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February 21, 2002

February 21, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION




Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, February 21, 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. 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.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.          2001.0062E                                                              (CHAN: 558-5982)
                    491 BAYSHORE BOULEVARD - Assessor's Block 5598, Lots 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 21, and 28. Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would demolish the vacant buildings, totaling 107,372 square feet (sq.ft.) and construct a home improvement store (Home Depot). The main store would be two stories, approximately 129,581 sq.ft. with a 10,088-sq.-ft. enclosed green house. The proposed project also includes an 8,550-sq.-ft. outdoor-garden center. The total project size would be approximately 148,219 sq.ft. The building would be approximately 40 feet in height. A parking garage consisting of three-levels of parking totaling 550 parking spaces would also be constructed on this 5.73-acre site. Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Bayshore Blvd., where Cortland Ave. dead-ends into Bayshore Blvd. The site is within the Planning Commission's adopted Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) and is located in a M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district and within a 65-J height and bulk district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 24, 2002)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to February 28, 2002)

          2a.          1999.813ECD                                          (SIDER: 558-6697)
131 MISSOURI STREET - east side between 17th and Mariposa Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 3985 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a) in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District. The proposal is to demolish an existing industrial building and construct a three and four-story building containing approximately 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level and 9 dwelling units on upper levels. 9 parking spaces would be provided in a ground level garage. The property is within an M-1 Zoning District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 21, 2002)

          2b.          1999.813ECD                                          (SIDER: 558-6697)
131 MISSOURI STREET - east side between 17th and Mariposa Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 3985 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal demolish a 3,000 square foot existing industrial building and construct a new building containing approximately 3,000 square feet of commercial space and 9 dwelling units. Planning Commission IPZ Policy (Resolution Number 16202) discourages the development of housing within an IPZ. The property is within an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, an IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone), and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D.R. and approve the project as proposed.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 21, 2002)
3.          2001.1168D                                                             (SMITH: 558-6322)
138 WHITNEY STREET - west side of the street between Fairmount and Randall Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 6664 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/12/19/8292, proposing to enlarge the existing detached garage to accommodate two cars and construct a two-story addition located partially on the roof of the garage, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove the Project
                    (Proposed for Continuance to April 25, 2002)

4.          1999.598D                                                             (CHIN: 575-6897)
135 JORDAN AVENUE - west side of the street between Geary Blvd. and Euclid Street, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 1062 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9905431, proposing to add a new story and approximately 75 square feet to the basement and second floor at the rear side of the building on a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (D) (Residential, Detached, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 7, 2002)
          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          5.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of February 7, 2002.

          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.          2001.1173C                                                                        (LI: 558-6396)
637-639 VALLEJO STREET - southeast corner at Stockton Street; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 0146 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a full-service restaurant of approximately 1,700 square feet within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to allow Caffé Sempione to occupy a vacant commercial space previously occupied by another full-service restaurant (Kamal Palace). There will be no physical expansion of the existing building.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    
10.          2001.0954C                                                   (J.VOLLMANN: 558-6612)
420 - 29TH AVENUE - east side between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 1460 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(f) to provide a child-care facility for 13 or more children. The project proposes to provide child-care for up to 24 children within St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which currently provides child-care for 12 children. The project site is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

11.          2001.1129T                                                    (LORD: 558-6311)
SCHOOL SHADOWS - Consideration of adoption of 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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 14, 2002)

12.                                                                       (GHOSH: 558-6275)
          Consideration of adoption of amendments to the existing Planning Commission Inclusionary Housing Policies
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 14, 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.

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.

13.          2001.1013D                                                   (JONES 558-6477)
451 OAK PARK DRIVE - west side of Oak Park Drive between Devonshire Way and Christopher Drive , Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 2677 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/07/26/4641, proposing to construct a third story vertical addition to the existing two story, single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (D) (Residential, Detached, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve          the building permit as submitted

14.          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
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 14, 2002)

15.          2001.1102D                                          (TAM: 558-6325)
1323 - 41ST AVENUE - between Irving Street and Lincoln Way, Lot 3 in Assessor’s Block 1796 - Staff-initiated Discretionary Review request for Building Permit No. 2001/01/24/0455 and 2001/01/24/0457 to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling and construct a new four-story, two-family dwelling. The property is located in the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with staff 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:

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