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May 22, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 22, 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.

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. When sending e-mail correspondence to Commissioners, please copy theCommission Secretary at: linda.avery@sfgov.org

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. 2002.0896C (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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2003)

NOTE: Although a public hearing was held on February 13, 2003, public comment remains open.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2003)

2a. 2003.0183DD (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

2477-2479 SUTTER STREET - south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; lot 022 in Assessor's Block 1076 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions as well as a request for Discretionary Review by a member of the public, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.08.13.3876, proposing the demolition of a two-story two-family dwelling within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal to construct a new, four-story three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces. The new construction proposal is the subject of Discretionary Review Case No. 2003.0258D.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition as proposed.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2003)

2b. 2003.0258D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

2477-2479 SUTTER STREET - south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; lot 022 in Assessor's Block 1076 - request for Discretionary Review by a member of the public of Building Permit Application No. 2002.08.13.3873, proposing to construct a new, four-story three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal to demolish a two-story two-family dwelling. The demolition proposal is the subject of Discretionary Review Case No. 2003.0258D.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 17, 2003)

3a. 2002.1295DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

567 SANCHEZ STREET - east side between 19th and Hancock Streets. Assessor's Block 3585 Lot 032 - Request for Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.0731.2751, to demolish an existing one story one family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential House, 3 Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Permit

(Proposed for Continuance to June 26, 2003)

3b. 2002.1297DDDDD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

567 SANCHEZ STREET - east side between 19th and Hancock Streets. Assessor's Block 3585 Lot 032 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.0731.2759, to construct a new 4 story (three over garage) one family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential House, 3 Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve the Project with Modifications

(Proposed for Continuance to June 26, 2003)

4. 2002.0418T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

SECONDARY UNIT - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing Section 207.2 [Second Unit] in its entirety, adding new Section 207.2 and amending Section 209.1 to authorize one additional secondary unit limited to 750 square feet of gross floor area on a lot within 1250 feet of a Primary Transit Street or Transit Center and also within 1250 feet of a Neighborhood Commercial or Commercial zoning district, and constructed for the elderly or persons with physical disabilities and to prohibit the owner from legalizing an illegal unit pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance; by amending Sections 135(d), Table 151 of Section 151 and 307(g) to establish the amount of open space; and adopting findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

(Continued from Regular Calendar of April 24, 2003)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 19, 2003)

5. 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2003)

NOTE: A discretionary review request (Case No. 2003.0316D) has been filed for the new construction portion of this project. This item is proposed for continuance to allow proper public notification for the additional DR request.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 19, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

6. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes March 13 and April 24, 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

10. (PUTRA/WILSON: (415) 558-6233)

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINES - Introduction of and informational presentation on the updated and expanded Residential Design Guidelines (Guidelines) for all residential projects in RH (Residential House) and RM (Residential Mixed-Density) zoning districts. This hearing is for the purpose of officially announcing the release of a draft, and future hearing date. The public may express comments. No action is required by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may adopt the Guidelines at a future public hearing.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

11. 1999.0410E & 2003.0038E (J. KUGLER: (415) 558-5983)

450 RHODE ISLAND STREET - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WITH RETAIL AND 17TH AND RHODE ISLAND STREETS LEGISLATION FOR A GROCERY STORE SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT. Public Hearing on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report: Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 1 which is approximately the whole of the block between Rhode island, Mariposa, 17th and Kansas Streets. The proposed project consists of two elements: the first is two ordinances introduced by the Board of Supervisors amending the San Francisco Planning Code (including Zoning Maps 8 and 8SU) to change the zoning on the block bounded by Rhode Island, 17th, Kansas and Mariposa Streets from M-1 (Light Industrial) to NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial). The proposed legislation would also add Section 781.10, which would create a 17th and Rhode Island Street Grocery Store Special Use Subdistrict applicable to the block described above to permit a neighborhood grocery store with beer and wine sales on that block.

The second element is a proposed development that would involve the construction of a five-story building ranging in height from 16 ½ feet to 52 ½ feet and containing about 204,800 square feet of mixed-use residential/retail space. The project would include approximately 168 residential units, approximately 4,000 square feet of retail space, and approximately 34,500 square feet of grocery store space. In addition, a parking garage would partially occupy three levels, providing a total of approximately 323 self-park off-street parking spaces. The new proposed building would step-up the north slope of the Potrero Hill project site (Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 1), which is bounded by 17th Street on the north, Rhode Island Street on the east, Mariposa Street on the south, and Kansas Street on the west. The project site is within the M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district and within a 40-X height/bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action required

NOTE: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2003.

12. 2002.0207E (L. KIENKER: (415) 558-5970)

5894 - 5898 MISSION STREET - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration, on an irregular-shaped parcel (Assessor's Block 7143 - Lot 33),at the northeast corner of Mission Street, Sickles Avenue, and Huron Street. The proposed project involves the replacement/modernization of a gasoline station and construction of an AM/PM mini-mart, demolition of an existing Smog Pro building, removal and replacement of underground petroleum storage tanks (USTs), and partial site re-grading. The 1,680-gross-square-foot (gsf) project building would result in an approximately 50-gsf expansion of the 24-hour commercial operation. The project would retain the two Mission Street access points, eliminate a Huron Street access, eliminate a Sickles Avenue access near Mission Street, and retain the Sickles Avenue access closest to Huron Street. The approximately 18,000-gsf project site is located in the Outer Mission Neighborhood, is zoned NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial) and is within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold the Mitigated Negative Declaration.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2003)

13. 2002.0207C (R. CRAWFORD: 558-6358)

5894 - 5898 MISSION STREET - at Huron Street and Sickles Avenue, Assessor's Block 7143 Lot 033 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 178(c) for enlargement of a gas station with a convenience store open 24 hours a day; and Planning Code Section 229(b) to allow beer and wine sales at a gas station in an NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions to not allow beer and wine sales among other things.

14. 2003.0162C (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

1624 CALIFORNIA STREET - north side between Polk Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 0643 - Request for conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 723.48 and 790.38, for the addition of "Other Entertainment," including DJs and live bands, to the existing bar d.b.a. "Bohemia." No physical expansion of the bar is proposed. The entertainment use would be permitted only on the ground floor of the two-story building. The subject property is located in the Polk Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 24, 2003)

15. 2003.0120C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

3927 LAWTON STREET - south side between 45th and 46th Avenues, Lot 043, Assessor's Block 1898 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 209.3(f) to locate a child care facility providing less than 24 hour care for 13 or more children in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning; 40-X Height/Bulk Districts. The proposal is to establish additional outdoor recreation space for up to 25 children of the existing child-care facility within the Kids Kollege, located directly adjacent at 3939 Lawton Street. A separate child-care facility will not be established on the subject property. The existing structure will remain residential.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

16a. 2002.0897CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

130-134 RIPLEY STREET south side between Folsom and Alabama Streets; Lot 101 in Assessor's Block 5549 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 121(f) to subdivide a lot into two lots, creating one lot of less than the minimum 25-foot width, creating one lot with an existing two-family dwelling without off-street parking, and another lot with an existing single-family dwelling with two off-street parking spaces, also requiring a Parking Variance, within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

16b. 2002.0897CV (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

130-134 RIPLEY STREET - south side between Folsom and Alabama Streets; Lot 101 in Assessor's Block 5549 - Request for a Parking Variance to subdivide the above lot into two lots, creating one lot with an existing two-family dwelling without off-street parking, and another lot with an existing single-family dwelling with two off-street parking spaces, within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

17. 2002.1175C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

680-686 VALENCIA STREET - previously occupied by Busy Bee Market, west side between 17th and 18th Streets, Lot 7 in Assessor's Block 3577 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish approximately 5,500 gross square feet of full-service restaurant / bar use that will be divided into two restaurant entities, in the tenant space previously occupied by the Busy Bee Market. Conditional Use authorization is required for: (1) the establishment of a bar use within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District (a full-service restaurant that has a full liquor license is also defined as a bar by Planning Code Section 790.22); and (2) the establishment of a use greater than 2,000 square feet (Board of Supervisor's Resolution No. 500-02 - The Mission District Interim Controls). Besides being within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, the subject site is also within a 50-X Height and Bulk District, the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Special Use Subdistrict, and the area subject to the Mission District Interim Controls.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

18. 2002.1041C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

103-111 SAGAMORE STREET - southwest corner of Sagamore Street and San Jose Avenue, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 7147- Request by Cingular for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 710.83 to install three antennas on the rooftop and two associated equipment cabinets within the storage room of a commercial building located in a NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and 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 Limited Location Preference 6 site as it is a building within a NC-1 District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

19. 2002.0778E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

150 BROADWAY (AKA 190 BROADWAY) - Construction of Affordable Housing, Childcare Facility, Retail Space and Parking. Lot 011 of Assessor's Block 0141 - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed new construction of 87 affordable housing units, 41 off-street parking spaces (including 3 spaces for the City CarShare Program), a 3,500 square foot childcare facility, a community room, multi-purpose room and offices associated with the residential use, 2,000 square feet of retail space, and one freight-loading space. The proposed project would consist of three separate buildings: one building would be three-stories tall, or approximately 40 feet in height; a second structure would be five-stories tall, or approximately 50 feet in height; and the third structure would be eight-stories tall, or approximately 80-feet tall. The proposed structures would contain approximately 128,000 gross square feet. The site is approximately 30,948 square feet in size and located at the northeast corner of Broadway and Battery Streets, with additional frontage on Front Street. The site currently contains a ground-level asphalt parking lot on a portion of the site and the remainder of the site is vacant. The site was also the former site of the Embarcadero Freeway off-ramp, and is owned by the City and County of San Francisco. The project site is located within a C-2 (Community Business) zoning district, the Northern Waterfront Special Use District No. 3, the Northeastern Historic District, and an 84-E height and bulk district. The proposed project requires Conditional Use Authorization and a Certificate of Appropriateness.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

20a. 2002.0388R (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558- 6478)

150 BROADWAY (aka 190 BROADWAY) - "Broadway Family Apartments," north side

between Battery and Front Streets; Lot 011 in Assessors Block 0141 - The proposal is to construct a new mid-rise building that will contain 87 units of affordable housing with retail, childcare, and community spaces, built over an underground parking level accessed from Front Street and containing up to 41 off-street spaces. This project is proposed for land that is owned by the City and County of San Francisco, which is currently under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works (DPW) and is partially leased to a parking vendor. The Board of Supervisors previously approved in principle the transfer of the property from DPW to the Mayor's Office of Housing for the development of affordable housing. A General Plan Referral is needed at this time in order for the Board of Supervisors to consider (a) lease disposition and development agreement that will allow the affordable housing developer, Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC), to move forward with development activities, and (b) a future ground lease between the City and Chinatown CDC to be entered into at the start of construction. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business), is in the Northern Waterfront S.U.D. No. 3, and in a 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

20b. 2002.0065KAC (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558- 6478)

150 BROADWAY (aka 190 BROADWAY) - Broadway Family Apartments, north side of Broadway between Battery and Front Streets. Assessors Block 141, Lot 11. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project requests a Certificate of Appropriateness for new construction within the Northeast Waterfront Historic District. The proposed project is a Planned Unit Development that will consists of three mid-rise buildings that will contain 87 units of affordable housing with retail, childcare, and community spaces, built over an underground parking level accessed from Front Street and containing 41 off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

20c. 2002.0065KAC (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558- 6478)

150 BROADWAY (aka 190 BROADWAY) - Broadway Family Apartments, north side of Broadway between Battery and Front Streets. Assessors Block 141, Lot 11. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project requests a Conditional Use authorization for a Planned Unit Development to construct three new mid-rise buildings that will contain 87 units of affordable housing with retail, childcare, and community spaces, built over an underground parking level accessed from Front Street and containing 41 off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

E. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

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

21. 2003.0044D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

458 - 11th AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 1534 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolitions, of Building Permit Application 2001.09.17.8447, proposing to demolish a two-story, two-unit residence in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The replacement project proposes new construction of a four-story, two-unit building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

NOTE: On April 3, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter to May 8, 2003, instructing the project sponsor to provide supporting information on the soundness report. Public hearing remains open on any new information provided.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

22. 2002.1065DD (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)

1469 18TH STREET - corner of 18th and Connecticut, Lot 27 in Assessor's Block 4036 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.05.5714 proposing to change the use to include "Other Entertainment" with a Police "Place of Entertainment" permit, doing business as the "Lingba Lounge," located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approval with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

23a. 2002.1171DV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2312 WEBSTER STREET - east side between Washington and Jackson Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 604 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.04.5572S, proposing to reconfigure the existing two-unit building to a single-family configuration with a new small auxiliary unit at the garage level in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposed reconfiguration of units.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

23b. 2002.1171DV (M. WOODS: (4150 558-6315)

2312 WEBSTER STREET - east side between Washington and Jackson Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor's Block 604 - Rear yard and non-complying structure Variances sought: Approximately fifty percent of the rear building wall of the lower two floors of the existing three-story over garage, two-unit building is within one foot of the rear lot line and the existing rear exit stairs are less than two feet from the rear lot line, thus making the building non-complying. The proposal is (1) to expand the garage level such that the entire garage level is within one foot of the rear lot line; (2) to rebuild the rear exit stairs in the southeast corner with one-hour fire rated walls up to the third floor level; and (3) to construct a new fire escape stairs in the northeast corner with one-hour fire rated walls at the fourth floor level. The subject property is within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 8, 2003)

24. 2003.0253D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

5126-5130 ANZA STREET - south side between 42nd and 43rd Avenue; lot 016 in Assessor's Block 1502 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.03.07.3684, proposing the demolition of a two-story two-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. 2003.0195D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 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 9927276 for the voluntary seismic retrofit of Sutro Tower pursuant to Planning Code Section 306.9 requiring mandatory Discretionary Review of a Building Permit Applications for the Sutro Tower site. This project is within the RH-1, Residential House, One Family District and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with Conditions.

F. PUBLIC COMMENT

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(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.

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