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November 10, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

 

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, November 10, 2011

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

COMMISSIONER ABSENT: Olague

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE PRESIDENT MIGUEL AT 12:15 p.m.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez – Zoning Administrator, Aaron Starr, AnMarie Rodgers, Michael Jacinto, Kevin Guy, Lisa Gibson, Jon Swae, Adrian Putra, Jonas Ionin, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary

 

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.            2005.0233C                                                                                (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

49 JULIAN AVENUE - east side of Julian Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 3547 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 215(a), 175.6(e)(1)(c), 151.1 and 303 to allow the demolition of an existing one-story, industrial building and the construction of a new approximately 10,500-square foot, 50-foot tall, five-story residential building containing eight dwelling units and eight ground floor parking spaces utilizing its  Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline status per Planning Code Section 175.6(e) to elect to conform to the controls under the former C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District, while conforming to Articles 1, 1.2, 1.5 and 2.5, as amended by the Eastern Neighborhoods Controls, or requesting Conditional Use authorization to seek relief from those amended Articles.  The project site is currently in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and a 45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                                (Continued from Regular Meeting September 8, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to November 17, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Olague

 

2.         2011.0167T                                                                    (S. Hayward: (415) 558-6372)

Amendments to the Planning Code including but not limited to Articles 10 and 11 - Ordinance sponsored by the Planning Department that would amend the Planning Code including but not limited to Articles 10 and 11.  The Planning Commission reviewed proposed amendments on August 5, 2010 and recommended approval with minor modifications of various Code Sections to the Board of Supervisors.  The Historic Preservation Commission began a parallel review of the proposed amendments in 2010 on the following dates: July 21st, August 4th, 18th, September 1st, 15th, and 29th, October 6th 15th, and 21st, November 3rd and 17th

Preliminary Recommendation:  TBD

                        (Proposed for Continuance to December 8, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Olague

 

3.         2011.1064C                                                                   (S. Hayward: (415) 558-6372)

2800 SLOAT BOULEVARD - north side of Sloat Boulevard, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 2515 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303(e), to add two years to the validity of the previously approved Conditional Use Authorization for the proposed project originally approved November 13, 2008 under Case No. 2005.1066C. The project includes the demolition of three existing commercial buildings and a 34-space parking lot, and the construction of three new mixed-use, five-story, 60-foot-tall buildings totaling approximately 120,000 gross square feet (gsf) over a 112-space subterranean parking structure and a one-story approximately 1,000 gsf commercial building. The project would include 56 dwelling units, approximately 23,000 gsf of ground-floor commercial uses including an open-air market. The three existing commercial buildings on the project site proposed for demolition include a retail shop (Aqua Surf Shop), restaurant/café (John's Ocean Beach Café), and a motel (Robert's Motel). The project site is within the NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) zoning district, 100-A Height and Bulk district, and the Local Coastal Zone Permit Area.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 27, 2011)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to December 8, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Olague

 

4.         2011.0949D                                                                            (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)    

1737 POST STREET SUITE 300 (AKA 22 PEACE PLAZA)  - south side between Webster and Buchanan Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 0700 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.06.01.7183, proposing the change of use of an approximately 490 square-foot vacant ground floor commercial space (previously occupied by a retail store) into a small self-service restaurant (d.b.a. KB Café) within the interior of Japantown Center Kintetsu Mall.  The proposal will involve interior tenant improvements to the commercial space.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Proposed for Continuance to December 8, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Continued as proposed

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

ABSENT:          Olague

 

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

 

5.         2011.0864Z                                                                        (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

312 Connecticut Street - Zoning Map Amendments - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110845] introduced by Supervisor Cohen concerning Zoning Map Sheet No. ZN08 to: 1) rezone Block No. 4035, Lot No. 003 (312 Connecticut Street) from RH-2 to NC-2; and 2) making 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: Approval of Proposed Ordinance to Board of Supervisors

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 20, 2011)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18483

 

C.         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.

 

Commissioner Moore:

BCDC reviewed the first update report on the America’s Cup and some ideas were presented. Some provided answers, and as always there was a huge group of new questions. Very insightful first set of questions came from the Bay Trail, describing at least eight very specific projects which would be advantageous to be accomplished. At some point, perhaps we can get a presentation. Very positive response by everybody who heard it, particularly for the area along Fisherman's Wharf in the Jefferson Street area, which makes so much sense. I think there will be a major push to understand how that really can help the City as a direct benefit from the America's Cup. I will report on the other details as they come up. There was solid discussion, and I am positive that the right people are sitting at the table to watch this very closely.

Commissioner Antonini:

Often we discuss ways ….  The subject of one of our items last week was to foster greater public participation in planning issues, and I think that is a great topic. We are not alone in disappointing public participation. The election on Tuesday, I think if we are lucky, we might get up to a 40% turnout, which I think is really not good.  I do not know what the reason is, but being a student of history to some degree, I think in 1975, we had a turnout for a Mayor's race with an open seat, and we had a turnout of 80-82% in that November election.

Commissioner Miguel:

I wanted to take the opportunity – although the results are not official, they seemingly are final – to congratulate the winners in the San Francisco election held this week and also to say thank you because my mail box can become unstuffed and my phone can stop ringing.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

Director Rahaim:

Just three announcements today, I wanted to announce, and I think you have a flyer on this – there is a Workshop on the Chinatown Street Design Project on November 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 next Wednesday. There has been a series of workshops on the effort on Broadway separately.  Second, I think you know that tomorrow is a holiday in honor of Veterans Day, so the office will be closed tomorrow, as are most City agencies. Third, I will be out of the office, as I think I mentioned earlier.  I will be in New York for the Zoning Conference. During my absence, Kelly Amdur will be in charge of the Department.

 

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

 

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

§  Rental Incentive Option offered by EN Plan for the property at 2121 Third Street.  This week the Land Use Committee considered the first development agreement to allow on-site rental housing instead of payment into the inclusionary housing fee. The committee considered a resolution authorizing the Planning Director to execute an agreement on behalf of the City of SF for rental housing at this location.  The proposed project[1] has already been approved by the Planning Commission but needed Board action to finalize the agreement.  This agreement will commit the project sponsor to providing affordable rental housing on-site.  Typically, the Affordable Housing requirement for this area would be a fee equal the cost 20% of the units.  This agreement will allow a reduction to 17% inclusionary requirement and a $1 fee per gross square foot waiver of the Eastern Neighborhoods Public Benefit fee in exchange for a 30-year commitment to affordable rental housing at this location.  After a short hearing, the Committee recommended approval of the resolution.

 

                                                          

FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

 

§  Alcoholic Beverages in Bowling Alleys in the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict introduced by Supervisor Kim.  The Planning Commission had unanimously passed a resolution at its September 22, 2011 hearing recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed Ordinance, with one substantive modification:

       to include an additional exception for single-screen movie theaters, allowing these theaters to serve beer and wine. 

Supervisor Kim has amended the Ordinance to include the both of the two recommendations of the Planning Commission.  This week the Full Board passed the Ordinance on fnal reading. 

§  Acts of God and Calamity Ordinance.  At the July 14th, hearing, the PC recommend that the Board adopt the Ordinance with modifications.  Specifically, the PC recommended the Ordinance be modified to allow a reasonable degree of flexibility for those who have experienced a calamity but not to be overly permissive in allowing rebuild of nonconforming uses. Since the PC hearing, staff has recognized that the recommendation should have been applied not only to Section 181 Non-Conforming Uses but also mirroring changes should have been recommended to Section 188 Non-Conforming Structures. Both Sections have the exact same problematic and vague existing language.  This week the Full Board approved the item on first reading.

INTRODUCTIONS: 

 

111210  & 111211  Ordinance amending the Planning Code and Zoning Map to: 1) create the Chinatown Transit Station Special Use District at the southwest corner of Stockton Street and Washington Street (Assessor Block No. 211, Lot No. 1) and 2) permit the demolition of a mixed-use building in the Chinatown Neighborhood Commercial District for the construction of the Chinatown Station of the Central Subway.  Supervisor David Chiu.

 

BOARD OF APPEALS:

There was no hearing this week.

 

historic preservation commission:

There was no hearing this week.

 

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.

 

SPEAKERS:  Katherine Howard, Dan Liberthson, Linda Chapman, Many Flores

 

PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED ITEMS:

SPEAKERS:     Kathrin Meyers

                        RE: 151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS FEIR

                        Barbara Meyers

                        RE: 151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS FEIR                                   Britney Crawford

                        RE: THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN FEIR

                        Christine

                        RE: 151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS FEIR

 

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

Item 9 was taken out of order and followed item 10.

9.          2011.0206T                                                                   (S. HAYWARD: (415) 558-6372)

ADOPTION TO PLANNING CODE AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE CREATION OF A DEFINITION OF STUDENT HOUSING - Amendments to the Planning Code Sections 102.36, 135(d)(2), 207.6(B)(3), 307(j), 317(b)(1), 317(f)(1), and 401 - Establishing a definition of Student Housing, modifying open space requirements for dwellings less than 350 square feet plus bathroom, modifying unit mix requirements for Student Housing, monitoring conversion of Student Housing to housing, and prohibiting the conversion of housing to Student Housing; 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.

 

SPEAKERS:     Elizabeth Miles – USF, Manager, Institutional Master Plan, Linda Chapman, Tim Colen, Dan Frattin, Steve Atkinson, David Meckel, Steve Vettel, Hiroshi Fukuda, Noel Kirshenbaum, Barak Jolish, and Brad Paul

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommendations

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

NAYES:            Antonini

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18485

 

 

10.        2009.0291E & 2010.0275E                                                   (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS -
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Expansion and Fire Station No. 1 Relocation and Housing Project - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 28) to 935 Folsom Street (Assessor Block 3753, Lot 140). The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Assessor Block 3727, Lot 027), and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street as well as vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building and on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site. The proposed expansion wing would connect to the existing museum and accommodate expanded gallery, public and support spaces. Portions of the existing museum would be renovated, including an expanded restaurant. The ticketing lobby now located in the atrium would be relocated to the second floor, so that the ground floor of the museum, including the Third Street atrium and new ground floor gallery on Howard Street would be publicly accessible without charge. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street (formerly used for apparel manufacturing and commercial laundry, currently vacant) would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story-plus-mezzanine, approximately 34-foot-tall replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street. At-grade parking would be provided for 15-vehicles on the site. On the southern portion of the 935 Folsom Street site, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall future residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level.

The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. 670 Howard Street is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. 676 Howard Street is located in a P (Public) and the 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street parcel is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District and an 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District. As part of project approvals, the Planning Commission will consider a recommendation to rezone 676 Howard Street from P to C-3-S to accommodate the proposed museum expansion and to rezone the northern portion of 935 Folsom Street from MUR to P, consistent with the proposed fire station use. No amendments to existing height districts are proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: certify the Environmental Impact Report

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:           Approved certification

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18484

 

 

 

 

Item 11 was taken out of order and followed item 9.

11a.      2009.0291MRZ and 2010.0275MRZ                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 27) to 935 Folsom Street (Assessor's Block 3753, Lot 140). The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 027), and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street, as well as vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street, to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building and on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story-plus-mezzanine, approximately 34-foot-tall replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street, including at-grade parking. On the southern portion of the 935 Folsom Street site, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall future residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. The 670 Howard Street site is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 676 Howard Street site is located in a P (Public) District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street site is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District and a 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Findings

 

SPEAKERS:     Ken Rich – Mayor’s Office, Deputy Chief Monica Fields – SFPD, Christine Griffith – W Hotel, David Meckel, James Gomez, Cathy Mopp, Kerry Schulman, Manny Flores – Carpenters Local 22, Skot Kuipen, Brad Paul, Danny Campbell

ACTION:           Approved CEQA Findings

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

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18486

 

11b.      2009.0291MRZ and 2010.0275MRZ                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS - Consideration of a motion making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 for 1) The Vacation and Change of Use for a portion of Hunt Street right-of-way located between the properties at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and 670-676 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lots 027-28), 2) Construction of a new fire station located at 935 Folsom Street (Assessor's Block 3753, Lot 140); and, 3) Subdivision of the property at 935 Folsom Street into two lots. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location to 935 Folsom Street. The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street, and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street as well as vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third Street and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building and on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site.  The existing building at 935 Folsom Street would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story-plus-mezzanine, approximately 34-foot-tall replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street, including at-grade parking.  On the southern portion of the 935 Folsom Street site, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall future residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. The 670 Howard Street site is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 676 Howard Street site is located in a P (Public) District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street site is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District and a 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt General Plan Consistency Findings

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 11a.

ACTION:           Approved Consistency Findings with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18487

 

11c.      2009.0291MRZ and 2010.0275MRZ                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

            151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS - Request for a General Plan Amendment (Planning Code Section 340) to amend Map 2 of the Community Facilities Element of the San Francisco General Plan to delete reference to 676 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 28) as a fire facility and add reference to 935 Folsom Street (Assessor's Block 3753, Lot 140) as a fire facility.  The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location to 935 Folsom Street. The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 027), and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street as well as vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building and on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story-plus-mezzanine, approximately 34-foot-tall replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street, including at-grade parking. On the southern portion of the 935 Folsom Street site, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall future residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. The 670 Howard Street site is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 676 Howard Street site is located in a P (Public) District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street site is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District and a 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.

 

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 11a.

ACTION:           Approved General Plan Amendment

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18488

 

11d.      2009.0291MRZ and 2010.0275MRZ                                           (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)

151 THIRD, 670 and 676 HOWARD and 935 FOLSOM STREETS - Request to Reclassify (Planning Code Section 302) the property at 676 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 28) from the P (Public) District to the C-3-S (Downtown, Support) District, and to Reclassify the northerly portion of the property at 935 Folsom Street (Assessor's Block 3753, Lot 140) from the MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District to the P (Public) District. The project sponsor, SFMOMA, proposes to expand the existing SFMOMA located at 151 Third Street (Assessor Block 3722, Lot 78) and relocate Fire Station No. 1 from its existing 676 Howard Street location to 935 Folsom Street. The sponsor proposes demolition of the existing 7,620-square-foot, 4-story-over-basement building at 670 Howard Street (Assessor's Block 3722, Lot 027), and demolition of the existing 4,400-square-foot, 2-story Fire Station No. 1 at 676 Howard Street as well as vacation of a 115-by-30-foot land-locked portion of Hunt Street located between 151 Third and 670 and 676 Howard Street to accommodate the museum expansion. SFMOMA would construct an approximately 200-foot-tall, 230,000-square-foot building addition at the rear of the 151 Third Street building and on the 670-676 Howard Street parcels and the vacated Hunt Street right-of-way extending from Minna Street to Howard Street in order to display the museum’s existing and future art collections and to consolidate its support functions on site. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street would be demolished, the site subdivided, and a new 15,000-square-foot, 2-story-plus-mezzanine, approximately 34-foot-tall replacement fire station would be constructed on the northern portion of the parcel fronting Folsom Street, including at-grade parking. On the southern portion of the 935 Folsom Street site, a 4-story, approximately 43-foot-tall future residential building would be constructed comprising up to 13 residential units and 10 off-street parking spaces in the building’s basement level. The 151 Third Street site is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) Use District and a 500-I Height and Bulk District. The 670 Howard Street site is located in a C-3-S (Downtown Support) Use District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 676 Howard Street site is located in a P (Public) District and a 320-I Height and Bulk District. The 935 Folsom Street site is located in a MUR (Mixed-Use Residential) District and a 85-X/45-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors.         

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 11a.

ACTION:           Approved Reclassification

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18489

 

12.        2005.1004E                                                                        (L. GIBSON: (415) 575-9032)

            THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN  - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) - The Plan area has the following general boundaries: Chenery Street to the north; Roanoke Street to the east; San Jose Avenue and Bosworth Street to the south; and Elk Street to the west. The Plan includes policies in the areas of land use, transportation and open space. The Plan requires amendments to the City & County of San Francisco’s General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map.

Please note: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on June 13, 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

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved Certification of FEIR

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RECUSED:       Sugaya

MOTION:           18490

 

13a.      2005.1004EMTZR                                                                  (J. SWAE: (415) 575-9069)

THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - Adoption of Findings under the California Environmental Quality Act - The Plan area has the following general boundaries: Chenery Street to the north; Roanoke Street to the east; San Jose Avenue and Bosworth Street to the south; and Elk Street to the west. The Plan includes policies in the areas of land use, transportation and open space. The Plan requires amendments to the City & County of San Francisco’s General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

 

SPEAKERS:     Nicholas Dewar and Tania Treis

ACTION:           Approved CEQA Findings

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

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18491

 

13b.      2005.1004EMTZR                                                                  (J. SWAE: (415) 575-9069)

THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - General Plan Amendments - Consideration of a Resolution amending the San Francisco General Plan pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, including adding a new area plan, the Glen Park Community Plan, and making related amendments to the Commerce and Industry Element, Recreation and Open Space Element, Urban Design Element and revisions to the Land Use Index of the General Plan. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings and environmental findings.    

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 13a.

ACTION:           Approved General Plan Amendments

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18492

 

13c.      2005.1004EMTZR                                                                  (J. SWAE: (415) 575-9069)

THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - Planning Code Text Amendments - Consideration of a Resolution amending the San Francisco Planning Code.  Planning Code text amendments would revise controls including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, density and parking; establish one new Zoning District, and make related amendments to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended pursuant to the Glen Park Community Plan. Code sections to be amended include § 121.1, 121.2, 124, 134, 135, 145.4, 151.1, 155, 201, 263.20, 607.1, 702.1 and the creation of new § 738.1 – The Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit District (Glen Park NCT).  This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings, and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 13a.

ACTION:           Approved Planning Code Text Amendments

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18493

 

13d.      2005.1004EMTZR                                                                  (J. SWAE: (415) 575-9069)

THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - Zoning Map Amendments  - Consideration of  a Resolution amending the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3.  These include amendments to Sheets ZN11 classifying the following blocks and lots as part of the Glen Park Neighborhood Commercial Transit, - Assessors Blocks and lots: 6727/023A; 6739/006; 6740/017, 018, 019, 020; 6742/003, 004, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 019, 020, 021, 022, 029, 030, 031, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 003A, 014A; 6744/020, 021, 025, 026, 027, 031 (partial); 6745/044, 046, 060, 072, 073, 074, 075, 076, 077, 078, 079, 080, 081, 082, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 088, 089, 090; 6746/027; 6756/001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 036, 037, 038, 039; 6768/001, 003, 004, 037, 038, 039, 044 (partial), 045, 046, 047, 048; and amending Sheet HT11 of the Zoning Map, reclassifying the following properties from a 40-X Height/Bulk District to a 30-X Height/Bulk District: 6727/023A; 6739/006; 6740/017, 018, 019, 020; 6742/003, 004, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 019, 020, 021, 022, 029, 030, 031, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 003A, 014A; 6744/020, 021, 025, 026; 6746/027. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings, and environmental findings. 

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 13a.

ACTION:           Approved Zoning Map Amendments

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

ABSENT:          Olague

RESOLUTION:   18494

 

 

13e.      2005.1004EMTZR                                                                  (J. SWAE: (415) 575-9069)

THE GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN - General Plan Consistency and Planning Code Section 101.1 Findings -  Consideration of a Motion regarding the consistency of the Community Plan and related planning documents and actions with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco, as it is proposed to be amended, and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 13a.

ACTION:           Approved with the addition of two parcels, the General Plan Consistency and Planning Code Section 101.1 Findings

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

ABSENT:          Olague

MOTION:           18495

 

14.        2011.1077D                                                                        (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

10 CUMBERLAND STREET - north side between Dolores and Guerrero Streets; Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 3598 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.06.10.7922 proposing to construct a 3.5 feet high 1-hour fire rated parapet and roof deck, and infill a lightwell of a two-story, single-family building within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     Ralph Geissler – Project Sponsor and Karen Aarons

ACTION:           The Commission did not take Discretionary Review and approved the project

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

ABSENT:          Olague

DRA #:             0240

 

15a.      2011.0063D                                                                            (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

135 El Camino del Mar - south side between 25th Avenue and the western most entrance to the Presidio; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 1334 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.01.07.4358 proposing to legalize horizontal additions built without benefit of permit at the southeastern-most rear portion, along the east side and over the garage at the front of the single-family residence within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached), Scenic Special Sign District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on October 27, 2011)

            NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony, the Commission continued to matter to September 22, 2011.  Public hearing remains open.

                        NOTE: On 9/22/11, without a hearing, the item was continued to 10/27/11.

                        NOTE: On October 27, 2011 without a hearing, the item was continued to 11/10/11.

 

SPEAKERS:     Sue Hestor – representing the DR Requestor; and John Kerry – representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION:           The Commission took Discretionary Review and approved the project subject to the conditions and findings contained in the draft action document proposed by staff

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

NAYES:            Antonini

ABSENT:          Olague

DRA #:             0241

 

 

15b.      2010.0868V                                                                           (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

135 El Camino del Mar - south side between 25th Avenue and the western most entrance to the Presidio; Lot 031 in Assessor’s Block 1334 - Request for Rear Yard and Non-complying Structure Variances pursuant to Sections 134 and 188 of the Planning Code to legalize additions built without benefit of permit at the southeastern-most rear portion, along the east side and over the garage at the front of the single-family residence.  A portion of the horizontal addition at the rear encroaches into the required rear yard within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached), Scenic Special Sign District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on October 27, 2011)

NOTE: On May 19, 2011, following public testimony, the Zoning Administrator continued the item to 9/22/2011.  Public hearing remains open.

                        NOTE: On 9/22/11, without a hearing, the item was continued to 10/27/11.

                        NOTE: On October 27, 2011 without a hearing, the item was continued to 11/10/11.

 

SPEAKERS:     Sue Hestor – representing the DR Requestor; and John Kerry – representing the Project Sponsor

ACTION:           Zoning Administrator closed public hearing and granted variance such that the project cannot exceed the 1998 approvals

 

 

 

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))

 

None

 

Adjournment: 4:13 pm

 

Adopted:      December 1, 2011

 


 

 

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