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Public Hearings 
 

January 20, 2005

January 20, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, January 20, 2005

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

 

President: Shelley Bradford Bell

Vice-President:  Sue Lee

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Dwight Alexander; Kevin  Hughes;  William L. Lee; Christina Olague

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@sfgov.org.

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; Dwight Alexander; Kevin  Hughes;  William L. Lee; Christina Olague

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.         2004.1239DDDD                                                           (g. cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

2404 broadway - north side between Steiner and Pierce Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 0562 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.04.08.0804 proposing various facade alterations and to construct side and rear horizontal additions to the existing three-story, single-family residence in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to January 27, 2005)                     

            2.         2004.0849C                                                                        (M. WOODS:  (415) 558-6315)

1720-1730 FULTON STREET - north side between Central and Masonic Avenues; Lot 30 in Assessor’s Block 1175  -  Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 303 and 352 of the Planning Code to modify a condition previously imposed in Motion No. 14807 for Case No. 1998.0318C (the approval of the Petrini Plaza), The proposal would modify Condition No. 30 of the Motion to allow the project sponsor to merge two small storefronts at the Petrini Plaza for leasing to a financial service establishment (Washington Mutual Bank), rather than to a local independent merchant. The project is within an NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

           Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Proposed for Continuance to February 3, 2005)

            3.         2004.0458E                                                                  (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

566 South Van Ness Avenue - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration - The proposed project would include demolition of an existing 4,344 gross-square-foot, one-story retail/commercial building and rear storage building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building which would contain 32 residential units on the second through fifth floors and retail/commercial use on the ground floor.  The residential use would be 27,491 gross square feet (gsf) in area, and the retail/commercial space would be 4,344 gsf in size.  The ground floor and basement levels would include 32 parking spaces designated for the residential use with ingress and egress from South Van Ness Avenue. The ground floor would contain the commercial space and residential lobby.  The 12,253-square-foot site is located within the C-M (Heavy Commercial) zoning district and within a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project requires a conditional use authorization for residential use in the C-M district. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 16, 2004)

            (Proposed for Continuance to February 17, 2005)

            4.         2004.0904D                                                                (r. crawford: (415) 558-6358)

364 WINDING WAY -   north side between Drake and Prague Streets.  Assessor's Block 6479 Lot 012.  Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.   2004.0308.8029, to construct a three story addition to the rear of the existing two to three story dwelling, in an RH-1 (D) (Residential House, One Family, Detached) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.   

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Modify the Project.

                        (Proposed for Continuance to February 24, 2005)

            5.         2004.1169C                                                                        (C. Nikitas:  (415) 558‑6306)

1251 THOMAS AVENUE - west side between Ingalls and Hawes Streets, Lot 030, in Assessor's Block 4807 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to operate a fenced vehicle storage yard and towing business as defined in Sections 223(t) & (u), pursuant to Section 249.15(b)(2), located on a site in an M-1 (Light Industrial) zoning district and the Restricted Light Industrial Special Use District and a 40-X height and bulk district.

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Pending 

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 9, 2004)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

            6a.        2004.0032D                                                                           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

43 HAMILTON STREET- east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all housing demolition permits, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9296, proposing the demolition of a one-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 2, 2004)

(Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

            6b.        2004.0033D                                                                           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

43 HAMILTON STREET- east side south of Silver Avenue; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 5919 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2002.10.17.9298, proposing the construction of a two-story single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 2, 2004)    

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

            7.         2004.0389D                                                                           (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

684 ARKANSAS STREET - west side between 20th and 22nd streets; Lot 016 in Assessor’s Block 4098 - Neighbor-Initiated Discretionary Review on the proposed conversion of a single-family dwelling to a two-family dwelling with vertical and horizontal extensions, under Building Permit Application No. 2003.05.22.5290.  The site is in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Use District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18,  2004)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to March 3, 2005)

            8.         2003.1110T                                                                          (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

REQUIRED SECOND MEANS OF EGRESS - Ordinance Amending the San Francisco Planning Code to Allow a Required Second Means of Egress Adoption of an ordinance amending the San Francisco Planning Code by adding a new section 136(c)(4)(A)(i-v) to allow certain stairways that are a required second means of egress under the Building Code, as permitted obstructions in the rear yard. The California Building Code no longer allows fire escapes as a second means of egress in most cases. This proposed text amendment provides an exemption to meet the requirements of the Building Code. This ordinance also includes changes to Section 311 and 312 to require neighbor notification for the addition of these stairways.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval of the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 18, 2004)

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

            9.         2004.0607D                                                                    (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

                        215-217 COLE STREET - west side between Hayes and Fell Streets: Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 1212 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.29.5983S, proposing to construct a vertical and rear horizontal addition and to renovate the existing three-story over garage two-unit structure. The project proposes to (1) add one residential dwelling unit at the top floor level, achieved by raising the roof level approximately 2.5 feet at the middle portion of the structure; (2) construct a horizontal addition by extending the rear building wall by approximately 7.5 feet at the first three floor levels; and, (3) renovate and retain the existing design components of the front facade of the structure. The property is located in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 28, 2004)

            DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

10.        Commission Comments/Questions

11.        ELECTION OF OFFICERS:  In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission, the President and Vice President of the Commission shall be elected at the first Regular Meeting of the Commission held on or after the 15th day of January of each year, or at a subsequent meeting, the date which shall be fixed by the commission at the first Regular Meeting on or after the 15th day of January each year.

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

12.        Director’s Announcements

13.        Review of Past Week’s Events at the Board of Supervisors and Board of Appeals

D.         GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

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.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E.         REGULAR CALENDAR 

14.        2004.1167DD                                                                (r. crawford: (415) 558-6358)

1310 stanyan street - east side of a n undeveloped portion of Stanyan Street between Clarendon Avenue and Mountain Spring Avenue.  Assessor's Block 2706 Lot 035 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.   2004.07.15.8977, to construct a new single-family dwelling, three stories in height on a vacant parcel in an RH-1 (D) (Residential House, One Family, Detached) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.   

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

                      (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 2, 2004)

 15.        2004.1170D                                                                   (M. Snyder: (415)  575-6891)

3635 20th Street - south side between Guerrero Street and Valencia Street, Lot 069 in Assessor’s Block 3608  - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.09.15.4246, proposing to merge the existing two units back to a single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (House, Three-family) District, the Liberty Hill Historic District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of January 13, 2005)

16.        2002.1305C                                                                         (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

1096 SOUTH VAN NESS AVENUE -previously Driscoll’s Mortuary Chapel, northwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 22nd Street, Lot 10 in Assessor’s Block 3615 -  Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish a full service restaurant and a place of entertainment that would be open until 2:00 am within a building that was previously used as a mortuary.  Conditional Use authorization is required for (1) hours of operation between 11:00 pm and 2:00 am pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.27 and 790.48; (2) the establishment of other entertainment pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.48 and 790.38; (3) the establishment of a full service restaurant on a lot within ¼ mile of the 24th Street – Mission Neighborhood Commercial District Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.42 and 727.42; (4) the establishment of a restaurant use on the second floor of a building designed for a single tenant pursuant to Planning Code Section 186.1(b) and 186.2(a); and (5) a full liquor license in association with a restaurant use (defined a "bar" use by Planning Code Section 790.22); the bar use would be required under Planning Code Section 186.1(e) to be transferred from an existing non-conforming bar at another location.    No exterior alteration is proposed.  The project is within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and the Mission Alcoholic Restricted Special Use District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 29, 2004)

17.        2004.0574C                                                                      (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

1656 Shafter Avenue - north side between 3rd Street and Lane Street, Lot 005A in Assessor’s Block 5342 -  Request for Conditional Use authorization to subdivide the existing 50-feet wide by 100-foot deep lot, which contains two single-family dwellings, into two lots with one resulting lot having a width of only 23-feet.  Conditional Use authorization is required to establish a lot less than 25-feet wide under Planning Code Section 121(f).  The subject property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

18.        2004.0906EC                                                                                    (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

981 WASHINGTON STREET  - south side between Powell and Stockton Streets, Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 0211 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to expand the Chinese Independent Baptist Church.  The project would add a four-story, 4,600-square-foot addition at the rear of the existing church, which is currently 7,120 square feet in area and four stories high.  The site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 19.        2004.0940C                                                                          (S. VELLVE:  (415) 558-6263)

1726 HAIGHT STREET -  north side between Cole and Shrader Streets; Lot 035 in Assessor’s Block 1229 -  Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Sections 303 and 790.130 of the Planning Code to locate an approximately 4,600 square foot Financial Service (a branch of Well Fargo Bank) within the ground floor of a recently constructed mixed-use building.  Conditional Use is required as the proposed size of the bank exceeds the principally permitted use size of 2,499 square feet.  The site is within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                         Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20.                    2004.0560E                                                             (J. NAVARRETE: (415) 558-5975)

787 Brannan Street (aka 785 BRANNAN STREET; aka 100 GILBERT STREET) - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration - The proposed project is the construction of a five-story, approximately 50-foot tall, 29,653 gross-square-foot (gsf) residential building with 56 single room occupancy (SRO) units.  The ground floor would contain a lobby, a manager’s office, a community room for the residents and 8 SROs.  The second through fifth floors would include 12 SRO units on each.  No off-street parking or off-street loading would be provided.  A 900-square-foot roof deck would be provided as common usable open space meeting the requirements of the Planning Code.  The project site is 6,124 square feet in size and currently used as a 20-space surface parking lot, located on the northeast corner of Brannan Street and Gilbert Street in the South of Market District.  Pedestrian access to the building lobby and the community room would be through one door mid-lot on Brannan Street.  All of the units would be rental units designated as permanently affordable to households with income not exceeding 50% of the City’s median income. The project site is zoned SLI (Service Light Industrial) and is within a 50-X height and bulk district.  Conditional Use authorization is required for SRO units in the SLI district, and parking, rear yard, and permitted obstruction variances would be required for the proposed project. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Mitigated Negative Declaration

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of December 16, 2004)

21a.    2004.0560EKCVD                                                                  (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

                        787 BRANNAN STREET (aka 785 BRANNAN STREET; aka 100 GILBERT STREET), southwest corner of Gilbert Street; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 3784 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the construction of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) units in a Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District pursuant to Planning Code Section 817.16. The proposal would construct a new five-story building containing fifty-six SRO dwelling units, each of approximately 400 gross square feet, on a vacant parcel currently used for parking. The property is within an Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District, an Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution 16202, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

            21b.      2004.0560EKCVD                                                                  (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

                        787 BRANNAN STREET (aka 785 BRANNAN STREET; aka 100 GILBERT STREET), southwest corner of Gilbert Street; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 3784 - Request for (1) a Modification of rear yard requirements pursuant to Code Section 134(e)(1) and 307(g), and (2) Variances from [a] permitted obstruction limits for bay windows set forth in Code Section 136(c)(2)(B) and 136(c)(2)(D) and [b] off-street parking requirements set forth in Code Section 151. A Variance from parking requirements is required because no off-street parking spaces are proposed while the Code would require three spaces. A Variance from permitted obstruction limits is required because bay windows of a maximum depth of three feet and maximum width of sixteen feet are proposed while the Code would limit maximum depth of some bay windows to two feet and maximum width to between nine and fifteen feet. A Modification of rear yard requirements is required because intermittent yard spaces of no more than five feet in depth are proposed while the Code would require a rear yard of at least fifteen feet. The proposal would construct a new five-story building containing fifty-six SRO dwelling units, each of approximately 400 gross square feet, on a vacant parcel currently used for parking. The property is within an Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District, an Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution 16202, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

 

            21c.      2004.0560EKCVD                                                                  (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

                        787 BRANNAN STREET (aka 785 BRANNAN STREET; aka 100 GILBERT STREET), southwest corner of Gilbert Street; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 3784 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of a project which would create housing within an Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ), as required under Commission Resolution 16202 for all such projects. The proposal would construct a new five-story building containing fifty-six SRO dwelling units, each of approximately 400 gross square feet, on a vacant parcel currently used for parking. The property is within an Service/Light Industrial (SLI) Zoning District, an Industrial Protection Zone (IPZ) as set forth in Planning Commission Resolution 16202, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve Project.

            22.        2004.0915C                                                                            (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

1598 DOLORES STREET - northwest corner of 29th Street; Lots 40 through 52, inclusive, in Assessor's Block 6618 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to modify conditions of approval set forth in Planning Commission Motion Number 16445 as modified by Board of Supervisors Motion Number M02-163 and relating to Planning Department Case Number 2000.1058C to allow payment of an in-lieu affordable housing fee rather than provide on-site affordable housing, pursuant to inclusionary housing policies set forth in Planning Commission Resolution Number 16350. In September of 2002, the City authorized construction of two 4-story buildings on the subject property containing a total of 13 units and up to 26 independently accessible off-street parking spaces; both buildings are now complete. Conditions of approval require one of the proposed units to be provided as a Below Market Rate (BMR) unit. This proposal would modify previous conditions of approval to allow the payment of an in-lieu fee to the Mayor’s Office of Housing rather than provide the required BMR unit on-site. No physical work is proposed. The property is within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of November 29, 2004)

            23.                                                                                                (M. FOSTER: (415) 558-6362)

OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED MID-MARKET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SPECIAL USE DISTRICT - Informational presentation on the proposed Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan and SUD. Staff will provide an overview of the Plan's key goals and  proposals,  outline the key issues related to the proposed Special Use District, and describe the schedule for further Planning Commission review.

Preliminary Recommendation:  No Action Required by Commission

(Continued from Regular Meeting of December 2, 2004)

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:

NOTICE

It is the intent of the Planning commission to hold a public hearing to discuss their rules and regulations on Thursday, February

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