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January 8, 2004

NOTICE OF TIME CHANGE

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, January 8, 2004
3:30 P.M.

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: inda.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.

      1a. 2003.1141DDDDV (B . FU: (415) 558-6613)

          1218 MARIPOSA STREET - north side, between Missouri and Texas Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 3985, in a RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.04.10.2000 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling (the project also proposes the construction of a new single-family dwelling) in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          (Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 2004)

      1b. 2003.1141DDDDV (B . FU: (415) 558-6613)

          1218 MARIPOSA STREET - north side, between Missouri and Texas Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 3985, in a RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Three Discretionary Review requests for Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.10.1998 have been filed for the construction of a replacement single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          (Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 2004)

      1c. 2003.1141DDDDV (B . FU: (415) 558-6613)

          1218 MARIPOSA STREET - north side, between Missouri and Texas Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 3985, in a RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. A front setback Variance is requested to reconstruct an existing garage within the front setback.

          (Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 2004)

      2. 2003.1142D (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

          1611 WALLACE AVENUE' - south side between 3rd and Keith Streets; Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 5413 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to 1943 Planning Commission Resolution No. 2797 on the proposed 2-story horizontal rear addition to a single-family dwelling under Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.20.2646. The addition would extend the building by 24 feet in the rear, including 18 feet of interior space and a 6-foot rear deck. The site is in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Proposed for Continuance to February 12, 2004)

          3. 2003.0873D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          2524-2540 ANZA STREET - north side between 16th and 17th Avenues; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 1528 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.12.10.3209, proposing to add a new fourth floor to the existing three-story, four-unit building in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

                (Proposed for Continuance to February 19, 2004)

      4. 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 03.07.9076, 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.

          NOTE: On September 11, 2003 following public testimony the Commission closed the public hearing and continued this item to November 6, 2003 requesting plans from the Project Sponsor.

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

                (Proposed for Continuance to March 11, 2004)

          5. 2003.0908D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

          461 CHENERY STREET - south side between Roanoke and Mateo Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 6718 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.04.04.1533, proposing to demolish an existing single-family dwelling. A new two-family dwelling unit would be constructed under a separate Building Permit Application, No. 2003.04.04.1536s. The project is located in a RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as proposed.

          WITHDRAWN

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of November 20, 2003, and December 4, 2003, (Continued from December 18, 2003).

      7. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      8. Director's Announcements

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

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

      10. 2003.1027D (M. WOODS; (415) 558- 6315)

          1127 FILBERT STREET - south side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets; Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 0097 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.05.01.3561, proposing to merge one unit on the third floor with a unit on the fourth floor in an existing 4-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the proposed dwelling unit merger.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

          NOTE: On November 6, 2003, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and continued the matter to January 8, 2004, by a vote of +4 -0. Commissioners Bradford Bell, Boyd, W. Lee were absent.

D. REGULAR CALENDAR

      11a. 2002.1290DDDDV (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          949 SANCHEZ STREET - east side between 23rd and 22nd Streets. Assessor's Block 3627 Lot 031A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2002.0718.1767 to construct a new three story one family dwelling on the front portion of the property in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review, and modify the Building Permit.

      11b. 2002.1290DDDDV (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          949 SANCHEZ STREET - East side between 23rd and 22nd Streets. Assessor's Block 3627 Lot 031 Request for a Variance from Planning Code Section 188 to expand a non-complying building, the rear building on the property, located entirely within the required rear yard, so as to increase its degree of noncompliance, in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      12. 2002.1291DDDD (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          949 SANCHEZ STREET - East side between 23rd and 22nd Streets. Assessor's Block 3627 Lot 031A - Discretionary Review, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.09.04.5569, to modify the existing one family house located at the rear of the property in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review, and modify the Building Permit.

          13. 2003.0193D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          244 GRANADA AVENUE - east side between Ocean and Holloway Avenues in 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. 2002.10.28.0113, 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 November 6, 2003)

          14. 2003.1079D (R.CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

          3344 MARKET STREET - northeast side between Glendale and Clayton Streets. Assessor's Block 2717 Lot 004F. Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.06.26.8149, to demolish the existing one family house and construct a new one family house in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2003)

      15. 2003.1249D (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

          3715 BALBOA STREET - south side between 38th Avenue and 39th Avenue; Lot 046 in Assessor's Block 1606 - Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.17.9708 proposing the change of use of the retail space to Personal Service (beauty salon). The subject property is located in an NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      16. 2003.0913D (D. SIROIS; (415) 558-6313)

          3906 JUDAH STREET - north side of Judah Street, between 44th and 45th Avenues, Lot 016, Assessor's Block 1799--Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2003.05.02.3719, that seeks authorization to establish a coffee store (Starbucks) in a vacant commercial space located in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the change of use.

      17. 2003.1246D (B . FU: (415) 558-6613)

          654 CAROLINA STREET - west side, between 19th and 20th Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 4071 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.24.2991, proposing to construct a two-story vertical addition to the existing one-story over garage building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) within a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

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

      18. 2003.0966T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

          FORMULA RETAIL USES - Consideration of an Ordinance to amend the Planning Code by adding Section 703.3 and by amending Section 182 to make findings as to the need to regulate formula retail uses, to define formula retail uses, prohibit formula retail uses in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and in the Neighborhood Commercial Cluster Districts at Cole and Carl Streets and Parnassus and Stanyan Streets, to require any building permit application for formula retail use to comply with the notice and design review procedures of Section 312 of the Planning Code, to provide that the burden to prove that a use is not a formula retail use rests with the building permit applicant or holder, and to provide that nonconforming uses in Residential District which are seeking to change in use to retail sales activity or retail sales establishment which is also a formula retail use must comply with the provisions of Section 703.3 , making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 18, 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 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

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