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July 14, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar

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

Thursday, July 14, 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

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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. 2004.0076C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1350 NATOMA STREET - west side, between 14th and 15th Streets, Lot 089 in Assessor's Block 3548 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 215 and 303 to allow the construction of 8 residential dwelling units in a C-M (Heavy Commercial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation, and in a Housing/Mixed overlay as designated by Planning Commission Resolution No. 16727. The proposal is to demolish the existing industrial building and construct 8 dwelling units within a new four-story over ground floor parking garage building containing a total of 8 off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve project with a maximum height of 40 feet with conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 7, 2005)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 21, 2005)

2. 2005.0524T (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

BETTER NEIGHBORHOODS PLUS TEXT AMENDMENTS - Consideration of an Ordinance [Board of Supervisors File Number 050601] which would establish a "Better Neighborhoods Planning and Implementation Process" by (a) adding Chapter 36 to the Administrative Code in order to set forth uniform procedures for developing comprehensive neighborhood plans, (b) amending Administrative Code Section 3.4 to provide for integrated budget documents, and (c) adding Section 312A to the Planning Code regarding discretionary review for projects located within plan areas.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to July 21, 2005)

3. 2003.0029E (C. ROOS: (415) 558-5981)

ONE RINCON HILL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (425 FIRST STREET) - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report - The project proposes demolition of a building complex, consisting of a three-story office building, a clock tower, and a two-story parking garage, and construction of a 720-unit residential development as follows: a 450-ft.-tall, 45-story north tower with about 312 units; a 550-ft.-tall. 54-story south tower with 354 units; about 14 stacked townhouses, 45-ft.-tall fronting Harrison Street and First Street; lobbies, management office, fitness center; about 3, 220- gross square feet (gsf) of convenience retail; 720 parking spaces in two partial above grade and five partial basement levels, with attendants and mechanical lifts, accessible on First Street; four loading spaces accessible on Harrison Street; about 49,000- sq.-ft. of common and private open space; and an additional 19,00 sq. ft. publicly accessible open space including a widened sidewalk and landscaping along Harrison Street and in the First Street public right-of-way. The project would total about 1,217,315 gsf, a net increase on the site of about 1,133,399 gsf. The site includes Lots 1, 9, and 15, in Assessor's Block 3765, on the block bounded by Harrison, First and Fremont Streets and the Bay Bridge West approach.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report.

NOTE: The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on April 19, 2005. 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.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 4, 2005)

4. 2003.0029EX (C. ROOS: (415) 558-5981)

ONE RINCON RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (425 FIRST STREET) - Motion to Adopt CEQA Findings The project proposes demolition of a building complex, consisting of a three-story office building, a clock tower, and a two-story parking garage, and construction of a 720-unit residential development as follows: a 450-ft.-tall, 45-story north tower with about 312 units; a 550-ft.-tall. 54-story south tower with 354 units; about 14 stacked townhouses, 45-ft.-tall fronting Harrison Street and First Street; lobbies, management office, fitness center; about 3, 220- gross square feet (gsf) of convenience retail; 720 parking spaces in two partial above grade and five partial basement levels, with attendants and mechanical lifts, accessible on First Street; four loading spaces accessible on Harrison Street; about 49,000- sq.-ft. of common and private open space; and an additional 19,00 sq. ft. publicly accessible open space including a widened sidewalk and landscaping along Harrison Street and in the First Street public right-of-way. The project would total about 1,217,315 gsf, a net increase on the site of about 1,133,399 gsf. The site includes Lots 1, 9, and 15, in Assessor's Block 3765, on the block bounded by Harrison, First and Fremont Streets and the Bay Bridge West approach. The Commission will consider a Motion to Adopt CEQA Findings the proposed project.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Draft Motion

(Proposed for Continuance to August 4, 2005)

5. 2003.0029X (M. SNYDER; (415) 5756891)

425 FIRST STREET (AKA ONE RINCON HILL) - southeast corner of First Street and Harrison Street, currently occupied by the Bank of America Office Building and Clock Tower, Lot 1, 9, and 15 in Assessor's Block 3765 - Request under Planning Code Section 309.1 (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District) for Determinations of Compliance, and an exception to allow greater than one parking space for every two units, as well as to allow a portion of the parking garage above grade. The subject property is located in a Rincon Hill Downtown Residential District and a 45/550-R and a 45/450-R Height and Bulk District. The project is to demolish the existing office building, the Bank of America Office Building and Clock Tower, and construct a residential project that would consist of two towers reaching 550-feet and 450-feet (exclusive of mechanical penthouses) and townhouses that would align Harrison Street and First Street. The project would include approximately 709 dwelling units, 3,200 square feet of convenience retail, and 709 parking spaces (non-independently accessible).

(Proposed for Continuance to August 4, 2005)

6. (L. AVERY: (415) 558-6407)

PLANNING COMMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS - Consideration of amendment to Article IV, Sections 3 & 6 to address notice and voting; add a new Section 7 to address jurisdiction; and renumber remaining sections of Article IV.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 16, 2005)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 4, 2005)

7. 2004.1158D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

877 CAROLINA STREET - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets; Lot 026 in Assessor's Block 4097 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.16.9070 proposing to construct an one-story vertical addition to the existing one-story over garage single-family dwelling, within a RH-2 (Residential House, Two-family) District 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 July 7, 2005)

DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Consideration of Adoption - Draft Minutes of June 9, 2005.

9. Commission Comments/Questions

C. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

10. Director's Announcements

11. 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.

12. 2003.1210ECK (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

5600 THIRD STREET - the block bounded by Third Street, Bancroft Avenue, Mendell Street, and Armstrong Avenue, Lot 3 ,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 in Assessor's Block 5421 - Request for a determination regarding the significance of net new shadow on Bayview Playground caused by the construction of a proposed five-story, 50-foot-high mixed-use building.

Preliminary Recommendation: Determination that the net new shadow will not be significant or adverse.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 2, 2005)

13. 2005.0432C (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

2237 MASON STREET - west side between Chestnut and Francisco Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0051 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to relocate a full-service restaurant and bar (dba "Fior d'Italia") of approximately 5,400 square feet to a vacant ground-floor commercial space. The proposed use is not formula retail as defined in Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space. The site is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

14. 2004.1118C (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

1075 EVANS AVENUE - west side of Hunters Point Blvd., Lot 005, Assessor's Block 4603A - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 711.83 and 790.80 to install a wireless telecommunications facility consisting of 2 panel antennas on an existing 89-foot lattice tower and related equipment on the ground as part of Nextel Communications' wireless telecommunications network on a Location Preference 1 (Preferred Location - Publicly-used structures) site within a NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 7, 2005)

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

15. 2005.0171D (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

130 TOWNSEND STREET - west corner of Stanford Street (parallel to and between 2nd and 3rd Streets), Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 3788 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application Number 2005.05.24.3339 and Miscellaneous Permit Application Number MB0500372 (a Zoning Referral from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control [ABC]) which would change the use of a vacant approximately 6,300 square foot single story building to (1) an approximately 3,800 square foot full-service restaurant/bar (DBA "Tres Agaves") which would sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on-site and (2) an approximately 2,500 square foot art gallery. No physical expansion or increase in exterior dimensions of the existing building is proposed. Planning Commission Resolution Number 14844 requires a Discretionary Review hearing for all projects which involve a new or relocated liquor license or bar within the proposed Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District (BVSUD). The property is located in an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District, the proposed BVSUD, the South End Historic District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review in order to approve the project as proposed along with a 'good-neighbor' NSR

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

16a. 2004.0274CV (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

310 TOWNSEND STREET - north side, between 4th and 5th Streets; Assessor's Block 3786, Lot 13 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to convert an historic office building into 45 dwelling units, per Section 818.14 of the Planning Code. The property is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit. The Zoning Administrator will hear a related rear yard modification, open space and exposure variance request.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 7, 2005)

16b. 2004.0274CV (W. HASTIE: (415) 558-6381)

310 TOWNSEND STREET - north side, between 4th and 5th Streets; Assessor's Block 3786, Lot 13 - Request for Rear Yard Modification, pursuant to Code Sections 134(e) and 307(g), for an exception to the rear yard requirement for the proposed dwelling units because the existing building has full lot coverage. The project also seeks variances from the open space and exposure requirements, pursuant to Code Sections 135, 140 and 305. The proposed project is the subject of a Conditional Use hearing as described above. The property is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 7, 2005)

17a. 2005.0463CV (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

399 BUENA VISTA AVENUE EAST (AKA BUENA VISTA MANOR HOUSE) - south side (between Park Hill Avenue and Upper Terrace, Assessor's Block 2607 Lot 099) - Request under Planning Code Sections 209.3(b) for Conditional Use Authorization to expand an existing residential care facility. The Project will add a sunroom of approximately 228 square feet and expand the existing deck from 125 square feet to approximately 273 square feet, at the rear near the southwest corner of the building. This project lies within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District and within the 80-E Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

17b. 2005.0463CV (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

399 BUENA VISTA AVENUE EAST (AKA BUENA VISTA MANOR HOUSE) - north side (between Park Hill Avenue and Upper Terrace, Assessor's Block 2607 Lot 099) - Request for a Variance from Planning Code Section 134, Rear Yards, for a 6 foot rear yard where 55.8 feet are required, and Planning Code Section 188 to expand a non-complying structure. This project lies within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District and within the 80-E Height and Bulk Districts.

18. 2004.0220ECK (N. TURRELL: (415) 558-5994)

1840 WASHINGTON STREET - Assessor's Block 0599, Lot 008 - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration - The proposed project involves the construction of an approximately 45,043-gross-square-foot (gsf), eight-story, 80-foot-high residential building, which would include about 31,763 gsf of residential use (26 dwelling units), and 13,280 gsf of parking (34 off-street parking spaces). The proposed project would also include the demolition of an existing 7,500 gsf, one-story-plus-mezzanine building formerly occupied by Teevan Restoration. The approximately 7,021-square-foot (sf) project site is located mid-block on the north side of Washington Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. The site is zoned RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined High Density) District and is in the Van Ness Special Use District, and an 80-D height and bulk district. The proposed project would require conditional use authorization for new construction exceeding 40 feet in height in a residential district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 12, 2005)

19. 2004.0220CEK (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

1840 WASHINGTON STREET - north side between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0599 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 253 and 303 to allow construction of a building more than 40 feet in height in a residential district. The project proposes demolition of a one-story commercial building and new construction of an 80-foot tall, 26-unit residential building with 34 parking spaces in an RC-4 (Residential, Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20. 2005.0458Z (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP and changing the use classification of two lots at the intersection of 18th and Sanchez Streets from RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family District) to NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster District) and making findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. The subject properties are Assessor's Block 3581, Lot 087 and Block 3584, Lot 001 which are located at the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection, respectively.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

21. 2005.0345T (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

NORTH BEACH NCD USE SIZE LIMITATIONS - Consideration of an Ordinance amending San Francisco Planning Code by amending sections 121.2, 178, 186.1, 722.21 and 722.46 concerning use size limitations and their relationship to subsequent new uses in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District; to amend sections 186.2, 604 and 722.42 to address antiquated provisions concerning specified signs and uses in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District; to amend 722.10 to delete provisions superceded by Ordinance No. 20-88; and to make conforming changes to the chart titled "Specific Provisions for the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District" in Section 722; 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 June 16, 2005)

22. 2004.1162D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

266-272 CUMBERLAND STREET - North side between Church and Sanchez Streets, Assessor's Block 3600 Lot 076 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2004 0809 1048 to construct a one story vertical addition to the existing three story building, in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review, disapprove the vertical addition and allow interior modifications as proposed.

23. 2004.0196D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

101 POPPY LANE - north side past Diamond Street. Assessor's Block 6713 Lot 056 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No.2004 0915 4254 to construct new three story, single family dwelling on a vacant interior lot, in an RH-1 (Residential House, One Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and modify the project.

24. 2005.0185D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1865 CLAY STREET - south side between Franklin Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 0623 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.11.17.9505S, proposing to convert the building's authorized use from eight dwelling units to six dwelling units in an RM-3 (Residential Mixed, Medium Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications, specifically, maintaining the ground floor two-bedroom unit and eliminating the second floor studio/guest room unit.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 23, 2005)

25. 2005.0375D (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

1122 GREEN STREET - north side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets, lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0122 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.28.9990, proposing to 1) enlarge the garage (previously approved but not yet constructed) internally to accommodate three cars, 2) remove and reconfigure (replace) the exterior front stairs, 3) make several minor modifications to portions of the front and side facades, and 4) remodel portions of the interior of the building, primarily the lower floor apartment, of a three-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal would result in the creation of three off-street parking spaces.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 16, 2005)

26. 2004.1161D (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

1060 GILMAN AVENUE - north side between Hawes and Griffith Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 4937 - Request for Discretionary Review of Permit Application No. 2004.03.03.7628, proposing to construct a three-story single-family dwelling on the existing vacant lot. The subject property is located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family District) and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 7, 2005)

27a. 2004.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

1353-1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in an the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District - Request for Conditional Use authorization for use size in excess of 3,000 square feet for a music training facility ("Music City"), with a Full-Service Restaurant and Bar with live entertainment, also requiring a Variance for off-street parking and usable open space for an upper-floor group-housing use.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to September 23, 2004 instructing the Project Sponsor to continue discussing issues with neighbors. Public comment remained open.

NOTE: On September 23, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to October 28, 2004.

NOTE: On October 28, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to November 18, 2004.

NOTE: On November 18, 2004, the Commission entertained a motion of intent to disapprove by a vote +6-0. Commissioner William Lee was absent. Final Language: December 9, 2004.

NOTE: On December 9, 2004, Commission tabled the item at the call of the Chair. Item to be re-noticed for a new hearing at a (non-specific) later date.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 23, 2005)

27b. 2002.0130CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

1353-1355 BUSH STREET - south side between Larkin and Polk Streets, with additional frontage on Fern Street, Lot 13 in Assessor's Block 669, in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District ("NCD") and a 65-A Height and Bulk District - Off-Street Parking and Usable Open Space Variances sought in conjunction with the conversion of existing tourist hotel rooms to group housing (residential hotel rooms) and for a Full-service Restaurant and Bar and music training facility ("Music City") with no off-street parking and no outdoor open area.

NOTE: On July 22, 2004, following public testimony, the Acting Zoning Administrator continued the matter to September 23, 2004.

Public comment remained open.

NOTE: On September 23, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to October 28, 2004.

NOTE: On October 28, 2004, without a hearing, the item was continued to November 18, 2004.

NOTE: On November 18, 2004, the Zoning Administrator closed the Public Hearing with an intent to disapprove the Variance.

NOTE: On December 9, 2004, the Zoning Administrator tabled the matter indefinitely. Item to be re-noticed for a new hearing at a (non-specific) later date.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 23, 2005)

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:

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