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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 16, 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.         2009.0651C                                                                                  (B. Fu: (415) 558-6613)

2045-2121 EVANS STREET - west side between Cesar Chavez and Napoleon Streets, Lots 001B & 002 in Assessor’s Block 4343 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 157 and 303 to allow parking in excess of accessory amounts for the proposed Restaurant Depot building expansion, within the PDR-2 (Core Production, Distribution, and Repair) Zoning District and a 65-J Height and Bulk District. 

(Proposed for continuance to July 7, 2011)

 

2.         2011.0162C                                                                         (R. Sucré:  (415) 575-9108)

274 Brannan Street - north side of Brannan Street, between 2nd and Delancey Streets, Lot 073 in Assessor’s Block 3774 - Request for Conditional Use  Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 303 to install a Wireless Transmission Facility consisting of six panel antennas and associated equipment and having a Location Preference of 2 on a six-story office building as part of the T-Mobile Wireless Telecommunications Network within the Mixed Use-Office (MUO) Zoning District, a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and the South End Historic District.

(Proposed for Continuance to September 8, 2011)

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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.             2011.0186C                                                                     (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

550 VALENCIA STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets, Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 3568 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.2, 303, and 726.41, to allow an approximately 3,900 square foot full-service restaurant and bar (d.b.a Mohave) in the Valencia Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict, and 55-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

4.         2011.0211C                                                                     (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

2499 FOLSOM STREET - east side between 20th and 21st Streets, Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 3612 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186, 303, and 710.44, to allow an approximately 780 square foot small self-service restaurant (d.b.a. Joey n Bats Coffee and Bakery) in an existing “Limited Commercial Use” space in the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District, Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

 

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.         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

 

8.         2009.0418E                                                                   (C. FORDHAM: (415) 575-9071)

PIER 36/BRANNAN STREET PROJECT - east side of The Embarcadero, in proximity to the intersections of Brannan and Townsend Streets (Lots 034,036 in Assessor’s Block 9900) – Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project involves the demolition of the existing Pier 36, including 133,000 square feet (sq.ft) of pile-supported concrete and wooden decks and piles, the 35,000 sq. ft. Pier 36 warehouse building, and approximately 18,800 sq.ft. of marginal wharf which runs between Piers 30-32 and Pier 38, and construction of a new approximately 57,000 sq.ft. open space park. The proposed open space, “the Brannan Street Wharf”, would be approximately 830 feet long, and would vary in width from 10 feet to 140 feet. The construction of the proposed Brannan Street Wharf would require driving 269 new piles and reinforcing the adjacent seawall. The project site is located in a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District and 40-X height and bulk district.

Note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on March 28, 2011. 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 

 

9.         2011.0271C                                                                          (R. Sucré:  (415) 575-9108)

274 Brannan Street - north side of Brannan Street, between 2nd and Delancey Streets, Lot 073 in Assessor’s Block 3774 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.83 and 303 to install a Wireless Transmission Facility consisting of twelve panel antennas and associated equipment and having a Location Preference of 2 on a six-story office building as part of the AT&T Wireless Telecommunications Network within the Mixed Use-Office (MUO) Zoning District, a 65-X Height and Bulk District, and the South End Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

            10a.      2010.0162DDV                                                           (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1945 HYDE STREET - west side at Russell Street; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0123 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010 0517 2557 proposing to convert a 58 stall parking garage to a mixed use building with 7 dwelling units, 14 parking spaces and a commercial unit.  The project will add a one-story vertical addition to the top of the building that will be setback 12 feet from the front wall and 10 feet from the rear property line within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2011)

 

10b.      2010.0162DDV                                                           (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

1945 HYDE STREET - west side at Russell Street; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0123 - Request for Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Section 134 to modify the rear yard requirement in the NC-1 District. The project proposes to convert a 58 stall parking garage to a mixed use building with 7 dwelling units, 14 parking spaces and a commercial unit.  The project will add a one-story vertical addition to the top of the building that will be setback 10 feet from the rear property line where a setback of 25 feet is required within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 19, 2011)

 

11a.      2010.0073D                                                                   (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

671-673 26th Avenue - west side between Balboa and Anza Streets;  Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1569 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application Nos. 2009.07.24.3372 and  2009.07.24.3373, proposing to demolish two residential buildings: a two-story, single-family dwelling at the rear of the lot and a one-story, single-family dwelling towards the front of the lot within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project

 

11b.      2011.0369D                                                                 (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

671-673 26th Avenue - west side between Balboa and Anza Streets;  Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1569 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Building Permit Application No. 2009.07.24.3370, proposing to construct a new three-story, two-unit building within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project

 

12.        2010.0598D                                                                         (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

75 MARS STREET -  at Corbett Avenue: Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 2653 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.06.15.4512, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition, a rear horizontal addition, alter the front façade, and add a second dwelling unit to a one-story over basement, single-family dwelling within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review            

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

5:30 P.M.

 

13.                                                                                         (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.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of June 2, 2011)

 

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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