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September 11, 2003

September 11, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, September 11, 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. 2002.0277C (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)

          150 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE - north side between Jones and Leavenworth Streets, in Assessor's Block 344, Lot 4. Request for a Conditional Use authorization to construct a building exceeding 40 feet in height in an R (Residential) District, to determine an appropriate setback at the top portion of the front of the façade of the proposed building, and to allow an Institutional Use in an RC (Residential Commercial Combined) District. The subject property is zoned RC-4 (Residential-Commercial, Combined, High Density) District, is in the North of Market Special Use District, and is in an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to demolish an existing four-story, approximately 88-foot high vacant building originally used as a lodge building for the Knights of Columbus, and most recently as office space. The existing building would be replaced with a new five-story, approximately 78'-0" high building that would house administrative and some on-site service functions of the St. Anthony Foundation which provides a variety of services to homeless and other disadvantaged individuals. The proposed facility at 150 Golden Gate would function as part of a larger campus of St. Anthony's and would specifically provide space for administrative offices, counseling, health and job training services, and, temporarily, some dining services, until a new dining and residential structure could be constructed across the street.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 17, 2003)

      NOTE: On May 1, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued this item to July 17, 2003 in order for project sponsor to continue to work with community by a vote of +7 -0.

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2003)

          2. 2002.1105C (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          4039 18TH STREET - south side, between Hartford and Noe Streets, Lot 81 in Assessor's Block 3583 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 186, 715, and 151, to allow (1) conversion of an existing nonconforming large fast-food restaurant (Hot n' Hunky's) to a full-service restaurant, (2) demolition of an existing two-bedroom unit on the second floor, and (3) addition of one new dwelling unit without providing any off-street parking. The property is in the Castro Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of August 28, 2003)

          NOTE: On August 28, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion of intent to approve the restaurant conversion, but not the residential conversion by a vote +4 -1. Commissioner William Lee voted no. Commissioners Feldstein and Sue Lee were absent. Final language September 11, 2003.

            (Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2003)

      3. 2003.0844D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          309-311 - 2ND AVENUE - west side between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 1434 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all residential demolitions, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2001.01.08.9361 proposing to demolish a three-story with attic, two-unit building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Construction of a four-story, three-unit building and three parking spaces is also proposed under a separate permit.

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

          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW WITHDRAWN BY DEPARTMENT STAFF

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      4. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of 6/12; 6/19, 7/24 (continued from 9/4/03), 2003.

      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

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

          8. 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.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

      9. (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

          DISCRETIONARY REVIEW POLICY - INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON PROPOSALS TO SIMPLIFY AND EXPEDITE THE REVIEW OF DISCRETIONARY REVIEW CASES.

          10. 2003.0389D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

          111 LOBOS STREET - south side between Capitol and Plymouth Avenues; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 7104 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.07.15.1446, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling. The project also proposes to subdivide the existing lot into two separate lots and construct a new two-story, single-family dwelling on each of the two lots in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 31, 2003)

      11. 2003.0383D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          718 CHURCH STREET - West side of Church between 19th Street and Cumberland, Lots 001C, in Assessor's Block 3600 - Mandatory Discretionary review, under the Planning Commission policy for dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application 2003.03.06.9036 to merge two dwelling units in a 7 unit building. The subject property is located in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low density) District in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the dwelling unit merger.

      12. 2003.0662D (D. SIROIS: (415) 558-6313)

          149 HAMERTON AVENUE - south side of Hamerton, between Bosworth St & Mangels - Mandatory Discretionary Review of demolition application 2003.04.04.1497,persuant to the Planning Commission's interim policy requiring review of residential demolitions, to demolish a single-family dwelling. The project also includes the construction of a new single-family dwelling under a separate permit. The subject property is located in an RH-1(Residential, House, One Family) District, in a 40-X Height & Bulk District.

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

          13. 2003.0190D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          442 - 20TH AVENUE - east side between Geary Boulevard and Anza Street, Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1525 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition of Demolition Permit Application No. 9917935 proposing to demolish a two-story single-family residence, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and a 40-x Height and Bulk District. The project also proposes the construction of a new four-story, three-family dwelling on the site.

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

          14. 2003.0636D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

                28 SYLVAN DRIVE - east side between Sloat Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, Lot 042 in Assessor's Block 7250 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.02.3530, proposing to construct a partial third story 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: Take DR and approve the building permit with modifications.

      NOTE: Previously scheduled for July 10, 2003.

      15. 2003.0110DD (K. McGEE: (415) 558-6367)

                1921 PALOU AVENUE - south side between Rankin and Silver Avenue, Lot 042 in Assessor's Block 5330 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2001.10.04.9988 proposing to construct a new single-family, two story dwelling unit on a vacant lot. The subject property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Zoning District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      16. 2003.0435DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          231 DELANO AVENUE - south side between Santa Ynez and Rudden Avenues. Assessor's Block 3211 Lot 017A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Applications No. 2001 0904 7432, 2001 0904 7434, and 2002 0510 6251, to respond to Department of Building Inspection enforcement actions relating to illegal occupancy and construction without permits in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. In particular, the Project will:

      1. In the building at 231 Delano Street;

          a) Eliminate ground floor rooms and restore parking.

            b) Eliminate an illegal third floor dwelling unit.

            c) Legalize a second story deck constructed on the rear 5 feet from the south side property line.

      2. In the building at 231 A&B Delano Street;

          a) Eliminate ground floor rooms and restore parking.

          b) Legalize the reconstructed and repaired rear stairs.

          c) Legalize four bedrooms in each of the two dwelling units in the building.

      3. In the building at 231 C Delano Street;

          a) Eliminate an illegal dwelling unit in the building.

          b) Legalize a deck constructed on the northeast corner of the building.

          4. Demolish the existing detached garage between the 231 and the 231 A&B Buildings,

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

      17. 2003.0700DD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          565 CLIPPER STREET - south side between Douglass and Diamond Streets. Assessor's Block 6556 Lot 021 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003 0307 9076, to construct a new third floor and a three story rear addition to the existing two story single family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two 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 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.

      NOTICE

HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE GENERAL PLAN. The fourth public hearing on the Housing Element will be held Thursday, October 9, 2003 beginning at 5:00 pm. The Department released the Final Draft Housing Element for public review in February 2003. This draft document contains the proposed set of General Plan housing objectives and policies that provide the framework for addressing the City's need to house current and future residents. Implementation programs to be carried out by City agencies accompany each policy. A Data and Needs Analysis section precedes these policies and programs.

Copies of the final draft Housing Element are available at the Department's office. It can also be downloaded from its web site http://www.sfgov.org/planning/citywide/c1_housing_element.htm).

No action on this item can be taken by the Commission until the environmental review of the document is complete.

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