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Public Hearings 
 
April 8, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, April 8, 2004
1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Shelley Bradford Bell
Vice-President: Sue Lee
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; 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: Sue Lee
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Rev. Edgar E. Boyd; Lisa Feldstein;
Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

      The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

      1. 2003.1285D (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          3340 BAKER STREET - east side between North Point and Bay Streets, Lot 25 in Assessor's Block 0923 - Request for Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2003.08.04.1168s, proposing to construct a new three-story rear horizontal extension with a new roof deck on top to an existing three-story, single-family dwelling. The property is located in the RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

            (Proposed for Continuance to June 3, 2004)

      2a. 2003.1214D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          120 MAYNARD STREET - south side between Craut and Congdon Streets; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 5894 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application 2002.11.22.2105, proposing to demolish a single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

            (Proposed for Continuance to May 13, 2004)

      2b. 2003.1215D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          120 MAYNARD STREET - south side between Craut and Congdon Streets; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 5894 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application 2002.11.22.2107, proposing to construct a two-story over ground/garage, single-family dwelling in a RH-1 (House, One-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

            (Proposed for Continuance to May 13, 2004)

      2c. 2003.1216D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          122 MAYNARD STREET - south side between Craut and Congdon Streets; Lot 040 in Assessor's Block 5894 - Staff initiated and public Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2002.11.22.2101, to construct a new two-story over ground/garage, single-family dwelling located in an RH-1 (House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height/Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

          (Proposed for Continuance to May 13, 2004)

          3. 2004.0151D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          2250 JACKSON STREET - north side between Buchanan and Webster Streets; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0589 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.07.8857S, proposing to merge five dwellings units to a single-family residence in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

          (Proposed for Continuance to June 10, 2004)

          4. 2000.465E (R. COOPER: (415) 558-5974)

          HOUSING ELEMENT OF THE SAN FRANCISCO GENERAL PLAN - Appeal of the Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed revision of the Housing Element of the San Francisco General Plan, which is an update of the 1990 Residence Element of the San Francisco General Plan. The Housing Element is a public policy document that comprehensively addresses issues of housing needs for San Francisco residents and households. Included in the Housing Element is San Francisco population, employment and housing data analysis. Eight new policies are proposed to be added to the 63 policies and 11 objectives that have been modified or retained from the 1990 Residence Element.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 1, 2004)

          (Proposed for Continuance to April 22, 2004)

          5. 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: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of February 26, 2004)

            (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      6. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of March 4 and 25, 2004.

      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. 2002.0914R (D. ARGUMEDO/S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308/558-6284)

          675 TOWNSEND STREET. south side between 7th and 8th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor Block 3799. The project is related to Planning Case No. 1998.455C, a mixed use development of 148 dwelling units, approximately 35,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 256 parking spaces in two basement levels. Due to the presence of a Caltrain easement, the originally proposed 7'-6" wide sidewalk along Townsend Street would be reduced to 4'-6" to maintain a minimum distance from an existing rail line in the Townsend Street right-of-way. The reduced sidewalk width is less than the Department of Public Works' minimum 6-foot sidewalk width standard. The subject property (675 Townsend Street) is in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and a 40-X/50-X (Height and Bulk) District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Find the proposal not in conformity with the General Plan

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 25, 2004)

                NOTE: On April 1, 2004, following pubic testimony, the Commission closed public hearing. The Commission entertained a motion to find this project not to be in conformity with General Plan by a vote +3 -2. Commissioners Antonini and Bradford-Bell voted no. Commissioners Boyd and Hughes were absent. The motion failed. The matter was continued to April 8, 2004 by a vote +5 -0 to allow the absent commissioners to participate in the final action. Commissioners Boyd and Hughes were absent.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

      11. 2003.0762C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

          1135 EVANS AVENUE - southwest corner at Middle Point Road, Lot 014, Assessor's Block 4602A - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 711.83 and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 3 panel antennas and a microwave dish on the existing 69-foot lattice pole and related equipment on the ground as a part of Cingular's wireless telecommunications network within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The site is a Location Preference 1 (Preferred Location - publicly-used structures).

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

                (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 18, 2004)

          12. 2003.1230C (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

          1014 CLEMENT STREET - north side between 11th and 12th Avenues, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 1422 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 716.51 to allow a medical service use (Wu's Healing Center) on the second floor of a three story building in the Inner Clement Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 18, 2004)

      13. 2003.1254D (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

          170 ST. GERMAIN AVENUE - north side at Glenbrook Avenue; Lot 009 in Block 2708 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.07.31.0905, proposing to construct a one story horizontal and a one story vertical addition to an existing two story over basement single family dwelling in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of March 4, 2004)

      14. 2003.1261D (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

          2245 FILBERT STREET - south side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets,: Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 0534 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.05.28.5693, proposing to expand the existing third floor and demolish the existing rear stairs and construct new rear stairs with decks to serve all three floors of the two-unit building located in an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      15. 2004.0174D (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)

          2 ORD COURT - south side between States and Douglass Streets; Lot 077 in Assessors Block 2619 - Discretionary Review request, for a building permit (No. 2003/07/11/9238) to allow the construction of a second-story, vertical addition to an existing one-story, single-family dwelling. The property is located 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 building permit as submitted.

      16. 2004.0193D (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478

          120-122 ALTA STREET - north side at Montgomery Street. Lot 041 in Assessor's Block 0105. Mandatory Discretionary Review for Building Permit Application No. 2003.03.14.9831 proposing to legalize a dwelling unit merger from 2 units to 1 unit, in an RH-3 (House, Three Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

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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