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September 4, 2008

September 4, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 4, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 1:38 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Cecilia Jaroslawsky, Tim Frye, Elizabeth Watty, Amnon Ben-Pazi, Jonas Ionin, Bill Wycko, Chris Kern, Tara Sullivan-Lenane, AnMarie Rodgers, Adrian Putra, Sophie Middlebrook, Glenn Cabreros, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

  • 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.

1a. 2006.0441E (J. BATTIS: (415) 575-9022)

721 BEACH STREET- Lot 017 of Assessor's Block 0025, is located within the block bounded by Beach Street to the north, Hyde Street to the east, North Point Street to the south, and Larkin Street to the west in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for demolition of the existing 558-gross square foot (gsf), one-story commercial building constructed circa 1912 and construction of a new 40-foot-high, 12,857-gsf mixed-use building consisting of four residential units within 6,299 gsf on the third, fourth, and partial-fifth floors and 6,558 gsf of retail space on the ground and second floors. The existing structure provides no off-street parking and no off-street parking is proposed. The 3,644-gsf site is within the Northeastern Waterfront Planning Area, Fisherman's Wharf Subarea, is within the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2, is within a C-2 (Community Business District) use district, and is within a 40-X height and bulk district. The project would require a variance from the off-street parking requirement.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 9, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

1b. 2006.0441V (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

721 BEACH STREET - north side between Hyde and Larkin Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0025 - Request for a Parking Variance from the residential parking provisions pursuant to Planning Code Section 151 to allow the new construction of a mixed-use building containing four dwelling units above ground floor retail space without the four required residential parking spaces in a C-2 (Community Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 2 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to October 9, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

2a. 2007.0676D (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

270 GRANADA AVENUE - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 6942 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.24.9480, proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the demolition.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

2b. 2008.0752D (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

270 GRANADA AVENUE - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues, Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 6942 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.24.9487, proposing the construction of a new three-story, two-family dwelling, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the new construction as proposed.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

3. 2008.0911T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

SEISMIC STRENGTHENING OF SOFT-STORY, WOOD-FRAME BUILDINGS BOARD FILE NO. 0809567 - This Ordinance introduced by Mayor Newsom and Supervisors Alioto-Pier and Chu would make findings for a compelling public policy basis for expediting the processing and review of permits for seismic retrofit upgrades of soft-story, wood-frame buildings and would amend Section 350 of the Planning Code, the Building Code, Fire Code, and Public Works Code to waive permit-processing fees for the proportionate share of work related to such seismic retrofit upgrades; making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the City's General Plan and Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 11, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

B. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

4a. 2007.0188D (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

337 LISBON STREET - east side between Brazil Avenue and Persia Avenue; Lot 038 in Assessor's Block 6080 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy that requires review of housing demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2006.05.02.0425, to demolish an existing single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: The commission did not take discretionary review and approved the demolition

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

DRA#: 0013

4b. 2007.0189D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

337 LISBON STREET - east side between Brazil Avenue and Persia Avenue; Lot 038 in Assessor's Block 6080 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy that requires review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2006.05.02.0421, proposing to construct a three-story, single-family residential building with one off-street parking space in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction.

SPEAKERS: Joyce Chang – Project Sponsor

ACTION: The commission took discretionary review and approved the project with a gabled roof and final plans showing materials and color to be included in commission packets.

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

DRA#: 0014

5. 2007.1334A (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

1189 TENNESSEE STREET - west side of Tennessee street south of 22nd Street, Assessor's Block 4172; Lots 053 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new eight-unit residential building with three commercial spaces and 12 off-street parking spaces on a vacant parcel within the Dogpatch Historic District. The site is located within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board approved the recommendation to the Planning Commission for the Certificate of Appropriateness at their July 16, 2008 hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with conditions as amended by the LPAB.

SPEAKERS: Debra Stein – Representing Project Sponsor, Gary Gee – Project Architect, David Siegel – Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, Joe Boss, Shawn Gorman, Dick Millett, Tom Libby, Tony Kelley

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Sugaya

MOTION: 17687

6. 2008.0634C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

2168 MARKET STREET - north side between Sanchez and Church Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 3542 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, 721.44, and 790.91, for a change of use from a personal service (dba  Center Studio ) to a small self-service restaurant (dba  Café du Nord ), in the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17685

7. 2008.0630C (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9089)

2125 POLK STREET - west side between Broadway and Vallejo Street, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 0571 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a small self-service restaurant (dba  Tuttimelon ) in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposed restaurant would occupy approximately 990 square feet and would serve frozen yogurt and other items for consumption on and off the premises. No physical expansion of the building is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKERS: (+) Mandy Yu – Project Sponsor, (+) Dawn Trennert – Middle Polk Neighborhood Association

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17686

8. 2008.0861C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1641 - 1669 FILLMORE STREET- west side between Geary Boulevard and Post Street, Assessor's Block 0702, Lots 001 and 002 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21 to combine two retail storefronts into one space exceeding the gross floor area use size threshold. The existing Goodwill store at 1669 Fillmore Street (approximately 6,000 square feet) would be merged with a vacant retail space at 1641 Fillmore Street (approximately 2,400 square feet) through three interior openings, creating a new approximately 8,400 square foot retail space for occupancy by Goodwill in an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

SPEAKERS: Malcolm Goldsmith – Director of Real Estate for Goodwill

ACTION: Approved with encouragement to enhance and upgrade physical image

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Sugaya

MOTION: 17687

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

9. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of Thursday, June 26, 2008

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

10. Commission Comments/Questions

  • Inquiries/Announcements. Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • Future Meetings/Agendas. At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Antonini:

Cities in which the political conventions are being held this week – Denver and ST. Paul – have less national and international influence than does San Francisco, but they have facilities that can accommodate those large conventions. We have to look at this in terms of comprehensive planning and look at any future plans for expansion of the Convention Center.

Commissioner Miguel:

An article in the newsletter from SPEAK titled  A Place for People – Your Front Setbacks Can Be a Communal Zone. In this area front setbacks are basically concrete regardless of the building code. It falls into a great deal of what we do here when we approve projects.

Commissioner Sugaya:

Aren't Institutional Master Plans limited to public institutions? Are they required for private schools?

Zoning Administrator responded:

No and yes, they are required for private schools.

Commissioner Sugaya:

I'm prompted to ask because of an article I cut out a long time ago with respect to expansion of University High School that has purchased 30,000 square feet on California Street as well as other schools that have purchased property for their expansion plans. I don't think we have seen many IMPs come forward from these institutions, or am I wrong? If they are on record, then that's fine. Also, there have been at least two articles about the Academy of Art University expansion into sports. I'd like the Enforcement section and Mr. Sanchez to look into that.

Commissioner Borden:

Following up on something Commissioner Antonini said: I was in Denver and one thing they don't have is public transit. The city is a nightmare to get around in. There was a great development that took place in San Diego called Market Great Partners. They did this process where the convened the community; did a series of charrette; and basically the donation of the land was to the community and for them to decide what was to go there. What was amazing is they offered for the first time initial public offerings for people in the community. They required that stock options be sold for $20.00 and everybody had to buy at least 20. The whole point was that it allowed people that lived in the community to be invested in the community. They went through an entire visioning process – we need a grocery store, we need this, we need that, etc. It is an amazing model of showing how you can have people who live in a community help revitalize that community, have ownership in that community and be part of its future.

Commissioner Lee:

Some of the developers are not getting the financing they need. Is there any new high rises breaking ground in 2009? To my surprise there aren't any, even the ones that are entitled because of the credit crunch. That concerns me because if we don't break ground in 2009, all the housing and development we have now will probably have to lay off all the workers. And on most of the high rises the workers are union workers. What I wand to find out from staff is is there a way we can track some of the approvals we've had in the last four or five years and find out where they are in the construction process? Second thing: Commissioner Antonini is correct and we are losing some of the big conventions to San Diego. San Diego has one contiguous convention center over one million square feet and in San Francisco, we have three 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. In Chicago, they have 1.7 million square feet of exhibit space. The Center is looking at how we maintain our competitiveness in the convention business. We are losing the international gift fail to Los Vegas now. They have 1.6 million square feet and the cost is less. Another idea I had in the last couple of weeks is why San Francisco can't have its own Section 8 housing.

Commissioner Moore:

You probably read this morning that the Mayor extended the timeline for the [ ] Gardens from September 21 to November and I think that is a great idea. I'd like to create a policy discussion out of that as the importance of maintaining the size of the rear yard open space. I'd like to look at the importance of public open space and the redirecting of a more environmentally centered focus of how we live in the city.

Commissioner Olague:

On the 25 of September we are discussion sustainability. I think it would be important to discuss these types of issues during that hearing. Are we going to have a discussion about the Presidio in a timely way (prior to 10/4)? I want to piggyback off the comments of Commissioner Borden about the project in San Diego: We saw the first of the social economic analysis during the Eastern Neighborhoods process. There was a report from the Department of Public health on ENCHIA (Eastern Neighborhoods Community Health Impact Assessments). This is something that is a national trend and our Public Health Department has been working on this extensively so I think it is pioneering work that we have done here in relation to the Eastern Neighborhoods. How we are going to implement that into a planning effort is not really clear to me yet. But I think Bayview and Treasure Island are examples of how it would be interesting to see if they can use some of the tools that were created as a result of the work in the Eastern Neighborhoods and expand it to the work in these communities. Also, I received an email from someone in the community. I guess Cesar Chavez is undergoing a re-design. I guess the issue is the day labors program. I'd like a status report on that.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

11. Director's Announcements

Director Rahaim:

We sent a letter to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. We met with this panel twice and they are listed on that letter. The panel's recommendation is if there is any to do this with a more robust, non-physical program on the bridge that would be their first recommendation (on suicide prevention). Their preferred solution is the horizontal net that is placed about 20 feet below the surface of the sidewalk. There is pretty strong evidence from a couple of projects in Europe where such a net has actually prevented even the attempt because the physical presence of the net has prevented people from trying to jump. The second thing I wanted to mention is that we have started work on the update of the 2009 Housing Element. We have assembled a community advisory body and they had their first meeting this week. The State has required that the update be completed by July 1st of next year. We have a three prong outreach strategy on this. One is the community advisory body. The second is what we are calling a stakeholder session series. These will be a number of focused working sessions for specific topics. The third is a larger set of city wide workshops where we would have broader neighborhood outreach. We believe that we can get this work done within the year.

  1. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

BOS: None

BOA: 855 Sacramento, YMCA in Chinatown, the Board denied the request for jurisdiction

12.1 (C. OLAGUE L. BADINER)

1250 MISSOURI - Public discussion of the disposition of this case at the Board of Appeals.

SPEAKERS: Joe Boss, Tony Kelly, Dick Millett, Sue Hestor, John Bardis

ACTION: None – The item will be scheduled for a future hearing

13. (B. WYCKO (415) 575-9048)

COMMUNITY PLAN EXEMPTIONS - Informational item to discuss approach for streamlining of environmental review for proposed projects within adopted plan areas.

SPEAKERS: Steve Vettel and Sue Hestor

ACTION: None – Informational only

14. (C. KERN: (415) 575-9037)

Notification of Emergency Coastal Zone Authorization- Informational - pursuant to Section 330.8 of the Planning Code to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission for emergency repairs to the road and sidewalk at three locations along John Muir Drive on the southwest shoreline of Lake Merced.

SPEAKERS: Barry Pearl – SF Public Utilities Commission

ACTION: None – Informational only

15. (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

1401-1437 Market Street - Informational on an approved mixed-use development with approximately 719 dwelling units. This item is regarding proposed revisions to the project that would increase the number of dwelling units to 754 and change the unit mix.

SPEAKERS: Sue Hestor and Steve Atkinson

ACTION: None – Informational only

E. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

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.

SPEAKERS: Kim Waldron – Local 21 – regarding the Environmental Review Officer and the Chief of Neighborhood Planning positions in the Planning Department

Tom Radulovich – Executive Director of Livable City – regarding Major Environmental Analysis

Dick Millett – regarding variances and the need for pictures

Joe Boss – the Department of Real Estate is thinking of putting their Homeland Security at the corner of 16th and De Haro and I'm requesting that you direct Planning staff to take a look at it; The Director of Planning should be in charge of an inter-agency group that looks at Implementation of plans like the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan, Impacts, and identification of existing needs and let communities know that this is happening.

Sue Hestor – regarding Major Environmental Analysis; and the quality of the staff reports you have on complicated projects

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

16a. 2005.0470E (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)

178 Townsend Street - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA Findings. The 22,000 square foot project site is located at 178 Townsend Street, on the corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place between Second Street and Third Street (Assessor's Block 3788, Lot 012). The site is zoned SLI (Service/Light Industrial), is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and is occupied by the California Electric Light Company Station B building, a Contributory Building within the South End Historic District. The proposed project involves conversion of the building from its current use as a valet parking garage to a mix of ground-floor retail and up to 85 housing units, with accessory off-street parking for the residential uses. The proposed uses would be housed in the existing building and a vertical addition, and would occupy 96,350 square feet (sf) of floor area, including 71,500 square feet in residential uses 1,050 square feet in retail uses, and 13,200 square feet of parking. The proposed vertical addition would be set back 40 feet from Townsend Street and would rise above the existing 23-to 42-foot tall roofline to a height of 50 feet. The proposed project also includes a one-level underground parking garage with 74 parking spaces in two-car stackers accessed from Clarence Place.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Motion Adopting the CEQA Findings.

SPEAKERS: Patrick McGerney – Martin Building Company – Project Sponsor, Christopher Verplank – Project Team, William Duncanson – Project Architect, (+) Jeffrey Leibovitz, (+) Manuel Flores – Local 22, (+) Tom Radulovich – Executive Director of Livable City, Sue Hestor, Tim Colen – San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

ACTION: Approved adoption of CEQA findings

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden and Moore

EXCUSED: Antonini and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

MOTION: 17688

16b. 2005.0470ACV (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)

178 TOWNSEND STREET - northwest corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Assessor's Block 3788; Lot 012 - Request for Conditional Use approval pursuant to Sections 303 and 803.5(c)(b) of the Planning Code to construct a vertical addition to provide up to 85 dwelling units, ground floor retail space, and up to 74 off-street parking spaces. The Zoning Administrator will hear related rear yard, parking, and exposure variance requests. The subject property is within an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk District and within the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 16a

ACTION: Approved conditional use request

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden and Moore

EXCUSED: Antonini and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

MOTION: 17688

16c. 2005.0470ACV (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)

178 TOWNSEND STREET - northwest corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Assessor's Block 3788; Lot 012. Request for Variances pursuant to Sections 134, 140, and 151 of the Planning Code for rear yard, parking, and dwelling unit exposure variances. The subject property is within an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk District and within the South End Historic District.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 16a

ACTION: The Zoning Administrator closed the public hearing and granted the variances

17. 2008.1008T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to Planning Code by amending Appendix K of Article 10: Bush Street/Cottage Row Historic District [Board File No. 08-0778]. Resolution introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi initiating amendments to Appendix K of Article 10 of San Francisco Planning Code: Bush Street/Cottage Row Historic District, by adding a new Section 7 to set forth additional requirements for Certificates of Appropriateness; and adopting findings, including Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Antonini and Lee

MOTION: 17689

5:30 p.m.

18. 2008.0537d (c. jaroslawsky: (415) 558-6348)

2342 41st avenue - between Santiago and Taraval Streets; Lot 022A in Assessor's Block 2369 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2007.11.15.8276 to extend the rear of an existing first and second-level by approximately 16 feet and add a partial third level to a single-family dwelling within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Tony Kwong – DR Requestor (through an interpreter), Martin Gaferty – Project Sponsor

ACTION: The commission took discretionary review and approved the project as modified by staff by including a light well adjacent to the DR requestor's kitchen skylight and incorporate the interior centrally located stair

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

DRA#: 0015

19. 2008.0099D (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

3444 ULLOA STREET - north side between 35th Avenue and 36th Avenue; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 2390 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.07.11.6470, proposing construction of a two-story addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family house in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKERS: Lynn [ ] – DR Requestor, Jason Ouyang – Project Owner

ACTION: Following testimony, item continued to 10/16/08; public hearing remains open to address the changed floor plan

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

20. 2008.0805D (S. MIDDLEBROOK: (415) 558-6372)

313 28th STREET - south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 6613 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.21.0250 proposing to add a 10-foot deep one-story horizontal rear addition with a roof deck to the 2-story, 2-unit subject building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

SPEAKERS: Pauline Gallagher – DR Requestor, Bart Collins – Project Sponsor

ACTION: The commission took discretionary review and approved the project as modified by staff to replace the bathroom windows of DR requestor with frosted glass and if both parties agree, PS would add a fence and/or privacy screen.

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

DRA#: 0016

21. 2008.0492D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2655 SCOTT STREET - west side between Broadway and Vallejo Street; Lot 001O in Assessor's Block 0960 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.18.9061 proposing to add a partial fourth floor to the existing three-story, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Steve Williams – Representing the DR Requestor, Roxanne – member of Cow Hollow Association Advisory Board Design Committee, Anthony Zalome – [read a letter from Mr. & Mrs. Marcus], Lee Liebroth, Amy Smith, Tom Yasudo, Pam Elliot, Mary Ann Saint Peter, Ng Chang, Vivian [read a letter from Harriett Hayman], Jim Rueben – Representing the Project Sponsor,

ACTION: The commission took discretionary review and approved with modifications

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, and Borden

NAYES: Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Lee

DRA#: 0017

22. 2008.0501DDD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

79 - 26TH AVENUE - between Sea Cliff Avenue and El Camino del Mar; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 1305 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.27.6264, proposing to construct a partial fourth floor and three-story rear addition to the existing three-story, single-family residence within an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

SPEAKERS: Vincent Marsh – Representing the DR Requestor, Caroline Werboff, Steven Dixon, Shirin Oshidari

ACTION: Following testimony, item continued to 10/16/08

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Antonini and Lee

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

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

SPEAKERS: None

Adjournment: 10:35 p.m.

Adopted: August 13, 2009

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:31 PM