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December 18, 2008

December 18, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, December 18, 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 1:41 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Lois Scott, Diana Sokolove, Randall Dean, Debra Dwyer, Joy Navarrete, Stephen Shotland, Joshua Switzky, Jonas Ionin, Mary Woods, Aaron Starr, Cecilia Jaroslawsky, Sophie Middlebrook, and Jonas Ionin – Acting 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.

1. 2008.0658C (K. GUY (415) 558-6163)

1349 CLAY STREET - between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 033 of Assessor's Block 0220 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a proposed addition to an existing building in excess of 40 feet in height. The project proposes to add two stories to an existing two-story over basement building, renovate the existing facade, add decks at the fourth level and the roof, and add an elevator/stair penthouse, solar array, and wind turbines to the roof. The finished roof would reach a height of approximately 59 feet. As permitted by the Planning Code, the wind turbines and portions of the rooftop structures would exceed the 65-foot height limit, up to a maximum height of approximately 75 feet. The number of existing dwelling units will not change. The project site is located within the RM-3 (Residential Mixed, Medium Density) Zoning District and the 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to January 8, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT: Borden

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

2. 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.

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

3. Director's Announcements

  • Code Enforcement Survey Results (L. SCOTT)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Informational only – no action

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

SFPUC PROJECTS AND CONSERVATION MEASURES - Planning Department and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) staff will make an informational presentation about plans to conserve and recycle water in the SFPUC service area. Staff will also discuss environmental documents on SFPUC projects that will undergo consideration by the Planning Commission in the near term and the longer term studies that will be on-going.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational presentation, possible action to authorize Commission President to send a proposed letter to the SFPUC

SPEAKER(S): Arthur Jensin and Jessie Raeder

ACTION: Although informational and no action was required, the Commission voted to authorize the Commission President to send a letter to SFPUC

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

MOTION: 17782

D. 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.

E. 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.

5. 2007.0118E (Sokolove: 575-9046)

Authorization of ERO to Conduct Draft EIR Hearings Near Project Sites - Consider authorizing the Environmental Review Officer, or his designee, to take supplemental public testimony at additional hearings on draft Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) for projects proposed by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) in jurisdictions outside the City and County of San Francisco. The projects and proposed hearing locations include:

  1. San Andreas No. 3 Pipeline Installation (Daly City)
  2. San Joaquin Pipeline System (Modesto and Tracy)
  3. CS/SA Transmission Upgrade (Hillsborough)
  4. Lower Crystal Spring Dam (Hillsborough)
  5. Conjunctive Use Groundwater (Daly City)
  6. Harry Tracy Water Treatment Plant Long Term Improvements (Hillsborough)
  7. Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (Hillsborough)
  8. Seismic Upgrade of Bay Division Pipelines No. 3 and 4 (Fremont)
  9. Alameda Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan (Fremont or Sunol)
  10. San Antonio Backup Pipeline (Fremont or Sunol)
  11. Habitat Reserve Program (Fremont and San Mateo)
  12. Alameda Creek Fisheries Enhancement (Fremont or Sunol)

The public hearings in other jurisdictions would be in addition to, and not in lieu of, this Commission's hearing to take public comment on the draft EIRs for the proposed projects. The Planning Commission may also authorize the Environmental Review Officer, or his designee, to hold additional public hearings, as provided in San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 31.05 and 31.14. Because the projects could affect areas outside the City and County of San Francisco, the Environmental Review Officer recommends holding additional public hearings near the projects site and is requesting authorization from the Planning Commission to do so.

Preliminary Recommendation: Authorize the Environmental Review Officer to conduct additional public hearings on draft EIRs for the SFPUC projects.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

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

MOTION: 17783

F. 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 public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time

SPEAKER(S) -- (the following people spoke in favor if item 8):

Kate Lefkowitz, Michelle LaFlue, Jim Growden, Melanie Paulos, Polly Shia

  1. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

6. 2007.0427E (R. DEAN (415) 575-9028)

San Joaquin Regional Water Quality Improvement Project - unincorporated San Joaquin County: the Tesla Portal site is located at the western terminus of West Vernalis Road, about 7.5 miles south of the City of Tracy, and the Thomas Shaft site is located at the southern terminus of Thomas Shaft Road, south from its intersection with Corral Hollow Road, about 7 miles southwest of the City of TracyCertification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes the San Joaquin Regional Water Quality Improvement Project to improve water disinfection capabilities at the SFPUC's Tesla Portal site and the Thomas Shaft site, both within unincorporated San Joaquin County. At the Tesla Portal site, the Tesla Treatment Facility is proposed, which entails replacement of the existing Tesla Portal Hypochlorite Station with a new Chemical Process Building and Office/Control Building, and the construction of an ultraviolet (UV) facility, which would disinfect water using a series of UV light arrays. At the Thomas Shaft site, the Lawrence Livermore Water Quality Improvements would upgrade the existing water treatment facility with a UV system. Both facilities are proposed to meet disinfection requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on October 8, 2008. 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.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved certification of the Final EIR

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

EXCUSED: Sugaya

MOTION: 17784

7. 2006.0881E (D. DWYER (415) 575-9031)

420-430 29th Avenue/St. Peter's Church Relocation and Supportive Housing Project - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lots 014B and 015 in Assessor's Block 1460 – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project includes the demolition of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church, renovation of the existing Parish Hall and Rectory, relocation of the church Sanctuary to the Parish Hall, a lot line adjustment to reconfigure the two lots, and construction of a 20-unit housing development to serve developmentally disabled adults. The 20-unit housing development would replace the Sanctuary with a three-story over partial basement building of 16,915 gross square feet. The existing Sanctuary, built in 1913, is an historic resource. The project site is located in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require rezoning of the property from RH-2 to RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District. The proposed project would also require Conditional Use Authorization for relocation of the church use in an RM-1 Zoning District and a rear yard variance.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Environmental Impact Report

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on July 15, 2008. 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.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved certification of the Final EIR

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

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17785

8. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (J. NAVARRETE (415) 575-9040)

THE VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report - Consideration and possible action to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report. This is an environmental impact report on the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan. The Redevelopment Plan area has the following general boundaries: Tunnel Avenue to the east; the San Francisco/San Mateo County line to the south; to the west generally by lots fronting the west side of Bayshore Boulevard between Sunnydale Avenue on the south and Blanken to the north and lots fronting the both sides of Leland Avenue, between Bayshore Boulevard and Cora Street to the west. The Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan calls for redevelopment of the long-vacant Schlage Lock site into the larger Visitacion Valley neighborhood, creating a transit-oriented mixed use development with new residential units, including affordable units, a mid-sized grocery store, and other neighborhood commercial ground floor retail on the Schlage site. It also includes a number of public improvements, including new neighborhood parks, the extension of the Visitacion Valley street grid throughout the Schlage Lock property, and pedestrian improvements to the circulation network including improvements to Bayshore Blvd. Intersections.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report

Note: The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00 pm, July 21, 2008. 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.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved certification of the Final EIR

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

ABSENT: Sugaya

MOTION: 17786

H. REGULAR CALENDAR

9. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

THE VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Consideration of adoption of General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, and other actions related to the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan, including approval of a Design for Development document. The Redevelopment Plan area has the following general boundaries: Tunnel Avenue to the east; the San Francisco/San Mateo County line to the south; to the west generally by lots fronting the west side of Bayshore Boulevard between Sunnydale Avenue on the south and Blanken to the north and lots fronting the both sides of Leland Avenue, between Bayshore Boulevard and Cora Street to the west. The Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan calls for redevelopment of the long-vacant Schlage Lock site into the larger Visitacion Valley neighborhood, creating a transit-oriented mixed use development with new residential units, including affordable units, a mid-sized grocery store, and other neighborhood commercial ground floor retail on the Schlage site. It also includes a number of public improvements, including new neighborhood parks, the extension of the Visitacion Valley street grid throughout the Schlage Lock property, and pedestrian improvements to the circulation network including improvements to Bayshore Blvd. Intersections. The project requires several actions by the Planning Commission, the Redevelopment Commission and the Board of Supervisors.

9a. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Adopt CEQA FINDINGS on the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Program and related project actions, including General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, General Plan consistency and Planning Code Sec. 101.1 findings and approval of related planning actions including Design for Development document.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Fran Martin, Nick Wolff

ACTION: Approved adoption of CEQA Findings

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

MOTION: 17790

9b. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Consideration of a Resolution amending the San Francisco General Plan,- Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, amending the Arts, Commerce and Industry, Recreation and Open Space, Transportation, the Urban Design Elements and corresponding revisions to the Land Use Index of the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved amendment to the San Francisco General Plan

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

RESOLUTION: 17791

9c. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Consideration of a Resolution amending the San Francisco Planning Code, to establish the Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Special Use District Pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3, Consider adopting a Planning Code amendment requiring all development within the Redevelopment Project Area to be consistent with the Plan and Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Design for Development document.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved amending the San Francisco Planning Code to establish the Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Special use District

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

RESOLUTION: 17792

9d. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Consideration of a Resolution to adopt an amendment to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code. – Consideration of a Resolution amending Sheet 10SU and 10H of the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302(c ), and 306.3, amending Sheets 10SU classifying all property located within the Visitacion Valley Redevelop Plan Project Area as the Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Special Use District, as shown on the attached map. including the following Assessors Blocks and lots: AB 5066B / 03, 04, 04a, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09; AB 5087/03, 03a, 04, 05; AB 5099/14; AB 5100/ 02, 03, 07, 10; AB 5101/ 06, 07; AB 5102/09, 10, AB 5107/ 01, 03, 04, 05; AB 6237/ 48, 55; AB 6247/ 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 42; AB 6248/ 02, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 45; AB 6249/01, 02, 02A, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; AB 6250 / 01, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37; AB 6251/ 01, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23; AB 6252/ 36; AB 6308/ 01, 01A, 01D, 02, 02B, 03; AB 6309B/ 01, 02, 18; and amending Sheet 10H of the Zoning Map, reclassifying the following properties from a 40-X (Height and Bulk) District to a 55-X (Height and Bulk) District: AB 6237/48, 55; AB 6248/ 02, 45; AB 6249/ 01, 02, 02A, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; AB 6308/ 01, 01A, 01D, 02, 02B, 03; AB 6309B / 01, 02, 18.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved amendments to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code

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

RESOLUTION: 17793

9e. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Consideration of a Motion making General Plan consistency findings on the Redevelopment Plan and related Planning documents and making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the consistency of the Redevelopment Plan for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project Redevelopment Project and related Project documents and actions with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The Draft Redevelopment Plan can be viewed at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=44209

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved General Plan consistency findings

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

MOTION: 17794

9f. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Consideration of a Motion approving the Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Design for Development document. The Design for Development Document will direct land use, building height and other mandatory aspects of development at the Schlage Lock site and also provide design guidelines for development across the entire Redevelopment Area; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.. The Design

for Development document can be viewed at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=44209

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved the Visitation Valley/Schlage lock Design for Development document

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

MOTION: 17795

9g. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN – Consideration of a Motion approving a Cooperation and Delegation Agreement between the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the San Francisco Planning Department for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project Area; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 9a

ACTION: Approved a Cooperation and Delegation Agreement

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

MOTION: 17796

10. (J. SWITZKY (415) 575-6815)

Ground Floor Residential Design Guidelines - Resolution to Adopt the Draft Ground Floor Residential Design Guidelines as required by Planning Code Sections 144, 145.1 and 827. Sections 144, 145.1, and 827 of the Planning Code (as amended through the pending Eastern Neighborhoods Code package) require that in RTO, NCT, DTR, and Eastern Neighborhoods Mixed Use (MUO, MUG, MUR, UMU, and SPD) districts all off-street parking located above grade must be set back from all street frontages and lined with  active uses. These Sections state if residential uses are proposed in new construction to satisfy the requirement for  active uses that their design be consistent with the  Ground Floor Residential Design Guidelines as adopted and periodically amended by the Planning Commission. The guidelines in this document supplement the existing design policies and principles in the General Plan and the requirements and standards in the relevant Planning Code sections.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Following public testimony, item was continued to the call of the Chair

11a. 2006.0881ECVZ (J. IONIN (415) 558-6309)

420-430 29th AVENUE - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lots 014B & 015 in Assessor's Block 1460 - Adopting findings under the California Environmental Quality Act, including Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt CEQA Findings and MMRP

SPEAKER(S): Liz Grigsby, Robert Von Rovenswary, Fr. David Rickey

ACTION: Approved adoption of CEQA Findings

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

MOTION: 17787

11b. 2006.0881ECVZ (J. IONIN (415) 558-6309)

420-430 29th AVENUE - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lots 014B & 015 in Assessor's Block 1460 Request for Planning Code Amendment under Planning Code Section 302 to be reclassify the property from RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District to RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low Density) District. The request will allow the maximum density of the proposed affordable housing for developmentally disabled adults to be increased from ten (10) to twenty (20) residential units. The project is currently within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution of Recommendation

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 11a

ACTION: Approved

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

RESOLUTION: 17788

11c. 2006.0881ECVZ (J. IONIN (415) 558-6309)

420-430 29th AVENUE - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lots 014B & 015 in Assessor's Block 1460 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 209.3(j) to allow St. Peter's Episcopal Church to use the existing three-story parish hall as its place of worship, following the demolition of the church building. The project lies within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 11a

ACTION: Approved

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

MOTION: 17789

11d. 2006.0881ECVZ (J. IONIN (415) 558-6309)

420-430 29th AVENUE - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street; Lots 014B & 015 in Assessor's Block 1460Request for Rear Yard Variances located in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will consider the request for the Variance concurrently with the Planning Commission's consideration of Zoning Reclassification and Conditional Use authorization.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 11a

ACTION: The Director closed public hearing and granted the variances subject to the standard conditions of approval

12. 2008.0899D (M. WOODS (415) 558-6315)

742 - 42nd AVENUE - east side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 1603 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.05.07.1525S, to allow the merger of two dwelling units into a single-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

SPEAKER(S): Paul Rotter – Project Architect; Darius and Yvette Milne

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the merger

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

ABSENT: Lee

DRA No: 0052

13. 2008.1285D (A. Starr (415) 558-6362)

2259 BAY STREET - south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 0927 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.08.18.9403 proposing a 2-story rear horizontal addition to the existing two-story, single-family building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, 3-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

SPEAKER(S): Steven Swanson – Project Architect; Elena Brittain

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the project

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

ABSENT: Lee and Sugaya

DRA No: 0053

14. 2008.1071DV (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

61 POND STREET - between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 055 in Assessor's Block 3564 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.18.0734, to demolish and reconstruct rear stairs and deck and the addition of a 500 square-foot, partial fourth level to the existing three-level, 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 project.

SPEAKER(S): Ted Bocivar, Mark Silick, Dean Garson

ACTION: The Commission did not take DR and approved the project

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

ABSENT: Lee and Sugaya

DRA No: 0054

15. 2007.1439DV (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

61 POND STREET - between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 055 in Assessor's Block 3564 – Request for Rear Yard Variance to demolish and re-construct rear stairs and deck at three levels at approximately the same location as the original. The project requires approval of a Variance to construct within the required rear yard. The Zoning Administrator will consider the request for the Variance concurrently with the Planning Commission's consideration of the Discretionary Review at this same hearing.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14

ACTION: The Director closed the public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval

16. 2008.0600D (S. MIDDLEBROOK (415) 558-6372)

4033 26th STREET -- south side between Noe and Sanchez Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 6564 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.03.17.7283 proposing to add two additional stories of enclosed living space with a horizontal addition to the rear of the subject building. The project proposes to add one vertical story flush with the front building wall and a second vertical story that is set back approximately 12' from the front building wall. The project also proposes to add a second off-street parking space. The subject building is a single-family home located within 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.

SPEAKER(S):

ACTION: The Commission took DR and approved the project with modifications as recommended by staff

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

ABSENT: Lee

DRA No: 0055

I. 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: 8:05 p.m.

Adopted: October 1, 2009

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:32 PM