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November 6, 2008

November 6, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, November 6, 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, AnMarie Rodgers, Cecilia Jaroslawsky, Craig Nikitas, Tara Sullivan-Lenane, Joy Navarrete, Don Lewis, Kevin Guy, Rick Cooper, Corey Teague, Brittany Bendix, Brett Bollinger, Kate McGee, Stephen Shotland, 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. 2005.0911CV (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

616 DIVISADERO STREET - east side between Hayes and Grove Streets, Lot 002J in Assessor's Block 1202 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 711.11 and 711.21 to allow development of a lot greater than 9,999 square feet and to allow non-residential uses greater than 3,999 square feet for the alteration and re-use of an existing building (the vacant Harding Theater) into four commercial spaces and for the new construction of a five-story, eight-unit building fronting Hayes Street within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 13, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

1b. 2005.0911CV (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

616 DIVISADERO STREET - east side between Hayes and Grove Streets, Lot 002J in Assessor's Block 1202 - Request for Rear Yard and Dwelling Unit Exposure Variances from Planning Code Sections 134 and 140 to allow the new construction of a five-story, eight-unit residential building fronting Hayes Street (1278 Hayes Street) proposing a 15-foot rear yard where a 25-percent rear yard measuring 29 feet is required. Four units would face onto the proposed reduced rear yard and therefore do not meet the dwelling unit exposure requirement. The proposed residential building is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District, the Divisadero Street Alcohol Restricted Use District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 13, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

2. 2008.0939Z (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

401-421 SHIELDS STREET - southwest corner at Ramsell Street, Lots 001, 046, 047, 048 in Assessor's Block 7074 – The Planning Commission will consider a Planning Code Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 and 306.3 that would include: (1) rezoning Block 7074 / Lots 001, 046, 047, and 048 from P (Public Use) to RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) on Planning Code Map Sheet ZN12. The proposed Ordinance is before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors, and adopt findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 20, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

3. 2008.0988CV (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575=9077)

335 Oak Street (aka 230 Lily Street) - south side between Octavia and Laguna Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 0839 - Request for 1) Conditional Use Authorization to allow dwellings at a density ratio exceeding one dwelling unit per 400 square feet of lot area and 2) Variance from usable open space requirements, within an RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented Neighborhood) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There are two existing six-unit residential buildings at the project site, with a total of 12 dwelling units. The proposed project would create two new dwelling units in the basement of each existing residential building, for a total of four new dwelling units. No physical expansion of the building is proposed. The existing buildings do not provide the Usable Open Space required for the existing and proposed new dwelling units at the project site. The Zoning Administrator will consider the request for Variance from Usable Open Space requirements concurrently with the Planning Commission's consideration of the conditional use authorization at this same hearing.

Preliminary recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 20, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

4. (L. SCOTT: (415) 558-6317)

CODE ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES UPDATE - Review of history, accomplishments, challenges of Planning Code Enforcement work, report on survey to neighborhood organizations and public on code enforcement issues, proposed update to Code Enforcement Priorities.

(Continued from October 16, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to December 18, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

5a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613) 1a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-family dwelling. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6793 to demolish an existing two-family dwelling.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

5b. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in

Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X

Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction of units in association with demolition. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6789 for the new construction of a three-family dwelling in association with the demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

5c. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1366 San Bruno Avenue - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction a three-family dwelling in association with demolition. Front setback, rear yard, and off-street parking Variances are required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

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

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

6. 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

7. Director's Announcements

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

9. 2007.0189D (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

337 LISBON STREET - Informational Update - The Commission took Discretionary Review of Permit #2006.05.02.0421 at its hearing of September 4, 2008 and required that the replacement structure be modified to provide a gable roof instead of a flat roof, and that the final plans include the identification of finish materials and colors be submitted for review by the Commission.

Preliminary Recommendation: Review Only. No Action Required.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only – no action required

10. (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

Update on the Director's Bulletin for Application Processing Priority Policy - Informational Update on recent changes governing the order and priority of the review of Planning Applications, as modified by revised Director's Bulletin 2006-02.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only – no action required

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.

SPEAKERS: Ernestine Weiss re: Ferry Park

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

11.

2007.1147T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to Articles 10 and 11 and adding a new Section 309.3 of the Planning Code - Ordinance introduced by Mayor Newsom amending Articles 10 and 11 and adding a new Section 309.3 of the Planning Code, contingent on voter approval in the November 4, 2008 general election of the proposed Charter amendment creating an Historic Preservation Commission, to provide additional criteria for Planning Commission review of Historic Preservation Commission decisions, to provide for Section 309 review at the discretion of the Planning Department Director of certain projects requiring Certificates of Appropriateness under Article 10 of the Planning Code, and to create a rebuttable presumption of compatibility for certain projects requiring Certificates of Appropriateness under Article 10 of the Planning Code; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings required by Section 101.1 of the Planning Code.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/20/08

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

12. 2008.1167T (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Conditional use authorization for new development in the Bernal South Slope Area Board File No. 081247 - This Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Ammiano would amend Section 242 to require conditional use authorization for new development in the Bernal South Slope Area including Block 5810, lots 016, 017, and 020 to 023; Block 5811, lots 023 to 028; Block 5825, lots 007 to 015; Block 5826, lots 002, 003, 005 to 011, and 013 to 016; Block 5827, lots 007 to 011 and 016 to 022; and Block 5828, lots 004 to 010; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKERS: Antonio Roman-Allala, Mary Tlenken, Lisa Wayne, Alice Caruthers, Frank Kellom, Jr., Lisa Rovegno, Markos Major, Joseph Moore, Daniel Clark Jansen, Marnie Dunsmore, Antonio Pantillo, Anne Sullivan, Latisha Peterson, Alan Mazzetti, Rosemarie Corona, Merris Jo Musni, Edzec Musni, Audrey Dandridge

ACTION: Approved with modifications

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

NAYES: Antonini and Sugaya

RESOLUTION: 17736

13. 2008.1103T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to Planning Code Section 209.9: Conditional Use Requirement for Formula Retail Uses in RC-3 & RC-4 Zoning Districts [Board File No. 08-08-1232] - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor McGoldrick amending San Francisco Planning Code Section 209.9 to require a Conditional Use Authorization for all formula retail uses in the Residential-Commercial RC-3 & RC-4 Zoning Districts; and adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Andrew Junius

ACTION: Approved recommendations with modifications

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

EXCUSED: Sugaya

RESOLUTION: 17735

14. (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 575-9040)

BI-COUNTY TRANSPORTATION STUDY - Informational - The San Francisco County Transportation Authority, in partnership with several agencies from San Mateo and San Francisco, is leading a Bi-County Transportation Study to evaluate the potential transportation improvements needed to address anticipated land use growth on both sides of the county line. The partner agencies are conducting this study as a way to evaluate comprehensively the regional transportation impacts of the pending proposals for significant new development in the Bi-County area and to develop a list of regional transportation investments that can support this growth.

SPEAKERS: None

ACTION: Informational only – no action required

15. 2006.1294E: (D. LEWIS: (415) 575-9095)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 3715 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for a project proposing the demolition of an existing two-story office building and construction of a new 123-foot-tall, 10-story building containing approximately 50,000 gross square feet of office space and about 700 square feet of retail use on the ground floor. Parking for 14 cars would be provided with a mechanical stacker system at the ground floor, accessed from Steuart Street. The project is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office Commercial) Use District and an 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Telegraph Hill Dwellers, Dave Osgood, Vedica Purt

ACTION: Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration was upheld

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, and Lee

NAYES: Olague, Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17737

16. 2006.1294BKMXZ (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Determination of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (the Downtown Plan), with exceptions to the requirements for "Freight Loading Maneuvering" and "Reduction of Ground-Level Wind Currents in C-3 Districts". The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Telegraph Hill Dwellers, Dave Osgood, Dr. Charles Syers, Georgia Brittan, Catherine Haydn, Ernestine Weiss, Jack Gold, Tom Radulovich

ACTION: Approved intent to initiate and approve. Initiation will be scheduled on 11/13/08 and proposed case consideration for approved will be scheduled on 12-4-08

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, and Lee

NAYES: Olague, Moore and Sugaya

17. 2006.0432E (r. cooper: (415) 575-9027)

299 Valencia Street - Assessor's Block 3532, Lot 014, on the block bounded by Valencia, 14th, Clinton Park, and Stevenson Streets, in the Mission District - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing paved parking lot, a 222 square foot office shed and a billboard, and construction of a five-story residential building with 36 dwelling units, 4,917 square feet of ground floor retail and 30 off-street parking spaces accessed via Valencia Street. The site is in the NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The project would require a Conditional Use Authorization.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Marius Starkey, Gideon Kramer, Peter Lewis, Yilam Kang, Colleen Cotton, Antoine Crumeypolle, George Theodorides

ACTION: preliminary mitigated Negative Declaration was upheld

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

MOTION: 17738

18. 2006.0432CV (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

299 VALENCIA STREET - northeast corner of intersection with 14th Street, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 3532 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization and to obtain a Variance pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 134, 135, 140, 151.1, and 303 for a large-lot mixed-use development providing the maximum permissible amount of off-street parking in a NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District) and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The site is currently used for surface parking. The proposal is to construct a 5-story, approximately 55 feet tall, mixed-use building with ground floor commercial space, 36 dwelling units, and 30 off-street parking spaces. The project would not meet the minimum requirements for rear yard, open space, and exposure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

SPEAKERS: Jim Warshell, John Goldman, Marius Starkey, Peter Lewis, Manish Champsee, Gideon Kramer

ACTION: Approved as modified to replace two residential parking spaces with car share and add security around the residential and commercial spaces

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

MOTION: 17739

ACTION: Acting Zoning Administrator Rahaim continued the variance consideration to the next scheduled Variance Hearing.

19. 2007.1269c (b. bendix: (415) 575-9089)

3398 22Nd street - northeast corner at Guerrero and 22nd Streets, Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3617 - Request for Conditional Use (CU) authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 303 and 710.26 to legalize a walk-up facility (ATM), dba "Swipe USA", that is not recessed 3-feet from the property line, in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District with an 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

SPEAKERS: None

Motion: To approve

Ayes: Olague, Antonini, and Lee

Nayes: Miguel, Borden, Moore, and Sugaya

RESULT: Motion Failed

ACTION: Continued to 12/4/08 with instructions that the project sponsor is to provide a list of their sites that are in violation and a representative of SWIPE is to attend the next hearing

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

20. 2006.0144E (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)

651 Dolores Street Second Church of Christ, Scientist - Assessor's Block 3598 Lot 28 – Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project site is a single, 15,000-square-foot parcel, between 20th and Cumberland Streets, across Dolores Street from Dolores Park in the Dolores Heights neighborhood. The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, the project sponsor, proposes the demolition of the existing church structure, an un-reinforced masonry building (National Register Status Code 3S, Here Today historic resource survey) on the site and construction of a new approximately 9,000 square foot church building, 13,400 square feet of residential use (8 units) and 12,200 square feet of parking (31 spaces). The proposed residential structures would be three- and four-stories, with a height of 40 feet above grade. The new two-story church building would include a 10.5-foot-high cupola atop a double-height worship area on the second story. Including the cupola, the church would reach about 51 feet in height above grade. The proposed project also includes a lot split which would divide the existing lot into two residential lots of approximately 4,000 square feet, each, and a single, corner lot of approximately 6,800 square feet for the new church building. The project site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) district, and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on November 17, 2008.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

SPEAKERS: Rachel Herbert, Olivia De Santis, Steve Simitzis, Bobbi Clemens, Peter Lewis, Marcus Starkey, Tom Radulovich, Jeffrey Gerard, Joe Cain, Manish Champsee, Bill Bellezer, Gideon Kramer

ACTION: Public hearing on the Draft environmental Impact Report – no action required

21a. 2004.1059EMTZU (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN- encompasses the entirety or portions of 43 Assessor's Blocks including those the parcels fronting Ocean Avenue between Manor Drive and San Jose Avenue, the Balboa Reservoir, City College of San Francisco's Ocean Avenue Campus, Balboa Park, the Balboa Park BART/MUNI station, and the MTA's Green Yard, Upper Yard, and Geneva Yard. The Plan Area includes the following Assessor's Blocks and parcels: AB 3179/ 10, 11, 12, 14; AB 3180/ 1, 3; AB 3191/ 10; AB 3196/ 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 28, 29; AB 3197/ 6, 7, 8, 10; AB 3198/ 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16; AB 3199/ 17; AB 3212/ 23, 23A, 23B, 23E; AB 3279/ 12, 12A; AB 3280/ 18; AB 3281/ 20B, 20C, 20D, 20E, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56; AB 3282/ 27, 27A, 27B, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40; AB 3283/ 87, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 195, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222; AB 6915/ 1, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 32, 34, 34A, 35, 36, 37; AB 6933/ 32, 34, 35, 40; AB 6934/ 1, 1A, 22, 25, 27; AB 6935/ 1, 20, 21, 26, 27; AB 6936/ 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17; AB 6941/ 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65A, 68; AB 6942/ 50, 54, 55, 58; AB 6943/ 49, 54; AB 6944/ 1, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57; AB 6945/ 34, 35, 36, 41, 43, 45; AB 6946/ 1, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 51, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 61; AB 6947/ 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, 1G, 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 3A, 3B, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19; AB 6948/ 12A, 12C, 12E, 12F, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28; AB 6949/ 9, 11, 13, 15; AB 6950/ 4; AB 6962/ 6, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6F, 7; AB 6964/ 7, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13A, 14, 25, 27; AB 6972/ 19, 36; AB 6973/ 34, 37, 38, 39; AB 6974/ 1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 19, 24, 25, 26; AB 6975/ 1, 1A, 2, 2A, 23, 24, 24A, 24B; AB 6976/ 1, 8A, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16; AB 7026/ 3, 11, 12, 13; AB 7027A/ 9, 10; AB 7027B/ 17, 19, 35, 36. Consideration of adoption of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map related to approval of the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302(b) and 340(c). ). This hearing will also include an Informational Presentation on the Balboa Park Station Area Plan and its related proposed Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments. The Balboa Park Station Area Plan articulates a holistic vision for the area by promoting transit, and bicycle use and pedestrian friendly environments; by strengthening and encouraging vibrant neighborhood-serving commercial areas; by providing and maintaining community facilities and open space to ensure neighborhood livability; and by increasing both the supply and variety of housing for residents. The project requires several actions by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors, including conforming amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map. The following Planning Commission actions are proposed at this public hearing:

SPEAKERS: (+) Tom (unclear last name), State Park Director, (+) Steve Vettel

ACTION: Informational only – no action required

21b. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN - Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, consideration of adopting Resolution of Intention to Initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, including adding a new area plan, the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, and including various amendments to the General Plan, including the Transportation and Recreation and Open Space Elements related to the Balboa Park Station Area Plan. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed General Plan amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 21a

ACTION: Approved initiation with an informational hearing on 11/20/08 and final language to be considered on 12/4/08

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

RESOLUTION: 17740

21c. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN - Pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments would bring the Planning Code regulations governing the Balboa Park Station area into consistency with the General Plan, as proposed to be amended to include the Balboa Park Station Area Plan. The proposed amendments would change some standards currently established by the Planning Code, including but not limited to those related to land use, height and bulk, building design, density, and parking. In general, proposed Planning Code text amendments will a) establish two new zoning districts; and b) make related revisions to existing sections of the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended pursuant to adoption of the Balboa Park Station Area Plan. Amendments to the Planning Code include revisions to the Planning Code adding Sections; 328.Balboa Park Community Improvements Fund, 343.Balboa Park Station Area Plan Monitoring Program, 733.1.NCT-1–Neighborhood Commercial Transit Cluster District, and 737.Ocean Avenue Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and amending Sections 102.5, 121.1, 121.2, 121.6, 124, 134, 135, 145.4, 151.1, 155, 201, 607.1, 702.1, 711.1. Proposed amendments to the Planning Code can be viewed at http://www.balboa.betterneighborhoods.org#schedule.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 21a

ACTION: Approved initiation with an informational hearing on 11/20/08 and final language to be considered on 12/4/08

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

RESOLUTION: 17741

21d. 2004.1059EMTUZ

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN - Pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of Intention to Initiate amendments to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, amending sheets ZN11, ZN12, HT11, HT12, and SU12. Zoning Map Sheet ZN12 will reclassify the following properties to an Ocean Avenue NCT District:

3180001,3180003,3191010,3196004,3196005,3196006,3196010,3196011,3196017,3196028,3196029,3197006,3197007,3197008,3197010,3198011,3198012,3198013,6915034A,3198014,3198015,3198016,3199017,3279012,3279012A,3280018,3281020B,3281020C,3281020D,3281020E,3281035,3281036,3281037,3281038,3281039,3281040,3281041,6915037,3281042,3281043,3281044,3281045,3281046,3281047,3281048,3281049,3281050,3281051,3281052,3281053,3281054,3281055,3281056,3282027,3282027A,3282027B,3282028,3282029,3282030,3282031,3282032,3282033,3282034,3282035,3282036,3282037,3282038,3282039,3282040,3283087,3283124,3283125,3283126,3283127,3283128,3283129,3283130,3283131,3283132,3283133,3283134,3283135,3283136,3283137,3283138,3283139,3283140,3283141,3283142,3283143,3283144,3283145,3283146,3283147,3283148,3283149,3283150,3283151,3283152,3283153,3283154,3283155,3283156,3283157,3283158,3283159,3283160,3283161,3283162,3283163,3283164,3283165,3283166,3283167,3283168,3283169,3283170,3283171,3283172,3283173,3283174,3283175,3283176,3283177,3283178,3283179,3283180,3283195,3283197,3283198,3283199,3283200,3283201,3283202,3283203,3283204,3283205,3283206,3283207,3283208,3283209,3283210,3283211,3283212,3283213,3283214,3283215,3283216,3283217,3283218,3283219,3283220,3283221,3283222,6915001,6915017,6915018,6915019,6915020,6915022,6915024,6915025,6915027,6915029,6915032,6915034,6915035,6915036,6933032,6933034,6934001A,6933035,6933040,6934001,6934022,6934025,6934027,6935001,6935020,6935021,6935026,6935027,6936001,6936010,6936011,6936012,6936013,6936014,6936015,6936016,6936017,6941058,6941059,6941060,6942050,6942054,6942055,6942058,6943049,6943054,6944001,6944040,6944043,6944044,6945034,6945035,6945036,6945041,6945043,6945045,6946030,6944046,6944047,6944048,6944049,6944050,6944051,6944052,6944053,6944054,6944055,6944056,6944057,6941061,6941062,6941063,6941064,6941065A,6941068. Zoning Map Sheets ZN11 and ZN12 will reclassify the following properties to an NCT-1 Zoning District: 3212023,3212023A,3212023B,3212023E,6962006B,6962006C,6962006D,6962006E,6962007,6964007,6964008,6964009,6964009A,6964010,6964011,6964012,6964013,6964013A,6964014,6964025,6962006F, Zoning Map Sheets ZN11 and ZN12 will reclassify the following properties to an NCT-2 District: 6950004,6973038,6973039, Zoning Map Sheet HT12 will reclassify the following properties to a 40-X Height and Bulk District: 3180001, 6972036, Zoning Map Sheets HT11 and HT12 will reclassify the following properties to a 45-X Height and Bulk District: 3191010,3196004,3196005,3196006,3196010,3196011,3196017,3196028,3196029,3197006,3197007,3197008,3197010,3198011,3198012,3198013,3198014,3198015,3198016,3199017,3212023,3212023A,3212023B,6915037,6915034A,3212023E,3279012,3279012A,3280018,3281020B,3281020C,3281020D,3281020E,3281035,3281036,3281037,3281038,3281039,3281040,3281041,3281042,3281043,3281044,3281045,3281046,3281047,3281048,3281049,3281050,3281051,3281052,3281053,3281054,3281055,3281056,3282027,3282027A,3282027B,3282028,3282029,3282030,3282031,3282032,3282033,3282034,3282035,3282036,3282037,3282038,3282039,3282040,3283087,3283124,3283125,3283126,3283127,3283128,3283129,3283130,3283131,3283132,3283133,3283134,3283135,3283136,3283137,3283138,3283139,3283140,3283141,3283142,3283143,3283144,3283145,3283146,3283147,3283148,3283149,3283150,3283151,3283152,3283153,3283154,3283155,3283156,3283157,3283158,3283159,3283160,3283161,3283162,3283163,3283164,3283165,3283166,3283167,3283168,3283169,3283170,3283171,3283172,3283173,3283174,3283175,3283176,3283177,3283178,3283179,3283180,3283195,3283197,3283198,3283199,3283200,3283201,3283202,3283203,3283204,3283205,3283206,3283207,3283208,3283209,3283210,3283211,3283212,3283213,3283214,3283215,3283216,3283217,3283218,3283219,3283220,3283221,3283222,6915001,6915017,6915018,6915019,6915020,6915022,6915024,6915025,6915027,6915029,6915032,6915034,6915035,6915036,6933032,6933034,6933035,6933040,6962006F,6934001,6934022,6934025,6934027,6935001,6935020,6935021,6935026,6935027,6936001,6936010,6936011,6936012,6936013,6936014,6936015,6936016,6936017,6941058,6941059,6941060,6950004,6942050,6942054,6942055,6942058,6943049,6943054,6944001,6944040,6944043,6944044,6945034,6945036,6945041,6945043,6945045,6946030,6962006B,6962006C,6962006D,6962006E,6962007,6964007,6964008,6964009,6964009A,6964010,6964011,6964012,6964013,6964013A,6964014,6964025,6973038,6973039,6941061,6941062,6941063,6941064,6941065A,6941068,6934001A, Zoning Map Sheet HT12 will reclassify the following properties to a 55-X Height and Bulk District: 3180001, 3180003, Zoning Map Sheet HT12 will reclassify the following properties to a 65-A Height and Bulk District: 3179010, 3180001, Zoning Map Sheet HT12 will reclassify the following properties to a 85-B Height and Bulk District: 6973038, 6973039, Zoning Map Sheet SU12 will reclassify the following properties to eliminate the Ocean Avenue Fast Food Restricted Used Subdistrict:

3180003,3191010,3196004,3196005,3196006,3196010,3196011,3196017,3196028,3196029,3197006,3197007,3197008,3197010,3198011,3198012,3198013,6915034A,3198014,3198015,3198016,3199017,3279012,3279012A,3280018,3281020B,3281020C,3281020D,3281020E,3281035,3281036,3281037,3281038,3281039,3281040,3281041,3281042,3281043,3281044,3281045,3281046,3281047,3281048,3281049,3281050,3281051,3281052,3281053,3281054,3281055,3281056,3282027,3282027A,3282027B,3282028,3282029,3282030,3282031,3282032,3282033,3282034,3282035,3282036,3282037,3282038,3282039,3282040,3283124,3283125,3283126,3283127,3283128,3283129,3283130,3283131,3283132,3283133,3283134,3283135,3283136,3283137,3283138,3283139,3283140,3283141,3283142,3283143,3283144,3283145,3283146,3283147,3283148,3283149,3283150,3283151,3283152,3283153,3283154,3283155,3283156,3283157,3283158,3283159,3283160,3283161,3283162,3283163,3283164,3283165,3283166,3283167,3283168,3283169,3283170,3283171,3283172,3283173,3283174,3283175,3283176,3283177,3283178,3283179,3283180,3283195,3283197,3283198,3283199,3283200,3283201,3283202,3283203,3283204,3283205,3283206,3283207,3283208,3283209,3283210,3283211,3283212,3283213,3283214,3283215,3283216,3283217,3283218,3283219,3283220,3283221,3283222,6915001,6915017,6915018,6915019,6915020,6915022,6915024,6915025,6915027,6915029,6915032,6915034,6915035,6915036,6933032,6933034,6934001A,6933035,6933040,6934001,6934022,6934025,6934027,6935020,6935021,6935026,6935027,6936001,6936010,6936011,6936012,6936013,6936014,6936015,6936016,6936017,6941058,6941059,6941060,6942050,6942054,6942055,6942058,6943049,6943054,6944001,6944040,6944043,6944044,6945034,6945035,6945036,6945041,6945043,6945045,6946030,6944046,6944047,6944048,6944049,6944050,6944051,6944052,6944053,6944054,6944055,6944056,6944057,6941061,6941062,6941063,6941064,6941065A,6941068. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate an amendment to the Zoning Map and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed amendment. Proposed amendments to the Zoning Map can be viewed at http://www.balboa.betterneighborhoods.org#schedule.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Same as those listed for item 21a

ACTION: Approved initiation with an informational hearing on 11/20/08 and final language to be considered on 12/4/08

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

RESOLUTION: 17742

22. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

THE VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - generally bounded by Bayview Boulevard and Tunnel Avenue to the north, Tunnel Avenue to the East, the San Francisco/San Mateo County line to the south, and the property lines fronting on Bayshore Boulevard and property lines of parcels fronting Leland Avenue between Bayshore Boulevard and Cora Streets to the west. The Redevelopment Project Area includes the following Assessor's Blocks and parcels:

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. Consideration of adoption of a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map related to approval of the Redevelopment Plan for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302(b) and 340(c). The Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan calls for a mixed-use development including residential, retail and open space uses, including the site for a grocery store on the former Schlage Lock site, a vacant brownfield site, and limited infill development on vacant or underdeveloped lots fronting Bayshore Boulevard and Leland Avenue. The project requires several actions by the Planning Commission, the Redevelopment Commission and the Board of Supervisors, including conforming amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map of the Planning Code. The following Planning Commissions actions are proposed at this public hearing:

SPEAKERS: Jonathan Scharfman

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/20/08

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

22a. 2006.1308EMTZ (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, consideration of adopting Resolution of Intention to Initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan, including amendments to 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, related to the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plan. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan, and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed General Plan amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Jonathan Scharfman

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/20/08

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

22b. 2006.1308EMTZ (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c ) and § 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of Intention to Initiate an amendment to the San Francisco Planning Code, adding Section ______of the Planning Code to establish the Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Special Use District. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code that would require all development within the Redevelopment Project Area to be consistent with the Redevelopment Plan and the Visitacion Valley/Schlage Lock Design for Development document and schedule a public hearing to consider the proposed amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Jonathan Scharfman

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/20/08

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

22c. 2006.1308EMTZ (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302(c ), and 306.3, consideration of a Resolution of Intention to Initiate an amendment to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, amending Sheets 10SU classifying all property located within the Visitacion Valley Redevelop Plan Project Area as the Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Special Use District; 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, 66; AB 6248/ 02, 45; AB 6249 / 01, 02A, 03, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23; AB 6308/ 01, 01A, 01D, 02, 03, 28; AB 6309B/ 01, 02, 18. At the hearing, the Planning Commission may consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate an amendment to the Zoning Map and schedule a public hearing to consider adopting the proposed amendment.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

SPEAKERS: Jonathan Scharfman

ACTION: Without hearing, continued to 11/20/08

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

23. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008)

SPEAKERS: (+) David Silverman, (-) John Hurabiell, (+) Drago Herman, (-)Arnie Lerner, (+) Sherine Oshidiri, (-) Hobart Birmingham, (+) Steve Dixon, (-) Joanne Birmingham, (+) Noushin Oshidiri, (+) Vado Herman

ACTION: The Commission took Discretionary Review and approved per staff recommendation

AYES: Miguel, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

NAYES: Olague

EXCUSED: Antonini

DRA: 0033

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: 11:37 p.m.

Adopted: October 22, 2009

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