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City and County of San Francisco
July 24, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, July 24, 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/sfgtv

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

        RESIDENTIAL DESIGN GUIDELINES - 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 is a second hearing on the proposed Guidelines after receiving comments and recommendations from the public at the May 22, 2003 hearing, and meetings with interested neighborhood groups and organizations. This hearing is to provide another opportunity for the public to comment on the draft Guidelines. No action is required by the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may adopt the Guidelines at a future public hearing.

        (Continued from Regular meeting of May 22, 2003)

        (Proposed for Continuance to August 21, 2003)

        2. 2003.0278C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

              5810 MISSION STREET - north side of the street between Lawrence and Sickles Avenues, Lots 039, 042, and 049 in Assessor's Block 7143 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 304 to allow the amendment of Motion No. 13347 to amend the Planned Unit Development authorization to allow for the conversion of three Below Market Rate (BMR) rental apartments into three (BMR) dwelling units for sale for owner occupancy. The conversion would affect units #202, #205, and #303 in the building, located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to August 21, 2003)

        3. 2003.0042T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        MAJOR EXTERIOR ALTERATION NOTIFICATION - consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by amending Section 311 and 312 to require expanded public notice for major exterior alteration projects; requiring the Building and Planning Departments to issue implementing regulation within 90 days and report to the Board of Supervisors on the effectiveness of the ordinance no later than nine months thereafter; and adopting findings.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of May 15, 2003)

      (Proposed for Continuance to August 21, 2003)

        4. 2003.0636D (F. JONES: (415) 558-6477)

              28 SYLVAN DRIVE - east side between Sloat Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, Lot 042 in Assessor's Block 0636 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.02.3530, proposing to construct a three-story rear vertical addition to the existing two-story, single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the building permit as submitted.

        (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      5. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      6. Director's Announcements

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

      8. Set hearing date to discuss the Department's priorities.

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. REGULAR CALENDAR

                  9. 2003.0444D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

        586 LISBON STREET - northwest side between France and Russia Streets, Lot 016A in Assessor's Block 6274 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2002.06.12.8815 to construct a new single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District, 40-X Height/Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

        10. 2003.0638D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

        20 ROSEWOOD AVENUE - west side of Rosewood between Ravenwood Drive and Brentwood Avenue; Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 3043 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.01.16.5375S, proposing a second story front horizontal extension for an existing single family dwelling within an RH-1 (D) (One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      11. 2002.0782KRV (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PROJECT - Planning Commission Finding Regarding Planning Code Section 295 ("Sunlight Ordinance"). The project is located along Academy Drive in Golden Gate Park, south side of the street and bounded by the Music Concourse to the north, the Rhododendron Dell to the east, the Shakespeare Garden to the west and Middle Drive East to the south, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1700 in a P (Public) District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. Construction of a new California Academy of Sciences (CAS) building on the site of the existing facility in Golden Gate Park is proposed. The project includes demolition of 11 of 12 existing buildings, and would retain Simson Africa Hall. The project proposes a new building, contiguous with a rehabilitated Africa Hall, housing the Academy's facilities in one structure. The new CAS building would have a varying roof height ranging from approximately 40 feet to 67 feet in height. Section 295 of the Planning Code requires, prior to approval of the project, that a determination be made that shading from the structure will not have a significant and adverse effect on lands under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Department. The Commission shall make its determination following a recommendation by the Recreation and Park Commission . (Action by the Planning Commission.)

        Preliminary Recommendation: Find that the shadow impact is insignificant.

        12. 2002.0782EKRV (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PROJECT - Finding of Consistency with General Plan and Planning Code Priority Policies. The project is located along Academy Drive in Golden Gate Park, south side of the street and bounded by the Music Concourse to the north, the Rhododendron Dell to the east, the Shakespeare Garden to the west and Middle Drive East to the south, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1700 in a P (Public) District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. Construction of a new CAS building on the site of the existing facility in Golden Gate Park is proposed. The project includes demolition of 11 of 12 existing buildings, and would retain Simson Africa Hall. The project proposes a new building, contiguous with a rehabilitated Africa Hall, housing the Academy's facilities in one structure. The new CAS building would have a varying roof height ranging from approximately 40 feet to 67 feet in height. Planning Code Section 234.1 and 290 require uses in a P District and an OS Height and Bulk District be in conformity with the General Plan. (Action by the Planning Commission.)

        Preliminary Recommendation: Find that the Project is, on balance, in conformity with the General Plan.

      13. 2002.0782EKRV (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PROJECT - Parking Variance Request. The proposal is to remove 73 existing parking spaces and to construct the new CAS building without providing 253 required off-street parking spaces. The project is located along Academy Drive in Golden Gate Park, south side of the street and bounded by the Music Concourse to the north, the Rhododendron Dell to the east, the Shakespeare Garden to the west and Middle Drive East to the south, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1700 in a P (Public) District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.

14a. 2002.1301CV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

        230-242 TURK STREET - "The Salvation Army Turk Street Center", north side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets; Lots 024 & 006 in Assessors Block 0338 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 to construct a new eight-story building approximately 79 feet high that will contain 109 units of affordable housing for adults in recovery and older foster care youth. The project includes a gymnasium, pool, chapel and multipurpose room on the ground floor, and social services offices, and youth recreational area on the second and third floors, all built over an underground parking level accessed from Turk Street and containing at least 32 off-street spaces. A structure containing 36 dwelling units and 74 rooms of group housing would be demolished. The subject property is in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District and located within the North of Market Residential Special Use District No. 1, and is in an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. The existing building is a contributing structure to the National Register Eligible San Francisco Apartment and Hotel District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      14b. 2002.1301CV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

        230-242 TURK STREET - "The Salvation Army Turk Street Center", north side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets; Lots 024 & 006 in Assessors Block 0338 - Request for a rear yard modification in accord with Section 134(f) to provide an equivalent yard area elsewhere on the lot, and for variances to provide 32 parking spaces where 88 are required, and to reduce the glass area in bay windows required by Section 136(c)(2)(C), are sought as part of a project to construct a new eight-story building approximately 79 feet high that will contain 109 units of affordable housing for adults in recovery and older foster care youth and facilities for associated services. The project includes a gymnasium, pool, chapel and multipurpose room on the ground floor, and social services offices, and youth recreational area on the second and third floors, all built over an underground parking level accessed from Turk Street and containing at least 32 off-street spaces. The subject property is in an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District and located within the North of Market Residential Special Use District No. 1. The existing building is a contributing structure to the National Register Eligible San Francisco Apartment and Hotel District and is in an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will consider these requests.

        15. 2002.1219C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

        1770 - 1780 FELL STREET - north side between Ashbury Street and Masonic Avenue; Lot 18, in Assessor's Block 1209 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 209.1(h) and 303 of the Planning Code to convert the existing building on an approximately 5,000 square-foot lot from a residential care facility to five (5) dwelling units, at a density ratio of one dwelling unit per 1,000 square feet of lot area, in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

        16. 2002.1021C (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

        2525 CALIFORNIA STREET - south side, between Steiner and Pierce Streets, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 0655 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 718.11 for a development with a lot size exceeding 5,000 square feet in area. The proposal is to demolish the existing one-story commercial building and construct a four-story building with up to 16 dwelling units on the three upper stories, up to 4,999 square feet of retail space (Other Retail Sales and Services per Planning Code Section 790.102) on the ground floor, and up to 24 parking spaces in a basement garage, within the Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

At approximately 5:00 p.m. the Planning Commission will consider item 17 below. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 5:00 p.m. but have not been called or heard by 5:00 p.m. could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

      17. 2001.911E (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

        GOLDEN GATE PARK CONCOURSE AUTHORITY PROJECTS - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - The site is between the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, called the Music Concourse area. In 1998, voters of San Francisco approved Proposition J, Golden Gate Park Revitalization Act, to improve the landscape and pedestrian environment of the Music Concourse area. Phase I of the proposed project would include an underground parking facility of 800 to 1,000 spaces at the Music Concourse, surface improvements, and transportation improvements in the Concourse area, and throughout Golden Gate Park, as described in Proposition J. Proposition J requires removal of surface parking spaces from the Concourse area, and in locations throughout the Park, equivalent to the number of spaces provided in the new underground parking facility upon completion of the parking facility. In addition to the underground parking facility, the Transportation Implementation Plan includes the following elements: intra-park shuttle, cultural shuttle, traffic calming, parking management, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, road closures, and MUNI service improvements. Phase II of the project would entail construction of an Underground Through Street connecting Fulton Street to Middle Drive East, which would allow for through traffic to be restricted or eliminated from Tea Garden Drive and Academy Drive. The proposed underground roadway would ramp down at Eighth Avenue at Kennedy Drive and would extend beneath the east end of the Concourse and alongside the east side of the California Academy of Sciences, where it would ramp up to Middle Drive East. This underground street would not provide access into the parking garage and would be intended to reduce cross-park vehicular traffic through the Music Concourse. The project site is within the P (Public Use) zoning district and within an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District; Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 1.

        Since publication of the Draft EIR, the Executive Director of the Project Sponsor, Concourse Authority, notified the Planning Department that the preferred project as analyzed in the DEIR has been revised. The project, as revised, consists of Phase I, the Underground Parking Facility, and the Transportation Improvement Measures ("TIP"), both as analyzed as part of the preferred project in the DEIR. Phase II, the Underground Through Street, has been severed from the project and removed from further consideration. As a consequence, the preferred project, as revised, is Phase I and the TIP elements only. This project was identified in the DEIR as Alternative B. With the severance of Phase II, the project, as revised, has no physical environmental impact on the historic character of the Rhododendron Dell, an area of Golden Gate Park considered individually eligible for listing on the California Register of Historical Resources. As a result, the project, as revised, has eliminated the significant unavoidable impact to this resource that was identified in the DEIR.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note the public review period for the DEIR ended at 5:00 pm, February 5, 2003. Public hearing has been closed.

        NOTE: On July 17, 2003, the Commission passed a motion of intent to not Certify the EIR by a vote of +6-0 with Commissioner Boyd absent.

E. REGULAR CALENDAR - CONTINUED

        18. 2000.1073E (B. HELBER: (415) 558-5968)

        201 FOLSOM STREET - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) - The rezoning of parcels in the Rincon Hill neighborhood (the "rezoning project") and a residential development of approximately 1,500,000 gross square feet (gsf) at 201 Folsom Street (the "development" project). The property is currently used as a paved parking lot by the United States Postal Service (USPS) Annex and other government agencies for 270 vehicles. The rezoning project includes rezoning part of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 and Lots 1 and 8 in Assessor's Block 3745 from the existing P (Public) to a zoning district that allows private development. The requested rezoning is from P (Public) with height limits of 150 and 200 feet to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined: High-Density) with a 300- and 400-foot height limit. In addition, a Planning Code text amendment is requested to create a new Residential/Commercial sub-district under the Rincon Hill Special Use District overlay, and amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan, a part of the San Francisco General Plan. The request for rezoning has been made in conjunction with development proposed at 300 Spear Street on Assessor's Block 3745, Lot 1, that would be a part of the rezoned area. The third parcel requested to be rezoned is 345 Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, the remaining privately owned lot in the existing P district. The development portion of the project would consist of up to 725 residential units (about 825,000 gsf) and about 38,000 gsf of retail space. It would include about 753 enclosed parking spaces and four loading spaces for the use of the development, and about 272 enclosed replacement parking spaces for the use of the USPS and other government agencies. An 80-foot-tall building base would cover the site. Two residential towers would rise above the building base to total heights of approximately 350 feet and 400 feet above the ground level. The project would require a subdivision of Lot 1 to separate the development site from the Postal Service Annex.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note that the public review period for the Draft EIR ended at 5 pm, December 2, 2002. Public Hearing Closed.

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

        19. 2000.1090E (B. HELBER: (415) 558-5968)

        300 SPEAR STREET - Certification of Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) -The project includes rezoning of parcels in the Rincon Hill neighborhood (the "rezoning project") and a mixed-use development of approximately 1,560,000 gross square feet (gsf) at 300 Spear Street (the "development project"). The property is currently used as a paved parking lot for 290 vehicles. The property was formerly owned by Caltrans and under lease to Golden Gate Transit for daytime commuter bus layovers. Golden Gate Transit buses were relocated a few blocks away in 2000. The rezoning project includes rezoning Lots 1 and 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, and part of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 from the existing P (Public) to a zoning district that allows private development. The requested rezoning is from P (Public) with height limits of 105, 150 and 200 feet to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined: High Density) with 300- and 400-foot height limits. In addition, a Planning Code text amendment is requested to create a new Residential/Commercial subdistrict under the Rincon Hill Special Use District overlay, and amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan, a part of the San Francisco General Plan. The request for rezoning has been made in conjunction with the proposed development at 201 Folsom Street on Assessor's Block 3746, Lot 1, that would be a part of the rezoned area. The third parcel requested to be rezoned is 345 Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745, the remaining privately owned lot in the existing P district. The development portion of the project would consist of up to 820 residential units, about 36,000 gsf of retail and about 890 underground parking spaces. Two 80-foot-tall building bases would be built to the property lines on Spear, Folsom and Main Streets; the building bases would surround a landscaped courtyard beginning at the courtyard (third) level. Two residential towers would rise above the building bases to total heights of approximately 350 feet and 400 feet above the ground level, respectively.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the EIR as a Final EIR. Please note that the public review period for the Draft EIR ended at 5 pm, December 2, 2002. Public Hearing Closed.

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

        20a. 2000.1326MZT (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

300 SPEAR STREET, 160 HARRISON STREET (aka 365 MAIN STREET), AND 201 FOLSOM STREET (aka 314-390 MAIN STREET) - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom, Spear Street, Harrison Street, and Main Street, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3745; the northeast corner of Harrison Street and Main Street, Lot 8 in Assessor's Block 3745; and the northern half of the block bounded by Harrison Street, Beale Street, Folsom Street, and Main Street, the northern half of Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746, respectively -- Zoning Reclassification of Property, Planning Code Text Change, and General Plan Amendments sought. The applicants have requested approvals for: (1) the reclassification of these properties from P (Public) to RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density), Districts and the establishment of a "Residential/Commercial Sub-district" within the Rincon Hill Special Use District under Section 249.1 of the Planning Code, pursuant to Section 302 of the Planning Code; (2) the adoption of amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan (part of the General Plan) pursuant to Section 340 of the Planning Code; (3) the adoption of modifications to the existing height and bulk limits, including increasing the current height limits from 200-feet, 150-feet and 105 feet to 400 feet for 201 Folsom Street and 300 Spear Street; and from 105 feet to 300 feet for 160 Harrison Street; and (4) the adoption of text change amendments to the Planning Code and General Plan that would change the requirements for density, use, usable open space, parking, parking location, street frontage , site coverage, tower separation and dwelling unit exposure, and other matters at the subject sites.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution Recommending to the Board of Supervisor's Approval of the Proposed Text, Map and General Plan Changes.

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

        20b. 2000.1073C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

        201 FOLSOM STREET (aka 314-390 MAIN STREET) - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom Street to the north, Main Street to the east, Harrison Street to the south, and Beale Street to the west, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3746 - Request for conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 253 to allow construction of a building taller than 40 feet in an R (Residential) District. The proposed Project would consist of up to 820 residential units in about 775,000 gross square feet, about 38,000 gross square feet of retail space, and up to 845 off-street parking spaces for the residential and retail uses and up to 272 replacement parking spaces for United States Postal Service. The project would include two towers that would be approximately 400 and 350-feet tall. The project is currently within a P (Public) District and within 200-R and 150-R Height and Bulk Districts. (A Public Hearing for a Planning Code Text, Map and General Plan Amendments for this site will be considered immediately before this hearing).

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

        20c. 2000.1090C (M. SNYDER: (415) 558-6891)

        300 SPEAR STREET - the northern half of the block bounded by Folsom Street to the north, Spear Street to the east, Harrison Street to the south, and Main Street to the west, Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3745 - Request for (1) conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303 and 253 to allow construction of a building taller than 40 feet in an R (Residential) District; and (2) an exception under Section 271 of the Planning Code to permit the project to exceed the maximum plan length. The proposed project would consist of up to 820 residential units in about 910,000 gross square feet, about 35,000 gross square feet of retail space, and up to 890 underground parking spaces. The Project would include two residential high-rises with overall heights of approximately 400 and 350 feet; and two lower buildings with an overall height of 85 feet. The project is currently within a P (Public) District and within 200-R and 105-R Height and Bulk Districts. (A Public Hearing for a Planning Code Text, Map and General Plan Amendments for this site will be considered immediately before this hearing)

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

              (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

      21. 2003.0376C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

        5630 MISSION STREET - north side of the street between Naglee and Whipple Avenues, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 7098 - Request by Verizon Wireless for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 711.83 to install eight (8) antennas on the rooftop and associated equipment cabinets within the interior storage room of a motel (The Mission Inn) located in a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. Per the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a location Preference 4 site as it is a wholly commercial building within a NC-2 District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

        22. 2002.0913C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

        2001 UNION STREET - southwest corner at the intersection of Union and Buchanan Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 0541 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 725.83, of the Planning Code to install six (6) cellular antennas and five (5) related equipment cabinets on the roof of the Union Street Plaza Building, as part of Sprint PCS' telecommunications network within the Union Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed antennas would be flush mounted to an existing rooftop penthouse, and the related equipment would be housed in a new mechanical penthouse that would be partially visible from the street below. The site is considered a Preference 2 under the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, as it is a "co-location" site. However, due to a prior Planning Commission action and approved Motion No. 16084 for case no 2000.0385C the site had been deemed a Preference 6. The Planning Commission will consider under which Preference (2 or 6) to review the application. Sprint has also modified the location of the proposed rooftop mechanical penthouse from their original proposal.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      (Continued from regular meeting of June 12, 2003)

G. 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 ite8 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.

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