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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
May 4, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 4, 2006

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.

 

1.         2006.0092ET                                                                       (d. sider: (415) 558-6697)

Planning Code amendments relating to Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCD’s) [Board File No. 060032] On January 10, 2006, Supervisors Mirkarimi and Ma introduced legislation which would have allowed certain existing MCD’s to relocate irrespective of Planning Code restrictions on the proximity of new MCD’s to schools and recreation buildings. On March 28, 2006 a substitute Ordinance was introduced which instead would amend [1] grandfathering provisions for existing MCD’s, [2] the definition of a ‘recreation building’ with respect to proximity restrictions for new and existing MCD’s, and [3] noticing requirements for MCD permits. The substitute Ordinance would also modify portions of the Health Code in order to make amendments to the MCD permitting process and MCD permit provisions.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to May 18, 2006)

 

2a.         2005.0713D                                                                                  (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

710 SILLIMAN STREET -north side between Dartmouth and Bowdoin Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 5917 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No.2005.03.11.7350 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling (the project also proposes the construction of a new single-family dwelling) in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

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

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006)

                        (Proposed for Continuance to June 1, 2006)

 

2b.        2005.1070D                                                                                 (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

710 SILLIMAN STREET   - north side between Dartmouth and Bowdoin streets; lot 006 in assessor’s block 5917 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the planning commission’s policy requiring review of new construction as a result of housing demolition, of building Permit Application no. 2005.03.11.7348 for the new construction of a single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve project as proposed

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 1, 2006)

 

3a.        2005.0488CEV                                                                          (T. Tam (415) 558-6325)

25 LUSK STREET - north side between Townsend and Brannan Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor’s Block 3787 - Request for Conditional Use authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 817.16 and 890.88(c) to allow construction of up to 26 single room occupancy units.  The project will include a two-story vertical addition to and conversion of an existing two-story-above-basement building with the existing Business -Service use in the basement retained. The property is in an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

                                Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions.

                        (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

3b.        2005.0488CEV                                                                         (T. TAM (415) 558-6325)

25 Lusk Street - north side between Townsend and Brannan Streets; Lot 22 in Assessor’s Block 3787 - Request for a Variance from the Minimum Rear Yard, Parking, and Minimum Dimensions for Usable Open Space requirements set forth in Planning Code Sections 134, 151, 135(f)(1), and 135(g)(2).  Whereas the Planning Code requires a minimum rear yard of 15 feet for SRO projects in the South of Market Base District, the project proposes an inner court instead.  Whereas the Planning Code requires a one parking space for each 20 units with a minimum of two off-street parking spaces, the project proposes none.  While the proposed project would exceed the minimum usable open space area required under Section 135(d)(2), the proposed project would not comply with the minimum horizontal and vertical dimensions for some portions of the proposed private and common usable open space.  The property is in an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006)

                        (Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

 

B.         COMMISSIONERS’ QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

 

4.         Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of November 17, 2005
  • Draft minutes of Regular Meeting of January 5, 2006
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 13, 2006.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 20, 2006.

 

5.        Commission Comments/Questions

  • Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Planning Commission.

 

C.         DIRECTOR’S REPORT

 

6.         Director’s Announcements

           

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

 

8.                                                                                         (A. John-Baptiste: (415) 558-6547)

            Informational presentation on the Department’s Fee Study.

 

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.

 

10a       2006.0407D                                                                               (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

314 SURREY STREET- north side between Van Buren Street and Swiss Avenue; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 6731 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No.2005.07.21.8306, proposing to demolish a 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 demolition permit.

 

10b.      2006.0410D                                                                              (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

314 SURREY STREET- north side between Van Buren Street and Swiss Avenue; Lot 020 in Assessor’s Block 6731 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of the replacement building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No.2005.07.21.8313, to construct a two-story plus penthouse 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 new building permit.

 

            11.        2004.0975EKC                                                                                  (M. LI (415) 558-6396)

723 Taylor Street - west side between Sutter and Bush Streets, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0282 - Request for conditional use authorization to (1) construct a building exceeding a height of 40 feet in a residential zoning district and (2) provide residential parking exceeding an amount classified as accessory.  The proposed eight-story, 80-foot-high building will contain approximately 12 dwelling units and a garage for up to nine vehicles.  The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

  • F.REGULAR CALENDAR

 

12.          2005.1118L                                                                            (A. HESIK:  (415) 558-6602)

Richard P. Doolan / Norman T. Larson Residence and Storefronts, 557 Ashbury Street / 1500-1512 Haight Street - north side of the street between Ashbury and Clayton Streets, Lot 9 in Assessor’s Block 1231- Request for the Planning Commission to adopt a Resolution approving the designation of the Richard P. Doolan / Norman T. Larson Residence and Storefronts as Landmark 255, and recommending to the Board of Supervisors that they approve the designation of the Richard P. Doolan / Norman T. Larson Residence and Storefronts as Landmark No. 255. The subject property is within the Haight Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 40-X height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adopt resolution approving the designation and recommending to the Board of Supervisors that it approve the designation.

 

            13.        2006.0419C                                                                                   (M. LI (415) 558-6396)

2030 Polk Street (aka 1590 Pacific Avenue) - northeast corner at Pacific Avenue, Lot 011 in Assessor’s Block 0573 - Request for Conditional Use authorization to establish a liquor store with on-site beer and wine tasting (dba “The Jug shop”) of approximately 3,600 square feet.  The subject business is relocating from 1567 Pacific Avenue to 1590 Pacific Avenue.  The project site is within the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

                        Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions

 

14.        2005.0659C                                                                           (T. WANG (415) 558-6335)

85 SAINT ELMO WAY- southeast side between Monterey Boulevard and Yerba Buena Avenue; Lot 032 in Assessor’s Block 3049 - Request for Conditional Use authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 304 Planned Unit Developments, to allow construction of an addition to the existing residence of Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, with a modification of rear yard requirements in an RH-1 (D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwelling) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

           

15.        2006.0409D                                                                           (E. TOPE: (415) 558-6316)

1 BELGRAVE AVENUE- south side at the end of Belgrave Avenue, east of Shrader Street; Lot 024 in Assessor’s Block 2662 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.07.7059S, proposing to add an approximately 200 square foot first floor addition and an approximately 180 square foot second floor addition to the rear of an existing two-story over garage single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-x Height and Bulk District.

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

 

16a.      2005.0621D                                                                          (M. SMITH (415) 558-6322)

1467 CLAYTON STREET - south side between Market Street and Corbett Avenue, Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 2712 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2005.07.25.8545, proposing to demolish a two-story over basement, single-family dwelling, located in 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 the demolition.

 

16b.      2005.0781D                                                                         (M. SMITH (415) 558-6322)

1467 CLAYTON STREET - south side between Market Street and Corbett Avenue, Lot 004A in Assessor's Block 2712 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission’s policy requiring review of a new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.25.8547, proposing to construct a four-story over garage, two-family dwelling, located in 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 the project as proposed

 

17.         2006.0472D                                                                  (D. DiBARTOLO (415) 558-6291)

330 FELL STREET -  north side between Gough Street and Octavia Boulevard; Lot 006 in Assessor’s Block 0817 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.11.14.7936, proposing to convert approximately 2,150 square feet of existing office space at the first and mezzanine levels to a full-service restaurant and full bar as permitted by the Planning Code. The project also proposes ground level storefront alterations, in the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

 

            18.                                                                                                     (J. Ionin: (415) 558-6309)

            Dwelling Unit Merger Policy - Mandatory Discretionary Review Policy for Dwelling Unit Mergers - Planning Department presentation of new guidelines, policy objectives, and implementation alternatives for Planning Commission consideration.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 6, 2006)

NOTE: On January 26, 2006, following public testimony, the Commission closed public hearing and continued the matter, by a vote +5 –0. Commissioner Hughes and W. Lee were absent. Public hearing remains open to address any new information presented.

 

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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