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CITY AND COUNTY OF
Notice of Special Variance Hearing
Planning Department, 4TH Floor - Room 400
1650 Mission Street
Monday, November 21, 2011
Session Begins at 9:30 A.M.
Scott F. Sanchez, Zoning Administrator
Eva Atijera-Taylor, Recording Secretary
Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for Service Station Conversion Determination under the Planning Code as described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator.
Any remaining questions concerning this application review process may be answered by the Planning Information Center at (415) 558-6377.
Zoning Administrator’s Special Hearing Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfplanning.org.
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NOTICE OF HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR
SERVICE STATION CONVERSION DETERMINATION
Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for variance under the Planning Code as
described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator and will be considered at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held the date, time, and place listed on the first page of this Calendar.
A. SPECIAL CALENDAR
1. 2010.1132V: 359 CUMBERLAND STREET, Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 3601 in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
FRONT SETBACK, REAR YARD, AND NON-COMPLYING STRUCTURE VARIANCES SOUGHT: The Project proposes to construct a partial third-story vertical addition (penthouse), a three-story horizontal rear addition, and horizontal front additions at the first and second-floor, and to make façade alterations to the existing two-story-over-garage single-family dwelling. The rear of the existing building is built at an acute angle (slanting toward the front property line), resulting in varied building depths at each level, with the deepest portion of the building (at the first floor) encroaching into the required rear yard. The proposed horizontal rear additions result in a plumb or “uniform” rear building wall.
PER SECTIONS 134 & 188 OF THE PLANNING CODE the subject property is required to maintain a 45% rear yard of approximately 51’-4”, measured parallel to the rear property line. The existing structure currently encroaches into the required rear yard by approximately 2’-8” resulting in a rear yard of approximately 48’-8”. The proposed alterations would increase the existing rear yard encroachment, resulting in a maximum encroachment of 6’-3”, and in a minimum rear yard of approximately 45’-1”. This intensification of the existing noncomplying structure necessitates variances from the rear yard (Section 134) and noncomplying structure (Section 188) provisions of the Code.
PER SECTIONS 132 & 188 OF THE PLANNING CODE the subject property is required to maintain a 13’-4” front setback. The existing structure currently encroaches into the front setback by approximately 7’-7” resulting in a front setback of 7’-5”. The proposed horizontal front alterations would increase the existing front setback encroachment, by: (1) creating habitable space within the existing building volume above the garage; (2) redesigning the front bay window at the main (first floor) level; (3) enclosing a portion of the raised entrance at the main level; and (4) constructing a horizontal front addition at the upper (second floor) level. This intensification of the existing noncomplying structure necessitates variances from the front setback (Section 132) and noncomplying structure (Section 188) provisions of the Code.
ARCHITECTURAL PLANS: The site plan and elevations of the proposed project are available on the Planning Department’s website at: http://sf-planning.org/ftp/files/notice/2010.1132V.pdf
B. PUBLIC COMMENT:
At this time, members of the public may address the Zoning Administrator on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Zoning Administrator except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Zoning Administrator will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Zoning Administrator for up to three minutes.
The Zoning Administrator will not take action on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the Zoning Administrator may:
(1) respond to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
(2) request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
(3) direct staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))