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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 15, 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.

               

1.         2010.0335TZ                                                                  (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Ordinance Amending the Planning Code by adding Section 787 to establish the 1800 Market Street Community Center Project Special Use District for the property located on B/L: 0871/014; amending Zoning Map SU07 to reflect this new SUD.  Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Dufty that would create the 1800 Market Street Community Center Project Special Use District and associated Zoning Map amendments for the property located at the northwest corner of Market Street & Octavia Boulevard, (aka Landmark No. 223, the Carmel Fallon Building); adopting findings, including environmental findings, Planning Code Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Proposed Ordinance to Board of Supervisors.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to July 22, 2010)

 

2.           2010.0236DDD                                                                 (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

71 Cuvier Street - east side between Bosworth Street and San Jose Avenue, Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 6722 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.10.15.9021, proposing to construct a new three-story single-family home on the currently vacant lot in a RH-1(Residential, House-Districts, One-Family) 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 June 10, 2010)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to August 5, 2010)

 

3.        2009.1095CV                                                                 (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

80 JULIAN AVENUE – west side between 14th and 15th Streets; Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 3547 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 317, 726.21, 726.24, 726.38, 726.82, 121.2 and 145.2 to demolish the existing single family with 15 guest bedroom dwelling and to construct a new four-story social service use operated by Native American Health Center (NAHC) within the Valencia Street (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) District, and a 45-X Height and Bulk District.  The project is also located within the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Restricted Subdistrict.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 5, 2010)

 

B.        COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4.         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

 

5.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

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.

 

E.         PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

 

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

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

 

7.        2006.0954E                                                                   (B. BOLLINGER: (415) 575-9024)

San Francisco Enterprise Zone - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a long-term (15-year) partnership with local governments and private companies to generate new private sector investment and growth. The State provides performance based tax incentives to EZ businesses to revitalize chronically deteriorated areas; hire the most difficult-to-hire residents in private sector jobs; and retain, expand, and reward businesses that participate. The proposed project consists of renewing and reestablishing San Francisco’s EZ and modifying the geographic boundaries of the previous EZ (established on May 28, 1992). The EZ previously consisted of approximately 4,902 acres and included most of the City’s commercial- and industrial-designated areas. The new EZ would consist of approximately 5,815 acres or approximately 913 acres more than the previous EZ.

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on February 8, 2010. 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.

 

G.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

8a.       2008.1234CV                                                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

205 FRANKLIN STREET -northwest corner at Fell Street, Lot 003 of Assessor’s Block 0816 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow development on a lot exceeding 10,000 square feet (Planning Code Section 121.1), to establish a non-residential use exceeding 3,000 square feet (Planning Code Section 121.2), to establish an "Other Entertainment" use (Planning Code Section 720.48), and to establish an "Other Large Institution" use above the first story, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 121.2, 303, 720.48, and 720.81, within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and the 40-X, 50-X, and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. The proposed project is to demolish an existing building containing auto repair and office uses, and to construct a new three-story building for the SFJAZZ organization containing an auditorium with a capacity of up to 800 patrons (with ancillary performer and technical spaces), educational and administrative facilities, and a ground-floor restaurant.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

8b.       2008.1234CV                                                                             (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

205 FRANKLIN STREET - northwest corner at Fell Street, Lot 003 of Assessor’s Block 0816 - Request for Variance from the requirements of Planning Code Section 136 to allow an architectural projection over the public right-of-way on Franklin Street, within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District, and the 40-X, 50-X, and 65-X Height and Bulk Districts. The proposed project is to demolish an existing building containing auto repair and office uses, and to construct a new three-story building for the SFJAZZ organization containing an auditorium with a capacity of up to 800 patrons (with ancillary performer and technical spaces), educational and administrative facilities, and a ground-floor restaurant.  The Zoning Administrator will consider the Variance request concurrently with the Planning Commission's consideration of the Conditional Use Authorization at this same hearing.

 

9a.       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 45/48-X (Proposed 48-X) Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 1, 2010)

 

9b.       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 45/48-X (Proposed 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 1, 2010)

 

10.       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 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 15, 2010)

 

11.       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 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services Siting Guidelines, as part of the Clearwire Wireless’ telecommunications networkwithin the Urban Mixed Use District (UMU) and a 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 1, 2010)

 

12.       2009.1062C                                                                    (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

1097 Howard Street #209- southeast corner of 7th and Howard Streets, Lot 128 in Assessor’s Block 3731 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 249.40A, 840.47 and 303 to establish a retail wine shop, dba The Secret Wine Shop, with tasting area, classified as a bar under Planning Code Section 890.22, within the Mixed Use – General District (MUG), the SOMA Youth and Family Special Use District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

13.        2009.0047C                                                                    (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

60 Burr Avenue- mid block at the intersection of Burr, McCarthy, Garrison Argonaut and Kelloch Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 6360 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 to modify the approval of a Planned Unit Development to expand an existing  clubhouse by 6,660 square feet to enclose an adjacent swimming pool at the Geneva Terrace Planned Unit Development, within the RH-1 (Residential, House, One Family)  Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

14.       2009.1004D                                                                  (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)

3131 Mission Street- east side between Cesar Chavez and Precita Streets, Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 5501 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of all dwelling unit conversions, of Building Permit Application No. 2010.01.13.4660, proposing to convert a vacant three bedroom dwelling unit to a neighborhood serving dental office within the NC-3 (Moderate Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

 

15.        2010.0134D                                                                        (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

2016 CHESTNUT STREET- northwest corner of Chestnut and Fillmore Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0467A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.07.30.3759, proposing to locate two T-Mobile omni-directional antennas of approximately 1.5” in diameter and 24” in height on architectural columns on the north and west sides of the subject building at approximately 63’ above grade within an NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial – Small Scale District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 10, 2010)

 

H.         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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