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June 20, 2002

June 20, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, June 20, 2002
2:30 PM
Regular Meeting


PRESENT:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT CHINCHILLA AT 2:34 p.m.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: Gerald Green – Director; Larry Badiner -Zoning Administrator; Tina Tam, Mary Woods; Bill Wycko; Randall Dean; Jonas Ionin; Jonathan Purvis; Glenn Cabreros; Matt Snyder; Dan Sider; Petterson Vollmann; Sara Vellve; Kate McGee; Nora Priego – Transcription Secretary; Linda Avery - Commission Secretary


A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

          1.          2002.0396C          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    2200 HAYES STREET (A.K.A. 450 STANYAN STREET) - north side of Hayes Street between Stanyan and Shrader Streets, Lots 038 and 039 in Assessor's Block 1191 - Request for Conditional Use to authorization under Section 606 of the Planning Code to revise the master signage program for an institutional use (St. Mary's Medical Center). The project site spans an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and an RM-2 (Residential Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and three (80-D, 80-E, and 130-E) Height and Bulk Districts.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to June 27, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
          2.          2002.0279X          (M. LUELLEN: 415-558-6478)
                    1 FRONT STREET (aka 444 MARKET STREET) - north side of Market Street between Battery and Front Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor's Block 266 - Request under Planning Code Section 309(a)(5) (Downtown Project) for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions, including an exception from off-street parking, freight loading and service vehicles requirements (Section 161(i)). This project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and within a 450-S Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 6, 2002)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 25, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          3a.          2001.0788CVD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    1457 FLORIDA STREET, east side, between Cesar Chavez and 26th Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4336: Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow the creation of housing not providing at least 25% of the total number of units as affordable units pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). The project involves the subdivision of a single lot into two lots and the construction of a new three-story structure containing two-units of housing on the proposed vacant lot. The property is within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 11, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          3b.          2001.0788CVD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    1457 FLORIDA STREET, east side, between Cesar Chavez and 26th Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4336: Request for a Variance for lot width and area to allow the subdivision of one lot into two lots each of substandard width and area. The project involves the subdivision of a single lot into two lots and the construction of a new three-story structure containing two-units of housing on the proposed vacant lot. The property is within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 11, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          3c.          2001.0788CVD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    1457 FLORIDA STREET, east side, between Cesar Chavez and 26th Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4336: Mandatory staff-initiated Discretionary Review for a project proposing to change the use of a single proposed lot from vacant to two-family housing. Discretionary Review is required by the Mission District Interim Controls for any change of use within the Mission District. The project involves the subdivision of a single lot into two lots and the construction of a new three-story structure containing two-units of housing on the proposed vacant lot. The property is within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not take D.R. and approve the project as proposed.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to July 11, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued as Proposed
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          4.          2002.0434C          (M. LUELLEN: 415-558-6478)
                    115 TELEGRAPH HILL BOULEVARD, A.K.A. 361 – 377 FILBERT STREET, south side between Montgomery and Kearny Streets, Lots 34, 35, and 36 in Assessor's Block 105 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.1(h) and 303 to authorize dwelling units at a density of one unit for each 1000 square feet of lot area. The three parcels contain 7,562 square feet in area, allowing the possibility of up to seven units if authorized as a conditional use. This project lies within a RH-3 (House, 3-Family) district and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Continued Indefinitely
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          5.          Commission Matters
Commissioner Theoharis: She would like to request that staff look into a matter stated in a letter from the President of the West of Twin Peaks Central Council. This letter stated that a store manager is telling customers about a major renovation of food franchises and that neighborhood groups have not been notified.
- They feel that there have been several violations of the Conditional Use.

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          6.          Director's Announcements
                    None

          7.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals
          BOS:
Re: 5200 Geary Boulevard and 3224 Pierce Street – Antenna Conditional Use
- The neighborhood filed an appeal before the BOS; the Board overturned the Commission's decision.

Budget Committee Meeting
Re: Budget
- The Budget Analyst is recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the number of positions be reduced in the Planning Department: One planner IV, one Planner III, and three Planner VI Environmental Review positions be reduced or demoted to Planner III.
- The Director stated that he was opposed to these recommendations.
- These recommendations are not consistent with the audit's recommendations.
- Reducing the Department's staffing would impact the Department's ability to carry out its mission, it would continue to generate backlogs, and would further reduce moral.
- He will appear before the Budget Committee on June 25, 2002 to respond to any additional questions they may have and he will continue to push for retention of these positions.

BOA:
42-44 August Alley
– This was a dwelling unit merger that the Commission denied. The Board overruled the Commission by +5-0. Their stated reasons: no tenant evictions and the need for adequate family housing. They also wanted to prevent more housholds with children from moving out of San Francisco.

1323 41st Avenue
– This was a proposal to demolish and to erect a new two story over garage building. The Commission approved this application with modifications by reducing the length by 7 feet. The Board amended the Commission's decision by returning the 7 feet.

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have 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 must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

Re: 1005-1007 Geneva Avenue
(+) Manuel Gomez – Project Sponsor - Owner
- He has been at this location for 20 years.
- This building is not a fixer upper.
(+) Mark Edwards – General Contractor – GMI Construction
- He would like to remove the structure and put a newer model at this location.
(+) Ahmad Larizadeh
- He transmitted a residential repair cost document.

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

          8.          2002.0015C          (D. SIROIS: 415-558-6313)
                    1005-1007 GENEVA AVENUE - north side of Geneva Avenue, between Paris and           Lisbon Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 6408 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to demolish a building containing a residential unit at the second story pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.39 and to construct a four-story mixed use building with 3 residential units and a ground floor commercial space for the existing business, Apollo Heating, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular meeting of May 16, 2002)
NOTE: On June 6, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and entertained two motions: 1) an intent to approve. The motion failed to carry by a vote of +2 - 5. Commissioners Lim, Salinas, Theoharis, Chinchilla and Baltimore voted no. 2) an intent to disapprove by a vote of +5 -2. Commissioners Fay and Joe voted no. The matter was continued to June 20, 2002 for final action.
SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Project Disapproved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim, Theoharis
NAYES:          Joe
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16440
F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          9.          2002.0179C          (G. NELSON: 415-558-6257)
                    5200 GEARY BOULEVARD - (Geary Mall Parking Garage) – north side between 16th and 17th Avenues; Lot 045 in Assessor's Block 1448 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to mount a total of three (3) panel antennas to existing penthouse structures on the upper deck of an approximately forty-foot tall, three level parking garage with ground floor commercial spaces. The project site is within a Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure within an NC-3 Zoning District. The proposed site would be operated as part of Cingular's wireless telecommunications network.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 9, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          None. The request for Conditional Use was withdrawn.

Item 10 was taken out of order and followed item 11.

          10.          2002.0042CE          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    3632 LAWTON STREET - north side of Lawton Street, between 42nd and 43rd Avenues; Lot 3 n Assessor’s Block 1888 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.11, 710.21, 710.39 and 710.81 for (1) development of a lot size greater than 4,999 square feet, (2) creation of a single commercial space for a non-residential use greater than 3,000 gross square feet, (3) demolition of residential use on the second floor, and (4) establishment of an institutional use (large) on the second floor in the NC-1 District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish two existing two-story apartment buildings, with a total of 12 dwelling units, and construct a new church (Sunset Chinese Baptist Church), approximately 20,000 square feet in size and 40 feet in height.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Lincoln Lew – Project Architect
- The Church provides safe, educational and spiritual needs to the entire community.
- The new church will have a new and better design to better serve the community.
- He described the architectural aspects of the new construction.
(+) Jerry Wong – Architect
- There are activities in the church 7 days a week.
- Attendees are anxious to attend the various activities, which fill their spiritual, cultural, and language needs.
(+) Roger Gee - Architect
- This is a very active church, which is growing and fills various needs of the community like kindergarten, youth programs, etc.
(-/+) John J. Jordan
- He has lived on 43rd Avenue for the last 43 years.
- He gets along wonderfully with the congregation that is growing every day.
- The only issue he has is that parking is horrendous.
- He would like to have the 16 parking places designated to staff.
(-) Joe Hurley
- He has lived across the street from the Church for 52 years.
- Some of the residents are concerned about deteriorating further the high-density traffic and the parking problem in the neighborhood day and night.
- Staff from the church takes most parking spots.
(+) Bill Lee - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He is in support of the project.
- He has lived in the Sunset District since 1952.
- If this project is not approved it will affect various neighbors and various services that are provided today.
- He hopes that the Commission and Department will consider the request and balance the need for housing with the need to provide various services and activities to the neighborhood and membership.
(+) Homer Wong – Church Member - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- This project is a worthy one and supports the needs of the community.
- They did a community outreach and obtained over 2,800 signatures in support of this project.
- They have been proactive and have been concerned with the neighbors.
- Allowing this project to move forward will be a benefit to the community and to the City.
(+) Larry Wong – Pastor - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- They have helped members who have terminal illnesses, low income, counseling, youth, elderly, etc.
- He would like the Commission to approve this project so they can continue to provide services to the community.
(+) Suzanna Lo – Church Administrator - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- There is not enough available space for the ministry and activities they need to provide for the community.
- They have had to turn away people because of the lack of space.
(+) Claura Wong – Minister of Music - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- Many of the members attend musical activities but there is limited space for equipment and activities.
(+) Jeff Y. Wong – Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He is a 4th generation San Franciscan.
- There are 6 services available to the Community.
- There is a wonderful senior ministry at this church.
(+) Frances Tom – Volunteer, Sunrise Preschool
- The preschool ministry is based on the approval of this petition.
- They have a long waiting list of children trying to get into the school.
(+) Helena Gin - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- She has lived in San Francisco all her life.
- She hopes that the Commission will approve this project
- They are always turning away families because of the lack of space.
- This project will enhance the quality of life to the citizens of San Francisco.
(+) Greg Chuck - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He has lived near the church for over 26 years.
- He has been able to take his children to day camp, Sunday school classes, etc.
- The current building is too small. The new building will provide more space for their ministry.
(+) Ken Leung - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- This church provides various activities for its members and non-members.
- The project is about to provide a better use for the church and the community.
(+) Diana Lee – Friendship Partner to International Students - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- These international students attend San Francisco State University.
- They help international students make their stay here better.
(+) Greg Wong - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He is a 5th generation San Franciscan and has lived in the Sunset District for 25 years.
- He is a member and actively working with young adult groups.
(+) Simon Wong
- He has lived in San Francisco for 25 years.
- They provide a large senior citizen program, children's program, youth program, etc.
- They serve all the physical and spiritual needs.
- They don't have the resources to solve all the housing problems of San Francisco.
(+) Alice Wong – Executive Committee of the Women's Ministry - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- She was born and raised in San Francisco
- They offer bible study, outreach, retreats, etc.
- She believes that there have been about 300 women who have benefited from this ministry through the years.
- She hopes that the Commission will approve this project so that their ministry will continue to grow.
(+) Jeffrey Tom - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He has lived in the Sunset since 1973 and has been a member of the church since 1980.
- All of the ministries at the church require more space.
(+) Ralf Leong - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He lives and works in San Francisco.
- His family benefits from the services the church provides.
- There is a tremendous outreach to other countries.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve this project so they can provide more opportunities to service their community.
(+) Robert Kong - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He was born and raised in San Francisco.
- He supports the building project of the church since there is a shortage of space at the church.
(+) Greg Jang - Sunset Chinese Baptist Church
- He is a founding member of the church.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve the project so they con continue to serve the Sunset District.
(+) Wayne Yee
- He lives on 40th Avenue.
- The church has benefited his family and the community.
(+) Ed Ju – Office of Supervisor Yee
- Supervisor Yee is in full support of this project.
(+) Larry Pongs
- Many of the members do not receive monetary compensation for what they do. The only thing they receive is the satisfaction of serving their church and their community.
(+) Dean Straw
- He is not a member of the church yet he knows many of the members.
- There is always a need for spiritual matters in the City.
- He hopes that the Commission will reconsider their position and approve this project.
(+) Hasie Chew
- All the activities of the church serve everyone in the community, which are all valuable services.
(+) Sarah Lee
- She has lived in San Francisco for many years.
- Their church has a mission to provide a spiritual need as well as the social and psychological needs of their members.
(+) Randall Gee
- He is a youth member of the church.
- They have to rent space from an adjacent church in order to carry out their activities. They have to carry equipment, etc., which becomes a burden.

ACTION:          Intent to Approve. Final Language June 27, 2002
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
Item 11 was taken out of order and was heard prior to item 10.
          11.          2002.0471C           (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    1907-09 PINE STREET (A.K.A. 1715 OCTAVIA STREET) - southwest corner of Pine and Octavia Streets; Lots 1 and 29 in Assessor’s Block 663 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 303 and 352 of the Planning Code to amend a previous condition of approval to allow a two-year extension to commence construction of Phase Two of the Schools of the Sacred Heart Stuart Hall High School for Boys (approved on February 24, 2000 as a Conditional Use, Case No. 1999.218C, under Planning Commission Motion No. 14996) The project site is in an RH-2 (Residential, House Districts, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16441

          12.          2001.0535E          (B.WYCKO: 415-558-5972)
724-730 VAN NESS AVENUE/ 650-660 TURK STREET - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project involves the demolition of two existing one-story buildings at 724-730 Van Ness Avenue and 650-660 Turk Street, and the construction of a new building consisting of an approximately 130-foot tall, 14-story tower fronting on Van Ness Avenue and a 67-foot tall, 7-story tower fronting on Turk Street above a two-level subsurface parking garage and ground floor retail space, accessory office and recreation/laundry room. The project site is located on Lots 4 and 8 in Assessor's Block 742. The vacant 724 Van Ness Avenue building was formerly occupied by about 4,500 square feet of retail space. At 730 Van Ness Avenue, there currently exists about 1,500 square feet of restaurant space. The existing structure at 650-660 Turk contains 9,750 square feet and is currently occupied by an auto repair business at street level and an auto glass repair shop at the mezzanine level. The new building would consist of about 134 dwelling units on floor levels 2 through 14 with lobby access from Van Ness Avenue, 45 independently-accessible parking spaces for the dwelling units on two parking levels with vehicular access from Turk Street, and ground floor space allocated to an approximately 1,530 square foot community/laundry room, about 830 square feet of office space accessory to the residential complex, and about 2,200 square feet of retail space. Both project site lots are within a RC-4 District (Residential-Commercial Combined District, High-Density District) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District (SUD) as well as a 130-V Height and Bulk District. The project would require Conditional Use authorization for new construction over 40 feet in height. The project sponsor would also need to seek Variances regarding off-street parking.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 23, 2002)
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Charles Renatti – Appellant
- There are a number of environmental issues that were not addressed in the Negative Declaration. For example: the issue of parking, deprivation of light and air, shadow impacts and aesthetics.
- Further study should have been done in order to have these issues addressed.
(+) John Sanger - Sanger and Olson
- He believes that this negative declaration addresses all the issues quite adequately.
ACTION:          Negative Declaration Upheld
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16442
          13a.          2001.0535ECVK          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
724-730 VAN NESS AVENUE/ 650-660 TURK STREET - (east side between Turk and Eddy Streets) and 650-660 Turk Street (north side between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street), Lots 4 and 8 in Assessor's Block 742 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 243, 253, 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code for the construction of a 141-unit residential project of approximately 138,690 square feet with ground floor retail spaces on Van Ness Avenue and a garage containing 51 automobile parking spaces, 40 bicycle spaces and two service vehicle loading spaces. The proposed project includes the demolition of two existing one-story buildings and the construction of a 13-story, 121-foot tall tower with two ground floor retail spaces fronting on Van Ness Avenue and a 9-story, 87-foot tall tower facing Turk Street. The pedestrian entrance to the building would be on Van Ness Avenue while resident and service parking would enter from Turk Street. The site is in the RC-4 District (Residential-Commercial Combined Districts, High Density) and the Van Ness Special Use District, and is within the 130-V Height and Bulk District. The project would also seek Zoning Administrator modifications and variances related to rear yard, parking and freight loading.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Tony Theophilos – Project Sponsor
- This project will allow a long-standing commitment to the arts.
- He has worked with many non-profit, pro arts organizations.
- He has met with various organizations of the area and are now strong supporters of this project.
- They were able to address the objectives and issues that residents of the area had.
(+) Jaime Rossi – San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
- This project deserves to be approved.
- This project goes along with the Van Ness plan.
- This is the type of housing that San Francisco needs.
(+) Kate White – San Francisco Housing Coalition, Bike Coalition and San Francisco Ride Share
- There are 1,500 members sharing cars.
- The coalitions support this project.
(+) Brother Kelley Collins - TNDC
- There is very little housing.
- San Francisco needs more of these types of projects.
- The Department needs to look at how more of this type of housing can be built.
(-) Norman Licht
- He is concerned that the building is out of proportion with the other buildings on Van Ness Avenue.
- This project will disrupt the eastern downward slope.
(-) Clayton Rost
- He lives on Van Ness and Turk.
- Not all of the issues and concerns about this project have been met.
- One of those concerns is the issue of parking and traffic.
(-) Molly Hopp – Board of Directors of the Opera Plaza Homeowners Association
- They are worried about the cumulative affect on the parking.
(-) Charles Renati – Opera Plaza and Opera Plaza Neighborhood Committee
- This project is just too big. No one is against more housing. No one is against people affording to buy their own home.
- There are no other buildings that are as tall or taller.
(-) Sherrie Walsh – Opera Plaza Commercial Management
- Opera Plaza garage is at its full capacity.
- The lack of off street parking for this project will affect the Van Ness Ave. traffic flow.
- There will also be an increase in wind currents.
- She hopes that the Commission will consider these issues.
(-) Michael LoBue
- He is opposed to this project mostly because of the parking issues.
(-) Deidra Kahn
- She owns a condo and a florist shop in Opera Plaza.
- Parking has become increasingly more difficult in this area.
- More than 90 percent of the people who live in Opera Plaza own cars.
- She objects to any variance that does not allow a loading dock.
(-) Michael Carroll
- He has been a resident of Opera Plaza for 20 years.
- If this building is built it would block the view of City Hall.
(-) Peter Winkelstein - Architect
- He is concerned about the project's height as it relates to its proximity to City Hall.
(-) Virginia Reyna
- She submitted a letter from a neighbor who is opposed to this project.
- Ms. Reyna is also opposed to this project because of the parking and traffic issues.
(-) Peter Tomas
- He is concerned about the logistics of the project.
(-) Ron Miguel – Action Housing Coalition
- These units are very small.
- The location of this project is where you want to encourage non-car usage.
- This is the right concept in the right area.

ACTION:          Approved
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16443

          13b.          2001.0535ECVK          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
724-730 VAN NESS AVENUE/ 650-660 TURK STREET - (east side between Turk and Eddy Streets) and 650-660 Turk Street (north side between Van Ness Avenue and Polk Street), Lots 4 and 8 in Assessor's Block 742 - Request for rear yard, parking and freight loading variances. Planning Code Section 134(a)(1) establishes the minimum rear yard depth of 25 percent of the lot depth. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 243(c)(6), rear yards in the Van Ness Special Use District may be modified or waived by the Zoning Administrator if the conditions listed in that subsection are met. The proposed project would have one building partially in the required rear yard. Planning Code Section 243(c)(8)(I) states that the parking requirement may be reduced from one space per unit to not less than one space for each four dwelling units if the Zoning Administrator determines that the reduced parking requirement is sufficient to serve the reasonably anticipated auto usage by residents and visitors to the project. The proposed project would provide 51 independently accessible off-street parking spaces while Section 243(c)(8)(I) would require 141 independently accessible residential off-street parking spaces. Planning Code Section 152 requires one off-street freight loading space when the gross floor area exceeds 100,001 square feet but less than 200,000 square feet. The proposed project would provide two service vehicle spaces in lieu of one freight loading space.

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 13a.
ACTION:          The Acting Zoning Administrator closed the Public Hearing and has taken the matter under advisement.

          14.          2000.1058E          (R. DEAN: 415-558-5980)
                    1598 DOLORES STREET (aka REILLY'S FUNERAL HOME) - located at the northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Assessor's Block 6618; Lots 7, 9, 38. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed construction consists of two, four-story residential buildings with a total of 13 units and demolition of an existing two-story mortuary building. The project would provide 13 off-street parking spaces. The proposed project site is 10,500 sq. ft. and is located in the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District. The project would require Conditional Use Authorization by the City Planning Commission.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting June 13, 2001.)

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Steve Williams – Appellant
- This project does rise to the level of requiring an EIR.
- This is a beautiful building and should not be demolished.
(+) Jim Reuben – Reuben and Alter – Representing Project Sponsor
- This project has been asleep for over a year.
- He has not heard anything from Heritage regarding the historical issues of this building.
- He hopes that the Commission will uphold the negative declaration.

ACTION:          Negative Declaration Upheld
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16444

          15.          2000.1058CE          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    1598 DOLORES STREET (aka REILLY'S FUNERAL HOME) - northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Lots 7, 9, and 38 in Assessor's Block 6618 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 710.11 for development on lot size greater than 5,000 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood, Commercial, Cluster) District. The proposal also requires a modification to the rear yard requirement as allowed under Planning Code Section 134(e).
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 13, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Jim Reuben – Reuben and Alter
- He has tried to address almost every issue related to this project.
- Height, bulk, parking, etc. were some of the issues.
- There will be no loss of street parking.
- They have made modifications to address neighborhood concerns.
- This project will be a major benefit to the block.
(+) Michael Levitt – Architect
- He described the architectural aspects of the project.
(+) Joe Cassidy – Project Sponsor
- He met with neighbors a couple of times to answer any questions.
- Modifications to the building were made to address some of the neighborhood concerns.
(+) Bruce Bauman – Project Planner
- There are various buildings in Noe Valley similar to this project.
- The street where this project is proposed is very wide.
- This project is providing housing--not removing it.
(+) Angus McCarthy
- As a contractor, he has been demonized for not having affordable housing yet this project has affordable housing.
-          The commercial component of this project has been removed.
(+) Sean Kiegran
- San Francisco is a very desirable city to live in; this makes the demand for housing greater.
- Much of the housing needs to be done in areas where residents are anti-development.
(+) Stan Warner
- He is a business owner in the Mission District.
- Eighty percent of his business is done in San Francisco.
- He urges the Commission to approve this project.
(+) Jim Keighran
- He is in support of this project.
(+) Mac Burton
- He urges the Commission to approve this beautiful project.
(+) Mike Cassidy
- He has lived and worked in San Francisco for 21 years.
- The cost of building something in San Francisco is insane.
- This project is a beautiful design and will allow families to live there.
(+) John Wooley
- He knows there are many people opposed to this project because they feel it is out of scale with the neighborhood, yet this project will provide much needed housing to San Francisco.
- This project is completely within city code guidelines.
(+) John O'Connor
- He is a small business owner.
- Housing is needed in San Francisco.
- This is a nice project and it should be approved.
(+) Dan Boardman
- Owner of a family-owned business.
- He urges the Commission to approve this project.
(+) James Nunemacher
- It is difficult to build condominiums and this project is a very successful project.
- This is a wonderful opportunity for the neighborhood.
(+) Deirdre Cassidy
- She lives and works in San Francisco.
- She has no economic interest in this project but is familiar with the same neighborhood association that is opposed to this project.
- She and her husband built two housing projects and the same neighborhood association was opposed to them.
- This project is a great project.
(+) Al Markus
- He lives across from the proposed project.
- Corner buildings are usually the largest ones on the block.
- Flyers, which were distributed throughout the neighborhood, are filled with lies.
- This project is not out of scale and not out of character with the neighborhood, but it will enhance the livability.
(+) Rita Burn
- She would like to thank the project sponsor for reviving this neighborhood with this project.
- The opposing association does not have the best interest of Noe Valley.
(+) Alex Ruiz
- He is happy that these units are family-style housing.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve this project, which will help people like him, who has a family, be able to afford one.
(+) Angelene O'Loughlin
- She owns a two-unit building in the area and has lived in the City for 15 years.
- This project will have be a financial gain to the City.
- Please keep approving projects and keep this industry moving along.
(+) Evin McCarthy
- Sooner or later he would like to purchase a condominium and he has no objections to this project.
(+) Dan Sullivan
- He was raised in this neighborhood and is in favor of this project.
- The design is within the character of the neighborhood.
(+) Mathew Brennan
- He grew up in this neighborhood.
- He supports this project.
(+) Joe O'Donoghue – Residential Builders
- Housing and revenue are needed in this City.
(+) Alice Barkley
- This building also supports the policies and objectives of the Urban Design Guidelines.
(+) Judy West
- It is important to approve three-bedroom units.
(-) Dave Monks – President of Friends of Noe Valley
- This is the largest development in Noe Valley.
- The current building is quite beautiful and people are used to it.
- They haven't been able to see the design and/or the plans for this project.
- They just want a project that is in scale with the neighborhood.
(-) Olga Milan
- They do not oppose building or having something built there; they are just opposed to the massiveness of the building.
- She hopes that the Commission will find a compromise to scale it down.
(-) Tom Mogensen – Upper Noe Neighbors
- He lives in Noe Valley.
- He is offended by the personal attacks.
- He agrees that corner buildings should be 40 feet.
(-) Cynthia Berglez
- The major concern of this project is the massiveness of the project.
- She is glad that the project sponsor made changes to accommodate the neighbors. It is just sad that they were made today at the last minute.
(-) Robert Sharp
- He is opposed to this project.
(-) Vicki Rosen – President of Upper Noe Neighbors
- Any flier that comes from Upper Noe Neighbors will have a name and a contact person.
- They would like a substantial drop on both sides of the building to 30 feet.
- They appreciate that they (the sponsors) are working on the parking issues.
(-) Jonnie Sharp
- She agrees with the previous speaker about reducing the mass.
- There are very, very few 3-story buildings.
- There is no problem with the architecture.
(-) Jessica Barrows
- She lives on Valley Street.
- Her house is a one story Victorian.
- She is not antidevelopment yet the project is too large for the neighborhood.
(-) Domingo Tavella
- He displayed a photograph of how the proposed project will impact the neighborhood.
- He would like to have a 3-story building instead of a 4-story building.
(-) Jeannene Przyblyski – Friends of Noe Valley
- All correspondence and fliers from the neighborhood association contains a contact name and contact person.
- This project is just out of scale with the neighborhood.
(-) Randall Zielinski
- He wants some control in their neighborhood.
- All he is asking from the developer is to work with the neighborhood.
- The issue here is about height.
(-) Bruno Andreatta
- He has lived in the neighborhood for many years.
- He is not against the project although he will miss the building.
- He is just against the height of the building.
(-) Steve Williams – Representing the surrounding neighborhood
- These lots are historical. The building came before the zoning.
- The neighborhood is against the size of the building so it's not compatible with the other neighborhood buildings.

ACTION:          Approved with conditions as modified: 1) The Project Sponsor shall modify the project at the 4th Floor, on the north Dolores-facing façade; 2) The Project sponsor shall provide an additional subterranean level of parking below the 29th Street building, with ingress and egress on 29th Street, which subterranean parking shall provide up to 22 of additional independently accessible parking spaces so that the entirety of the project shall provide 8 spaces accessed along Dolores Street, and 18 spaces in a garage accessed on 29th Street.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16445

          16.          2002.0408C          (J. IONIN: 415-558-6309)
                    2863 CALIFORNIA STREET - Assessor's Block 1028, Lot 023 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 161(j) for an exemption from the residential parking requirement. The Proposal is to demolish an existing two-story commercial building with approximately 4,450 square feet in total gross floor area and construct a new three-story 40-foot tall building with approximately 8,525 square feet in total gross floor area. There would be approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial and four residential units above. Conditional Use Authorization is sought to construct the Project without the required four off-street parking spaces for the residential units. No parking is required for the commercial space. The project lies within a Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-2) District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 13, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Dan Sullivan – Representing Project Sponsor
- He submitted a petition with 100+ speakers in support of the project.
- This application is in compliance with the code.
- The neighborhood sees parking as a very important issue.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve this project with the elimination of the parking.
(+) Ron Miguel
- This project is an attempt to build a neighborhood.
- He hopes that the Commission will support this application.
(+) Charles Ng
- He really likes this project and hopes that the Commission will approve it.
(+) Tran Luong
- She is in support of the project and hopes that the Commission will approve it.
(-) Michael Stenburn
- He has a petition with many signatures of residents who are opposed to the project.
-          If a building with residential units is going to be built it should contain parking.
(-) Linda Klouda – Pacific Heights Residents Association
-          There are various buildings in the neighborhood that have either garage doors or parking spaces.



(-) Janet Potter
- She has owned property in the neighborhood since 1970. This property did not have a garage but eventually decided to build a garage. Most of the residents are very neighborly.
- There is a myth that all of California Street is commercial.
(-) Caroline Schiff
- She rents a unit on California Street.
- There is a lack of available parking spaces in the neighborhood.
- People resort to double parking or parking illegally across driveways.
- She would like to halt this project until the needs of the residents have been met.
(-) Robert Rosenthal
- This is not the right location for this project.
(-) John Schaecher
- He is a business and property owner.
- The required off street parking is needed.
(-) Ian Berke
- He supports additional housing in the neighborhood.
- If this project is approved without the parking, the Commission will set a precedent that will become horrid.
- The proposed restaurant will become a restaurant and store. These large restaurants bring more problems to neighborhoods.
(-) Doug Loranger
- This project should contain the required off-street parking.
- He is in support of the development of this project.
(-) Judith Duffy
- The historic preservation community has not had enough time to compose an official response to this project.
- There are many who would like to point out that there are very few intact laundry service businesses.
- She would like to see this project modified by saving the parking and downsize the commercial area. There should still be housing added.
(-) Courtney Clarkson – Pacific Heights Residents Association
- She is concerned with the historic preservation, parking and commercial aspects of this project. She would like this project to be redrawn and the project sponsor required to sit with the neighborhood to receive their input.
(-) Charles Bush
- He lives on Pine Street.
- He is not against this project. He is just concerned that there will be no parking.
(-) David Tudor
- He lives on Sacramento Street.
- The existing neighbors and guests already have a hard time with parking.
- He is not opposed to additional housing in the City but parking is quite a necessity.
(-) Joe O'Donaghue – Residential Builders
- Building residential without parking is doing a disservice to the neighborhood.
- What the residents are asking for is very well merited.

ACTION:          Approved with conditions as modified: secure an off-street parking lease.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
MOTION:          16446


          17a.          1999.554CD          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
601 KING STREET - southeast corner at 7th Street, a through lot with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800 - Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 215 and 304 to develop a mixed-use PUD (Planned Unit Development), with 250 dwelling units, up to 6,000 gross square feet of commercial space, and a 250-space garage, with exceptions from rear yard requirements of Section 134, and subject to mandatory Discretionary Review, within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Industrial Protection Zone.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation. See staff report.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Steve Kurlin – A.S. Evans Development, Inc. – Project Sponsor
- Gave a PowerPoint presentation.
(+) David Baker – Project Architect
- Described the architectural aspects of the project.
(+) Charmaine Curtis – AF Evans
- This project will benefit the neighborhood.
- They wanted to wait until the community planning process was done but they are running out of time, which is why this project is before the Commission now.
(+) Steve Vettel – Morrison & Foerster
- All he is asking is that the approval of this project be conditional on the Board of Supervisors' enacting the height limit legislation.
(+) Ron Miguel – Housing Action Coalition
- This project will not undermine the community planning process. This project is based on decisions coming out of this community planning process.
(+) Jaime Rossi – San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
- This project is right for the area.
- He hopes that the Commission will approve the project.
(+) Dick Millet
- He supports the project especially because of the park.
- Affordable housing will also be built.
(+) Julie Milburn
- She agrees that a project should be designed after a community planning process is completed.
- This project has received unanimous approval because it is a wonderful project.
(+) Mary Murphy – Farella, Braun and Martel, LLP
- Bay West supports this project.
- It is important that neighborhoods be safe 24 hours and this project will provide that.
(+) Gean Amaral
- She supports the project.
(+) Judy West
- She submitted a letter from a supported who could not stay for the hearing.
- I also support the project.
(+) Amanda Eaken
- She supports the project.
(+) Janet Carpinelli
- She urges the Commission to support the project especially for the bicycle trail.
- This is a very good project.
(+) Gabriel Metcalf - SPUR
- This project is appropriate at this time.
- He urges the Commission to approve this project.
(+) Susan Eslick – Dogpatch Neighborhood Association
- The association supports this project.
(+) Joe O'Donoghue
- He is in support of this project.
(+) Shawn Gorman
- He is a Potrero Hill resident.
- This is a very good project and hopes that the Commission will approve it.

MOTION:          Intent to Approve
AYES:          Joe and Lim
NAYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
RESULT:          Motion Failed

ACTION:          At the call of the Chair, project continued to July 11, 2002.

          17b.          1999.554CD          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
601 KING STREET – southeast corner at 7th Street, through lots with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800 – Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202 for the demolition of two industrial buildings within the Industrial Protection Zone and the construction of a mixed-use Planned Unit Development in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District and within the Industrial Protection Zone.
Preliminary Recommendation: No recommendation. See staff report.

SPEAKER(S):          Same as those listed in item 17a.
MOTION:          Intent to not take DR and approve
AYES:          Joe and Lim
NAYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas
RESULT:          Motion Failed

ACTION 2:          At the call of the Chair, project continued to July 11, 2002.

G.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 10:10 PM the Planning Commission convened into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters.

          18.          2002.0495D          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    2606 and 2610 JACKSON STREET - north side of the street between Scott and Pierce Streets, Lots 021 & 022 in Assessor’s Block 0585 - A staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1224/5878 proposing to merge two single-family residences into one single-family home in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The two lots are proposed to be merged under a separate subdivision application.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve merger.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 13, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Mark Perry
- He and his wife purchased this property in 1986.
- The surrounding neighbors support this project.
(+) Olie Lumberg
- He supports this project.
(+) Michael Rubenstein
- He is in support of this project.
(-) Ian Burke – Pacific Heights Residents Association
- This project should be denied because it will remove affordable housing in the City.
- This project has a wonderful design but is not appropriate for this neighborhood.
(-) Judith Duffy
- This project contributes to the loss of housing stock and should be denied.
(-) Linda Klouda – Pacific Heights Neighborhood Association
- The proposed project is contradictory to the neighborhood design guidelines.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
NAYES:          Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          19.          2000.1170D          (M. SNYDER: 415-575-6891)
                    2637 24th STREET - south side between Potrero Avenue and Utah Street, Lot 25 in Assessor’s Block 4264 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/03/07/3664 proposing to construct a new building that would contain six new dwelling units, six parking spaces, and a small commercial unit, on a lot that currently contains a single-story commercial building. The property is within the 24th Street - Mission Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 16, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
(-) James P. Green – Representing DR Requestor
- This unit has been used for many, many years as residential and not commercial.
- The owner owns all contiguous properties.
- The application states that the unit is vacant but it is not.
- The building has been improved, up kept, and maintained.
- He hopes that the Commission will not approve this project.
(+) Antonio Castalucci – Project Sponsor
- He submitted a copy of the lease, which states that this building is commercial and not residential.
- This building has always been a commercial building and not a residential one.
- He rented the unit on a month-to-month basis.
- This project will provide six residential units, which will have their required parking spaces.

MOTION:          Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.
AYES:          Joe
NAYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis
RESULT:          Motion Failed

ACTION:          Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis

          20.          2002.0151DEK          (D. SIDER: 415-558- 6697)
                    480 POTRERO AVENUE - northwest corner of Mariposa Street, Lot 002C in Assessor's Block 3973 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001.11.27.3854, proposing to (1) change the use of an existing industrial building to a 55 unit residential care facility, (2) construct a vertical addition, and (3) perform interior and exterior alterations in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, a 65-B Height and Bulk District, and an Industrial Protection Zone as set forth by Planning Commission Policy expressed in Resolution Number 16202. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any permit proposing to change the use of a property within the Mission District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: No Recommendation
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 13, 2002)

SPEAKER(S):
Re: Continuance
Alice Barkley
- The reason for the request for continuance is because she was recently retained for this project.

ACTION:          Without Hearing. Continued to June 27, 2002
(This actiion was taken at the beginning of the Discretionary Review calendar)
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim, Theoharis
ABSENT:          Fay and Salinas

          21.          2002.0292D          (P. VOLLMANN: 415-558-6405)
          2320 LEAVENWORTH – east side between Lombard and Chestnut Streets, Lot 013G in Assessor’s Block 0067 - Staff initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2002/03/13/1305, for a 3-to-2 dwelling unit merger, 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 merger.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) James Funsten – Project Sponsor
- He hopes that the Commission approves this merger since the units are quite small. The housing square footage will remain the same. The number of bedrooms and other rooms will also remain the same.
- This will give an opportunity for a family to live there instead of having two units for someone who is single.
- This merger will also make the building consistent with the neighborhood.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the merger
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis

          22.          2002.0302D          (S.VELLVE: 415-558-6263)
                    3800 21st. STREET - north side between Noe and Castro Streets, Lot 006A in Assessor's Block 3603 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2002//01/04/6321, proposing to raise the roof of the existing single-family dwelling approximately seven feet, add a small lookout, and add one dwelling unit at the ground floor within an RH-2 (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 revised

SPEAKER(S):
(-) Dan Burko – DR Requestor
- They oppose this project because it will evict a tenant who has lived there for 31 years.
- There is nothing wrong with the house that cannot be improved or repaired.
(+) Dennis Hyde – Project Sponsor
- No one has requested that the tenant vacate the property under the rent control ordinance.
- If the tenant is asked to leave, it would only be temporarily and they will be paid moving expenses.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis
          23.          2002.0262D          (M. SNYDER: 415-558-6543)
                    2000 20TH STREET – northwest corner of 20th Street and DeHaro Street, Lot 23 in Assessor's Block 4072 – Staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2002/02/15/9400 proposing to merge the property's two dwelling units into one, in an RM (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

SPEAKER(S):
(+) Marilyn Wilson Moore
- She hopes that the Commission will approve this project so that she can return it to a single-family home.

ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project.
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis

          24.          2002.0578D          (K. McGEE: 415- 558- 6367)
1740 FOLSOM STREET – (A.K.A. 120 14TH STREET) - east side between Erie and 14th Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 3530 - Mandatory Discretionary Review for a change of use per the Mission District Interim Controls (Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01). The existing use is classified Business Service, the proposed use is Public Use (Sheriff's Office). The property is located in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

SPEAKER(S):          None
ACTION:          Did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project
AYES:          Baltimore, Chinchilla, Joe, Lim
ABSENT:          Fay, Salinas, Theoharis

H.          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. 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))
None
          Adjournment: 11:12 p.m.

THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2002.

ACTION:          Approved with the understanding that this Commission was not sitting at the time of the meeting.
AYES:                    Antonini; Boyd; Bradford Bell; Feldstein; Hughes; Sue Lee; William Lee

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