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Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
June 21, 2001



Notice of Meeting

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, June 21, 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
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet:


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

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


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.


1. 2000.1261EC (WANG: 558‑6335)

4501 IRVING STREET, southwest corner of Irving Street and 46th Avenue; Lots 047 and 049 in Assessor's Block 1801 ‑ ‑ Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 121.1 and 710.11 to develop a new, four‑story, mixed‑use building, including approximately 1,800 square feet of ground floor commercial space and ten dwelling units on three upper floors, on two lots totaling approximately 8,250 square feet in area within an NC‑1(Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for continuance to June 28, 2001)

2. 2001.0234D (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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2001)

(Proposed for continuance to August 2, 2001)


3. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 10, 2001.

4. Commission Matters


5. Director's Announcements

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

7. Presentation on Controller's Office Audit and Department's response.

8. 2001.0609

455 Market Street - Keller Graduate School of Management- Assessor’s Block 3709 Lot 012. Request under Planning Code Section 304.5(c) receipt of application for an Abbreviated Institutional Master Plan, for a graduate level management degree program occupying no more than 10,000 square feet of space in an existing office building.

Preliminary Recommendation: The Department recommends that the Planning Commission not hold a public hearing on this request.

9. (ALUMBAUGH: 558-6601)

San Francisco Federal Office Building - Informational presentation on the conceptual design of the proposed new Federal Office Building at Seventh and Mission Streets.

Preliminary Recommendation: None. Informational only, with no staff endorsement

D.                  REGULAR CALENDAR

10. (WILSON: 558-6602)

Planning Commission consideration of adoption proposed changes to the rules for the

2001-2002 Office Development Annual Limitation Program.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2001)

11. 2001.0602 E,T,Z (GREEN: 558-6411)

Permanent Industrial Protection Zone - Proposed initiation of an amendment to create a Permanent Industrial Protection Zone as a special use district in the industrially-zoned lands within a multi-block area generally bounded by Bayshore Avenue, 26th Street, 25th Street, Iowa Street, Tubbs, 22nd Street, San Francisco Bay, Islais Creek, Third Street, Evans, Rankin, Phelps, Oakdale, Selby, and Helena; and proposal to hold a public hearing on said proposed amendment no less than 20 days following initiation of the amendment.

12. 2001.0602 E,T,Z (GREEN: 558-6411)

Community Plan Study Areas and Policies and Procedures in Some Industrial Lands - Proposed resolution establishing four community plan study areas encompassing the industrially-zoned lands in the South of Market, Showplace Square/Lower Potrero Hill area, Bayview/Hunters Point, and the area of the Mission District generally bounded by the Central Freeway, Potrero Avenue, Cesar Chavez, and Guerrero; and establishing policies and procedures for development proposals in some industrially-zoned lands within the four proposed community plan study areas and the Central Waterfront.

13. 2000.541E (KUGLER: 558-5983)

350 BUSH STREET - Office Development - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report: Assessor's Block 269, Lots 2, 2a, 3, 22, 24, 25, 26, which is the approximate middle third of the Block between Bush, Pine, Kearny and Montgomery Streets. The proposed project which would have frontages on both Bush and Pine Streets would be a 250-foot-high (19 stories), 400,000 sq.ft. office building that would incorporate the historical San Francisco Mining Exchange Building (San Francisco Landmark No. 113). The proposed office tower would be set back from the Bush Street façade of the Mining Exchange Building. The project as proposed would contain 360,000 sq.ft. of office use, 7,270 sq.ft. of retail use and 32,730 sq.ft. of parking as 100 subsurface parking spaces. Four existing buildings (465-469 Pine, 451-453 Pine, 447 Pine, and 441-443 Pine) would be demolished. The project site is located in the Financial District of downtown San Francisco in the C-3-O Zoning District and 250-S Height and Bulk District.

Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on July 5, 2001.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action required.

14. 2001.0150R (ASSEFA: 558-6625)

20th STREET VACATION - 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 San Francisco General Plan.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2001)

15. 2001.0140C (TAM: 558-6325)

845 Vienna Street – Request for Conditional Use authorization to allow expansion of an existing private elementary school at 845 Vienna Street (School of the Epiphany), under Planning Code Section 209.3(g). The proposal is to demolish an existing one-story converted church building, which houses the present gymnasium and construct a new two-story building, approximately 13,800 square feet at the northeast corner of the school site. The property is located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family ) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

16. 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 24, 2001)


At Approximately 4:30 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 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. 2001.0385DD (TAM: 558-6325)

283 CHENERY STREET - Staff initiated and a neighbor’s Discretionary Review request on building permits 2000/12/28/8738 and 2000/12/28/8823 to demolish an existing one-story, single-family dwelling, and construct a new three-story over garage, two-family dwelling, 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 June 14, 2001)

18. 2001.0251DD (BORDEN: 558-6321)

2935 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side of Pacific between Baker and Broderick Streets, Lot 27in Assessor’s Block 976. Staff-initiated Discretionary Review of proposal to merge three dwelling units into two units and neighbors’ request for Discretionary Review on a proposal for new fourth story and basement additions, including changes to the roof pitch, under Building Permit Application No. 2000/12/21/8481 in an RM-2 (Mixed Residential, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit application .

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2001)

19. 2001.0042D (TAM:558-6325)

176 Clipper Street - Discretionary Review request on Building Permit No. 2000/11/21/6290s to demolish the existing 10-foot, two-story over garage extension and construct a new 26’-7", two-story plus attic over garage extension at the rear of the property. The existing structure is a single-family dwelling, located in the RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.

20. 2001.0542D (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

217 - 219 16TH AVENUE - west side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 002 in

Assessor’s Block 1417. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000/08/25/8970S, proposing to construct a three-story horizontal addition at the rear of the existing two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve project with revisions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2001)

21. 2001.0542D (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

290 UNION STREET - north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets, Lot 15 in Assessor’s Block 106. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Nos. 200012057228, 9706246S, 9906666, 200004076744, 200004217904, with respect to a 4th floor balcony/fire escape at the rear, a chimney pipe at the rear and a roof deck railing at the rear. The subject property is a single family house in the Telegraph Hill Historic District, is in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District, and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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


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))


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