To view graphic version of this page, refresh this page (F5)

Skip to page body
  • go to google translator
  • contact us
Public Hearings 
 
May 5, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, May 5, 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.

Separate broadcast service is now available at: http://majestic.ipolis.net/SFGTV/sfpuc.ram

Or

View the broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 P.M.

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.

      1a. 2004.1212C (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          2839-41 MISSION STREET - a through lot between Mission Street and Lilac Alley between 24th Street and 25th Street, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 6517 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303 and 161j to convert second story office space into six dwelling units without providing parking. The subject property is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Density) District, and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

            (Proposed for Continuance to May 12, 2005)

      1b. 2004.1212V (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          2839-41 MISSION STREET - a through lot between Mission Street and Lilac Alley between 24th th Street and 25th Street, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 6517 - Request rear yard, open space, and exposure variance (Planning Code Sections 134, 135, and 140) in association with a proposal to convert second story office space into six dwelling units. The subject property is within an NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Density) District, and a 105-E Height and Bulk District.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

            (Proposed for Continuance to May 12, 2005)

      2a. 2005.0213D (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          84 SYCAMORE STREET / 50 CLARION ALLEY - a through lot on the north side of Sycamore Street between Valencia Street and Mission Street, Lot 077 in Assessor's Block 3576 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.15.2333 proposing to demolish two dwelling unit structures. The property is within an RH-3 (House, Three-family) District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Proposed for Continuance to May 19, 2005)

      2b. 2005.0214D (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          84 SYCAMORE STREET / 50 CLARION ALLEY - a through lot on the north side of Sycmaore Street between Valencia Street and Mission Street, Lot 077 in Assessor's Block 3576 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential buildings in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.04.15.2333 proposing to construct a three- unit structure. The property is within an RH-3 (House, Three-family) District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

      (Proposed for Continuance to May 19, 2005)

      3. 2005.0209DDD (G. NELSON: (415) 558-6257)

          666 20th AVENUE - east side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets, Lot 010E in Assessor's Block 1625 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2003.02.21.8031, proposing to construct a third-story vertical addition and horizontal addition at the rear of a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal would create a second dwelling unit and a second off-street parking space.

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

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 7, 2005)

          (PROPOSED FOR INDEFINITE CONTINUANCE)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

      4. Consideration of Adoption - Draft minutes from March 31, 2005.

      (Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      5. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

      6. Director's Announcements

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

D. 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. CONSENT CALENDAR

      All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

      8a. 2004.1049CR (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          390 MAIN STREET, THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY - south portion of the block bordered by Main Street, Harrison Street and Folsom Street, Block 001 in Assessor's Block 3746 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Section 234.2 to install a Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) that would consist of 12 antennas and related equipment for Nextel Communications. The subject property is within an P (Public) District, a Residential Rincon Hill Subdistrict, and a 150-R / 250-R Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 1 Location Site, a public building.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      8b. 2004.1049CR (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

          390 MAIN STREET, THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FACILITY - south portion of the block bordered by Main Street, Harrison Street and Folsom Street, Block 001 in Assessor's Block 3746 - Request for Finding of Consistency with the General Plan pursuant to Section 4.105 of the City Charter for the installation of a Wireless Telecommunications Services (WTS) that would consist of 12 antennas and related equipment on a public building for Nextel Communications. The subject property is within an P (Public) District, a Residential Rincon Hill Subdistrict, and a 150-R / 250-R Height and Bulk District. Pursuant to the WTS Facilities Guidelines, the project is a Preference 1 Location Site, a public building.

      9. 2005.0311C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

          1303 POLK STREET - northwest corner at Bush Street, Lot 003 in Assessor's Block 0667 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish a small self-service restaurant (d.b.a. "Mediterranean Spirit") of approximately 970 square feet in a vacant commercial space. 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

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

      10. 2005.0068D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

          4967-4969 - 17TH STREET - south side between Stanyan and Shrader Streets; Lot 059 in Assessor's Block 1289 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application 2004.11.03.8481 proposing to legalize the merger of two dwelling units into one dwelling unit within a two-unit building in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the permit.

          NOTE: On April 21, 2005, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and entertained a motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve the project. The motion failed with a +3-2 vote (Commissioners Hughes and Olague voted no and Commissioners Alexander and Bradford Bell were absent). Subsequently, the matter was continued to April 28, 2005 by a +5-0 vote (Commissioners Alexander and Bradford Bell were absent. Public comment will remain open only to address any new or modified information or material.

          On April 28, following additional Commission deliberation, this matter was continued to May 5, 2005.

          (Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      11a. 2003.1152DV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

          329 BAY STREET - south side between Powell and Mason Streets through to Vandewater Street; Lot 036, Block 0041 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.16.9064 - proposing to demolish the existing, largely vacant, one-story building with 8,550 square feet of existing retail space to construct a new four-story building approximately 40' high containing 21 dwelling units and 3.100 square feet of retail space. Twenty-one parking spaces would be located below grade, located in C-2 (Community Commercial) District in the Northern Waterfront Special Use District #2, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 21, 2005)

11b. 2003.1152DV (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

          329 BAY STREET - south side between Powell and Mason Streets through to Vandewater Street; Lot 036 Block 0041 - Request for Variance from rear yard requirements, pursuant to a project that would demolish the existing, largely vacant, one-story building with 8,550 square feet of existing retail space to construct a new four-story building approximately 40 feet high, containing 21 dwelling units and 3,100 square feet of retail space. Twenty-one parking spaces would be located below grade, with vehicular access from Vandewater Street. Section 134(a)(1) requires that a building, which contains dwellings in this district, have a minimum rear yard depth equal to the larger of 25 percent of the lot depth or 15 feet. The subject lot is 120 feet deep and the required rear yard would be 30 feet. The project proposes no rear yard, but substitutes two light courts approximately 25 feet in depth on each side property line at mid-lot. The site is zoned C-2 (Community Business District), in the Northern Waterfront Special Use District #2, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 21, 2005)

      12. 2004.0886D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

          3461-3463 SACRAMENTO STREET - south side between Laurel and Walnut Streets; Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 1020 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.05.28.5151, proposing to convert the building's authorized use from two units to one unit. The units to be merged are on the second floor of a mixed use building, in the Sacramento Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      13. 2004.0919DV (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)

          181 28TH AVENUE - west side between McLaren Avenue and Lake Street; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 1330 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.09.14.4137S, proposing to construct a new two-car garage structure entirely within the required rear yard of an existing two-story over basement, single-family dwelling. The proposal is intended to address a Planning Code violation concerning the elimination of off-street parking in the basement level of the main building. The property is located 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 as submitted.

            14. 2004.0346DDD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          245 - 23RD AVENUE - west side between California and Clement Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 1410 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2005.01.14.3280 to construct two additional stories and a rear horizontal addition to the existing two-story, two-unit building resulting in a four-story, two-unit building 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 as submitted.

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 21, 2005)

      15. 2004.0560D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          251 28TH AVENUE - west side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 1388 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.02.13.6414, proposing to construct a two-story rear addition to an existing two-story, single-family houses in an RH-1(Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve with Modifications.

      16. 2005.0001D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          146 18TH AVENUE - east side between Lake and California Streets, Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1377 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.09.07.3431, proposing to construct a three-story rear addition and add a second dwelling unit to an existing three-story, single-family houses 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 as submitted.

      17a. 2003.0996D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          1314-16 LYON STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Post Street; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 1081 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.02.21.8063, proposing to demolish a two-unit, two-story building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      17b. 2003.0343D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

          1314-16 LYON STREET - east side between Geary Boulevard and Post Street; Lot 021 in Assessor's Block 1081 - 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. 2002.10.03.8125, proposing to construct a two-unit, four-story building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

      18a. 2004.1341EXCV (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          715-719 AND 721 MARKET STREET - south side between 3rd and 4th Streets, Lots 063 and 064 in Assessor's Block 3706 - Request for Determinations of Compliance and Request for an Exception to the rear yard requirement under Planning Code Section 309 as permitted in Code Section 134(d) for a proposed project consisting of the conversion of two existing adjacent buildings, one with 7 stories and one with 2 stories, to a mix of uses including up to 45 dwelling units, up to 45 parking spaces, three ground floor retail spaces totaling approximately 4,000 sq. ft. and approximately 5,300 sq. ft. of office space in the basement and on the ground floor. Common usable open space would be provided on the roof of the 7-story building. The Project also requires concurrent hearings for Conditional Use authorization and before the Zoning Administrator for a variance from Code-required dwelling unit exposure. The project site is within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail District), and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      18b. 2004.1341EXCV (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          715-719 AND 721 MARKET STREET - south side between 3rd and 4th Streets, Lots 063 and 064 in Assessor's Block 3706 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 303, 151, 204.5 and 157 to allow parking in excess of the amount allowed as accessory, for a proposed project consisting of the conversion of two existing adjacent buildings, one with 7 stories and one with 2 stories, to a mix of uses including up to 45 dwelling units, up to 45 parking spaces, three ground floor retail spaces totaling approximately 4,000 sq. ft. and approximately 5,300 sq. ft. of office space in the basement and on the ground floor. Common usable open space would be provided on the roof of the 7-story building. The Project also requires concurrent hearings for Determinations of Compliance and Approval of an Exception under Section 309 and before the Zoning Administrator for a variance from Code-required dwelling unit exposure. The project site is within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail District), and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

18c. 2004.1341EXCV (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          715-719 AND 721 MARKET STREET - south side between 3rd and 4th Streets, Lots 063 and 064 in Assessor's Block 3706 - Request for a Variance from the Code requirements for dwelling unit exposure (Section 140) for a proposed project consisting of the conversion of two existing adjacent buildings, one with 7 stories and one with 2 stories, to a mix of uses including up to 45 dwelling units, up to 45 parking spaces, three ground floor retail spaces totaling approximately 4,000 sq. ft. and approximately 5,300 sq. ft. of office space in the basement and on the ground floor. Up to 17 of the units would not meet the requirements of Section 140. Common usable open space would be provided on the roof of the 7-story building. The Project also requires Conditional Use authorization to allow parking in excess of the amount allowed as accessory, and Section 309 Determinations of Compliance and approval of an Exception to the rear yard requirement. The project site is within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail District), and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

19a. 2004.0953EKVHX (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          74 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - west side between Jessie and Ambrose Bierce Streets, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 3707 - Request for Determinations of Compliance and Request for Exceptions under Planning Code Section 309 including an exception to the rear yard requirement as permitted in Code Section 134(d), and an exception to the independently accessible parking space requirements set forth in Code Section 155(c), for the proposal to convert the interior of the historic Call Building from office to residential use and to construct a new penthouse addition on the roof of the building. The project would retain and restore the building's historic exterior. Floors 2-7 would be converted to approximately 102 units and four (4) units would be added in a new penthouse constructed on the roof, for a total of approximately 106 dwelling units. Existing ground floor commercial space would be retained, and some new retail space would be provided facing Jessie St. Usable open space would be provided on the roof.

          The Project also requires concurrent hearings for approval of a Permit to Alter for the addition of the penthouse story to a Category I building and before the Zoning Administrator for a variance from Code requirements for dwelling unit exposure, and for provision of fewer parking spaces than required. This Project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District, and is within a 150-S and 300-S Height and Bulk District.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      19b. 2004.0953EKVHX (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          74 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - west side between Jessie and Ambrose Bierce Streets, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 3707 - Request for a Permit to Alter a seven-story Category I Preservation Building under Planning Code Section 1111, to convert the interior from office to residential use and to construct a new penthouse addition on the roof of the building. The Project would reuse the historic Call Building, and retain and restore the building's historic exterior. Floors 2-7 would be converted to approximately 102 units and four units would be added in a new penthouse constructed on the roof, for a total of approximately 106 dwelling units. Existing ground floor commercial space would be retained, and some new retail space would be provided facing Jessie St. Usable open space would be provided on the roof. The Project also requires concurrent hearings for Determinations of Compliance and the approval of two Exceptions under Section 309, and before the Zoning Administrator for a variance from Code requirements for dwelling unit exposure, and for provision of fewer parking spaces than required. This Project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District, and is within a 150-S and 300-S Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      19c. 2004.0953EKVHX (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

          74 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET - west side between Jessie and Ambrose Bierce Streets, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 3707 - Request for Variances from the Code requirements for dwelling unit exposure (Section 140) and parking (Section 151) for the proposal to convert the interior of the historic Call Building from office to residential use and to construct a new penthouse addition on the roof of the building. The project would retain and restore the building's historic exterior. Floors 2-7 would be converted to approximately 102 units and four (4) units would be added in a new penthouse constructed on the roof, for a total of approximately 106 dwelling units. Existing ground floor commercial space would be retained, and some new retail space would be provided facing Jessie St. Usable open space would be provided on the roof. Up to 50 of the dwelling units would not meet the requirements of Section 140, and the proposed parking garage would only accommodate 17 cars independently-accessible when 27 are required by Code. The Project also requires by Code. The Project also requires concurrent hearings before the Planning Commission for approval of a Permit to Alter for the addition of the penthouse story to a Category I building and for Determinations of Compliance and approval of Exceptions (for rear yard and independently-accessible parking), and approval of a Permit to Alter for the addition of the penthouse story to a Category I building. This Project lies within a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District, and is within a 150-S and 300-S Height and Bulk District.

      20. 2005.0194T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

          MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENT DEFINITION AS PER HEALTH CODE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CONDITIONAL USE AUTHORIZATION - Consideration of an Ordinance amending San Francisco Planning Code Sections 218.1, 710.54, 711.54, 712.54, 713.54, 716.54, 717.54, 718.54, 719.54, 720.54, 721.54, 722.54, 723.54, 724.54, 725.54, 726.54, 727.54, 728.54, 729.54, 730.54, 810.54, 811.54, 812.54, 790.60 and 890.60 to define massage establishments per Section 1900 of the Health Code, to provide that all massage establishments shall be permitted as conditional uses, to provide that non-incidental massage establishments must first obtain all required permits from the Health Department before seeking a conditional use permit, and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      21a. 2005.0097CV (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          890 VIENNA STREET - southwest corner of Vienna and Amazon Streets; Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 6353 - Request for a Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3 and 303 to allow the establishment of a day care facility for up to 49 children (Little Eagles Catholic Preschool), an institutional use in "O'Keefe Hall," a building presently used by the parish of the Church of the Epiphany. The property is located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      21b. 2005.0097CV (T. TAM: (415) 558-6325)

          890 VIENNA STREET - southwest corner of Vienna and Amazon Streets; Lot 3 in Assessor's Block 6353 - Request for a Parking Variance pursuant to Planning Code Sections 151 and 305 to allow the absence of parking whereas a total of two (2) off-street parking spaces are required. The variance will be heard before the Zoning Administrator concurrently with the Commission's consideration of the Conditional Use authorization on May 5, 2005.

6:30 P.M.

G. 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.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

      PLEASE NOTE: Regarding the following Rincon Hill Plan items - On April 21, 2005, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion to continue these items for one week (to April 28, 2005) to engage in continued Commission deliberations with the stipulation that there would be no Commission action at that time. The items were then continued to May 5, 2005, for possible Commission action.

22. 2000.1081EMTZ (R. COOPER: (415) 558-5974)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Certification of Environmental Impact Report. The proposed project is a revised Rincon Hill Plan (an Area Plan of the San Francisco General Plan) and revised planning controls for the Rincon Hill area. The San Francisco Planning Department proposes to replace the Planning Code's existing Rincon Hill Special Use District (SUD), as set out in Planning Code Section 249.1, with a new Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District (DTR), which would increase height limits, revise the "R" bulk district, amend the Rincon Hill Area Plan, and make other General Plan and zoning changes intended to stimulate additional high-density, residential development in the Rincon Hill area. Improvements to the streetscape, transportation system and open space would result from implementation of the new Plan. Rincon Hill is in the northeast section of San Francisco, south of the Financial District and Transbay Terminal, and north of the South Beach neighborhood. The project area is bounded generally by Folsom Street, Steuart Street, The Embarcadero, Bryant Street, the Bay Bridge approach and the Transbay Terminal ramps and encompasses about 12 city blocks.

          NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on December 10, 2004. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

      (Continued from the Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

23a. 2000.1081EMTZ (R. COOPER: (415) 558-5974)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Assessor's Blocks 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749 (excluding lots 052, 061, 062, and 064), 3766 (excluding lots 018 and 019), 3767, 3768, and 3769. The Commission will consider a resolution to Adopt CEQA Findings regarding General Plan Amendments and Planning Code and Zoning Map Amendments pursuant to adoption of the Rincon Hill Area Plan.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      23b. 2000.1081EMTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Assessor's Blocks 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749 (excluding lots 052, 061, 062, and 064), 3766 (excluding lots 018 and 019), 3767, 3768, and 3769. The Commission will consider a resolution to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Rincon Hill Area Plan and other elements of the General Plan (Revising the Rincon Hill Area Plan and amending the Urban Design and Recreation and Open Space

          Elements, the Downtown and South of Market Area Plans, and the Land Use Index) pursuant to the Rincon Hill Plan.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      23c. 2000.1081EMTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Assessor's Blocks 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749 (excluding lots 052, 061, 062, and 064), 3766 (excluding lots 018 and 019), 3767, 3768, and 3769. The Commission will consider a resolution to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Planning Code (Adding Sections 145.4, 166, 167, 175.7, 309.1, and 827, and amending Sections 102.5, 135, 141, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 182, 201, 207.5, 209, 249.1, 260, 270, 603, 608.13, 802.1, 803, 809). Proposed amendments will establish the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District and make related text changes pursuant to the Rincon Hill Plan.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28 2005)

      23d. 2000.1081EMTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Assessor's Blocks 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749 (excluding lots 052, 061, 062, and 064), 3766 (excluding lots 018 and 019), 3767, 3768, and 3769. The Commission will consider a resolution to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Zoning Map (Amending Maps 1,1H, and 1SU). Proposed amendments will establish the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed-Use ("DTR") District, revise height and bulk districts in the area, and revise the boundaries of the existing "Rincon Hill Residential/Commercial Special Use District" and rename it the "Folsom and Main Residential/Commercial Special Use District" pursuant to the Rincon Hill Plan.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

      23e. 2000.1081EMTZ (M. FOSTER (415) 558-6362)

          RINCON HILL PLAN - Assessor's Blocks 3744, 3745, 3746, 3747, 3748, 3749 (excluding lots 052, 061, 062, and 064), 3766 (excluding lots 018 and 019), 3767, 3768, and 3769. The Commission will consider a resolution to Adopt Proposed Amendments to the Planning Code (Adding Section 318). Proposed amendments will establish "Community Improvements Funds" and "Community Improvement Impact Fees" in Downtown Residential Districts, and a specific Rincon Hill Community Improvements Fund and Community Improvement Impact Fee pursuant to the Rincon Hill Plan.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Resolution

          (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 28, 2005)

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

          RINCON HILL PLAN - The Planning Commission will consider adoption of a proposed resolution urging the Board of Supervisors to adopt certain fees and housing affordability measures in conjunction with the Board's adoption of the Rincon Hill Plan.

          Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

H. PUBLIC COMMENT

      At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the Calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

      The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

      (1) responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

      (2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

      (3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))

Adjournment

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:52 PM