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City and County of San Francisco
March 21, 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, March 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.          2002.0067D          (V. MASSEHIAN: 415-558-6363)
                    650A 45TH AVENUE - east side between Balboa Street and Anza Street, Lot 030A in Assessor’s Block 1587 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/12/06/4728 proposing to build a two-story addition to the existing one-story, single-family dwelling in an 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 submitted.
                    DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN

          2a.          2001.0190D          (M. WOODS: 415- 558-6315)
                    2548 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 634 - Request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002/0214/9237, which supersedes withdrawn Demolition Permit Application No. 2001/0103/9061, proposing to demolish the existing one-story garage at the rear of the lot, facing Perine Place, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A Variance to modify rear yard requirements was granted for the rebuilding of the garage and the construction of the new dwelling unit under Case No. 96.319V.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to May 2, 2002)

          2b.          2001.0191D          (M. WOODS: 415- 558-6315)
                    2548 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 634 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/0408/6762S proposing to (a) demolish and rebuild the rear portion (approximately two-thirds) of the existing two-story building, containing two dwelling units, at the front of the lot, facing California Street; (b) add a newly excavated ground level; (c) move the existing building forward by approximately 8 feet, and raise the building approximately 2 feet in order to establish a ground floor at grade level; and (d) add a partial fourth floor, in the Upper Fillmore Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed alterations were previously approved by the City Planning Commission under Motion No. 14442 for Case No. 96.319C.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to May 2, 2002)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          3.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of March 7, 2002.

          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

          7.          2002.0132I          (P. VOLLMANN: 415-558-6405)
                    415 JACKSON STREET (a.k.a. 407 JACKSON STREET) - south side between Sansome and Montgomery Streets - Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 0196. Request for notification to the Planning Commission from the Zoning Administrator pursuant to Planning Code Section 304.5, regarding an abbreviated institutional master plan for an 8,500 square foot post-secondary advertising school (Miami Ad School) occupying the existing basement. The site is located in a C-2 Zone, a 65-A height and bulk district, and the Washington-Broadway-1 Special Use District. The Commission may or may not opt to hold a future public hearing, for the receipt of public testimony only.

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have 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 must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          8.          2002.0113L          (A. LIGHT: 415-558-6254)
                              1-33 COLUMBUS AVENUE (A.K.A. 612-624 WASHINGTON STREET) - Drexler Building/Colombo Building, northwest corner of Columbus Avenue and Washington Street. Assessor’s Block 195, Lot 4. Request for Planning Commission approval on the proposed landmark designation, which was initiated by the Board of Supervisors on January 28, 2002. The two-story, concrete and marble, classical revival, retail and office building was constructed in 1913. The subject property is zoned CCB (Chinatown Community Business) District and is in a 65-D/2 Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          9.          2001.0015Z          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    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 January 17, 2002)

          10.          2001.1169C          (G.NELSON: 415-558-6257)
                    1101-1123 FILLMORE STREET - at the northwest corner of Fillmore Street and Golden Gate Avenue; Lot 002 in Assessor’s Block 0755 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to mount a total of three panel antennas on the roof of a 49-foot tall, five-story apartment building, within a Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial (NC-3) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The project site is a Preferred Location Preference 2 per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, as it is a co-location site. The project site is currently occupied by a Sprint PCS installation. The proposed site would be operated as part of MetroPCS’ wireless telecommunications network.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

          11.          2002.0068C          (D. DIBARTOLO: 415-558-6291)
                    965 SUTTER STREET - between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 0300 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of six panel antennas at the roof, and associated equipment cabinets within the basement, of the 80-foot tall mixed-use structure. Each panel antenna would measure approximately 52 inches high by 6 inches wide by 2 inches deep, and would be mounted on the existing 98" tall penthouse and will be painted to match its color. Two antennas each would be mounted on the east, west and south faces of the existing rooftop penthouse, not extending above the height of the penthouse. The associated equipment cabinets would be located within the basement and a small accessory antenna for the reception of GPS data would be mounted on the roof, all as part of the Metro PCS wireless network. The site is a Preference 5 location under the WTS Guidelines.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: approval with conditions

          12a.          1999.813CD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    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 9 dwelling units and 9 parking spaces 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.

          12b.          1999.813ECD          (D. SIDER: 415-558-6697)
                    131 MISSOURI STREET - east side between 17th and Mariposa Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 3985 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to demolish a 3,000 square foot existing industrial building and construct a new building containing 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.

          13a.          2000.1164CD          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
                    1880 MISSION STREET - west side between 14th and 15th Streets; Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 in Assessor's Block 3547 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 215, 271 and 304, and Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) exceeding bulk limits, and to allow construction of up to 183 dwelling units, 26,000 square feet of commercial space and up to 176 independently accessible off-street parking spaces. Exceptions are requested from rear yard, dwelling unit exposure and parking requirements of the Planning Code and to provide less than 25% of the dwelling as affordable. The site is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, a 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk District and is subject to the Mission District Interim Controls.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          13b.          2000.1164CD          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
                    1880 MISSION STREET - west side between 14th and 15th Streets; Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 in Assessor’s Block 3547 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a proposal to demolish two light industrial buildings and construct a mixed-use Planned Unit Development. Mission District Interim Controls (Board of Supervisor’s Resolution No. 518-01) require Discretionary Review for all land use changes in the subject area. The property is within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, and a 50-X and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D.R. and approve the project as proposed.

          14.                    (J. BILLOVITS: 415-558-6390)
                    MARKET AND OCTAVIA BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN - Informational Presentation.

F.          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.

          15.          2001.0908DDDDDDD          (F. JONES: 415-558-6477)
                    166-168 YERBA BUENA AVENUE - west side between Maywood Drive and Santa Paula Avenue, Lot 036 and Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 3078 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001/07/24/4359 and 2001/07/24/4356, proposing for each permit the new construction of a two-story, single-family dwelling on two adjacent interior vacant lots in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve as revised.
          
          16.          2001.527D          (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    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 modify the Project.

          17.          2001.1175DDD          (M. SMITH: 415-558-6422)
                    630 28TH AVENUE - north side of the street between Douglass and Diamond Streets, Lot 004A in Assessors Block 6605, request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/10/31/2129, proposing to construct a three-story rear horizontal addition on an existing two-story single-family house, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify the Project.


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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