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Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
August 21, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, August 21, 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. 2002.1268D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

            527 23RD AVENUE - west side between Anza and Balboa Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 1566 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.05.5649, proposing to construct a two-story horizontal addition at the rear of the single-family dwelling, a new third floor and a partial fourth floor in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal would create a second dwelling unit and a second off-street parking space.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 10, 2003)

            NOTE: On July 31, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to take Discretionary Review and approve as modified by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Bradford-Bell was absent. Final action to consider modifications scheduled for August 21, 2003.

            (Proposed for Continuance to August 28, 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) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular meeting of July 24, 2003)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 4, 2003)

      3. 2002.1144C (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

      821 LA PLAYA (AKA 800 GREAT HIGHWAY) - between Great Highway and La Playa at the intersection of Cabrillo Street; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1692 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Section 710.83, of the Planning Code to install two cellular antennas and one related equipment cabinet on the roof of a commercial structure (Wise Surf Shop), within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed antennas would be within the existing parapet and penthouse wall on the roof of the structure, and the related equipment would be located on the roof below the level of the parapet. Neither the antennas nor the equipment would be visible from below or any neighboring property. Per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Preferred Location Preference 6 (limited preference site) as it is located in an NC-1 District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

      NOTE: On July 17, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to disapprove by a vote +5 -0. Commissioners Boyd and Feldstein were absent. Final Language scheduled for August 21, 2003

            (Proposed for Continuance to October 2, 2003)

      4. 2002.0639D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

      604 RHODE ISLAND STREET AND 2005-2007 18TH STREET (aka 2001 18TH STREET; aka 602 RHODE ISLAND STREET) - corner of 18th and Rhode Island Streets, Lots 001 and 002 in Assessor's Block 4030 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Numbers 2002.05.22.7228 and 2002.05.22.7240, which would demolish a single family home and a two-unit home, respectively. Under proposed conditions, the two adjacent properties would be re-subdivided and a new single family home would be built on the resulting corner parcel while a new two-family home would be built on the resulting 18th Street parcel. Mandatory Discretionary Review is required under Planning Commission policy for projects proposing the demolition of housing. The properties are located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 26, 2003)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

      5. 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 July 24, 2003)

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2003)

    6. (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 July 24, 2003)

      (Proposed for Continuance to October 23, 2003)

      7. 2003.0193D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

      244 GRANADA AVENUE - East side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues. Assessor's Block 6942 Lot 039 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.1028.0113, to demolish the existing one family house, 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 two-family building.

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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to October 2, 2003)

    8a. 2002.1298CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      624 LAGUNA STREET - northeast corner at Ivy Street, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0807 - Request for conditional use authorization to demolish a vacant one-unit residential building and to construct a four-story, 40-foot-high senior care residential facility for up to 30 residents within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The project is the subject of a concurrent Variance hearing before the Zoning Administrator.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2003)

          (Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2003)

8b. 2002.1298CV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

      624 LAGUNA STREET - northeast corner at Ivy Street, Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0807 - Parking variance sought. The proposed project is the demolition of a vacant one-unit residential building and the construction of a four-story, 40-foot-high senior care facility for up to 30 residents within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The project is proposing to provide zero off-street parking spaces where three are required.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of June 19, 2003)

      (Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2003)

      9. 2002.0418T ( P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

      SECONDARY UNITS - 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.

          (Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2003)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

    10. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

    11. Director's Announcements

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

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

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

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

    13. 2003.0207C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

            1509 TARAVAL STREET - between 25th and 26th Avenues, Assessor's Block 2400 Lot 043 - Request under Planning Code Section 161.(j) for Conditional Use Approval for a reduction of three off-street parking spaces required for dwellings for a Project with ground floor commercial and three dwelling units. This project lies within an NC-2 Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

            NOTE: On July 10, 2003, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote of +5-2 (Commissioners Bradford Bell and Feldstein voted No). Final Language scheduled for July 24, 2003. On July 24, 2003, this item was continued to 8/21/03

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

    14. 1999. 410E & 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. Certification of 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.

      NOTE: Public Hearing held on May 22, 2003. Public comment period closed May 27, 2003.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Certify Supplemental Environmental Impact Report.

      15. 2003.0038Z ( P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

      REZONING FROM M-1 TO NC-3 AND 17TH AND RHODE ISLAND STREETS GROCERY STORE SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT - Consideration of an Ordinance amending Section Map 8 and 8SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco to rezone the property described as Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 1, full block bound by Rhode Island Street, 17th Street, Kansas Street and Mariposa Street, from M-1 (Light Industrial) with a 40-X height and bulk designation to NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) with a 40-X height and bulk designation and the 17th and Rhode Island Street Grocery Store Special Use Subdistrict.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      16. 2003.0038T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

      17TH AND RHODE ISLAND STREETS GROCERY STORE SPECIAL USE SUBDISTRICT - Consideration of an Ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding Section 781.10 to create the 17th and Rhode Island Streets Grocery Store Special Use Subdistrict for the property described as Assessor's Block 3978, Lot 1, full block bound by Rhode Island Street, 17th Street, Kansas Street and Mariposa Street. The designation of the 17th and Rhode Island Street Grocery Store Special Use Subdistrict permits one of-sale (Type 20 and Type 21) liquor store as a conditional use on the first or second story, provided that it is operated as an integral element of a grocery store of not less than 30,000 gross square feet.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

    17. 2003.0018C (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

        450 RHODE ISLAND STREET - full block bound by Rhode Island, 17th, Kansas and Mariposa Streets; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3978 - Request for conditional use authorization under Sections 303, 304, 712.11, 712.21, and proposed Section 781.10 of the Planning Code to allow a Planned Unit Development for the construction of a mixed-use development consisting of up to 168 dwelling units, approximately 39,400 square feet of commercial/retail space (including a grocery store of approximately 34,500 square feet with liquor, beer and wine sales) and approximately 323 independently accessible off-street parking spaces, in an M-1 (Light Manufacturing) zoning district, a former Industrial Protection Zone and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, proposed for rezoning to the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 17th and Rhode Island Street Grocery Store Special Use Subdistrict, including exceptions to the dwelling unit exposure, usable open space, rear yard, height measurement and bay window requirements in Section 136 of the Planning Code.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

      18a. 2003.0532XV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

        239 GRANT AVENUE - west side between Post and Sutter Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 294 -- Request under Planning Code Section 309(a)(1) (Downtown Project) for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions, including an exception from the rear yard requirements) pursuant to Building Permit Application 2003.08.08.1580. This site lies within a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District and within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The project would convert vacant office space on five floors to five dwelling units. Existing ground floor retail use would remain. The building envelope would be remodeled but not expanded except on the roof to provide required elevator access. The subject property is an unrated (not significant) building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District under Article 11.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditons

      18b. 2003.0532XV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

        239 GRANT AVENUE - west side between Post and Sutter Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 294 - Request under Planning Code Sections 151 and 305 for a variance from parking requirements. This site lies within a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District and within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The project would convert vacant office space on five floors to five dwelling units. Existing ground floor retail use would remain. The building envelope would be remodeled but not expanded except on the roof to provide required elevator access. No parking is proposed where one space is required. This item will be heard concurrently by the Zoning Administrator.

    19a. 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 demolish a building with 74 residential hotel units and to construct a new mid-rise building that will contain 109 units of affordable transitional 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. 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, its demolition was found to not have a substantial adverse impact on the district. A Final Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact was adopted and issued on June 12, 2003.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

        NOTE: On July 24, 2003, the Commission continued this matter indefinitely. Subsequently, this item was re-advertised to August 21, 2003.

      19b. 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, a Variance to provide 32 parking spaces where 88 are required, and a variance to Section 136(2)(C) regarding bay window glass area, are sought as part of a project to construct a new mid-rise building 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 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, its demolition was found to not have a substantial adverse impact on the district, and a Final Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact was adopted and issued on June 12, 2003. The Zoning Administrator will consider these requests.

        NOTE: On July 24, 2003, the Commission continued this matter indefinitely. Subsequently this item was re-advertised to August 21, 2003.

      20. 2003.0090C (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

        3953 24TH STREET - south side of 24th Street, between Sanchez Street and Noe Street, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 6508 - Request for conditional use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 728.39 & 161(j) to demolish an existing single-family dwelling and to construct a four-story (plus basement) mixed-use building without the required one off-street parking space. The proposal includes six senior dwelling units on the upper three floors and approximately 2,400 square of retail space in two separate commercial units. The project site is located in the 24th-Street, Noe Valley, Neighborhood Commercial District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

        21. 2002.1121C (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

        344 TARAVAL STREET - north side between Funston and 14th Avenues; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 2342 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Section 711.38 of the Planning Code for the conversion from a second floor residential use to non-residential uses. The proposal is to (1) construct a two-story rear addition and a third story vertical addition to the existing two-story, single-family dwelling; (2) establish a dental office on the ground floor; (3) convert the second floor from residential use to two offices in the rear, accessory to the dental office and an insurance office at the front; and (4) relocate the second floor dwelling unit to the new third story in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

G. DISCRETIONARY REVIEW HEARING

      Approximately 5:00 PM the Planning Commission will convene into a Discretionary Review (DR) Hearing to hear and act on Discretionary Review matters. Procedures governing DR Hearings are as follow: DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the DR Requestor(s) are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. The Project Sponsor is then provided with up to five (5) minutes for a presentation and those in support of the project are provided with up to three (3) minutes each. At the conclusion, each side (not each person) is provided with 2 minutes for a rebuttal. Those cases that are scheduled on this calendar prior to 5:00 PM, but have not been called or heard by 5:00 PM, could be continued to a later time or date as determined by the Commission.

        22. 2003.0368D (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

        646 LAKEVIEW AVENUE - north side of the street between Miramar and Granada Avenues, Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 7016 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.06.25.9960, proposing to construct a one-story over garage and basement single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

        23. 2003.0585D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

        465 DAY STREET - south side between Noe and Castro Streets. Assessor's Block 6640 Lot 008. Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002 1218 3820, to construct a two story rear addition to the existing two story one family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

H. PUBLIC COMMENT

      At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the 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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