Planning Commission Calendars (Agendas)

 

October 2000


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SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Board of Supervisors Chambers - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 5, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Vice President:  Beverly Mills

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore, Hector Chinchilla, Cynthia Joe , William W. Fay, Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

Commission Secretary:  Linda D. Avery


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

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION ST., 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

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


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

 

Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

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

 

For more information related to Planning Commission matters, please call Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary, at

(415) 558-6407

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the  J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the Citys efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

 

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

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall  Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5163 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the Citys website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th Floor Reception.

 

 

 

 


1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:      Commission President:              Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President:       Beverly Mills

Commissioners:                                     Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

William W. Fay; Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

A.         ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.         1999.579C                                                                                     (GORDON: 558-6309)

301 1ST STREET, at the southeast corner of First and Folsom Streets, Lot 32 in Assessor's Block 3748 -- Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process to allow: (1) a structure over 40 feet in height in an R zoning district per Planning Code Section 253; (2) site coverage at ground level exceeding 80% on a sloping site per Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B); (3) separation between towers, above a height of 150 feet, of 80 feet rather than 150 feet, as required by Planning Code Section 270(e), pursuant to Planning Code 271; (4) exceptions to bulk limits of the "R" bulk district as stated in Planning Code Section 270 (e), pursuant to Planning Code Section 271; (5) parking within 25 feet of the street frontage on the ground floor on a small portion of the site per Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(5)(C); (6) a reduction in the loading requirement of Planning Code Section 152 from 2 spaces to 1 space per Planning Code Sections 304; (7) a small portion of the common open space to be provided in solaria (the fitness room and activity room) per Planning Code Sections 135(g)(3), 249.1(c)(4) and 304(d)(3);and (8) up to 1,000 gross square feet of the commercial space to be a small self-service restaurant as required by Planning Code Sections 304(d)(5) and 710.44. The site is within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial High Density) District and the Rincon Hill Special Use District - Residential Subdistrict.  The northern portion of the site is in a 200-R Height and Bulk district; the southern portion of the site is in a 250-R Height and Bulk district. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to October 12, 2000)

 

2.         2000.884D                                                                                       (PURVIS: 558-6354)

688 POWHATTAN AVENUE, 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 21, 2000)                                                 

(Proposed for Continuance to October 12, 2000)

 

3.         1997.433A                                                                                   (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

22 ALTA STREET,  north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets.  Lot 34A in Assessor's Block 106 -- Request for Certificate of Appropriateness authorization, under Article 10 of the Planning Code, to construct a new, one-unit, residential building, two-stories at the front (Alta Street) elevation and five-stories at the rear in the Telegraph Hill Historic District.  The subject property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Proposed for Continuance to October 19, 2000)


 

4.         1998.967C                                                                                        (MILLER: 558-6344)

3132 - 23RD STREET, northeast corner at Shotwell Street, Lot 20 in Assessor’s Block 2628 - Planning Commission-mandated one-year review for compliance with conditions of approval of Motion No.14810 authorizing a CONDITIONAL USE to establish a PLANT NURSERY WITH ASSOCIATED RETAIL SALES in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 17, 2000)

Note: On May 11, 2000, the Commission continued the matter to August 17, 2000 to allow compliance with conditions of approval.

Note: On August 17, 2000, the Commission continued the matter to  October 5, 2000.  This continuance is to allow for the required variance hearing to take place -- currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2000.

Note: Results from the Variance Hearing rescheduled for October 25, 2000 will be reported to the Commission on November 9, 2000.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 9, 2000)

 

5.         2000.943TZ                                                                                         (LORD: 558-6311)

GLEN PARK SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT - Consideration of a proposal to amend the Planning Code (Zoning Ordinance) by modifying the current  NC-2 zoning controls  in the vicinity of Monterey Boulevard, Diamond and Bosworth Streets to create a Glenn Park Special Use District.  The proposed changes to the existing NC-2 zoning include;

* use controls intended to prohibit new non-residential uses that exceed 3,999 square feet of floor area; and

* map amendments to include the following Assessor's Blocks and Lots in the Glenn Park Special Use Subdistrict.  Assessor's Block/Lot - 6739/006; 6740/003, 003A, 004, 017, 018, 019, 020; 6742/007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 014A, 019, 020, 021, 022, 029, 030, 031; 6744/020, 021, 025, 026, 027, 031; 6745/025A, 026, 027, 028, 029, 044, 046, 060, 063; 6756/001, 009, 010, 011, 036; 6768/001, 003, 004, 037, 038, 039, 045.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

6.         2000.682C                                                                             (BRESSANUTTI: 575-6892)

290 VALENCIA STREET, northwest corner of 14th Street; Lot 10 in Assessor's Block 3533:  Request for Conditional Use Authorization, per Section 303(e) of the Planning Code, to change the existing Conditional Use Authorization for a 36-unit senior apartment project, approved for rental units, to allow owner-occupied units as well as rental units.  All other aspects of the existing approval, including the occupancy by senior citizens and the requirement that 10 percent of the units be below market rate, would remain unchanged.  The project is in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Disapprove.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

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))

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

7.         Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 24, 2000 and September 7, 2000.

 

8.         Commission Matters

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

9.         Director’s Announcements.

 

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

 

11.        Status Report of the Job Housing Program

 

12.        Status Report on Supervisors Katz’ Legislation regarding live/work.

 

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

 

13.        1999.543DD                                                                                    (WOODS: 558-6315)

338 - 12TH AVENUE, east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Streets, Lot 33 in Assessor’s 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 September 14, 2000)

 

F.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

14.        2000.1007T                                                                                         (LORD: 558-6311)


LIVE-WORK TO LOFT HOUSING AMENDMENT, Initiate amendments to Part II, Chapter 11, of the San Francisco Municipal Code (Planning Code) by amending Sections 102.7 and 102.13 to redefining "live/work" units as "loft housing" and classifying them as residential uses; repealing Section 233 regarding live/work; adding Section 232 to establish requirements for loft housing that would subject it to existing live/work controls except that there would be no restriction on the nature of work which could be performed in the unit so long as the use is permitted in the SSO (Service/Secondary Office) zoning district and no requirement that the occupant(s) work in the unit, would require loft housing to comply with inclusionary housing policies, would establish and in-lieu payment for affordable housing requirements in the 40/85 foot height district contained wholly within the South of Market Residential Service District (RSD), would require loft housing in residential areas to comply with all requirements for residential uses including the residential design guidelines, would require loft housing constructed in areas not zoned residential to comply with all requirements for residential uses except for height, front setback and open space requirements, would prohibit existing live/work units from being used or converted to office space, and establishes minimum dwelling unit air and light exposure standard; states that this ordinance supersedes any inconsistent Planning Commission policies.

Preliminary Recommendation: Initiate

15.                                                                                                                   (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 contormance with the General Plan.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 7, 2000)

 

16.        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.  

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000)

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration

 

17.        1999.410E                                                                                    (HELMUTH: 558-5971)


450 RHODE ISLAND STREET DEVELOPMENT- CERTIFICATION OF THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT - The project site occupies Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 001, bounded by 17th, Rhode Island, Kansas and Mariposa Streets, and is in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, in an Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposed project would involve the demolition of an existing auto service and repair facility and the construction of a four-story, six-level building to provide approximately 312,724 square feet of multimedia space.  The building would also provide 546 Off-street parking spaces, 80 bicycle spaces and two off-street loading spaces.  Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed.  The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on July 25, 2000.  The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs.  Public comment on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000)

                                                                                                                        18.            1999.410C         (SCOTT: 558‑6317)

450 RHODE ISLAND STREET. Assessor’s Block 3978, Lot 001, bounded by 17th, Rhode Island, Kansas and Mariposa Streets ‑‑Request for Conditional Use Authorization (Planned Unit Development) to allow an alternate method of height measurement, provision of more parking than the maximum and findings related to demolition of an industrial building.. The proposed project would demolish a one story steel frame building occupied by an auto  repair service (S. & C. Motors) to construct a new campus style building containing approximately 295,000 sq. ft. of Multimedia/business service space, ranging in height from 16.5 to 49.5 feet, and providing 546 parking spaces.  The 80,000 sq. ft. site is in an M‑1 (Light Industrial) zoning district, Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) and in a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000)

 

19.        2000.035C                                                                                       (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

1101-1123 FILLMORE STREET, northwest corner of Fillmore Street  and Golden Gate Avenue; Lot 052, in Assessor's Block 0755 --  Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of nine antennas and a base transceiver station on an existing 31-unit apartment building as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  The subject site is within the Western Addition A-2 Redevelopment Area and is a Preference 5 location.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 24, 2000)

 

20.        1999.812L                                                                                           (LIGHT: 558-6254)

3200 CALIFORNIA STREET, north side of the street between Presidio Avenue and Walnut Street, Lot 6 in Assessor’s Block 1021: The San Francisco Planning Commission will consider a proposal for Landmark Designation of the San Francisco  Jewish Community Center.  The proposal for Landmark Designation of this property was recommended by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at its regular hearing of August 16, 2000. The site is in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) zoning district, and a 40-X height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Disapproval

 

G.         SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING


At Approximately 4:00 P.M. the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.  Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five  (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each.  The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each.  At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal.  Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time  or date as determined by the Commission.

 

21.        1999.243D                                                                                    (BANALES: 558-6339)

673-683 BRANNAN STREET/168-178 BLUXOME STREET, south side of Brannan Street between 5th and 6th Streets, Lots 20 and 21 in Assessor's Block 3785, Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permits Application Nos. 9907388 through 9907391, proposing new construction of 177 live/work units. The subject property is in a SLI (Service / Light Industrial) Zoning District and  a 50-X Height-Bulk District.  It also lies within the Industrial Protection Zone, pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary review; approve project as proposed.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000)

 

22.        1999.858D                                                                                 (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

241 - 8TH STREET, east side between Howard and Clementina Streets,  Lots 35 and 36 (to be merged) in Assessor's Block 3730 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 200005220612, proposing to demolish an existing shed building and to construct an approximately 50-foot tall building containing 14 live/work units and 14 off-street parking spaces in an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendations: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

 

Adjournment: ____

 

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Board of Supervisors Chamber - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 12, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Vice President:  Beverly Mills

Commissioners:  Roslyn Baltimore, Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay, Cynthia Joe, Jim Salinas, Sr.,

 

Commission Secretary:  Linda D. Avery


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

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION ST., 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

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

 


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

 

Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

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

 

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

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the  J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City=s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

 

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

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall  Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5163 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the City=s website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th Floor Reception.

 

 

 

 


1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:      Commission President:              Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President:       Beverly Mills

Commissioners:                                     Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

 

A.         ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.         1999.579C                                                                                     (GORDON: 558-6309)

301 1ST STREET, at the southeast corner of First and Folsom Streets, Lot 32 in Assessor's Block 3748 --  A proposal to develop the site with up to 342 dwelling units, approximately 10,300 square feet of ground floor and second floor retail and professional services space, and 342 to 349 independently accessible parking spaces and 113 tandem spaces. Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process to allow: (1) a structure over 40 feet in height in an R zoning district per Planning Code Section 253; (2) site coverage at ground level exceeding 80% on a sloping site per Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B); (3) separation between towers, above a height of 150 feet, of 80 feet rather than 150 feet, as required by Planning Code Section 270(e), pursuant to Planning Code 271; (4) exceptions to bulk limits of the "R" bulk district as stated in Planning Code Section 270 (e), pursuant to Planning Code Section 271; (5) parking within 25 feet of the street frontage on the ground floor on a small portion of the site per Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(5)(C); (6) a reduction in the loading requirement of Planning Code Section 152 from 2 spaces to 1 space per Planning Code Sections 304; (7) a small portion of the common open space to be provided in solaria (the fitness room and activity room) per Planning Code Sections 135(g)(3), 249.1(c)(4) and 304(d)(3);and (8) up to 1,000 gross square feet of the commercial space to be a small self-service restaurant as required by Planning Code Sections 304(d)(5) and 710.44. The site is within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial High Density) District and the Rincon Hill Special Use District - Residential Subdistrict.  The northern portion of the site is in a 200-R Height and Bulk district; the southern portion of the site is in a 250-R Height and Bulk district. 

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 19, 2000)

 

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

1062 OAK STREET, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets, Lot 19 in Assessor’s Block 1216 - Request to amend the Planning Code Zoning Map to  reclassify 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 allow  the 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 address proposed modifications only.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 14, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 26, 2000)

 

2b.        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 Assessor’s 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 address proposed modifications only.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 14, 2000)

 (Proposed for Continuance to October 26, 2000)

 

3.         2000.474E                                                                                      (KUGLER: 558-5983)

1001 17th Street. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration.   The proposed project is located at the southwest corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in the northern portion of the Potrero Hill Neighborhood (lots 9 & 10 of Assessor’s Block 3987).  The project would remove an existing single-story warehouse with office mezzanine and adjacent storage yard and would construct a new four-level over basement, 50-foot tall, commercial building of approximately 68,290 sq.ft. for business service use with retail on the ground floor. The site has an  approximate area of 15,361 sq. ft.. The building entrance and access to the 57 spaces of parking (50 independently accessible and 7 tandem) in the ground and basement levels would be from Pennsylvania Avenue while the loading dock entrance would be off 17th Street.  Along with about 37,000 sq.ft. of commercial/business service uses the building would contain about 2,550 sq.ft. of retail space and about 28,740 sq.ft. of parking/building service area.  The proposed building would be constructed to cover the entire site. The site is zoned M-2 with a 50-X Height/Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 16, 2000)

 

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))

 

C.       COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4..       Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of August 24, September 7, 14, 21, 2000.            .

 

5.        Commission Matters

 

6.        PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE: Consideration of a proposal to amend Article IV, Section 8 of the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission by amending the Order of Business.  The Planning Commission will hear testimony and consider a proposal to amend their Rules and Regulations by altering the location of the  Public Comment category of their Regular Meeting agenda to allow for a more efficient use of the public’s time and participation.

 

D.       DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.        Director’s Announcements.

 

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

 

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

 

9.        1999.639D                                                                                            (ARCE: 558-5986)

265 TINGLEY STREET, on the south side of the intersection of Tingley Street and San Jose Avenue, Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 6781 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 9505908S, proposing to construct a new single-family house on a vacant lot in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation at this time.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2000).

Note: On February 3, 2000, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this matter to 2/17/00 with instructions to staff to explore and address traffic concerns.

The vote was +7 -0.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2000)

 

10.      1999.543DD                                                                                      (WOODS: 558-6315)

338 - 12TH AVENUE, east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Streets, Lot 33 in Assessor’s 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.

Note: On October 5, 2000, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take Discretionary Review and approve as agreed with the Discretionary Review Requestor and Sponsor by a vote of +7 -0. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)


 

F.        REGULAR CALENDAR            

 

11.                                                                                                                   (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 October 5, 2000)

 

12.      1999.603E                                                                                     (GITELMAN: 559-5977)

555 MISSION STREET OFFICE PROJECT.  Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed project involves demolition of  six existing buildings and construction of a new 31‑story building (about 455 feet tall including parapet) containing about 557,000 gross square feet (gsf) of office space, about 8,000 gsf of retail space, and about 38,990 gsf of below grade parking (about 150 valet spaces in two levels).  A plaza of about 11,000 sf would be constructed between the new building and the office building at 101 Second Street to the west.  The project site is on the south side of Mission Street, between First and Second Streets, and within the C‑3‑O (Downtown Office) zoning district; Assessor’s Block 3721, Lots 69, 70, 78, 79, 80, and 81.  Please Note: the public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed.  The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 29, 2000.  The Planning Commission does not  conduct public review of Final EIRs.  Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify EIR.

 

13.      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.  

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration

 


14.      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,  or  placement  of  additional  conditions 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 possible eviction of residential tenants within the building. 

Preliminary Recommendation: 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 28, 2000)

 

15.      2000.579C                                                                                         (PURVIS: 558-6354)

50-68 JULIAN AVENUE, west side between 14th and 15th Streets, a through lot from Julian Avenue to Caledonia Street; Lot  22  in Assessor's Block 3547 --  Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 726.81, 726.11, 726.21 and 726.24 to construct a large institution on a lot greater than 3,000 square feet, with a non-residential use size greater than 3,000 square feet, and with an outdoor activity area, within the Valencia Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) with a 50-X height and bulk designation.  The project would involve demolition of three 3-story buildings on the site and construction of a 4-story, 26,560 gross-square-foot, 80-bed residential care facility.  The facility would include counseling offices, a small mental health clinic, administrative offices, community space, and eight off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

Adjournment: ____

 

 

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

 

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

 

Board of Supervisors Chambers- Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 19, 2000

1:30 PM

 

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Anita Theoharis

Vice President:  Beverly Mills

Commissioners:  Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

Commission Secretary:  Linda D. Avery


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

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION ST., 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

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

 


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

 

Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

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

 

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

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the  J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City=s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

 

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

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall  Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5163 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the City=s website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

   3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th Floor Reception.

 

 

 

 


1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:      Commission President:              Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President:       Beverly Mills

Commissioners:                                     Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

A.         ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1.         2000.746C                                                                                        (YOUNG: 558-6346)

898 STOCKTON STREET, Clay and Sacramento Streets: Lot 17 in Assessor’s Block 0225: -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 812.49 and 812.26 of the Planning Code to convert retail commercial space into a financial service institution at the ground floor and mezzanine level of an existing three-story building with an ATM (automated bank teller machine) walk-up facility at the property line within the CR-NC (Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District) and 65-A Height and Bulk District. 

WITHDRAWN

 

2.         1999.579E                                                                                  (NISHIMURA: 558-5967)

301 - 1ST STREET, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The proposed project is removal of a 200+‑space parking lot, and new construction of a two‑tower residential building consisting of 342 dwelling units, 454 residential parking spaces and seven retail employee parking spaces, and 10,300 square feet of retail space on an approximately 38,000‑square‑foot site on the southeast corner of Folsom Street, Lot 32 in Assessor’s Block 3748; within an RC‑4 (Residential‑Commercial, Combined, High‑Density) District, Rincon Hill Special Use District ‑Residential Subdistrict, and 200‑R and 250‑R Height and Bulk Districts.  One tower, on the north portion of the building, would be 200 feet high and the other tower on the south side of the building would be 250 feet high.  Parking would be provided from two levels to five levels below ground on the sloping site with the entrance/exit on First Street and an exit on Grote Place off of Folsom Street, where access also would be provided for one off‑street truck loading space.

PLEASE NOTE: The public hearing on the EIR is closed.  The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on August 29, 2000.  The Planning Commission does not conduct public reviews of Final EIRs.  Public comment on the EIR certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation:   Certify the Environmental Impact Report

(Proposed for Continuance to October 26, 2000)

 

3.         1999.579C                                                                                     (GORDON: 558-6309)


301 - 1ST STREET, at the southeast corner of First and Folsom Streets, Lot 32 in Assessor's Block 3748 --   proposal to develop the site with up to 342 dwelling units in two buildings (one of approximately 200 feet in height, the other of approximately 250 feet in height), approximately 10,300 square feet of ground floor and second floor retail and professional services space, and 342 to 349 independently accessible parking spaces and 113 tandem spaces. Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process to allow: (1) a structure over 40 feet in height in an R zoning district per Planning Code Section 253; (2) site coverage at ground level exceeding 80% on a sloping site per Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B); (3) separation between towers, above a height of 150 feet, of 80 feet rather than 150 feet, as required by Planning Code Section 270(e), pursuant to Planning Code 271; (4) exceptions to bulk limits of the "R" bulk district as stated in Planning Code Section 270 (e), pursuant to Planning Code Section 271; (5) parking within 25 feet of the street frontage on the ground floor on a small portion of the site per Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(5)(C); (6) a reduction in the loading requirement of Planning Code Section 152 from 2 spaces to 1 space per Planning Code Sections 304; (7) a small portion of the common open space to be provided in solaria (the fitness room and activity room) per Planning Code Sections 135(g)(3), 249.1(c)(4) and 304(d)(3);and (8) up to 1,000 gross square feet of the commercial space to be a small self-service restaurant as required by Planning Code Sections 304(d)(5) and 710.44. The site is within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial High Density) District and the Rincon Hill Special Use District - Residential Subdistrict.  The northern portion of the site is in a 200-R Height and Bulk district; the southern portion of the site is in a 250-R Height and Bulk district. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 26, 2000)

 

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))

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of 9/28/00 & 10/5/00

 

5.         Commission Matters

 

6.         PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE: Consideration of a proposal to amend Article IV, Section 8 of the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission by amending the Order of Business.  The Planning Commission will hear testimony and consider a proposal to amend their Rules and Regulations by altering the location of the  Public Comment category of their Regular Meeting agenda to allow for a more efficient use of the public’s time and participation.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 12, 2000)

 

 

 


D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements.

 

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

 

9.         Briefing on Jobs, Housing and the Use of Industrial Land.

 

10.        Status Report  -  1271-79 Lombard Street

 

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

 

11.        1999.543DD                                                                                    (WOODS: 558-6315)

338 - 12TH AVENUE, east side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Streets, Lot 33 in Assessor’s 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.

Note: On October 5, 2000, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take Discretionary Review and approve as agreed with the Discretionary Review Requestor and Sponsor by a vote of +7 -0. 

Note: On October 12, 2000, the Commission passed a vote of +7-0 to keep public comment closed with the exception of testimony regarding the accuracy of new plans.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 12, 2000)

 

F.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

12.        JOBS-HOUSING LINKAGE PROGRAM                                                                                (GREEN: 558-6411)

CONSIDERATION OF INITIATING AMENDMENT OF THE PLANNING CODE AND CONSIDERATION OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ORDINANCE NOS. 00276 AND 00277; Sections 313 through 313.14, and by adding 313.15, to rename the AOFFICE AFFORDABLE HOUSING PRODUCTION PROGRAM@ as the AJOBS-HOUSING LINKAGE PROGRAM,@ to apply the program to all new and expanded hotel space of at least 25,000 square feet, to all new and expanded entertainment space of at least  50,000 square feet, and to all new and expanded retail space of at lest 100,000 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Initiate

 

13.        1999.491E                                                                           (JAROSLAWSKY: 558-5970)


51 - 3RD STREET (THE HEARST GARAGE) ‑ Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration.  The property is on Lot 058 of Assessor’s Block 3707 and is 33,118 square feet.  The proposed project includes the addition of 93,432 square feet onto an existing 408,754 square foot structure in downtown San Francisco, known as the Hearst Parking Garage and currently utilized as retail space on the ground floor and garage use above.  The proposal includes the addition of three stories of parking onto the existing structure.  The total height of the structure would be approximately 123 feet.  The total number of parking spaces in the garage would increase from 801 spaces (existing) to about 1,044 spaces (proposed).  The project site is located within a C‑3‑O (Downtown Commercial Office) District, within the Financial District of the City of San Francisco, where garage uses are conditionally permitted and within the 120‑X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

 

14.        1998.898E                                                                                    (DEUTSCH: 558-5965)

HETCH HETCHY WATER TREATMENT CHLORAMINE CONVERSION PROJECT  - Certification of Final Environmental Impact (EIR).  The project is the proposed conversion of the disinfectant for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) drinking water supply from chlorine to chloramine, to improve reliability of the system to meet water quality requirements of the federal Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Products Rule, promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1998.  The project would involve construction of chlorine and ammonia feed systems; dechlorination and dechloramination facilities; chemical storage systems; and ancillary roadways and pipelines, mostly at existing SFPUC facilities in four locations: Tesla Portal off of Vernalis Road near Tracy in San Joaquin County; San Antonio Pump Station on Calaveras Road in Sunol Valley, Alameda County; Pulgas Water Temple vicinity on Caņada Road, San Mateo County; and Harry W. Tracy Water Treatment Plant off of Crystal Springs Road in San Mateo County.

Note:  The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed.  The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on July 19, 2000.  The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs.  Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify Final Environmental Impact Report

 

15.        1997.433A                                                                                   (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

22 ALTA STREET,  north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets.  Lot 34A in Assessor's Block 106 -- Request for Certificate of Appropriateness authorization, under Article 10 of the Planning Code, to construct a new, one-unit, residential building, two-stories at the front (Alta Street) elevation and five-stories at the rear in the Telegraph Hill Historic District.  The subject property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)

 

16.        2000.554C                                                                                       (MARTIN: 558-6616)

                        3999 MISSION STREET, at the northeast corner of Mission Street and Murray Street, Lot 020, Assessor’s Block 5802 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 710.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three (3) antennae on the roof of the existing building, with the base transceiver station to be located on the ground, as part of a wireless communication network in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

 

G.         SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING


At Approximately 4:00 P.M. the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.  Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five  (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each.  The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each.  At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal.  Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time  or date as determined by the Commission.

 

17.        2000.315D                                                                                    (BANALES: 558-6339)

358 SAN CARLOS STREET, Lot 94 in Assessor's Block 3609, west side between 20th and 21st Streets. Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 200006072064, proposing the merger of a three-family dwelling to a one-family dwelling.  The subject property is in a RH-2, (Residential-House, Two-Family) Zoning District and  a 50-X Height-Bulk District.

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

 

18.        2000.959D                                                                                         (WONG: 558-6381)

1420 DeHARO STREET, west side, between 25th and 26th Streets, Lot 034 & 035 in Assessor's Block 4282A -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA no. 200006142648, proposing a rear extension at the second floor with roof deck at third floor and a new fire escape from the third to second floor for a two-unit building in a RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.          

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

 

Adjournment: ____

 

 

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar



Board of Supervisors Chambers - Room 250

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 26, 2000

1:30 PM



Regular Meeting




President: Anita Theoharis

Vice President: Beverly Mills

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

 


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

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION ST., 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


 

Commission Meeting Procedures


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



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



Commission action on Conditional Uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days. Call (415) 554-5184 for more information. Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 554-6720 for more information. Zoning Administrator action on a Variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.



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



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



Accessible Meeting Policy



Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.



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



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5163 or by E-mail at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.



Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Library and on the City's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.



COMMUNICATIONS



Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

2) Planning Department Case Report

3) Draft Motion or Resolution with Findings and/or Conditions

4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission St., 5th Floor Reception.









1:30 PM _________



ROLL CALL: Commission President: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President: Beverly Mills

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; William W. Fay; Cynthia Joe; Jim Salinas, Sr.

A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE



1. 1999.579E (NISHIMURA: 558-5967)

301 - 1ST STREET, RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed project is removal of a 200+-space parking lot, and new construction of a two-tower residential building consisting of 342 dwelling units, 454 residential parking spaces and seven retail employee parking spaces, and 10,300 square feet of retail space on an approximately 38,000-square-foot site on the southeast corner of Folsom Street, Lot 32 in Assessor's Block 3748; within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, Combined, High-Density) District, Rincon Hill Special Use District -Residential Subdistrict, and 200-R and 250-R Height and Bulk Districts. One tower, on the north portion of the building, would be 200 feet high and the other tower on the south side of the building would be 250 feet high. Parking would be provided from two levels to five levels below ground on the sloping site with the entrance/exit on First Street and an exit on Grote Place off of Folsom Street, where access also would be provided for one off-street truck loading space.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 19, 2000)

NOTE: PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE PERMITTED ON CERTIFICATION ISSUES ONLY.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)

2. 1999.579C (GORDON: 558-6309)

301 - 1ST STREET, at the southeast corner of First and Folsom Streets, Lot 32 in Assessor's Block 3748 -- A proposal to develop the site with up to 342 dwelling units in two buildings (one of approximately 200 feet in height, the other of approximately 250 feet in height), approximately 10,300 square feet of ground floor and second floor retail and professional services space, and 342 to 349 independently accessible parking spaces and 113 tandem spaces. Request per Planning Code Section 304 for Conditional Use Authorization under the Planned Unit Development process to allow: (1) a structure over 40 feet in height in an R zoning district per Planning Code Section 253; (2) site coverage at ground level exceeding 80% on a sloping site per Planning Code Section 249.1(b)(1)(B); (3) separation between towers, above a height of 150 feet, of 80 feet rather than 150 feet, as required by Planning Code Section 270(e), pursuant to Planning Code 271; (4) exceptions to bulk limits of the "R" bulk district as stated in Planning Code Section 270 (e), pursuant to Planning Code Section 271; (5) parking within 25 feet of the street frontage on the ground floor on a small portion of the site per Planning Code Section 249.1(c)(5)(C); (6) a reduction in the loading requirement of Planning Code Section 152 from 2 spaces to 1 space per Planning Code Sections 304; (7) a small portion of the common open space to be provided in solaria (the fitness room and activity room) per Planning Code Sections 135(g)(3), 249.1(c)(4) and 304(d)(3);and (8) up to 1,000 gross square feet of the commercial space to be a small self-service restaurant as required by Planning Code Sections 304(d)(5) and 710.44. The site is within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial High Density) District and the Rincon Hill Special Use District - Residential Subdistrict. The northern portion of the site is in a 200-R Height and Bulk district; the southern portion of the site is in a 250-R Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 19, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



3. 2000.290C (BRESSANUTTI: 575-6892)

370-398 - 10TH STREET, northwest corner of Harrison Street; Lots 11, 12 and 13 in Assessor's Block 3520 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to construct a four story (plus mezzanines), 50-foot-high, mixed use building with commercial space and off street parking on the ground floor and 30 live/work units on the upper floors, requiring Conditional Use Authorization to allow construction of new live/work units in the Industrial Protection Zone, across the street from the Mixed Use Housing Zone, per the Interim Zoning Controls established by Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861, in an SLR (Service/Light/Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



4a. 1999.821BDVC (GORDON: 558-6309)

178 TOWNSEND STREET, on the southeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 3788 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow up to 49,999 square feet of office space within a building in the SLI (Service/Light-Industrial) Zoning District that is also a Contributory structure to the South End Historic District, pursuant to Planning Code Section 803.5(b). 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 Zone, the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District and is a Contributory building to the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



4b. 1999.821VCDB (GORDON: 558-6309)

178 TOWNSEND STREET, on the southeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 3788 -- Request under Planning Code Section 321(b) (4) for authorization to add the approximately 49,002 square feet of office space to the City's Office Development Annual Limit Reserve for Smaller Buildings. 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 Zone, the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District, and is a Contributory building to the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



4c. 1999.821BVCD (GORDON: 558-6309)

178 TOWNSEND STREET, on the southeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 3788 -- Staff Initiated Discretionary Review of a project proposing renovation of an existing three-story building from auto repair to office use. Approximately 49,002 square feet of office use is proposed The proposal would develop a new fourth floor to the existing structure to make the building four-stories and 50-feet tall. 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 Zone, the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District, and is a Contributory building to the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



4d. 1999.821BCDV (GORDON: 558-6309)

178 TOWNSEND STREET, on the southeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 3788. The proposal is renovation of an existing three-story building from auto repair to office use. Approximately 49,002 total gross square feet of office use is proposed, approximately 45,000 square feet of that as occupied floor area. The proposal would develop a new fourth floor to the existing structure to make the building four-stories and 50-feet tall. Request for an off-street parking waiver pursuant to Planning Code Sections 161(m) and 307(g) to reduce the Planning Code required parking of 90 spaces, to 18 legally independently accessible off-street parking spaces, but 35 tandem/valet spaces in total. 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 Zone, the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District's South End Service District, and is a Contributory building to the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



5. 2000.052E (JAROSLAWSKY: 558-5970)

Arco Way -Appeal 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 November 9, 2000)



6. 2000.052EZ (BORDEN: 558-6321)

14, 20, 26, 32, 38, 50, and 56 ARCO WAY and Three Additional Vacant Lots, north side of Arco Way, abutting the Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks; Lots 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 032, 037, 038, 039, and 051 in Assessor's Block 3154 -- Request to reclassify the subject property from P (Public District) to RH-1(Residential, House, One-Family District) with a 40-X Height and Bulk District designation. The rezoning of these parcels is related to building permit applications on file with the Department to construct ten single-family structures on the ten existing vacant lots. Each single-family dwelling will require separate approval under the building permit application process.

Preliminary Recommendation:

(Proposed for Continuance to November 9, 2000)



7. 2000.1018D (MILLER: 558-6344)

1 LA AVANZADA STREET ("Sutro Tower") -- Commission-initiated Discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2000-08-18-8285 for installation of a 5'-11" diameter satellite dish antenna on the roof of the existing transmitter building, a transmission line from the antenna into the building, digital audio broadcast equipment in existing transmitter building, and interior partitions in the building, in an RH-1(D) (House, One-Family Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with staff modification.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 16, 2000)



8. 2000.291CZ (WOODS: 558-6315)

1062 OAK STREET, north side, between Divisadero and Scott Streets, Lot 19 in Assessor's Block 1216 - Request to amend the Planning Code Zoning Map to reclassify 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 allow the 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 address proposed modifications only.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 12, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



9. 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 Assessor's 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 address proposed modifications only.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 12, 2000)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 2, 2000)



B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS



10. Commission Matters



C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT



11. Director's Announcements.



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



13. Status Report - 123-127 Collingwood Street (LYRIC).



D. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION



14. 1999.684D (WILSON: 558-6602)

129 RANDALL STREET, south side between Whitney and Chenery Streets, Lot 038 in Assessor's Block 6663 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 9911578, proposing to demolish the existing building and construct a new two-unit building in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review, approve project.

Prior Action: Public comment was closed at the February 17, 2000 hearing. The Commission continued the item to allow further discussion between the project sponsor and neighbors.

NOTE: PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE RE-OPENED TO ADDRESS MOST RECENT REVISIONS ONLY.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000).

Note: On June 15, 2000, the Commission passed the following motions:

1st Motion: Take Discretionary Review with the following changes: 1) set back 8 feet further on the 4th floor; 2) project sponsor to continue to work with staff on architectural detailing of the facade with specific reference to the skylight on the 3rd floor. Vote of +2 -2. Commissioners Antenore and Joe voted no. Commissioners Theoharis, Martin and Mills were absent.

2nd Motion: Take Discretionary Review with the following changes: 1) remove 4th floor 2) modify the front facade to fit into the character of the neighborhood. Vote +2 -2. Commissioners Chinchilla and Richardson voted no. Commissioners Theoharis, Martin and Mills were absent.

Note: On July 27, 2000, the representative of the project sponsor submitted revised plans. The Commission continued the matter for one week so they, staff, and the Discretionary Review Requestor would have an opportunity to review the new submission.

Note: On August 3, 2000, a motion to take Discretionary Review and remove the 4th floor failed to carry by a vote of +3 -3. The matter was continued to August 17, 2000. Commissioners Mills, Chinchilla and Richardson voted no. Commissioner Salinas was excused.

Note: On August 17, 2000, the Commission passed the following motions:

1st. Motion: Take Discretionary Review with the following changes: 1) remove 4th floor; 2) modify the front facade to fit into the character of the neighborhood. Vote of + 3 -3. Commissioners Chinchilla, Mills and Salinas voted no.

2nd Motion: Take Discretionary Review with the following changes: 1) set back 8 feet further on the 4th floor; 2) modify the front facade to fit into the character of the neighborhood. Vote of +3 -3. Commissioners Theoharis, Antenore and Joe voted no.

15. 1999.639D (ARCE: 558-5986)

265 TINGLEY STREET, on the south side of the intersection of Tingley Street and San Jose Avenue, Lot 048 in Assessor's Block 6781 -- Request for Discretionary Review of BPA No. 9505908S, proposing to construct a new single-family house on a vacant lot in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation at this time.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2000).

Note: On February 3, 2000, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this matter to 2/17/00 with instructions to staff to explore and address traffic concerns.

The vote was +7 -0.

Note: On October 12, 2000, the Commission passed a vote of +7 -0 to keep public comment closed with the exception of testimony regarding the transportation report and the accuracy of revised plans.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 12, 2000)



E. REGULAR CALENDAR

16. (GITELMAN: 558-5977)

Planning Commission consideration and recommendation regarding proposed revisions to Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, containing procedures for implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Adoption by the Board of Supervisors



(RICH: 558-6345)

17. 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 October 12, 2000)

18. 1999.377E (BUFORD: 558-5973)

SOUTHERN WATERFRONT LEASING AND DEVELOPMENT: Public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Port of San Francisco is considering proposals for interim uses, long term uses, and capital improvements that were not included in the Waterfront Land Use Plan EIR analysis (Case No. 94.155E, State Clearinghouse No. 94123007, certified January 9, 1997). All of these proposed uses and future development assumptions, as summarized below, constitute "the project" proposed for analysis in a Supplemental EIR: Coach USA (bus storage and repair) at a Pier 96 location; British Pacific Aggregates (bulk cargo and potential concrete and asphalt batching plant uses) at a Pier 94 location; Bode Gravel/Mission Valley Rock (concrete ready-mix facility and bulk cargo use) proposed for relocation from Mission Bay to Pier 92 and potential new asphalt plant; ISG Resources (import, storage, and transloading of fly ash, slag, and other constituent elements for concrete) proposed at the Pier 90 grain silos; Waste Resources Technologies (construction material recycling) proposed for relocation from Candlestick Point to a warehouse at Pier 70; RMC Lonestar (concrete ready-mix facility, including bulk cargo barge and rail transport), proposed for relocation from Mission Bay to a Pier 80 location; construction of a lift-segment Illinois Street bridge between Piers 80 and 90-92 to allow rail and truck transport between Port facilities on either side of Islais Creek; dredge material handling at Pier 94; cargo shipping contracts (containerized and non-containerized cargo shipping) on Piers 80 and 94-96; development of approximately 40 acres of Pier 90-94 Backlands for mixed light industrial and commercial uses; Pier 70 Maritime Reserve (unspecified general industrial and maritime industrial uses); and Pier 70 Opportunity Area ( development of about 16 acres for mixed-use commercial, public access and recreational maritime uses).

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on November 7, 2000.



19. 2000.009E (BUFORD 558-5973)

1800 MISSION STREET (STATE ARMORY),- Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The project site occupies the northern half of a block bordered by Fourteenth Street to the north, Mission Street to the east, Fifteenth Street to the south, and Julian Street to the west. The proposed project involves the rehabilitation of the existing four-level (plus basement) State Armory building and conversion of the use from vacant to a telecommunications facility. The project would provide approximately 240,000 gsf of space devoted to telecommunication tenants (including co-location companies, web hosting companies, and/or telecommunication switching firms) and parking. The proposed project includes 32 off-street (self-park) parking spaces and a loading area that could accommodate at least two trucks. The site is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District and the 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk Districts and is within the Mission District neighborhood. The building is listed in Appendix A of Article 10 of the Planning Code as City Landmark #108 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variance would be required to provide fewer than the Planning Code-required amount of parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration



20. 1997.478E (WYCKO: 558-5972) 525 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE/CITY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The project involves demolition of an existing, vacant State of California office building and construction of a new building for City offices on City-owned property at the southwest corner of Polk Street and Golden Gate Avenue on Lot 1 of Assessor's Block 766 in the San Francisco Civic Center area. Option A would be a 14-story, 181-foot-tall building with about 255,000 square feet of office space; Option B would be a 12-story, 156-foot-tall building with about 215,000 square feet of office space. Each option would include





100 parking spaces (140 with valet operations) and would seek a Variance from the Planning Code for on-site parking and loading.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Note: Written Comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on November 7, 2000.



21. 2000.817B (WONG: 558-6381)

2550 CESAR CHAVEZ STREET, north side, near the intersection of Vermont Street; Lot 016 in Assessor's block 4329 - Request under Planning Code Section 321 for authorization to convert 33,500 gross square feet in the building from industrial use to office use and to create an additional 10,000 gross square feet of office use for a total of 43,500 gross square feet. The subject property falls within a M-1(Light Industrial) Zoning District and a 50-X/65-J Height and Bulk District. It also lies in the Industrial Protection Zone of the Industrial Land Interim Zoning Controls.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation



22. 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, or placement of additional conditions 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 possible eviction of residential tenants within the building.

Preliminary Recommendation: 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 October 12, 2000)



23. 2000.467C (TAM: 558-6325)

2362 MARKET STREET, north side of Market Street between Castro Street and 16th Street; Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 3562 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 721.21 and 721.42, to allow the establishment of a full-service restaurant, approximately 3,200 square feet in size, in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District. The proposal is to establish the Long Life Noodle Company and Jook Joint, providing approximately 87 seats and operating between 11:30 am to 11:00 pm. The proposal will include minor interior and exterior alterations that will not result in expansion of the building envelope.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 28, 2000)



F. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING



At Approximately 4:00 P.M. the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.



24. 2000.884D (PURVIS: 558-6354)

688 POWHATTAN AVENUE, 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 and approve project with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 5, 2000)



25. 2000.773D (YOUNG: 558-6346)

317 RUTLEDGE STREET, south side between Peralta Avenue and Alabama Street, Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 5541, proposing to construct a two-story rear addition, approximately 278 square feet in floor area in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

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



26. 2000.409D (JONES: 558-6477)

579 - 41ST AVENUE, between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1503 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9925783 proposing the demolition of an existing two-story single-family dwelling, and Building Permit Application No. 9925782S proposing the construction of a new four-story two-family dwelling 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



27. 2000.578D (KIM: 558-6290)

1401 DOUGLASS STREET, southeast corner at Duncan Street, Lot No.020 in Assessor's Block 6605 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 200002252837, 200002252844 and 200002252847 for demolition of an existing one-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling. The proposal includes the subdivision of the subject lot into two legal lots and construction of a new single-family dwelling unit on each new parcel. The subject lot is zoned RH-1 (House, One-Family) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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



28. 2000.029D (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

2044 BRYANT STREET, west side between 18th and 19th Streets, Lot No. 3 in Assessor's Block 4022 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2000/06/28/3939 proposing to construct a 2nd floor in an existing structure and to convert approximately 13,000 of square feet of light industrial use into approximately 14,500 square feet of office use and 17 off-street parking spaces, in an M-1 (Light Industrial) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone) Buffer. In addition, the project includes providing three additional parking spaces off site.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed





29. 2000.573D (KIM: 558-6290)

141 JUANITA WAY, east side between Evelyn Way and Del Sur Avenue, Lot No. 028 in Assessor's Block 2958 -- Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application NO. 20000125174S, proposing to construct for a second-story vertical addition. The subject property is an existing one-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family, Detached) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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



G. 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.



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

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

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

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



Adjournment: ____

 

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