Minutes of Planning Commission Calendars

September 2000

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 7, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

PRESENT:††††††††††††††††††† Theoharis, Mills, Antenore, Joe, Chinchilla,Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††††††††††††††† None

 

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

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green - Director of Planning; Larry Badiner - Zoning Administrator; Isolde Wilson; Adam Rich; David Alinbaugh; Andrea Young, Joy Navarrete; Leslie Buford; Paul Deutsch; Jim Miller; Catherine Keylon; Tony Kim; Judy Martin; Tina Tam; Kenneth Chin; Paul Lord; Elizabeth Gordon; Joy Navarrete; Nora Priego - Transcription Secretary; Linda D. Avery - Commission Secretary

 

A.†††††† ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.†††††††† 2000.496D††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MEHRA: 558-6257)

419 - 35TH AVENUE, Building Permit Application No. 20000127454, Case No. 2000.496D, for the property at 419 - 35th Avenue, Lot 4 in Assessor's Block 1467, proposing to construct a 19 foot deep, two story addition at the rear of the existing single-family dwelling and to add a one car garage adjacent to the existing one car garage at the front of the property.This property is in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

Discretionary Review Withdrawn

 


 

2.†††††††† 2000.824C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ( YOUNG: 558-6346)

1351 GRANT AVENUE, west side between Vallejo and Green Streets; Lot 002 in Assessorís Block 0131: -- Request to consider conditional use revocation per Planning Code Section 303(f) of a prior conditional use authorization to allow the establishment of a full-service restaurant and bar, approximately 3,400 square feet in floor area, within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

(Proposed for continuance to September 14, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION: ††††††††† Continued to September 14, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

3.††††††† 2000.386C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (YOUNG: 558-6346)

1333-1335 PACIFIC AVENUE, south side between Leavenworth andHyde Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 0184: -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and a base receiver station on an existing six-story residential over commercial building as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network in a NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, Garment Shop Special Use District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for continuance to November 9, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):††††

Gary Briggs:Would like case continued to September 28, 2000 and not November 9, 2000.

ACTION: ††††††††††† Continued to November 9, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

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))

 

Gary Moody

Re: Live/Wok Developments

- He came in June to speak about live/work issues and particular projects.


- He displayed a letter from the attorney of Joe OíDonahue regarding suing him for comments he had made previously at a Commission hearing.He faxed a copy of this letter to Alex Lansberg at an organization called SAGE.He knows that Ms. Linda Richardson gave a copy of this letter to Joe OíDonahue.

- Before live/work developments are considered, the Commission needs to seek the advise of the City Attorney.

Ron Groshardt

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He belongs to the working class and is here to speak about displacement in the Mission District.

- The Commission and the City are just getting around Proposition M.The will of the people are spoken in Proposition M.There are two new propositions: L and K which will redefined in Proposition M.

Ella Turner-Gray

Re: 192 Majestic Avenue

- Last year a builder applied for a permit and did not notify the neighbors about the additions to the home.

- The neighbors then applied for a DR but were told they had missed the deadline.They were notified that they could file an appeal but were not notified of the deadline and missed that deadline also.

- She is concerned that there isnít a system to notify neighbors of construction proposed in the neighborhoods.No one seems to believe that her neighbors were not notified of the construction in their neighborhood.

Cris Daily

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He is one of 2,000 participants that want to voice a moratorium on all new commercial and market rate developments in the Mission District.

- They ask for enforcement of the Planning Code.

- They want a true community planning process.@

- Itís time that the Commission take them seriously.

Luis Granados - Mission Economic Development Association

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- Regarding the Conditional Use of the Bay View Bank Building.

- They have done their research and have all the information regarding the tenants of this building.All the evidence requires a conditional use permit.

- He will be more than happy to share all this information with the department and the Commission.

Peter Plate

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He is a published novelist and has lived in the Mission District for about 20 years.

- The conditions for moderate to low income families has reached the point of a catastrophe.

- Developments are creating an atmosphere of complete polarization.

- They came to the Commission regarding Bryant Square to no avail.Now they are here during Public Comment to speak about the Bay View Building.

- The Commission has the power to do something positive for these people and if that is not done, the community will have to take the matter into their own hands.

- They insist on a moratorium and it needs to be done soon.

Bill Barnes - Former member of the Youth Commission

Re: Keeping people of color living in the City.

- He is concerned that the Commission hasnít had discussions on keeping black people in this City.

- After the census data is published, the results will show that black residents are leaving this City.

Jonathan Yutes - San Francisco Artists Alliance

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents


- They are facing displacement.

- They would like to find solutions to preserving artists in San Francisco.

- He would like to suggest a community planning process.

- Groups are forming to protest decisions the Commission is making.

- They are not against development, they are against reckless development.

Gary Briggs

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He feels the anger from the public and the frustration from the Commission.

- He left a message to Sharon Young and asked to call him back.She never called him back.

David Cook

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- How many police officers does it take to run a Planning Commission meeting.

- All these people came to talk about something that is going on in the neighborhood.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He and many others come here to try to ask the Commission to be humane and try to understand their needs and help them.He would like the Commission to plan for people, not organizations.

Madrone

Re: Cultural Eradication of Art Spaces in San Francisco

- This is the beginning of the action and non-direct violent action which will be going on at City Hall.

- Some of the Commissioners donít concentrate on what the speakers are saying.

- The Commissioners represent the public of San Francisco and they should listen well.

- They will do political action until their voices area heard.

Sharon (last name not understandable)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- People are suffering because of the decisions the Commission is making.

- She is 15 years old but she knows what is right from wrong.

- The Commissioners are contributing to the problem.

Gerry Almanza - PODER

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- This is democracy at work: They come to speak and they get beaten down. They are asking for moratoriums on live/work developments, and new market rate housing, They are asking for a community planning process and an end to illegal conversions of office developments.

- Illegal conversions are becoming very frequent and nothing is being done about it.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He apologized for the disruption caused during this hearing.Yet, everyone is very angry and frustrated at the situation.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She apologizes for the disruption also yet she goes to school to learn that she has rights yet she comes to this hearing to see that she doesnít.

Carlos (last name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He doesnít agree with everything that is going on.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- His mom is an only parent and although she is a very hard working woman,has trouble paying rent.He has to work also to buy himself clothes.

- The Commission needs to do something about this situation.


(Name unclear)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She used to live in the mission and was evicted.For years she was homeless.

- Several of her friends are being evicted and have had to place their belongings in storage.

- If San Franciscans are tired of seeing people homeless, then the Commission needs to do something about it -- now.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He lives in the Mission District and belongs to a family of 8 people.Among all of his family members they canítafford to pay the rent.

- He is trying to get a construction job yet he canít do it alone.

Antonio Diaz - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He is so angry about the incident during this hearing.He and many people came to speak during Public Comment and they are treated with disrespect.

- He would like the Commission to take into consideration the displacement which will be caused by the many projects the Commission is approving.

Eric Quesada - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition.

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- They have a rally outside protesting the decisions the Commission is making for the Mission.

- There are residents from many districts of the City being represented.

- They will not go away.They will work hard through legislation and the ballots to get their voices heard.

Emilio (last name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He has live in the Mission for many years.

- He believes that the city is being sold out to many corporations and politicians.

- He and his girlfriend pay a considerable amount of rent.

Nicholase Salmon

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He has lived in the Mission District for about 12 years.During those 12 years, he has worked for non-profits.

- What is happening in the Mission is not development, itís class warfare.

- This has to stop and the Commission needs to decide which side they are on.

Rachel Waters

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She works in the Mission and lives in the Tenderloin.

- Because of the situation, she is being forced to look into Fresno for work.How is she supposed to raise her children like this?

- Please take consideration when the Commission makes decisions.

(Name unclear)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She would like to continue living and working in her community by making a positive impact on her community.

- She has become a MAC member because she believes that this is the only way the Commission will listen to the people.

- She wants to make a difference to her neighborhood.

Julie (Last name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- They have spoken to the Planning Commission, to the Supervisors and are tired of speaking.


- She invites the Commission to come to the streets and see what reality is all about.

James Washburn

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He is a 4th generation San Franciscan.

- He is wondering how people that live in the area will be able to continue living there.

Heather (Last name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She is a member of MAC

- She wants to demand that the Commission organize a community planning process immediately.

- Proposition M is being broken by the Commission.

†††††††††† Robert Erminger

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He has lived and worked in San Francisco for 18 years. 8 years in the Mission and 10 years in Bernal Heights.

- Housing is a human right and the Commission should remember that.

- Housing should not be determined by the market.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She is here on behalf of the day laborers association.

- It is so expensive to live in the Mission and these people are not able to afford to live there.

Deborah Cauffner

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She lives and works in the Mission District as a teacher.

- She has dedicated 10 years of her life to the youth and the community of the Mission District.

- She canít just walk up and leave just because she canít afford to live there.

Tommy (last name unclear)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He comes here to support the neighbors in the Mission.He is a Castro Street resident.

- The Castro has also been gentrified.He is here to voice his opinion on no more development in the Mission.The Mission must be saved.

Luis Vasquez Gomes - Horizon Unlimited

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- Most of the youth they represent have been evicted with their parents.

- He is here in solidarity with everyone that is here to protest what is going on in the Mission District.

Juan (last name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- Diversity and culture make San Francisco the great city that it is.

- It is the responsibility of the Commission to make decisions for the people.

- Computers donít live in San Francisco, people do.

Rob Esherman - Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He lives in the Mission.There are people at the housing authority who are being prosecuted for selling Section 11 rights to the highest bidder.

- The Commission is selling San Francisco to the highest bidder.

(Name not given)

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He has been waiting for a very long time and has been asking for affordable housing.

- Make live/work developments 10% affordable.

Allison (last name unclear) - Coalition on Homelessness

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents


- There are a variety of issues in San Francisco right now.Everyone needs to look into their conscience and make decisions that help people instead of affect them.

James (last name unclear)

Re: Proposition 21

- Our youth is our heritage.Please donít harm them.

(First name unclear)Mejia

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- San Francisco and the United States as a wholeis in gross violation of human rights.

 

C.†††††††† COMMISSIONERSí QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4.††††††† Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 3 and 10, 2000.

 

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved

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

 

5.††††††† Commission Matters

 

Commission Theoharis: ††††††††††† She would like a status report on 192 Majestic Avenue.

 

Commission Antenore:††††††††††††† He would like to hear what was investigated regarding

268 Chennery Street.

 

D.†††††††† DIRECTORíS REPORT

 

6.††††††† Directorís Announcements.

- He would like to suggest that Item No. 8 be continued.

 

7.††††††† Review of Past Weekís Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals.

BOS - None

 

BOA: ††††††††††††††††

Re:268 Chenery Street

- There were 3 items which were under discussion: 1) a roof deck; 2) front deck parapet; and 3) height of the building.

- The BOA accepted some of the recommendation that the ZA made.

- The DR requestor was happy with the results.

 

E.†††††††† REGULAR CALENDAR

 

8.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (RICH: 558‑6345)

General Plan Referral for urban design aspects of the Third Street Light Rail Project, including, station platforms, street lighting, trackway paving, and other urban design elements.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of conformance with the General Plan.

 

SPEAKER(S):†††† None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to September 14, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

 


9.††††††† 99.821E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (WYCKO: 558.5972)

166-178 TOWNSEND STREET Lot 12 of Assessorís Block 3788 on the north side of Townsend Street between Second and Third Streets at northeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed renovation and expansion of existing contributory building in the South End Historic District.The proposed project would convert a former auto repair garage to 24,999 square feet of office space and 25,0001 square feet of business service/multimedia space, with 18 independently accessible or up to 35 valet parking spaces.An exception to San Francisco Planning Ode parking requirements would be sought under sections 161(M and 307(g).The rear interior of the existing structure would be new construction and would include replacement of the existing peaked roof, which has an average height of 42 feet, with a flat roof at a height of 50 feet.The interior of the front portion of the existing structure would be reconfigured but its exterior dimensions and roof height would be unchanged.The proposed site is located in a Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District†††††††††††††††††††††††††† .

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 27, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†††† None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to September 14, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

10.††††† 1999.812E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (DEUTSCH: 558-5965)

3200 CALIFORNIA STREET, JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCO; Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR).North side between Presidio Avenue and Walnut Street; Assessorís Block 1021, Lots 5, 6, 24, 25, 28, 29 and 31‑37;within an RM‑1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District, the Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and the 40‑X Height and Bulk District.The proposed project would demolish the existing Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the four other structures on the project site for the construction of a three‑story community center building containing approximately 120,225 gross square feet, excluding parking.The new building would range in height from about 50 to 61 feet.The new building would accommodate JCC community, recreational and educational uses which would be generally a continuation of its current programs.New or expanded space would include an expanded theater/auditorium, additional meeting rooms and classrooms, and a new restaurant and a retail store.The fitness and recreation facilities would be expanded to contain a lap pool, recreational pool and new workout areas.The project would provide up to 181 parking spaces in two below‑grade parking levels in an approximately 89,000 gross‑square‑foot garage.The project includes the establishment of a proposed California Street and Presidio Avenue Community Center Special Use District, and modification of the Height and Bulk District from the current 40‑X to a proposed 65‑X.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

The public comment period for the draft EIR closes at 5:00 PM, on September 12, 2000.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(-) Linaida Rabzinorich - Miraloma Park

- She submitted letters stating their position regarding this project.

- Tenants will have to suffer from noise and fumes.

- There have been hundreds of signatures opposed to this project.

(-) Eleanore Fried - Miraloma Park


- She is opposed to the project.

- There will be tenants who are sick and disabled who will be evicted because of this construction.

- These people will never be able to live in San Francisco again.

(-) Samuel Crocker

- There were 7 units in the building which were illegally converted.

- The JCC purchased the building and evicted the tenants.

- If this project passes, there will be 7 less units of housing in the city.

- There are human lives which may not be adequately considered in this matter.

(+) John Rothmann - President of the Lorell Heights Improvement Association

- He speaks in favor of the JCC proposal.

- He grew up in the JCC building.

- The issue is not a question of the building, it is how the building can be used in the future.

- There are many problems and concerns that people have with this case, yet the people of the community--whether Jewish or not--will benefit from the services provided of the JCC.

- He loves the old building but welcomes the new building to provide the same services for everyone.

(+) Jack Rebholtz - President of the San Francisco Fire Department Credit Union

- He is here to speak in favor of the project.

- Although there are issues with parking, etc., he belies the JCC has dealt with this issue by providing underground parking.

- He finds the building warm and friendly yet the most important thing is what goes on in this building.There are many people who enjoy the services the JCC provides.

(+) Jackie Thompson - Manager of the Laurel Inn

- She is very pleased to have the JCC in her neighborhood.

- She belongs to the Laurel Merchantís Association

- Her business will be more affected by the construction of the building, yet she still belies in the project and supports it completely.

(+) Tuffy Bewtal - Tuffyís Hopscotch

- She is totally in support of the JCC.

- Parking is already bad in the neighborhood but still is in favor of the project.

- She canít see a better use for that space.

(-) Arnie Lerner - Architect

- He would like the hearing date of the Landmarks Advisory Board postponed because of Yom Kippur Holiday.

- There are several inaccuracies with the Negative Declaration report.

(neutral) Lucia Bogatay

- Now that this building is considered a landmark by the Landmarks Board, at what point does a significant negative impact of demolition rise to the level of legal obligation to preserve a building?

- Does the CEQA process contain any test for sincerity?

- She is familiar with the plans for the new building.She is aware that the scheme exceeds the height limit.

ACTION: Public hearing only.No action Required

 

11.††††† 2000.009E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (JAROSLAWSKY: 558-5970)


1800 MISSION STREET - THE ARMORYAppeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration.Assessors block 3547, lot 001.The project site contains the State Armory building, a city landmark containing approximately 200,000 square feet.The proposed project includes rehabilitation of the building, addition and conversion of use from vacant to office use.The total new square footage of the structure would be approximately 300,000 and would include 32 below‑ground, off‑street parking spaces and a loading area.There would be no substantial expansion of the building envelope.The 68,722 square foot project site is composed of one lot containing frontages on Mission, Fourteenth and Julian Streets.The site is within a C‑M (Heavy Commercial) District and 65‑B Height and Bulk District within the Mission District neighborhood.A variance would be required to provide fewer than the Planning Code required amount of parking and loading spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 10, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†††† None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to September 14, 2000 (not to be heard before 5:30 p.m.)

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

12a.††† 1999.668!BEKX†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (NIXON:558-6341)

38-44 TEHAMASTREET (also known as 543 Howard Street), north side of Howard Street between First and Second Streets, Lot 111 in Assessorís Block 3736 -- Request for Determination of Compliance pursuant to Section 309 with respect to a proposal (1) torenovate the existing building interior, including remodeling the foyer, adding three elevators and adding two new stairwells; (2) construct a third and fourth level atop the building to a new height of 64 feet along Tehama Street; and (3) convert up to 49,950 square feet on the first, mezzanine, second, third and fourth floors of the building to office use.The entrance to the office space would be on Howard street.Approximately 24,000 square feet of existing non‑office space in the basement and in the rear of the first floor and first floor mezzanine would be retained.The entrance to the non‑office space would be on Tehama Street.There is no parking on this site and none is proposed.The project is within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office-Special Development) District and 200‑X / 350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 17, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Andrew Junius - Reuben and Alter representing Project Sponsor

- This project is located in a C3-O district and the Special Development Area.

- Office uses are encouraged in this district.

- This site is located near many projects that the Commission has approved.

- This area is fast becoming the new financial district.

- The existing tenants are non-conforming uses for this district. †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(+) Clara Camorris - Project Architect

- The new design of the proposed building is compatible with the surrounding businesses.

- The new design will provide two designs: one in the front and one in the back which will provide a beautiful facade to both sides.

- The two uses will have their own addresses, two entrances and two elevator shafts which means that both uses are completely separate.

(+) Dave Tezolo - CAC Group

- There has been tremendous growth in business uses in San Francisco.

- This building will be delivering much needed space to businesses.

- This area is well served by public transportation.

- He intends to service the local retailers.

- Most prospects are awaiting the decision of the Commission.

(+) Robert Cameron - Bob Cameron Photography


- He is a great believer in the architecture of San Francisco.

- This building will be a great asset to the South of Market area.

(+) Ed Polk - Handy Persons

- He is here to support this project.

- He is a tenant of the building.He intended to purchase it but was unable to do so.Although the rent will be substantially higher, a Realtor was able to find a space for his business.

- He supports the project because the developer will find more appropriate tenants for this building.

- The developer will provide relocation assistance to the tenants who will be moving.

(+) Erik Robbins - Gordon Development

- He believes in keeping office where public transportation is accessible.

- He feels very strongly about building office space near the train.

(-) Sue Hestor

- She copied down the list from staff recommendations on what are permitable uses.How many of these uses have been cleared by the OER?

- What is the purpose of an environmental report if it doesnít describe the project.

(+) JoeOíDonahue

- Itís great that we are able to attract young people.

- This project deserves to be passed.

- Evictions will continue because we have made artificial barriers.

ACTION: ††††††††††† Approved with the condition that parking be removed

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

MOTION No.†††††† 15968

 

12b.††† 1999.668!BEKX†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (NIXON:558-6341)

38-44 TEHAMA STREET , (also known as 543 Howard Street), north side of Howard Street between First and Second Streets, Lot 111 in Assessorís Block 3736 -- Request under Planning Code Sections 320-322 (Office Development Limitation Program) to allow the creation of up to 49,950 square feet of office space in an existing industrially-occupied building of approximately 49,000 square feet proposed for expansion to approximately 73,000 square feet.Approximately 24,000 square feet of existing non‑office space would be retained.The project is within a C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office-Special Development) District and 200‑X /350-S Height and Bulk Districts.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 17, 2000)††

 

SPEAKER(S)††††††††††† Same as item 12a.

ACTION:†††††††††††††††††† Approved

AYES:††††††††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

MOTION No. 15967

 

13.††††† 1999.668!BEKX†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (NIXON:558-6341)

38-44 TEHAMA STREET, (also known as 543 Howard Street), south side of Howard Street between First and Second Streets, Assessorís Block 3736, Lot 111, within a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office-Special Development District) and 200-X /350-S Height and Bulk Districts -- Appeal to the Planning Commission of determination by staff of the Planning Department of square footage of office development pursuant to Section 313 of the Planning Code.

(Continued from August 17, 2000 Hearing)

 

ACTION:†††††† Motion to hear Item 13 before 12a and 12b.

AYES:††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas


SPEAKER(S):

(-) Sue Hestor

- There is so much square footage being given to business/office use that itís no wonder why people are being cynical.

- This building was occupied by industrial business, which were removed.

- She would like to know what the use and/or who will be the tenants of this building.Will they be industrial?

(+) Andrew Junius - Reuben and Alter representing Project Sponsor

- Nothing Ms. Hestor has written or spoken about challenges the number of square footage.

- She states nothing of where they made a mistake in measuring this project.

ACTION:†††††††††† Uphold Staff Determination

AYES:††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

MOTION No. †††† 15966

 

14a.††† 2000.725C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KEYLON: 558-6613)

††††††††††††††††††††† 2500 MARKET STREET, north side between Diamond and Castro Streets, thru lot from Market Street to 17th Street, Lot 1 in Assessorís Block 2648‑ Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 209.2(a) to use the existing structure as transitional housing for up to 15 homeless youths within an RH‑3 (Residential, House, Three‑Family) District and 40‑X Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will conduct a joint hearing on a request for an off‑street parking variance under Planning Code Section 151 and usable open space variance under Planning Code Section 135.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†††††††† None

ACTION:†††††††††††††††† Without hearing, continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Chinchilla, Salinas

 

14b.††††† 2000.725V††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KEYLON: 558-6613)

†††††††††††††††††††††† 2500 MARKET STREET, north side between Diamond and Castro Streets, thru lot from Market Street to 17th Street; Lot 1 in Assessorís Block 2648 in an RH‑3 (Residential House, Three‑Family) District and 40‑X Height and Bulk District. OFF‑STREET PARKING AND USABLE OPEN SPACE VARIANCES SOUGHT: The proposal is to establish transitional housing for up to 15 homeless youths in the currently vacant two‑story, former City Athletic Club building, without providing any required off‑street parking or usable open space.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Without hearing, continued to September 28, 2000

 

15.††††††† 2000.666C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KEYLON: 558-6613)

†††††††††††††††††††††† 4515A - 18TH STREET, south side between Clover and Douglass Streets, Lot 44 in Assessorís Block 2691- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.2(d) to establish a bed and breakfast inn, with two guestrooms, within the upper unit of an existing three story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) (First Name unclear) Rosenshine


- He has been a resident of San Francisco for many years.

- He is a member of the Eureka Valley PromotionsAssociation

- This project is desirable for the neighborhood.

- The building is architecturally significant.

- He lives on the property.

(+) Brian Fogarty

- He is an attorney who represents 15 immediate neighbors

- They circulated a number of questions to the neighbors and everyone was supportive of this project.

(+) Lion Barnett - President of the Eureka Valley Promotions Association

- The project sponsor came to them for this proposal.

- They believe that the project sponsor is very cooperative with the neighborhoods

(+) Mary Coomey

- She has lived in the neighborhood for 43 years.

- She is totally supportive of the project.

(+) Chris May

- He owns the other unit of the property.

- He supports the project completely.

- He decided that itís in his general interest to support the inn.

ACTION:†††††††††† Public Hearing Closed. Intent to Disapprove.

Final Action scheduled for September 14, 2000.

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas, Mills

NAYES:††††††††††† Joe

 

16.††††††† 2000.099CD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM: 558-6290)

†††††††††† 1306- 10TH AVENUE, east side between Irving and Judah Streets; Lot 041 in Assessorís Block 1764 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 711.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and constructa new three-story-over-garage, three-unit building in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and pending Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Jerry Cline - Representing Project Sponsor

- This is a residential in-fill project.

- He has responded to all the concerns of the department.

- They have maintained the facades of the 3 buildings.

- These buildings are not rated.

- They have cooperated in every way with the Department.

(-) Jim Weslowsky - DR filer

- No one substantially challenged the historical significance of these buildings.

- This property was subject to a Commission review which was case number 1989.339C.

(-) Peter Schumacher

- Replacing an existing single family house is out of scale with the neighborhood.

(-) James Hingley

- This structure is well worth preserving.

- These homes are restorable and have many assets.

- He and his wife have restored a building on 10th Avenue.

(-) John Bardis

- He would like the Commission to take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.

- Although these buildings might not be sound, the buildings can be restored and brought up to code.

- There is an obligation to maintain housing in San Francisco.


- Single family homes are the most scarce commodity in this city.

(+) Shei Ng

- She lives on 10th Street.

- She bought this property many years ago.Her husband is a contractor.

- San Francisco is in need of housing.

ACTION:†††††††††† Public hearing closed.Intent to Disapprove.Final Motion scheduled for September 14, 2000.

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

NAYES:††††††††††† Mills

 

17.††††††† 2000.099D††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM: 558-6290)

1306 10TH AVENUE, east side between Irving and Judah Streets, Lot 041, Assessorís Block 1764.Request for Discretionary Review of PBA Nos. 9913261 and 9913262, for the demolition of the two-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling and new construction of a three-story-over-garage, three unit building with its required off-street parking spaces.The subject property is zoned NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and pending Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.The proposal is within the buildable area and meets all Planning Code requirements.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as submitted.

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Based on the Commissions motion of intent to disapprove the proposed project outlined in item 16, the project proposed in this item is no longer before the Commission for consideraiton.

 

18.††††††† 2000.210C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)

2773 FOLSOM STREET, east side between 23rd and 24th Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 3640 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of four dwelling units at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,500 square feet of lot area (Section 209.1(g) of the Planning Code) in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approve with conditions.

 

SPEAKER(S):

Doug Thompson - Project Architect

- He has worked very hard to meet the needs of the Department.

- The current structure is a boiler manufacturer.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Salinas, Mills

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

MOTION No.:†††† 15969

 

19.††††††† 2000.538C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)

†††††††††††††††††††††† 3333 - 25TH STREET, also known as 1045 Capp Street, at the southeast corner of 25th Street and Capp Street, Lot 045, Assessorís Block 6527 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of sixteen (16) antennae on the roof of the existing building, comprised of four (4) sectors with four (4) antennae per sector, with the base transceiver station to be located on the roof, as part of a wireless communication network in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed) Moderate Density Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):


Robert McCarthy - law office of McCarthy and Schwartz - representing Project Sponsor, Metricom

- Two meetings were held at the Mission Cultural Center.One in the afternoon and one in the evening.

- One person, who spoke English, suggested that the meeting be bilingual.

- He feels that they have adequately notified the neighbors.

- The location is a preference 1 location since itís a switching station for a Pac Bell building.

- Because this is a sensitive issue, he will look into the matter of finding out how many people speak different languages.

(-) Christine Haupert-Wemmer

- The language notification is an issue.

- The meetings were held in the Mission District, yet Metricom stated they didnít know most of the residents spoke other languages.Yet, the district is mostly Hispanic.

- Most of the people who attended the meetings were English-speaking residents because they understood the notice.She believes that there would have been more residents who could have attended the meeting if the notices were bilingual.

(-) Elizabeth Bell

- She quoted a statement from the Planning Department Guidelines on antennas.

- If this application is approved, there will be 22 antennas in one location, making the location an antenna farm.

- She would like to request from the Board of Supervisors that they pass legislation that no more antennas would be installed at this location.

(-) Pat Gerber

- She would like to address the fact that the posters placed on the site of the building were incorrect since 1045 Capp Street is a Senior Citizen center for Latinos.

- Although the site is a preference 1 location, it is only because there is a Pacific Bell building.

- She would like to request a variance be sought for this building.

(-) Daryll (last name unclear)

- He lives about 20 feet from the proposed site.

- From what he has read, Americans are being exposed to high levels of radiation.

- He disapproves of having antennas installed at this location.

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to September 21, 2000 to allow time for bilingual notification and neighborhood meetings.The public hearing will remain open.

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Salinas

NAYES:††††††††††† Mills

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

 

20.††††††† 2000.262C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (CHIN: 575-6897)

930 GOUGH STREET, northwest corner at Turk Street; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 0744: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6 of the Planning Code to install a total of two antennas and a base transceiver station on an existing three-story building, known as St. Paulus Lutheran Church, as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network in an RM-4 (High Density) District and a 80-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Robert Crebs - Project Sponsor Representing Sprint PCS

- A community outreach meeting was held and various neighbors attended.Questions and issues were address from everyone who attended.

†††††††††††††††††††††† ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Mills, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

MOTION No.:†††† 15970


 

21.††††††† 2000.425C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (TAM: 558-6325)

†††††††††††††††††††††† 1649 OCEAN AVENUE, southeast corner of Ocean Avenue and Faxon Avenue; Lot 27 in Assessorís Block 6935 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow the establishment of a public use (Ingleside Branch public library) in a building previously used as a bank, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

MOTION No.††††† 15971

 

22.††††††† 2000.742Z††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (LORD: 558-6311)

†††††††††††††††††††††† INNER SUNSET NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT - Consideration of proposed map amendments to reclassify the following Assessorís Blocks and Lots from Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District, zoning to RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District.Street Address (Assessorís Block/Lot) - 1314 - 10th Avenue (1764/039), 1310 - 10th Avenue (1764/040), and 1306 - 10th Avenue (1764/041).

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Peter Schmacker

- He lives on 10th Avenue.

- Any commercial use on 10th Avenue is not appropriate.Therefore, he is in support of rezoning this area to residential.

- Parking on that block is very difficult.To having commercial use would make it worse.

(+) Jim Weslouski

- He owns one of the 3 lots.He supported rezoning 3 years ago and he hasnít changed his mind.

(+) Jim Henley

- Many neighborhood associations support this rezoning.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

RESOLUTION No.15972

 

23.††††††† 98.281Z††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (GORDON: 558-6309)

185 BERRY STREET, China Basin Landing Project; Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 3803 (bounded by Third, Berry and Fourth Streets and the China Basin Channel) -- Request under Planning Code Section 302 for an amendment to the Planning Code's zoning map to change the height and bulk district classification on Assessor's Block 3803, Lot 5 from 60-X to 90-X to allow the construction of a three-story vertical addition to an existing three-story, 40-foot tall building for a total height of approximately 87 feet.The proposed project at the site would contain up to 120,000 gross square feet of office space and up to 54 dwelling units. The property is within a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, the Mixed Use Housing Area of the IPZ Industrial Protection Zone), the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special District's South End Office District, and is currently within the 60-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Adopt a resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment; Recommend adoption to the Board of Supervisors.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):


(+) David Cincatta - representing project sponsor

- This is the only site that is not in the Redevelopment zoning area.

- Some of the aspects of the project are still being dealt with.

- He is working with the Citizens Advisory Committee of Mission Bay.

(+) Jeffrey Leibovitz - Rincon Point/South Beach Advisory Committee

- Their advisory committee took a unanimous vote on the access issueregarding the wharf.They believe that at some point they might entice the developer into opening up the gates or removing them completely.

 

ACTION: ††††††††† Approved

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

RESOLUTION No.15973

 

24.††††††† 1998.953E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††† (NAVARRETE: 558-5975)

557 FOURTH STREET‑‑ Certification of Environmental Impact Report. On Assessorís Block 3776, Lots 119 and 62, the project would demolish an existing building on the southeastern portion of the 70,400‑square‑foot project site, subdivide the project site into 12 equal‑sized air parcels, and construct a four‑story, 55‑foot‑tall wood frame live/work building on each air parcel.A total of 188 live/work units, occupying approximately 227,000 square feet, would be constructed along with approximately 13,000 square feet of retail space for four to six commercial tenants, which would be provided on the ground floor of the two buildings with frontage on Fourth Street.A three‑level underground parking garage would occupy the entire site and would provide 188 private parking spaces (one per live/work unit), 292 public parking spaces, and 2 off‑street loading spaces.The garage would be accessible on Welsh and Freelon Streets in the middle of the project block.The project site is in SLI(Service Light Industrial) District, and is in a 50‑X Height and Bulk District.†† Note: Public comment and testimony is NOT taken by the Planning Commission 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify Environmental Impact Report

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

MOTION No.††††† 15974

 

NOTE: Items 25 and 26 were called and heard together.

 

25.††††††† 1998.953CD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (GORDON: 558-6309)

††††††††††††††††††††† 557 4TH STREET, entire block bounded by 4th, Welsh, Zoe and Freelon Streets (except for the existing building at the corner of Zoe and Freelon Streets which is Lot 62 in Assessor's Block 3776),Lot 119 in Assessor's Block 3776 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of a Public Automobile Parking Garage (as defined by Planning Code Section 890.12) per Planning Code Section 816.30, and to allow parking in excess of accessory amounts per Planning Code Section 204.5.The site is within the SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Industrial Protection Zone's Mixed Use Housing Buffer and the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District.

Preliminary recommendation:Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 


SPEAKER(S):

(+) Alice Barkley

- There is a letter of opposition which states issues regarding parking, view blockage, etc.

- All issues were answered in the EIR.

(neutral) Perry Tomei

- He owns property on Zoe Street.

- He would like to receive the new plan for the project so he can review it.

(neutral) Jeff Gotelli

- He is a San Francisco resident and business owner.

- He has major concerns of this development because the proposed building will be directly abutting his property.

- He would like time to inspect structural drawings.

- He would like as a condition that sellers of these units advise buyers that there is a shop next door.

(-) Sue Hestor

- This is the largest live/work project ever.

- There are many live/work developments that are being used as businesses.

- The staff report does not talk about affordable housing.

- Itís hypocritical that the Commission cries about housing which is affordable and this project does not have 1 unit which is labeled affordable.

(-) Eric Quesada - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

- Although this project is out of his neighborhood, it is outrageous that not 1 of these units is labeled affordable.

- He met with people from the Filipino community regarding evictions that they are facing.

- He would like the Commission to turn this project down.

(+) Joe OíDonahue

- The courts have continually ruled that it is illegal to exact from housing projects unless we are getting an additive such as increased density.This lot is totally under-utilized.

- This project is not required to provide affordable units.This project has long been overdue.

- Joe Cassidy has never been found guilty of what Ms. Hestor is expressing regardingconversions.

(+) Joe Cassidy

- He has been working on this project for over 2 years.

- It has been a long process to deal with the EIR.

 

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved as amended: page 6, #2 -- change language to read A...lease up to 30%...@

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Chinchilla

MOTION No.:†††† 15975

 

G.††† SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 8:08 P.M. the Planning Commission convened into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing.

 

26.††††† 1998.953CD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (GORDON: 558-6309)


†††††††††††††††††† 557 4TH STREET, entire block bounded by 4th, Welsh, Zoe and Freelon Streets (except for the existing building at the corner of Zoe and Freelon Streets which is Lot 62 in Assessor's Block 3776),Lot 119 in Assessor's Block 3776-- Staff Initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 9825943 through 9825955, submitted 12/19/98, for development of 11 four-story live/work buildings with 172 live/work units (about 194,200 gross square feet), in conjunction with the construction of four to six commercial/retail spaces andan approximately 183,700 gross square foot, three-level underground parking garage with 480 spaces.The site is within the SLI (Service Light/Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Industrial Protection Zone's Mixed Use Housing Buffer and the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Take DR, approval of project with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):Same as item 25

ACTION:††††††††† Do not take DR and approve project as submitted

AYES: Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

NAYES:††††††††† Antenore

ABSENT:†††††††† Chinchilla

 

27.††††††† 2000.793D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KEYLON: 558-6613)

4832 17TH STREET, Lot 011, Assessorís Block 1287.Request for Discretionary Review of PBA No. 200005220633,proposal is to construct a 3rd floor on top of an existing, two-story, single family dwelling, and to extend the 1st floor 3'3" at the rear within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District; and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit Application as submitted.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Michael Cruz

- Resident of Cole Valley.

- He reviewed 3 potential solutions and offered them to his neighbors.

- The responses to the solutions were either that it was too expensive, not feasible, not interested.

- He understands the desire to build a 3rd story and would like to collaborate and find a solution to the proposed design.

- Although his solutions were dismissed, they are not the only solutions and he is willing to cooperate.

(+) Jim (last name unclear)

- His project was carefully designed with the Residential Guidelines in mind.

- Staff gave the design positive remarks.

(+) (name not provided)

- The DR requestor purchased the property about 2 months ago.

- He met with the previous owners of the DR requestorís home and they did not have any opposition to the proposed construction.When they found out that the property was for sale, he advised the selling agent about the construction and requested that the agent advise interested purchasers about the proposed construction.The agent did advise the DR requestor about this.

ACTION:††††††††† Do not take DR and approve project with the following conditions: 1) that the sponsor agree to landscape the west wall to benefit the neighbor 2) installation of a skylight in the affected area.

AYES: Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:†††††††† Chinchilla

 

28.††††††† 2000.780D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (BANALES: 558‑6309)

120 14th STREET ‑Building Permit Application No. 2000/01/29/595, for the property at 120 ‑14th St./1740 Folsom St., Assessors Block 3530/Lot 2.Discretionary Review is requested of a Building Permit proposing conversion of a 16,500 square foot industrial building/warehouse to an Internet Technology/Business Service use.The property is in a M‑1 (IPZ Buffer) Zoning District and 40‑X Height and Bulk District.


Preliminary recommendation: Do not take Discretionary review and approve building permit application as proposed.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(-) Sue Hestor


- List of addresses of project conversions which had no hearings or no environmental reviews:375 Alabama; 660 Alabama; 2830 Alameda; 350 Florida, 1504 Bryant street; 1550 Bryant; 1590 Bryant; 2044 Bryant; 121 Capp; 346 Fair Oaks; 1740 Folsom; 2100 Folsom; 2030 Harrison; 2121 Harrison; 2300 Harrison; 2440 Mariposa; 1800 Mission; 1875 Mission; 1985 Mission; 2712 Mission; Bay View Bank Building; 339 Shotwell; 351 Shotwell; 450 Shotwell, 454 Shotwell; 577 Shotwell; 583 Shotwell; 400 Treat; 1643 Valencia; 550 15th Street; 2701 16th Street; 2742 17th Street; 3057 17th Street; 3175 18th Street; 3221 20th Street; 2831 21st Street, 2619 22nd Street.

- The purpose of an IPZ is dot.coms

- This is a partial list only.

- Where is the Mission rezoning?

- The ZA needs to find a way to solve this problem.

(-) Eric Quesada - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

- There has been a cumulative affect when one-by-one these projects are approved without proper hearing.

- He wants a planning process established.

- This particular developer has come to them and treated them properly to find ways to solve issues and not cause more.

(-) Luis Granados

- There should definitely be discretionary review on this project.

- There hasnít been time allowed for the community to speak on this issue.

- The Commission has the discretion to make policy decisions.Yet the Commission is not making the right decisions because they are not listening to peopleís comments.

(-) Rosa Velez

- She was born and raised in the Mission District.

- She is also a City Commissioner, she is a member of Instituto Familiar de la Raza, the Merchantís Association of the Mission; member of Latino Democratic Club, on the Board of San Francisco Beautiful.She was also Vice President of the Bay View bank.

- She is concerned with her neighborhood.

(+) Howard Wecsler

- They need this project to move forward.

- The issues are of a lack of planning and determinations that the ZA has made.

- Would like the Commission to not take DR and approve the project.They will continue to try to work with the community and try to find ways to generate housing in the area.

(+) Mark Nelson

- Owner of the project

- They have had many meetings with Ms. Sue Hestor and the Coalition.

- He would be willing to participate with them in seeing this community grow in any way.

- They are trying to develop this small building and seismically upgrade it.

- They are providing parking for 14 cars so parking will not be an issue.

 

ACTION:†††††† Do not take DR and approve project as proposed.

AYES:††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Mills, Theoharis, Salinas

ABSENT:††††† Chinchilla

 

Public Comment continued:

Luis Morales

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- There are 850,000 square feet of office space being approved and working class people are being evicted, small businesses are shutting down, etc. - these are the reasons why people are so upset.

- Itís great that people are being educated with the planning process yet the reason is because they are being displaced on a regular basis.

- Ms. Theoharis needs to do something so that riots are not started again.

 


Rosa Velez

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- She is on several boards in the Mission.

- A lot of people are concerned of what will happen to their lives.

- There have been many speakers who have gone over their 3 minutes and they are not penalized.

Sue Hestor

Re: Live/work Developments

- People have been hear on live/work for 4 years.The issue has been deferred and deferred.

- Supervisor Lenoís legislation is coming up in the advanced calendar.

 

 

Adjournment:††† 9:11 p.m.

 

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2000.

 

 

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 14, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

PRESENT:††††††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Salinas, Theoharis, Chinchilla

ABSENT:††††††††††††††††††††† Mills

 

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

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green - Director of Planning; Larry Badiner - Zoning Administrator; Catherine Keylon; Tony Kim; Craig Nikitas; Judy Martin; Jim Miller; Kelley LeBlanc;Nora Priego - Transcription Secretary, Linda D. Avery - Commission Secretary

 

A.†††††† ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.†††††††† 1999.543DD††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (WOODS: 558-6315)

338 - 12TH AVENUE, east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Streets, Lot 33 in Assessorís Block 1443 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 9901007S, proposing to add a new fourth floor, front, side, and rear additions to the existing single-unit building at the front of the property only in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve building permit application as revised.

Note: On June 8, 2000, following public testimony, the Commission closed public comment and continued the matter to give staff time to review permit history.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 10, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 5, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to October 5, 2000

 


AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

2.†††††††† 2000.291CZ ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (WOODS: 558-6315)

1062 OAK STREET, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets, Lot 19 in Assessorís Block 1216 - Request to amend the Planning Code Zoning Map toreclassify a portion of Lot 19 from an RH-3 (Residential, House Districts, Three-Family) Zoning District to an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) Zoning District.†† Currently, the northern portion of Lot 19 (trapezoidal-shaped of approximately 113 feet wide by 82 feet deep) is zoned RH-3 and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District; the southern portion of Lot 19 (a narrow strip of approximately 25 feet wide by 90 feet deep) is zoned NC-2 and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to reclassify the RH-3 portion of Lot 19 to NC-2 to allowthe expansion of an existing car wash (Touchless Car Wash).The Height and Bulk District of the reclassified portion of Lot 19 would remain 40-X.††

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption of the Draft Resolution for Reclassification.

NOTE: On August 24, 2000, after public testimony, the Commission closed public comment and continued the matter to September 14, 2000 to allow the project sponsor time to meet with neighborhood groups and develop modifications to the project.Public comment will be re-opened to proposed modifications only.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 12, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to October 12, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

 

3.†††††††† 2000.291CZ†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (WOODS: 558-6315)

444 DIVISADERO STREET AND 1052-62 OAK STREET, northeast corner of Oak and Divisadero Streets, Lots 5, 17, 18 and 19 in Assessorís Block 1216 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 186.1, 209.7, 303, 304 and 711.59 of the Planning Code to permit a Planned Unit Development for the expansion of an existing car wash (Touchless Car Wash) in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) Zoning District with 65-A and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

NOTE: On August 24, 2000, after public testimony, the Commission closed public comment and continued the matter to September 14, 2000 to allow the project sponsor time to meet with neighborhood groups and develop modifications to the project.Public comment will be re-opened to proposed modifications only.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 12, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to October 12, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

4.†††††††† 2000.572C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (BORDEN: 558-6321)


2543 NORIEGA STREET, southeast corner of 33rd Avenue and Noriega Street; Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 2069 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the installation of three antennas, all at the roof of the existing building, and five equipment cabinets at the first floor, as part of a wireless telecommunications network operated by Sprint PCS, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approval with conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to October 12, 2000) November 16, 2000

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to November 16, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

5.†††††††† 2000.397C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM:558-6290)

1850 IRVING STREET, northeast corner at Irving Street and 20th Avenue; Lot 025 in Assessorís Block 1731- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the installation of 16 panel antennas and an interior equipment shelter on the ground floor of an existing mixed-use building as part of a wireless telecommunication network, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 105-A Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to construct a fiberglass extension to an existing rooftop penthouse and flush mount a total of 16 panel antennas on all four sides. Each antenna measures approximately 36" tall by 10.25" wide and 3" deep. The top of the antennas would be approximately 115'-6" above sidewalk grade.All antennas would be painted to match the fiberglass penthouse. The equipment cabinet would be located on the ground floor and would not be visible from the street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 21, 2000) September 28, 2000

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

6.†††††††† 2000.427C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (CHIN: 575-6897)

2201 VAN NESS AVENUE, northeast corner at Broadway; Lot 007, in Assessor's Block 570: Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and a base transceiver station on an existing four-story building (Broadway Manor Motel) as part of Sprintís wireless telecommunications network in an RC-3 (Residential Commercial, Medium Density) District and a 80-A/80-D Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 16, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to November 16, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

7.†††††††† 2000.118E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (BUFORD: 558-5973)


HARDING GOLF COURSE, Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration.The proposed project involves the upgrading and minor changes in the layout of Harding Park Golf Course, an 18-hole course located at Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco.The existing nine-hole Fleming Course would not be substantially altered.The proposed project would include: removal of all existing grasses, replanting of tees, fairways, greens, and roughs with new grasses; realignment of the 13th fairway and green and relocation of the 18th green; and minor repositioning of several other greens and tees.Excavation and shaping of the ground surface would be required, generally to a depth of one foot or less.All existing buildings, including the clubhouse and pro shop, restaurant, cart barn, and maintenance building (totaling about 17,500 sq. ft. of floor area), would be demolished and replaced with new structures that would have approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of floor area.New structures include a combined and larger restaurant and clubhouse, and banquet facilities for group events.The proposed project would include construction of a driving range at a new location, double-decked with lighting to allow nighttime use; the existing driving range would be upgraded.Artificial turf would be used on the driving ranges.New irrigation systems would be installed on both the Harding and Fleming courses.Existing parking lots would be demolished and replaced at generally the same location as the main lot; about 50 parking spaces would be added.About 120 mature trees B mostly eucalyptus, cypress, and pine B would be removed as part of the project; additional trees may be removed as part of a city plan to replace existing trees that are nearing the end of their life span.No wetlands would be affected by project-related construction.The project site is in a P (Public) Use District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District, and is within the Local Coastal Zone permit area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 17, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 5, 2000) September 28, 2000

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

8.†††††††† 2000.685C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM: 558-6290)

2020 MARKET STREET, north side at the intersection of Market Street and Duboce Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessorís Block 3536 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to amend an existing Conditional Use Approval (Motion No. 14473) to expand an existing outdoor activity area pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.24, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X/80-B Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to expand the outdoor activity area by approximately 90 square feet at the front of an existing Large Fast Food Restaurant (Fresh Latitudes World Cafe, A.K.A. World Wrapps, Inc.) With an additional four table sand 12 seats.Currently, the restaurant has 12 existing outdoor seats and four tables.With the proposed addition, there would be a total of 24 outdoor seats and eight tables.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

(Withdrawn)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Withdrawn

 

9.†††††††† 99.821E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (WYCKO: 558.5972)


166-178 TOWNSEND STREET Lot 12 of Assessorís Block 3788 on the north side of Townsend Street between Second and Third Streets at northeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed renovation and expansion of existing contributory building in the South End Historic District.The proposed project would convert a former auto repair garage to 24,999 square feet of office space and 25,0001 square feet of business service/multimedia space, with 18 independently accessible or up to 35 valet parking spaces.An exception to San Francisco Planning Ode parking requirements would be sought under sections 161(M and 307(g).The rear interior of the existing structure would be new construction and would include replacement of the existing peaked roof, which has an average height of 42 feet, with a flat roof at a height of 50 feet.The interior of the front portion of the existing structure would be reconfigured but its exterior dimensions and roof height would be unchanged.The proposed site is located in a Service/Light Industrial (SLI) District†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† .

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

(Proposed for continuance to September 21, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†††† None

ACTION: Appeals 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.

 

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))

 

Patricia Vaughey - Cow Hollow Neighbors in Action

Re:†† 2844 Greenwich Street

- The penthouse at this property has not been totally torn down even though the Commission voted to do so.

- The owner continues to refuse to follow instructions from the Commission.

- She would like the Department and Commission to start charging a $500 a day fine.

Gretchen Hildebran

Re: Violent Treatment against people working towards alternate vision of City Planning

- She was here a week a go when a group of people came to the meeting to protest against what is happening in the Mission District.

- She is addressing her comments to Ms. Theoharis.

- She doesnít believe that the procedures were conducted properly.

- Good communication needs to be established in order for something to be done.


Sue Hestor

Re: Impacts of establishing utility installation buildings for Internet businesses††††

- There are two matters on todayís agenda which bare on utility installations of Internet businesses.

- The Planning Code doesnít address the issue of taking out buildings and making them into Internet installation buildings.

- Discussions need to be started, now, regarding these installations.

- Staff needs to do an analysis on the impact of utility installations for Internet businesses.

Redmond Lyons

Re:Consequences of stopping live/work developments

- How would the situation be if live/work developments did not exist.

- Instead of protesting live/work developments, energy and money should be focused on educating the youth of our City.

- If we read the paper and see that down in Redwood City kids from high school are making 40k a year joining technology companies and then telling the youth of the Mission District that they will only be able to get blue-collar jobs in those same companies.

- As an incentive to developers, if they are given incentives to provide more developments, any developer would not have a problem with contributing to job training programs for the youth in the area.

Thomas Egan

Re: Reason why people are against live/work developments

- When he is involved with developments, he has to deal not only with the architect but also with the people in the surrounding area.

- He spends a lot of money trying to please the neighbors so the development can go forward and there will not be a need for Discretionary Reviews.

- Yet, it is difficult to please everyone and therefore people begin to protest.

John OíDonaghue

Re: Developments in the City

- The testimony of protesters regarding live/work developments sounds as if he had committed a cardinal sin.

- They have sinned because they have provided housing in a City with a housing crisis, because they have provided blue collar jobs to many immigrantswith limited English, because they have added to the property tax base so they can increase the social programs; because they have paid to the school fund; because they have turned industrial wasteland and developed housing; and they want to be good providers to they families.

A. Curtis Eisenberger - President of Mariposa Development

Re: Developments in the City

- They are located in the Mission District.They make room for businesses, live/work and non-profits.Their work force has a large number of minorities.

- Dealing with this City is extremely difficult.

- We are facing a housing crisis.San Francisco should be encouraging housing developments of all types.

Sean Keighran

Re: 175 Langton Street

- He has attended many of the Planning Commissionís hearings and Board of Appeal hearing to keep himself informed of the most current events.

- At the BOA hearing last Wednesday, the attorney for Coalitions for Arts, Jobs and Housing testified that his building 175 Langton Street had been converted into a dot.com rental building.

- Ms. Hestor perhaps did not investigate the facts before making allegations as she did.

- People who speak at these hearings should adopt the same procedures by the BOA and swear in all the witnesses so they testify under oath.


Robert Haaland - Vice President of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club

Re: Police Brutality

- An apology is required to the person who has brutally thrown to the ground because he went over his allowed 3 minutes to speak.

- Most of the Commissioners should resign because of what has been done to the Latino community and other neighborhoods.

Michael Green - Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

Re: Displacement of Residents of the Mission District

- He is not a politician, he is just a resident.

- This Commission has been instructed to make decisions for the best interest of the public.

- He is concerned with the families and children of the residents of the Mission because they are being displaced.

Patrick OíToole

- He is a small developer and constructs one building at a time.

- The homes of live/work developments are good.

- He attends Planning Commission meetings when he can.

- He would like for the Commission to not keep changing their minds.

Jerry Klein

Re: Housing

- He has been involved in the planning process for over 20 years.

- He understands that there are difficult problems the commission needs to face at every meeting.

- The choice has always been anti-housing.

- Many years ago, housing opportunities were lost.

- Every time he comes to commission meetings, housing opportunities are lost.

Joe OíDONAGHUE

Re: Misstatements from speakers

- A statement was made blasting the Commission.

- People are constantly complaining and making allegations that are not true.

- Ms. Hester is always against everything: she doesnít want live/work, and now she is against utility installation buildings.

Valerie Tulier - Latino Steering Committee

Re: People in the Mission are suffering

- She came to the Commission not to speak but was motivated to do so because of something that aprevious speaker said.

- It is a sin not to build housing for the poor or working class, not to build affordable housing, not to take into account the communityís needs, to have an arrogant attitude and not respect the culture of a neighborhood.

William F.Wilson

Re: He is against treatment people receive at hearings.

- He came last week to a commission meeting on a particular case.

- The item was never heard because after he sat there for 3 hours he had another commitment he had to keep.

- He tried to find out what had happened to the item and found out that it was continued.He was upset by that but he was more upset when people are pouring out their hearts and the Commission didnít want to hear them.Today there are a lot of personal attacks and this is not justified.

Mack Burton

Re: The City needs more jobs.

- He came to the commission a few years ago to request more developments that create more jobs.

- He commends the Commission for their hard work.

- It is very important to create jobs because this is a positive impact on everyone.


- He now owns his own company and can provide jobs for people.

Bernard Thomas

Re: He believes in the system of the Commission

- He brought a few people a while back so they could understand the system of the Planning Commission.

- He realized that in order to understand the system, people need to participate in the system.

- He believes that the Commission is doing a great job and have conducted meetings in an orderly fashion.

Michael Forkin - Manager of First American Title Company

Re: Live/Work Developments†††

- He has employed about 70 people, many are single mothers.The salary of these employees are generated by the money which is put into funds by live/work developments.

- When decisions are made by the Commission, realize that there are impacts that the Commission may not see weather it be positive or negative.

Eamon Hezlihy

- The only low-cost housing being built is being built by his company.

- He has lived in the Mission District and has had many projectsin the neighborhood.

- He has always been sensitive to the neighbors.

 

C.†††††††† COMMISSIONERSí QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

10.††††† Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 17, 2000.

 

SPEAKER(S):†††† None

ACTION: Continued to September 21, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††††† Mills

 

11.††††† Commission Matters

None

 

D.†††††††† DIRECTORíS REPORT

 

12.††††† Directorís Announcements.

 

1) 192 Majestic - He has done research on that and will meet with the speaker.He will thencome to the Commission with the results of his findings.

††††††††††††††††††††† 2) Planning Commission meetings will now be televised.

 

13.††††††† Review of Past Weekís Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals.

None

 

14.††††††† Status Report on Motion No. 14905, Conditional Use for 455-457 Arkansas Street,

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

- Project was approved on October 21, 1999 with 17 conditions of approval.Five of these conditions had a six month limit which would be April 29, 2000.

- As of April 29, 2000, three of these items still had not been met.

- The College requested an extension.

- The other items have been met as of August 2000.


- Staff is continually working with the project sponsor to make sure items are met.

- There has not been any opposition from the neighbors.

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTIONS:†††††††† None Required

 

15.††††††† Policy discussion on dwelling unit mergers, including 2 unit buildings to 1 unit.

 

- In 1989 the Commission passed unit merger policies.

- The merger of more than 1 dwelling unit requires Discretionary Review.

- All dwelling units intended to be merged should be for owner occupancy otherwise it still requires Discretionary Review.

 

SPEAKER(S):

Sue Hestor

- Mergers cause loss of housing.Why not take DR?

- The present policy is not fine.

ACTIONS:†††††††† On calendar for discussion only.Non action item.

 

Commissioner Theoharis:†††††††††† She agrees that a merger of more than 1 unit should have Discretionary Review.

 

Commissioner Antenore:††††††††††† He agrees with the comments Commissioner Theoharis made.He would be reluctant to simply stick to the current policy.We should be aware that when a merger is done, that it is only for families.10% of ownership should be higher.

 

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

 

16.††††††† 2000.666C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KEYLON: 558-6613)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4515A - 18TH STREET, south side between Clover and Douglass Streets, Lot 44 in Assessorís Block 2691- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.2(d) to establish a bed and breakfast inn, with two guestrooms, within the upper unit of an existing three story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Note: On September 7, 2000, following public testimony, the Commission closed public comment and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5-1 (Commissioner Joe voted No and Commissioner Chinchilla was absent).

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Motion to Disapprove was Adopted

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

NAYES:††††††††††† Joe

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION NO.†††† 15976

 

17.††††††† 2000.099CD†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM: 558-6290)


†††††††††† 1306- 10TH AVENUE, east side between Irving and Judah Streets; Lot 041 in Assessorís Block 1764 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 711.39 of the Planning Code to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and constructa new three-story-over-garage, three-unit building in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, and pending Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Note: On September 7, 2000, following public testimony, the Commission closed public comment and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5-1 (Commissioner Mills voted No and Commissioner Chinchilla was absent).

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Motion to Disapprove was Adopted

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION NO.†††† 15977

 

F.†††††††† REGULAR CALENDAR

 

18.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (RICH: 558‑6345)

General Plan Referral for urban design aspects of the Third Street Light Rail Project, including, station platforms, street lighting, trackway paving, and other urban design elements.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of conformance with the General Plan.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Without hearing, continued to October 5, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

19.††††††† 2000.745C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

801 38TH AVENUE, south west corner at Cabrillo Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1681Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.38 to provide a Residential Care Facility for seven or more persons. The proposal is to expand an existing Residential Care Facility currently authorized for up to six elderly patients, "Farol's Residential Care Home," increasing the number of patients to twelve or fewer.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approval with conditions.

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION NO.†††† 15978

 

20.††††††† 2000.824C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (YOUNG: 558-6346)


1351 GRANT AVENUE, west side between Vallejo and Green Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0131: -- Consideration of the possible revocation of conditional use or the possible modification of or placement of additional conditions per Planning Code Section 303(f) of a prior authorization to allow the establishment of a full-service restaurant and bar, approximately 3,400 square feet in floor area, within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to consider revocation, modification,orplacementofadditionalconditions on a conditional use authorization approved on December 17, 1998, for the conversion of a vacant commercial space,the former Figoni Hardware Store,into a full-service restaurant and bar, per Planning Code Sections 722.41 and 722.42.The proposed full-service restaurant and bar is located on the ground floor level of an existing three-story residential over commercial building.The proposal was approved under Building Permit Application No. 9912999.There have been unresolved complaints from the community in relation to the construction and operation of the facilities and the eviction of residential tenants within the building.

Planning Commission to schedule a subsequent hearing to consider the revocation, modification, or placement of additional conditions on the conditional use authorized in Motion No. 14785 under Case No. 1998.243C.

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Without hearing, continued to September 21, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

21.††††††† 2000.292C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)

772 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE, west side between 18th and 19th Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of dwellings at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,000 square feet of lot area (Section 209.1(h) of the Planning Code) in an RH-3 (Residential, House Districts, Three-Family) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approve with conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 27, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Toby Levy - Architect for Project

- The project is for a 4 unit building.

- This project would demolish a smaller building.

- These units will be townhouse units.

- They met with the neighbors and there was no opposition.

(+) Andy Forest

- He inspected the building and concluded that the building was in bad shape.

- Everything about the building is unserviceable.

(-) Sue Hestor

- When was the CU notice taken down?She referred several people in the Mission District and they couldnít figure out where the site was.

- CU signs are supposed to stay up until the hearing.

(-) Jerry Amansa

- She walked by the site and didnít see the notice either.

- The design of the house will be a townhouse style which makes it non-affordable.

- Affordable housing is so important in the Mission District as well as throughout the City.

(+) Joe OíDONAGHUE

- People knew of the site of this construction.

- Who took the notice down?That is the question.

- A homeowner owned the current building.The new construction will make the site into 4 units.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas


ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION:†††††††††† 15979

 

22.††††††† 2000.209C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MILLER: 558-6344)

1470 PINE STREET, north side between Polk and Larkin Streets, Lot 7A in Assessorís Block 645 ‑‑Request for authorization of a CONDITIONAL USE for a FIBER‑OPTIC TELEVISION and TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION in an existing one‑story building, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and an 80‑A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 10, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Bob Meyers - City Planning Consultant for ATT

- This project is important to ATT and the neighbors of Chinatown, Russian Hill and North Beach since it will provide state-of-the-art, fiber optic broadband.

- This central location or Ahub@ will house the equipment close to these neighborhoods.

- This is part of a citywide build out agreed to by an ordinance.

- The architect designed the project to blend with the neighborhood.All changes will occur on the inside.No changes will be made to the outside of the building.

- There will be landscaping in the front of the building.

- There will be no unattractive aerials because fiber optic technology requires cabling go underground.

- There were no other affordable sites.

- Letters and drawings were sent to tenants and everyone was in agreement.

 

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION No.††††† 15980

 

23.††††††† 2000.191X††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (LeBLANC: 558-6351)

61-69 CLEMENTINA STREET, south side of Clementina Street between First and Second Streets, Lots 36 and 37 in Assessor's Block 3736 -- Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance for Building Permit Application No. 200008299159, for the construction of a 95-foot tall, 7-story building with approximately 24,500 gross square feet of office space.The new structure would entirely cover the Project site, which consists of two lots with 50 feet of frontage on Clementina Street and a total area of approximately 3,750 square feet.The Project includes the demolition of a one-story building (Lot 37) and a three-story building (Lot 36) containing approximately 7,000 square feet of light industrial space.The existing buildings are currently vacant, and were most recently used as a woodworking shop.The site does not currently contain on-site parking or loading and no on-site parking or loading is required or proposed for the Project.Publicly-accessible open space in the form of an approximately 600-square foot terrace on the front of the building at the top (7th) floor will be provided pursuant to Planning Code Section 138.The Project does not seek any exceptions under Section 309 of the Code.The Project site lies within a C-3-O(SD) District (Downtown Office, Special Development), and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.


Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) David Cincotta:

- The project meets the requirements for Section 309.

- Staff has done an excellent job in presenting the report and working them throughout the project.

(+) Christiane Marsh - Project Architect

- The current building at the proposed site is uninhabitable with graffiti on the exterior.

- The design will make the exterior vents seem un-intrusive.

 

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with an additional condition: General advertising be prohibited at this site.

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

MOTION No.††††† 15998

 

G.†††††††† SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 3:45 P.M. the Planning Commission convened into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing.

 

24.††††††† 2000.343DDD††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (LIGHT: 558-6254)

22 LAUREL STREET, northeast side between Pacific and Jackson Streets, Lot 011A in Assessorís Block 0972 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 9927215, proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition to the front of the existing two-story dwelling and the addition of a second story deck at the rear in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve application as submitted.

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† All Drs have been withdrawn

 

25.††††††† 2000.637D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (FALLAY: 558-6367)

350 COLLINGWOOD STREET, Lot No. 006B in Assessorís Block No. 2751 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 2000/02/10/1497, to construct a three-story rear addition and to convert a two- unit building to a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with the condition that the third floor be eliminated and the side building wall of the proposed second floor be pulled back by five feet from the south side property line.

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† DR Withdrawn

 

26.††††††† 2000.232D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)


200 PAUL AVENUE, north side between Third Street and Bayshore Boulevard, Lots 001F and 001G in Assessor's Block 5431A - Staff Initiated Discretionary Review per Resolution No. 14861 for demolition of an industrial building in the Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) and the Industrial Protection Zone Buffer which does not result in displacement and construction of a new approximately 87,000 square foot industrial building.The property is in an M-1 (Light Industrial) District and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:Do not take discretionary review.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) David Prowler

- Staff did a great job with this project.

 

ACTION:†††††††††† Do not take DR and Approve Project as Proposed

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

Note:The following item will not be heard before 5:30 p.m.

 

27.††††††† 2000.009E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (JAROSLAWSKY: 558-5970)

1800 MISSION STREET - THE ARMORYAppeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration.Assessors block 3547, lot 001.The project site contains the State Armory building, a city landmark containing approximately 200,000 square feet.The proposed project includes rehabilitation of the building, addition and conversion of use from vacant to office use.The total new square footage of the structure would be approximately 300,000 and would include 32 below‑ground, off‑street parking spaces and a loading area.There would be no substantial expansion of the building envelope.The 68,722 square foot project site is composed of one lot containing frontages on Mission, Fourteenth and Julian Streets.The site is within a C‑M (Heavy Commercial) District and 65‑B Height and Bulk District within the Mission District neighborhood.A variance would be required to provide fewer than the Planning Code required amount of parking and loading spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Project Withdrawn

AYES:††††††††††††† Antenore, Joe, Theoharis, Chinchilla, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Mills

 

Adjournment: 3:53 p.m.

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY,OCTOBER 12, 2000.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 21, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

PRESENT:††††††††††††††††††† Baltimore, Chinchilla, Fay, Joe, Mills, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††††††††††††††† Theoharis

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT MILLS AT 1:37 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald G. Green - Director of Planning; Larry Badiner - Zoning Administrator; Scott Sanchez; Julian Banales; Allison Borden; Dan Dibartolo; Dario Jones; Kelley LeBlanc; Jonathan Purvis; Ann Marie Rodgers; Scott Edmondson; Andrea Wong; Sailesh Mehra;Nora Priego - Transcription Secretary; Linda D. Avery - Commission Secretary

 

A.†††††† ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.†††††††† 2000.397C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (KIM:558-6290)

1850 IRVING STREET, northeast corner at Irving Street and 20th Avenue; Lot 025 in Assessorís Block 1731- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the installation of 16 panel antennas and an interior equipment shelter on the ground floor of an existing mixed-use building as part of a wireless telecommunication network, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 105-A Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to construct a fiberglass extension to an existing rooftop penthouse and flush mount a total of 16 panel antennas on all four sides. Each antenna measures approximately 36" tall by 10.25" wide and 3" deep. The top of the antennas would be approximately 115'-6" above sidewalk grade.All antennas would be painted to match the fiberglass penthouse. The equipment cabinet would be located on the ground floor and would not be visible from the street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to September 28, 2000)

 


SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis, Chinchilla

 

2.†††††††† 2000.884D

688 POWHATTAN AVENUE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (PURVIS: 558-6354)

Appeal of a determination of compatibility, pursuant to Planning Code Section 242(e)(6)(B), of Building Permit Application No. 2000/04/04/6293, to construct a 3-story, single-family dwelling at a height of 30 feet and with two off-street parking spaces.The project site is within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation and is within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review

(Proposed for Continuance to October 5, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to October 5, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis, Chinchilla

 

3.†††††††† 2000.052E†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (JAROSLAWSKY: 558‑5970)

14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 50 and 56 ARCO WAYAppeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The vacant project site is located on lots 024 through 028, lot 032,lots 037 through 039 and lot 051 located on block 3154 within the Outer Mission District of the City of San Francisco.The proposed project includes the rezoning of the ten legal lots from Public (P) to Residential House‑One Family (RH‑1) with a 40‑X Height and Bulk Designation and the construction of one, single‑family structure on each legal lot.Each structure would be approximately 2,000 square feet, contain a two‑car garage and be a maximum of 30 feet in height.Nine lots would contain 25 feet of frontage along Arco Way and one lot would be a flag lot.The lots are along the northern side of Arco Way and range from 1,973 square feet to 9,900 square feet and abut the Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks to the north.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Proposed for Continuance to October 26, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Continued to October 26, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis, Chinchilla

 

4.†††††††† 2000.415C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

510 -3RD STREET, southwest corner of 3rd Street and Bryant Street, Lot 115 in Assessorís Block 3776 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 817.73 to install three sectors of antennas (four antennas in each sector) on the buildingís rooftop penthouse, in an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The antennas would be flush mounted to the penthouse approximately 85-feet above grade or 6.5-feet above the height of the buildingís parapet.†† As part of the proposal, a base transceiver station would be installed within the building.The installation of the antennas and related equipment would be part of a wireless telecommunications network operated by Nextel Communications.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval


(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 10, 2000)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved for Indefinite Continuance

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis, 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.

 

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))

 

Kevin Dill - Architect and Small Residential Developer

Re: 2135 and 2844 Greenwich

- He was here last week at the Planning Commission hearing.

- He is here because he would like the Commission to enforce the laws.

- There is a person who has been constructing additions to his home which are illegal andsomething needs to be done about it.

Patricia Vaughey

Re: Illegal Constructions/Not Following Commissionís Decisions

- She was the speaker who had spoken about the person who is construction illegal additions to his home.

- This person who is illegally constructing, should be held responsible for this.

- A DR is coming up at this property and she believes that the DR should be put on hold until this is cleared up.

Chris Daly - Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- There are about a hundred people who are occupying at the Bay View Bank Building.

- There are many groups of people who have come together to unite to try to get the Commission to do something yet it has come to a point where it is useless to speak to them.

Ron Groshardt

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents

- He lives in the Mission

- He would like to thank the Commission for listening to public comment.

Bill Barns

Re: Displacement of Mission District Residents/African American Residents


- He was here a few weeks ago regarding the census data and African Americans.

- The planning that the Planning Department is doing is starting to hold a lot of promise.

- The number of black people in civic life is troubling him.

- Hardly no one speaks of displacement of black people.

- He is troubled by the decisions the Commission is making yet he does believe in Civic life.

Jim Reid

- He is a building contractor

- He was disappointed to hear that the one voice of dissent of the Commission was fired.

- He immediately went to Voter Registration to apply for a petition to establish a recall.

- (He read a letter address to the Major requesting a recall.)

Sue Hestor

- She is having trouble with the mailing lists that the Department is using.

- She contacted staff at the Planning Department and requested a copy of the Mission District list.

- She was surprised to find out that many people should have been on that list.

- There is no adequate relief procedurally right now.

Joe OíDonaghue

- One cannot change a problem which has been around since 1978.

- One cannot build market rate housing in the South of Market.

- This Commissionís hands have been tied regarding market-rate housing.

Alice Barkley

- The issue of Best Foods case, Ms. Hestor knew about the case.

- Comments should be made when the item is called.

 

C.†††††††† COMMISSIONERSí QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5.††††††† Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 17, 2000.

 

ACTION: Approved

AYES:††††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††††† Theoharis

 

6.††††††† Commission Matters

 

Commissioner Mills:††††† She would like a status report 2135 and 2488 Greenwich and a status report on the Fillmore District.

 

7.††††††† Status Report of the Smith-Kettlewell Institute.

 

There has been an ongoing concern with the Smith-Kettlewell Institute properties (2209, 2238, 2244 and 2250-2252 Webster, 2389 Washington, 2470 Clay Street). In January of 2000, the members of the Webster Street Historic District came to the Landmarkís Advisory Board and informed them of the deteriorating condition of the houses.In March of 2000, Landmarkís Board requested the Commission to initiate enforcement procedures.In May of 2000, Staff was contacted that the houses were deteriorating and that there was misuse by the institution.In June of 2000, staff initiated a letter of violation.In July of 2000, it was confirmed that there was unauthorized uses by the institution.In August of 2000, the BOS initiated a resolution for Smith-Kettelwell to comply with the Planning Department.

 

John Sanger - Sanger and Olson - Representing Smith-Kettlewell Eye Institute.

- They are indeed anxious to cooperate with the City.


- He will be meeting with the Zoning Administrator next week.

- The Institute is looking very closely at returning 3 of the houses to residential or create an institutional master plan.

- The buildings will begin restoration and repairs.

Donald Langley - Friends of the Webster Street Historic District

- He would have liked to have more people from this district but just yesterday they found out that it was going to be on the calendar.

- 2389 Washington Street - Smith-Kettlewell said that they have been using this as a guest house.This would still require permits.

Mark Zier - Friends of the Webster Street Historic District

- He agrees with what Mr. Langley said.

- He is thankful to the Commission for having initiated this on the agenda.

Patricia Vaughey

- She was at the Board of Permit Appeals hearing.There were two cases which were not mentioned by Mr. Badiner: 20 6th Street

- People come with plans and application forms.The Department sends out a 311 notice.Then there is a change in plans.So what was sent out first no longer reflects what changes have been made.Should revisions be accepted after the 311 has gone out?

- There was another case: 537 Divisadero.Staff rejected this as outside their jurisdiction.

Joe OíDonaghue

- He lives in the area.He has no problem with the check cashing facility.

- Many people like check casing facilities.

 

D.†††††††† DIRECTORíS REPORT

 

8.††††††† Directorís Announcements.

Welcome New Commissioners

 

9.††††††† Review of Past Weekís Events at the Board of Supervisors & Board of Appeals.

BOS††††††

1. New live work legislation was introduced by Supervisor Katz.A status report will be presented in mid-October.

2. 2412 Greenwich - The Commission requested that a penthouse be removed.This was done by the owner.A roofing project was to go forward and the material for the roof is being covered by a blue tarp.What the neighbors considered the remainder of the penthouse is actually this construction material being covered up.

 

BOA

1) 310 Green Street - a DR, the Commission declined to take DR by a vote of +4-3.The board declined to disapprove the permit.The Commission was upheld on a vote of +5-0

 

Robin Jones - A long time Planning Department member, passed a way.

 

10.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS 2002 CONSULTANT CONTRACTS††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Consideration of a proposal to approve resolutions authorizing the Director of Planning to enter into contract with urban design, transportation planning, and economic and real estate consultants for funded work associated with the Better Neighborhoods 2002 program.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 


SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Without hearing, continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis, Chinchilla

 

E.†††††††† REGULAR CALENDAR

 

11.††††††† 2000.821Q ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (SANCHEZ:558-6679)

1649-57 GREENWICH STREET, south side between Gough and Franklin Streets, Lot 33 in Assessorís Block 521, five-unit residential condominium conversion subdivision in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) District.The proposal is to change the existing building to a condominium form of ownership and does not involve expansion, alteration, or demolition of the existing building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO.†††† 15981

 

12.††††††† 2000.538C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)

†††††††††††††††††††††† 3333 - 25TH STREET, also known as 1045 Capp Street, at the southeast corner of 25th Street and Capp Street, Lot 045, Assessorís Block 6527 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of sixteen (16) antennae on the roof of the existing building, comprised of four (4) sectors with four (4) antennae per sector, with the base transceiver station to be located on the roof, as part of a wireless communication network in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed) Moderate Density Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

Note: On September 7, 2000, following public comment, the Commission voted to continue the matter instructing project sponsor to provide bilingual notification and follow up meetings with the neighbors.Public Comment remains open.

 

Robert McCarthy - McCarthy and Schwartz - representing Metricom

- This site is a Preference 1 site.

- In response to Commissioner Salinasí request, 2 bilingual meetings were held regarding this item.

- Between 6 and 8 people attended meetings.

- There were 4 addresses which were given to them.

(-) Elizabeth Bell

- The site is a preference 1 only because itís a Pacific Bell switching building.

- Metricom should be able to find another location for their antennas.

- She is not in agreement with the standards.

- The area is filled with children, it is an extremely dense community and there is a senior center near by.

- The address (3333 25th Street) is not present in the Planning, Building and Assessorís Departments.

(-) Tina Gordon


- She is a native San Franciscan.

- She would like to remind the Commission that the reason this site is preferred is because itís a utility building yet it is in a neighborhood.

- 25th and Capp is located in an area which is becoming very cluttered.

- Fiber optic cables are being hung in all the intersections.These cables are thick and big and are visually distasteful.

- One of her concerns is health.

- If this proposal passes, they will appeal it at the BOA.

(-) Pat Gerber

- There are 3 items she wold like to address: 1) antenna farms 2) necessity of these antennas 3) discrepancy in the draft motion.

- She would like the Commission to deny this proposal.

- She would like the Commission to examine these maps.

(-) Daryll Fell

- He lives very close to the building where the antenna is proposed.

- He read a letter from tenants who live close also but could not come to the hearing.All opposed.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with the following conditions:†† Installation of 16 antennas only (four sets of four antennas).

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO.†††† 15982

 

13.††††††† 2000.824C†††††††† (YOUNG: 558-6346)

1351 GRANT AVENUE, west side between Vallejo and Green Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0131: -- Consideration of the possible revocation of conditional use or the possible modification of or placement of additional conditions per Planning Code Section 303(f) of a prior authorization to allow the establishment of a full-service restaurant and bar, approximately 3,400 square feet in floor area, within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to consider revocation, modification,orplacementofadditionalconditions on a conditional use authorization approved on December 17, 1998, for the conversion of a vacant commercial space,the former Figoni Hardware Store,into a full-service restaurant and bar, per Planning Code Sections 722.41 and 722.42.The proposed full-service restaurant and bar is located on the ground floor level of an existing three-story residential over commercial building.The proposal was approved under Building Permit Application No. 9912999.There have been unresolved complaints from the community in relation to the construction and operation of the facilities and the eviction of residential tenants within the building.

Planning Commission to schedule a subsequent hearing to consider the revocation, modification, or placement of additional conditions on the conditional use authorized in Motion No. 14785 under Case No. 1998.243C.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

 

SPEAKER(S):†† None

ACTION:†††††††††† Without hearing, continued to September 28, 2000

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

 

14.††††††† 2000.136C ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MARTIN: 558-6616)


1026 FOLSOM STREET, northwest corner of Folsom and Harriet Streets (between 6th and 7th Streets), Lot 015 in Assessorís Block 3731 -- Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow the construction of twelve live/work units in the Mixed Use Housing Buffer Zone, per Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861, and in the South of Market Service/Light Industrial/Residential (SLR) Mixed Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Alice Barkley - Representing Project Sponsor

- Based on suggestions from staff, the project has been redesigned in regards to the exterior.

- She had some letters of support (which she submitted to the Commission).

- The current tenants, Real Estate Times, knew that they would like to be relocated.The other tenants of the building approve of the project.

(+/-) Scott Yaffe

- He is here to support this project.The problem he is having is the way they were asked to leave where he conducts business.

- The property was purchased at the beginning of this year.

- He assumed that the building would be demolished or renovated, but he didnít know when.- All he wanted was time enough to relocate his magazine/Internet business.

- All he is asking is the same courtesy which the developer is asking from them.

(-) Ali Goss

- He is one of the tenants of the building.He was overlooked since his name is not on any of the reports.

- He has never received anything in the mail.

- The letter which was sent to the tenants, said that there were 5 spaces and 4 were vacant.That fact is inaccurate.The Planning Department was unaware that there were people being employed.There are 5 tenants which occupy this building.

- His received a letter from somebody stating that his rent was being increased 5 times: from $1,800 to $5,000.The letter didnít say who it was from.

- The developer promised to help and didnít.Then he gave them time to leave until the end of the year, and now the developer states that he has to leave by the end of November.

(+) Joe OíDonaghue

- There was a letter which was sent to Ali Goss.

- He has taken a stand on exactions.

- He has never agreed with evictions, he didnít know that one of the members of his organization had purchased the building.He finds it disturbing that the rent of the tenants had been increased.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with the added condition that the parties work to resolve their differences.

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO. ††† 15983

 

15.††††††† 2000.602C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (BORDEN: 558-6321)

4260 MISSION STREET,the southwest corner of Castle Manor Avenue and Mission Street; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 6802 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the installation of eleven panel antennas at the roof, and the associated equipment cabinet at the ground floor of an existing mixed-use building, as part of a wireless telecommunications network operated by Nextel Communications, pursuant to Planning Code Section 711.83, in the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.


Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Molly Keils

- This site was requested because of poor customer service and dropped calls and inability to make and receive calls.

- This site is a preference 5 site.

- They looked at other sites but none were appropriate enough.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO.†††† 15984

 

16.††††††† 2000.747C †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (DIBARTOLO:558-6291)

2302 POLK STREET, east side between Green and Union Streets; Lot 15 in Assessorís Block 548: -- Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 723.42 of the Planning Code to allow a Full-Service Restaurant in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to allow a Full-Service Restaurant to operate within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District.This proposal involves changing the use from a Bank to a Full-Service Restaurant.The bank at the above referenced address is currently vacant.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Robert Cubberly - Le Petit Robert Restaurant

- He is a partner on the proposed project.

- Thanks staff for helping him through this process.

- He has worked in San Francisco for 16 years in the restaurant industry.

- He found the location on Polk Street, the site has been vacant for many years.The neighborhood seems to be supporting the space for retail and/or commercial.He and his partner have gone into other restaurant businesses.

- Three months ago they opened a restaurant.The neighborhood has been very supportive of this project.

- He believes that this proposal will be good for the neighborhood and is confident that the neighborhood will embrace it.

(-) Tom Holton

- He lives in the neighborhood.He is here to oppose this project.There are 26 bars, coffee houses and restaurants as well as many retail establishments.This area is completely overwhelmed with people and traffic.There is no parking space at all.There are only 8 parking control officers on duty at night in the area.

- He would like the Commission to try to keep the area in itís current conformance.

(+) Claire McGhee - Past President of Russian Hill Neighbors

- Her organization supports this proposal.

- It would be a good addition to the neighborhood.

(-) Betty (Last name unclear)

- She cannot support this proposal because there are too many restaurants already in the neighborhood.

- Parking is of great concern as well.

(+/-) Patricia Vaughey

- She would love to have the restaurant come to Divisadero Street.


ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO.†††† 15985

 

17.††††††† 2000.710C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (JONES: 558-6477)

470 WEST PORTAL AVENUE, west side of West Portal Avenue between 15th Street and Saint Francis Blvd; Lot 008 in Assessors Block 2484 -- Request for a Conditional Use authorization to install a wireless telecommunication facility consisting of three (3) panel antennas and four (4) equipment cabinets on the rooftop of the existing unoccupied telecommunications facility building (Pacific Bell telephone switching facility) in the RH-1(D) (Residential, Detached, SingleFamily) District and a 40 - X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Robert Crebs - Representing Project Sponsor: Sprint PCS Wireless Service

- The conditional use petition complies with both the WTS guidelines and the San Francisco Municipal Code.

- The equipment will be installed behind a screened wall.

- This site is necessary to provide service to the residents of the West Portal area.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION NO.†††† 15986

 

18a.††††† 1999.216C††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (LeBLANC:558-6351)

741 ELLIS STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, a thru lot from Ellis to Willow Street; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0740 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to (a) construct a building exceeding 40 feet in height and (b) provide off-street parking in excess of that allowed as accessory in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District (#1) and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.The proposal is to construct a 4-story, approximately 50-foot high building with 9 dwelling units and 8 off-street parking spaces.The Zoning Administrator will conduct a joint hearing on a request for a Variance for (a) rear yard, (b) open space, and 8 permitted obstructions.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Van Li - Project Architect

- The project owner is here as well, in case there are any questions.

- The project meets all the requirements.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION No.††††† 15987

 

18b.††††† 1999.216V††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (LeBLANC:558-6351)


741 ELLIS STREET, south side between Polk and Larkin Streets, a thru lot from Ellis to Willow Street; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0740 in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District (#1) and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.-- REAR YARD, OPEN SPACE AND PERMITTED OBSTRUCTIONS VARIANCES SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct a 4-story, approximately 50-foot high building with 9 dwelling units and 8 off-street parking spaces without providing the required rear yard or open space, and including permitted obstructions that exceed the allowable dimensions.

 

SPEAKER(S):†† Same as item 18a

ACTION:†††††††††† Zoning Administrator has closed the public hearing and has taken the matter under advisement.

 

19.††††††† 2000.553C†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (PURVIS: 558-6354)

1129 FOLSOM STREET, south side between 7th and 8th Streets, through lot from Folsom Street to Decker Alley; Lot99in Assessor's Block 3755 --Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861 to permit the conversion of a two-story commercial building into a mixed-use, commercial and live/work building containing one live/work unit.The site is within an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation and is within the IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone) Buffer.

Preliminary Recommendation:Approval with Conditions

 

 

SPEAKER(S):

(+) Josh Prior

- He is the owner of 1129 Folsom.

- This is a property which he purchased in 1970.He has been working there for the last 30 years.

- He would like to make an apartment so he can live in the back of the building.

ACTION:†††††††††† Approved with conditions as drafted

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION No.††††† 15988

 

20.††††††† 1999.296M††††††† (RODGERS:558‑6395)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY FACILITIES ELEMENT‑‑CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION‑‑Public hearing and consideration of adoption of the Telecommunications Facilities Section, an amendment to the Community Facilities Element of the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco. The Telecommunications Facilities Section contains objectives and policies for the siting, visual appearance, and distribution of wireless telecommunications services facilities in San Francisco. The Section is based upon the San Francisco Planning Departmentís August 15, 1996 Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Telecommunications Facilities Section.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(-) Douglas Loranger - San Francisco Antenna-Free Union

- He is here to comment regarding trying to keep San Francisco antenna installations limited only to preference 1 locations.

- This is a partial revision to the 1996 guidelines which should have been included in the case report to the Commissioners.

- This document states a lot of information not given to the Commissioners.

(-) Christopher Beaver - Noe Valley Families andSan Francisco Antenna-Free Union


- He is familiar with the Telecommunications Department and Telecommunications Commission.

- There is considerable scientific evidence that the transmissions from the antennas are harmful to people.

- This information should have been seriously considered and the wishes of the neighborhood should be considered.

- This telecommunications plan should be rejected.The people who came up with this plan should go back and redo it.

- There should be a moratorium on developments with telecommunications

(-) Steven Gamboa Eastman -San Francisco Antenna-Free Union

- He has lived in San Francisco for 25 years.

- He is a mathematician.

- He has looked at some of the scientific evidence on the health effects on microwave transmissions on humans.

- In an area where there is controversy on science, minimizing the number of sites would be appropriate.Sites should be chosen where there is minimum impact on people.

(-) Tracy Hughes - San Francisco Antenna-Free Union

- She dittos everything the previous speakers have said.

- People donít know about these health studies.

- People who live in the neighborhoods speak limited English.

(-) Gordon (Last name unclear) - San Francisco Antenna-Free Union

- He would like to have this Telecommunications guidelines revised to say that there should be a moratorium on antenna installations.

- The city of Sausalito has placed a moratorium on antenna installations.

- A city in Pennsylvania has also placed a moratorium on antenna installations.

- If youíre not going to have a moratorium, the language should be taken out regarding playgrounds, etc.

(-) Patricia Vaughey

- She was in one of the groups which helped to write the guidelines.

- The department has to double check the mailing list they have.

- The Commission should look into the health aspects of these antennas.

- Certain sections of the city have a high concentration of microwave transmission.

- The Telecommunications Commission is rude, and donít let you speak.

Robert McCarthy - Representing Cellular One and Metricom

- Experts came and concluded that the average radiation from a cell site is 200 times less than the microwave oven in our homes.

- The guidelines state that these antennas should be installed only in public buildings and not in residential buildings.

ACTION:†††††††††† No Commission action.The public hearing was closed for today.However, it will be reopened when this item is rescheduled and brought back to the commission.

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

 

21.††††††† 2000.200E††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (EDMONDSON: 558-6384)


2412 Harrison Street Live/Work Development -- Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration: The project site is located on Block 3612, Lot 2, at 2412 Harrison Street between 20th and 21st Streets and adjacent to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department's Mission Center.The project sponsor proposes to demolish the two existing commercial warehouse buildings (2-stories and 1-story, respectively), a total of 16,736 square feet. The project sponsor proposes to construct a 40-foot high 3-story building containing parking and live/work units on the ground floor and live/work units on the upper floors for a total of 28 parking spaces and 28 live/work units.New construction would total about 50,140 square feet, of which approximately 36,370 square feet would be live/work space, 3,470 square feet would be common area (including circulation and lobby), and 10,300 square feet would be a ground-floor parking garage (28 independently accessible off-street parking spaces, one (1) off-street loading space, mechanical space and tenant storage).The proposed building would have 100% lot coverage at the ground level.The upper floors would be set back 15' from the rear property line.The building would have an FAR of 2.6 to 1, less than the allowable 5:1.The project site is located in the C-M Heavy Commercial Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.It lies within the Mixed Use Housing Zone of the Industrial Zoned Land Interim Zoning Controls where new live/work development is a principally permitted use.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration

 

SPEAKER(S):

(-) Sue Hestor - Representing Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition

- She has requested the files from the Planning Department yet she has not been able to see the files.If there is a bad mailing list, people will not come to meetings or hearings.

- She raised questions about Best Foods building.There are a lot of dot.coms in the Best Foods facility.

- She asked staff in her appeal about the cumulative impact on live/work developments.

(+) Alice Barkley - Project Sponsor

-The appeal has no merit.There is no evidence submitted that this live/work project will have any significant impact on the environment.

- There is nothingwrong with the Best Foods project.There were traffic studies and analysis done as well.

Joe OíDonaghue

- Even before this case came to the Commission, during community meetings, the Best Foods project did not have much opposition.

- This project is excellent and it should be approved.

ACTION:†††††††††† Negative Declaration Upheld

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

MOTION No.††††† 15989

 

G.††† SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 4:35 P.M. the Planning Commission convened into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing.

 

22.††††††† 2000.200D

2412 HARRISON STREET††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (A. WONG: 558-6381)


This is a voluntary Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2000/08/02/6780 and Building Permit Application No. 2000/08/02/6778, proposing to demolish two buildings (one, one-story and one, two-story) and to construct a 28-unit live/work project.The project site is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and a Mixed-Use Housing Zone.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with conditions.

 

(+) Alice Barkley - Representing Project Sponsor and DR Requestor

- The project sponsor requested Discretionary Review because of concerns expressed by the Department of Recreation and Park over the potential conflict between the use of the Mission Center and the construction.

- In the conditions of approval, she wants to make sure that it agreements reached with the Recreation and Park Department are noted on the notice of special restrictions.

(-) Sue Hestor

- Page 2 of her appeal on this project states that discussions should be made regarding the mixed use housing area regarding the need for new housing in particular for affordable housing.

- 100% of the space which is going to housing in the IPZ is going to non-family housing.It is going to upper income housing.

- El Tecolote stated that one of the most astonishing things going on in the Mission District is that there are no children--an article provided by a health organization.

- Donít go out to the community and tell people how much you care about families when projects are being approved for non-family units.

(+) Joe OíDonaghue

- Proposition M had a disastrous effect on housing.After Prop M passed, a moratorium was enacted against housing in the Sunset and in the Richmond.

ACTION:†††††††††† No Discretionary Review.Project approves as submitted.

AYES:††††††††††††† Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:††††††††† Theoharis

 

23.††††††† 2000.932D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (BRESSANUTTI: 575-6892)

637 NATOMA STREET/1132 HOWARD STREET, between 7th Street and 8th Street, Lots 015 and 036 in Assessor's Block 3727--Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9826478s for new construction of a 3-story (plus mezzanines) building containing nine live/work units and 10 ground level off-street parking spaces.The project is within the RED (Residential Enclave District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District along Natoma Street, and the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District along Howard Street, and in a Mixed Use Housing Zone.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve as proposed.

 

SPEAKER(S):None

ACTION:††††††††† DR Withdrawn

 

24.††††††† 2000.775D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MEHRA:558-6257)

1111 LAKE STREET, south side between Funston and 12th Avenues, Lot 048 in Assessorís Block 1372 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 200003275485S, proposing to construct a five foot by fourteen foot, three-story horizontal addition at the rear and three foot by twelve foot addition at the side of a three-story, single-family house in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application as submitted.

 


SPEAKER(S):

(-) Jim Frost - DR Requestor

- His concern is that there will be a 3-story building constructed right next to his house.

- He understands that although the construction meets code, his kitchen will become a dungeon.

- The proposed construction will change the quality of life to him and his family.

(+) Paul Rotter - Project Architect

- The project meets requirements and the Planning Code.

- The addition is modest

- The light will minimally be diminished but the light well will complement some of the light.

- There is a plant which diminishes some light already.

ACTION:††††††††† No DR - ProjectApproved

AYES: Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:†††††††† Theoharis

 

25.††††††† 2000.876D†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (MEHRA:558-6257)

2763 GREEN STREET, south side between Baker and Broderick Streets, Lot 024 in Assessorís Block 0955 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 200003295753S, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear of a two-story single-family house in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.†† Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application as submitted.

 

SPEAKER(S):

(-) Tony Snyder

- He would like the Commission to review this project thoroughly.

- He is concerned with the rear addition only.

(+) Dare Hopkins

- He and his wife purchased their house about 10 years ago.Their house is the smallest on the block.They have studied the possibilities of expansion for 4 years.They love the neighborhood.They cannot construct up so instead they can only build on the back.

(+) John Gaddy

- He lives across the street of the proposed project.

- He has lived in this block for many years.

- He is in support of the construction.

ACTION:††††††††† No DR - Project Approved

AYES: Joe, Baltimore, Mills, Chinchilla, Fay, Salinas

ABSENT:†††††††† Theoharis

 

Adjournment:†† 5:30p.m. in honor of Robin Jones

 

 

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2000.

 

 

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