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February 3, 2005

February 3, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, February 3, 2005
1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Sue Lee
Vice-President: Dwight S. Alexander
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; 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 Adele Destro, Interim 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 sotf@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: Sue Lee

      Commission Vice-President: Dwight S. Alexander

      Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Shelley Bradford Bell; Kevin Hughes; William L. Lee; Christina Olague

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. 2004.1008D (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

      91 BENNINGTON STREET- north side between Cortland and Eugenia Avenues, Lot 18 in Assessor's Block 5666 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Permit Application No. 2004.0602.5366; the proposal is to expand the existing ground floor retail business (Red Hill Books) which will significantly reduce the square footage of the dwelling unit located behind the retail space and result in the de facto removal of that unit. The subject property is zoned NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      (Proposed for Continuance to February 10, 2005)

    2. 2004.0858C (D. DiBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

    766 VALLEJO STREET - north side between Powell and Stockton Streets; Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 130 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 722.83 of the Planning Code to install and operate a wireless telecommunication facility for AT&T Wireless Service, roof-mounted on the existing building comprising a parking garage and police station. Under the City and County of San Francisco's Wireless Telecommunication Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines, the property is a Preferred Location Preference 2, as a co-location site of previously approved antenna installations. The proposal is to install six panel antennas at three different locations on the roof of the approximately 67-foot high building. Related equipment would be placed on the fourth floor level within the parking garage a basement storage area. The property is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Proposed for Continuance to April 7, 2005)

    3. 2004.0945C (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

      695 BRYANT STREET - southeast corner at 5th Street; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3777 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 890.50 for the intensification of a homeless shelter from a 205-bed capacity to a 345-bed capacity within an existing two-story-over-basement building. The site is within an SLI (Service/Light Industrial) Mixed Use District, a 50-X Height and Bulk District and is within the Industrial Protection Zone under Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

                (Proposed for Continuance to April 14, 2005)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

4. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

5. Director's Announcements

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

7. Informational presentation of currently proposed changes to the First Congregational Church project at 1300 Polk Street, northeast corner at Bush Street, Conditional Use authorization of Case 2002.1010C, approved by the Planning Commission on July 31, 2003.

      8. Discussion of conditions under which the Zoning Administrator can make changes to projects previously approved by the Commission, and whether or not those projects should be brought back before them.

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

9. (LORI YAMAGUCHI)

      UCSF INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN - Informational presentation on the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) Amendment on Hospital Replacement. UCSF proposes to amend its LRDP to recommend future clinical uses and development at Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay and Mount Zion in order to replace some of UCSF Medical Center's inpatient facilities now at Parnassus Heights and Mount Zion.

    10a. 2004.0884D (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

      1517 IRVING STREET - south side between 16th and 17th Avenues; lot 047 in Assessor's Block 1771 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2004.04.13.1124, proposing to demolish a one-story (over uninhabitable ground floor), single-family dwelling in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The two-family dwelling is located at the front of the lot. There is a related proposal (2004.0855D) to construct a four-story, three-family dwelling with three off-street parking spaces.

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

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    10b. 2004.0885D (G. NELSON (415) 558-6257)

      1517 IRVING STREET - south side between 16th and 17th Avenues; lot 047 in Assessor's Block 1771 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.04.13.1125, proposing to construct a four-story, three-family residential structure with three off-street parking spaces in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. There is a related proposal (2004.0884D) to demolish the single-family dwelling at the rear of the lot.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the new construction

                      (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    11. 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 January 20, 2005)

    12a. 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

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

    12b. 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.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

    12c. 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.

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

    13. 2004.1106D (S. SNYDER: (415) 558-6543)

    252 HOLYOKE STREET - east side between Felton and Burrows Streets; Lot 6 in Assessor's Block 5976 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.09.19.5209, proposing vertical and horizontal front and rear additions to the single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (House, One-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

    (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    14a. 2004.0420MR (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

    SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE PLAN - Consideration of adoption of proposed amendments to the General Plan under the provisions of Sections 340 and 306.3(b)(3) of the Planning Code. The proposed amendments would incorporate the Bicycle Plan in whole by reference into the General Plan and amend sections of the General Plan that are relevant to bicycling, including the Transportation Element and Downtown Area Plan, according to the goals of the Bicycle Plan. The San Francisco Bicycle Plan is the result of a two-year collaborative planning process involving the Department of Parking and Traffic, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and many other agencies and organizations.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    14b. 2004.0420MR (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)

          SAN FRANCISCO BICYCLE PLAN - The Commission will consider a resolution to adopt General Plan conformity findings for the San Francisco Bicycle Plan: Policy Framework.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the Draft Resolution finding the San Francisco Bicycle Plan: Policy Framework in conformity with the General Plan, as amended.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    15. 2004.0656C (S. SNYDER: (415) 558-6543)

            3579 FOLSOM STREET - southeast corner at Chapman Street, Lot 42 in Assessor's Block 5627 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Section 121 of the Planning Code for the creation of one lot with a width of less than 25 feet in an RH-1 (House, Single Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

    16. 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

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 20, 2005)

    17. 2004.1321C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

            1327 POLK STREET - southwest corner at Austin Street, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0667 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to establish a retail wine store (dba "S.N.O.B.") classified under Article 7 as a "Liquor Store," of approximately 1,000 square feet with a wine tasting room, classified as a "Bar," in an existing commercial space that has been vacant for about six years. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space. The site is within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

      18. 2001.0772C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

            3318 MISSION STREET - west side, between 29th and 30th Streets, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 6635 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.38 and 790.84, to allow a residential conversion of the existing dwelling unit on the second level of a two-story building into a banquet hall and to relocate the existing unit to a new proposed third level in a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

      19. 2004.0305C (D. JONES: (415) 558-6477)

            1111 JUNIPERO SERRA BOULEVARD - southeast corner of the intersection Shields Street and Junipero Serra Boulevard, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 7080 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow the installation of six (6) panel antennas concealed into the base of the existing church steeple (Temple Methodist Church), and install three outdoor equipment cabinets located on the south side of the church as part of a wireless telecommunication network, pursuant to Planning Code section 209.6(b), in an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. As per the City & County of San Francisco's Wireless Transmission Services (WTS) Facilities Siting Guidelines the proposal is a Location Preference 2 (Co-Location Site).

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of January 27, 2005)

      F. 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 10, 2005.

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