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Public Hearings 
 

September 15, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, September 15, 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.         2010.1136D                                                                       (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

                        324 HUGO STREET – north side between 4th and 5th Avenues; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 1746 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.05.04.0670, proposing to add one dwelling unit and to construct a horizontal addition consisting of a three-story component approximately 12 feet deep and a  two-story 12-foot deep component with roof deck, at the rear of  the three-story single-family house  within the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

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

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 9, 2011)

            (Proposed for Continuance to November 3, 2011)

 

2.         2011.0464C                                                                       (C. Teague:  (415) 575-9081)

2904 24TH STREET - north side between Alabama and Florida Streets, Lot 014B in Assessor's Block 4207 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 727.42, to allow an approximately 1,440 square foot “Full Service Restaurant” (d.b.a. El Tomate) in the 24th Street – Mission NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, 45-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 22, 2011)

 

3.         2011.0393C                                                                  (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

455 FRANKLIN STREET - southwest corner of Franklin and Fulton Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 0792 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section Sections 303 and 731.83 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of twelve roof-mounted panel antennas and eight equipment cabinets located on the roof of the building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 4 Site (Preferred Location - Industrial/Commercial Site) within the NCT-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Use District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

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

 

4a.        2010.0948XV                                                              (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

527-529 STEVENSON STREET - south side between 6th and 7th Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 3703 - Request for Determination of Compliance pursuant to Planning Code Section 309, with an exception to the requirements for Section 134, Rear Yard.  The proposed project would convert a vacant 42,600 square foot, four-story industrial building to mixed-use with 67 residential units, eight off-street parking spaces, and a 210 square foot ground floor commercial space.  This project is located in the C-3-G (Downtown, General Commercial) District and 120-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:   Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2011)

 

4b.        2010.0948XV                                                              (R. CRAWFORD:  (415) 558-6358)

527-529 STEVENSON STREET - south side between 6th and 7th Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 3703 - Request for a Variance, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 305 and 140 to allow 40 new residential units that do not face on a public street at least 25 feet in width, a Code compliant rear yard, or Code compliant open space.  The proposed project would convert a vacant 42,600 square foot, four-story industrial building to mixed-use with 67 residential units, eight off-street parking spaces, and a 210 square foot ground floor commercial space.  This project is located in the C-3-G (Downtown, General Commercial) District and 120-F Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 8, 2011)

 

5.         2011.0238C                                                                                 (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)

2390 MARKET STREET – northeast corner of Market and Castro Streets, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 3562 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 721.83 to establish a new wireless telecommunication services facility at a Limited Preference Location No. 6, by adding nine antennas within the existing clock tower of a retail building, currently occupied by "Pottery Barn," with a maximum height of 38 feet tall and install associated equipment to replace parking, as part of AT&T’s wireless telecommunications network within the Upper Market Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and 65-B Height and Bulk District. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

6.         2011.0415C                                                                        (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

234 9th STREET - west side of 9th Street between Tehama and Clementina Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 3518 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 816.73 and 303, to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of 9 panel antennas on an existing 3 story commercial building with a Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location - Industrial or Commercial Structure) as part of the AT&T wireless transmission network within the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

7.         2011.0565C                                                                          (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2015 FILLMORE STREET - west side between Pine and California Streets; Lot 003 of Assessor’s Block 0654 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 718.44, to amend the existing Conditional Use authorization granted in 1984, Motion No. 10119, that prohibits the sale of alcohol in the existing large fast food restaurant (d.b.a. Bun Mee); the current owner proposes to serve beer and wine and has applied for a Type 41 ABC license.  The subject property is located within the Upper Fillmore Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

8.         2011.0574C                                                                         (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

3848 JUDAH STREET - northeast corner of Judah Street and 44th Avenue; Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 1798 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.44, and 303 to allow a small, self-service restaurant (d.b.a. Mediterranean Food) in a vacant storefront within a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

9.         2011.0496C                                                                       (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

2962 24th STREET - north side, between Harrison and Alabama Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 4206 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 727.42 to establish a full-service restaurant (d.b.a. Pig and Pie) in a vacant retail storefront within the 24th Street – Mission NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, 45-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

10.        2011.0292C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

845 JACKSON STREET - south side of Jackson Street between Powell and Stockton Streets, Lot 041 in Assessor’s Block 0192 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 812.82 and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to nine antennas and equipment located on the rooftop of the subject building.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 1 Site (Preferred Location – Public Structure Site) within the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and a 65-N Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

C.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

11.        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

 

12.        Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

14.        2011.0523I                                                                                (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

155 5TH STREET - east side between Mission and Howard Streets; Lots 071 and 073 of Assessor’s Block 3724 - Notification by the Zoning Administrator of filing of an Institutional Master Plan ("IMP") for the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5, the Planning Commission must hold a public hearing upon receiving a completed IMP. This public hearing is for receipt of public testimony only; receipt of this IMP does not constitute acceptance or approval of any proposed project contained therein.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Informational – No action required

 

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 

           

15.        2011.0005C                                                                    (A. HOLLISTER:  (415) 575-9078)

300 COLUMBUS AVENUE - southeast corner of Columbus Avenue, Grant Avenue and Broadway, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0145 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 714.83 and 303 for a proposed wireless telecommunications service facility operated by AT&T Mobility.  The facility would consist of up to nine rooftop-mounted antennas and associated equipment located in an internal room.  The facility is proposed on a Location Preference 6 Site (Limited Preference Site) within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District, the Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

16.        2011.0101C                                                                   (D. Sánchez: (415) 575-9082)

405 VALENCIA STREET - southeast corner of 15th Street, Lot 029 in Assessor’s Block 3554 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 726.83 and 303 to install a wireless transmission facility consisting of 3 panel antennas on an existing mixed use building with a Location Preference 2 (Preferred Location – Co-Location Site) as part of the T-Mobile wireless transmission network within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and a 55-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 4, 2011)

 

17.        2011.0664C                                                                    (D. Sánchez:  (415) 575-9082)                        

3901 MISSION STREET - southeast corner of Mission Street and College Avenue, Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 5802 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 711.83 and 303 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 8 new panel antennas and associated equipment on an existing commercial building with a Location Preference 4 (Preferred Location – Industrial or Commercial Structures)  as part of the AT&T wireless transmission network within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

18.        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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 16, 2011)

NOTE: On June 16, 2011, this item was removed from Consent Calendar and following public testimony the Commission continued the matter to 9/15/11 to allow outreach. The public hearing remains open

 

19.        2010.0094X                                                                               (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

740 ILLINOIS & 2121 3rd STREETS - through lot bounded by 3rd, Illinois, 18th and 19th Streets, Lots 002 and 006 in Assessor’s Block 4045 - Request under Planning Code Section 329 for Large Project Authorization and exceptions for rear yard, dwelling unit exposure and ground floor active uses for the proposed construction of a six-story, 104-unit residential building with off-street parking for up to 78 spaces.  The subject property is located within the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District with a 68-X Height and Bulk Designation.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 4, 2011)

 

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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