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City and County of San Francisco

October 18, 2001

October 18, 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, October 18, 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.          CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

          1a.          2001.0781CR                     (VELLVE: 558-6263)
                    2155 – 18TH AVENUE - (San Francisco Fire Department Station #40), west side between Quintara and Rivera Streets, Lot 003, Assessor’s Block 2199 - Request for General Plan Referral to install a total of three (3) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Metro PCS’s wireless telecommunications network within a RH-1 (House, One Family) Zoning District, and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Finding of conformity with the General Plan.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

          1b.          2001.0781CR                     (VELLVE: 558-6263)
2155 – 18TH AVENUE - (San Francisco Fire Department Station #40), west side between Quintara and Rivera Streets, Lot 003, Assessor’s Block 2199 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of three (3) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Metro PCS’s wireless telecommunications network within a RH-1 (House, One Family) Zoning District, and within 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 Location Preference 1 (Preferred Location – Publicly-Used Structure).
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Proposed for Continuance to October 25, 2001)

          2.          2001.0540C                                                              (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)
865 STOCKTON STREET - southwest corner at Clay and Stockton Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 0224 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 812.82 of the Planning Code to install a total of three antennas to be flush-mounted on the sides of the fourth-story balconies and to install five screened equipment cabinets to be located on the rooftop of the existing four-story structure as part of Sprint’s wireless telecommunications network within the Chinatown Residential Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-85-N Height and Bulk District. The site is a Preference 1 (Preferred location site) per the City & County of San Francisco’s Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Proposed for Continuance to November 15, 2001)

          3.          2001.0700C                                                   (DiBARTOLO: 558-6291)
501- 507 HOWARD STREET - southwest corner at Howard and First Streets, Lot 121 (formerly lots 1, 2, 3A, 4 and 116) in Assessor's Block 3736 - Request for temporary two year Conditional Use authorization for a public commercial surface parking lot in a C-3-0(SD) District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to construct a temporary expansion to an existing parking lot on the subject vacant site. The Conditional Use authorization would be valid for two years only as an interim use. The Site consists of (5) five former lots merged into a new lot. The existing surface parking lot occupies 56% or 16,500 square feet of the 29,715 square foot newly merged lot. The proposal would expand the temporary parking use to cover the entire site. The parking capacity will be increased by 15 cars, for a total of 110 self-park spaces, including five handicapped spaces.
          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
          (Proposed for Continuance to November 15, 2001)

          4.          2001.0499DDDD                                                              (SMITH: 558-6322)
2340 DIAMOND STREET - south side of the street between Conrad and Hiliritas Streets, Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 7552 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/02/20/2471, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition with a second floor deck facing east, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Project as revised
ALL DISCRETIONARY REVIEW REQUESTS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          5.          Commission Matters

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

6.          Director's Announcements

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

D.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          8.                    (GREEN: 558-6411)
                    Discussion and consideration of proposed amendments to the Planning Commission's Inclusionary Housing Policy.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 11, 2001)

          9.          2001.0522C          (SIROIS: 558-6313)
          965-985 GENEVA AVENUE - south side of Geneva Avenue between London and Paris Streets, Lots 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, Assessor’s Block 6409 - Request by Metro PCS for Conditional Use authorization to install a wireless telecommunications facility pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83 which includes the installation of nine panel antennas, one GPS antenna and equipment cabinets at the Apollo Theater which is located in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a Preference Location 4.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of October 4, 2001)

10.          2001.0667C                                                              (MASSEHIAN: 558-6363)
3352 STEINER STREET - east side between Chestnut and Lombard Streets, Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 0491 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.43 to allow the establishment of a bakery/café (Boulange Marinette) of approximately 2,500 square feet which is considered a large fast food restaurant pursuant to Planning Code Section 790.90 in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          11a.          2000.692CVD                                                             (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
2200 MISSION STREET - southwest corner at 18th Street, Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3589 - Request for Conditional Use authorization for: (1) the development of a site larger than 9,999 square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.11 and 121.1; (2) the establishment of a use that would be larger than 5,999 gross square feet pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.21 and 121.2; and (3) for the development of housing with fewer than 25-percent affordable units and for the establishment of a use that would be larger than 2,999 gross square feet pursuant to the Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls). The subject lot is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District, and falls both within a 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          11b.          2000.692CVD                                                             (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
2200 MISSION STREET - southwest corner at 18th Street, Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3589 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a change of use from a grocery store and public parking lot to a grocery store, laundry, and apartment building. Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 518-01 requires mandatory Discretionary Review for any change of use within the Mission District. The subject lot is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District, and falls both within a 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed

          11c.          2000.692CVD                                                             (M.SNYDER: 575-6891)
2200 MISSION STREET - southwest corner at 18th Street, Lot 1 in Assessor’s Block 3589 - Request for a Rear Yard modification pursuant to Planning Code Section 134(e), which allows the Zoning Administrator to waive or modify the rear yard requirement in Neighborhood Commercial Districts. Planning Code Section 134(a)(3) requires a minimum of a 40-foot deep rear yard for the proposed project at each level where residential units would be located. The proposal would include parking within the rear yard area on the second level; the second level would include residential units on the front (Mission Street) side of the building. Because parking is not permitted in the rear yard, the second level would not be considered to have a code-complying rear yard. The subject lot is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) District, and falls both within a 50-X and 65-B Height and Bulk District.

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.

          12.          2001.0716D                                                                        (FU: 558-6613)
1199 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - Northeast corner of 23rd Street and South Van Ness Avenue, Lot 025 in Assessor’s Block 3638 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001/07/16/3762 proposing to change the limited commercial use from business service to retail sales in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 50-X height and bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

13.          2001.0895D                                                                        (SIDER: 558-6697)
                    3248 – 22ND STREET - north side between Mission and Bartlett Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 3616 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2001/08/02/5145 proposing to (1) change the use of ground level commercial space from  other retail sales and services' (Planning Code Section 712.40) to  full-service restaurant' (Planning Code Section 712.42), (2) perform interior renovations, and (3) perform façade alterations. Discretionary Review is required by Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 518-01 (Mission District Interim Controls) for any permit proposing to change the use of a property within the Mission District. The subject property is currently a vacant grocery and flower store located in an NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Sub-district, and the Mission Street Fast Food Sub-district.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

14.          2001.0694D                                                             (CABREROS: 558-6169)
37 WEST CLAY STREET - south side between 22nd and 24th Avenues, Lot 033 in Assessor’s Block 1336 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/0404/5988 proposing to add a third floor to an existing two-story over basement, single-family residence in an 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 plans as submitted.

          15.          2001.0891D                                                             (TAM: 558-6325)
1701 OCEAN AVENUE - on the southwest corner of Ocean and Faxon Avenues, on Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 6934 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/06/18/1799 proposing a change of use from a retail space (a retail mattress store), to an office (insurance business) in a NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small-Scale) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.

          16.          2001.0910D                                                             (CRAWFORD: 558-6358)
1 PALO ALTO DRIVE (AKA 1 AVANZADA AKA 250 PALO ALTO) - Assessor’s Block 2724; Lot 003 - Staff initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001/07/31/4957 for installation of three flush mount panel antennas and one GPS antenna on the third level of Sutro Tower, and installation of related equipment cabinets enclosed in the third level of the tower. This project lies within the RH-1, Residential House, One Family District and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

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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