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City and County of San Francisco

August 5, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, August 5, 2010

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:  Miguel, Olague, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 1:36 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Rick Crawford, Tare Sullivan, Kirsten Dischinger, Jessica Range, Michael Jacinto, Steve Shotland, Joshua Switzky, Edgar Oropeza, Elizabeth Watty,  and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

 

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.         2009.0187T                                                                   (A. Rodgers: (415) 558-6395)

DEPARTMENT-SPONSORED PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS - The Planning Commission will consider a Resolution to approve a draft Ordinance amending the Planning Code requirements for car-share. The draft Ordinance would 1) expand nonresidential requirements to apply to all zoning districts; 2)  allow car–share parking wherever residential parking is permitted; 3) include car-share programs among the transportation management and transportation brokerage services required for new office buildings; 4) amend car-share requirements to require car-share memberships within new developments that exceed permitted levels of parking;  5) endorse procedures for Commission deliberation of car-share requirements beyond those currently identified for both residential and commercial developments;  6) additional possible amendments associated with the current car share requirements; and 7) adopt 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. The Planning Code sections proposed for amendment include Sections 163 and 166.

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

                        (Proposed for Continuance to August 12, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed  

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

 

 

        2.           2010.0182U                                                                    (A. RODGERS: (415) 558- 6395)

Request for adoption of a policy to promote "Bird-Safe Building Standards," to reduce structural collisions  and other negative impacts on resident and migratory birds, comprising suggested conditions of approval for glazing, night-time lighting, wind generators, monitoring, and reporting of animal strikes.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft policy

(Proposed for Continuance to September 23 30, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as amendede  

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

 

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

 

3.         2010.0360C                                                                (R. Crawford: (415) 558-6358)

1423 Polk Street - west side between California and Pine Streets Lot 003, of Assessor’s Block 0646. - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 723.42, Full Service Restaurant.  The project would convert the existing commercial space previously used for an antique store (d.b.a. Curiosity) to a Full Service

Restaurant (business name tbd).  This project lies within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 80-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     David Stanberg, project architect, Frank Cannata

ACTION:           Passed a motion of intent to disapprove without prejudice by a vote +5 -2,                          Final Language: August 12, 2010.

AYES:              Lee, Moore, Olague, Sugaya, Miguel

            NAYES:            Antonini and Borden

 

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.

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption:

 

        Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 27, 2010

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

 

           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.

 

Commissioner Antonini:

-   I would like to congratulate the Mayor and compliment the Board of Supervisors on their vote to approve the Candlestick project. Also in that vain I noticed some of you have seen on television this move by some billionaires to divest half of their income and I think that's a wonderful philanthropic thing and certainly there are many things as part of that plan that might involve significant amounts of private investments. Historically much in San Francisco much of what we have today have been the result of philanthropic individuals.

-   The New Concourse, Golden Gate Park, even the original Kezar Stadium were all from individuals. So to that end it certainly would be something -- if someone's looking to put some money into something, I think this could become a reality.

-  Many parts of it, the park, the stadium the infrastructure, probably if we could involve some private individuals who feel so inclined but I think it's a good move to go forward with this plan.

 

Commissioner Borden:

-   Today I had the pleasure to speak at the California Rail Speed Authority .They're meeting at 455 Golden Gate Avenue. I want to say how we support the high speed rail and how our planning practices of co-locating transit – helping with transit is critical in why high speed rail needed to have it in San Francisco. We were able to highlight some concerns that we've had about the separation of streets along 7th and 16th and commons that would break up Mission Bay from the rest of the city in the current plan.

-   Also there was article in The Chronicle about temporary structures going on in Hayes Valley to take over the vacant land.

-   I wondered if that would be something that become through the Planning Commission because it's just a temporary land use. It sounded really fascinating, a really great innovative idea but just how to better understand and how it's going to come together

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Mark Luellen Senior Planner:

-   No, this is going through section 312. So it's just a basic neighborhood notification. The project doesn't involve any entitlements that would become to you.

 

Commissioner Borden:

-   The last thing is I have the opportunity to go to an event where actually President Miguel was also there, with the Transportation Commissioner from New York City, Janet Caunand, she was talking about all the cool park lets to make their streets more livable. What was so fascinating was that it didn't take a lot of money. It didn't take a lot of time. All they did basically was paint -- paint roadways. They changed -- they reclaimed Broadway and made that more of a street grid. They did some really phenomenal things all through the city. They're working on plans to rewrite the way the bike legislation is on the federal level.

-   They're hoping they can adopt it so they could have the bike lanes near the curve .It made me think in a city like New York, if they could make these things happen, we should be able to as well. You could do a pilot with outgoing through a lot of process and give them people a case that would show them it could work. We could paint the street and check it out just like the Sunday streets and the success that took off there.

 

President Miguel:  

- There was an excellent example, and I think the one thing in everyone's mind was how quickly they were able to get things accomplished there. It was absolutely amazing. Also had the pleasure along with Commissioner Borden and Commissioner Lee being at the mayor's signing of the Candlestick Hunter's point legislation.

- Actually signed in effect, as per on Tuesday Michael Yarne and Peter Albert  were there to present the section of the extension of the underground that is going eventually into Chinatown but basically the section that is South of Market Street and the two stops there and a really full discussion of the land use of south of market stops.

We haven't heard so much and in that kind of detail as to the South of Market with a standing room only crowd, very, very involved, many of the old-timers but a very large number of younger people who are studying land use planning. It was a pleasure to see them there as well and the questions they asked. The department did a very, very good job on their presentation it was really excellent.

 

      Director Rahaim:

-  I want to be picking up on Commissioner's Borden about New York City’s program.

-  We met with Janet.  She was in town a year ago. And that was our basis for pavement to park program that Andres Powell is in charge at this point we do have five of those now in place.

-  They've been a huge success in many ways, some more than others. And we are now working on very modest ones that are essentially taking a few parking spaces and commercial spaces for tables and chairs that the public can use and that was quite successful and quite attractive If you haven't seen the one on Divisadero Street, so Andres should be credited for that. Staff has been in charge of painting of pavements and planting of plants. It's been a wonderful staff and team building effort at the same time.

 

D.         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.

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

§        Castro Street NCD - CU for Restaurants and Self-Service;  would designate Specialty Food Establishments as “permitted” and would delete a provision that allows certain Fast Food establishments on one parcel.  Commissioner’s you heard this item on June 17th and unanimously recommended approval at that time.  This week there was no public comment in opposition to the proposal and the Committee recommends approval to the Board.

 

§        Parkmerced Project - 3711 - 19th Avenue Supervisor Elsbernd requested an informational hearing on the Park Merced Project. Parkmerced is an existing residential neighborhood with over 3,000 residential units on approximately 152 acres in 11 towers and 170 2-story buildings that lies adjacent to Lake Merced (Project Site). The proposed Project is a long-term mixed-use development program to comprehensively replan and redesign the site. The Project would increase residential density, provide a neighborhood core with new commercial and retail services, modify transit facilities, and improve utilities within the development site. About 1,700 of the existing apartments located in 11 tower buildings would be retained. Over a period of approximately 20 years, the remaining 1,500 existing apartments would be demolished in phases and fully replaced, and an additional 5,700 net new units would be added to the Project Site, resulting in a total of about 8,900 units on the Project Site. At this week’s hearing Planning Director Rahaim introduced the project.  Michael Yarne from the Mayor’s Office gave an overview of MOU & DA process to date.  Peter Albert from the MTA discussed MTA’s role and the 19th Avenue Corridor Study.   Our staff manager, Sophie Hayward provided information on the development of the Design Guidelines, Public Realm, Urban Form and place-making components of the DA. The project sponsor and their architect discussed outreach, goals and more details about the project.  At this time, we expect to hold the certification hearing on the EIR and bring the Development Agreement before you this fall.  As this hearing was only informational, the committee closed the hearing without action.

 

§        Academy of Art:  The Committee also held an informational hearing on the Academy of Art enforcement.  Planning Director Rahaim and our enforcement manager Chris Haw presented information about:

o        the completion of inspection for all 37 properties of AAU by an interdepartmental task force.

o       Successful removal of 35 signs

o       All outstanding CEQA and transportation information have been submitted.  This has enabled us to produce a project description and we expect to publish a notice of preparation by the end of Sept  & a scoping meeting is projected  for October.

o       The Department has issued enforcement notifications, NOVs and penalties for three of the four properties that were acquired post-EIR.

 

 FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

  • Resolution:  Requesting the Planning Commish  or Dept Extend Comment Period on the CPMC DEIR  to Min. 90 Days AND Conduct 2 Public Hearings on the Impact.   In response to this proposed resolution, Bill Wycko, Chief ERO sent the following memo to the Board explaining your request to extend the comment period and the Department’s offer to produce a Guide to the CPMC DEIR to facilitate public understanding of the large document. In turn in response to the letter, Supervisor Campos tabled the resolution.

 

  • 12 Ordinances for BVHP Point/Candlestick Point This project would create 10,500 new units, 3.7 million square feet of commercial and retail space, a performing arts theater, an artists’ colony, and possibly a new waterfront stadium for the San Francisco 49ers. You heard the draft Ordinances under your purview at the June 3rd joint hearing with the Redevelopment Agency Commission. (PASSED Final Read this week with only Supervisor Daly voting against the Ordinances.

 

BOARD OF APPEALS

      No Report

 

HISTORICAL PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

 -  It was a pretty short calendar, but just briefly, they did have the amendment to various sections of the         planning code which would include articles 10 and 11.

-  It's on your calendar today. I want to say that the Commission did have a discussion for over an hour and they continued it for two weeks. But Ms. Sullivan will go into that with you.

- They did have some environmental impact reports before them. They felt that both of them (and one of them is 800 Presidio), were adequate per CEQA standards and didn't feel the need to write a letter to the E.R.O.

- The interesting thing about that one is that they felt that the -- they wanted some more information on the original architect for that building and they believe that the original architect might have been an African-American of little known -- and they wanted more information, but nothing that would trigger a need to write a letter.

-  They also had the DEIR for Yerba Buena Island. However, they did express a desire to save the “gun.”
They believe that the gun on Treasure Island -- well, they just believe the history for World War II and the significance of the island would be lost.  They felt there needs to be some sort of documentation to preserve that history.
- There also was a concern that any new building not obscure Building One that's on the island

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:      Jim Salinas, Rush Sturges, Johnny Schenone, Rolando Dusuan, [and three others whose names were unclear] spoke regarding Commissioner Bill Lee – thanking him for his years on the Commission, his service to the city, and his support for the trades unions.  They all wished him well for the future.  Judith – re:  71 Cuvier Street and the DR process

 

F.                 REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

7.        2010.0080T                                                                   (T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code, including but not limited to Sections 121.2, 136.1, 151, 185, 186, 201, 204.2, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 207.2, 209.3, 209.8, 217, 249, 303, 309, 311, 340, 317, 602.25, 602.26, 607.1, 790.44, 803.2, 803.3, 3 890.133, 890.44, 703.2, and various sections of Articles 7, 10, and 11. Ordinance sponsored by the Planning Department that would amend the Planning Code.  The proposed amendments are mainly clerical clean-up in nature, with Sections 121.2, 136.1, 151, 185, 186, 201, 204.2, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 207.2, 209.3, 209.8, 217, 249, 303, 309, 311, 340, 317, 602.25, 602.26, 607.1, 790.44, 803.2, 803.3, 3 890.133, 890.44, 703.2, and Articles 7, 10, and 11 being amended. 

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

 

SPEAKERS:     John Schlesinger, Penelope Clark, Sarah Karlinsky, Steve Vettel, Rose Hillson

ACTION:           Approved as amended regarding 311 notice

AYES:              Antonini, Borden, Lee, Olague, Miguel

            NAYES:            Moore and Sugaya

            RESOLUTION:   18157

 

            8.         2007.1275                                                                  (K. DISCHINGER (415) 558-6284)

San Francisco  2009 Housing Element - Informational update on the 2009 Housing Element update - The Housing Element is a public policy document that addresses issues relating to housing needs for San Francisco residents. The Housing Element is prepared in response to Government Code section 65580 et seq. California housing element law, which requires local jurisdictions to plan for and address the housing needs of its population for attainment of state housing goals. The City has undergone a community planning process and released a second draft of the element in June.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

 

SPEAKERS:     Calvin Welch, Rose Hillson, Penelope Clark, Peter Cohen, Sarah Karlinsky,           Peter Reitz, Noni Richen

ACTION:           Informational only.  No action required

 

9.         2007.1275E                                                                          (J. Range: (415) 575-9018)

San Francisco 2004 and 2009 Housing Element - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project is the 2004 and 2009 Housing Elements. The Housing Element is a public policy document that addresses issues relating to housing needs for San Francisco residents. The Housing Element is prepared in response to Government Code section 65580 et seq. California housing element law, which requires local jurisdictions to plan for and address the housing needs of its population for attainment of state housing goals. The California Court of Appeals has determined the environmental document prepared for the 2004 Housing Element inadequate, and has directed the City to prepare an EIR for the 2004 Housing Element. The City must also comply with state housing element law and prepare another periodic update of the Housing Element. The City has undergone a community planning process and prepared the draft 2009 Housing Element. This EIR will satisfy the City’s legal requirements for preparing an EIR on the 2004 Housing Element and will also analyze the environmental effects of the 2009 Housing Element.

Note:  Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on August 16, 2010.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

                       

            SPEAKERS:     Bob Friese, John Schlesinger, John Barbie, Rose Hillson, Calvin Welch

            ACTION:           No Action. Public Hearing held on DEIR only.

 

            10.       2006.0868E                                                                     (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

800 PRESIDIO AVENUE - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report -southeast corner of Presidio Avenue and Sutter Streets (Assessor's Block 1073, Lot 13) The project sponsors, Booker T. Washington Community Services Center in association with the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing, propose to demolish the existing 12,600-square-foot Booker T. Washington Community Center building, presumed an historic resource for purposes of environmental review and to construct a mixed-use structure, which would replace and enlarge the community/recreation center and include new residential units. The project would encompass approximately 70,000 square feet of space on six levels, five above grade and one below at a height of 55 feet along Presidio Avenue. The roughly 19,000 square-foot community center space would accommodate the center’s current and future programs and would also include a gymnasium, meeting space, and several classrooms. The project would include 47 residential units in a mix of unit sizes, half of which would be designated below market rate (BMR) rental housing for emancipated foster youth and the other half BMR units available to both individuals and families. The project proposes 22 parking spaces in a basement garage accessible from a proposed curb cut on Sutter Street. The subject property is within an RM-1 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The sponsor seeks to amend the Planning Code by establishing a "Presidio-Sutter Special Use District" (SUD) to modify building height and bulk, density, off-street parking, rear yard configuration, and open space requirements. The proposed SUD would necessitate text and map amendments (rezoning), which would require approval by the Board of Supervisors.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department’s offices until the close of business on August 10, 2010.

 

SPEAKERS:     Beth Wells, Gail Schickele, Joyce Lively, Ron Kardon, Brandy Lee, John Manley,   Cala Winkler, Catherine Carr, Roger Miles, Jim Salinas, Rush Sturges, Johnny   Schenone, Roland Dusuan, Miguel Gomez, Lu Quan Tu, Ka Wong Tung

ACTION:           No Action. Public Hearing held on DEIR only.

 

            11.       2010.0068M                                                                  (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT-UPDATING ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ELEMENT MAPS 1 and 2  - Request to amend the Environmental Protection Element by updating Noise Maps to reflect current noise levels.  The proposed General Plan amendment would update Noise Maps in the Environmental Protection Element to reflect current noise levels and incorporate conforming text amendments.  San Francisco has not updated these maps since 1974.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Resolution

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

            NAYES:            Olague

            RESOLUTION:   18158

 

 

12.       2009.0622R                                                                      (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

TRANSBAY TRANSIT CENTER AND BUS RAMPS - General Plan Referral for Partial Street Vacations and Conveyance of City Property to Transbay Joint Powers Authority -On September 22, 2009 the Planning Department received from the Department of Public Works a General Plan Referral Application submitted by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (“TJPA”) for various street vacations necessary for the construction of the new Transbay Transit Center and associated bus ramps.  Section 4.105 of the City Charter and 2A.53 of Administrative Code require General Plan referrals to the Planning Commission and Planning Department for determination as to whether the lease or sale of public property, the vacation, sale or change in the use of any public way owned by the City and County would be in-conformity with the General Plan prior to consideration of such vacation or sale by the Board of Supervisors. Partial street vacations above and below street grade are proposed for areas of Beale, Fremont, First, Minna, Natoma, Howard, Tehama, Clementina, Oscar, Folsom, and Harrison Streets in order to accommodate the Transit Center building and its below-grade train box, as well as the bus ramps connecting the Transit Center to the Bay Bridge. These facilities will be built in generally the same locations as the existing Transbay Terminal and ramps, which occupy portions of the same streets in generally the same locations and configurations as the proposed facilities. All of the above-grade street vacations generally begin at a height of 18 feet above grade, and therefore the ownership and function of the streets as City-owned public right-of-ways will generally not be affected by the proposed vacations.

Preliminary Recommendation: Find the proposed partial street vacations necessary for the Transbay Transit Center and bus ramps and conveyance of this City Property to the TJPA In Conformity with the General Plan.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved as amended to add a finding for the Department to continue involvement in the design and improvement of the public realm. The Director will also send a letter.

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

            RECUSED:       Sugaya

            MOTION:           18159

 

            13.        2010.0438C                                                                (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1268 Grant Avenue - southeast corner of Grant Avenue and Vallejo Street Lot 032, in Assessor’s Block 0145. - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 722.48, Other Entertainment.  The project would allow electronically amplified entertainment in the existing restaurant and bar.  The proposed entertainment is a karaoke machine. This project lies within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-A Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Richard Ow, Tony Gantner, Bill Bradley, John Nettesheim, Darla Bernand, Elmore Patric, Masako Yamada, Gerry Crowley, Carl Hillis, Giani Gargalo, Sara Joe Fisher, Justin Gibson, Stephano Castalano

ACTION:           Approved with strengthing of condition 6a that allows entertaining as exclusively karaoke

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

            MOTION:           18160

 

 14.      2010.0132C                                                                         (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

1849 UNION STREET  - south side between Laguna and Octavia Streets; Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 0543 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 725.42 and 303 of the Planning Code to convert a vacant retail commercial tenant space with approximately 1,730 square feet of floor area (previously occupied by a retail clothing store dba Bianca Luna) into a full-service restaurant (dba Unique) within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 24, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Ahmad, representing Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Approved

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

            MOTION:           18161

 

15a.     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.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 15, 2010)

 

SPEAKERS:     Mark Espinosa, Allen Meyer, Lisa Dewey, Martin Wankazoo, Wayne Grigsby, Brian M. Brown, Anillta Heller-Hartstock, Traci Grellinger

ACTION:           Approved

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

            MOTION:           18162

 

15b.     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 a Rear Yard Modification and Open Space Variance Request pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134(e) and 135. Planning Code Section 134 requires a rear yard of approximately 25 percent of the lot depth from the second floor and above for all properties located within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District.  Planning Code Section 135 states that for group housing structures, the minimum amount of usable open space provided for use by each bedroom shall be 1/3 the amount required for a dwelling unit as specified in Paragraph (d)(1). The project proposes no rear yard and the proposed side yard does not meet the minimum dimension requirements to be credited as usable open spaceA side yard is proposed contiguous to an existing side yard under the operation of the Native American Friendship House.

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 15a

ACTION:           Acting Zoning Administrator Rahaim closed public hearing and granted rear yard modifications and variance subject to standard conditions of approval.

 

            16.       2010.0422C                                                                        (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

9 West Portal Avenue - east side between Ulloa and Vicente Streets; Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 2979A - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to modify the Conditions of Approval contained in Case No. 2009.0273; Motion No. 17897, in order to extend the hours of operation of the existing bar/liquor store (DBA Vin Debut) to 11:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 12:00am (midnight) Friday and Saturday; and to increase the number of seats permitted for wine tasting to nineteen (19). The Property is located within the West Portal Neighborhood Commercial District and 26-X Height and Bulk District.            

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Marsha Garland, James Robinson, Gail Farris, Keith McCartel, John Netaside, David Fitzgerald, Alan Moore, Dan Broker, Kate McCardell

ACTION:           Approved

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

            MOTION:           18163

 

17.       2008.0871D                                                                         (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

203 LOS PALMOS DRIVE - south side between Foerster Street and Stanford Heights Avenue; Lots 116 & 117 in Assessor’s Block 3027A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.05.06.1388, proposing the construction of a new single-family dwelling on a vacant lot. This permit is associated with a four lot subdivision and the construction of two other new single-family dwellings on Los Palmos Drive. This property is located within the RH-1 (Residential House; One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

SPEAKERS:     Ed Kelley, Casandra Davis, Ms. Parker, Steve Williams, Gabriel Ng, Jeremy                                  Schabb

ACTION:           Approved

            AYES:              Antonini, Bordenn Lee, Olague, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

            DRA:                0165

 

18.       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 July 15, 2010)

                        DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

 

19        2010.0156D                                                                        (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

1043 PORTOLA DRIVE - south side between Rex and Del Sur Avenues; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 2985 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2009.12.01.2355, proposing the construction of a one-story vertical addition to an existing one-story-over-garage single-family detached dwelling within the RH-1(D) (Residential House; One-Family, Detached) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

                        DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

 

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: 10:40 P.M.

 

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