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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, March 15, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President:  Rodney Fong

Vice President:  Cindy Wu

                        Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel; 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:                                 Rodney Fong

                        Vice-President:                          Cindy Wu

Commissioners:                        Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; Ron Miguel; 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.         2011.0605C                                                                                 (S. Lai: (415) 575-9087)

2199 Market Street - east side between 15th and Sanchez Streets; Lot 036 in Assessor’s Block 3558 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(i) and 703.4 to convert a vacant commercial space into a formula retail use at the ground floor, (d.b.a. Verizon Wireless) within the Upper Market NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Continuance to April 5, 2012)

 

2.         2011.0397T                                                                     (S. Hayward: (415) 558-6372)

Amendments to Planning Code Sections 150, 155.1, 155.2, 155.3, 155.4, and 155.5 Considering Amendments to the Planning Code to consolidate and clarify definitions, design standards, and requirements for bicycle parking; and adopt 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.

Preliminary Recommendation:

                        (Proposed for Continuance to April 5, 2012)

           

3.         2011.1151D                                                                          (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

640 HAYES STREET - north side between Laguna and Buchannan Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 0806 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.08.6310, proposing to legalize a horizontal addition constructed without permit, and to add a new dwelling unit at the ground floor of the existing three-story, two-unit building within the RTO (Residential, Transit Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 19, 2012)

            (Proposed for Continuance to April 12, 2012)

 

4.         2011.1143D                                                                          (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2123 PIERCE STREET - west side between Clay and Sacramento Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0632 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.02.04.9646, proposing to construct a two-story, horizontal addition at the rear of the two-story, single-family house 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

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 19, 2012)

                        DISCRETIONARY REVIEW REQUEST WITHDRAWN

 

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.         2012.0080C                                                                           (S. Young: (415) 558-6346)

2060 FILLMORE STREET - southeast corner of California and Fillmore Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 0653 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 303 and 718.43 of the Planning Code for the change of use of an existing coffee store use (d.b.a. Royal Ground Coffee) to a large fast food restaurant use (d.b.a. Royal Ground Coffee) with approximately 1,300 square feet of floor area on the ground floor of a three-story, mixed-use building within the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. No tenant improvements are proposed within the existing commercial space nor are changes proposed to the exterior building envelope.  The project sponsor is proposing to add Alcoholic Beverage License Type 41 in order to serve beer and/or wine for drinking on the premises.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

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.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

8.         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.                  REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

9.         2011.0802C                                                                        (S. Vellve:  (415) 558-6263)

1100 Divisadero Street -  northeast corner of Divisadero and Turk Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 1128 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 711.83, to allow AT&T Wireless to locate up to twelve (12) WTS panel antennas in the church steeple, which will be vertically extended by approximately 10 feet, and related  equipment in an outside equipment area on the east side of the property of the one-story Presbytery of San Francisco building, within a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale) District and 65-A Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (publicly used structure).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

10.        2011.1304C                                                                           (B. BENDIX:  (415) 575-9114)

1245 South Van Ness Avenue - east side of South Van Ness Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets; Lots 046 and 070 of Assessor’s Block 3641 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 and 703.3 to establish a formula retail grocery store (d.b.a. Fresh and Easy) within NC-3 (Moderate Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) and RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning Districts, a 40-X/50-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use District. The project will divide the existing 21,452 square-foot grocery store into a new 16,241 square-foot grocery store (Fresh and Easy, a formula retail use) and a 5,211 square-foot commercial retail space (tenant, t.b.d.).

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 23, 2012)

 

11.        2012.0014B                                                                        (C. Teague: (415) 575-9081)

808 Brannan Street - north side between 7th and Langton Streets, Lot 004D in Assessor's Block 3780 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 179.1, 321, 803.9(h), and 843.66 to convert the entire building to 45,723 gross square feet of office use in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and 68-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

12.        2011.1204D                                                                  (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

31-33 MALLORCA WAY - west side between Toledo Way and Chestnut Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0486A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.01.25.8941, proposing to construct a partial fourth floor and to reconstruct exterior stairs within the  lightwell of the existing three-story, two-unit building within the RH-3 (Residential, 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

 

13.        2011.1337D                                                                         (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

550 JERSEY STREET - north side between Diamond and Douglass Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 6505 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2011.09.02.3798.  The project is a revision to previously approved Building Permit Application No. 2011.02.25.0973 to cut down the ridge of a gable roof by approximately 6.5” so that it would not be visible from behind the existing front parapet and revise the interior roof framing of an existing two-story, single-family building within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

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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