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City and County of San Francisco

February 13, 2003

February 13, 2003

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION


CORRECTED
SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, February 13, 2003
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Michael J. Antonini
Commissioners: Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee

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.

San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance

Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action my be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 21.00-2.160] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317; and web site http//www.sfgov.org/ethics.

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 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. Requests for American sign language interpreters, sound enhancement systems and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6318 at least 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-5533 (TDD) or 557-5534 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairrments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings. 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.sfgov.org/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:          Shelley Bradford Bell
          Commission Vice-President:          Michael J. Antonini
          Commissioners:          Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
                    Kevin Hughes; Sue Lee; William L. Lee

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.

1.          2002.1258E            (T. CHAN: (415) 558-5982)
STONESTOWN VILLAGE PROJECT - 3251 20TH AVENUE - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report: The project site is located on the south side of Eucalyptus Drive, immediately west and northwest of the Stonestown Galleria shopping center. The proposal includes a mixed-use development comprising approximately 366,800 gross square feet (gsf) on approximately 13.7 acres primarily used as surface parking for the shopping center. The proposed development includes both residential and neighborhood-serving retail components. The residential component includes three five-story, 50-foot-tall apartment buildings, approximately 96,250 gsf, 71,400 gsf, and 62,350 gsf, respectively, with 202 subsurface parking spaces; and a two- to three-story, approximately 30-foot-tall senior care facility, totaling approximately 70,300 gsf, with 17 parking spaces. The proposed retail component includes development of a 27-foot-tall, 41,600-gsf grocery market, and construction of neighborhood-serving retail spaces totaling approximately 24,900 gsf. The project would include construction of two parking garages and reconfiguration of two surface parking lots that would contain about 1,684 total commercial parking spaces to replace 1,500 existing commercial spaces displaced by the proposed project construction, and provide 184 net new parking spaces to serve the proposed retail uses. The proposed project would also incorporate landscaping features, such as streetscape connections, landscaped walkways, interior courtyards, and open space. To implement this project, the proposed project would require a Conditional Use authorization (CU) to amend the existing Planned Unit Development (PUD) to modify allowable residential density for the apartment community and potentially modify rear yard setback requirements for both residential components. In addition, an amendment of the Zoning Map would be needed to change the height district from 40 feet to 50 feet. The 13.7-acre project site is located in the Lakeshore neighborhood within Assessor's Block 7295 and includes portions of Lots 21, 22, and 23. The site is primarily within a C-2 (Commercial Business) zoning district, and portions are within a 40-X and 65-D height and bulk districts.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments. No Action Required.
                    Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m., on March 3, 2003.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to February 27, 2003)

          2.          2002.0575C          (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
THE PG&E TRANSFORMER STATION - located on south side of the 3400 Block of 19th Street, the parcel bounded by 19th Street on the parcel's north, San Carlos Street on the east, and Lexington Street on the west, Lot 104 in Assessor's Block 3596 – Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 209.6(b) to install a total of 6 panel antennas, and associated equipment cabinets, as part of a wireless transmission network operated by AT&T Wireless. The site is within an RH-3 (House, Three-family) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 1 Location Site, a public utility structure.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to February 27, 2003)

          3.          2002.1117C          (B. FU (415) 558-6613)
                    245 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner of South Van Ness Ave. and Erie Street, Lot 040, Assessor's Block 3530 – Request for Conditional Use authorization to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 12 panel antennas and related equipment at an existing three-story commercial structure as a part of Verizon's wireless telecommunications network within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and subject to the Mission District Interim Controls.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 27, 2003)

4. (D.ALUMBAUGH/J.BILLOVITS: (415) 558-6601/(415) 558-6390)
MARKET AND OCTAVIA NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN, PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT - BRIEFING AND PUBLIC COMMENT - Staff presentation and community comments on the public review draft of the Market and Octavia Neighborhood Plan, distributed on December 17th 2002 as part of the Department’s Better Neighborhoods Program - comment gathering only; no approval actions. Information available at www.betterneighborhoods.org.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 13, 2003)

          5a.          2002.0963DV (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
1411 NOE STREET - east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.08.01.2923 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and replace it with a new single-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 Building Permit Application as submitted.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to February 20, 2003)

          5b.          2002.0963DV (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
1411 NOE STREET- east side between 27th and Duncan Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Front Setback and Rear Yard Variances Sought – Planning Code Section 132 (a) requires a front setback of 2 feet 7 inches and Section 136(c)(25)(A) requires a minimum rear yard of 15 feet for the subject lot. The proposed new single-family dwelling would encroach 7 inches into the required front setback and would encroach 9 feet into the required rear yard, extending to within 6 feet of the rear property line in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to February 20, 2003)



B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

          6.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of January 16, 2003.

          7.          Commission Comments/Questions

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

          8.          Director's Announcements

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

D.          PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

          At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E.          CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION -- PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

          10a.          2002.1048CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
                    53-55 ELIZABETH STREET - south side between Guerrero Street and San Jose Avenue; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 3645 – Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Board of Supervisor's Resolution No. 500-02 (Mission District Interim Controls), to merge two dwelling units; within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval.
NOTE: On February 6, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to February 13, 2003, to allow the absent Commissioners to participate by a vote of +4 –0. Commissioners Feldstein, Sue Lee, and William Lee were absent.

          10b.          2002.1048CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
53-55 ELIZABETH STREET - south side between Guerrero Street and San Jose Avenue; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 3645 – Request for a Rear Yard Variance to construct a deck and stairs within the rear yard of the subject property, within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Zoning Administrator continued the matter to February 13, 2003. Public Hearing closed.

F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

          11.           (C. HOGAN: (415) 558-6610)
                    PLANNING DEPARTMENT'S PROPOSED WORK PROGRAM AND BUDGET FOR FY 2003-2004 – Presentation of the San Francisco Planning Department Work Program and Budget, and consideration of approval of a draft resolution adopting the Planning Department's proposed work program and budget for fiscal year 2003-2004.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
          

                    
          12.          2001.1174E          (T. CHAN: (415) 558-5982)
436 CLEMENTINA STREET - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration - Assessor's Block 3732, Lot 62. The site is part of the major city block bounded by Howard Street to the north, Folsom Street to the south, 5th Street to the east, and 6th Street to the west within the South of Market neighborhood. Clementina and Tehama Streets are minor streets bisecting this city block. The proposed project would demolish the existing one-story, 5,000-square-foot warehouse on this 5,625-square-foot site and construct 28 residential condominium units over approximately 1,250 square feet (sq. ft.) of ground-floor commercial space, and eight off-street parking spaces within a new eight-story structure. The proposed structure would be approximately 37,975 sq. ft. and 85 feet in height, an increase of 32,348 sq. ft. and seven stories in height above the existing structure. The project site is located within the RSD (Residential Service Mixed-Use) zoning district and within the 40-X/85-B height and bulk district. Projects within the RSD zoning district require a conditional use authorization to determine the residential density for buildings over 40 feet in height. The project site is also within the South of Market Redevelopment Plan Area..
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 5, 2002)
                    
          13.          2002.0896C          (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
                    436 CLEMENTINA STREET - north side, between 5th and 6th Streets, Lot 062 in Assessor’s Block 3732: Request for Conditional Use (CU) authorization under Planning Code Section 263.11 to allow Special Height Exceptions within the South of Market Residential Service District (RSD) with a 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk Designation. The proposed project would demolish the existing one-story, 5,000 square-foot warehouse and construct 28 residential units over a ground-floor commercial space, and ten off-street parking spaces within a new eight-story structure. The proposed structure would be approximately 75 feet in height.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

G.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

Approximately 6:00 5:00 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 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 6:00 5:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 6:00 5:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

          14.          2002.0835DDDDD          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
                    2750 GREENWICH STREET - north side between Baker and Broderick Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0939 -- Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.05.24.7478 proposing a horizontal expansion to the front of the third floor and a three-story horizontal expansion to the side and rear of the existing three-story, single-family residence located within 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 submitted.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 23, 2003)

          15.          2002.0839D          (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
2616 UNION STREET - north side between Divisadero and Broderick Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 0946 - Staff-initiated request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.05.23.7377 filed to authorize the relocation of the west wall of a new deck built at the rear of this single-family house. Contrary to the wall location approved by the Planning Commission on May 25, 2000 in their consideration of Discretionary Review Case No. 2000.331D, filed on Building Permit Application No. 2000.01.27.446, the stucco wall was built to the west side property line. The plans approved by the Commission at that time indicated the west wall of the deck to be located approximately 8 inches away from the west side property line. The subject property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the application.

          16.          2002.1130D          (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)
                    3739-16TH STREET - south side, between Castro and Flint Streets, Lot 35 in Block 2622 - Mandatory Discretionary Review request, under Planning Commission Resolution Number 16078, for a building permit (No. 2002.10.02.7994s) to allow reduction of dwelling units (from three to two) on the subject property. The property is located in a 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 dwelling unit merger as proposed.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.
                    
          17.          2002.0832D          (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)
                    1121 MORAGA STREET - south side, between 18th and 17th Avenues, Lot 030 in Block 2032 - Discretionary Review request, for a building permit (No. 2002.04.17.4126S) to allow the construction of a new third story and rear deck to the existing two-story, single-family dwelling. The property is located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit as modified.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.

          18.          2002.0267D          (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)
                    1600 MISSION STREET southwest corner of Mission Street and Otis Street, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3512 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.19.1823 proposing to construct a four story vertical addition at the southern end of the property, which would add approximately 6,500 gross square feet of office use specifically for design professionals. The property is within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) District, and a 105-J Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.
                    NOTE: On December 19, 2002, before losing a quorum, the Commission continued this matter to February 13, 2003.

          19.          2002.1124D          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
                    2734 DIAMOND STREET – west side between Chenery Street and Lippard Avenue, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 6740 – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2002.05.28.7564, proposing an approximately 6 foot horizontal addition at the ground/first floor, and an 8 foot horizontal addition at the second floor. The property is located within a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit as submitted.

          20.          2002.0636DD          (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
111 MANCHESTER STREET – east side, south of Stoneman Street, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 5544 – Two Discretionary Review requests, the first initiated by Department Staff, pursuant to Planning Commission residential demolition policy, of Building Permit Application Number 2002.04.22.4580, which would demolish an existing single family dwelling, and the second initiated by a member of the public, of Building Permit Application Number 2002.04.22.4585, which would construct a new single family dwelling on the same site. The property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, the Bernal Heights Special Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.                    
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

H.          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:



PLEASE NOTE:
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.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:48 PM