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City and County of San Francisco
July 19, 2001

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


    SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

    Notice of Meeting

    &

    Calendar

    Commission Chambers - Room 400

    City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

    Thursday, July 19, 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.sfgov.org/planning
    or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

    To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

    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 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.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. 2000.306C (TAM: 558-6325)

        215 CHURCH STREET, east side of Church Street, between Market and 15th Streets; Lot 64 in Assessor’s Block 3544 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow a full-service restaurant (CHOW) in excess of 2,999 square feet in floor area with an outdoor activity area, approximately 90 square feet in area, at the rear of the building in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 721.21 and 721.24. This request also includes an amendment to a previously approved Special Use authorization (81.526U) to increase the seating capacity from 40 to 68 seats and extend the hours of operation from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.

              (Proposed for Continuance to August 2, 2001)

    2. 2000.1141C (SANCHEZ: 558-6679)

        2346-2348 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 24th and 25th Avenues; Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 1409 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 717.39 to allow the demolition of an existing mixed-use building with a residential unit at the second floor, and under Planning Code Section 161(j) to allow the construction of a four-story mixed-use building (four residential units and one commercial unit) without the four required residential parking spaces, within the Outer Clement Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Proposed for Continuance to August 9, 2001)

      3. 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 upto 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: Approval with conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 28, 2001)

      (Proposed for Continuance to August 16, 2001)

      4. 2001.0520D (VOLLMANN: 558-6405)

        844-848 GREEN STREET - north side between Mason and Taylor Streets , Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 0119, staff-initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/05/02/8240, proposing to merge two units within a three family building located in a RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

        (Proposed for Continuance to September 13, 2001)

      5. 1999.811D (PUTRA: 558-6233)

                1660 MISSION STREET - west side between South Van Ness Avenue and Thirteenth Street, lots 5 and 6 in Assessor’s Block 3512. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000 0515 0033, to construct a six-story above grade level, approximately 76-feet-tall addition with 25,365 gross square feet of office and 5,073 square feet of parking at grade level. This is an addition to the existing 92,000-gross-square-foot city office building, of which 22,610 square feet are in an underground garage, in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District; and a 105-J Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the

          Building Permit Application as revised.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2001)

      (Proposed for Continuance to September 20, 2001)

        6. 2000.0173C (LIGHT: 558-6254)

                      500 FRANCISCO STREET (a.k.a. 401-499 BAY STREET & 501-599 BAY STREET) - north side of Francisco Street between Mason Street and Columbus Avenue; Lot 1 in both Assessor’s Blocks 42 and 43. Request for a Conditional Use Authorization of a planned unit development for approximately 360 affordable housing units, a child care center, a computer learning center, ground level retail, and small scale neighborhood-serving office space in an RM-3 (Residential, Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

        (Proposed for Continuance to August 16, 2001)

      7. 2001.0092EC (DEAN: 558-5980)

        1800 1820 SAN JOSE AVENUE - located on the west side of San Jose Avenue, between Santa Rosa Avenue and Colonial Way; Assessor’s Block 3144A; Lot 31. Appeal of a Preliminary Negative Declaration. Proposed demolition of existing auto repair business structures, construction of two, four-story, nine-residential unit buildings,. One of the proposed buildings would have 800 sq. ft. of ground-story retail space. The project would provide 9 to 10 off-street parking spaces in each building. Parking garage entries would be from each of the side streets. The proposed project site is approximately 14,360 sq. ft. and is located in the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project would require conditional use authorization by the City Planning Commission and lot split approval by the Department of Public Works.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

        (Proposed for Continuance to August 16, 2001)

      8. 2001.0092EC (SIROIS: 558-6313)

        1800 1820 SAN JOSE AVENUE - west side of San Jose Avenue, between Colonial Way and Santa Rosa Avenue, Lot 031 Assessor’s Block 3144A. Request for Conditional Use Authorization to demolish a service station pursuant to Planning Code Section 228.3, and to develop 18 residential units and approximately 1,600 square feet of ground floor commercial spaces in two buildings on two lots greater than 5,000 square feet in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District pursuant to Planning Code Section 710.11 and 121.1.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

        (Proposed for Continuance to August 16, 2001)

    B. COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      9. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of June 21, 2001.

        10. Commission Matters

    C. DIRECTOR’S REPORT

      11. Director’s Announcements

      12. Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

      13. (PUTRA/ASSEFA (558-6233 / 558-6625)

        INDUSTRIAL AREA DESIGN GUIDELINES - Public Hearing and consideration of adoption of proposed Industrial Area Design Guidelines.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve resolution adopting the design guidelines as Commission policy.

      14. 2001.0602ETZ (GHOSH/LORD: 558-6275/558-6311)

        BAYVIEW/HUNTERS POINT COMMUNITY PLAN AREA - Informational presentation on the potential "Policies and Procedures" for the proposed Bayview/Hunters Point Community Plan Area. Such policies and procedures for this community plan area would be necessary after the expiration of the IPZ Interim Controls on August 2, 2001 and would remain in effect until permanent controls are adopted.

        Preliminary Recommendation: No action item. Public and Commission deliberation

    D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      15. 2001.0602ETZ (GHOSH/LORD: 558-6275/558-6311)

        INDUSTRIAL PROTECTION ZONE - SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Consideration of adoption a resolution that imposes zoning controls establishing a Special Use District Industrial Protection/Zone where new residential , live/work and office/business services and information technology uses would not be permitted in the area generally bounded by Bayshore Avenue, 26th Street, 25th Street, Iowa Street, Tubbs Street, 22nd Street, San Francisco Bay, Islais Creek, Third Street, Evans Avenue, Rankin Street, Phelps Street, Oakdale Avenue, Selby Street and Helena Street.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Resolution adopting Permanent Industrial Protection Zone - Special Use District

        16. 2001.0293C (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

            490 - 2nd STREET - northwest corner at Bryant Street, Lot 7 in Assessor’s Block 3763. Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 818.73 and 227(h) to install three sectors of antennas (four antennas in each sector for a total of twelve antennas) on the building’s rooftop, and a base transceiver station within the building, in an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference No. 4 (an industrial or commercial structure where there is no removal of existing visual clutter on the roof) under the WTS Facilities Siting Guidelines. The facility would be operated by Nextel Communications.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 7, 2001)

      17. 2000.1151CR (MARTIN: 558-6616)

        887 POTRERO AVENUE - SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL HOSPITAL - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets, Lot 002, Assessor’s Block 4090 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 234.2 and 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennae: one flush-mounted to an existing penthouse on the east facade; one flush-mounted to the western building facade facing Potrero Avenue; and one hidden within a cylinder that simulates a vent pipe at the northwest corner of the building, with the base transceiver station to be located on the roof, as part of a wireless communication network operated by Sprint PCS in a P (Public) Zoning District and 105-E Height and Bulk District. The proposal is a Location Preference Number 1 (publicly-used structure) under the WTS Facilities Siting Guidelines.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions; finding of conformity with the General Plan.

    18. 2001.0262C (LI: 558-6396)

        463 AND 471-473 BROADWAY - south side between Kearny and Montgomery Streets; Lots 024 and 025 in Assessor’s Block 0163: -- Request for conditional use authorization to expand an existing bar within the Broadway Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to allow the Hi-Ball Lounge to expand from approximately 2,500 square feet to approximately 4,300 square feet through the conversion of vacant commercial space on the ground floor.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

    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.

    19. 2001.0562D (SMITH: 558- 6322)

        1519-37TH AVENUE - west side of the street between Kirkham and Lawton Streets , Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 1883, request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/01/22/0264, proposing to construct a one-story horizontal rear addition on an existing single-family dwelling located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

    20. 2001.0666D (WILSON: 558-6602)

        2836-2838 WASHINGTON STREET, between Scott and Divisadero Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0979; staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2001105118954, proposing to revise a previously approved permit application (No. 9903501), to retain pre-existing building walls that serve as a parapet for the roof at the rear of the building, located in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify project.

    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))

Adjournment:

    The Planning Department

      City and County of

      San Francisco

      1660 Mission Street, Suite 500

      San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

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SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 26, 2001

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Anita Theoharis

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.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

To view the hearing in progress on the Internet: http://www.sfgov.org/citywatchonline/

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, 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 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 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.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. 2000.1104C (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

488 BRYANT STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Street, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 3763. Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 817.73 and 227(h) to install three panel antennas on the building rooftop and related backup equipment within the building in an SLI (Service Light Industrial Mixed-Use) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This is a Preference Location 4.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 28, 2001)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 9, 2001)

2. 2000.1140X (LIGHT: 558-6254)

1 POWELL STREET - west side between Eddy and Ellis Streets, Lot 5 in Assessor’s Block 330 - Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determination of Compliance to make minor modifications to the ground floor entrance and windows of the subject Category I Building, which is located in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, to accommodate a retail store and to seismically retrofit the existing 138-foot tall, seven-story over basement building containing a ground level banking institution with office uses on the upper floors. The seismic retrofitting will be accomplished by infilling a large interior light well on the north side of the property with a structural system that will provide proper seismic reinforcement for the building. No exceptions under Section 309 of the Planning Code are requested by the proposed project. The project is located in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and a 110-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to August 16, 2001)

3. 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)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 20, 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

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

7a. 2001.0669XCV (LIGHT: 558-6254)

199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between and with secondary frontages on Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722 -- Request under Planning Code Section 309 (Downtown Code) for Determinations of Compliance and Exceptions, including but not necessarily limited to: an exception to the Separation of Towers requirement (Section 132.1(c)); an exception to the Reduction of Ground Level Wind Current requirement (Section 148 (a)), and an exception to the rear yard requirement (Section 132.1); to construct a 150-foot tall, 16-story building containing approximately 168 dwelling units, ground floor retail, and 80 sub-grade parking spaces; The project lies within a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown, Office, Special Development) District and within a 150-S Height and Bulk District. This proposal replaces a previous project (2000.552BCVX) approved by the Planning Commission on February 15, 2001, that was for construction of a mixed use building containing approximately 49,000 square feet of office, 99 dwelling units, ground level retail and 70 sub-grade parking spaces. The office square footage that was approved under Section 321 of the Planning Code (Annual Office Limit) will now be available for other project applications for office projects containing less than 50,000 square feet. The project is located in a C-3-O(SD) (Downtown Office, Special Development) District, and a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

7b. 2001.0669XCV (LIGHT: 558-6254)

199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between and with secondary frontages on Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722 -- Request under Planning Code Section 204.5 for a Conditional Use authorization to allow non-accessory parking. Sixty-three parking spaces are allowed as accessory parking by Code. The project sponsor is requesting 80 parking spaces, 17 of which require Conditional Use authorization by the Planning Commission. Parking is proposed to be provided below ground on four separate levels. (See item "a." above for a more complete project description.)

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

7c. 2001.0669XCV (LIGHT: 558-6254)

199 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - east side between and with secondary frontages on Natoma and Howard Streets, Lot 21, in Assessor’s Block 3722 -- Request under Planning Code Section 140 for a Variance for dwelling unit exposure. Sixteen of the proposed units face an inner court that does not meet the requirements of Section 140 of the Planning Code for levels 2 through 14. Therefore, a variance must be sought and justified for the units on these levels facing solely on the inner court. (See item "a." above for a more complete project description.)

8. 2001.0223C (LI: 558-6396)

1330-1342 POLK STREET - northeast corner at Austin Street; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0668 -- Request for Conditional Use authorization to expand an existing yoga studio within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to allow the Funky Door Yoga Center to expand from approximately 3,600 square feet to approximately 4,800 square feet through the conversion of existing retail space on the ground floor. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions


9a. 2001.0584CV (FU: 558-6613)

154-174 CAPP STREET - west side between 16th and 17th Streets, Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 3570 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21, and pursuant to Section 121.1 to allow a non-residential use, a sewing shop, occupying more than 6,000 square feet in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9b. 2001.0548CV (FU: 558-6613)

154-174 CAPP STREET - west side, between 16th and 17th Streets; Lot 039 in Assessor’s Block 3570 in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. The proposal is to permit the conversion of an industrial building to a non-profit health center, the Native American Health Center, at the second level without providing the required additional parking spaces. Section 151 of the Planning Code requires that one off-street parking space be provided for each 300 square feet of occupied floor area in a NC-3 Zoning District. The Native American Health Center would occupy 9,800 square feet of floor area. Based on the floor area, 33 off-street parking spaces would be required. The existing three-story building has a parking deficiency of 20 spaces, which results in a net increase of 13 required spaces. The applicant proposes no additional parking spaces.

10. 2000.1279C (TAM: 558-6325)

522-524 CLIPPER STREET - north side between Diamond and Douglass Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 6545 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 121(f) to allow the subject lot to be subdivided into two lots. One of the newly created lots will have a width of 19 feet, which is less than the required 25-foot minimum. The proposal also includes construction of a new four-story, single-family dwelling on the newly created 19-foot wide lot. The property is located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2001)

11. 2001.0332C (WANG: 558-6335)

777 BROTHERHOOD WAY - south side between Junipero Serra and Lake Merced Boulevards; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 7380 ‑ ‑ Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(h) and 205.2(a) to add two temporary modular classroom buildings, each module measuring 1,440 square feet and increase the current enrollment from 92 to approximately 120 students in 2001 at the Lake Merced Church of Christ/the Bridgemont Junior High and high school site in an RH‑1(D) (Residential, House, One‑Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40‑X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

12. 2000.0758C (TAM: 558-6325)

110 VALE AVENUE - east side of Vale Avenue between Crestlake Drive and Sloat Boulevard; Lot 13 in Assessor’s Block 2526A - Request for a Conditional Use authorization to allow the establishment of a residential care facility for 7 or more persons pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(c). The proposal is to establish the Nobis Care Facility, providing long-term care for a maximum of 9 elderly individuals, who do not require skilled nursing care. The proposal is located in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions


E. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

At Approximately 4:00 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 follows: 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 4:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 4:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

13. 2001.0216D (WOLOSHYN: 558-6612)

40-42 COLLINS STREET - west side between Mayfair Drive and Euclid Avenue, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 1045 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2000-1102-4756S proposing to add a one-story vertical addition to an existing two-family dwelling 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

14. 2001.0612D (WOODS: 558-6315)

124-126 7th AVENUE - east side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 39 in Assessor’s Block 1366. Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/04/20/7373S, proposing to merge an existing two-unit building into a single-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 disapprove the proposed merger.

15. 2001.0209D (JONES: 558-6477)

235 SANTA PAULA AVENUE - between Yerba Buena Avenue and San Jacinto Way, Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 3078, request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/12/21/8505, proposing for the construction of a two-story rear horizontal extension to the existing two-story, single-family residence in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve as submitted.

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))

Adjournment:


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City and County of

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San Francisco, CA 94103-2414

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