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Public Hearings 
 
July 13, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 13, 2006

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight Alexander

Vice-President:

Commissioners: Michael Antonini; William Lee; Kathrin Moore; Christina Olague;

Bill Sugaya

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.

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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: Dwight S. Alexander

Commission Vice-President:

Commissioners: Michael Antonini; William Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Christina Olague; Bill Sugaya;

  • 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. 2006.0537D (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

1678 Great Highway - east side between Moraga and Lawton Avenues, Lot 026, in Assessor's Block 1895 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit 2006.02.01.6549 proposing to legalize work performed without permits, including reconstructing the rear of a single family dwelling. The subject property is located in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 27, 2006)

2. 2006.0050DD (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

3577 PACIFIC AVENUE - south side between Locust and Spruce Streets; Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 0970 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.10.07.5061, proposing to add a third story, expand the building at the rear, and alter the front facade. The property is located within 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 building permit application.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 27, 2006)

3. 2006.0673D (I. WILSON: (415) 558-6163)

70-72 NIDO AVENUE - east side between Vega and Turk Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 0970 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.03.01.5727, proposing to add a fourth story that is setback 27'-0 from the front building wall; add a 6'-0 x 6'-8 deck at the southeast (rear) corner of the second floor; alter window sizes and provide entry awning at the front of the building. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 30-X Height and Bulk District. Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application.

(Proposed for Continuance to July 20, 2006)

4. 2002.1263U (J. SWITZKY 575-6815)

333 Fremont Street - Motion to Approve In-Kind Agreement to Satisfy Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Impact Fee Requirement per Section 318.3(e). The Planning Commission approved a project at 333 Fremont Street on June 16, 2005, that includes approximately 88 dwelling units. Planning Code Section 318.3(b)(i) requires payment of $11.00 per net occupied square foot of residential development for the Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Fund prior to issuance of site permit. The project required a payment of approximately $769,142. On March 14, 2006, the project sponsor deposited the full amount of its required fee, plus interest, into an escrow account payable to the City, pending approval of an In-Kind Agreement that would credit the sponsor for a portion of the fee in exchange for publicly-accessible improvements in accordance with the Rincon Hill Plan. The project sponsor has entered into an In-Kind Agreement with the City, to the satisfaction of the Planning Department and City Attorney, to construct, and dedicate a permanent public easement on, a mid-block pedestrian pathway on the project site. The Planning Department recommends a fee credit equal to construction cost of the pathway improvements (approximately $240,000) plus the value of the public easement ($333,200), or approximately $573,200 total. The City would thus draw from the escrow account the difference of the full fee and this credit, or $195,942, and deposit this amount in the Rincon Hill Community Improvements Fund.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to July 20, 2006)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting. A vote on the minutes is different from a vote on a permit; the vote doesn't have the same adjudicative and due process implications.

5. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 26, 2006.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 9, 2006.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 25, 2006.
  • Draft Minute of Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006.

6. OFFICERS: In accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Planning Commission, the President and Vice President of the Commission shall hold office for one year and until their successors are elected. In the event of the absence or inability to act of the President, the Vice President shall take the place and perform the duties of the President.

ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT: The Commission may take action to elect a Vice President to complete the one-year term (through 2006) with the ability to continue to hold office until their successor is elected.

7. 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

8. Director's Announcements

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

10. (S. DENNIS: (415) 558-6314)

INCLUSIONARY HOUSING STUDY - Informational report on the findings of the housing sensitivity analysis, this is the first part of the Inclusionary Housing Study, authorized by the Board of Supervisors.

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.

11a. 2006.0333D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

3344 MARKET STREET - northeast side between Glendale and Clayton Streets. Assessor's Block 2717 Lot 004F - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition of Demolition Permit Application No. 2006.03.29.7845, to demolish the existing one-family house and construct a new one-family house 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 the Demolition Permit.

11b. 2006.0803D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

3344 MARKET STREET - northeast side between Glendale and Clayton Streets. Assessor's Block 2717 Lot 004F - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of replacement housing of Building Permit Application No. 2006.03.29.8452, to construct a new one-family house 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 the Building Permit.

12. 2006.0605D (S. SANCHEZ: (415) 558-6326)

593 ARKANSAS STREET - east side between 20th and 22nd Streets, Lot 043 in Assessor's Block 4099 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2006/04/19/9394 proposing to merge two dwelling units into one dwelling unit in an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District, and 40-X Height/Bulk District.

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

13. 2006.0618C (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)

156 Broad Street - north side between Capitol and Plymouth Avenues; Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 7107 - Request for Conditional Use authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.4(a), to convert a single-family residence into a community facility operated by the OMI (Ocean View, Merced, Ingleside) Family Resource Center, a program of Urban Services YMCA, located in an RH-2 (Residential House, Two Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

14a. 2005.0060D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

134 RALSTON STREET- east side between Sargent and Randolph Streets; currently straddling Lots 031 and 030 in Assessor's Block 7085 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of residential demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No.2003.08.07.1522, 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.

14b. 2005.0061D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

132 RALSTON STREET- east side between Sargent and Randolph Streets; Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 7085 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all replacement structures in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No.2003.08.07.1524, proposing to construct a two-story, 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.

14c. 2005.0064D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)

134 RALSTON STREET- east side between Sargent and Randolph Streets; Lot 031 in Assessor's Block 7085 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all replacement structures in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No.2003.08.07.1529, proposing to construct a two-story, 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.

15. 2006.0468C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

1201 ORTEGA STREET - between 19th and 20th Avenues, Lots 002, 003, 004, 035, 036, and 037 in Assessor's Block 2115 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(h) to convert a post-secondary school operated by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to a private combined elementary and secondary school operated by Lycee Francais La Perouse, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

16. 2005.0402D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2477-2479 SUTTER STREET - south side between Broderick and Divisadero Streets; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 1076 - Staff Initiated Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2004.03.02.7604, to construct horizontal and vertical additions to the existing two-story, two-unit building resulting in a four-story, three-unit building in a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

17. 2006.0523D (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

372-374 CAPP STREET - west side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 048 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.1116.8251S, proposing to replace and reconfigure rear stairs adding two (2) decks and firewall to an existing two-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District 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 the building permit application.

18a. 2005.0764DV (K. Durandet: (415) 575-6816)

1640 20th STREET - north side corner lot between Arkansas and Connecticut; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 4068 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.0816.0369S proposing to construct a rear stairway from the first/ground floor to a new third floor roof deck and a new stair penthouse and a front horizontal addition for an existing three-story, single-family house 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 the building permit application.

18b. 2005.0764DV (K. Durandet: (415) 575-6816)

1640 20th STREET - north side corner lot between Arkansas and Connecticut; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 4068 - Request for a Rear Yard Variance per Planning Code Section 134 proposing to construct a stairway from the first/ground floor to a new third floor roof deck at the rear of an existing three-story, single-family house. The required rear yard is 15 feet and the proposed stairway would result in a rear yard of 3 feet. The Variance is only for the proposed rear stair.

19. 2006.0455D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

704 NORTH POINT STREET (AKA 2710 LEAVENWORTH) - north side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets; Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0024 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of medical cannabis dispensaries, of Building Permit Application 2006.03.29.7757, to establish a medical cannabis dispensary (dba Green Cross) in a vacant retail space that was previously occupied by a full service restaurant (dba Levunic Restaurant). The property is located within a C-2 (Community Business) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

20. 2006.0578D (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

1345 Montgomery Street- west side, at the southwest corner of the intersection with Filbert Street (steps), Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 0105 - Discretionary Review request, for a building permit (No. 2005.08.01.9085) to convert the existing commercial building, most recently used as a restaurant, to a single family dwelling. The project includes extensive remodeling of the interior and several changes to the exterior, including the addition of two dormer windows, the replacement of several existing windows, and the creation of a garage door and curb cut, all on the Montgomery Street façade; and the addition of a roof deck with a glass guardrail. The flat portion of the Montgomery Street roof will be raised approximately 3 feet, to the height of the peak of the roof facing Montgomery Street. The existing stair penthouse will be expanded slightly to meet current Code requirements for access to the roof, and some existing mechanical equipment on the roof would be removed. The property is located in the RH-3 (Residential, House Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

21. 2006.0127C (M. WOODS; (415) 558-6315)

360 - 9th AVENUE (a.k.a. 370 – 9th Avenue) - east side between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard; Lot 011, in Assessor's Block 1440 - Request for Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 178(c), 209.3(f) and 303 to convert an existing kindergarten classroom (approximately 1,100 square feet) in the Star of the Sea Elementary and High Schools to a preschool, a child-care use category as defined under Section 209.3(f) of the Planning Code, for up to 24 children, on an existing church and school site. The site, approximately 65,980 square feet consisting of seven buildings, occupies almost the entire block beginning at the northeast corner of Ninth Avenue and Geary Boulevard. The site is in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

22. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 8, 2006)

23a. 2004.0165EMZHX: (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

1 Kearny Street/710 Market Street- west side between Market and Geary Streets, Lots 003 and 010 in Assessor's Block 312 - Adoption of CEQA findingsrelated to the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) and adoption of said MND regarding the reclassification of Lot 003 from a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District and 80-130-F Height and Bulk District to a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and 142-X Height and Bulk District, the demolition of a three-story commercial structure at Lot 003, and the construction of a new 10-story horizontal expansion to the Category I, Mutual Savings Bank Building located on Lot 010. Lots 003 and 010 within Assessor's Block 0312 are currently located in C-3-R (Downtown Retail) and C-3-O (Downtown Office) Districts, respectively. Both lots are located within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the CEQA findings and the MND.

23b. 2004.0165EMZHX: (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

1 Kearny Street/710 Market Street - west side between Market and Geary Streets, Lots 003 and 010 in Assessor's Block 312 - Request for adoption of a resolution recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve two General Plan Amendments which would amend Map 1 and Map 5 of the Downtown Element of the San Francisco General Plan to allow for the reclassification of Assessor's Block 0312, Lot 003 from a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District to a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and from a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District to a 142-X Height and Bulk District. The property is currently within a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution.

23c. 2004.0165EMZHX: (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

1 Kearny Street/710 Market Street- west side between Market and Geary Streets, Lots 003 and 010 in Assessor's Block 312 - Request for adoption of a Resolution recommending that the Board of Supervisors approve two Zoning Map Amendments which would amend Zoning Map Sheets 1 and 1H to reclassify Assessor's Block 312, Lot 003 from a C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District to a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) District and from a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District to a 142-X Height and Bulk District. The subject property is currently within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the draft resolution.

23d. 2004.0165EMZHX: (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

1 Kearny Street/710 Market Street- west side between Market and Geary Streets, Lots 003 and 010 in Assessor's Block 312 - Request for Permit to Alter under Article 11 of the Planning Code for a nine or ten story horizontal addition to an Article 11 Category I building, The "Mutual Savings Bank Building", located at One Kearny Street in Assessor's Block 0312, Lot 010. The property is currently within a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

23e. 2004.0165EMZHX: (D. DIBARTOLO: (415) 558-6291)

1 Kearny Street/710 Market Street- west side between Market and Geary Streets, Lots 003 and 010 in Assessor's Block 312 - Request for a Determination of Compliance with Exceptions under Section 309 of the Planning Code. The project would demolish a three-story commercial structure at Lot 003, and then construct a new 10-story horizontal expansion to the Category I, Mutual Savings Bank Building located on Lot 010. The Project is requesting exceptions for Shadows on Public Streets and, in the event the required General Plan and Zoning Map Amendments described in items (b) and (c) above are not approved by the Board of Supervisors, Exceptions to Height Limits in 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. Lots 003 and 010 within Assessor's Block 0312 are currently located in C-3-R (Downtown Retail) and C-3-O (Downtown Office) Districts, respectively. Both lots are located within an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

24. 2003.1183E (W. WYCKO: (415) 558-5972)

55 Francisco Street Project - Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration. The project site at 55 Francisco Street (Assessor's Block 0056, Lot 006), also known as 1789 Montgomery Street, is approximately 48,714 square feet in size and located on the southern side of Francisco Street in the block bounded by Francisco, Montgomery, Chestnut, and Kearny Streets. The project site currently has a three-story, 284-space parking garage and a seven-story office building. The proposed project would involve the addition of three new levels atop the existing parking garage with 51 residential dwelling units (approximately 57,999 gross square feet). The existing office building on the project site would remain as it is. The proposed project would also involve reconfiguration of the existing parking by removing 81 independently accessible public parking spaces and creating valet parking for 203 vehicles on the first two levels of the garage, and providing 59 independently accessible parking spaces on the third level for the proposed dwelling units. The project site is zoned C-2 (Community Business), and is within a 65-X height and bulk district and Waterfront Special Use District #3. The proposed project would require Conditional Use authorization for the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD).

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 25, 2006)

25. 2006.0730U (J. Switzky: (415) 575-6815)

Motion to Approve Expenditure from Rincon Hill Community Improvements Fund of up to $25,000 for Appraisal and Planning Services from the Real Estate Division - The Real Estate Division of the Department of Administrative Services is providing appraisal, transaction, and miscellaneous services related to implementation of the Rincon Hill Plan community improvements, including open space acquisition (Guy Place) and community facilities leasing (Sailor's Union of the Pacific). Planning Code Section 318.6(b) enables the Planning Commission to expend up to $250,000 from the Fund for planning, architectural, engineering, and other support services for implementation of the public improvements funded by the Rincon Hill Community Improvements Fund. Approval of this expenditure will approve establishment of a work order not to exceed $25,000 for the Real Estate Division. This item was originally advertised for June 22, 2006.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

26. Discretionary Review Policy (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

Department presentation to the Commission on their Discretionary Review Policy adopted May 20, 2004 with suggested modifications to the Pre-Application process, expanded criteria and new terminology ("Simple vs. Complex" to "Abbreviated vs. Standard").

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 1, 2006)

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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