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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, June 2, 2011

12:00 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 9:30 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.

 

 

 

12:00 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.

           

1.         2010.1042C                                                                     (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

660-670 4TH STREETcorner of 4th and Bluxome Streets, Lots 104-160 of Assessor’s Block 3786 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 227(h), 303, and 842.93 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 10 new antennas and 6 new cabinets on the rooftop on an existing 7 story mixed use building.  The project site is within a MUO (Mixed Use Office) Zoning District and a 85-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for continuance to July, 7, 2011)

 

            2.         2011.0450C                                                                       (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

55 LAGUNA STREET – (aka 218 – 220 Buchanan Street) – most of the blocks bound by Laguna, Haight, Buchanan and Hermann Streets, Lots 1, 2 and a portion of Lot 3 in Assessors Block 0870 and Lots 1 and 1A in Assessors Block 0857 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Section 303 to modify Conditional Use Motion 17537, Case No. 2004.0773C, relating to inclusionary affordable housing within RM3 and NC3 Districts, the Laguna, Haight, Buchanan and Hermann Streets Special Use District and 40X, 50X and 85XHeight and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation:

(Proposed for continuance to July, 7, 2011)

 

3.         2011.0165C                                                                         (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)    

2424 POLK STREET - east side between Filbert and Union Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 0525 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 723.21, 723.41, 723.42, and 303 of the Planning Code to convert a vacant retail space into a full-service restaurant with bar (d.b.a. Revo) and to allow a use size that exceeds 1,999 square feet in a one-story commercial building within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposed full-service restaurant with bar will contain approximately 2,500 square feet of floor area and will accommodate up to 49 patrons.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for continuance to July, 14, 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

 

4.         2011.0269C                                                                   (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)

524 VALENCIA STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets, Lot 003 of Assessor’s Block 3568 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 726.41 to add a bar to an existing full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Limon Restaurant) within the Valencia Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) District, and a 55-X Height and Bulk District.  If granted, the Conditional Use Authorization would allow the applicant to seek a Type 47 License from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. This license would permit the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for on-site consumption in association with the restaurant. The size of the restaurant would not change.

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.

 

5.         Consideration of Adoption:

·         Draft minutes from Special Meeting of April 21, 2011

·         Draft minutes from Regular Meeting of April 21, 2011

 

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

 

9.         2011.0118I                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

2 HARRISON STREET - north side of Harrison Street between Spear and Embarcadero Streets; Lot 005 of Assessor’s Block 3744 - Report on the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan (IMP), pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5.  The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan contains information on the nature and history of the institution, the location and development plans within the RH-DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District and a 84-X/105-X Height and Bulk District.  The IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department's website (from www.sfplanning.org click "Publications & Reports" and then "Institutional Master Plans").

Recommended Action: Informational presentation, no action requested

 

 

 

 

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                         

 

10.        2011.0422C                                                                   (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

2 HARRISON STREET -  north side of Harrison Street between Spear and Embarcadero Streets; Lot 005 of Assessor’s Block 3744 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 827.21 and 827.30 to establish an Other Institutions use (d.b.a. The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania)  on the 6th floor of an existing office building occupying approximately 36,000 square feet, in excess of the 25,000 square foot use size limit principally permitted for non-residential uses, within the RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) Zoning District and 84-X/105-X Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

11.        2011.0295T                                                                         (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Campos concerning historic signs as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Sections 608.14 of the Planning Code to: (1) delete the requirement that the proposed historic sign be located within a historic sign district; and (2) allow signs that contribute to the visual identity and historic character of a City neighborhood in addition to the City as a whole.

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

 

12.        2011.0241C                                                                 (C. LAMORENA: 9415) 575-9085)

663 HAIGHT STREET -  south side between Pierce and Steiner Streets; Lot 075 of Assessor’s Block 0861 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 303, and 710.24 to amend Conditions of Approval attached to Planning Commission Motion No. 16327 (Case No. 2001.0914C) to allow the addition of an outdoor activity area (outdoor dining patio) in the rear yard of an existing full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Katz) located within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

13.         2005.1004E                                                                     (L. Gibson:  (415) 575-9032)

Glen Park Community Plan - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The Glen Park Community Plan covers a plan area bounded generally by Chenery Street; Roanoke Street; San Jose Avenue, Calvert Drive, and Bosworth Street; and Elk Street. The plan would require amendments to the San Francisco General Plan as well as changes to use and height and bulk controls in the San Francisco Planning Code. The plan also includes policies for transportation and infrastructure improvements. Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2011.

           

14.        2011.0060D                                                                   (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

                        472 CONNECTICUT - west side between 19th and 20th Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 4068 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.08.23.9362, proposing a rear horizontal addition and two story deck and spiral stair at the rear of an existing two-family residence.  This project lies within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Abbreviated Discretionary Review

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve

 

15.        2011.0265D                                                                    (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

                        3139 MISSION STREET - west side between Cesar Chavez Street and Precita Avenue; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 5501 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.30.7623, proposing to establish a Medical Cannabis Dispensary (d.b.a. Mission Herbal) as defined in Planning Code Section 790.141 at a vacant commercial building within the NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District.  

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

 

16.                                                                                         (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

MARKET AND OCTAVIA MONITORING REPORT FOLLOW UP HEARING - members of the Market and Octavia Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will follow up on key issues identified and discussed in the Market/Octavia Plan Community Advisory Committee’s Supplemental Report. Staff will be available to respond to questions and comments.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational item, no action requested.

 

G.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items.  With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception.  When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3)     directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment:

 

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