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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, May 3, 2012

12:00 PM

Regular Meeting

 

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

 

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY VICE-PRESIDENT WU AT 12:16 PM.

 

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Scott Sanchez - Zoning Administrator, Kevin Guy, Corey Teague, Christina Lamorena, Tara Sullivan, Diego Sanchez, Sharon Young, Joshua Switzky, Aaron Starr, Glenn Cabreros, 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.

           

None

 

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

 

1.         2012.0009C                                                                                  (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

1528-1540 Pine Street - north side between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue, Lot 005 of Assessor’s Block 0646 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish an automobile and scooter repair business (d.b.a. Cars Dawydiak) within the basement and second floor of existing building located at 1528-1540 Pine Street, with accessory automobile and scooter sales located at the ground floor, pursuant to Planning Code Section ("Section") 303. Conditional Use Authorization is required to establish the automotive repair use at the basement level (Section 723.59), establish a non-conforming automotive repair use at the second level (Section 186.2), and establish a use size greater than 2,000 square feet (Sections 121.2 and 721.21). The project sponsor is also requesting that the Zoning Administrator eliminate the off-street parking requirement for the uses, pursuant to Sections 161(j) and 307(i). The project site is located within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and the 65-A Height and Bulk District. Tenant improvements are proposed for the building; however, the size of the space will not change.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18605

 

2.         2012.0038C                                                                         (C.Teague: (415) 575-9081)

939 PERALTA AVENUE - east side near the intersection of Tompkins Avenue, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 5695 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 713.62 and 303 to allow an approximately 1,500 square foot dog daycare center for between 12 and 30 dogs (d.b.a. Good Dog!) in a NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18606

 

            3.         2012.0273C                                                                 (C. LAMORENA: (415) 575-9085)

2655 BUSH STREET - southwest corner at Divisadero and Bush Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 1052 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 712.56, to convert vacant garage space (previously providing parking for a now vacant convalescent care facility formerly d.b.a. San Francisco Community Convalescent Hospital) into a commercial parking garage (automobile parking use) for up to 24 vehicles in the basement of a two-story building within the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) Zoning District and 40-X/65-A Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18607

 

4.         2011.0468B                                                                      (T. Sullivan: (415) 558-6257)

208 Utah Street, aka 201 Potrero Avenue - south side of 15th Street between Utah Street and Potrero Avenue, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 3932 - Request for Office Development Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 179.1 and 321 to establish 48,732 gross square feet of office use under the Eastern Neighborhoods Legitimization Program in the PDR-1-G (Production Distribution and Repair - General) District and 40/58-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18608

 

5.         2012.0169C                                                                        (D. Sánchez: (415) 575-9082)

345 6th Street - southeast corner of 6th and Shipley Streets, Lot 081 in Assessor’s Block 3753 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 175.6(e) (1) and 303 to modify prior conditions of approval in Motion No. 17855, Case No. 2005.0876C, to extend the time to construct a 5-story, 36 dwelling unit multifamily building to January 19, 2014 within the MUR (Mixed Use Residential) Zoning District and an 85-X Height and Bulk Designation. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     None

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18609

 

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:

I would like to congratulate the Planning Department for receiving this special achievement award regarding the Pavement to Parks Project. It is a wonderful achievement, and I would like to include the citizens of San Francisco in winning this award. It is not just policy, but it is really the attitude about how the City is embracing this. It is a very forward-looking idea.

Commissioner Antonini:

I have had meetings and conversations for requests on the calendar for 2507 Larkin Street. I just wanted to mention that. Congratulations to the City and the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard for the funding that was obtained. The Mayor just had a press conference for that moments ago.

Commissioner Miguel:

I was just at that press conference. The lead developer at Hunters Point, Candlestick Point Compound received a check for the foundation to disperse the public funds. Regarding that dispersal, $7.2 million goes a long way in this regard. The entire community there was very appreciative of this coming through. This is something that is not happening in the rest of the country. I talked to Planning Commissioners in various areas in California as well as other areas around the country. They are having a very hard time with things. They're not in the more optimistic anticipatory mode that San Francisco developers and officials are. We are in a very rare position here. We should take time to appreciate it.

Commissioner Sugaya:

Last Saturday I had the privilege of being part of a program sponsored by the BART. It was a celebration of 60 years of the Japanese-American Evacuation. The San Bruno BART station is on the site of the racetrack, which was used as an assembly area for the people in the East Bay and San Francisco, where they were first assembled before they were sent to the internment camps further inland. Most of the evacuees went to Topaz, where I was born. The exhibit was of Dorothea Lange photographs that she took at the center. Jackie Spear was a speaker, and stayed, surprisingly, for about an hour and a half, with representatives from San Bruno, Foster City, San Francisco, and others. Representative Mike Honda and Nancy Pelosi also had representatives there. It was a really great event. The exhibit is open if you are ever traveling on BART and want to go to the San Bruno Station, it is up for the month of May, which is the Asian Pacific Islander American -- whatever it is called -- heritage month. It will be up for the entire month of May in the station. The organizers are hoping that we will be able to get BART to put a permanent memorial there.

 

Commissioner Moore:

I want to acknowledge commissioner Sugaya for what he just shared with us. My understanding is that this exhibit was to be in the San Francisco Library. Is that incorrect?

Commissioner Sugaya:  

There is a separate exhibit at the San Francisco main library through June 24th. It is slightly different. There are about 30 to 40 pieces of art that were created by internees while they were at the Topaz Internment Camp. It is on the fourth floor and is free. During the month of May and June, the library is sponsoring a number of evening lectures and events.

Commissioner Moore:

The other thing I wanted to share with the Commission is that the Mayor in doing the signing ceremony for the America's Cup and he thanked this Commission for its support. . It is up and running, although we have not seen the final version of America's Cup.

 

D.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

7.         Director’s Announcements

           

Director Rahaim:

I wanted to thank the Commission for the NIA award.  And related to that, I was part of a group including Supervisor Avalos that cut the ribbon for the 27th parklet, which is in the Excelsior District. This was actually built by a group of students, designed and built by a group of students through an organization called The Out of Sight Youth Center in the Excelsior. The students were all there and very proud of it. There are 27 parklets and there are about 40 more in the pipeline. It is really exciting.  Also, in terms of awards, I do not think I got to mention that at the conference in L.A. Last month, the Department received a National Award for the hard-won victory category. It was nice to get that recognition in a room of about 3000 people during the awards ceremony. It was gratifying.

 

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

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:

LAND USE COMMITTEE:

§  120300 and 120301 Articles 10 & 11.  Introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener, on Monday April 30 and co-sponsored by Supervisor Olague.  The HPC provided review and comment on the proposed amendments on February 1, of this year.  This Commission provided review and comment on February 2 of this year.  Overall, the HPC and PC held 25 hearings on this proposal.  After opening remarks by both Director Rahaim and Supervisor Wiener Planning Staff summarized the amendments and the comments of both commissions.  The amended Ordinance was based on the version sent to the Board by the Planning Commission and was largely aligned with the HPC's recommendation.  The only changes since the PC review was to Affordable housing.  This Commission had asked the Supervisor to work with Planning Staff to clarify what projects would qualify and what criteria is used to review those projects. The Mayor’s Office on Housing spoke in support of the amendments to ensure compliance with our Certified Local Government agreement.  After lengthy public comment, the Ordinance and related Amendments were forwarded with a positive recommendation to the Full Board.  A modification was added at the hearing that would require the BOS to consider the views of occupants as well as owners when taking action on proposed historic districts. Sup. Cohen and Wiener voted in support to the Full Board.  Mar stated he was supportive of the amendments but voted no on the recommendation of approval.  He said that given from public testimony that more discussion should take place with the preservation community. The legislation is slated for a vote by the full BOS on Tuesday, May 8.

  • 111247 Ordinance to allow a 5’ Ground Floor Increase in the NC-3 District along Geary.  Commissioners, you considered this Ordinance on February 6th of this year.  At that time you recommended approval of Supervisor Mar’s Ordinance with modifications.  Your recommended modifications were incorporated into the Ordinance last week including
    • adding the 5’ bonus to
      • Inner Clement Neighborhood Commercial District[1];
      • the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District [2]; and
      • certain NC-2  District parcels on Balboa Street[3]
    • Exempting certain parcels on the north side of Geary Blvd.
    • The Commission also recommended pulling back the bonus on Geary so that it would begin west of Masonic Avenue.
    • The Supervisor had also amended the Ordinance to apply lot merger limitations to the Clement and Balboa Street corridors.

This week the Committee forwarded the Ordinance with a recommendation of approval.

 

FULL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: No Planning / Land Use Items

INTRODUCTIONS:  NONE

 

BOARD OF APPEALS:

No Report

 

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION:

There were a couple of items yesterday at the Preservation Commission that I would like to share with you. The Planning staff provided an overview of the Department's TDR Program based on the recommendations in the Transit District Plan.  It recommended reclassification of 43 properties to the Article 11 Code, and the expansion of the New Montgomery St. Conservation District. This will include 26 additional properties. Finally, the HPC added four properties to its program. These actions were to initiate the process, and the Department will present to the Planning Commission and to the agency next month before sending them to the full Board of Supervisors for consideration. I believe what will be presented to you today as an overview of the district plan and some of that information will be included in the presentation to you. The HPC also adopted a survey and context statement for the Oceanside Neighborhood in the Sunset. This neighborhood was sponsored by San Francisco Beautiful and the Historic Preservation Fund Committee. The general boundaries of the area were broadened to include the edge of Golden Gate Park, 37th Avenue, 45th Avenue, and Pacific Avenue. There was a focus on only the earliest properties found primarily from the turn of the century. After a large amount of public testimony, the HPC voted to adopt the context statement to be forwarded to the State 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.

 

None

 

F.            REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

9.         2012.0156C                                                                          (S.Young: (415) 558-6346)

901 COLE STREET & 101 CARL STREET - southwest corner of Cole and Carl Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1272 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.2, 178(e)(2), 303, 710.21, 710.27, 719.41, and 719.42 to combine the existing approximately 600 square foot wine bar space at 101 Carl Street with the existing approximately 2,600 square foot full-service restaurant space at 901 Cole Street (both spaces previously occupied by EOS Restaurant and Wine Bar) to establish an approximately 3,200 square foot full-service restaurant and bar (d.b.a. Papazote) with Department of Alcohol Beverage Control License Type 47 (beer, wine, and/or liquor) on the basement, first floor and mezzanine of the three-story mixed-use building and to allow the restaurant and bar to operate until 2:00 a.m.  Interior tenant improvements are proposed and no changes are proposed to the exterior building envelope.  The project site is located within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The project site is also located within ¼ mile of the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial Zoning District and Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use Subdistrict.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Nate Valentine

ACTION:           Approved as amended to have the hours of operation as ending at 12:30 a.m. Sunday thru Wednesday, and 1:00 a.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

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

MOTION:           18610

 

      10.        2012.0028C                                                                 (C. LAMORENA: (415) 575-9085)

6909 GEARY BOULEVARD – southwest corner at 33rd Avenue and Geary Boulevard; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1511 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 710.69A, to convert vacant commercial space into a self-service specialty food establishment (d.b.a. I-Crepe) on the ground floor of a four-story, mixed use building within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

SPEAKERS:     Susana Lowe – representing the project sponsor; Ms. Lee - Project Sponsor; Janet

ACTION:           Approved

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

MOTION:           18611

 

11.        2007.0558 EMTZU                                                            (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

Transit Center District Plan -- Initiation of Amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code, and Zoning Maps - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving Resolutions of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan, Planning Code, and Zoning Maps to implement the Transit Center District Plan.  In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on May 24, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

 

            (a) 2007.0558 EMTZU                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

Transit Center District Plan - Initiation of Amendments to the General Plan - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution of Intent to Initiate Amendments to the General Plan necessary to adopt the Transit Center District Plan, including amendments to the Downtown Plan, Recreation & Open Space, Commerce & Industry, Urban Design, and Transportation Elements, and Land Use Index.  Amendments to the Downtown Plan include the incorporation of a new Transit Center District Sub-Area Plan. In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on May 24, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Tomika Moss, Dan Kingsley, Wayne Hu, Bob Tandler, Tim Cohen, Tom Ruadulavich, Brad Paul, Mike Grisso

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommended amendments

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

RECUSED:       Sugaya

RESOLUTION:   18612

 

            (b)  2007.0558 EMTZU                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

Transit Center District Plan -- Initiation of Amendments to the Planning Code - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution of Intention to Initiate Amendments to the Planning Code necessary to adopt the Transit Center District Plan, including amendments to Sections 102.5, 102.9, 102.11, 123, 132.1, 136, 138, 151.1, 152.1, 155, 155.4, 156, 163, 201, 210.3, 215-226, 248, 260, 270, 272, 303, 309, 412.1, 427,  1103.1, and Appendices A, C, D and F of Article 11, and the addition of several new sections to Article 4.   In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on May 24, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 11 (a)

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommended amendments

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

RECUSED:       Sugaya

RESOLUTION:   18613

 

            (c)  2007.0558 EMTZU                                                      (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

                              Transit Center District Plan - Initiation of Amendments to the Zoning Maps  - Staff will request the Planning Commission consider approving a Resolution of Intention to Initiate Amendments to the Zoning Maps necessary to adopt the Transit Center District Plan, including amendments to Maps ZN1, SU1, HT1, and PD01.   In addition, staff will request that the Commission schedule a public hearing on May 24, 2012 to consider approval of the proposed General Plan amendments and direct staff to conduct the necessary noticing for such hearing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKERS:     Same as Item 11 (a)

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommended amendments

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

RECUSED:       Sugaya

RESOLUTION:   18614

 

12a.      2011.0532T                                                                    (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Uses, Signs, Building Features, Floor Area Ratio, Parking, and Compliance in Specified Use Districts - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110548] amending the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing Sections 136.2, 136.3, 158, 187, 249.15, 263.2, 263.3, 602.25, 602.26, 607.3 and 607.4 and amending various other Code sections as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would (1) increase the amount of principally permitted parking spaces for dwellings in RC-4 and C-3 Districts; (2) make off-street parking requirements in the Van Ness Special Use District and RC-3 Districts consistent with those of RC-4 Districts; (3) eliminate minimum parking requirements for the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts and North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Districts; (4) allow exceptions from required parking under specified circumstances; (5) amend the restrictions on off-street parking rates and extend them to additional zoning districts, (6) revise sign, awning, canopy and marquee controls in specified zoning districts; (7) increase the permitted use size for limited corner commercial uses in RTO and RM districts, and allow reactivation of lapsed limited commercial uses in R districts; (8) revise the boundaries of and modify parking and screening requirements in the Washington-Broadway and Waterfront Special Use Districts; (9) modify controls for uses and accessory uses in Commercial and Residential-Commercial Districts; (10) permit certain exceptions from exposure and open space requirements for historic buildings; and (11) modify conformity requirements in various use districts; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2012)

NOTE: On October 20, 2011, although informational only and no action was required, the Commission continued this item to 12/15/11

NOTE: On December 15, 2011, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to 2/9/12 by a vote of (+7 -0).

NOTE: On February 9, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to 3/1/12 by a vote of (+6 -0).

NOTE: On March 1, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to 4/12/12 by a vote of (+7 -0)

 

SPEAKERS:     Tom Radulovich

ACTION:           Approved phase 2 with amendments recommended by staff and agreed on by the Commission

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

NAYES:            Sugaya

RESOLUTION:   18615

 

12b.      2011.0533Z                                                                      (A. STARR:  (415) 558-6362)        

Zoning Map Amendments – Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; Waterfront Special Use District 2 and 3; Special Districts for Sign Illumination; and Special Districts for Scenic Streets - The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance [BF 110547] introduced by Supervisor Chiu concerning Sheets SU01, SS01 and SS02 of the San Francisco Zoning Map as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would amend the San Francisco Planning Code by 1) adding blocks and lots to the Washington-Broadway Special Use District 1; 2) adding blocks to the Waterfront Special Use District 2; 3) deleting blocks and add lots to the Waterfront Special Use District 3; 4) making the boundaries of the Special District for Sign Illumination on Broadway co-extensive with the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District; 5) deleting the Van Ness Special District for Sign Illumination; and 6) adding The Embarcadero from Taylor Street to Second Street to the Special District for Scenic Streets; 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.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2012)

NOTE: On October 20, 2011, although informational only and no action was required, the Commission continued this item to 12/15/11

NOTE: On December 15, 2011, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to 2/9/12 by a vote of (+7 -0).

NOTE: On February 9, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to 3/1/12 by a vote of (+6 -0).

NOTE: On March 1, 2012, following public testimony, the Commission took action on the Embarcadero scenic sign issues and continued the remainder of the matter to 4/12/12 by a vote of (+5 -1); Commissioner Moore voted against and Commissioner Fong was recused

 

SPEAKERS:     Tom Radulovich

ACTION:           Approved per staff recommendation

AYES:             Antonini, Borden, Miguel, Moore, Sugaya, Wu

RECUSED:       Fong

RESOLUTION:   18616

 

13.        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 April 12, 2012)

 

SPEAKERS:     Jerry Wolf; Victor Marquez; Valerie Lee, Project Sponsor; Anisha, Co-owner

ACTION:           The Commission took Discretionary Review and approved with conditions

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

DRA:                0276

 

14.        2012.0135DDDDD                                                        (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

            2705 LARKIN STREET - west side between Francisco and Chestnut Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 0477 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.12.27.7441, proposing to construct a four-story-over-basement  horizontal addition at the rear of the existing four-story-over-basement, two-unit building within the RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Staff Analysis:  Abbreviated Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation:  Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

 

SPEAKERS:     Howard Ellman, Scott Seleman, Jim Stafford, Jill OrianeTarlau, Steven Gunders, Peter Fenton, Mary Murphy, Olle Lunberd

ACTION:           The Commission did not take Discretionary Review and approved

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

DRA:                0277

 

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: 6:09 PM

 

Adopted:  May 17, 2012 with corrections to the comments made by Commissioner Sugaya on page 3 to read as follows:   Last Saturday I had the privilege of being part of a program sponsored by the BART. It was a celebration of 60 years of the Japanese-American Evacuation. The San Bruno BART station is on the site of the racetrack, which was used as an assembly area for the people in the East Bay and San Francisco, where they were first assembled before they were sent to the internment camps further inland. Most of the evacuees went to Topaz, where I was born. The exhibit was of Dorothea Elaine  Lange photographs that she took at the center. Jackie Spear was a speaker, and stayed, surprisingly, for about an hour and a half, with representatives from San Bruno, Foster City, San Francisco, and others. Representative Mike Honda and Nancy Pelosi also had representatives there. It was a really great event. The exhibit is open if you are ever traveling on BART and want to go to the San Bruno Station, it is up for the month of May, which is the Asian Pacific Islander American -- whatever it is called -- heritage month. It will be up for the entire month of May in the station. The organizers are hoping that we will be able to get BART to put a permanent memorial there.

 


 

 

 

 

 
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