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May 10, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 10, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President: William W. Fay

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

 

 

 

Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422

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, 5th Floor, 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 42 Downtown Loop, 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. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403 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.ci.sf.ca.us/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: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice-President: William W. Fay

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

 

A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

 

1. 2000.1058E (DEAN: 558-5980)

1598 DOLORES STREET - located at the northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Assessor's Block 6618; Lots 7, 9, 38. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. The proposed construction consists of two, four-story residential buildings with a total of 13 units (two of which would be affordable units) and demolition of an existing two-story mortuary building. The project would provide 13 off-street parking spaces. The proposed project site is 10,500 sq. ft. and is located in the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District. The project would require Conditional-Use Authorization by the City Planning Commission.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Negative Declaration

(Proposed for continuance to May 24, 2001)

 

2. 2000.1058C (TAM: 558-6325)

1598 DOLORES STREET(Reilly’s Funeral Home), northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Lots 7, 9, and 38 in Assessors Block 6618. Request for Conditional Use to demolish the existing one and two-story mortuary building and construct two (2) new four-story, residential buildings with a total of 13 dwelling units (two of which would be affordable units) and 13 parking spaces on lots totaling approximately 10,500 square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Proposed for continuance to May 24, 2001)

 

3. 2001.0005C (SIDER: 558-6697)

224 MISSISSIPPI STREET - west side between Mariposa and 18th Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 4001. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the continuation of a nonconforming light industrial use, doing business as Graphisoft pursuant to Planning Code Section 185(e), in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal is to allow the continued occupancy of the ground floor of the subject property by a light industrial use for 20 years. No physical changes are to be made to the structure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2001)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4. Commission Matters

 

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

 

5. Director's Announcements

 

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

 

7. (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS 2002 – Informational presentation regarding Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan.

 

 

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

 

8. 1999.423E (COOPER: 558-5974)

639-699 – 2ND STREET - on the northeast corner of Townsend and Second Streets, Assessors Block 3789, Lots 4 and 5. Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The proposed project would include the conversion of the existing two-story-over-basement building at 699 Second Street, which has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributory element to the South End Historic District, from its industrial/warehouse designation, to office and retail/restaurant use, and construction of a three-story addition with two levels of underground parking. The resulting building would contain about 49,950 square feet of office space, about 6,550 square feet of retail/restaurant space and about 100 off-street parking spaces. On the adjacent parcel to the north with an existing surface parking lot, at 639 Second Street, a separate six-story building would be constructed that would include about 49,950 square feet of office space, nine residential units and 112 off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) zoning district, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on May 29, 2001.

 

9. 2000.507L (LIGHT: 558-6254)

261-271 COLUMBUS AVENUE (CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE) - south side of street between Jack Kerouac Street and Broadway. Assessor's Block 162, Lot 18. The subject property is zoned Broadway NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and is in a 65-A-1 Height and Bulk District. This hearing is for the consideration of approval of the proposed Landmark Designation of the City Lights Bookstore as Landmark No. 228. Approval of the proposed Landmark Designation was recommended by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to the Planning Commission at the Board's public hearing on March 21, 2001.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

10. 2001.0203C (SIDER: 558-6697)

1192 FOLSOM STREET - northeast corner of 8th Street, Lot 28 in Assessor’s Block 3730. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the intensification of a nonconforming night time entertainment use, pursuant to Planning Code Section 181(f), in an SLR (Service, Light Industrial, Residential) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. The proposal is to intensify the existing ground floor bar and place of entertainment (Border Café & Cantina) by allowing dancing and amplified entertainment until 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday mornings, until 4 a.m. Friday morning, and until 6 a.m. Saturday through Monday mornings. No physical changes are to be made to the structure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval for dancing and entertainment/Disapproval for extended hours

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 3, 2001)

 

11. 2001.0252C (FU: 558-6613)

1218 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - west side between 23rd and 24th Streets, Lot 67 in Assessor's Block 3642. Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(g), and 209.3(h) and pursuant to Planning Code Section 303, to allow the conversion of a convalescent home into an elementary and secondary school in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 3, 2001)

 

 

 

12. 1998.927C (WONG: 558-6381)

40 Woodward Street - west side between Dubose and 14th Streets, Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 3532. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to renew a nonconforming use (storage warehouse) under Planning Code Section 185 in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed) Zoning and a 50-X Height/Bulk District. No construction, alteration, expansion of the existing building or use is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

 

13. 2001.0363C (WONG: 558-6381)

1212 THOMAS AVENUE - north side between Ingalls and Hawes Avenues; Lot 029 in Assessor’s block 4792. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to demolish a 14,000 square foot industrial building which involves the displacement of a production, distribution or repair business in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861. The subject property falls within the IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone) buffer of the interim zoning controls for industrially zoned lands. The State of California has issued an abatement order to demolish the building in order to remediate contaminated soil on both the subject and adjacent properties.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

14. 2000.1244C (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

2489-2491 WASHINGTON STREET - southeast corner at Fillmore Street; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 0612. Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 718.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas within one 6.25 inch wide by 57 inch high cylinder flagpole and an equipment shelter within the basement of an existing two-story, wholly commercial building, as part of Sprint PCS's wireless telecommunications network within the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities Sitting Guidelines the proposal is a Preference 6.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

 

15. 2001.0164T (YOUNG: 558-6346)

ORDINANCE ADDING AN ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURE FOR CONDITIONAL USE APPEALS - Consideration of an amendment to Planning Code Section 308.1 to authorize an additional conditional use appeal procedure wherein four members of the Board of Supervisors may subscribe to a conditional use appeal. Testimony and Commission considerations could result in recommendations of modifications to the proposed legislation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

16. 2001.0175T (YOUNG: 558-6346)

ORDINANCE ADDING REGULATIONS GOVERNING MERGER OF DWELLING UNITS Consideration of Amendments to the Planning Code to add a new Section 303(h), requiring conditional use approval for the merger of dwelling units. Testimony and Commission considerations could result in recommendations of modifications to the proposed legislation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

E. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

 

At Approximately 4:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Special Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing Special DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 4:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

 

17. 2001.0198D (NIKITAS: 558-6306)

25 RICO WAY - between Avila Street and Retiro Way, Lot 0439A in Assessor's Block 052. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/11/03/4794. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-story residence and construct a new three-story single-family home in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as revised by the project sponsor.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2001)

 

18. 2001.0192DD (SMITH: 558-6322)

240 SAN FERNANDO WAY - west side of the street between Monterey Boulevard and Darien Way , Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 3251, request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/09/25/1401, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition, infill portions of the building footprint, and alter the front facade of an existing single-family dwelling located in a 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.

 

19a. 2000.138DV (WANG: 558-6335)

4038 17TH STREET - north side between Castro and Douglass Streets, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 2623. Request of Discretionary Review of Building Demolition Permit Application No. 9814005 and Building Permit Application No. 9814006, to demolish an existing one‑story over garage, single‑family dwelling and construct a new three‑story over garage, three‑family dwelling in an RH‑3 (Residential, House, Three‑Family) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District. Note: This project was previously heard by the Commission on April 6, 2000. Following public testimony, the Commission moved to continue the hearing indefinitely, so the Project Sponsor could develop a design that (1) does not require demolition of the existing structure; (2) retains a substantial portion of the front part of the Victorian house; and (3) allows three dwelling units to be constructed on the site. The revised project proposes to relocate the existing building facade both forward and at a lower elevation than the existing location, demolish the remaining structure behind the facade and construct a three‑story over garage, three‑family dwelling addition behind the preserved facade. The revised project would also require the justification of a rear yard variance which will be heard by the Zoning Administrator concurrently with the discretionary review.

Preliminary Recommendation: Because the revised project has been determined to be a demolition by the Department of Building Inspection under the Building Code, it is, therefore, inconsistent with the Commission's instructions as communicated on April 6, 2000.

 

19b. 2000.0138DV (WANG: 558-6335)

4038 17TH STREET - north side between Castro and Douglass Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 2623 in an RH‑3 (Residential, House, Three‑Family) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District. REAR YARD VARIANCE SOUGHT: Subject to Discretionary Review by the Planning Commission, the current proposal is to relocate the existing building facade both forward and at a lower elevation than the existing sitting, demolish the existing one‑story over garage, single‑family dwelling behind the facade and construct a new three‑story over garage, three‑family dwelling behind the preserved facade of the existing building.

 

 

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

 

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

 

(1) Responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) Requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) Directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

 

Adjournment:____

ADDENDUM

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 10, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis

Commission Vice President: William W. Fay

Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;

Jim Salinas, Sr.

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery

A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

2001.0253D (JONES: 558-6477)

3868-96 NORIEGA STREET - northeast corner of Noriega Street between 46th and 47th Avenues; Lots 53, 54 and 55 in Assessor's Block 2004. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications: 9927325, 9937326, 9937327 for the demolition of a two-story structure and the construction of three, mixed-use buildings, each containing three residential units (total 9 units) over commercial space in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

Note: On April 26, 2001, after public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing and continued the matter to May 10, 2001 instructed staff to explore finish materials for each building.

(Proposed for Continuance to May 17, 2001)


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