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June 05, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 5, 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 the Commission 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. 2003.0339C (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          625 LARKIN STREET - southwest corner at Willow Street (between Eddy and Ellis Streets); Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0740 - Request for conditional use authorization to modify the conditions of approval of Case No. 85.22EC as set forth in Motion No. 10328, which authorized the construction of a new 5-story building containing up to 8 dwelling units, approximately 6,000 square feet of commercial space and 11 parking spaces. The proposal is to convert a portion of the 2nd floor of the building, which currently contains office space, to three dwelling units. The building would subsequently contain a total of 11 dwelling units. Approximately 2000 square feet of office space would remain on the 2nd floor. The subject property is located in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined: High Density) Zoning District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District #1 and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2003)

      2. 2003.0165D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          3976 - 25TH STREET - north side of 25th Street, between Sanchez & Vicksburg, Lot 019, Assessor's Block 6536 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application 2002.11.07.0995, to demolish an existing single-family dwelling (the project also includes the construction of a new two-family dwelling) in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2003)

          3a. 2002.1220CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

          999 GEARY STREET (990 POLK STREET) - southeast corner at Polk Street, Lots 006 and 007 in Assessor's Block 0716 - Request for conditional use authorization to (1) construct a 12-story, 106-foot-high building containing up to 143 dwelling units for low-income senior citizens and (2) reduce the number of required residential parking spaces within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District. The project is proposing to provide 15 off-street parking spaces where 29 spaces are required.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

            (Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2003)

          3b. 2002.1220CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

                999 GEARY STREET (990 POLK STREET - modification and usable open space and dwelling unit exposure variances sought. The proposed project is the construction of a 12-story, 106-foot-high building containing up to 143 dwelling units for low-income senior citizens within an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District. The rear yard modification and usable open space and dwelling unit exposure variances will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

            (Proposed for Continuance to July 10, 2003)

          4. 2003.0445D (J. TULLY: (415) 558-6372)

          2821 STEINER STREET - west side between Green and Vallejo Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 0559 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.20.3981 proposing to add a 177 sq. ft. addition to the rear first floor and a 21 sq. ft. addition to the rear second floor of this three-story, single-family residence in an RH-2, Two Family Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

                DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      5. Consideration of Adoption - draft minutes of May 1, and 15, 2003.

      6. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      7. Director's Announcements

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

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      9a. (G.GREEN/C. HOGAN: (415) 558-6411/558-6610)

          ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN FRANCISCO PLANNING CODE BY AMENDING ARTICLE 3.5 TO INCREASE FEES RELATED TO PERMIT AND OTHER REVIEWS.

          Consideration of approval of proposed amendments to increase fees intended and designed to allow the Planning Department to generate the revenue necessary to cover the cost of carrying out the Planning Department's mission.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the draft resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the proposed ordinance be adopted as presented.

      9b. (G.GREEN/C. HOGAN: (415) 558-6411/558-6610)

          ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SAN FRANCISCO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE IV TO INCREASE FEES FOR SERVICES.

          Consideration of approval of proposed amendments to increase fees intended and designed to allow the Planning Department to generate the revenue necessary to cover the cost of staff time needed to conduct environmental review of proposed development projects and all the costs of supporting said staff .

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the draft resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisors that the proposed ordinance be adopted as presented.

      10. 2002.1093C (J. VOLLMANN (415) 558-6612)

          1420 HAIGHT STREET - north side between Ashbury Street and Masonic Avenue; Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 1232 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 719.40 and 719.21 of the Planning Code to allow expansion of the existing ground floor retail use, Shoe Biz, into the second floor space and mezzanine of the existing two-story building located in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal also includes remodeling the front facade, relocating a lightwell and raising a portion of the roof seven feet to incorporate clerestory windows.

      Preliminary Recommendation : Approval with Conditions.

      11. 2003.0281T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

          Consideration of an ordinance amending Planning Code Section 312 to require that a change in use to a retail coffee store, as defined in Planning Code Section 790.102(n), or to a pharmaceutical and personal toiletries use, as defined in Planning Code Section 790.102(c), or the addition of prescription drug service where none previously existed within 3 years of an application for an addition, be subject to the notification and review procedures of Section 312, and making a finding of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve resolution recommending the Board of Supervisors adopt the draft ordinance and the associated Planning Code text amendments.

    3:30 P.M.

          12. 2000.465M (T. OJEDA (415) 558-6251)

                HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN - Additional public hearing on the proposed update and amendments to the General Plan put forth in the Housing Element Final Draft for Public Review released February 10, 2003. Proposed revisions will update and amend the Residence Element adopted in 1990 and include an assessment of housing needs, new policies to increase housing production such as higher residential densities along appropriate transit corridors and downtown neighborhoods; encouragement of housing development in neighborhood commercial districts; reconsideration of residential parking requirements; and policies supporting construction of new family housing. The Housing Element Final Draft for Public Review incorporated modifications based on comments and other feedback received by the Planning Department on the first draft published in August 2002.

                Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required. Public hearing to receive comments only.

          (First Public hearing held on May 1, 2003)

E. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

      Approximately 6:30 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 6:30 PM, but have not been called or heard by 6:30 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

      13. 2002.0557D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

                473 LELAND AVENUE - south side between Loehr and Sawyer Streets, Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 6258 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application Number 2002.01.03.8121, which would demolish an existing single-family dwelling. A new single-family dwelling would be constructed under a separate building permit application. Pursuant to Planning Commission Policy, any residential demolition requires a mandatory Discretionary Review Hearing. The property is located in an RH-1 (Single Family Residential) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      14. 2003.0293D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

                1525 FOLSOM STREET - east side between Norfolk and 11th Streets, Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 3521 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2003.02.05.6758, a proposal to convert the second story of an existing two story building from that of storage into a dwelling unit. The construction of a new rear deck, stairs, and garage are also proposed. The property is located in an SLR (Service / Light Industrial / Residential) Zoning District, the IPZ (Industrial Protection Zone) as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 16202, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review to approve the project with

          conditions.

      15. 2003.0261D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          4018 MORAGA STREET - north side, between 46th and 47th Avenues, Lot 25 in Block 1897 - Discretionary Review request on Building Permit No. 2002.12.12.3407s to allow a new third-story vertical addition and a two-story rear horizontal extension to an existing two-story, single-family dwelling. The property is located in the RH-1 and 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take D.R. and approve the project as submitted.

          16. 2003.0344D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

                1222 REVERE AVENUE - north side of Revere Avenue between Hawes and Ingalls Streets, Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 4762 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's Policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.11.20.1933 proposing to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation

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

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.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:49 PM