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October 03, 2002

October 03, 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, October 3, 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 SFGTV-Channel 26:
http://www.sfgov.org
SFGTV 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 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.          2002.0851D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    52 CERVANTES BOULEVARD - north side between Fillmore and Beach Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 0443A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.25.9981 proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition to the rear of an existing single-family residence 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 as submitted.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to October 24, 2002)

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

2.          Director's Announcements

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

          4.           Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of Planning Director and Zoning Administrator's Meetings of September 12 and 17, 2002

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          5.          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)
NOTE: On September 26, 2002, following public testimony, the Director of Planning closed the public hearing and continued the matter to October 3, 2002 with instructions to the project sponsor. They are to express their commitment to carry forward their proposed recommendations based on yet to be submitted plans; submit the plans; have your engineers assemble all the recommendations in one form--there are [currently] three or four reports with the recommendations spread throughout. The recommendations should deal with making sure the design is appropriate of the structure and retaining walls; make sure the grading is carried out properly--both during and after construction; explain what steps are going to be taken to protect the topography afterwards. Submit this to the Department separately and as amendments to the building plan. Also, submit a complete formal and professional profile that shows the entire condition including the DR requestor's property. This should be presented to the DR requestor as well as here (at next hearing). The public hearing may be re-opened to allow testimony on any new information presented.

          6.          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 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 lots would provide up to 66 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 26, 2002)

          7.          2002.0155C          (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)
                    1221 OAKDALE AVENUE - south side between Ingalls and Griffith; Lot 11 in Assessor's Block 4733 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to construct an addition to a church in an RH-1 (Residential House - One Family) Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District, per Planning Code Section 209.4(j).The proposal is to renovate the existing church and to construct a new addition to include a fellowship hall, offices, restrooms and chapel/meeting rooms and to construct an auxiliary structure to provide temporary housing.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)
          
          8.          2002.0440C          (D. SIDER: (415) 558﷓6697)
          77-79 SHOTWELL STREET - east side, between 14th and 15th Streets; Lot 066 in           Assessor’s Block 3549 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow [1] the construction of three dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a) and [2] the creation of housing outside a Residential District not providing at least 25 percent of the total number of units as affordable units, pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 500-02 (Amended Mission District Interim Controls) in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone, the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 22, 2002)

E.          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.
          
          9.          2002.0962D          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
641 & 649 ARKANSAS STREET - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets, Lots 034 and 035 in Assessor’s Block 4099 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications 2001.09.24.9059 and 2001.09.24.9060 for two adjacent lots, each containing an existing single-family dwelling. Under proposed conditions, the dwelling on each lot would be demolished and, under separate permit, replaced with a new single-family dwelling. The property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required under Planning Commission policy for projects proposing the demolition of housing.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition applications.

          10.          2002.0725DD          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
1170-1180 GREEN STREET - north side between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets, Lot 012 in Assessor’s Block 0122 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 9925728S proposing to add a new fourth floor and penthouse to an existing three-story, six-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project also includes five new parking spaces in the ground floor, four of which are accessed from Green Street, and one which is accessed from Delgado Place.
Preliminary recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

          11.          2002.0704DD          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
1968 11TH AVENUE - east side between Pacheco and Ortega Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 2124A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.02.06.8623 proposing to construct a three-story rear addition to the existing three-story home 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 proposal as modified.

          12.          2002.0720D          (K. SIMONSON: 415-558-6321)
531 28TH AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 5 in Assessor's Block 1516 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001.11.03.2426, to add a second unit to the single-family building, add a floor to the existing 3-story structure, and convert the ground floor to a two-car garage. The subject property is in an RM-1 (Mixed Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

          13.          2002.0893DD          (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
231 ORTEGA STREET - south side between 9th and 10th Avenues. Assessor’s Block 2125 Lot 001F - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002 0610 8552 to demolish a existing single family house and a request for Discretionary Review Building Permit Application No. 2002 0610 8558 and to construct a new single family house, in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the demolition and building permits.

F.          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:

NOTICE: HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN The Department has released the draft Housing Element of the General Plan for public review. In addition to the Data and Needs Analysis which was presented before the Commission last year, the draft Housing Element contains the proposed set of General Plan housing objectives and policies that provide the framework for addressing the City's need to house current and future residents. Implementation programs to be carried out by City agencies accompany each policy. Copies of the draft Housing Element are available at the Department's office, and on its web site http://www.sfgov.org/planning/houseup.htm ).

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:45 PM