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Public Hearings 
 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 1, 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.

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar at the above web site.

 

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.

 

1a.        2004.0946EKC                                                               (D. Sanchez: (415) 575-9082)

1717 17th Street - south side of 17th Street, between De Haro and Carolina Street; Lot 007 of Assessor's Block 3980 - Request for Adoption of Findings pursuant to Section 295 of the Planning Code regarding a Shadow Study that concluded that the shadow cast by the construction of a four-story, 48-foot tall mixed use building would not be adverse on Jackson Playground, land under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. The property is within a UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and a 48-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 15, 2010)

 

1b.        2004.0946EKC                                                                    (C. Teague: (415) 575-9081)

1717 17th Street - south side between Carolina and De Haro Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 3980 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development with an exception for the rear yard pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 215, 304 and 175.6. The proposal is to demolish the existing industrial buildings and construct two adjacent four-story, 48-foot tall buildings that combine to include up to 41 dwelling units, approximately 8,000 square feet of retail space, approximately 7,000 square feet of PDR (Production/Distribution/Repair) space, up to 36 residential parking spaces, and up to 22 commercial parking spaces in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and 48-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is subject to the Eastern Neighborhood "Pipeline" controls of Planning Code Section 175.6 and the original zoning and height/bulk districts on the application filing date, which were M-1 (Light Industrial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to July 15, 2010)

 

2.         2010.0265C                                                                  (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

2601 Mission Street- southeast corner of Mission and 22nd Streets, Lot 069 in Assessor’s Block 3637 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 736.83 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of three panel antennas on an existing commercial structure. The antennas and equipment are proposed in Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location - Industrial/Commercial Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services Siting Guidelines, as part of the Clearwire Wireless’ telecommunications network within the Mission Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 40-X/65-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 15, 2010)

 

 

 

3.         2010.0211C                                                                  (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

888 Brannan Street- southeast corner of 8th and Brannan Streets, Lot 007A in Assessor’s Block 3780 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 843.93 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of three panel antennas on an existing commercial structure. The antennas and equipment are proposed in Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location – Industrial/Commercial Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services Siting Guidelines, as part of the Clearwire Wireless’ telecommunications network within the Urban Mixed Use District (UMU) and a 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 15, 2010)

 

4.         2010.0172D                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

1027 HAYES STREET - south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 0823 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.04.02.9560 (alteration) under Planning Code Section 317; proposing to demolish a portion of the subject building at the rear, which will remove one dwelling unit from the existing two-story-over-basement, four-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 3, 2010)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 12, 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

 

5a.       2009.1002CP                                                                         (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

100 Armory Drive - southern terminus of Armory Drive between Zoo Road and Skyline Boulevard, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 7281 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 234.2(a) and 303 to establish a new wireless telecommunications services (WTS) facility consisting of six panel antennas mounted on a 53-foot tall monopole with related equipment cabinets located at grade, as part of the T-Mobile telecommunications network in a P (Public Use) Zoning District, Coastal Zone Permit Area, and a OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

5b.       2009.1002CP                                                                         (A. Putra: (415) 575-9079)

100 Armory Drive - southern terminus of Armory Drive between Zoo Road and Skyline Boulevard, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 7281 - Request for Coastal Zone Permit, pursuant to Planning Code Section 330.1 to establish new wireless telecommunications services (WTS) facility consisting of six panel antennas mounted on a 53-foot tall monopole with related equipment cabinets located at grade, as part of the T-Mobile telecommunications network in a P (Public Use) Zoning District, Coastal Zone Permit Area, and a OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

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.

 

6.         Consideration of Adoption:

                       

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of  April 1, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of June 3, 2010

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 17, 2010

 

7.         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

 

8.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

10.                                                                 (E. WATTY/K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6620/558-6351)

Interim Discretionary Review Procedures: Proposed changes to staff reports and presentations.  Informational only

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 20, 2010)

 

11.        Informational Item on the Academy of Art University (AAU) Enforcement Program

 

D.         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 

           

12.       2010.0068M                                                       (S. DENNIS PHILLIPS: (415) 558-6314)

Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3,consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate an amendment to the San Francisco General Plan, including amendments updating the acoustical noise levels for the City currently contained in Maps 1 and 2 of the Environmental Protection Element.  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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 3, 2010)

 

 

13.       2010.0194T                                                                    (S. WERTHEIM: (415) 558-6612)

DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO RECENTLY ADOPTED AREA PLANS AND THE JOBS-HOUSING LINKAGE FEE - The Planning Commission will consider a Resolution to approve amendments to the Planning Code. The amendments are intended to 1) improve Planning Code readability and ease of application with regard to impact fees; 2) create consistent definitions and application across the Area Plan Impact Fees (Rincon Hill, Market and Octavia, Eastern Neighborhoods, and Balboa Park); 3) better recognize and account for the impact of existing conditions on development sites in the Area Plan Impact Fees and the Jobs-Housing Linkage Fee; 4) promote adaptive re-use of existing buildings in the Eastern Neighborhoods; 5) clarify the impact fees associated with the Eastern Neighborhoods’ on-going “legitimization” program. These amendments reflect the changes made to the Code by Ordinance 108-10 that moved much of the Planning Code’s fee-related language into a new Article 4. As such, Planning Code sections proposed for amendment include Sections 179.1, 401, 413.3, 413.5, 413.6, 413.8, 418, 418.2, 418.3, 418.5, 418.6, 418.7, 421.1, 421.3, 421.7, 422.3, 423.2, 423.3, 423.5 and 428.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of proposed Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 3, 2010)

 

                14.        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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010)

 

15.       2010.0248X                                                                                 (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

399 FREMONT STREET - northeast corner of Harrison and Fremont Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 3747 - Request under Planning Code Sections 309.1, 825 and 827 to allow a 12-month time extension for a previously approved project within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District with a 85/400-R Height and Bulk Designation.  The approved proposal was to construct a new residential project in a 400-foot building that would consist of approximately 452 dwelling units and up to 238 off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 17, 2010)

 

16.       2010.0288C                                                                        (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

2500 24th Street - on the block situated between 23rd Street, 24th Street, Utah Street, and San Bruno Avenue; Lot 001, Assessor’s Block 4213 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 234.2 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 6 hybrid dual panel antennas and 2 internet exchange antennas on an existing 4 story public parking garage structure at San Francisco General Hospital. The project also includes the installation of associated equipment racks within an existing equipment room.  The project site is within a P (Public) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

17.       2010.0306C                                                                      (E. Jackson: (415) 558-6363)

10 Bernal Heights Boulevard - west side of Bernal Heights Park, Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 5548 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.6(b) and 303 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 5 round dish antennas on an existing communications tower at the top of the hill in Bernal Heights Park.  The CU will modify the Conditional Use approval under Case No. 2008.1157C to change the amount of allowed antennas on the site.  The project site is within a RH-1(D) (Residential, House, Single-Family, Detached) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

18.       2007.1135EKX                                                                     (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

562 – 564 HOWARD STREET - north side between First and Second Streets - Review under Planning Code Section 309 of an 11-story addition to an existing two story building, to contain approximately 13 dwelling units, second-story offices and ground-story retail, approximately 130 feet in height, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3721, in a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office – Special District) and a 450-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            19.       2009.1033D                                                                      (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1256 Lombard Street - north side between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 13 in Assessor’s Block 0500 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(e) of Building Permit Application No. 2010.03.04.7543, proposing to legalize the merger of two dwelling units into one dwelling unit in a three-unit residential building within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three- Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

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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