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April 21, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 21, 2011

3:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 3:18 P.M.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Diego Sanchez, Michael Jacinto, Pilar LaValley, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary

 

A.         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

 

1.         2010.1040D                                                                        (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

353 SAN JOSE AVENUE - east side of San Jose between 25th Street and 26th Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 6531 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.12.12.0282 to demolish an existing single family dwelling within an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

NOTE: This Case 2010.1040D and Case No. 2009.0173DV were originally heard on December 16, 2010 and continued to March 17, 2011.  On March 17, 2011 the Zoning Administrator granted Variance Case No 2009.0173V, the Planning Commission approved Case 2009.0173D and the Planning Commission intended to act on Case 2010.1040D.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Borden, Fong, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Antonini

DRA#:              0206

 

 

 

 

B.         REGULAR CALENDAR

 

2.         Consideration of Adoption:

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 13, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of March 3, 2011

·         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 7, 2011

 

ACTION:           Approved as drafted for 1/13/11 and 3/3/11; approved as corrected for  4/7/11 - to correct the spelling of Commissioner Fong’s name on the VOTE of items 10a and 10b;  and correct the sentence on page 2; under the comments of Commissioner Borden as follows:  “So when you here hear about the fire in Chinatown, or the Tenderloin …”

AYES:              Olague, Borden, Fong, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

ABSENT:          Antonini

 

3.         2006.0428C                                                                   (D. SANCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)

                        2401 16TH STREET - south side between Bryant and Florida Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3965 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134, 175.6(e)(1), 215(a) and 303 to allow new construction of a 4 story 40 foot tall building containing 12 dwelling units and 12 off-street parking spaces utilizing its Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline Status to elect to conform to the controls under the M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District, while conforming to Articles 1, 1.2, 1.5, 2.5, as amended by the Eastern Neighborhoods Controls, or requesting Conditional Use authorization to seek relief from those amended Articles.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 14, 2011)

           

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Judy West and Sam Hoskins

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Borden, Fong, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya

RECUSED:       Antonini

MOTION:           18320

 

C.         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 (item 4) 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.

 

            SPEAKERS: Opposed: Sal Busalachi, Howard Wong, Joan Wood, Jim Wershell, Merle Easton, Bradley Wiedmaier, In favor: Lisa Garbus, Dawn Logsdon, Andrew Sullivan, Tina Moylan, Pat Tura, Ellen Egbert, Teresa del Santo, Jullie Christensen, Lizzy Hirsch, Carrie Bules, Judy West, Neutral: Peter Warfield, Sue Cauthen, Ed Hardy,

 

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

 

4.         2008.0968E                                                                     (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and the block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Review. The North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project would involve vacation (closure) of a 195-linear-foot portion of Mason Street to vehicular traffic, landscaping improvements in the Mason Street right-of-way, construction of an 8,500-square-foot branch library on the 701 Lombard Street parcel and a portion of the right-of-way, demolition of the existing library at 2000 Mason Street, excavation, renovation and reorganization of the playground features, and rezoning of the 701 Lombard Property from North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial), Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, and North Beach Special Use District to P (Public) and from 40-X to an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The project would result in a total net increase of approximately 3,200 sf of library floor area and about 12,010 sf of new open space.  The 701 Lombard Street property (0074/001) is located within the North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, North Beach Special Use District, and the 40-XHeight and Bulk District.  The 2000 Mason Street property (0075/001) is located within the P (Public) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and the OS Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR.

            NOTE: the public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. 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.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           EIR Certified

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore

RECUSED:       Sugaya

MOTION:           18321

 

E.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

5a.        2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Consideration of Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project would involve vacation (closure) of a 195-linear-foot portion of Mason Street to vehicular traffic, landscaping improvements in the Mason Street right-of-way, construction of an 8,500-square-foot branch library on the 701 Lombard Street parcel and a portion of the right-of-way, demolition of the existing library at 2000 Mason Street, excavation, renovation and reorganization of the playground features, and rezoning of the 701 Lombard Property from North Beach NC Neighborhood Commercial), Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, and North Beach Special Use District to P (Public) and from 40-X to an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. The project would result in a total net increase of approximately 3,200 sf of library floor area and about 12,010 sf of new open space.  The 701 Lombard Street property (0074/001) is located within the North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District, North Beach Special Use District, and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The 2000 Mason Street property (0075/001) is located within the P (Public) District, Telegraph Hill-North Beach Residential Special Use District and the OS Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings

 

SPEAKERS:     In support:  Pat Tura and Ellen Egbert; In opposition:  Joan Wood, Howard Wong, and Peter Warfield

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore

NAYES:            Sugaya

MOTION:           18322

 

5b.       2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075 - Consideration of a Motion making General Plan consistency findings pursuant to San Francisco Charter § 4.105 and  San Francisco Administrative Code § 2A.53 and making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the consistency of the Zoning Map Amendments and Street Vacation and related actions for the North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The Resolution of Intent for Street Vacation and Order of Street Vacation were co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and are identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0314 and 11-0316.  The Ordinance for Zoning Map Amendments was co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and is identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0312. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 5a

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

MOTION:           18323

 

5c.        2008.0968ERZ                                                                (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

NORTH BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND JOE DIMAGGIO PLAYGROUND MASTER PLAN - 701 LOMBARD STREET AND 2000 MASON STREET - southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue and block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue; Lot 001 of Assessor’s Block 0074 and Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0075  - Request for a Zoning Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 for the property at 701 Lombard Street (0074/001) to amend Sheet ZN01 of the Zoning Map to change the Zoning District from North Beach NC (Neighborhood Commercial) to P (Public) and remove the subject property  from the Telegraph Hill - North Beach Residential Special Use District and the North Beach Special Use District and to amend Sheet HT01 of the Zoning Map to change the Height and Bulk District from 40-X to OS (Open Space) for the North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan project or other public use and for purposes of consistency with the adjacent Public and Open Space zoning designation of the Joe DiMaggio Playground.  The Ordinance was co-introduced by Mayor Edwin Lee and Supervisor David Chiu and is identified as Board of Supervisors File No. 11-0312.  The Planning Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Zoning Map Amendments 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 approval with modifications to the Board of Supervisors

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as those listed for item 5a

ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Fong, Moore, Sugaya

MOTION:           18324

 

 

F.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

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.

 

      NONE

 

G.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

 

NONE

           

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

 

NO REPORTS

 

H.         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))

 

NONE

 

Adjournment:  5:33 PM

 

Adopted:          June 2, 2011

Last updated: 9/30/2011 10:13:17 AM