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Public Hearings 
 

December 1, 2005

December 1, 2005

 

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, December 1, 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.

 

View the meeting online at:  http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp

Or

View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

and

the re-broadcast on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Cable Channel 26

 

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

 

 

  • 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.        2005.0148DDV                                                                       (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

1140 POTRERO AVENUE - west side north of 24th Street; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4211 - Neighbor-Initiated Discretionary Review and Mandatory Discretionary Review under Planning Commission policy requiring review of all replacement structures following residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2004.07.23.9619 proposing the construction of a three-story-over-garage, three-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Use District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.   

Preliminary Recommendation:  Take DR and Disapprove the Replacement Building.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 21, 2005)

            (Proposed for Continuance to January 12, 2006)

 

            1b.        2005.0148DDV                                                                      (J. PURVIS: (415) 558-6354)

1140 POTRERO AVENUE - west side north of 24th Street; Lot 009 in Assessor’s Block 4211 - Front Setback Variance under Seciton 132 of the Planning Code to construct a three-story-over-garage, three-family dwelling within 6.5 feet of the front property line, whereas a 15-foot setback would be required under Section 132.  The property is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Use District, and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.  

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 21, 2005)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to January 12, 2006)

 

2.         2005.0456EC                                                                      (K. Amdur:  (415) 558-6351)

55 Page Street - south side between Franklin and Gough Streets, Lot 9 (formerly Lots 7 and 8) in Assessor’s Block 854 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to modify conditions of approval for a previously approved residential project proposed for the subject site but not yet constructed.  That project would remodel an existing building at 49 Page Street demolish an existing building at 53 Page St., and construct an 8-story residential building with 128 dwelling units, ground floor commercial space and 126 parking spaces in a below-grade parking garage. The proposed modifications would change conditions of approval (1) related to the Below Market Rate (BMR) units, to allow them to be sold rather than restricting them to rental tenure only and (2) to "un-bundle" the residential parking spaces (to allow units to be sold without parking spaces).  This project is within an NC-3 District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval w/conditions to "un-bundle" parking and Disapproval of ownership tenure for BMR units.

                        (Continued from the Regular Meeting of October 27, 2005)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 12, 2006)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

3.         Commission Comments/Questions

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

4.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

6.                                                                                             (L. BADINER: (415) 558-6350)

 

            Information hearing on the City’s Green Building and Green Streets Initiatives.

 

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.

 

7.         2005.0281C                                                                (R. CRAWFORD; (415) 558-6358)

415 Judah Street - south side between 9th and 10th Avenues, Assessor's Block 1844 Lot 048) - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 161.j to remove existing parking for a residential unit to allow development of 1,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.  This project lies within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District and within the 40-X Height and Bulk Districts.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

 

            8.         2004.0563EKC                                                                             (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

990 Columbus Avenue - southeast corner at Chestnut Street, Lot 048 in Assessor’s Block 0065 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to install a wireless telecommunications facility for Cingular Wireless (consisting of three antennas and   three equipment cabinets) on the existing three-story office building.  The equipment cabinets will be located on the roof of the building.  The project site is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  The proposed facility meets Location Preference 2 of the WTS Facilities Siting Guidelines.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

9.         2005.0564C                                                                       (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2101 LOMBARD STREET - southwest corner of Lombard and Fillmore Streets; Lot 1, in Assessor’s Block 510  - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Sections 303 and 712.43 of the Planning Code to allow the demolition and reconstruction of a large fast-food restaurant (Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell), which is also a formula retail use, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposed project would include the demolition of the existing one-story KFC/Taco Bell building with four surface parking spaces, and the construction of a new one-story building with six surface parking spaces, containing approximately 2,000 square feet of floor area, and ranging in height from 20 feet (to the top of the roof) to 26 feet tall (to the top of the cupola).

                  Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

 

  • REGULAR CALENDAR 

 

10.        2004.0546C                                                                                (B. Fu: (415) 558-6613)

680 Illinois Street - northwest corner of Illinois and 18th Streets, Lots 003 & 007 in Assessor's Block 3994 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 215, 303, and 304 to create a new Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow the construction of up to 35 dwelling units, 7,000 square feet of commercial space, and 41 independently accessible off-street parking spaces within a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation, and in the Housing/Mixed Use Zone as designated by Planning Commission Resolution No. 16202.  Exceptions are requested from density, off-street parking, and permitted obstructions, as mandated by the Planning Code.

                        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 17, 2005)

 

            11.        2001.1149E                                                                  (D. Sokolove: (415)  558-5971)

Sunol/Niles Dam Removal Project - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is sponsoring the proposed project, which consists of the partial removal of Sunol and Niles dams to allow fish passage in the Niles Canyon reach of Alameda Creek and to address liability and public safety issues.  In association with the removal of the dams, impounded sediment would either be left in place, or would be off-hauled except for a portion of the sediments to fill in the plunge pools downstream of the dams. The proposed project is located in unincorporated Alameda County. 

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  No Action Required.  Public hearing to receive     comments

                        only.

Note:  Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2005.

 

12.        2005.0881D                                                                               (i.WILSON (415) 558-6163

667 3RD AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Cabrillo Streets; Lot 017 in Assessor’s Block 1641 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.03.07.6870, proposing to construct a three-story addition at the rear of the building and to add a second dwelling unit to the existing three-story single-family dwelling, located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 17, 2005)

 

13.        2005.0528DDD                                                                        (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

1810 36TH AVENUE- east side between Noriega and Ortega Streets; Lot 044 in Assessor’s Block 2072 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2004.09.15.4196 to construct a partial third story vertical addition, at the existing one-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

           

 

 

G.         PUBLIC COMMENT

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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