Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars

November 1998


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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION



Meeting Minutes









Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, November 5, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of issuance of the written decision.



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



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





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



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





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

ABSENT: Theoharis



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



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



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.283C (LIGHT)

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

Note: On October 22, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +7-0 +5 to -2.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 12, 1998)

SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



2. 98.168E (GITELMAN)

2 NOBLES ALLEY - APPEAL OF A PRELIMINARY NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Assessor's Block 0104, Lot 026. The proposed project would demolish an existing single family house, remove three off-street parking spaces, and construct a new four-story building with about 1,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, about 660 sq. ft. of office space, one dwelling unit, and two off-street parking spaces at the corner of Grant Avenue and Nobles Alley.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



3. 98.695C (HING)

3989 - 24th STREET, south side near Noe Street, Lot 26 in Assessor's Block 6508. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to modify conditions of approval for a previous authorization (October 22, 1987 Motion No.11174) to establish a Small Fast Food Service in the 24th Street-Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District. The proposal would remove the condition granting conditional use only to Bakers of Paris and allow the continuation of an existing Small Self-Service Restaurant (as defined under Section 790.91 of the Planning Code) under new ownership.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis









4. 97.447E (GLASNER)

500 CALIFORNIA STREET- OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL, CERTIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT. The project would develop an approximately 362 - room hotel with an 5,000 sq. ft. ground floor restaurant and 1,000 sq.ft. retail space in an existing building that is currently a vacant office structure located at 500 California Street, at the corner of Montgomery Street (Assessor's Block 240, lot 3). About 53,800 sq.ft. would be added to floors 217 on the north and west sides of the L-shaped building, and above the roof (but not above the existing parapet), for a total of approximately 257,700 sq.ft. in building area. Two new floors would be created where existing floors with high ceilings would be divided horizontally. The building is recognized by the City to have significant architectural character. The project requires approval under Section 309 for Permit Review in C-3 District and a Permit to Alter for major alterations to a Category I building identified in Article 11 of the City Planning Code. It would also require a conditional use authorization for hotel use in the C-3-0 Zoning District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 8, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



5a. 97.447H (KOMETANI)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 8, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



5b. 97.447X (NIXON)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 8, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



5c. 97.447C (NIXON)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 8, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Arnold Kleinman

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



6. 97.642E (KALAHAR)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 15, 1998)

(Appeal has been Withdrawn)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: None



B. PUBLIC COMMENT



At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

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



SPEAKER(S): Patricia Vaughey

Re: Quality Control at the Planning Department

Jeremy Paul

Re: 560 Haight Street - Case No. 98.704CV

Emeric Kalman

Re: Sunshine Ordinance



Christine Linnenbacht

Re: 21, 29, 39 Villa Terrace - Case No. 98.874D



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



7. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 10/1/98; 10/8/98; and 10/15/98.



ACTION: Approved as corrected

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



8. Director's Announcements



- Items #15 and 16 on Calendar

- Signs on contributory buildings and their withdrawal

- Civic Center Plaza update



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

B of S:



Passmore:

- Approved amendments to the retail coffee and take out food service legislation with some modifications

- Recommend approval of Inner Sunset moratorium on alcohol

- Adoption of interim control - Mission Prohibition on massage parlors

B of A:



Passmore:

- Scott Chandler - 1769 Noe Street and condition of approval, BPA has been approved and issued. Mr. Chandler appealed the BPA to the B.A., but the plans had since been modified.

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



10a. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

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

Note: On 10/1/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6 to 0. Commissioner Joe was absent.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued to 11/12/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis





10b. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

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

Note: On 10/1/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6 to 0. Commissioner Joe was absent.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued to 11/12/98

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



11. 97.850E (NISHIMURA)

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

[Note: Public comment and testimony is NOT taken by the Planning Commission on hearings for certification of Final Environmental Impact Reports. Public comment on this issue may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.]



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14723



12. 98.563ET (ROSETTER)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 24, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued to 1/7/99

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



13. 97.834E (NISHIMURA)

1800 MARKET STREET, THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER - CERTIFICATION OF THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT,1800+14 Market Street, northwest corner of Market, Waller and Octavia Streets; Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 871; within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District. The project is the rehabilitation and use of the vacant, historic Carmel Fallon Building as part of the proposed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center and construction of a new adjoining five-story, approximately 65-foot tall, approximately 34,400 square-foot building on a vacant portion of the project site on the west side of the Carmel Fallon Building, for a total of approximately 41,000 square feet of floor area for the proposed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center on an approximately 11,000 square-foot, triangular-shaped lot. The Community Center would contain meeting rooms, social spaces, a cafe, an auditorium with a seating capacity of up to 250 persons, a reading room with exhibit space, retail space, child care, and ancillary office space. Previous uses of the existing building and project site were two dwelling units over retail uses, a private social club and a used car sales lot.

[Note: Public comment and testimony is NOT taken by the Planning Commission on hearings for certification of Final Environmental Impact Reports. Public comment on this issue may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.]

SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14724



14a. 97.834CV (GORDON)

1800 MARKET STREET, THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER, northwest corner of Market, Octavia and Waller Streets, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 871 --Request for a Conditional Use Authorization (1) to convert second and third story dwelling units to an Other Institution, Large, use operated by a non-profit corporation per Planning Code Sections 712.38 and 790.84, (2) to create development on a lot exceeding 10,000 square-feet per Planning Code Sections 712.11, 121.1 and 790.56, (3) to establish a non-residential use larger than 6,000 square-feet in size per Planning Code Sections 712.21, 121.2(a) and 790.130, and (4) to seek an exception to the bulk limits (for the fourth floor only) per Planning Code Section 271(c), within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S) Peter Fow, S. Jane Cee

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Theoharis

MOTION No.: 14725



14b. 97.834CV (GORDON)

1800 MARKET STREET, THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER, northwest corner of Market, Octavia and Waller Streets, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 871 in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S) Peter Fow, S. Jane Cee

ACTION: Public Hearing Closed, matter taken under advisement.

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

ABSENT: Theoharis





15. 98.712U (ANDRADE)

28 - 2ND STREET - APPEAL OF DIRECTOR'S DECISION (PER SECTION 1111.7); Lot 2 in Assessor's Block 3707, south side, between Market and Stevenson Streets; Appeal of the determination be the Director of the Planning Department to disapprove Sign Permit Application No.9814951, Per Planning Code Section 1111.7.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)

(Appeal has been withdrawn)

16. 98.719U (ANDRADE)

835 HOWARD STREET - APPEAL OF DIRECTOR'S DECISION (PER SECTION 1111.7); Lot 84 in Assessor's Block 3733A, side, east side between 4th and 5th Streets; Appeal of the determination be the Director of the Planning Department to disapprove Sign Permit Application No.9814681, Per Planning Code Section 1111.7.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)

(Appeal has been withdrawn)



17. 98.323C (BILLOVITS)

2001 UNION STREET; Lot 24 in Assessor's Block 541 -- Request for a Conditional Use Authorization [per Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 186.1(c)(3)] to establish a single-tenant retail use (Border's Books, Music, Cafe) of about 19,400 square-feet on the first and second floors of an existing building, and convert an existing full-service restaurant to a small self-service restaurant in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 1, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Ronald Lee Harris, Brian Eage, Pam Lent, Jossette King, Marvin Benard, Rick Ellis, Neil Soffman, Doug Kelly, Allison West, Tony Staglee, David Blair, Jean-Marie Doller, James Kindret, Christopher Delgatto, Amy Blakeman, Joan Powell, Leslie Leonhardt, Dennis Beckman, Sue Danielson, David Hughes, Louise Renae, Larry Murray, Joseph Kisel, Pat Christensen, Scott Hauge, Tom Berkou, Tom Fezekus, Amanda Cotton, Gloria White, Don Moorehead, Jen Larsen, Bill Petricelli, Edward McDonald, Anne Harvey, Lind Allen, Mary Weingarden, Katy Gower, Ted Hersberg, Paul Yamazaki, Clay Mankin, Mary Anne Davidson, March Rector, Pat Nathy, Patricia Vaughey, Serena Bordeaux, Paul Fagan, Jeff Koren, John Schlemmer, Robert Brown, Harry Collins, Sue Bosso, Alexis Arrow, Alan Wall

ACTION: Motion of intent to disapprove

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

ABSENT: Theoharis



Adjournment: 6:30 P.M.





DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1998





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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, November 12, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of issuance of the written decision.



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



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





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



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



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

ABSENT: Martin



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:45 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Robert Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Hillary Gitelman, Delvin Washington, Mark Paez, Lou Andrade, David Lindsay, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.816D (WASHINGTON)

489 DOUGLASS STREET, east side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9813873, proposing to revise two previously approved decks located on the rear elevation of a two-unit building presently under construction in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin



2. 98.135H (KOMETANI)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309; and Authorization under Section 321, to add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District. The new floor area will be the result of seismic upgrading and the infilling of two existing, multi-story, light courts in the building interior.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19 December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin



3. 98.135BX (ANDRADE)

1 MARKET STREET, south side between Steuart and Spear and Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 3713 - Request for Determination of Compliance and Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309; and Authorization under Section 321, to add approximately 60,000 square feet of office space to an existing building in the C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and the 150-X - 200-S Height and Bulk District. The new floor area will be the result of seismic upgrading and the infilling of two existing, multi-story, light courts in the building interior.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19 December 3, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin





4. 98.809C (KEYLON)

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

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin



5. 98.619C (BEATTY)

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

(Proposal has been Withdrawn)



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): James Rosenfield

Re: 2301 Market Street

Patricia Vaughey

Re: Continued Items should be announced at least 24 to 48 hours in advance.



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



6. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 10/22/98.



ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Martin





D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



7. Director's Announcements

None



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





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



9a. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

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

Note: On 10/1/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6 to 0. Commissioner Joe was absent.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14726





9b. 97.678CBV (ANDRADE)

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

Note: On 10/1/98, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6 to 0. Commissioner Joe was absent.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14727



10. 98.283C (LIGHT)

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

Note: On October 22, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 to 2.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to 11/19/98

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

ABSENT: Martin



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



11. 98.168E (GITELMAN)

2 NOBLES ALLEY - APPEAL OF A PRELIMINARY NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Assessor's Block 0104, Lot 026. The proposed project would demolish an existing single family house, remove three off-street parking spaces, and construct a new four-story building with about 1,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, about 660 sq. ft. of office space, one dwelling unit, and two off-street parking spaces at the corner of Grant Avenue and Nobles Alley.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): Mark Bruno, Joe Luttrell, Li Chang Jiang, Nan Roth, Wai Ching Kwan, Kelly Drumm, Joe Butler, Mike Garavaglia, Carleton Forsman, Anne Bloomfield

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Joe, Mills, Hills

NOES: Antenore, Joe

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14729



12. 97.210A (PAEZ)

1701 19TH AVENUE, bound by Lawton Street on the north, 19th Avenue on the east and 20th Avenue on the west, the northern portion of Assessor's Block 1924, Lot 3, the former Shriners Hospital, Landmark No. 221: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and expansion of the northern portion of the former hospital to accommodate a 110 unit Assisted Care Living Facility for seniors. The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) Zoning District and is a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Motion of Intent to Approve Resolution

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

ABSENT: Martin



13. 97.210C (WASHINGTON)

1701 19TH AVENUE, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1924, bounded by Lawton Street to the north, and Noreiga Street to the south. - Request for a Planned Unit Development and a Conditional Use authorization under Section 303 and 304 of the Planning Code relating to the subdivision of Lot 3 of Assessor's Block 1924 into two lots and the re-subdivision of the newly created lot at the southern portion of this site into 41 lots to accommodate the construction of 41 duplexes that will subsequently be subdivided creating 82 condominiums thereon. This proposal will involve the demolition of that portion of Shriners hospital not designated an historical landmark. Request for a Planned Unit Development and Conditional Use approval to deviate from the required minimum lot size (Sec.121), front setback (Sec.132) and rear (Sec.134) setback requirements. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X height and bulk designation.



This proposal involves the subdivision of Lot 3 of Assessor's Block 1924 into two lots, and the re-subdivision of the newly created lot at the southern portion of the site into 41 lots, to accommodate the construction of 41 duplexes that will subsequently be subdivided into 82 condominiums thereon. This proposal will involve the demolition of the non contributory portion of Shriners hospital that will be located on the new southern parcel.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Motion of Intent to Approve Resolution

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

ABSENT: Martin



14. 98.762C (WASHINGTON)

1651 19TH AVENUE, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1924, bounded by Lawton Street to the north, and Noreiga Street to the south. - Request for a Planned Unit Development and a Conditional Use authorization under Section 303 and 304 of the Planning Code relating to the subdivision of Lot 3 of assessor's block 1924 into two lots. The development of the north parcel including the landmark Shriners hospital will be adaptively re-used, with a new 67,000 square foot four-story wing, to accommodate a 120 unit senior assisted living facility (group housing). The request for a planned unit development and conditional use authorization are to deviate from the off-street parking (Sec.151), and rear yard (Sec.134) requirements. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X height and bulk designation.



This proposal involves the subdivision of Lot 3 of Assessor's Block 1924 into two lots. The development of the north parcel including the landmark Shriners hospital will be adaptively re-used, with a new 67,000 square foot four-story wing functioning as a 120 unit senior assisted living facility. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.



SPEAKER(S): Tom Seargent, Alice Barkley, Mark Duffett, David Bauman, Dee Dee Workman, Helen Sandt, Sharon Solomon, Margaret Daly, Marianne Carr, Anna Henry, Anthony Piazza, Tom Burkhardt, Lloyd Schleigal, Vito Corsella, Matt Sullivan, Mary Anne Miller, Henny Jensen

ACTION: Motion of Intent to Approve Resolution

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

ABSENT: Martin



15. 98.584C (LIGHT)

2507 PINE STREET AND 1851 PIERCE STREET, at the southwest corner of Pine and Pierce Streets, Lots 1 and 2 of Assessor's Block 657 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 304, 209.1(g), 209.2 (b) and 209.3(f) of the Planning Code to allow a Planned Unit Development, 19-unit residential facility, group housing facility, child day care center, and receive relief from Planning Code requirements for off-street parking (Section 151), required rear yard (Section 123(a)2), and minimum exposure to an open area (Section 140(a)2) in RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.



The Proposal for: (1) The merger and re-subdivision of the existing lots into two lots. (2) The demolition of the existing one-story, 3,455 square-foot concrete building at 1851 Pierce Street (herein "Leonard Hall"). (3) The adaptive reuse of the two-story 23,068 square-foot unreinforced masonry building at 2507 Pine Street (herein "Rose Court"). A third floor and a small two-story extension to the southern end of the existing Rose Court building will be added. Upon completion, the renovated Rose Court building will have approximately 38,600 square-foot, with 19 dwelling units (including the manager's unit), common areas for the residents, an infant/toddler care center for 49 infants/toddlers, and 14 off-street parking spaces. This project component will occupy Lot A, being the current Lot 2 and portion of Lot 1. (4) The construction of a new three-story, approximately 18,212 square-foot, 16-bedroom convent for the Sisters of St. Dominic with seven off-street parking spaces, and a 478 square-foot chapel. The proposed convent will be constructed at Lot B, being the currently vacant western portion of Lot 1.



SPEAKER(S): Alice Barkley, Sister Catherine De Bacht, David Bauman, Valerie Street, Wayne Woods, Victoria Woods, Victoria Winston, Sisten Anne Gretain, Hans Baldorff, Connie Shanahan, Laura Lambert, Anne Heller, Steven Filan, Courtney Clarkson, Mary Anne Baer, Roy Leggitt, Patricia Vaughey, Lloyd Schleigal

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14728



16. 98.387C (ALVIN)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



The Proposal is to construct a gas utility installation in an RC-4 Zoning District. The site is approximately 10,500 square feet. The CNG facility will occupy approximately 30% of the site. The facility would consist of a partially screened and landscaped pumping apparatus near the front of the lot and screened fuel tanks at the rear. The remaining lot will function as vehicle storage and emergency staging area for the PG&E.



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued to 12/3/98

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

ABSENT: Martin



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



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



17. 98.118D (GORDON)

175 LANGTON STREET/370-378 7TH STREET, through lot fronting Langton and 7th Streets between Harrison and Folsom Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 3755 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9803163 and 9803164, proposing to demolish two existing buildings and construct one 12-unit live/work building and one 6-unit live/work building in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District.

SPEAKER(S): Ash Taho, Jack O'Brien, John Wood, George Soulder, Sue Hestor, Lloyd Schleigal, Alice Barkley, Joe O'Donoghue

ACTION: No D. R.

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

ABSENT: Martin, Hills



18. 98.633D/DD (FALLAY)

5 VICKSBURG STREET, east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 3628 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9806657, proposing to construct a deck extension at the rear of the existing three-story, three-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S): Marvin Hollis, Wolfgang Rosenburg, Claire Pilcher, Scott Ticer, Joe O'Donoghue, Mark Brown, Sarah How, Cindy Owens, Susan Spencer, Joyce Montenai, Lilly Hollis, Mary Stimler, Andrice Arp, Elizabeth Ann Gracen, Sandra Stribott, Donna Fisher, Richard Robertson

ACTION: Take D.R.

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Antenore, Joe, Mills

ABSENT: Martin, Hills



19. 98.874D (FALLAY)

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



SPEAKER(S): Steve Williams, Nancy Hogan, Sandra Christiensen, Vince Mullins, Adeline Mullins, Marty Sherwa, Christina Linnenbach, Brett Gladstone, Doug Shaw

ACTION: Continued to 1/7/99

AYES: Chinchilla, Antenore, Mills

NOES: Theoharis, Joe

ABSENT: Martin, Hills



Adjournment: 8:30 PM



DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1998





ADDENDUM



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

November 12, 1998

ROOM 428, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED

These items should follow item #3 on the 1:30 p.m. calendar



98.040E (NAVARRETE)

2130 HARRISON STREET: APPEAL OF A PRELIMINARY NEGATIVE DECLARATION - To construct a 50-foot-high four-story building that would contain a total 26 live/work units plus retail space at Assessor's Block 3573, Lot 25. The site presently contains an approximately 5,800 square foot, two story vacant building and an approximately 1,300 square foot former motorcycle repair shop, which would both be demolished. The proposed building would be approximately 53,800 square feet and would contain 26 live/work units in three stories, including two mezzanine levels, and approximately 1,500 square feet of ground floor retail space. There would be 27 ground level parking spaces, with access on Harrison Street. The project site is located in an M+1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and is also in the Northeast Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ) and the Mission District Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ).

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin



98.040D (BANALES)

2130 HARRISON STREET, west side between 17th and 18th Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 3573 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9801527S and 9801529, proposing to demolish two existing buildings and construct a 26-unit live/work building with 27 off-street parking spaces in a M+1 (Light Industrial) District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 19, 1998)



SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Martin

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION





Meeting Minutes







Commission Chamber - Room 428

War Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

Thursday, November 19, 1998

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




Hector Chinchilla, President

Anita Theoharis, Vice President

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



Jonas P. Ionin, Commission Secretary









Commission Meeting Procedures



Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department Reception Counter at 1660 Mission Street, Fifth Floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Commission at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:30 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.



Pursuant to Government Code Section 65009, if you challenge, in court, (1) the adoption or amendment of a general plan, (2) the adoption or amendment of a zoning ordinance, (3) the adoption or amendment of any regulation attached to a specific plan, (4) the adoption, amendment or modification of a development agreement, or (5) the approval of a variance, conditional use authorization, or any permit, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission, at, or prior to, the public hearing.



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of issuance of the written decision.



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



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





Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings will be held at the War Memorial Building, while City Hall is closed for repairs, 401 Van Ness Avenue, Room 428, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 7 Haight /Noriega. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with sever allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.





Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



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



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

ABSENT: None



THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 1:45 P.M.



STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green - Director of Planning, Bob Passmore - Zoning Administrator, Neil Hart, Hillary Gitelman, Alice Glasner, Fred Reidel, Jonathan Purvis, Grace Hing, Jim Nixon, Michael Kometani, Paul Maltzer, Jonas Ionin - Commission Secretary



A. ITEMS TO BE CONTINUED



1. 98.360C (LIGHT)

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

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



2. 98.086C (MILLER)

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

(Proposed for Continuance to December 10, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



3. 98.484DDDD (LI)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 15, 1998)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 7, 1999)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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



4. 98.808D (PEPPER)

425 DIVISADERO STREET, northwest corner between Fell and Oak Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1215 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9804068, proposing to add a new Wells Fargo Express ATM alcove in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District.

(Discretionary Review has been Withdrawn)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: None



B. PUBLIC COMMENT



At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



"The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

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



SPEAKER(S): Emily O'Rourke

Re: University Club

Anne Ronce

Re: University Club

Collen Hallisy

Re: University Club

Debra Blackburn

Re: University Club

Debra Byrne

Re: University Club

Chris VerPlanck

Re: An invitation to the Architectural Design Symposium



C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



5. Consideration of adoption - draft minutes of 11/5/98.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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



D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



6. Director's Announcements

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



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



8. 98.695C (HING)

3989 24th STREET, south side near Noe Street, Lot 26 in Assessor's Block 6508. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to modify conditions of approval for a previous authorization (October 22, 1987 Motion No.11174) to establish a Small Fast Food Service in the 24th Street-Noe Valley Neighborhood Commercial District. The proposal would remove the condition granting conditional use only to Bakers of Paris and allow the continuation of an existing Small Self-Service Restaurant (as defined under Section 790.91 of the Planning Code) under new ownership.

Note: On October 15, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 to -2.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: Hills

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14730



9. 98.283C (LIGHT)

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

Note: On October 22, 1998 following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 to -2.

(Coninued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: Theoharis

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14731



F. REGULAR CALENDAR



10. 97.447E (GLASNER)

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

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14733

11a. 97.447H (KOMETANI)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Terrence P. Gogan, Marie Zellar, Mike Casey, Gene Valla

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14736



11b. 97.447X (NIXON)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Terrence P. Gogan, Marie Zellar, Mike Casey, Gene Valla

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14735



11c. 97.447C (NIXON)

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 5, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Terrence P. Gogan, Marie Zellar, Mike Casey, Gene Valla

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14734



12. 97.716E (PARKER)

2150 FOLSOM STREET & 351 SHOTWELL STREET, between 17th Street and 18th Street, Lots 8, 9, 15 and 67 in Assessor's Block 3574-- Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed project would entail the new construction of one 50-foot high, three-story building and the adaptive re-use of two existing two-story buildings for a total of 104 live-work units and 104 below grade parking spaces at 2150 Folsom Street and 351 Shotwell Street. As part of the proposed project, the existing 2-story building at 2150 Folsom Street would be demolished. The existing two buildings at 351 Shotwell Street would be remodeled, with exterior changes to the building facade but no change in building height. The combined project site would be approximately 40,386 gross square feet in lot area. The proposed project is located in an M+1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and in an RH-3 (Three-Family Residential) Zoning District.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued Indefinitely

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

ABSENT: None



13. 97.716C (PURVIS)

2150 FOLSOM STREET & 351 SHOTWELL STREET, between 17th and 18th Streets; Lots 8, 9, 15, 67 in Assessor's Block 3574: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 303(c)(6)(A) and 304 of the Planning Code to allow a Planned Unit Development for live/work with modifications from Planning Code requirements for freight loading spaces in an RH-3 (Residential, House, 3-Family) District and an M+1 (Light Industrial) District; and, to allow conversion of an existing 2-story commercial building into live/work units in the RH-3 District portion.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued Indefinitely

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

ABSENT: None



14. 98.603C (PURVIS)

222 SCHWERIN STREET, north side between Garrison and Sunnydale Avenues; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 6363: Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 304 of the Planning Code, to revise the previously approved Planned Unit Development (Planning Commission Motion 14540, passed February 5, 1998) in order to provide expanded community center facilities for this 148-unit residential development.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Martin

MOTION No.: 14737



15. 98.596C (WANG)

4550 MISSION STREET (Proposed Rite Aid), northwest corner at Harrington Street; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3148 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.2, 712.11, and 712.21 to allow the development of a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet in area and a single retail store with a pharmacy occupying a floor area of more than 5,999 gross square feet in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S) Robert McArthy, Leonard Mallett, Fred Maluf, Ming Sun, Sally Dabalos, Ead Nassara, Sharon Eberhardt, Elsie Tonneli, Jerry Tonneli, Luccia Paulazzo, Juan Martin, Guido Guinasso, Rebecca Silverberg, Steven R. Currier

ACTION: Approved

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14738



16a. 98.538I (HING)

2218 48TH AVENUE, east side between Rivera and Santiago Streets; Lot 48 in Assessor's Block 2302. Acceptance of the Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan for the School for Self-Healing. Said Plan was filed with Conditional Use application, Case No. 98.538C, pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5(c)5 on October 26, 1998, with receipt reported to the Planning Commission by the Zoning Administrator on November 12, 1998. An abbreviated Master Plan may be filed for sites of 43,560 square feet or less in area (the 48th Avenue site is 3,000 square feet in area) and holding a public hearing on an abbreviated plan is at the option of the Planning Commission.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: None



16b. 98.538C (HING)

2218 48TH AVENUE, east side between Rivera and Santiago Streets; Lot 48 in Assessor's Block 2302. Request for authorization of Conditional Use to convert a single-family dwelling to a post-secondary educational institution School for Self-Healing, as required under Section 209.3 (i) of the Planning Code, in an RH+1 (Residential, House, One-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 22, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Droll Schneider, Shanta Sakaroff, Helga Silberberg, Anna O'Connor, Janice Tam, Mary Collins, Roselyn Young, Rasma Rekshans, Mark Duffett, Marie Lehrer, Joseph Fierro, Edith Ostapik, Deborah McTernin, Meir Schneider, Karen Myers, Sam Freedman, Patricia Rose Wagner, Tony Patchel, Labelle Schneider, Suzi Strauss, Ned Dewitt, Yael Gottlieb, Deanna Schwartz, Carol Gallup, Greg Mann, Catherine Greenleaf, Mitch Sink, Anna Muaswes, Ed Najjar, Beatriz Nasciemento, Michelle Broth, Michael Moffett

ACTION: Approved as Amended

AYES: Antenore, Joe, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Martin

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14739



17. 98.040E (NAVARRETE)

2130 HARRISON STREET: APPEAL OF A PRELIMINARY NEGATIVE DECLARATION - To construct a 50-foot-high four-story building that would contain a total 26 live/work units plus retail space at Assessor's Block 3573, Lot 25. The site presently contains an approximate 5,800 square foot, two story vacant building and an approximate 1,300 square foot former motorcycle repair shop, which would both be demolished. The proposed building would be approximately 53,800 square feet and would contain 26 live/work units in three stories, including two mezzanine levels, and approximately 1,608 square feet of ground floor retail space. There would be 27 ground level parking spaces, with access on Harrison Street. The project site is located in an M+1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and is also in the Northeast Mission Industrial Zone (NEMIZ) and the Mission District Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ).

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Sue Hestor, Doug Shoemaker, Rosie Radiator, Debra Walker, Sondra Ardito, Alice Barkley

ACTION: Upheld the Negative Declaration

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Martin, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore

ABSENT: Joe

MOTION No.: 14740



G. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



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



18. 98.040D (BANALES)

2130 HARRISON STREET, west side between 17th and 18th Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 3573 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9801527S and 9801529, proposing to demolish two existing buildings and construct a 26-unit live/work building with 26 off-street parking spaces in a M+1 (Light Industrial) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Sue Hestor, Karen Wickstrom, David Sparrow, Debra Walker, Sandra Ardito, Nick Porshnikoff, Anna Kohn, Leo Germano, Jennifer Ewing, Moshak Kowen, Alice Barkley, Jorge Hernandez, Janet Baldwin, Dwight Oliver, Ian McMurphy, Bernard Thomas, Stan Warner Billie Johnston, Joe O'Donoghue, Kay Rogers

ACTION: No DR

AYES: Chinchilla, Theoharis, Mills, Hills

NAYES: Antenore, Martin

ABSENT: Joe



19. 98.193D (BEATTY)

2455 WASHINGTON STREET, south side between Webster and Fillmore Streets, Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 0612 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9800599, proposing to merge five existing dwelling units into two dwelling units in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.



SPEAKER(S) Alice Barkley, Joe O'Donoghue, Michael Rossi

ACTION: No DR

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe



20. 98.816D (WASHINGTON)

489 DOUGLASS STREET, east side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9813873, proposing to revise two previously approved decks located on the rear elevation of a two-unit building presently under construction in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 12, 1998)



SPEAKER(S) Alice Barkley, Joe O'Donoghue, Michael Rossi

ACTION: No DR

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

NAYES: None

ABSENT: Joe





Adjournment: 8:45 PM



































































ADDENDUM



NOTICE OF MEETING AND CALENDAR

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY

November 19, 1998

ROOM 428, WAR MEMORIAL BUILDING

401 VAN NESS AVENUE

1:30 P.M.



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

These items should follow item #9 on the 1:30 p.m. calendar



97.210A (PAEZ)

1701 19TH AVENUE, bound by Lawton Street on the north, 19th Avenue on the east and 20th Avenue on the west, the northern portion of Assessor's Block 1924, Lot 3, the former Shriners Hospital, Landmark No. 221: Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation and expansion of the northern portion of the former hospital to accommodate a 110 unit Assisted Care Living Facility for seniors. The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) Zoning District and is a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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





97.210C (WASHINGTON)

1701 19TH AVENUE, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1924, bounded by Lawton Street to the north, and Noreiga Street to the south. - Request for a Planned Unit Development and a Conditional Use authorization under Section 303 and 304 of the Planning Code relating to the subdivision of Lot 3 of Assessor's Block 1924 into two lots and the re-subdivision of the newly created lot at the southern portion of this site into 41 lots to accommodate the construction of 41 duplexes that will subsequently be subdivided creating 82 condominiums thereon. This proposal will involve the demolition of that portion of Shriners hospital not designated an historical landmark. Request for a Planned Unit Development and Conditional Use approval to deviate from the required minimum lot size (Sec.121), front setback (Sec.132) and rear (Sec.134) setback requirements. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X height and bulk designation.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Approved as Amended

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

ABSENT: None

MOTION No.: 14732





98.762C (WASHINGTON)

1651 19TH AVENUE, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1924, bounded by Lawton Street to the north, and Noreiga Street to the south. - Request for a Planned Unit Development and a Conditional Use authorization under Section 303 and 304 of the Planning Code relating to the subdivision of Lot 3 of assessor's block 1924 into two lots. The development of the north parcel including the landmark Shriners hospital will be adaptively re-used, with a new 67,000 square foot four-story wing, to accommodate a 120 unit senior assisted living facility (group housing). The request for a planned unit development and conditional use authorization are to deviate from the off-street parking (Sec.151), and rear yard (Sec.134) requirements. This property is located within the RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X height and bulk designation.



SPEAKER(S) None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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





PUBLIC NOTICE



for:

Census 2000 Statistical Areas Program Maps Available for Review





For tabulation purposes, the Census Bureau divides San Francisco into statistical areas that include block groups which in turn are aggregated into census tracts. For Census 2000, some changes need to be made to certain statistical areas to meet Census Bureau population and boundary line requirements. The Planning Department has reviewed the identified areas and made alterations as needed. These amended maps will be available for public review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, 5th floor. The review dates are November 30 (10 am to 1 pm), December 1 (10 am to 1 pm), and December 2 (1 pm to 4 pm).



Contact Charlotte Barham at 558-6252 If you wish to participate in this process or have any questions.

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