gc Minutes of the San Francisco Planning Commission September 1999

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October 1999

 

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chamber - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 7, 1999

1:30 PM

 

 

Regular Meeting

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                     

 

Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Linda Richardson,

Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary

 


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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) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM.  If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing.  Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

 

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

ABSENT:        None

 

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

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Mary Gallagher - Zoning Administrator, Alice Glasner, Rick Cooper, Tim Blomgren,  Susana Montana, Larry Badiner, Corey Alvin, Isolda Wilson, Jim Miller, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

 

A.         ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

 

1.         98.244E                                                                                                        (MALTZER)

2901 CALIFORNIA STREET, Assessor’s Block 1029, Lots 001-003, southwest corner of California Street/Broderick Street intersection.  To consider an appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration on the proposed project.  The site currently contains a private co-educational high school (Drew College Preparatory School) comprised of three buildings that total about 16,300 square feet and an exterior courtyard.  The proposed project would involve merging the three lots into one lot; demolishing the three existing buildings; and constructing a new three-story, 40-foot tall classroom building of about 33,800 square feet, a basement parking garage with about 23 parking spaces, and an exterior courtyard.  The current enrollment at the high school is about 200 students.  The project sponsor proposes a maximum enrollment of about 250 students and seeks an enrollment cap of about 399 students.  The project sponsor would seek a Variance from the rear yard and front yard set-back requirements of the San Francisco Planning Code and a Conditional Use Authorization for expansion of a secondary school in an RM-1 Zoning District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 9, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 14, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued as proposed

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

NAYES:                       None

 

2.         1999.485C                                                                                                     (KOONTS)

1326 GRANT AVENUE, east side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Lot 132 in Assessor's Block 28: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to convert an existing small self-service restaurant with live entertainment  (non-amplified acoustic music) to a bar with live entertainment (non-amplified acoustic music) under Section 722.41 of the Planning Code in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 21, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued as proposed

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

NAYES:                       None

 

3.         98.173E                                                                                                       (MALTZER)


526-548 BRANNAN STREET; NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 108 LIVE/WORK UNITS:  Assesssor’s Block 3777, Lots 38 and 41, on Brannan and Freelon Streets between Fourth and Fifth Streets in a Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District.  To consider an appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration on the proposed project.  The site is currently contains a two-story office building and a one-story to two-story building containing a warehouse, offices, and retail outlet for an import company; and a shed.  The proposed project encompasses merging the two lots; subdividing the resulting lot into three lots; demolishing the existing buildings, and constructiing three four-story, 55-foot tall live/work buildings, each containing 36 live/work units in three levels with mezzanines totaling about 34,000 square feet and 36 parking spaces in a ground floor parking garage, for a total of 108 live/work units totaling about 102,000 square feet and 108 parking spaces.  Garage access and egress for each building would be on Brannan Street.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued as proposed

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

NAYES:                       None

 

4.         98.559E                                                                                                       (MALTZER)

1 ARKANSAS STREET.  Assessor's Block 3952, Lot 1C.  Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration.  Proposed conversion of a manufacturing facility to personal services/office or light manufacturing with some offices at 1 Arkansas Street and Sixteenth Street, with the southern portion of the site being a rectangular shaped parking lot.  The applicant would retain 7,000 square feet of office use and convert 2,276 square feet of office use and 22,867 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse use to 15,000 square feet of personal services and 10,666 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse uses.  The proposed conversion would include adding 523 square feet to the existing building envelope.  The applicant would be providing four new off-street parking spaces in addition to the existing three off-street parking spaces, for a total of seven off-street parking spaces.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 22, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued as proposed

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

NAYES:                       None

 

5.         98.891E                                                                                                           (AHMADI)

2002 THIRD STREET & 595 MARIPOSA STREET, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration.   Construction of two new four-story, 50 feet tall buildings on two adjacent vacant lots.  The new structures would have 40 live/work units with 40 off-street parking spaces on the Third/Mariposa Streets lot and 8 live/work units with 8 off-street parking spaces on the Mariposa/Tennessee Streets lot. The two lots are on Assessor's Block 3995 - Lots 23 and 22. The proposed buildings are located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District within a 50-X height/bulk district in the Central Waterfront area.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued as proposed

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

NAYES:                       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.

 

AThe 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):                          Lloyd Schloegel

Re:

Patricia Vaughey

Re:

Dick Millett

Re:       - Dropped from notices list

Steve Williams

Re:       - Abuse of Developer/Project Sponsor to control the scheduling of DR

- 311 Notice procedure inadequate

Sue Hestor

Re:       - 311 Notices procedure is inadequate

- 1050-17th Street - staff report

Alice Barkley

Re:        1050-17th Street

Joe O’Donoghue

 Re:      1050-17th Street

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

6.         Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of 9/16/99.

 

ACTION:                     Approved as Drafted

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

NAYES:                       None

 

7.         Commission Matters.

*                     Antenore - Zoning Administrator’s 311 Notice presentation requested staff to address the concerns raised by.

 

D.        DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

8.         Director’s Announcements.

*                     Welcome back Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

*                     Hearing on Strategic Analysis Report - didn’t appear on calendar - report in 2 weeks.

 

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

·         BOS -         2314 Market Street. Conditional Use - Request to remove the limited tenure (food selection)... The Board overturned the Planning Commission decision

·         BOA -        1050 - 17th Street - Planning Commission decision overruled by Board of Appeals.

 

E.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

10.        98.714E                                                                                                       (GLASNER)


350 RHODE ISLAND STREET.  Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The proposed project, on the block bounded by Rhode Island, Kansas, 16th and 17th Streets on Assessor's Block 3957, lot 1, would be to construct a four-story office building with 2.5 levels of underground parking.  After completion, the building would contain approximately 300,000 square feet of office (intended for use by multimedia firms), about 3,000 square feet of ground floor retail, 491 self-park and 103 valet-parked spaces.   This project would require the demolition of the existing industrial structure, the former NORCAL transfer station.  Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted from until the close of business at 5:00 p.m. on October, 1999 or the close of the Public Hearing before the Planning Commission, whichever is later.  Comments should be sent to Hillary E. Gitelman, Environmental Review Officer, San Francisco Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco 94103.

 

SPEAKER(S):              Georgia Britton, Sue Hestor, Babbett Derek, Dick Millett, Thomas Nelson

ACTION:                     Meeting held.  No action taken

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

NAYES:                       None

 

11.        1999.027E                                                                                                       (COOPER)

160 KING STREET, between Second and Third Streets, Assessor’s Block 3794, Lot 25. Public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would demolish the existing three-story building at 151-161 Townsend Street and construct a new, nine-story (plus mechanical penthouse), 105-foot-tall office building, including 350 off-street parking spaces on a basement level and the first four above-ground levels, and one freight loading space. The proposed new building would contain approximately 156,000 gross square feet (gsf) of office space and about 9,000 gsf of ground floor retail space. The site is a through-lot with frontages on Townsend and King Streets, directly across King Street from Pacific Bell Park, and is in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and a 105-F height and bulk district. The purpose of this hearing is to take public comment on the adequacy of the Draft EIR which was published on August 28, 1999.

 

SPEAKER(S):              Audrey Joseph, Georgia Britton, Sue Hestor, Lloyd Schloegel

ACTION:                     Meeting held

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

NAYES:                       None

 

12.        1999.008E                                                                                                 (BLOMGREN)

1298 BROTHERHOOD WAY -- Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration:   Lots 2, 10, 19, and 20 of Assessor’s Block 7380.  This site is approximately 230,000 square feet in area.  The proposal is to demolish an existing 7,500 square foot convent, to relocate a 102 parking lot across the street to the playground at St. Thomas More School, and to construct one building containing an assisted living facility with up to 33 off-street parking spaces.   The project would be approximately 40 feet in height.  The project site is located within RH-1(D) zoning district and a 40-X height district. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Without hearing, continued to 10/28/99

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

NAYES:                       None

 

13.        1999.008EC                                                                                                       (WANG)


1298 BROTHERHOOD WAY, the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Campus at the southwest corner of Junipero Serra Boulevard and Brotherhood Way on both sides of Thomas More Way; Lots 2, 10, 19, and 20 in Assessor’s Block 7380 - - Request for Conditional Use authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposing  (1) construction of a residential care facility, known as The Elder Care Alliance Assisted Living Facility, providing lodging, board and care to seven or more persons in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, (2) exceptions from rear yard requirements and off-street parking requirements, and (3) relocation of the existing St.Thomas More Catholic Church parking onto a different lot, across Thomas More Way at the St.Thomas More Elementary School playground, with an amount of parking exceeding the amount classified as accessory parking.

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Without hearing, continued to 10/28/99

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

NAYES:                       None

 

14.        1999.575T                                                                                                    (MONTAŅA)

CONDITIONAL USE ABATEMENT PLANNING CODE AMENDMENT, Consideration of a proposal to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code by amending Section 303 thereof to clarify the appeal delay in the effective date of a conditional use approval and to provide a process for abating conditional uses which violate their conditions of approval or have become a public nuisance.  The process would involve a public hearing to consider revoking the conditional use permit, modifying conditions of approval or taking other abatement action and would include an opportunity to appeal a decision to the Board of Supervisors.  Testimony and Commission considerations could result in recommendations of modifications to the proposed legislation.

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Approved

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

NAYES:                       None

RESOLUTION No.:     14892

 

15.        98.321BX                                                                                                      (BADINER)

554-562 MISSION STREET, north side between First and Second Streets, bordered by Golden Gate University and Jessie and Anthony Streets, Lots 15, 17 and 18 in Assessor's Block 3708. -- Request for Section 321 (0ffice Development: Annual Limit) project authorization for 645,000 gsf of office space and request for Section 309 (Permit Review In C-3 Districts) determinations and exceptions in the C-3-0 (Downtown Office) District and within 500-S (Lot 18) and 550-S (Lots 15 and 17) Height and Bulk Districts for the new construction of a 31-story, 421 foot high building .   The net addition of 578,640 gsf of office space would be subject to the Housing Requirements of Planning Code Section 313 and the Child-Care Requirements of Planning Code Section 314.

 

SPEAKER(S):              Paul Farady, Tamara Thomas, James McCray, Lloyd Schloegel, Kim Martenson

ACTION:                     Approved

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

NAYES:                       None

MOTION No.   B:        14893

                        X:         14894

 

16.        1999.167B                                                                                                          (ALVIN)

700-7TH STREET, on the west side of 7th Street, and on the corner of 7th and Townsend Streets; Lots 1, 4, 5, 6  in Assessor’s Block 3799 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add a total of 273,650 gross square feet of office space to an existing three-story landmark building on Lot 1 and the new construction of a four story office building on Lots 4, 5, and 6, to the City’s office development annual limit and Section 313.4 and 314.4 satisfying the requirement to provide an in-lieu fee for affordable housing and child care impacts caused by the project. The property is in a M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):              Dick Millett, Liz Crowe, Ken Shcalls, Sue Hestor

ACTION:                     Approved


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

NAYES:                       None

RESOLUTION No.:     14895

 

17.        98.703C                                                                                                              (ALVIN)

399 WEBSTER STREET, on the west side of Webster Street, and on the corner of Webster and Oak Streets; Lots 1 in Assessor’s Block 842 -- Request under Planning Code Section 209.2(d) to convert a two-family residence to a bed and breakfast hotel with no more than five rooms or suites of rooms none with cooking  facilities, including allowing private parties with no more than 100 guests, in an RM-1(Residential, Mixed Districts, Low Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Advertised for 10/21

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

NAYES:                       None

 

18.        1999.398C                                                                                                     (WILSON)

275 OLYMPIA WAY (St. John’s Church), south side between Clarendon and Dellbrook Avenues; Lot 10 in Assessor’s Block 2842 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow the installation of communications utilities, pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.6(b), in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Note: On September 2, 1999, following public testimony the Commission did not close the public hearing.  At the direction of Commission President Theoharis, Mr. Lee of the Health Department, the City Attorney, and a representative of the Church attend the Septmeber 16 hearing.

 

On September 23, 1999, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing with exception to testimony in regard to the location of the equipment box.  At the direction of Commission President Theoharis, staff was to evaluate the proposed locations of the equipment box and return with its recommendation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Continued to 11/4/99

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

NAYES:                       None

 

19.        1999.470C                                                                                                     (WILSON)

1201-1299 OCEAN AVENUE (McDonald’s Restaurant), south side between Plymouth Avenue and Brighton Street; Lots 49 and 54 in Assessor’s Block 6943 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to modify a condition of a prior Conditional Use authorization (Case 89.389C), in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):              Ali Hussain

ACTION:                     Approved as amended

- Remove condition #2

- Add a finding: keep property clean and well maintained.

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

NAYES:                       None

MOTION No.:              14896

 

F.         SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 


AT APPROXIMATELY 5:45 P.M. THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING.

 

20.        98.989D                                                                                                                    (LI)

324 LARKIN STREET, east side between Golden Gate Avenue and McAllister Street, Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 0347 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9821487, proposing to eliminate two legal units and one illegal unit in the basement of the existing 24-unit building in a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District.

Note: On August 26, 1999, following public testimony, the Commission Closed the Public Hearing.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Without hearing, continued to 11/4/99

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

NAYES:                       None

 

21.        98.500D                                                                                                           (MILLER)

111 MORRIS STREET, east side at corner of Morris and Bryant Streets, Lots 042 through 045 in Assessor’s Block 3778 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9812711S, proposing to construct 30 live/work units on a vacant site in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, proposed for inclusion in an Industrial Protection Zone. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):              Sue Hestior, Robin Moore, Eric Miller, Leno Piazze, Alice Barkley, Cindy Markappolas

ACTION:                     Intent to disapproved, public hearing closed.  Staff to provide further analysis for inclusion in IPZ.

AYES:                          Antenore, Joe, Martin, Richardson

NAYES:                       Theoharis, Mills,  Chinchilla

FINAL LANGUAGE:   10/28/99

 

22.        1999.526D                                                                                                   (MONTAŅA)

210 TO 212 TOWNSEND STREET, north side between Third and Fourth Streets, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 3787--Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of a Liquor License Application for Chopper's Restaurant to sell beer and wine on the premises (License Number 41--on sale beer and wine for an eating establishment).  On June 17, 1999 the Planning Commission initiated South End District permanent zoning amendments to the South of Market District and in their Resolution of Initiation, No. 14844, established a policy of automatic Discretionary Review of any permit application that did not conform to the proposed permanent controls.  The proposed controls would require conditional use authorization for a new liquor license at the subject location.  The property lies within the current Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District and would lie within the proposed South End Service District.

 

SPEAKER(S):              None

ACTION:                     Without hearing, continued to 11/4/99

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

NAYES:                       None

 

Adjournment:    6:18 P.M.

 

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 21, 1999

 


ACTION:        Approved

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

ABSENT:        Martin

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chamber - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 14, 1999

1:30 P.M.

 

Regular Meeting



Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Linda Richardson,

Commissioners



Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary

 


Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.


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) 575-6880 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6547.

 

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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.

 

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PRESENT:     Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Chinchilla, Joe and Richardson

 

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

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green, - Director of Planning, Mary Gallagher - Zoning Administrator, Larry McDonald, Larry Badiner, Jim Nixon,, Kugler, Maltzer, Billovits, M. Koonts, Kometani, Smith, Li, Alvin, Cooper, Zwierzycki, Montana, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

 

1a. 98.266BC                      (ALVIN)

1890 BRYANT STREET, bounded by Bryant Street on the east, Mariposa Street on the south and Florida Street on the west; Lots 3 and 4 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add approximately 102,500 square feet of office space (through the addition of two new stories and conversion of space within the existing building) to the City's office development annual limit. The property is in a M-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 13, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:     Continued as Proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Chinchilla and Martin

 

1b. 98.266BC                      ( ALVIN)

1890 BRYANT STREET, bounded by Bryant Street on the east, Mariposa Street on the south and Florida Street on the west; Lots 3 and 4 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process for exception from the bulk limits set forth in Table 270 of the Planning Code, and for an off-street parking exception under Planning Code Section 151, in regard to the addition and conversion of space in an existing building to office use. The property is in a M-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 13, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:     Continued as Proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:       Chinchilla and Martin

 

2. 98.770E                    (MALTZER)     1738 - 9TH AVENUE (Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration), mid-block on the east side of 9th Avenue between Moraga Street and Noriega Street Assessor’s Block 2041, Lots 31 and 32. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The site currently contains a one-story, 20-foot tall building of about 2,885 square feet that contains a preschool, of which a portion is jointly used for community meetings by the Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People (SHARP); and a one-story, 15-foot tall storage shed. The proposed project encompasses merging the two lots that comprise the project site into one lot; demolishing the two existing buildings; and constructing a new four-story, 40-foot tall building of about 11,335 square feet that contains a preschool, eight senior housing units, a separate room for SHARP community meetings and seniors, and a parking garage with two parking spaces.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 18, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:     Continued as Proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:   Chinchilla and Martin

 

3. 1999.097C                      (MILLER)

ONE CHURCH STREET,entire block bounded by Church, Hermann, Webster and Duboce Streets, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 874 -- Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT to permit construction of up to 93 units of multi-family affording housing and a child-care facility for up to 35 children, after demolition of an existing mortuary building, requiring modifications of Planning Code standards for rear yards and dwelling-unit density, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION:     Continued as Proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:   Chinchilla and Martin

 

4. 1999.097E                      (COOPER)

ONE CHURCH STREET -CHURCH STREET APARTMENTS, CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. The proposed project would demolish the existing Daphne Funeral Home building located at One Church Street, between Hermann Street and Duboce Avenue (Assessor’s Block 874, Lot 14), and construct a new affordable housing development with 93 units, a child care center for up to 36 children, a community room, a computer learning center, and a small retail use. The proposed project would also include two levels of structured parking, totaling about 94 spaces. The project site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district and a 40-X height and bulk district and would require a Conditional Use authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

NOTE: THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM IS CLOSED; THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT EIR ENDED ON AUGUST 31, 1999.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):           None

ACTION:       Continued as Proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Chinchilla and 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))

 

SPEAKERS:         None

 

C. COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5. Commission Matters.

None

 

D. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6. Director’s Announcements.

• Larry McDonald sat in for Gerald Green as Acting Director - Mr. Green in Texas for Professional Development.

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

• None at BOS.

• Board of Appeal: 5 Vicksburg Street - Commission Decision upheld with additional conditions.

 

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

 

8. 98.902E                        (KUGLER)

FIRST AND HOWARD STREETS PROJECT. All four corners of the intersection of First and Howard Streets; Assessors Block 3720, lots 5, 6 and 7; Block 3721, lots 10, 11, 35 and 88; Block 3736, lots 1, 2, 3A, 4 and 116; and Block 3737, lots 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26. Public Hearing on a Draft Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would demolish all but one of the existing structures on the four corners of this intersection (south of the Transbay Terminal) and construct four nine-story office buildings in the C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District in the South of Market area. The new space would be approximately 1,120,000 sq.ft. of office and about 56,000 sq.ft. of retail. About 1,233 underground valet parking spaces are proposed. The Category I historic structure at 231 First St. would be retained and converted to restaurant or retail and office use. Two other buildings, 401 Howard and 218 Fremont Streets which meet the CEQA definition of historic resources but are not on local surveys would be demolished.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Chris Ver Planck, Patricia Vaughey and Lloyd Schegel

ACTION: No action required (Meeting Held)

 

9. 98.244E                (MALTZER)

2901 CALIFORNIA STREET, Assessor’s Block 1029, Lots 001-003, southwest corner of California Street/Broderick Street intersection. To consider an appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration on the proposed project. The site currently contains a private co-educational high school (Drew College Preparatory School) comprised of three buildings that total about 16,300 square feet and an exterior courtyard. The proposed project would involve merging the three lots into one lot; demolishing the three existing buildings; and constructing a new three-story, 40-foot tall classroom building of about 33,800 square feet, a basement parking garage with about 23 parking spaces, and an exterior courtyard. The current enrollment at the high school is about 200 students. The project sponsor proposes a maximum enrollment of about 250 students and seeks an enrollment cap of about 399 students. The project sponsor would seek a Variance from the rear yard and front yard set-back requirements of the San Francisco Planning Code and a Conditional Use Authorization for expansion of a secondary school in an RM-1 Zoning District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     Patricia Vaughey, Howard Wexler and Pamelia Natcher

ACTION: Approved. Negative Declaration Upheld

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Chinchilla and Martin

MOTION NO.:     14897

 

10. 98.244C (BILLOVITS)

2901 CALIFORNIA STREET at Buchanan Street, Lots 1, 2 and 33 in Assessor’s Block 1029: Request for a conditional use authorization [per Section 209.3(h) of the Planning Code] to reconstruct an existing private high school (Drew School) by demolishing three buildings, merging three lots into one parcel, constructing a new three-story building with 21 parking spaces and increasing enrollment from 200 to a maximum of 250 students in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Howard Wexler, Sam Huddoback, Jerome, Cathy Siman, Gee Gee Gregory, Patricia Vaughey, Gene Mayo, Beverly Rashidd, Robert Selvidge, John Duge, Mr. S.F. Patterson, Trevor McNeil, Mary Shiels, Stephen Kepher, Tony David and Scott Wirth

ACTION:     Approved as Amended:

- changing references to on-site parking from 20 spaces to 23 spaces (six to nine of which were required by the Commission), adding conditions requiring 20 to 23 parking spaces and incorporating mitigation measures from negative declaration.

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe, Chinchilla and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

MOTION NO.:     14898

 

11. 1999.365L                        (LIGHT)

2750 SLOAT BOULEVARD, north side of street between 45th and 46th Avenues, Lot 6 in Assessor’s Block 2514: -- Request to approve the designation of the Doggie Diner Sign as a landmark. The subject property is zoned NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) District and is in a 100-A Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     Dan Reidy, Tim Tosta, Deborah Bailey-Wells, Patrick McGrew and Penney McGrane

ACTION:     Public hering closed. Intent to Disapprove

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla and Richardson

NAYES:     Antenore and Joe

ABSENT:     Martin

FINAL ACTION: 11/04/99

 

12. 98.257ER                         (KOMETANI)

UNION SQUARE IMPROVMENT PROJECT, Assessor’s Block 308, Lot 1, a City park bounded by Post, Geary, Stockton and Powell Streets. Request for a Planning Commission determination as to the consistency with the General Plan (General Plan Referral). The project calls for improvements to the park including new structures and new landscape plan. The subject property is zoned P (Public Use) District and is in an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):     April Phillips, Linda Mjellem, Jim Chappel, Louis Meunier and Bob Davis

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

RESOLUTION No.: 14899

 

13. 1999.266C                        (SMITH)

1334 POLK STREET, east side between Pine and Bush Streets; Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 668 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, per Section 723.49 of the Planning Code, to allow a Financial Service Establishment (Advance America, Cash Advance Centers of California, Inc.) of approximately 1000 square feet in size within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 65-A Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKER(S):       Rena Rickles, Ladson Belcher and Stewart Clark

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Intent to Disapprove

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla and Antenore

NAYES:     Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

FINAL ACTION: 11/04/99

 

14a. 1999.242CV                          (LI)

336 HYDE STREET, east side between Ellis and Eddy Streets; Lot 20 in Assessor's Block 334: --Request for Conditional Use authorization to construct an 11-unit residential building exceeding 40 feet in height in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, an 80-T Height and Bulk District, and the North of Market Residential Special Use District. The project includes a request for a permitted obstructions variance.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Oliver Wey

ACTION:     Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

MOTION No.: 14900

 

14b. 1999.242CV (LI)

336 HYDE STREET, east side between Ellis and Eddy Streets; Lot 20 in Assessor’s Block 334 in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District. PERMITTED OBSTRUCTIONS VARIANCE SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct a 50-foot-high, four-story building containing 11 dwelling units. The application for variance will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Oliver Wey

ACTION: Zoning Administrator closed Public Hearing

 

15. 1999.167B PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED                          (ALVIN)

700-7TH STREET, on the west side of 7th Street, and on the corner of 7th and Townsend Streets; Lots 1, 4, 5, 6 in Assessor’s Block 3799 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add a total of 273,650 gross square feet of office space to an existing three-story landmark building on Lot 1 and the new construction of a four story office building on Lots 4, 5, and 6, to the City’s office development annual limit and Section 313.4 and 314.4 satisfying the requirement to provide an in-lieu fee for affordable housing and child care impacts caused by the project. The property is in a M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):       Sue Hestor, Jim Reuben and Joe O’Donaghue

ACTION:     Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

MOTION NO.: 14902

 

16. 98.871E                        (COOPER)

730 FLORIDA STREET, Assessors Block 4082, Lot 9. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include the demolition of an existing warehouse and its replacement with a new, 50-foot-high, four-story building that would contain 24 live/work units, with 4,250-square feet of common area, 24 off-street parking spaces and one loading space on a 10,000-square-foot parcel. The project site is located at 730 Florida Street, between 19th and 20th Streets, in the Greater Northeast Mission Industrial Protection Zone (Greater NEMIZ-IPZ) and is zoned M-1 with a 50-X height/bulk district. The project site is also within a new Industrial Protection Zone established by Planning Commission Resolution No. 14825 on May 13, 1999.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):       Eric Casada, Sue Hestor and John Sanger

ACTION: Neg. Dec. Upheld

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla and Joe

NAYES:     Antenore

ABSENT:     Martin and Richardson

MOTION No.: 14901

 

AT APPROXIMATELY 4:00 PM THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW (DR) HEARING.

 

17. 98.871D                          (ALVIN)

730 FLORIDA STREET, west side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4082 -- A Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9900244 and 9900245, proposing the demolition of a two-story, vacant warehouse building, and the construction of a 24-unit live/work building with four ground floor store fronts in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):       None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 10/21/99

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin

 

18. 98.712D                      (ZWIERZYCKI)

36-46 STATES STREET, north side between Castro and Douglass Streets, Lots 014 and 059 in Assessor’s Block 2622 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9904793 and 9908403/4/5, proposing to demolish a dwelling unit on Lot 059, subdivide Lot 059 and construct six units on three resulting lots in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 23, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     Steve Williams, Peter Boulware, Peter Culley, John Meranda, Janet Schindler, Michael Berg, Jim Higgins, Irene Quardallo, Robert Schindler, Utley Moody, Nina Berg, Tim Smith, Audrey Boyle, May C. Lee, John Dawson, Young Ja Lewis, Arthur W. Lewis, Jan Farver, Olive Bavins, Tom Brown, Marie Aliermo, Alan Eggert, Sandra Bishop, Michael Sattler, Nancy Burns, Peter Manning, Sarah Steen, John Sanger, Arnie Selander, Andrew Gotlib, Mars Casey, Joe O’Donaghue, Mr. Santos and Steven Williams

ACTION:     Public Hearing Closed. Continued to 11/18/99

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Chinchilla and Martin

 

19. 1999.073D                         (KOMETANI)

1032 BROADWAY STREET, north side between Florence and Taylor Streets, Lot 045 in Assessor’s Block 0150 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9907006S, proposing to construct a new one-story, 98-square-foot infill addition at the front of the building in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Herbert Gold, Charles Chase, Putnam Livermore, Joseph Butler, Jim Ostenberg (for Kelly Drumm), Lana Scott, Clair, McGee, Joe Murray, Gerry Crowley, Jonee Levy, Patrick McGrew, Steve Kendrick, Lucia Bogatay,             

ACTION:     Public Hearing Closed. Continued to 11/04/99. A Motion to approve as proposed resulted in a vote of +3 -2 (Antenore and Richardson voting NO). President Theoharis instructed the Commission Secretary to provide all case materials and hearing tapes to Commissioners Chinchilla and Martin for review prior to final action. The item was continued to November 4, 1999.

AYES: Theoharis, Mills and Joe

NAYES:     Antenore and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin and Chinchilla

 

20. 1999.073DD                         (KOMETANI)

1032 BROADWAY, north side between Florence and Taylor Streets, Lot 045 in Assessor’s Block 0150 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9909683, proposing to construct a new underground, three-car garage by cutting through an existing concrete retaining wall at the front of the property line in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

 

SPEAKER(S):     Herbert Gold, Charles Chase, Putnam Livermore, Joseph Butler, Jim Ostenberg (for Kelly Drumm), Lana Scott, Clair, McGee, Joe Murray, Gerry Crowley, Jonee Levy, Patrick McGrew, Steve Kendrick, Lucia Bogatay,             

ACTION:     Public Hearing Closed. Continued to 11/04/99. A Motion to approve as proposed resulted in a vote of +3 -2 (Antenore and Richardson voting NO.) President Theoharis instructed the Commission Secretary to provide all case materials and hearing tapes to Commissioners Chinchilla and Martin for review prior to final action. The item was continued to November 4, 1999.

AYES: Theoharis, Mills and Joe

NAYES:     Antenore and Richardson

ABSENT:     Martin and Chinchilla

 

21. 1999.526D                        (MONTAŅA)

210 TO 212 TOWNSEND STREET, north side between Third and Fourth Streets, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 3787--Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of a Liquor License Application for Chopper's Restaurant to sell beer and wine on the premises (License Number 41--on sale beer and wine for an eating establishment). On June 17, 1999 the Planning Commission initiated South End District permanent zoning amendments to the South of Market District and in their Resolution of Initiation, No. 14844, established a policy of automatic Discretionary Review of any permit application that did not conform to the proposed permanent controls. The proposed controls would require conditional use authorization for a new liquor license at the subject location. The property lies within the current Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District and would lie within the proposed South End Service District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

 

SPEAKER(S):     None

ACTION: Approved as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe and Richardson

ABSENT:     Chinchilla and Martin

MOTION No.: 14902

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON NOVEMBER 4, 1999.

 

ACTION:           Approved

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

Adjournment: 8:03 P.M.

 


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  SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Minutes of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Commission Chamber - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 21, 1999

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting



Anita Theoharis, President

Beverly Mills, Vice President

Dennis Antenore, Hector Chinchilla, Cynthia Joe, Larry Martin, Linda Richardson,

Commissioners



Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary

 


Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.


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) 575-6880 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

The Commission has instituted a policy that, in most cases, they will not call an item for consideration after 10:00 PM. If an item is scheduled but not called or introduced prior to 10:00 PM, the Commission may continue the matter to the next available hearing. Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at (415) 558-6407.

 

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 Linda Avery at (415) 558-6407 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, Chinchilla, Mills Antenore, Joe, Richardson

ABSENT: Martin

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT 1:43 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Mary Gallagher - Zoning Administrator, Larry Badiner, Susana Montana, Hillary Gitelman, Jonathan Purvis, Diane Wong, Delvin Washington, Corey Alvin, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary.

 

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

 

1. 98.599E (WONG)

2361 LOMBARD STREET -126-Room Hotel; Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. South side between Scott and Pierce Streets; Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, and 30 in Assessor’s Block 512; within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district and within a 40-X height and bulk district. Proposed demolition of an existing 24-room motel, a 4,400 square-foot restaurant, an auto repair establishment, and flower stand. A new hotel would be constructed with about 102-126 hotel guest rooms. The new building would be 4 stories, approximately 80,152 square feet, and approximately 40 feet in height. About 85-102 parking spaces would be provided, with ingress/egress on Scott Street and on Lombard Street. One level of parking would be underground.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 26, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 18, 1999)

 

SPEAKERS:      None

ACTION:            Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

2. 1999.322C (KOONTS)

705-709 UNION STREET, south side between Powell and Mason Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 118: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to convert an existing basement from a storage use and an existing retail space on the first floor to a business or professional service use under Section 722.53 of the Planning Code, and for a proposed use size in excess of the 2,499 square feet currently permitted for nonresidential uses under Section 722.21 of the Planning Code in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKERS:           None

ACTION:             Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

3. 98.703C (ALVIN)

399 WEBSTER STREET, on the west side of Webster Street, and on the corner of Webster and Oak Streets; Lots 1 in Assessor’s Block 842 -- Request under Planning Code Section 209.2(d) to convert a two-family residence to a bed and breakfast hotel with no more than five rooms or suites of rooms none with cooking facilities, including allowing private parties with no more than 100 guests, in an RM-1(Residential, Mixed Districts, Low Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 28, 1999)     

 

SPEAKERS:           None

ACTION:             Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

4. 1999.485C (KOONTS)

1326 GRANT AVENUE, east side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Assessor’s Block 132, Lot 28 -- Request for Conditional use authorization to convert an existing small self-service restaurant with live entertainment (non-amplified acoustic music) to a bar with live entertainment (non-amplified acoustic music) under Section 722.41 of the Planning Code in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 4, 1999)

 

SPEAKERS:           None

ACTION:             Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:           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))

 

SPEAKERS:     Lloyd Schloegel

Re: Downtown Parking Lots

Carole H. Drake

Re: 705-709 Union Street

 

C. COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of 10/7/99.

SPEAKERS:           None

ACTION:             Approved

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

6. Commission Matters.

Mills: Improvement of Project Notification was to come before them on 9/23/99

Antenore: Lack of Affordable Housing component requirements (draft legislation for all housing projects of one to 10-units - amend code)

Review existing inclusionary component with MOOH and report to the Commission prior to Thanksgiving.

 

D. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7. Director’s Announcements.

- Reported on his professional development trip to Texas

 

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

 

BoS: None

BoA: - 370 DeHaro - continued to 12/1

- 1310 Indiana/CPC decision upheld

- 2067 Green Street, appeal withdrawn.

 

E. REGULAR CALENDAR

 

9.                (MONTANA)

MIRALOMA PARK DESIGN GUIDELINES--PROPOSAL FOR ENDORSEMENT -

Consideration of Planning Commission endorsement of design guidelines to be used by property owners, designers, architects and neighborhood residents when considering alterations or new construction on homes within the residential area surrounding Mt. Davidson, generally bounded by Portola Drive, O’Shaughnessy Boulevard and Teresita/Melrose/Lansdale/Miraloma Streets. The Miraloma Park Design Guidelines, authored by the Miraloma Park Improvement Club, were first proposed to the Planning Commission for adoption in 1996, at which time the Planning Commission adopted a motion of intent to endorse the Guidelines when they were completed. The Guidelines are now fully prepared, including graphic materials, and are proposed for endorsement by the Commission. Property owners who wish to expand or construct buildings within the subject area would continue to be subject to Planning Code Section 311 notice and the citywide Residential Design Guidelines review procedures, and, in addition, would be asked to consider the more specific Miraloma Park Design Guidelines in their project site planning and design.

 

SPEAKERS:           Dan Liberthson

ACTION:             Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14904

 

10. 1999.512T (ROSETTER)

APPLICATION DISCLOSURE AMENDMENT - Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by amending Sections 306.1 and 306.3 to require that, when completing an application for a conditional use or variance for a commercial use, the applicant must disclose the name under which the applicant intends to conduct business, to require that these applications be signed under penalty of perjury and to require that the intended business name also appear on the notice of the public hearings for these applications. Testimony and Commission considerations could result in recommendations of modifications to the proposed legislation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

 

SPEAKERS:           None

ACTION:           Without hearing, continued to 11/4/99

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

11. 98.766E (GITELMAN)

535 MISSION STREET OFFICE PROJECT. Public Hearing on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed project would demolish an existing 15,000 square foot building and construct a 294 foot tall (22 stories) office building at the corner of Mission Street and Shaw Alley (near First Street) in downtown San Francisco (Assessor’s Block 3721, Lots 68 and 83). The project would result in a net increase of about 243,000 sq ft. of office space and 3,000 sf of retail space on the site. The new building would provide ground level public open space within the building and Shaw Alley, and would provide valet parking spaces for about 39 vehicles. (NOTE: Written comments on the Draft Supplemental EIR will be accepted by the Planning Department until the end of the hearing or the close of business on October 21, 1999, which ever is later.)

 

SPEAKERS:           Alida Morgan, Lloyd Schloegel, Karen Foster

ACTION:           Meeting held. No action required

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

ABSENT:           Martin

 

12. 98.547C (PURVIS)

455-457 ARKANSAS STREET, between 19th and 20th Streets; Lot 21 in Assessor’s Block 4068: Request for Reauthorization of a Conditional Use under Planning Code Section 303 to permit the continued operation of a post-secondary educational institution in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District.

 

SPEAKERS:     Jeremy Paul, Jason Robertson, Roma Smith, Phillip Frances, Charlotte Rubin, Joann Cooper, Grant Breakhalin, Joe Gerramonti

ACTION:           Approved as amended:

Condition #4:

- The applicant shall obtain the necessary building permit for the installation of the canopy on the east side the building and shall complete installation within six months of the date of this approval.

- Good neighborhood policy:

Should the implementation of this Project result in complaints from interested property owners or residents, which are not resolved by the applicant (and/or the appointed Community Liaison for the Project) and are subsequently reported to the Zoning Administrator who finds the Project in violation of the Planning Code and/or specific Conditions of Approval for the Project as set forth in Exhibit A of this Motion, the Zoning Administrator shall refer such complaints to the Planning Commission after which they may hold a public hearing on the matter in accordance with hearing notification and conduct procedures as set forth in Section 174, 306.3 and 306.4 of the Code to consider revocation of this Conditional use Authorization.

-     add to # 10, 11, and 12 language that requires installation to take place within the 6 months period.

* Directotr to give verbal report on project compliance in 6 months.

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14905

 

13. 1999.483C (BEATTY)

1312 POLK STREET, east side between Bush and Austin Streets, Lot 4B in Assessor’s Block 668-- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to add entertainment to a bar in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKERS:           David Capp

ACTION:           Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14906

 

14. 1999.106B (ALVIN)

670-680 2ND STREET, west side of 2nd Street between Townsend and Brannan Streets, Lots 43 & 44 in a Assessor’s Block 3788-- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization under the City’s office development annual limit to add 60,000 gross square feet of office space, The additional office space would be subject to the Housing Requirements of Planning Code Sections 313 and the Child-Care Requirements of Planning Code Section 314. The property is in a SSO (Service/Secondary Office) Zoning District, the South End Historic District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. A hearing to consider waiving the parking requirement will be conducted by the Zoning Administrator on Friday, October 29, 1999, in Room 504 in the offices of the Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA. For further information regarding the parking waiver, please contact Corey Alvin at (415) 558-6477.

 

SPEAKERS:           Jim Rubin, Garret Frakes, Sue Hestor

ACTION:           Approved as drafted

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14907

 

15. 1999.194E                           (WONG)

3995 ALEMANY BOULEVARD, Appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration; South side between Worcester and St. Charles Avenues; Lot 3 of Block 7126A, and Lot 28 of Block 7151; within an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) zoning district and within a 40-X height and bulk district. At an existing retail shopping center containing 115,000 square feet of retail space and 293 parking spaces, the project would renovate and enlarge the existing building to construct 412 dwelling units atop and adjacent to the retail stores, plus parking. Retail space would decrease by about 22 percent, to approximately 90,000 square feet. The project would provide a total of about 748 parking spaces, both on the surface and in two-story garages. As part of the renovated shopping center, an existing Lucky supermarket would be enlarged and an existing Rite Aid drugstore retained but reduced in size, compared to present conditions. There would also be up to eight smaller stores. The renovated building would be a total of 40 feet tall, measured according to the Planning Code, including both the retail and residential uses. The project’s retail stores and residential units would be permitted uses in the NC-S district.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 16, 1999)

 

SPEAKERS:     Mark Christensen, Daniel Troche, Rose Willis, William Manion, Dwayne Price, Felicia Davis, Jane Bailey, Cecelia Herman, Panaszewicz Herbert, John Martinez, Joseph D’Aura, Tom Ginella, Frank Bacon, Doris Navarrete, Catherine Christensen, Bund Paul

ACTION:           Approved. Negative Declaration Upheld

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14908

 

AT APPROXIMATELY 4:45 PM THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW (DR) HEARING.

 

16. A1999.194SD (WASHINGTON)

3995 ALEMANY BOULEVARD, south side between Charles and Worcester Avenues, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 7126A and Lot 028 in Assessor’s Block 7151 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9913157 and 9913396 through 9913400, proposing to construct 370 new residential dwelling units and remodel an existing shopping center in a NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) District.

 

SPEAKERS:     Mary Stephenson, Clarence Shaw, Emily Rosenberg, Royce H. Vaughn, Roy Henry, Bund Paul, Carol Gilbert, Timothy Mason, Christina McCall, Dwane Ernst, Leslie Ernst, Marc Christensen, William Manion, Jon Sievert, Jane Bailey, Cecelia Herman, Tom Ginella, Glen Hatakeyama, Frank Bacon, Lovie Fields, Catherine Christensen

ACTION:           No D.R. Approved as proposed

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

ABSENT:           Martin

MOTION No.: 14909

 

17. 98.871D (ALVIN)

730 FLORIDA STREET, west side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4082 -- A Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9900244 and 9900245, proposing the demolition of a two-story, vacant warehouse building, and the construction of a 24-unit live/work building with four ground floor store fronts in a M-1 (Light Industrial) District. The project is within the Greater Northeast Mission Industrial Zone (Greater-NEMIZ) and within a new Industrial Protection Zone established by the Planning Commission Resolution No. 14825 on May 13, 1999.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 1999)

 

SPEAKERS:     Sue Hestor, John Sanger, Joe O’Donoghue, Judy West

ACTION:           No D.R. Approved as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Mills, Richardson

NAYES:           Antenore, Joe

ABSENT:           Martin

 

18. 1999.168D (PURVIS)

374 - 11TH STREET, south side between Folsom and Harrison Streets, Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 3521 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9902812, proposing to demolish a two-story industrial building and construct a six-unit live/work building in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

 

SPEAKERS:     Michael Sinkson, Dale Toony, Doc. Holiday, Judy West, Sue Hestor, John Sanger, Joe O’Donoghue

ACTION:           Public hearing closed. Continued to 11/4/99

AYES: Theoharis, Chinchilla, Antenore, Joe, Richardson

ABSENT:           Martin, Mills

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON DECEMBER 2, 1999.

 

ACTION:           Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Richardson, Joe

ABSENT:           Chinchilla, Martin

 

Adjournment: 6:47 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, October 28, 1999

1:30 PM





Regular Meeting




 

 

PRESENT: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe, Martin, Richardson

ABSENT: Chinchilla

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT THEOHARIS AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 P.M.

STAFF THE ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Mary Gallagher - Zoning Administrator, Linda Avery - Commission Secretary

A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED


1. 99.351E (CHAN)

528 6th STREET/317 HARRIETT STREET Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Assessor's Block 3779, Lots 3 and 125 - The proposed project would merge two lots into one and construct 24 live/work units and 24 off-street underground parking spaces within a new three story (with mezzanines) structure. The new building would be approximately 55' in height and would have vehicular access to the underground parking from 6th Street. The project would replace an existing surface parking lot. The proposed project site is located within the SLI (Service/Light Industrial Mixed Use) zoning district and within the 50-X Height and Bulk District. The site is also within the Planning Commission's adopted Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ).

(Proposed for continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

2. 98.891E (AHMADI)

2002 THIRD STREET & 595 MARIPOSA STREET, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. Construction of two new four-story, 50 feet tall buildings on two adjacent vacant lots. The new structures would have 40 live/work units with 40 off-street parking spaces on the Third/Mariposa Streets lot and 8 live/work units with 8 off-street parking spaces on the Mariposa/Tennessee Streets lot. The two lots are on Assessor's Block 3995 - Lots 23 and 22. The proposed buildings are located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District within a 50-X height/bulk district in the Central Waterfront area.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

(Proposed for continuance to November 18, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

3. 99.587ET (ROSETTER)

USE SIZE AMENDMENT - Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by amending Section 303 to also place in Section 303 the special conditional use findings currently located in Section 121.2, thus requiring consideration of these findings for review of any conditional use proposed to occupy floor area that exceeds the threshold or maximum use size specified for that Neighborhood Commercial District whether or not that use size already existed. These findings include issues of intensity of activity in the district, important service to the neighborhood requiring a larger use size and respect for the scale of existing development in the district.

(Proposed for continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

4. 99.585ET (ROSETTER)

NORTH BEACH USE SIZE AMENDMENT - Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by amending Sections 178 and 186.1 to reduce the period of nonuse for conditional and nonconforming uses to be deemed abandoned in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) from 3 years to 18 months and to provide that, in the North Beach NCD, a use that exceeds the use size provisions for that district can be changed to another use only as authorized by another conditional use authorization which specifically considers the use size findings; and by amending Sections 121.1 and 722.21 to reduce from 2,500 to 2,000 square feet the use size threshold over which uses in the North Beach NCD need a conditional use and to establish 4,000 square feet as the maximum use size in the North Beach NCD.

(Proposed for continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla


5. 98.173E (MALTZER)

526-548 BRANNAN STREET; NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 108 LIVE/WORK UNITS: Assessor's Block 3777, Lots 38 and 41, on Brannan and Freelon Streets between Fourth and Fifth Streets in a Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District. To consider an appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration on the proposed project. The site is currently contains a two-story office building and a one-story to two-story building containing a warehouse, offices, and retail outlet for an import company; and a shed. The proposed project encompasses merging the two lots; subdividing the resulting lot into three lots; demolishing the existing buildings, and constructing three four-story, 55-foot tall live/work buildings, each containing 36 live/work units in three levels with mezzanines totaling about 34,000 square feet and 36 parking spaces in a ground floor parking garage, for a total of 108 live/work units totaling about 102,000 square feet and 108 parking spaces. Garage access and egress for each building would be on Brannan Street.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

(Proposed for continuance to November4 18, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as amended

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla


6a. 98.266BC (ALVIN)

1890 BRYANT STREET, bounded by Bryant Street on the east, Mariposa Street on the south and Florida Street on the west; Lots 3 and 4 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to add approximately 102,500 square feet of office space (through the addition of two new stories and conversion of space within the existing building) to the City's office development annual limit. The property is in a M-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 1999)

(Proposed for continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

6b. 98.266BC ( ALVIN)

1890 BRYANT STREET, bounded by Bryant Street on the east, Mariposa Street on the south and Florida Street on the west; Lots 3 and 4 in Assessor's Block 3970 -- Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process for exception from the bulk limits set forth in Table 270 of the Planning Code, and for an off-street parking exception under Planning Code Section 151, in regard to the addition and conversion of space in an existing building to office use. The property is in a M-1 (Light-Industrial) Zoning District and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 1999)

(Proposed for continuance to November 4, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

7. 98.703C (ALVIN)

399 WEBSTER STREET, on the west side of Webster Street, and on the corner of Webster and Oak Streets; Lots 1 in Assessor's Block 842 -- Request under Planning Code Section 209.2(d) to convert a two-family residence to a bed and breakfast hotel with no more than five rooms or suites of rooms none with cooking facilities, including allowing private parties with no more than 100 guests, in an RM-1(Residential, Mixed Districts, Low Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 21, 1999)

(Proposed for continuance to November 4 December 2, 1999)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as amended

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

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): Steve Williams

Re: CPC to stop giving the project sponsor sole authority to continue a case before them.

Shirley Wong

Re: Oposse CPC action on Doggie Diner Sign

Dianne Scott

Re: Oppose CPC action on Doggie Diner Sign

Robert Ponder

Re: Oppose the haste with which continuances were made today.

Margaret Peggy Cartwright

Re: 347 Dolores Street

 

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of October 14, 1999.

ACTION: Continued to 11/4/99

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

9. Commission Matters.

- Antenore: Correct Action List: Lack of Affordable Housing Component - . . . "of 10 or more units. . ."

 

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

10. Director's Announcements.

- Reported on Improvement of Project Notification - To give new Zoning Administrator an opportunity to review and respond will schedule for first hearing in January.

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

- None

 

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

12. 98.500D (MILLER)

111 MORRIS STREET, east side at corner of Morris and Bryant Streets, Lots 042 through 045 in Assessor's Block 3778 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9812711S, proposing to construct 30 live/work units on a vacant site in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, proposed for inclusion in an Industrial Protection Zone.

Note: On October 7, 1999, following testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove this project. The vote was +4 -3 (Chinchilla, Mills, Theoharis). Staff was instructed to provide further analysis for inclusion in IPZ. The item is to be calendered for final action on October 28, 1999.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Intent to approve. Continued to 12/2/99

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Richardson

NAYES: Antenore, Joe, Martin

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

F. REGULAR CALENDAR


13. 98.559E (MALTZER)

1 ARKANSAS STREET. Assessor's Block 3952, Lot 1C. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed conversion of a manufacturing facility to personal services/office or light manufacturing with some offices at 1 Arkansas Street and Sixteenth Street, with the southern portion of the site being a rectangular shaped parking lot. The applicant would retain 7,000 square feet of office use and convert 2,276 square feet of office use and 22,867 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse use to 15,000 square feet of personal services and 10,666 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse uses. The proposed conversion would include adding 523 square feet to the existing building envelope. The applicant would be providing four new off-street parking spaces in addition to the existing three off-street parking spaces, for a total of seven off-street parking spaces.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

SPEAKER(S); None

ACTION: Continued to 11/4/99

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

14. 98.496E (MALTZER)

333 DOLORES STREET, Assessor's Block 3567, Lot 57; interior of city block bounded by Dolores, 16th, 17th and Guerrero Streets. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed expansion of the Children's Day School from a preschool plus K-4 school to a preschool plus K-8; that is, to add grades 5-8. In order to accommodate the proposed expansion, four structures on the site would be demolished (a one-story, 925 square foot building used for storage, an incinerator, a shed, and a playhouse) and a new 17,000 square foot, two story wood frame above-basement building would be constructed. The existing 22,500 square foot St. Joseph's Hall, a three story, reinforced concrete building would be seismically upgraded. The project requires a Certificate of Appropriateness as it includes alteration of a site which is a City Landmark.

SPEAKER(S); Ellen Murland, James Winks, Jo Cummin, Sandra Luna, Mr. McDuff

ACTION: Approved. Negative Declaration Upheld

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

MOTION No.: 14910

 

15. 1998.496A (PAEZ)

333 DOLORES STREET, The Childrens Day School, east side between 16th and 17th Streets. Assessor's Block 3567, Lot 57, a portion of City Landmark 137. Request for authorization of a Certificate of Appropriateness to permit demolition, alteration and construction on a portion of a landmark site, to expand an existing elementary school by the construction of a new school building which would contain classrooms, administrative offices and a multi-purpose room, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.


SPEAKER(S); Tracy Kirkhum, Bill Bondis, Ellen Murland, Jo Cummins, Marian Downs, Jill Sterrett, Chuck Cordes, Oscar Walters Duran, Susan Stevenson, Steven Bells, Sandra Luna, Carl Zebell, Maria Piche, Eugene Price, Margaret Peggy Cartwright, Mr. McDuff, Doris Atkinson

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

MOTION No.: 14911


16. 1998.496C (PAEZ)

333 DOLORES STREET, The Childrens Day School, east side between 16th and 17th Streets. Assessor's Block 3567, Lot 57, a portion of City Landmark 137. Request for authorization of a Conditional Use to expand an existing elementary school from pre-school through fourth grade to include pre-school through eighth grade, as well as to construct a new school building which would contain classrooms, administrative offices and a multi-purpose room, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKER(S); Tracy Kirkhum, Bill Bondis, Ellen Murland, Jo Cummins, Marian Downs, Jill Sterrett, Chuck Cordes, Oscar Walters Duran, Susan Stevenson, Steven Bells, Sandra Luna, Carl Zebell, Maria Piche, Eugene Price, Margaret Peggy Cartwright, Mr. McDuff, Doris Atkinson

ACTION: Continued to 12/9/99

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

17. 1999.008E (BLOMGREN)

1298 BROTHERHOOD WAY -- Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration: Lots 2, 10, 19, and 20 of Assessor's Block 7380. This site is approximately 230,000 square feet in area. The proposal is to demolish an existing 7,500 square foot convent, to relocate a 102 parking lot across the street to the playground at St. Thomas More School, and to construct one building containing an assisted living facility with up to 33 off-street parking spaces. The project would be approximately 40 feet in height. The project site is located within RH-1(D) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 7, 1999)

SPEAKER(S); Steve Williams, Willie Mannion, Vickie Hayes, Patricia Darcy, Patricia Marina, Jean Catalano Robert Patroni, Jim Heins, Sis. Jacqueline Golden, Robert Pender, Kenneth Cottura, Marguerite Proll, Claudia Devaux, Kathy Sanford, Robert Archer, Merle Malakoff, Sis. Glenn Anne McPher, Charlie Abrams, Steve Vettel, George Ivoletch, Bishop John Werter

ACTION: Approved. Negative Declaration Upheld

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

MOTION No.: 14912

 

18. 1999.008EC (WANG)

1298 BROTHERHOOD WAY, the St. Thomas More Catholic Church Campus at the southwest corner of Junipero Serra Boulevard and Brotherhood Way on both sides of Thomas More Way; Lots 2, 10, 19, and 20 in Assessor's Block 7380 - - Request for Conditional Use authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposing (1) construction of a residential care facility, known as The Elder Care Alliance Assisted Living Facility, providing lodging, board and care to seven or more persons in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, (2) exceptions from rear yard requirements and off-street parking requirements, and (3) relocation of the existing St.Thomas More Catholic Church parking onto a different lot, across Thomas More Way at the St.Thomas More Elementary School playground, with an amount of parking exceeding the amount classified as accessory parking.

(Continued from Regular meeting of October 7, 1999)

SPEAKER(S); James Randolph, George Ivolistch, Steve Vettel, Larry Collier, Steve Williams, Ricardo Leons, Leslie Coimose, Derrick Lam, Gill Brigham, Sis. Judy Carl, Susan Highcallis, Peter Highcallis, Hadley Hall, Mr. Pender, Jim Hines, Linda Shaw, Robert Archer.

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Continued to 12/16/99

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

 

19. 99.559C (KEYLON)

714 VAN NESS AVENUE, east side between Turk and Eddy Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 742- Request for Conditional Use for a large fast food restaurant under Planning Code Section 243(c) to change use from retail use as a laundry/dry cleaners (The Valetors of San Francisco) to a large fast food restaurant (Wendy's) in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, High Density) District, 130-V Height and Bulk district, within the Van Ness Special Use District.

SPEAKER(S); Al Sanchez, Bernard Thomas, Robert Gattlieb, Debra Cohen, Shelia Turner.

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Intent to Disapprove

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

FINAL LANGUAGE: 11/18/99

 

20. 1999.097E (COOPER)

ONE CHURCH STREET -CHURCH STREET APARTMENTS, CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. The proposed project would demolish the existing Daphne Funeral Home building located at One Church Street, between Hermann Street and Duboce Avenue (Assessor's Block 874, Lot 14), and construct a new affordable housing development with 93 units, a child care center for up to 36 children, a community room, a computer learning center, and a small retail use. The proposed project would also include two levels of structured parking, totaling about 94 spaces. The project site is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district and a 40-X height and bulk district and would require a Conditional Use authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

NOTE: THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THIS ITEM IS CLOSED; THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT EIR ENDED ON AUGUST 31, 1999.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 1999)

SPEAKER(S); None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

MOTION No.: 14913


21. 1999.097C (MILLER)

ONE CHURCH STREET, entire block bounded by Church, Hermann, Webster and Duboce Streets, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 874 -- Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT to permit construction of up to 93 units of multi-family affording housing and a child-care facility for up to 35 children, after demolition of an existing mortuary building, requiring modifications of Planning Code standards for rear yards and dwelling-unit density, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 14, 1999)


SPEAKER(S); Dan Reidy, Darryl Higashi, Marshal Rutherford, Patricia Wilkes, Rev. Townsend, Robert Stevenson, Iris Vaughn.

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

MOTION No.: 14914

AT APPROXIMATELY 7:30 PM THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONVENED INTO A SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW (DR) HEARING.


22. 99.556D (BEATTY)

361 LOMBARD STREET, south side between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 0078 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9903366, proposing to legalize a hot tub on the roof of the two-unit building and its mechanical equipment in a light well in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

SPEAKER(S); Donald Jaus, Vinnie DeVone, Randolph George.

ACTION: Take D.R. Intent to Disapprove

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

FINAL LANGUAGE: 11/18/99

 

23. 99.650D (LeBLANC)

3630 JACKSON STREET, north side between Maple and Spruce Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0969 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9909429S, proposing to construct a bay window with balcony above at the rear of the existing four-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) District.

SPEAKER(S); Tay Via, Bob Baum, Lori Van Wagoner, Duncan McCloud Garrett Van Wagoner.

ACTION: Public hearing closed. Take DR . Intent to approve as modified

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla

FINAL LANGUAGE: 11/18/99

24. 99.357D (WILSON)

1849 - 15TH AVENUE, west side between Ortega Street and Mount Lane, Lot 005D in Assessor's Block 2052A -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9908742S, proposing to construct a 700-square-foot partial vertical addition to the rear portion of the existing dwelling in a RH-1(D) (House, One-Family, Detached) District.

SPEAKER(S); Mark Dobel, Alice Barkley

ACTION: No D.R. Approved as proposed

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

ABSENT: Chinchilla


25. 99.663D (PEPPER)

2277 GREEN STREET, south side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 0558 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9910502, proposing to construct a new fourth-floor penthouse on top of an existing third-story roof in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

SPEAKER(S); Ernest Lee, Mark Lee, Carl Lee, Jeremy Paul

ACTION: No D.R. Approved as proposed

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Martin

NAYES: Joe and Richardson

ABSENT: Chinchilla


THE DRAFT MINUTES WERE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON DECEMBER 2, 1999.


ACTION: Approved

AYES: Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Richardson, Joe

ABSENT: Chinchilla, Martin

 

Adjournment: 9:03 P.M.

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