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City and County of San Francisco

February 14, 2002

February 14, 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, February 14, 2002
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

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

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. The Central Permit Bureau may appeal commission actions after Discretionary Review to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action. 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.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, 1660 Mission St., 5th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

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

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.          2001.1083D                                                    (TAM: 558-6325)
200-202 FAIR OAKS STREET - southwest corner of Fair Oaks and 23rd Street; Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3648 - Staff-initiated Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2001/09/05/7610 to reduce the total number of legal dwelling units on the subject property, from 3 to 2 units. The property is a designated City Landmark (The Oakley Residence and Flats, Landmark No. 191) and is located in the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval
          (Proposed for Continuance to February 21, 2002)

2.          2001.1091C                                                             (SIROIS: 558-6313)
1795 – 38TH AVENUE (AKA 3126 NORIEGA STREET - west side of 38th Avenue between Noriega and Moraga Streets, Lot 016, Assessor's Block 2011 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization by Verizon Wireless to install a telecommunications facility pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.83, which includes the installation of 12 panel antennas, one GPS antenna and associated equipment cabinets in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a preference 6 location (NC-1 District) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, 1996.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Proposed for Continuance to March 7, 2002)

3.          2001.1015D                                                   (MASSEHIAN: 558-6363)
1264 FUNSTON AVENUE - east side between Irving Street and Lincoln Way, Lot 030 in Assessor’s Block 1738 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/28/2582 proposing to add a dwelling unit and construct a single-story vertical addition and a three-story rear addition to the existing two-story, single-family building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with           modifications
                    DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN                    

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          4.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5.          Director's Announcements

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

D.                     REGULAR CALENDAR

7.          Consideration of adoption amendments to the existing Planning Commission Inclusionary Housing Policies
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 7, 2002)
NOTE: On February 7, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to February 14, 2002 for final action. Public hearing will remain open on any new recommendations for approval.

8.          2000.749T                                                    (LORD: 558-6311)
Consideration of adoption recommendations for an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code to add Section 315 to 315.9 to establish requirements for all residential developments of 10 units or more to provide inclusionary affordable housing units.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 7, 2002)

9.          2001.1129T                                                                        (LORD: 558-6311)
SCHOOL SHADOWS - Consideration of adoption recommendations for an ordinance adding Section 296 to the Planning Code to review all building permit applications for new structures which will cast shade or shadow upon the site of a pubic or private elementary or secondary school.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications.

10.          2001.0927C                                                             (VELLVE: 558-6263)
1515-1541 - 19th AVENUE - west side, between Kirkham and Lawton Streets, Lot 004, Assessor’s Block 1865 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install three (3) panel antennas and related equipment as part of Sprint PCS’s wireless telecommunications network on a publicly-used structure (a telephone switching station) within a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is a Preference Location 1.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 24, 2002)
                                                                                                               
11.          2001.1151TT                                                              (ARCE: 558-5986)
YERBA BUENA CENTER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA, 220 JESSIE STREET AND 606 FOLSOM STREET - Request under Planning Code Sections 302 and 340 for determination of consistency with the General Plan and with Section 101.1 of the Planning Code of a proposal to amend the General Plan Text and related Planning Code Text that will allow the transfer of development rights from properties of historical and/or architectural significance located within the Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Project Area within underlying C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District or Districts designated by the Redevelopment Plan as C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office Special Development) Districts, the "Transfer Lots") to "Development Lots" located in C-3-O (Downtown Office) District. The proposed General Plan Text Amendment would modify the language in Key Implementing Action II of Objective 12 of the Downtown Element of the General Plan. The Text Amendment to the General Plan would amend Section 128 (c)(1) of the Planning Code, which regulates the Transfer of Development Rights in C-3 (Downtown Commercial) Districts, to allow the transfer of TDR’s described above. The Office of Environmental Review has issued a General Rule of Exclusion, Case 01.1151E, in which the adoption of findings of consistency for the proposed General Plan Text Amendment and related Planning Code Text Amendments have been determined not to result in any significant environmental impacts since the limited nature of (1) the Text Amendment itself will have no environmental effect and (2) any project proposing to use TDR’s on a Development Lot will be subject to separate CEQA review.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

12.                                                                                           (TULLY: 558-6372)
NORTH MISSION AREA CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY - Informational presentation by Planning Department staff. The North Mission Survey Area is bounded by Dolores to the west, Mission, Natoma and Capp Streets to the east, Duboce Avenue to the north and 16th Street to the south and includes portions of the following Blocks: 3532, 3533, 3534, 3535, 3544, 3545, 3546, 3547, 3548, 3553, 3554, 3555, 3556, 3557, 3567, 3568, 3569 and 3570. The North Mission Area Cultural Resource Survey, which is currently underway, is the second phase of a multi-year effort to document resources found in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco through the Planning Department’s Citywide Cultural Resource Survey Program.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required, informational presentation only.

          13          2001.0926C                                                                       (NELSON: 558-6257)
417-31ST. AVENUE (LINCOLN PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) - southwest corner of 31st Avenue and Clement Street, Lot 001, Assessor’s Block 1463 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization by Sprint PCS to install a telecommunications facility pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.83, which includes the installation of 3 panel antennas on the belfry, and associated equipment cabinets in the belfry and at the street level of an existing church in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a preference 1 location (publicly-used structure) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, 1996.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.                    

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 3:30 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 3:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          14          2001.1071D                                                   (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
51-55 VICKSBURG STREET - east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Assessor’s Block 3628 Lot 023A - Staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/1102/2416, to convert a 3 unit building to a 1 unit building (merge three dwelling units into one) in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review; approve the merger of two units and require the maintenance of the remaining unit.

          15          2001.1093D                                                   (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
881 CORBETT AVENUE - east side at Hopkins Street. Assessor’s Block 2800 Lot 010. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/0820/6472, to construct a two story vertical addition, a 14.5 foot rear addition and add a third unit to the existing 2 story 2 unit building in an RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low Density) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permit.


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:

          


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