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March 13, 2003

 

SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING COMMISSION



Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, March 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 impairments 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.

1a.          2002.0877CR                                          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
720 MOSCOW STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #43) - northwest side between France and Italy Avenues, Lot 024, Assessor's Block 6338 - Finding of Consistency with the General Plan pursuant to § 4.105 of the San Francisco Charter to install a total of six (6) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Cingular Wireless' wireless telecommunications network within a P (Public) 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 Recommendations: Finding of Consistency with the General Plan a.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 20, 2003)

1b.          2002.0877CR                                          (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)
720 MOSCOW STREET (SAN FRANCISCO FIRE DEPARTMENT STATION #43) - northwest side between France and Italy Avenues, Lot 024, Assessor's Block 6338 – Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) and 234 of the Planning Code to install a total of six (6) panel antennas and related equipment at an existing two-story, publicly-used structure (a fire station) as part of Cingular Wireless' wireless telecommunications network within a P (Public) 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 Recommendations: Approval with conditions.
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 20, 2003)

2.          2003.0189D                     (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
529 – 21ST AVENUE - west side between Anza and Balboa Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 1564 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.06.14.9077 proposing to demolish a one-story single-family residence, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project also proposes the construction of a new four-story, two-family dwelling on the site.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 20, 2003)



3.          2003.0190D                                         (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
442 – 20TH AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 034 in Assessor’s Block 1525 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 9917935 proposing to demolish a two-story single-family residence, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-x Height and Bulk District. The project also proposes the construction of a new four-story, three-family dwelling on the site.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
                    (Proposed for Continuance to March 20, 2003)

          4.          2002.0967C          (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
2000 VAN NESS AVENUE - northeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and Jackson Street; Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 0595: Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 209.6(b) of the Planning Code to install a total of three (3) antennas and six (6) related equipment cabinets on the roof of an 8-story, 100-foot tall commercial structure, known as the Medical Arts Building, as part of Sprint's wireless telecommunications network within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a wholly commercial structure.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 6, 2003)
(Proposed for Continuance to March 27, 2003)          

5.          2002.0260C                     (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)
965-985 GENEVA AVENUE - south side of Geneva Avenue, between London and Paris Streets, Lots 006, 007, 008, 009 and 010 in Assessor's Block 6409 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization by AT&T Wireless Services Inc. to install a wireless telecommunications facility at the former Apollo Theater pursuant to Planning Code Section 712.83, which includes the installation of six panel antennas, and associated equipment in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. The subject site is a preference 2 locations (co-location site) according to the Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Siting Guidelines, 1996.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Proposed for Continuance to March 27, 2003

          6.          2002.0430C          (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)
378 10TH AVENUE, A.K.A. 389 9TH AVENUE AND A.K.A. 4500 GEARY BOULEVARD - northwest corner of 9th Avenue and Geary Boulevard; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1441 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 712.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of six antennas and related equipment for AT&T Wireless Services, on the roof of an existing three-story, 53-foot tall, industrial structure within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 1 as it is both a co-location site and an industrial building in an NC-3 District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 27, 2003)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to April 3, 2003)


          7.          2002.0657C          (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)
3725 BUCHANAN STREET - west side between Beach Street and North Point Street; Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0445A - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 711.83 of the Planning Code to install a total of eight antennas and related equipment for Verizon Wireless, on the roof of an existing four-story, 45-foot tall, commercial structure within an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 4 as it is a commercial building in an NC-2 District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 27, 2003)
                    (Proposed for Continuance to April 3, 2003)

8.          2003.0139D                                                   (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
1835 19TH AVENUE - west side between Noriega and Ortega Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 2056 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.10.25.9921, to demolish an existing single-family dwelling (the project also proposes the construction of a new two-family dwelling, containing three stories above the street and one basement below the street) 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 Demolition Permit Application as submitted.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 27, 2003)
NOTE: On February 27, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this matter to March 13, 2003 by a vote of +6 –0. Staff was instructed to review and correct inconsistencies in the reports. Commissioner William Lee was absent.
(Proposed for Continuance to April 3, 2003)

9.          2002.1109D                               (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
107 MAYWOOD DRIVE -east side of the street between Ravenwood Drive and Brentwood Avenue, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 3042 –Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.02.20.2529, proposing to construct a vertical addition on an existing single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1(D) [Residential, House, One-Family (Detached)] District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B.          COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS
          
10.          Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of February 27, 2003.

                    11.                    Commission Comments/Questions          

C.          DIRECTOR'S REPORT

12.          Director's Announcements
          
13.          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

14.          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 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.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of February 27, 2003)
                    NOTE: On February 13, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued the matter to February 27, 2003, by a vote of +6 –0. Commissioner Boyd was absent.
          
F.          REGULAR CALENDAR

                    15.                                                                        (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)
WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES FACILITIES SITING GUIDELINES – Consideration of approval of a Resolution to supplement the 1996 Wireless Telecommunications Services Facilities Siting Guidelines and adopt Department policies not in the Guidelines. These policies are intended to supplement the objectives established in Resolution 14182 adopted in August 1996.

                                                             (C. RIVASPLATA: (415) 558-6255)
          16.                    TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO (TMASF) – 1998-2002 PROGRAM SUMMARY AND 2003-2007 WORK PLAN. Consideration of a Resolution approving findings that the TMASF Program Summary for 1998-2002 is in compliance with City requirements and accepting the TMASF Work Plan for the 2003-2007 program period. This non-profit organization of downtown office building managers/owners with transportation requirements seeks the Commission's endorsement of its work, based on its ability to meet the objectives established in Resolution 14509 of December 1997.
                    
17.          2002.0828C                     (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
598 BELVEDERE STREET - northeast corner of Belvedere and 17th Streets, Lot 048 in Assessor's Block 1279: -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.2(d) and 303 to legalize the operation of a bed and breakfast inn with no more than five guest rooms within a single-family house, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

18.          2002.1174C                               (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
2223 POLK STREET - northwest corner at Bonita Street, between Green and Vallejo Streets, Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 550 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization for addition of a full bar (Type 47 ABC License) to an existing full-service restaurant ("Pesce") (Planning Code Section 723.41), in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. No expansion of the existing use is proposed.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

19.          2003.0051C                                         (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
2031 POLK STREET - west side between Broadway and Pacific Avenue, Lot 4 in Assessor's Block 570 -- Request for Conditional Use Authorization to permit enlarging an existing full-service restaurant ("Tai Chi") (Planning Code Section 723.42), by expansion into the 800 square foot adjacent vacant commercial space, for a total of 2,840 square feet, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

          20a.          2002.1111CV           (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
                    1451-1455 HAIGHT STREET - south side between Ashbury Street and Masonic Avenue, Lot 028 in Block 1244 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) to allow a reduction in the parking requirement from one parking space to none. The proposal is to legalize an unauthorized dwelling unit located in a structure at the rear of the property without the required off-street parking space. The subject property lies within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This project also requires variances from the rear yard and non-complying structure requirements of the Planning Code to allow the legalization of a dwelling unit in the rear yard.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

          20b.          2002.1111CV           (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
          1451-1455 HAIGHT STREET - south side between Ashbury Street and Masonic Avenue, Lot 028 in Block 1244 - Request for variances from the rear yard and non-complying structure requirements of the Planning Code to legalize a dwelling unit located in a legal non-complying structure within the required rear yard. This project also requires Conditional Use Authorization to allow the legalization of the dwelling unit without producing the required one parking space for the unit.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

                    21a.          1999.554CD                     (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
601 KING STREET - southeast corner at 7th Street, a through lot with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800: Request for Conditional Use approval under Planning Code Sections 215(a) and 304 to develop a six-story mixed-use PUD (Planned Unit Development), with 250 dwelling units, up to 6,000 square feet of commercial space, and a 257-space garage, with exceptions from rear yard requirements of Section 134, with a proposed Height and Bulk District reclassification from 50-X to 65-X, and subject to Mandatory Discretionary Review, within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Industrial Protection Zone.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.


                    21b.          1999.554CD                               (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)
601 KING STREET - southeast corner at 7th Street, a through lot with frontage on Berry Street; Lots 1 and 2 in Assessor's Block 3800: Mandatory Staff-initiated Discretionary Review under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202 to demolish two industrial warehouse structures and to construct 250 units of housing within the Industrial Protection Zone and within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not take DR and approve the Project.

22.           (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 17, 2002 as part of the Department's Better Neighborhoods Program – comment gathering only; no approval actions. Information available at www.betterneighborhoods.org.
          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 13, 2003)

23.          2000.1311ECD                                                   (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)
                    2690 HARRISON STREET (A.K.A. 3000 - 23rd STREET) - northwest corner of 23rd Street; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 3639 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow [1] the construction of 54 dwelling units pursuant to Planning Code Section 215(a), [2] the creation of housing not providing at least 25 percent of the total number of units as affordable units pursuant to Section A(iv) of the Mission District Interim Controls (MDIC; as set forth in Board of Supervisors Resolution Number 500-02), [3] the conversion of a PDR (Production, Distribution, or Repair) use to a non-PDR use pursuant to Section E(v) of the MDIC, and [4] the provision of off-street parking in excess of that which is required pursuant to Section A(x) of the MDIC, in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District, the NEMIZ (Northeast Mission Industrial Zone) as defined in Planning Commission Resolution 13794, a Mixed-Use Housing Zone as defined in Planning Commission Resolution 16202, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing 21,000 square foot industrial building and construct a new structure containing 54 dwelling units on upper levels and 60 off-street parking spaces in a ground level garage. The building would be a maximum of four stories tall (approximately 40 feet in height).
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the project with modifications and conditions.
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 23, 2003)
BACKGROUND NOTE: On June 27, 2002, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing. The Commission entertained two motions: 1) Approve with modifications and require staff to approve design. The motion failed to carry for lack of a second; 2) Approve with modifications and require staff to approve design, bedroom mix and open space. The motion failed to carry by vote of +3 –3. Commissioners Baltimore, Joe and Salinas voted no. Commissioner Fay was absent. At the call of the Chair, the matter was continued to July 18, 2002. Following the June 27, 2002, hearing, the Mission Interim Controls were amended such that a new Conditional Use Authorization is now required. Accordingly, the Commission will conduct a new hearing during which public comment will be re-opened.                    
                    NOTE: On January 23, 2003, this matter was noticed for re-hearing. On that date the Commission continued the item to March 13, 2003 to allow for a briefing on the Eastern Neighborhoods, which includes the Mission District. The Public Hearing is Open.
          
E.          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

          Approximately 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 5:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 5:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.
          
24.          2003.0084D                                         (G.NELSON: (415) 558-6257)
23 WOOD STREET - west side between Euclid Avenue and Geary Boulevard; Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 1069 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission policy requiring review of all residential demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.07.25.2322 proposing the demolition of a two-story single-family dwelling, in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal to construct a new, four-story two-family dwelling with two off-street parking spaces.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition
                    
25.          2002.1064D                     (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)
2508 19TH AVENUE - east side of the street between Ulloa and Vicente Streets, Lot 013B in Assessor's Block 2419 –Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.03.13.1301, proposing to construct a two-story over garage 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 with modifications
                    (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 27, 2003)

26.          2002.1257D                                         (S. VELLVE (415) 558-6263)
1225 CAPITOL AVENUE – west side between Ocean and DeMontfort Avenues; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 6935 – Department initiated Discretionary Review pursuant to the Planning Commission's residential demolition policy of Building Permit Application 2002.07.10.1031 proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling to be replaced by a two-family dwelling in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

          27.          2002.1101D          (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)
                    408 FAIR OAKS - east side of Fair Oaks, between 25th & 26th Streets, Lot 038, Assessor's Block 6533 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Permit Application 2002.1001.7854 seeking to merge two dwelling units in a four unit building located in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
                    Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve 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:


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.


HOUSING ELEMENT FINAL DRAFT FOR PUBLIC REVIEW RELEASED
The Housing Element of the General Plan details the City's policies and programs for ensuring adequate and appropriate housing for current and future San Franciscans. Proposed amendments to the existing Residence Element include new policies to increase housing production through higher residential densities along transit corridors and downtown neighborhoods; encouragement of housing development in neighborhood commercial districts; reconsideration of residential parking requirements; and supporting construction of new family housing. This document also contains an analysis of San Francisco's housing needs, data on housing production trends, and an assessment of the City's capacity for new housing based on land supply and site opportunities.

Presentation of the proposed amendments before the Planning Commission has been scheduled for March 27, 2003. Additional public hearings before the Commission and the Board of Supervisors will be scheduled in April and May. Copies of the Housing Element Final Draft for Public Review can be obtained from the Planning Department (1660 Mission St., 5th Floor), local public libraries, and on-line (www.sfgov.org/planning/citywide/c1_housing_element.htm). For additional information, call 558-6251.


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