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1:30 PM _________
ROLL CALL: Commission President:
William W. Fay
Commissioners: Roslyn Baltimore;
Hector Chinchilla; Cynthia Joe;
Myrna Lim; Jim Salinas, Sr.
A. ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
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.
Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Proposed for continuance to June 28, 2001)
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)
B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
3. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 10,
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. Presentation on Controller's Office Audit and Department's response.
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.
Francisco Federal Office Building
- Informational presentation on the conceptual design of the proposed
new Federal Office Building at Seventh and Mission Streets.
None. Informational only, with no staff endorsement
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
Approval with conditions.
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.
from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2001)
E. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING
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.
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.
Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.
from Regular Meeting of June 14, 2001)
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.
Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the building permit
(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2001)
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.
Take Discretionary Review and approve the project as revised.
217 - 219 16TH AVENUE - west side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 002
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.
Take Discretionary Review and approve project with revisions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2001)
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.
Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.
F. 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))