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May 30, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, May 30, 2002
1:30 PM
Special 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.          2002.0474D          (S. SANCHEZ: 415-558-6679)
                    318 29th AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets; Lot 046 in Assessor’s Block 1405 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2000/10/13/2953 proposing to demolish the existing three level single family dwelling (the project also proposes the new construction of a two-unit building under separate permit). The subject property is located 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 demolition application.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to August 1, 2002)

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          2.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 9, 2002

          3.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          4.          Director's Announcements

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

          6.                    (L. BADINER: 415-558-6350)
                    Consideration of Adoption of Commission policy on Annual Office Limitation Program – Project Construction
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 23, 2002)

          7.                    (A. GHOSH: 415-558-6275)
                    CITY PARKING POLICY
                    Discussion of City's Parking Policy as defined in the Charter, General Plan and Planning Code.

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS 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.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

          8.          2001.1112D          (M. WOODS: 415-558-6315)
                    2141 CHESTNUT STREET - south side between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lots 20 and 21 in Assessor’s Block 490 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/1011/0487S, proposing to convert a movie theatre use, formerly Cinema 21, to a retail sales and services use for Walgreens in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
                    NOTE: On April 18, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained two motions: 1) to take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project. The motion failed to carry by a vote +3 –3. Commissioners Chinchilla, Salinas and Theoharis voted No. Commissioner Fay was absent. 2) to take Discretionary Review and Approve with staff recommendation. The motion failed to carry by a vote +3 –3. Commissioners Baltimore, Lim and Joe voted No. Commissioner Fay was absent. The matter was continued at the call of the chair to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.

          9.          2001.0947D          (T. WANG: 415-558﷓6335)
                    355 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE - south side near Huntington Drive; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 7274 ﷓ Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/08/21/6532 to construct a second floor vertical addition, at the existing one﷓story, single﷓family dwelling in an RH﷓1(D) (Residential, House, One﷓Family, Detached) 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 April 25, 2002)
NOTE: On April 25, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained two motions: 1) to take Discretionary Review and approve the project with no more than a 900 square foot addition. The motion failed to carry by a vote of +2-3. Commissioners Baltimore, Fay and Chinchilla voted No and Commissioners Joe and Lim were absent. 2) to not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted with the elimination of the double doors. The motion failed to carry by a vote of +3-2. Commissioners Salinas and Theoharis voted No and Commissioners Joe and Lim were absent. The matter was then continued to May 30, 2002 at the call of the Chair to allow the absent Commissioners to participate in the final action.

F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          10a.          2002.0314CV          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
                    4601 3RD STREET - east side between McKinnon and Newcomb Avenues, Assessor’s Block 5306, Lots 4 and 29; Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 712.11 for development of a lot of 10,000 square feet or more. The project site is 16,000 square feet. The proposal is to construct a five-story-over-basement building with 53 units of senior housing and approximately 3,100 square feet of ground floor commercial, office community space and non-profit office space. A total of 52 parking spaces would be provided within a basement level garage, replacing all existing parking on the site, in addition to providing the Code required 11 spaces. The project would additionally require a rear yard modification. The site is within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 23, 2002)

          10b.          2002.0314CV          (J. PURVIS: 415-558-6354)
                    4601 3RD STREET - east side between McKinnon and Newcomb Avenues, Assessor’s Block 5306, Lots 4 and 29 - Request for a rear yard modification for the above mixed-use project. Planning Code Section 134(a)(1) requires a rear yard of 25 percent the depth of a lot to be provided at the lowest story containing a dwelling unit, and at each succeeding story of a building. The proposed project would provide a rear yard of comparable size but within a courtyard. Section 134(e) allows for modification of the rear yard standard in certain districts subject to a hearing by the Zoning Administrator. The site is within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 23, 2002)

G.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 2:30 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 2:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 2:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          11.          2002.0209D          (M.SMITH: 415-558-6322)
                    138 28th STREET - north side of the street between Dolores and Church Streets, Lot 012A in Assessor's Block 6600, Pursuant to Resolution 16078, a staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/09/26/9303, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition and merge four dwelling units into two dwelling units in a two-story over garage, four-unit building 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 merger but allow the vertical addition
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 9, 2002)

          12.          2002.0523D          (M. SMITH: 415-558-6322)
                    615 GENNESSEE STREET - west side of the street between Mangels and Melrose Avenues, Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 3066, Staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/07/31/4899, proposing to demolish the existing two-story over basement single-family dwelling. The applicant has also submitted an application to construct a two-story over garage replacement single-family dwelling that is not subject to the discretionary review. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

          13.          2002.0496D          (K. McGEE: 415-558-6367)
                    148 HAMILTON STREET - on the west side, between Silliman and Felton Streets, Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 5931, Staff initiated request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.10.03.9899, proposing to demolish the existing one story over garage dwelling unit and to replace it with a new one story over garage dwelling unit. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential House, Single-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

          14.          2001.1127DD          (J. VOLLMANN: (415) 558-6612)
                    1738 LAKE STREET - north side between 18th and 19th Avenues, Lot 008 in Assessor’s Block 1340 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002/0509/6231 proposing a three-story addition at the rear and the remodelling of portions of the existing two-story over garage single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Although the project was originally filed under Demolition and New Construction Building Permit Applications, these were recently withdrawn and replaced by the current Alteration Building Permit Application.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.

          15a.          2000.702DD          (P. VOLLMAN: 415-558-6405)
                    2 WALL PLACE - east side, an alley north of Jackson Street between Hyde and
                    Leavenworth Streets; Lot 013B in Assessor’s Block 0184 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application 9918616 to demolish a one story over basement structure containing two legal units of record. The subject property is located in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposed replacement building is also the subject of a Request for Discretionary Review.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

          15b.           2000.702DD          (P. VOLLMAN: 415-558-6405)
                    2 WALL PLACE - Lot 013B in Assessor’s Block 0184 - Request for Discretionary Review of Permit Application 9918617 to construct a new three-story over garage building, which would contain three dwelling units of approximately 1,500 square feet each, with three off-street parking spaces. The subject property is located in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposed demolition is also the subject of a Request for Discretionary Review.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          16.          2002.0472D          (T. TAM: 415-558-6325)
                    40 & 42 ORD STREET- west side between Saturn and Vulcan Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor’s Block 2626. Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2001/09/20/8804 to demolish an existing two-unit building. The subject property is located 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 demolition.


          17.          2002.0508D                    (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
                    4031 19TH STREET - south side between Hartford and Noe Streets, Lot 87 in Assessor’s Block 3602. Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2002/05/17/6856 to construct a new two-car garage at the front of the property. The subject property is located 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 plans as submitted.

          18.          2002.0525D          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    61 COOK STREET - west side between Geary Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 1066. Staff-initiated request for discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/1109/5333 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling. A new two-unit, two-story over garage building is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove.

          19.          2002.0526D          (G. CABREROS: 415-558-6169)
                    179 16TH AVENUE - west side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 1376. Staff-initiated request for discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/1002/9789 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling. A new two-unit, three-story building is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located 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 demolition as submitted.
                    
          20.          2002.0494D          (V. MASSEHIAN: 415-558-6363)
                    24 BLAKE STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Euclid Avenue, Lot 015 in Assessor’s Block 1068. Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/22/9783, proposing to demolish a building containing two dwelling units (one unit installed without permit). A new two-unit, three-story over garage building is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located 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 demolition as submitted.

          21.          2002.0473D          (S. SANCHEZ: 415-558-6679)
                    535 33rd AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 1511 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001/04/12/6705 proposing to demolish the existing two level single family dwelling (the project also proposes the new construction of a two-unit building under separate permit). The subject property is located 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 proposed.




          22.          2002.0799D          (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)
                    1 GRANDVIEW AVENUE - north side of Grand View Avenue between Grandview Terrace and Stanton Street at Market Street, Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 2715. Staff-initiated request for discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/28/2620 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling. A new three-story, single-family dwelling is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located 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 demolition.

          23.          2002.0530D          (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)
                    114 OXFORD STREET - west side of Oxford Street between Silliman and Pioche Streets , Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 5909. Staff-initiated request for discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/30/0240 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling. A new two-story, single-family dwelling is proposed to be constructed at the subject property under a separate Building Permit Application. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

H.          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. 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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