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May 24, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


 

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, May 24, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis
Commission Vice President: William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore; Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe; Myrna Lim; 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;

Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.

A.                  ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

1. 2000.1165B (BRESSANUTTI: 558-6892)

2 HENRY ADAMS STREET - west side, between Division Street and Alameda Street; Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3910. Request under Planning Code Sections 320-322 for project authorization of an office development consisting of the conversion of up to 49,900 square feet in an existing building (San Francisco Design Center) from wholesale design showroom space to office space. This notice shall also set forth an initial determination of the net addition of gross square feet of office space, pursuant to Planning Code Section 313.4. The subject property is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and the Industrial Protection Zone, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 14, 2001)

2. 2001.0015Z (WOODS: 558-6315)

1052 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 May 3, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2001)

3. 2000.1190C (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

2801-2825 CALIFORNIA STREET - southwest corner at Divisadero Street; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 1028 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas and GPS receiver on the roof with related connection to an equipment shelter within the basement of an existing three-story, mixed-use building, as part of Sprint PCS’s wireless telecommunications network within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 5 as it is a mixed-use building within a high-density district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2001)

4. 2001.0150R (ASSEFA: 558-6625)

20th STREET VACATION (aka 740 VERMONT STREET) - Consideration of a proposal to vacate a portion of 20th Street between Vermont and San Bruno Streets.

Preliminary Recommendation: Finding proposal not in conformity with the General Plan.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2001)

5. 2000.1061C (MARTIN: 558-6616)

400 PAUL AVENUE - north side between Third Street and Bayshore Boulevard, Lot 014 in Assessor’s Block 5431A. Request for a Conditional-Use Authorization to demolish an existing industrial building which has not been vacant for more than fifteen months, in an M-1 (Light Industrial) Zoning District and the Industrial Protection Zone, per Planning Commission Resolution No. 14861 and a 65-J Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2001)

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

6. 2000.259KXV (MILLER: 558-6344)

421 TURK STREET - south side between Hyde and Larkin Streets, Lot 17 in Assessor’s Block 346 -- Request for Determination of Compliance pursuant to Section 309 with respect to a proposal to construct an eight-story apartment building with 34 affordable dwelling units, involving an exception to the rear-yard standards of the Planning Code (Section 134, et seq.) in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) D istrict and an 80-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is also the subject of a requested Variance (Case No. 2000.259XVKE) of the Planning Code standards for Dwelling-Unit Exposure (Section 140). Following Advertisement and Notification for this project, the Sponsor has proposed a reduction in units to 29 total, and a reduction in off-street parking spaces from 9 to seven, and the addition of accessory space to be used for job counseling, all within the previously submitted building envelope.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

7. 2000.259KXV (MILLER: 558-6344)

421 TURK STREET - south side between Hyde and Larkin Streets, Lot 17 in Assessor’s Block 346 –dwelling-unit exposure variance sought in conjunction with the construction of an eight-story apartment building with 34 affordable dwelling units, also involving a requested exception from the rear-yard standards of the Planning Code pursuant to Code Sections 134, et seq., and 309, in a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and an 80-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Commission Matters

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9. Director's Announcements

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

11. (BAUMAN: 558-6287)

The Department is releasing a background report which will provide information needed for the upcoming revisions to the Housing (Residence) Element of the General Plan. The Element is required by the State of California, and will be completed by December 31, 2001. This report, Part I of the Housing Element, contains housing data and an evaluation of housing needs in San Francisco. The Department intends to share and discuss this information with the public and with those who shape San Francisco’s housing policy as the drafting of the Element’s objective and policies proceeds. Part I is now available at the Department. Call 558-6282 to order a copy. It is also available on the Department’s web site. The Commission will hold a public hearing on this information and other housing policy issues in June 2001.

D.                  REGULAR CALENDAR

12. 2000.1058E (DEAN: 558-5980)

1598 DOLORES STREET - (Reilly’s Funeral Home), located at the northwest corner of Dolores and 29th Streets; Assessor's Block 6618; Lots 7, 9, 38 in Assessors Block 6618. 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 Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2001)

13. 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 buildings 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2001)

14. 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, 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2001)

15. 2001.0204C (SIDER: 558-6697)

832 FOLSOM STREET - northwest side of Folsom Street between 4th and 5th Streets, being a through lot to Clementina Street, Lot 17 in Assessor’s Block 3733: Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow (1) the establishment of social service space in an RSD (Residential / Service) Mixed-Use District pursuant to Planning Code Section 815.21 and 890.50(a), (2) a special height exemption to 85 feet per Code Section 263.11, and (3) a bulk limit exception per Code Section 271, in a 40-X / 85-B Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct up to 1,500 new square-feet of social service space for use as administrative office space by the Salvation Army within an existing 10-story office building. The additions would enclose 1 existing terrace/deck each on the northeast and northwest sides of the 5th floor of the structure. The proposed additions would occur above the 40-foot base height limit and in excess of the "B" bulk controls.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

E. SPECIAL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 3:00 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 3:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 3:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

16. 2000.375D (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

705 UTAH STREET - a landlocked parcel bordered by parcels facing 19th Street to its north, and San Bruno Avenue to its east, Lot 14 in Assessor's Block 4076. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2000/02/17/2203, proposing to construct a two-unit residential building on a vacant lot, in 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 April 12, 2001)

17. 2000.360D (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

2311 - 19TH STREET - south side between San Bruno Avenue and Highway 101, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 4076. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 2000/02/29/3109 and Demolition Permit No. 2000/02/29/3108, proposing to demolish the existing single-family house and construct a new 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 proposed.

(Continues from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2001)

18. 2000.395D (GORDON: 558-6309)

1800 MISSION STREET - at the corner of 14th and Mission Streets, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3547, request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/01/05/9659, proposing the rehabilitation of City Landmark No. 108, the National Armory & Arsenal Building and conversion of the vacant site to a facility for telecommunications use in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District and a 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Because the building permit has already been issued and is final, the Department is recommending conditions to the Board of Appeals. The Board has pending before it an appeal of the Zoning Administrator's suspension of the permit pending the Commission's hearing on the project.

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:____

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