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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, May 27, 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

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View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

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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 atsotf@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.         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

           (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 8, 2010)

            (Proposed for Continuance to July 8, 2010)

 

2a.       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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 8, 2010)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 24, 2010)

 

2b.      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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 8, 2010)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 24, 2010)

 

 

 

3.        2009.0562C                                                                                (S. Lai: (415) 575-9087)

3281 16TH STREET (AKA 3589 16TH STREET) - south side, between Dolores and Guerrero Streets, Lot 034 in Assessor’s Block 3567 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.6 and 303, to install a new wireless telecommunication services facility, consisting of four antennas and associated equipment, located on the tower of a church with a maximum height of 63-feet, as part of T-Mobile’s wireless telecommunications network within the RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 17, 2010)

           

            4.         2005.1074E                                                                         (D. DWYER: (415) 575-9031)

935-965 Market Street, CityPlace - mid-block south side of Market Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets; Lots 071, 072, and 073 in Assessor’s Block 3704 - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project would demolish the three two- to five-story buildings on the 1.06-acre project site and redevelop the site with one five-story, 90-foot-tall retail building, with associated building services and subsurface parking.  The building would contain approximately 375,700 gsf, with about 264,010 gsf of retail uses; about 4,830 gsf of common areas; about 10,900 gsf of mechanical and storage space; and about 95,960 gsf of parking, loading, and circulation space with approximately 188 parking spaces.  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1The project site is in the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning Districts, and the 120-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposed project would have a floor area ratio of about 8:1, and would include the use of transferable development rights (TDRs) subject to applicable height and bulk limitations.  The project would require Conditional Use authorization for parking in excess of the accessory amount of parking and for demolition of a movie theater use; variances for the width of the loading and parking access on Stevenson Street; and an exception to freight loading requirements under Planning Code Section 309. 

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 21, 2009. 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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2010)

 

5a.        2008.0217CVX                                                                   (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)                     

935-965 MARKET STREET -south side between 5th and 6th Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Request for review pursuant to Section 309 of the Planning Code (hereinafter “Code”) of a new-retail shopping center building  (“CityPlace”), approximately 90 feet in height and containing approximately 375,700 gross square feet of floor area and approximately 188 off-street parking spaces, requiring an exception (Code Section 309(a)(8)) of Code standards for off-street loading, a Variance of Code standards for gross floor area calculation for floors over 15 feet average height (Section 102.11) and to allow two oversized openings per Section 155(s)(5)(A), and Conditional Uses for off-street parking in excess of accessory amounts (Code Section 157) and the demolition of a movie theater use (Code Section 221.1), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2010)

 

5b.       2008.0217CVX                                                                    (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)      

935 – 965 MARKET STREET - south side between Fifth and Sixth Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street – Request for authorization of Conditional Uses for off-street parking exceeding accessory amounts (Code Section 157) and the demolition of a movie theater use (Code Section 221.1), in conjunction with the construction of a retail shopping center (“CityPlace”), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2010)

 

5c.        2008.0217CVX                                                                    (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)      

935 – 965 MARKET STREET - south side between Fifth and Sixth Streets, a through-lot to Stevenson Street - Request for granting of Variancesof Code standards for gross floor area calculation for floors over 15 feet average height (Section 102.11) and to allow two oversized openings per Section 155(s)(5)(A) in conjunction with the construction of a retail shopping center (“CityPlace”), Assessor's Block 3704, Lots 071, 072 and 073, in C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) and C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Districts and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2010)

                       

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

 

7.        2010.0168C                                                                     (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

502 7th Street - the corner of 7th and Bryant Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 3780 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish an “Ambulance Service” use  (dba, Bayshore Ambulance) per Planning Code Sections 843.47 and 890.2, all within the UMU ( Urban Mixed Use) District, and a 48-X Height and Bulk District.   The project is also located within the South of Market Hall of Justice Legal Services District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

8.        2009.0620C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

530 Bush Street - north side between Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 0271  - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 227(i) and 303 to expand an existing wireless telecommunications service facility by adding three new panel antennas on the penthouse of an existing nine-story office building as part of Verizon Wireless’ telecommunications network.  The antennas are proposed on a Location Preference 2 Site (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) within the C-3-G (Downtown, General, Commercial) Use District and 65-A Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions       

 

C.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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

 

9.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 25, 2010.

 

 

10.        Commission Comments/Questions

        Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).

        Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

11.        Director’s Announcements

           

12.        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 

                       

            13.       2009.1049C                                                                    (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575 - 9082)

3400 MISSION STREET - southwest corner of 30th Street and Mission Street, Lot 060 in Assessor’s Block 6660 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.4 and 712.40 to allow a formula retail use (dba 7-11) at an existing gasoline service station (dba 76) within an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-x Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                                               

14.       2010.0336U                                                                   (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Amendments to Administrative Code Concerning CEQA Appeals and Notice.  [BOS File No. 10-0046] -  Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend Administrative Code Chapter 31 to provide for appeals to the Board of Supervisors of environmental decisions and determinations under the California Environmental Quality Act, and provide public notice of such decisions and environmental documents. The Commission will an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier that would amend the Administrative Code as described in the Ordinance with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department and making environmental findings.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications

 

15.       2010.0170X                                                                                 (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

45 LANSING STREETsouth side of Lansing Street on a through lot that also fronts Harrison Street, between First and Essex Streets, Lot 059 in Assessor’s Block 3749 - Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 825 and 827 to allow a time extension for a previously approved project within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District With a 65/400-R Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

 

 

16.       2009.1026EB                                                                         (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

850-870 (aka 888 BRANNAN STREET)- north side between 7th and 8th Streets, Lots 006, 007, 007A, and 072 in Assessor's Block 3780 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 and 803.9(h) to establish the third and fourth floors of the existing five-story building as 138,580 gross square feet of legal office use, and to remove a requirement for 204 off-site parking spaces in a UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and a 68-X Height and Bulk District. The reclassification of use includes no interior alterations or additions to the existing building

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

           

            17.       2009.0981D                                                                      (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

449-451 MISSISSIPPI STREET - east side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 4064 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.11.19.1665 to replace the existing deck and stairs at the rear of the building with new decks at the 1st and 2nd floors, a spiral staircase accessing all three floors, and property line firewalls in the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve as                                    Proposed

 

18a.     2009.1124DDV                                                                 (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

136 ORD STREET- west side of Ord Street between Corbett and Market Streets, Assessor’s Block 2657, Lot 004 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.07.14.2604 to construct a new single-family home at the front of the subject lot - The new building would be located in front of the existing building on the lot, with a courtyard maintained between the two structures. The subject property is within an RH-2 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 15, 2010)

 

18b.     2009.1124DDV                                                                 (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

136 ORD STREET - west side of Ord Street between Corbett and Market Streets, Assessor’s Block 2657, Lot 004 - the Zoning Administrator will consider a Request for a Variance from Planning Code Section 134 to construct a new single-family home within the required rear yard of the subject lot. 

 (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 15, 2010)

 

19.       2010.0205D                                                                 (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

969-971 Union Street - south side between Taylor and Jones Streets Lot 018, of Assessor’s Block 0120 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposed Dwelling Unit Merger.  The proposal is to merge two owner occupied dwelling units in a two-family residential building into one unit in the RM-2, Residential Mixed Moderate Density District and 40X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Permit with Conditions

 

20.       2010.0084DDD                                                            (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

30 Edith Street - on the north side west of Grant Avenue Lot 004, of Assessor’s Block 0077 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008 1231 9407 to construct a 9 feet 10 inch wide addition to the east side and a two story vertical addition to the existing two story single family dwelling in a RH-3, Residential House, Three Family District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project

 

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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