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City and County of San Francisco

January 17, 2002

January 17, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, January 17, 2002
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis
Vice President: William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;
Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.

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.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH 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 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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, 1660 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94103-2414. Comments received by 11:00 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.

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.

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.

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 72 hours prior to a hearing. 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 Donna Hall, 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 Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us.

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.ci.sf.ca.us/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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:          Commission President:          Anita Theoharis
          Commission Vice-President:          William W. Fay
Commissioners:          Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;
                    Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.

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.          2001.0671E          (CHAN: 558-5982)
222 VALENCIA STREET – Assessor's block 3533, Lot 4. Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project includes the construction of nine residential units, approximately 400 square feet (sq.ft.) of ground floor commercial space, and nine off-street parking spaces within a new five-story structure. The site is a fenced private parking lot for approximately 13 cars. A 780-square-foot warehouse is on this 4,590-sqare-foot site. The new building would be approximately 50 feet in height. Vehicular access to the site would be from Valencia Street. The project site is within the Board of Supervisors adopted Mission District Interim Controls. Under the controls, any change of use would require a Discretionary Review (DR) and all market rate housing that does not provide at least 25% affordable units on site would require a Conditional Use (CU) authorization. Therefore, the project requires a DR and a CU. The project site is also within the study area of the proposed Upper Market Better Neighborhood 2002 Program. The project site is located within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) zoning district and within a 50-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration
(Proposed for Continuance to February 7, 2002)

          2.          2001.0509D          (CABREROS: 558-6169)
                    3016 PIERCE STREET - east side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 0514 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/02/5739, proposing to merge an existing two-unit building into a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the application
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 1, 2001)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 28, 2002)

3.          2001.0782D                                                              (VELLVE: 558-6263)
3973A – 17TH STREET - south side between Castro and Hartford Streets. Assessor’s Block 3582 Lot 077 - Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/07/05/3023 for a dwelling unit merger from 6 to 5 units for a legal six-family dwelling in a RH-3, Residential House, Three Family, district and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the application.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 13, 2001)
                    DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.           Proposed adoption of Planning Commission hearing schedule for 2002

5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the City Planning Commission, the President and Vice President of the Commission shall be elected at the first Regular Meeting of the Commission held on or after the 15th day of January of each year, or at a subsequent meeting, the date which shall be fixed by the commission at the first Regular Meeting on or after the 15th day of January each year.

          6.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

7.          Director's Announcements

          8.          Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR
                    
9.          2002.0037U                                                   (LIGHT: 558-6254)
200 CALIFORNIA STREET (a.k.a. 201 FRONT STREET) - at the northwest corner of Front and California Streets, Lot 006, in Assessor’s Block 0237 - Applicant’s appeal of the Planning Director’s disapproval of sign permit No. 2001/11/03/2089 under Planning Code Section 1111.7(6) for a General Advertising sign on a Category V building in the Front-California Street Conservation District. The lot is located in a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 75-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Director’s disapproval.

          10.          2001.0015Z                                                                        (WOODS: 558-6315)
                    1052 OAK STREET - north side between Divisadero and Scott Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 1216 - Request for reclassification of a portion (approximately 3,136 square feet) of Lot 5 (a part of the Touchless Car Wash site) from NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District to RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District. Currently, the entire lot area, approximately 4,199 square feet, of Lot 5 is zoned NC-2. This reclassification is to allow the construction of three new residential units in accordance with Planning Commission Motion No. 16036 relating to a conditional use authorization approved on November 16, 2000 to expand the car wash.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption of the Draft Resolution for Reclassification.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 6, 2001)

11.          2001.1059C                                                             (McGEE: 558-6367)
2601 MISSION STREET - at the southeast corner of 22nd Street and Mission Street, Lot 069, in Assessor’s Block 3637 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to: (1) install a total of six panel antennae, one GPS antenna, and associated equipment cabinets, as part of a wireless communication network for Metro PCS, per Sections 712.83/790.80 of the Planning Code; and to: (2) add a use to a lot along Mission Street on a site that is larger than 40,000 square feet, per Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 518-01 (the Mission District Interim Controls), within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District, a 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk District, and Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict. The project is Preference 2, a Co-Location Site on which other WTS facilities currently exist, under the WTS Facilities Siting Guidelines.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

12.          2000.520C                                                                        (MARTIN: 558-6616)
2601 MISSION STREET - at the southeast corner of 22nd Street and Mission Street, Lot 069, in Assessor’s Block 3637 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to: (1) install a total of twelve panel antennae, two GPS antennae, and associated equipment cabinets, as part of a wireless communication network for Nextel Communications, per Sections 712.83/790.80 of the Planning Code; and to: (2) add a use to a lot along Mission Street on a site that is larger than 40,000 square feet, per Board of Supervisor’s Resolution 518-01 (the Mission District Interim Controls), within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District, a 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk District, and Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict. The project is Preference 2, a Co-Location Site on which other WTS facilities currently exist, under the WTS Facilities Siting Guidelines.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

13.          2001.1114C            (P.VOLLMAN: 558-6405)
2222 POLK STREET - east side between Vallejo and Green Streets, Assessor’s Block 0549, Lot 015 - Request under Planning Code Section 723.45 for Conditional Use Approval for a Liquor Store within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to add a type 20 ABC license for beer and wine sales to an existing retail grocery store known as "Polk and Green Produce." There will be no expansion of or other changes to the existing store.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

14.          2001.0969D                                                   (P.VOLLMAN: 558-6405)
224 FILBERT STREET - north side between Napier Lane and Darrell Place, Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 0085 - Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application number 2001/06/01/0508, for a Dwelling Unit Merger per Commission Resolution No. 16078. The proposal is to legalize construction done to merge the two unit building into a single-family house, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit as submitted and require the applicant to submit a new building permit to return the structure to two dwelling units.
          
15.          2001.1054D                                                              (P.VOLLMAN: 558-6405)
260 CHESTNUT STREET - north side between Kearny and Grant Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 0055 - Discretionary Review request of Building Permit Application number 2001/07/13/3612, proposing to add a 24-foot rear addition to the existing three story single family house, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three Family District), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit as revised.

16.          2001.0817DD                                                              (TAM: 558-1235)
1376-24TH AVENUE - east side of 24th Avenue, between Judah and Irving Streets; Lot 26 in Assessor’s Block 1778 - Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2000/06/06/1858s to construct a vertical addition (third story) and a rear horizontal extension in the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.


          17.          2001.527D                                                             (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
115 ELLINGTON AVENUE - southeast side between Mt Vernon and Ottawa Avenues. Assessor’s Block 7043 Lot 003F - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2000/12/18/8198 proposing a one story vertical addition and a 12 foot horizontal addition at the rear of a single family dwelling in an RH-1, (Residential House, One Family) district and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the permit with modifications.
                    
F.          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:

          The Planning Department
          City and County of
          San Francisco
          1660 Mission Street, Suite 500
          San Francisco, CA 94103-2414






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