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Public Hearings 
 

February 24, 2011 - Regular Meeting

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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, February 24, 2011

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President: Christina R. Olague

Vice President:  Ron Miguel

                        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:                                 Christina R. Olague

Vice President:                          Ron Miguel

                        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.

 

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

 

1a.        2010.0423CV                                                                     (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

140 9TH STREET - west side between Mission and Howards Streets; Lot 005 of Assessor’s Block 3509 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 816.15 to convert the existing building into an arts complex including two dwelling units, eight group housing units, and artist studio and gallery space within the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) Zoning District, Western SoMa Special Use District, and 50-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2011)

 

1b.        2010.0423CV                                                                     (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

140 9TH STREET - west side between Mission and Howards Streets; Lot 005 of Assessor’s Block 3509 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 135, and 151 for rear yard, open space, and parking requirements for two dwelling units and eight group housing units. The project proposes to convert the existing building into an arts complex including two dwelling units, eight group housing units, and artist studio and gallery space within the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) Zoning District, Western SoMa Special Use District, and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2011)

 

            2.         2010.1043C                                                                                    (S. Lai: (415) 575-9087)

1214 20th AVENUE - east side, between Irving Street and Lincoln Way, Lot 042 in Assessor’s Block 1731 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303, to establish a new child care facility for 13 or more children d.b.a. “The Neighborhood School“, within the RM-2 (Residential, Mixed Moderate Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

3.         2010.0793C                                                                         (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

626 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 7th and 8th Avenues; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 1426 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 716.42, 303, and 178(e)(2) of the Planning Code to add a full-service restaurant use (dba Volar Roman House) to an existing karaoke lounge (dba Volar Karaoke) on the ground floor of a two-story mixed-use building within the Inner Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                       

4.         2011.0087M                                                                      (L. Langlois: (415) 575-9073)

INTENTION TO INITIATE DEPARTMENT SPONSORED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY SAFETY ELEMENT - Pursuant to Planning Code Section 340, the Planning Commission will consider a Resolution of Intention to initiate minor text amendments to the Community Safety Element of the General Plan.  The proposed General Plan amendment would add language to reference the most recent Hazard Mitigation Plan. This amendment would allow the City and County of San Francisco to qualify for additional funding for certain disaster recovery projects per California Assembly Bill AB 2140.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve a draft resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the General Plan and schedule a public hearing.

           

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

5.         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

 

6.         Director’s Announcements

           

7.         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.            REGULAR CALENDAR

 

8.         2010.0673C                                                                        (M. Woods: (415) 558-6315)

2509 BUSH STREET - south side between Scott and Divisadero Streets; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 1051 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c), 317(f) and 712.38, to allow the conversion from two residential units to a preschool for up to 48 children (an “Other Institutions, Large” as defined in Planning Code Section 790.50) in an existing two-story over basement building, containing approximately 3,900 square feet, in the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 10, 2011)

 

9.         2010.0766Z                                                                (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2451 SACRAMENTO STREET – south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 0636 - Recommendation to Board of Supervisors to Adopt a Zoning Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 to change the zoning district of the subject lot from the RM-1 District to the adjacent Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District.  The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending this Zoning Map Amendment to the Board of Supervisors; 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 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Adoption

 

10.        2005.1204D                                                                        (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

449 BUENA VISTA AVENUE EAST - south side between Park Hill Avenue and Upper Terrace; Lot 063 in Assessor's Block 2607 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.11.07.7601 proposing construction of horizontal front, vertical, and horizontal rear additions to an existing two-unit dwelling within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

5:00 P.M.  

 

            11.                                                                                 (S. DENNIS PHILLIPS: (415) 558-6314)

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES STRATEGY - Informational Report - on Senate Bill 375, the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) and the effect of the law on local governments as well as the Bay Area as a region.  This report is based on reports provided to Planning Department staff by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). No action is required on this item. 

 

            12.                                                                                                       (T. OJEDA: (415) 558-6251)

MARKET & OCTAVIA PLAN MONITORING REPORT (2005-2009)  INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION BY STAFF The Market & Octavia Plan Monitoring Report describes commercial and residential development activities and transportation trends in the Market and Octavia Plan area between 2005 and 2009. It is the first five-year time series monitoring report since the Plan’s adoption in 2008 and accounts for new construction, demolitions and alterations completed in the last five years as well as provides near term development trends in the pipeline.  The Report also discusses community improvements in transit infrastructure and services, affordable housing construction, and first source hiring. The Market & Octavia Five Year Monitoring Report is available for the public at the Planning Department and through the department website.  A supplemental report has been prepared by the Market/Octavia Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and is being submitted to the Commission in addition to the Monitoring Report.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: No Action requested. Informational only

 

 

13.        2007.1275M                                                              (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE - Consideration of a Resolution of intention to initiate amendments to the San Francisco General Plan. 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, a proposed revision of the Housing 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

 

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:

 

*** Notice of PROPOSED Future Agenda Items  ***

 

 

                                        

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                             

- Informational                                                                              February 24, 2011

- Consideration of a Resolution of Intent to Initiate

  General Plan Amendment

 

TREASURE ISLAND

-Informational                                                                                         March 3, 2011

 

Planning Commission Rules & Regulations                                      March 3, 2011

-          Consider establishing parameters for length of hearings

-          Review rules for blocks of time & consider amendments

-          Consider possible amendment to document submittals

 

CPMC                                                                                                March 10, 2011

- Informational            

 

2004 & 2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                         March 24, 2011

- Certification of the Final EIR 

 

2009 HOUSING ELEMENT                                                                  March 24, 2011

- Consideration of a Resolution amending

   the San Francisco General Plan

                                      

NOTE: Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming items.

ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.

 

 

 

 

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