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City and County of San Francisco
April 04, 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, April 4, 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.          2001.0535E                                                    (B.WYCKO: (415) 558-5972)
724-730 VAN NESS AVENUE - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed project involves the demolition of two existing one-story buildings at 724-730 Van Ness Avenue and 650-660 Turk Street, and the construction of a new building consisting of an approximately 130-foot tall, 14-story tower fronting on Van Ness Avenue and a 67-foot tall, 7-story tower fronting on Turk Street above a two-level subsurface parking garage and ground floor retail space, accessory office and recreation/laundry room. The project site is located on Lots 4 and 8 in Assessor's Block 742. The vacant 724 Van Ness Avenue building was formerly occupied by about 4,500 square feet of retail space. At 730 Van Ness Avenue, there currently exists about 1,500 square feet of restaurant space. The existing structure at 650-660 Turk contains 9,750 square feet and is currently occupied by an auto repair business at street level and an auto glass repair shop at the mezzanine level. The new building would consist of about 134 dwelling units on floor levels 2 through 14 with lobby access from Van Ness Avenue, 45 independently-accessible parking spaces for the dwelling units on two parking levels with vehicular access from Turk Street, and ground floor space allocated to an approximately 1,530 square foot community/laundry room, about 830 square feet of office space accessory to the residential complex, and about 2,200 square feet of retail space. Both project site lots are within a RC-4 District (Residential-Commercial Combined District, High-Density District) and the Van Ness Avenue Special Use District (SUD) as well as a 130-V Height and Bulk District. The project would require Conditional Use authorization for new construction over 40 feet in height. The project sponsor would also need to seek Variances regarding off-street parking and loading requirements and for the height of of the mechanical penthouse on the tower which fronts Van Ness Avenue.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)
(Proposed for continuance to May 23, 2002)

2a.          2001.1027CR                                                   (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for a finding of Conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code, to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the City-owned Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A General Plan Referral is required for any ordinances or resolutions concerning a change of use of any public property, building, or structure. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of Conformity with the General Plan
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 14, 2002)
          (Proposed for Continuance to April 11, 2002)

2b.                    2001.1027CR                                                             (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
3224-3252 PIERCE STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets; Lots 009,010,011,012 and 013 in Assessor’s Block 0490 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to mount a total of six panel antennas on an existing light pole and related equipment cabinets on an interior wall of the Marina District Off-Street Parking Facility as part of a wireless telecommunication network, in general conformity with the plans filed with the Application, within an NC-2 (small scale neighborhood commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Because the parking facility is the property of the City and County of San Francisco, the application also requires a finding of conformity with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter, and Sections 2A.52 and 2A.53 of the Administrative Code. Per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is a public facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 14, 2002)
(Proposed for Continuance to April 11, 2002)

          3.          2001.1098H (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)
                    216 STOCKTON STREET - east side between Geary and Post Streets, Assessor's Block 309, Lot 13. A three story, black granite-clad Art Moderne-style Category IV Building in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, zoned in a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District and is in a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. Request for Permit to Alter under Article 11 of the Planning Code to allow exterior alterations to the façade above the ground floor.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
          (Proposed for Continuance to April 11, 2002)

4.          2000.1183DDD (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)
                    1725 LAKE STREET - south side between 18th and 19th Avenues, Lot 035 in Assessor’s
                    Block 1378 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/07/03/4299’S’ proposing to add two floors, an extension to the rear and additions to both sides and the front of an existing single-family house in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 24, 2002)
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
                    
          5.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6.          Director's Announcements

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

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON MATTERS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED
At this time, members of the public may 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. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.
          
D.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
                    
8.          2001.1130DD                                                   (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    147 6TH AVENUE - west side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 1366 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001/0713/3641 and 2001/0713/3642 proposing to demolish the existing two-story over garage, single-family home and to construct a three-story over garage, two-unit building 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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 14, 2002)
                    NOTE: On March 14, 2002, following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve the project. The motion failed to carry by vote of +3 –3, with Commissioners Lim, Salinas and Joe voting no. Commissioner Chinchilla was absent. The matter was continued to April 4, 2002, at the call of the chair to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.
NOTE: On March 26, 2002, one of the Discretionary Review Requestors, Beth Tenny, a tenant at the subject property, withdrew her request for discretionary review. A letter requesting her withdrawal has been provided to the Commission Secretary. Because there were two discretionary review requestors, the matter is still before the Commission for final action.
                    
          9a.          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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)
                    NOTE: On March 21, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained two motions on this matter: 1) a motion to approve staff recommendations. The motion failed to carry with a +3 –4 vote with Commissioners Lim, Baltimore, Salinas and Chinchilla voting no. 2) A motion of intent to disapprove. This motion was approved by a +4 –3 vote with Commissioners Fay, Joe and Theoharis voting no. The matter was continued to April 4, 2002 for final action.

          9b.          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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)
                    NOTE: On March 21, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion of intent to take discretionary review and disapprove. This motion was approved by a +4 –3 vote with Commissioners Fay, Joe and Theoharis voting no. The matter was continued to April 4, 2002 for final action.
          
E.          REGULAR CALENDAR

10.          2001.0015Z                                                             (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    1052 OAK STREET (AKA 444 DIVISADERO AND 1060-62 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 March 21, 2002)

11.          2002.0060C                                                             (V. RYAN: (415) 558-6812)
2325 UNION STREET - southwest corner of Union and Steiner Streets, Lot 22 in Assessor’s Block 538 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 209.3(f) to provide child-care for 13 or more children. The proposal is to provide a child-care facility for up to 20 children in the Parish Hall of Saint Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church, which currently provides child-care for 12 children. The property is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

12.                     (D. ALUMBAUGH: 415-558-6601/J. RUBIN: 415-558-6310)
CENTRAL WATERFRONT BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLAN - Informational Presentation.

13a          001.1140CDV                                                    (K. McGEE: (415) 558.6367)
1079 YORK STREET between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 25 in Assessor’s Block 4152 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to legalize one market-rate dwelling unit that does not provide 25% affordability pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01, the Mission District Interim Controls. The property is located in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the project as proposed.

13b.          2001.1140CDV                                                               (K. McGEE: (415) 558.6367)
1079 YORK STREET - between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 25, Assessor’s Block 4152 - Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01, the Mission District Interim Controls, requires a Discretionary Review hearing for any change of use, whether or not it is considered a change of use under the Building Code. The project proposes to legalize a second dwelling unit on the property. The property is in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

13b.          2001.1140CDV                                                    (K. McGEE: (415) 558.6367)
1079 YORK STREET - between 22nd and 23rd Streets; Lot 25, Assessor’s Block 4152 - A variance is requested to provide a second parking space (in tandem arrangement) for the second unit, in accordance with Planning Code Section 151. The property is in a RH-2 Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.



14.                    2002.0182C                                                             (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)
141 MASON STREET - , west side between Ellis and Eddy Streets; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 0331: -- Request for temporary conditional use authorization to expand an existing parking area within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 130-F Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story building containing two adult entertainment establishments and expand an existing surface parking lot from 15 spaces to 27 spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

15.          2002.0111C                                         (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
400 CASTRO STREET - (south west corner of Market and Castro Streets), Assessor's Block 2647, Lot 035 - Request under Planning Code Section 715.21 for Conditional Use Approval for a Retail Store with a floor area exceeding 1,999 square feet, to develop a 2,900 square foot clothing store (Diesel USA). This project lies within the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 65-B Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:00 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 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          16.          2001.527D          (R. CRAWFORD: 415-558-6358)
                    155 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.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 21, 2002)
                              
17.          2002. 0208D                                                   (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
455 AND 457 BUENA VISTA EAST AVENUE - south side of the street between Park Hill and Upper Terrace, Lot 060 in Assessor's Block 2607, staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2001/12/10/4894, 2001/12/10/4896, and 2001/12/10/4898, proposing to demolish two residential buildings on one lot that contain a total of three dwelling units and constructing one three-story over basement, three-unit residential building, located in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
NOTE: On October 12, 2001 the Commission denied without prejudice a similar proposal for this property in case 2000.581C. The current proposal is being brought to the Commission as a Staff Initiated Discretionary Review because it involves similar issues.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Building Permits



          18.          2001.1073DD                                                             (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
268 CHENERY STREET - northwest side of the street between Fairmount and Miguel Streets, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 6685 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/08/10/5766, proposing to construct a two-story rear horizontal addition on a duplex building, located in a 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 Building Permit
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 28, 2002)

          19.          2002.0016D                                                    (J. VOLLMANN: (415) 558-6612)
2067-2069 GREEN STREET - south side between Buchanan and Webster Streets, Lot 023 in Assessor’s Block 0556. Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/0810/5771 to convert an existing 4-unit building into two dwelling units. The proposal involves interior work to remove two kitchens. The property is located within 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 as proposed.

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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