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Public Hearings 
 

January 20, 2011

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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, January 20, 2011

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Rodney Fong; 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; Rodney Fong; 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.         2009.0912C                                                                   (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1268 LOMBARD STREET - north side between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 015 of Assessor’s Block 0500 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1 and 303, to allow the construction of four dwelling units on the subject lot at a dwelling unit density ratio up to one unit per each 1,000 square feet of lot area within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project includes new construction of a four-story, four-unit building on a vacant lot approximately 4,700 square feet in area.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to February 3, 2011)

 

2a.        2010.0001D                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

45 GRATTAN STREET - south side between Cole and Belvedere Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor’s Block 1280 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2010.01.08.4446, proposing to demolish a two-story, single-family residence within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Proposed for Continuance to February 17, 2011)

 

2b.        2010.1152DDDD                                                          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

45 GRATTAN STREET - south side between Cole and Belvedere Streets; Lot 028 in Assessor’s Block 1280 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2010.01.08.4443, proposing to construct a new four-story, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Three separate requests for Discretionary Review have also been filed by members of the public against the replacement project.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 17, 2011)

 

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.         2010.0912C                                                                       (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

813 – 815 COLE STREET - west side between Frederick and Carl Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 1267 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186, 303 and 719.42 to convert a vacant commercial space (previously occupied by Cole Foods) to  a  Full-Service Restaurant (a soda fountain, dba The Ice Cream Bar) within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is within a ¼ mile radius of the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District, and the commercial space is designated as a Limited Commercial Use (LCU) and is subject to Planning Code Section 186.

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.

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption:

                       

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 18, 2010

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011)

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 21, 2010

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011)

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of December 9, 2010

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011)

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption: 2011 Planning Commission hearing schedule.

 

6.         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

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

            8.                                                                                                 (T.DiSanto: (415) 575-9113)

                        FY 2011-2012 Planning Department Work Program and Budget - Informational Presentation. 

 

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

 

E.         GENERAL PUBLIC 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.         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.

 

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

 

10.        2006.1388E                                                                   (D. Sokolove: (415) 575-9046)

Seismic Upgrade of Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4 at the Hayward Fault Project–City of Fremont - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report - The proposed project would improve seismic and delivery reliability of Bay Division Pipelines Nos. 3 and 4 where three fault traces of the Hayward fault bisect the pipelines near the intersection of I-680 and Mission Boulevard in the City of Fremont. The proposed project includes construction of a new parallel pipeline, referred to as BDPL No. 3X, and improvements to the existing BDPL No. 4 to increase delivery reliability where these pipelines cross the Hayward fault. The project would be located on City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) owned right-of-way (ROW). The project is sponsored by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

 

H.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

11.        2010.0878EMR                                                               (I. SALVADORI: (415) 575-9086)

MISSION DISTRICT STREETSCAPE AREA PLAN - Consideration of Adopting a Resolution Amending the General Plan - Adopting CEQA Findings on the Mission District Streetscape Plan and associated actions including adopting amendments to the General Plan and Finding the Mission Streetscape Plan and associated approval actions in conformity with the General Plan, as it is proposed to be amended. 

Preliminary recommendation: Approval

 

12.        2010.0969C                                                                  (R. Crawford:  (415) 558-6358)

90 TURK STREET (aka 116 Taylor Street - northeast corner of Turk and Taylor Streets Lot 012, of Assessor’s Block 0340 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 249.5(d) to relocate on existing Off-Sale Liquor Establishment (Liquor Store) at 67 Turk Street (dba Grand Liquor) to 90 Turk Street (dba Tip-Top Market).  Planning Code Section 249.5(d) requires conditional use authorization for such a transfer within the North of Market Residential Special Use District.  This project lies within the RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District and within the 80-120 T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

13.        2010.0902C                                                                 (R. Crawford:  (415) 558-6358)

449 Powell Street - southwest corner of Powell and Sutter Streets Lot 001, of Assessor’s Block 0296 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 219(b) and 219 (c) to convert vacant space on the second through fourth floors of the building to approximately 20,500 square feet of general office use.  The space has been vacant for many years but had formerly been used for retail, Place of Assembly and Tourist Hotel uses.  This project lies within the C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District, and the 80-130 F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

14a.      2009.0906CV                                                              (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

34-36 PLEASANT STREET - north side between Taylor and Jones Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 0221 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 253 and 303 to allow to construction of a two story addition to the existing two stories over garage dwelling.  The addition will increase height of the building to approximately 49 feet 9 inches and increase the number of dwelling units in the building from 2 to 3. The project site is located within the RM-3 (Residential Mixed, Medium Density) District, and the 65 A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

14b.      2009.0906CV                                                                 (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

34-36 PLEASANT STREET - north side between Taylor and Jones Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 0221 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134 to modify the rear yard requirement in the Van Ness Special Use District, to allow an 11 foot deep rear yard where 15 feet is required. The project proposes to construct a two story addition to the existing two stories over garage dwelling.  The addition will increase the number of dwelling units in the building from 2 to 3. The project site is located within the RM-3 (Residential Mixed, Medium Density) District, and the 65 A Height and Bulk District.

                                                      

15.        2010.1006D                                                                (R. Crawford:  (415) 558-6358)

1 LA AVANZADA STREET (AKA 1 PALO ALTO DRIVE), SUTRO TOWER - Assessor’s Block 2724 (Lot 003) - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 306.9 for installation of 15 antennas at various locations on Sutro Tower for Clearwire, a wireless data service provider, to provide high speed and mobile Internet Services at the SUTRO TOWER Broadcast Facility within the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

            16.        2009.0155DDDDDD                                                                (M. SMITH: (415 558-6322)

3987 20TH STREET - south side between Sanchez and Church Streets; Lot 055A in Assessor's Block 3605 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.07.06.6032, proposing to construct a roof deck and a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, the Dolores Heights Special Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

17.        2010.0805D                                                                      (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1787 UNION STREET - south side between Octavia and Gough Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0544 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.06.04.3920, proposing to legalize the removal of a sunroom enclosure and to establish an open patio (an “outdoor activity area,” as defined in Planning Code Section 790.70) at the front of the building for an existing full-service restaurant and bar (dba “The Brick Yard”) in the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with conditions

 

18.        2010.0782DD                                                                      (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

916 ORTEGA STREET - north side between 16th and 17th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 2053 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.08.27.0197 proposing to construct vertical addition and horizontal rear additions, and to alter the front façade of an existing two-story, one-unit detached dwelling within the RH-1(D) [Residential, House, One-Family (Detached)] Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

19.        2010.0911D                                                            (S. Caltagirone:  (415) 558-6625)

2507 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0586 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.0423.0985, proposing to construct a garage in the front setback area beneath a new entry stair and to construct a rear addition at the existing three-story, single-family house located within the RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis: Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18, 2010)


20.        2010.0372DD                                                                        (M. SMITH: (415 558-6322)

479 DOUGLASS STREET - east side between 21st and 22nd Streets; Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 2749 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.04.20.0625 proposing to raise the building approximately two-feet and construct a three-story addition at the rear of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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

 

 

I.          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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