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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 8, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi Sugaya

 

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

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

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

And

The re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION

 

 

Commission Meeting Procedures

 

Material submitted by the public for Commission review prior to a scheduled hearing should be received by the Planning Department reception counter at 1650 Mission Street, 4th floor, no later than 5:00 PM the Wednesday (eight days) prior to the scheduled public hearing.  Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Planning Commission, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA  94103-2414.  Comments received by 11:00 AM on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Planning Commission at the public hearing.  Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.  For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/correspondence files, submit an original plus 10 copies.  When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy the Commission Secretary at: linda.avery@sfgov.org

 

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

 

Commission action on conditional-uses and reclassification may be appealed to the Board of Supervisors within 30 days.  Call (415) 554-5184 for more information.  Commission actions after Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.  Zoning Administrator action on a variance application may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 10 days of issuance of the written decision.

 

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

 

Policy on Commissioner’s requests for hearings:  There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

 

Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Devices Usage at Hearings

 

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

 

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

 

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

 

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

 

Accessible Meeting Policy

 

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, fourth floor, San Francisco, CA.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets.  Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N.  For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.  Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing.  A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings.  Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.  Late requests will be honored if possible.  A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice).  In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice).  Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats.  If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need.  Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.  Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility.  In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

 

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

 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro, Interim Administrator, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 409, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by E-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.

 

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force,  the San Francisco Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine..

 

COMMUNICATIONS

 

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

   1) Planning Department Case Executive Summary

   2) Planning Department Case Report

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

   4) Public Correspondence

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM   _________

 

ROLL CALL:                                                     

                        President:                                 Ron Miguel

                        Vice-President:                          Christina R. Olague

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

 

A.                 CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

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

           

1.         2010.0126D                                                                (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

60 NORMANDIE TERRACE- east side between Vallejo Street and Broadway; Lot 001H in Assessor's Block 0960 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.04.05.8176 proposing to reclad all exterior facades, construct a side horizontal addition at the south elevation and make interior alterations including excavation for additional basement space at the existing four-story-over-basement, 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

(Proposed for Continuance to May 13, 2010)

 

            2.         2007.1457E                                                                          (J. BATTIS: (415) 575-9022)

1050 Valencia Street -  west side between 21st and 22nd Streets at the southwest corner of Valencia Street and Hill Street; Lot 008 of Assessor’s Block 3617 Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the construction of a mixed-use development with restaurant and residential uses. The proposed project would also include the demolition of an existing 1,670-square foot (sq ft), one-story restaurant building constructed in 1970. The new proposed five-story building would have 16 dwelling units over a 3,500-sq ft ground-floor and basement level full-service restaurant. The existing building has one off-street parking/loading space, which would not change. The 3,315-sq ft project site is within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (NCT) zoning district and a 55-X height and bulk district in the Mission District neighborhood.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

                        (Proposed for Continuance to May 27, 2010)

 

3.         2009.0378C                                                                    (E. Oropeza:  (415) 558-6381)

224 Townsend Street - between Ritch and Clyde Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 3787 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a “Public Automobile Parking Garage” use per Planning Code Sections 817.30 and 890.12 all within the Service Light Industrial Use District, and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 21, 2010)

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

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

4.        2010.0065C                                                                   (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1800 VAN NESS AVENUE (including 1754 CLAY STREET) - northeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street; Assessor's Block 0619, Lots 009 & 010 - Request for extension of Conditional Use Authorization as approved on January 25, 2007 under Case No. 2004.0339C for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Planning Code Sections 253.2, 303, 304 and 306.  The proposal is to demolish an existing two-story commercial building (formerly occupied by Kinko's) and to construct an 8-story, 62-unit mixed-use building with up to 82 parking spaces and approximately 5,100 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, located in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District.  Note: 1754 Clay Street, Lot 10, is a through lot which also fronts on Washington Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

C.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5.         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.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.         Director’s Announcements

           

7.         Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

 

E.         GENERALPUBLIC 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.

 

F.                 REGULAR CALENDAR 

           

           8a.       2007.0903UD                                                              (D. ALUMBAUGH (415) 558-6601)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT - Presentation by the Treasure Island Development Authority and Treasure Island Community Development on the Draft Treasure Island + Yerba Buena Island Design for Development.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational presentation only

 

8b.       2007.0903U                                                                 (D. ALUMBAUGH (415) 558-6601)

TREASURE ISLAND/YERBA BUENA ISLAND REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA BOUNDARY - Request from the Treasure Island Development Authority to the Planning Commission to adopt findings related to the deletion of the lands on Yerba Buena Island owned by the United States Coast Guard from the boundaries of the proposed Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Redevelopment Project Area. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

            9.        2008.0794C                                                          (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)

2115-2117 TARAVAL STREET - south side between 31st and 32nd Avenues; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 2394 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 161 (j) and 317,711.39, and 790.86 to demolish a mixed-use building, including two dwelling units and construct a new, four-story, mixed-use structure with two commercial spaces and two dwelling units, without on-site parking, within the NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial – Small Scale), Taraval Street Restaurant and Fast-Food Sub-District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 25, 2010)

 

10a.     2009.0412CV                                                                 (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1338 Filbert Street - north side between Larkin and Polk Streets; Lots 031, 032, 033 and 034 in Assessor's Block 0524 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 157, 204.5, 303 and 317 of the Planning Code proposing to merge ten dwelling units to four dwelling units and to allow two accessory parking spaces above the amount allowed as-of-right by the Planning Code for a total of eight parking spaces within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two- Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 11, 2010)

 

10b.     2009.0412CV                                                              (G. Cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

1338 FILBERT STREET - north side of the street between Larkin and Polk Streets; Lots 031, 032, 033 and 034 in Assessor's Block 0524 - Request for Rear Yard, Open Space and Noncomplying Structure Variances to alter the four existing structures and to construct a three-story horizontal addition to the four structures along the east side property line and to construct an underground parking garage in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The four existing structures are also known as the Filbert Street Cottages, City Landmark No. 232. 

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 11, 2010)

 

11a.     2009.0443DD                                                         (S. Caltagirone:  (415) 558-6625)

1269 Lombard Street - south side of between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 - Mandatory Discretionary Review per Section 317 of the Planning Code of Demolition Permit Application No. 2009.06.09.0027 proposing to demolish the existing single-family, two-story building located at the rear of the lot on a property located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District. A separate request for Discretionary Review has also been filed by a member of the public against the demolition application.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

11b.     2010.0165DD                                                         (S. Caltagirone:  (415) 558-6625)

1269 Lombard Street - south side of between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 - Mandatory Discretionary Review per Section 317 of the Planning Code of Building Permit Application No. 2009.06.09.0028, proposing to construct two new single-family buildings, located at the front and rear of the lot on a property located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District. A separate request for Discretionary Review has also been filed by a member of the public against the new construction project.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

11c.     2009.0443V                                                            (S. Caltagirone:  (415) 558-6625)

1269 Lombard Street - south side of between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 - Request for Front Yard and Rear Yard Variances per Sections 132 and 134 of the Planning Code for Building Permit Application Nos. 2009.06.09.0027 and 2009.06.09.0028, proposing to demolish the existing single-family, two-story building and construct two new single-family buildings, located at the front and rear of the lot on a property located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District.

 

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

Car-share requirements and guidelines - The Commission will consider a draft Zoning Administrator Bulletin and a proposed Commission policy statement on car-share.  The Commission will also hear a summary of existing car-share controls.   The draft Zoning Administrator Bulletin would establish protocols for the Department’s administration of car-sharing requirements, distinguish between different types of car-share spaces, and provide guidelines for the physical configuration of car-share spaces. The Commission will also consider establishing new policies on car-share and development through the proposed Planning Commission Policy Resolution. The draft Commission resolution, if adopted, would establish city policy concerning new developments and car-share, specifically it would establish guidelines for the displacement of car-share spaces by new development, offer guidance to the public on situations where the Commission may establish requirements that are beyond those identified in Section 166 and announce the Commission’s interest in exploring a citywide system for on-street car-share parking network.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2347

Recommendation: Approval

 

            13.        2006.0536E                                                                     (E. LOVEJOY: (415) 575-9026)

LOWER CRYSTAL SPRINGS DAM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - Informational Presentation and Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes to implement the Lower Crystal Springs Dam Improvements (LCSDI) project to lift the operating restrictions on Crystal Springs Reservoir imposed by the California Department of Water Resources, Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD), and to restore the reservoir’s historical storage capacity. Proposed improvements to the dam and spillway would enable floodwater associated with the Probable Maximum Flood and other very large and infrequent floods to pass safely over the Lower Crystal Springs Dam. In addition, following completion of the proposed improvements, the SFPUC proposes to modify operations of Crystal Springs Reservoir such that the maximum normal water surface elevation would be restored to historic levels. All project components are located in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County on lands owned by the City and County of San Francisco.  Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on April 16, 2010. 

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

G.        PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Adjournment:

 

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