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September 26, 2002

September 26, 2002

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


SAN FRANCISCO
DIRECTOR OF PLANNING
And
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, September 26, 2002
1:30 PM

Gerald G. Green
Director of Planning

Lawrence B. Badiner
Zoning Administrator

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery


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 on the internet when it is carried on CityWatch Channel 26:
http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/
CityWatch Recorded Schedule: (415) 557-4293

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION


Jurisdiction
Under the jurisdiction granted to the Director of Planning of Planning and the Zoning Administrator under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Director of Planning and the Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing to consider the cases on this calendar.

Appeals
Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, any person may request a hearing by the Board of Supervisors to review the Director of Planning's Discretionary Review recommendation. Such request for review shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors within 15 days of the date the Director of Planning's recommendation was issued. The Board may uphold, modify, or overrule the Director of Planning's recommendation by a vote of six members. If no request for review by the Board is made within the 15-day period, or if the Board does not act on the matter within 45 days from the filing of the request for hearing, the Director of Planning's recommendation shall become the final decision on the Discretionary Review matter. The Director of Planning's final decision on the Discretionary Review may be appealed to the Board of Appeals within 15 days of action on the Building Permit Application by the Central Permit Bureau. Call (415) 575-6880 for more information.

Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Director of Planning's decisions on Conditional Uses may be appealed pursuant to Planning Code Section 308.1.

Under Emergency Ordinance No. 02-1418, the Zoning Administrator's decisions may be appealed under the normal procedure as set forth in the Planning Code.

Director of Planning's and Zoning Administrator's Hearing Procedures
Material submitted by the public for the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator to 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 prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to: Director of Planning Hearing Comments, 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 Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution.

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.

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, Director of Planning and Zoning Administrator's 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 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:          Director of Planning:          Gerald G. Green
          Zoning Administrator:          Lawrence B. Badiner


A.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator 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.                    2002.0401C                               (D. DiBARTOLO: (415) 558﷓6291)
531-539 MISSION STREET - south side between First and Second Streets; Lots 068 and 083 in Assessor’s Block 3721 - Request for a temporary (two year) Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 156 (h) for public parking on a surface lot in a C-3-O District and a 550-S Height and Bulk District. The project site comprises of two lots. The proposal is to demolish the vacant three-story unreinforced masonry building on Lot 083 and to install a surface parking lot on that site as well as the adjacent vacant Lot 068. The combined site would provide up to 76 parking spaces. In April 2000, the Planning Commission approved an office project at this site. The proposed parking lot would be temporary, providing authorization for this use for two years.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 19, 2002)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to October 3, 2002)
          
B.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          2.          Director's Announcements

C.          REGULAR CALENDAR

3.          2002.0745C                                         (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
450 SUTTER STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0285 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 219 (c) of the Planning Code to establish an office use of approximately 8,720 square feet, which will not provide on-site services to the general public, on the sixth floor of the 450 Sutter Medical-Dental Building within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                              (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 19, 2002)
                    
          4.          2002.0630C          (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
          1029-1033 JONES STREET - west side between California and Pine Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0252 – Request for conditional use authorization to construct a 12' 6 by 19' 6 rooftop penthouse 244-square-foot in area, containing stairs to the roof and a small interior seating area, that is above a height of 40 feet within an RM-4 (Residential, Mixed, High Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          
          5a.          2002.0221CV          (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
          372-98 HAYES STREET - northeast corner at Gough Street, with additional frontage on Ivy Street, Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 809 - Request for authorization of Conditional Use for use size to permit the expansion of a full-service restaurant ("Absinthe" Restaurant and Bar) from approximately 2,975 to approximately 3,760 gross square feet (the Planning Code requires Conditional Use authorization for any use in excess of 3,000 gross square feet). The project would add a banquet room and meeting facility for up to 50 people, and would occupy an existing vacant commercial space, with no enlargement of the existing building. The site is in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and in a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also the subject of a requested Variance from parking requirements.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)
                    
          5b.          2002.0221CV          (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
                    372-98 HAYES STREET - northeast corner at Gough Street, with additional frontage on Ivy Street, Lot 021 in Assessor’s Block 809 - Request for a Variance from the off-street parking requirements of Planning Code section 151, due to the expansion of a full-service restaurant ("Absinthe" Restaurant and Bar) from approximately 2,975 to approximately 3,760 gross square feet. The project proposes no new parking spaces where two new spaces are required. The site is in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and in a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is also the subject of a request for Conditional Use authorization.
                                        
          6.          2002.0613IC (K. SIMONSON: (415) 558-6321)
                    301 LYON STREET - northwest corner of Lyon and Fell Streets, Assessor's Block
          1207, Lot 8 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization to allow conversion of a bed and breakfast inn (known as The Victorian Inn on the Park) to a post-secondary educational institution (Westmont College), with group housing for that institution. The proposal is to change the use of a 12-room, 25-guest bed and breakfast inn to a college dormitory for up to 30 students who participate in the Westmont College San Francisco Urban Studies program, pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.2(c), and to also use the property as a post-secondary educational institution, pursuant to Section 209.3(i). The subject property has 18 rooms and approximately 6,300 square feet in floor area on three floors, over a basement. The proposed new use will not require modification of the existing building. The Westmont College program is currently located at 3016 Jackson Street. The Project Site is City Landmark No. 128, and is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
          The Planning Commission           will consider whether to hold a hearing on the Abbreviated
          Institutional Master Plan on October 10, 2002.
          
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)

          D.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

          Procedures governing Discretionary Review Hearings are as follow: Discretionary
Review Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the Discretionary Review 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.
          7.          2002.0359D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)          
4650 18TH STREET - north side, between Market and Hattie Streets; Lot 16 in Assessor's Block 2658. Discretionary Review request on Building Permit Application No. 2002.07.23.2074s, proposing to raise an existing two-unit building approximately five (5) feet in height off the ground to accommodate a new ground floor and to reconfigure the layout of the existing units. 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.

          8.          2002.0452D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
75 MIRALOMA DRIVE - southeast side, between Juanita Way and Bengal Alley, Lot 34 in Assessor's Block 2973. Discretionary Review request on Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.23.2627s, proposing to construct a new three-story-over-garage, single-family dwelling on a presently vacant parcel in an RH-1-D (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)
          
          9.          2002.0174D                               (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
1515 - 18TH AVENUE - west side between Kirkham and Lawton Streets, Lot 001E in Assessor’s Block 1864 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.12.26.5915, proposing to construct a 11’ X 12’ deck and stairs 12’ above grade at the rear of the single-family dwelling located in a 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 Building Permit Application as submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of September 12, 2002)
                              
          10.          2002.0043D          (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
                    16 MONTEZUMA STREET - south side between Coso Avenue and Shotwell Street, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 5520 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.11.15.3302 proposing to construct a new third story addition and a rear pedestrian bridge that extends from the third floor to grade in an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District within the Bernal Heights Special Use District with a 30-X Height and Bulk Designation. The bridge was subject to a Variance, which was approved on September 26, 2001.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve Building Permit Application as proposed.

          11.          2001.0551D          (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
                    1782 QUESADA AVENUE - north side between Newhall and Third Streets, Lot 027 in Assessor’s Block 5327 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.02.12.1855 proposing to construct a new two-family, two-story over garage building on a vacant lot in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify design.




          12.          2002.0366DD                               (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
879 RHODE ISLAND - east side, between 20th Street and Southern Heights – Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2001.06.27.2467 proposing to demolish the existing two-story, single-family dwelling and Discretionary Review requested by members of the public of Building Permit Application No. 2001.06.27.2466 proposing to construct a new two-family, four-story over garage building in an RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do no take Discretionary Review and approve Building Permit Applications as proposed.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 8, 2002)

          13.          2002.0726D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
          2126 STEINER STREET – east side between California and Sacramento Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 0635 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application 2002.04.25.5037, proposing to convert a residential structure which has a legal use of 3 dwelling units and 8 guest rooms into a single-family dwelling. The proposal involves major interior alterations and exterior renovation which will not increase the existing envelope of the building. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 19, 2002)

14.          2002.0718DDDDD                                (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
          594 48TH AVENUE - northeast corner of Anza Street and 48th Avenue. Assessor’s Block 1497, Lot 16M - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.20.1980, proposing the addition of a partial third story and roof deck to an existing single-family home in an RH-1 (Residential House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

15.          2002.0808D                                          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
2341-2343 JACKSON STREET - south side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 025A in Assessor’s Block 0605 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application 2002.06.14.9140, proposing to convert a three-unit apartment building to a single-family dwelling. The proposal involves minor interior alterations, and the removal of an exterior stair. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

16.          2002.0803DDDD                                         (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
281-285 EDGEWOOD AVENUE - west side, south of Belmont Avenue; Lots 042 and 043 in Assessor’s Block 2641 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 2002.03.15.1545, 2002.03.21.2036, and 2002.03.15.1545, proposing to construct a new, 27-foot tall single-family dwelling and a detached garage on a vacant lot, and to construct a second detached garage on an adjoining lot, within an RH-1(D) (Residential House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

17.          2001.1152D (T.WANG: (415) 558-6335)
2429 14TH AVENUE - west side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 004 in
Assessor's Block 2411 - Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.09.24.9024 to construct a third story vertical addition to an
existing one-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (D)(Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted

18.          2002.0811D                                                    (T.WANG: (415) 558-6335)
2319 15TH STREET - south side between Beaver and Castro Streets; Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 2613 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.18.1711 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and replace it with a new two-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 Demolition Building Permit Application as submitted.

          19.          2001.1057DDD                               (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6679
330 25TH AVENUE - east side between California and Clement Streets; Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 1409 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, and Discretionary Review requested by members of the public of Building Permit Application No. 2000.04.05.6501 proposing to demolish the existing two-story single-family dwelling and Discretionary Review requested by members of the public of Building Permit Application No. 2000.04.05.6504 proposing to construct a three-story two-unit building. The subject property is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

          20.          2000.744D            (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6679)
565 ARGUELLO BOULEVARD - west side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 1543 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application 2000.02.23.2514 proposing to demolish the existing two-story single-family dwelling (the project also proposes the new construction of a five-unit building under separate permit). The subject property is located in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
          
E.          PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Director of Planning or the Zoning Administrator for up to three minutes.

Adjournment:


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