, at an existing bar in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

Note: On 9/10/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +5 -0. Commissioners Theoharis and Martin were absent.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



8a. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

600- 640 BATTERY STREET, East side Between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street; Lots 1&9 in Assessor's Block 173 - Request under Planning Code Section 271 for exception to the bulk limits set forth in table 270: And request under Planning Code Section for authorization to add approximately 99530 square feet of office space to an existing office building in the C-2 (Community Business) District, the Washington Broadway Special Use District and the 84-E Height & Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will conduct a joint hearing on a request for variance from parking requirements of Planning Code Section 151.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 9/24/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



8b. 98.678CBV (ANDRADE)

600-640 BATTERY STREET, east side between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street, Lots 1 and 9 in Assessor's Block 173, In the C-2 (Community Business ) district. PARKING VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to add approximately 99530 square feet of office space to an existing office building without providing off-street parking. Planning Code Section 151 requires one off-street space for every 500 square feet of office use. In this case, 199 parking spaces would be required to meet the parking requirements of the Planning Code.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 9/24/98

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills



9a. 98.288CZ (PURVIS)

945 VERMONT STREET / 946 KANSAS STREET, between 21st and 22nd Streets; Lots 24, 25, 66, 67, 92 and 94 in Assessor's Block 4093: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.1(g) of the Planning Code to allow dwellings at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,500 square feet of lot area, or ten dwelling units on the subject lots. All of the lots except Lot 92 are within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District. Lot 92 is zoned P (for public use), but is proposed to be rezoned to RH-2 (Case 98.288Z). All six of the lots will be merged and subdivided into two new lots.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Michael Stanton, Richard Katz, Toni Young, Robert McKenna

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

MOTION No.: 14704

9b. 98.288CZ (PURVIS)

949 VERMONT STREET, between 21st and 22nd Streets; Lot 92 in Assessor's Block 4093 - Request to rezone Lot 92 of Assessor's Block 4093 from a P (Public use) District to an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District in order to construct the five two-unit townhouses proposed in Case 98.288C.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 3, 1998)

SPEAKER(S): Michael Stanton, Richard Katz, Toni Young, Robert McKenna

ACTION: Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES: Chinchilla, Mills, Joe, Martin, Antenore

ABSENT: Theoharis, Hills

RESOLUTION No.: 14705



Adjournment: 7:00 P.M.



THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 22, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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





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OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 1998

ROOM 428, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:00 P.M.



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

ABSENT: Theoharis



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:10 P.M.



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



B. EXECUTIVE SESSION:



1. Public Employee Performance Evaluation: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, th Planning Commission will meet in closed session to review the performance evaluation of Gerald Green, Director of Planning.



At the conclusion of the closed session, and pursuant to Section 67.14(a) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, the Commission will reconvene in open session and shall by motion and vote elect to:



a) Disclose no information; or



ACTION: No Disclosure

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



b) Disclose information which a majority seems to be in the public interest.



Adjournment: 1:30 p.m.





CORRECTION



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 1998

ROOM 428, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



ROSTER: Hector Chinchilla - President, Anita Theoharis - Vice President,

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



NOTE: For information on the next Commission Calendar, please call 558-6422 on Fridays after 5:00 p.m. for a recorded message. The Commission Calendar is also available through the City's web page on the Internet: http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/planning/.



NOTE: Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



NOTE: The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 p.m. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 p.m., the Commission could continue the matter to the next available hearing.



NOTE: Although not required, Speaker Cards will be available at all hearings. For your convenience, they may be picked up in advance of the hearing from the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor.



NOTE: Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing, should be received at the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission St., 5th Floor, no later than 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday (eight (8) 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 a.m. 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 and 10 copies.



N0TE: Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the







ADDENDUM



MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 1998

ROOM 428, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:00 P.M.

1:00 P.M.



ROLL CALL: Hector Chinchilla - President, Anita Theoharis - Vice President,

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



E. REGULAR CALENDAR



97.850E (NISHIMURA)

631 FOLSOM STREET- PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, south side, between 2nd and Hawthorne Streets; Lot 80 in Assessor's Block 3750; within the C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is new construction of an eight-story, 104-foot tall, approximately 242,000 gross square-foot building with approximately 160,700 square feet of office space and approximately 3,100 square feet of ground floor retail space on an approximate 34,375 square-foot lot, after minor adjustment of the lot's west property line. As part of the project, the building would contain up to 155 valet parking spaces within a two-level subterranean garage with access by way of a driveway off of Hawthorne Street, between Folsom and Harrison Streets. In addition, the project would provide publicly accessible open space on the northwest corner of the project site. The project would require review and approval by the Planning Commission pursuant to Planning Code Sections 309 (Permit Review in C-3 Districts) and 321 (Office Development: annual Limit). NOTE: COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 P.M., SEPTEMBER 24, 1998, OR THE END OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT EIR, WHICHEVER IS LATER.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Public hearing closed. No action required or taken





MINUTES OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 1998

ROOM 428 404

WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



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

ABSENT: Theoharis



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, Susana Montana, Angelica Chiong, Irene Nishimura, Paul Maltzer, Judy Bojayian, Kelly Pepper, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 97.539D (GORDON)

1578-1588 INDIANA STREET, west side between Cesar Chavez (Army Street) and 26th Streets, Lots 020 and 021 (formerly Lot 016) in Assessor's Block 4318 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9712479 and 9712480, proposing to construct two 12-unit live/work buildings on two vacant sites adjacent to each other in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 1, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



2. 97.642E (KALAHAR)

HUNTERS POINT POLICE HELICOPTER LANDING PAD. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration for proposed new construction of a 70,000 square-foot paved helicopter take-off and landing pad for the San Francisco Police Department on a vacant lot at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard facility. The helicopter landing pad would be approximately 280 feet by 250 feet in area and located at the southeastern corner of Manseau and Hussey streets.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 15, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis





3. 98.086C (MILLER)

3006 - 26TH STREET, northwest corner at Florida Street, Lot 17 in Assessor's Block 4272 -- Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for EXPANSION of a RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY from 16 to 26 residents in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 15, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



4. 98.526C (BEATTY)

1901 UNION STREET, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 542, southwest corner of Union and Laguna Streets -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 725.48 of the Planning Code to add live musical entertainment, defined as "Other Entertainment" per Section 790.38, at an existing bar in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)

Note: On 9/10/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -0 Commissioners Martin and Theoharis were absent

(Proposed for Continuance to October 15, 1998)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



5. 97.850E (NISHIMURA)

631 FOLSOM STREET- PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT, south side, between 2nd and Hawthorne Streets; Lot 80 in Assessor's Block 3750; within the C-3-S (Downtown Support) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is new construction of an eight-story, 104-foot tall, approximately 242,000 gross square-foot building with approximately 160,700 square feet of office space and approximately 3,100 square feet of ground floor retail space on an approximate 34,375 square-foot lot, after minor adjustment of the lot's west property line. As part of the project, the building would contain up to 155 valet parking spaces within a two-level subterranean garage with access by way of a driveway off of Hawthorne Street, between Folsom and Harrison Streets. In addition, the project would provide publicly accessible open space on the northwest corner of the project site. The project would require review and approval by the Planning Commission pursuant to Planning Code Sections 309 (Permit Review in C-3 Districts) and 321 (Office Development: annual Limit). NOTE: COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 5 P.M., SEPTEMBER 24, 1998, OR THE END OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE DRAFT EIR, WHICHEVER IS LATER.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 15, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



6. 98.283C (LIGHT)

500 DIVISADERO STREET, east side, corner of Fell Street; Lot 17A in Assessor's Block 1203: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 178(a)(3)(c) of the Planning Code to allow enlargement or intensification of a large fast food restaurant as defined by Section 790.90 of the Planning Code in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



7. 98.619C (BEATTY)

1912-1914 LOMBARD STREET, Lot 4 in Assessor's Block 493, north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 712.54 to add massage services to an existing tanning salon in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



8. 98.040E (NAVARRETE)

2130 HARRISON STREET: Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration - To construct a 50-foot-high four-story building that would contain a total 26 live/work units at Assessor's Block 3573, Lot 25. The site presently contains an approximately 5,800 square foot, two story vacant motel and an approximately 1,300 square foot former motorcycle repair shop, which would both be demolished. The proposed building would be approximately 53,800 square feet and would contain 26 live/work units in three stories, including two mezzanine levels. There would be 27 ground level parking spaces, with access on Harrison Street. The project site is located in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and is also in the Northeast Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ) and the Mission District Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ).

(Proposed for Continuance to November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



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) briefly 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): Joan Kingery



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



9. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 8/27/98.

ACTION: Continued to 10/1/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



10. (PASSMORE)

118-138 KENSINGTON WAY, north side between Ulloa Street and Knockash Hill, Lot 069 in Assessor's Block 2923 - Informational item on previously approved Planning Commission Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application Nos. 9602143, 9602144 and 9602145 to install retaining walls, modify the exterior and changes in materials of previously approved building permits for the new construction of three single-family dwellings.



SPEAKER(S): Joan Kingery, Rae Doyle, Mary McDermott, Mark Thompson, Alice Barkley

ACTION: Meeting held. No action required

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



11. DIRECTOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

- 0AHPP

- Residence Element



12. REVIEW OF PAST WEEK'S EVENTS AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS & BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 96.771EMTZR (MONTAÑA)

Consideration of approval of a Mission Bay South Interagency Cooperation Agreement and authorizing the Director to sign the agreement and recommending to the Board of Supervisors their approval of the agreement.

Note: On 9/17/98, the Planning Commission with the Redevelopment Agency Commission held a special joint hearing on the Mission Bay Interagency Cooperation Agreement. At that hearing, the Planning Commission President directed that the record from 9/17/98 be included as part of public record for the item before the Planning Commission today - Mission Bay South Interagency Cooperation Agreement. The record from 9/17/98 is now considered part of the record for this item.



SPEAKER(S): David Prowler, Kate Stacey

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

RESOLUTION No.: 14706



14. 98.280ET (ROSETTER)

BICYCLE TRANSIT ENHANCEMENT PLAN, Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by amending Section 155.1 to clarify definition of and obligations of the responsible City official and the landlord regarding the provision of bicycle facilities in or for building space leased to the City and deleting obsolete implementation schedule provisions. The amendment would add Section 155.2 to require bicycle parking in privately-owned and City-owned parking garages, and would add Section 155.3 to require shower and locker facilities be provided in or for new buildings and buildings undergoing major expansion. Planning Code Section 155(j) already requires bicycle spaces in required accessory auto parking facilities. There is no auto parking requirement for uses other than residential use in the C-3 (Downtown Commercial) Districts, so no bicycle parking is required or would be required by this amendment in downtown buildings except in residential buildings and buildings primarily used as parking garages.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 27, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/15/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



15. 98.563ET (ROSETTER)

RESIDENTIAL AWNING AMENDMENT: Consideration of a proposal to amend Planning Code Sections 136 and 606 to allow awnings, marquees and canopies as permitted obstructions over sidewalks and in required open spaces in residential districts in the same manner as in non-residential districts, except that the feature shall not be backlit and its signage may display only the name, logo and address of the business in the building. Testimony and Commission consideration could result in recommendations of minor revisions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/15/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



16. 96.176C (GREEN)

KING, SECOND, AND THIRD STREETS, AND CHINA BASIN CHANNEL, (PACIFIC BELL GIANTS BALL PARK); Assessor's Block 3794, Lots 28, 29 and a portion of Lot 30:--- Consideration of a request to amend a Conditional Use authorized by Planning Commission Motion No. 14418 to include a new children's playground, activity and assembly area, including new elements visible from the exterior of the Pacific Bell Ballpark in an M-2 Use District, 150-X Height and Bulk District, and the Northeast China Basin Special Use District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/8/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



17a. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

600 - 640 BATTERY STREET, East side between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street: Lots 1 & 9 in Assessor's Block 173 - Request under Planning Code Section 271 for Conditional Use Authorization for exception from the bulk limits set forth in Table 270 of the Planning Code in regards to the addition of office space to an existing office building in the C-2 (Community Business) District, the Washington Broadway Special Use District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



17b. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

600 - 640 BATTERY STREET, East side between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street: Lots 1 & 9 in Assessor's Block 173 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add approximately 99530 square feet of office space to an existing office building in the C-2 (Community Business) District, the Washington Broadway Special Use District, and the 84-E Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



17c. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

600 - 640 BATTERY STREET, East side between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street: Lots 1 & 9 in Assessor's Block 173 - Parking Variance sought to add approximately 99530 square feet of office space to an existing office building without providing 199 off-street parking spaces. Planning Code Section 151 requires one off-street space for every 500 square feet of new office space.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 17, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/1/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



18. 98.620C (PEPPER)

145 MAGNOLIA STREET, south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets; Lot 028 (formerly northern portion of Lot 008) in Assessor's Block 493: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization for residential demolition under Section 712.39 of the Planning Code to allow the demolition of two dwelling units above the ground floor and the construction of a replacement building with two dwelling units in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): Jil Hales

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14707



19. 98.351C (ZWIERZYCKI)

1515-19TH AVENUE, west side between Kirkham and Lawton Streets, Lot 4 in Assessor's Block 1865 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install up to twelve (12) panel antennas mounted on the roof of an existing Pacific Bell switching facility -- eight (8) antennas will be mounted on poles on an existing penthouse stairwell encased in a fiberglass screen and four (4) will be mounted directly on top of the roof (without screening). A radio equipment shelter is proposed in the yard on the west side of the subject property (adjacent to on-site parking lot) as part of a wireless communication network in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two Family) district and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14708



20a. 98.655CV (ALVIN)

6500 3RD STREET; southwest corner of 3rd Street and Key Avenue, lot 1 in Assessor's Block 5475: Request for Conditional Use authorization to convert the ground floor vacant commercial space to a fourth dwelling unit without providing the required off-street parking space per Section 161(j) of the Planning Code within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. A variance is also requested to authorize adding a dwelling unit without providing the required open space.



SPEAKER(S): Ralph House, Robert Mace

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14709



20b. 98.655CV (ALVIN)

6500 3RD STREET; southwest corner of 3rd Street and Key Avenue, lot 1 in Assessor's Block 5475: Section 135 of the Planning Code requires that 80 square feet of useable open space for each dwelling unit when provided for private use and 100 square feet per unit for common use. The proposed project includes approximately 220 square feet of common open space where 400 square feet of open space is required.

Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and has taken matter under advisement.



AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING. PROCEDURES GOVERNING SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARINGS WILL BE IN EFFECT.



21. 98.566D/DD (BILLOVITS)

2931 PIERCE STREET, west side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0536 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9805281, proposing to construct a third-floor addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Jeremy Paul, Betty Joe Ferguson, Andrew Shapiro

ACTION: No D.R.

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



Adjournment: 5:15 p.m.



THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 22, 1998.

ACTION: Approved as drafted

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



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