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Public Hearings 
 
July 27, 206

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, July 27, 2006

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight Alexander

Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi 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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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: Dwight S. Alexander

Commission Vice-President: Christina Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;

Hisashi 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.

1a. 2006.0661D (I.WILSON (415) 558-6163)

889 NORTH POINT STREET - south side between Larkin and Hyde Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.03.10.6437, proposing to build a new four-story three-unit building. The proposal is to subdivide the vacant lot into three separate parcels and build a new residential building on each new parcel. The corner building (2998 Larkin Street) will have two dwelling units and the two adjacent buildings to the east (899 North Point Street and 889 North Point Street) will have three dwelling units each, for a total of eight dwelling units. This Discretionary Review is only for the building at 889 North Point Street. The property is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District, NOWAT-2 (Waterfront Special Use District No. 2) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 3, 2006)

1b. 2003.0367V (I.WILSON (415) 558-6163)

2998 LARKIN STREET, 899 NORTH POINT STREET, 889 NORTH POINT STREET - South side between Larkin and Hyde Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 - Request for a Zoning Administrator Determination under Planning Code Section 228.4 for conversion of the former gasoline service station to a new use. The proposal is to subdivide the vacant lot into three separate parcels and build a new residential building on each new parcel. The corner building (2998 Larkin Street) will have two dwelling units and the two adjacent buildings to the east (899 North Point Street and 889 North Point Street) will have three dwelling units each, for a total of eight dwelling units. The property is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District, NOWAT-2 (Waterfront Special Use District No. 2) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 3, 2006)

1c. 2006.0367V (I.WILSON (415) 558-6163)

2998 LARKIN STREET, 899 NORTH POINT STREET, 889 NORTH POINT STREET - South side between Larkin and Hyde Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0026 – Request for a Variance under Planning Code Sections 121(e) and 134(c)(1) for conversion of the former gasoline service station to a new use. The proposal is to subdivide the vacant lot into three separate parcels and build a new residential building on each new parcel. The corner building (2998 Larkin Street) will have two dwelling units and the two adjacent buildings to the east (899 North Point Street and 889 North Point Street) will have three dwelling units each, for a total of eight dwelling units. Section 121(e) of the Planning Code requires a minimum lot area of 1,750 square feet for the corner lot at 2998 Larkin Street. This lot is proposed to be 1,656 square feet and does not meet the minimum Planning Code requirement. Section 134(c)(1) of the Planning Code limits the last 10 feet of building depth permitted by rear yard averaging to 30 feet in height. The buildings are proposed to be up to 39'-3 in height at the rear and do not meet this Planning Code requirement. The property is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District, NOWAT-2 (Waterfront Special Use District No. 2) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 3, 2006)

2a. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for a shadow impact determination regarding the significance of net new shadow on Civic Center Plaza and Howard-Langton Mini Park caused by a proposal to (1) demolish an existing four- to seven-story apartment building, which contains 377 residential rental units (including 360 rent-controlled units), a ground-floor restaurant, and surface and below-grade parking for approximately 450 vehicles, and (2) construct three buildings ranging in height from 148 feet to 223 feet and containing approximately but no more than 1,900 residential rental units, approximately 91,878 square feet of usable open space, approximately 60,000 square feet of commercial space, and a garage with up to 1,450 parking spaces (1,200 residential and 250 commercial). The project site is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and 120-X, 150-X, and 240-S Height and Bulk Districts.

Preliminary recommendation: Determine that the net new shadow on Civic Center Plaza and Howard-Langton Mini Park is not adverse

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2b. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Certification of a Final Environmental Impact Report for the project described in Item 2a.

Preliminary recommendation: Certify the Final Environmental Impact Report. The public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report ended at 5:00PM on March 15, 2006.

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2c. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Adoption of CEQA findings related to the certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report for the project described in Item 2a.

Preliminary recommendation: Adopt the CEQA findings

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2d. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for a General Plan amendment related to the project described in Item 2a. The General Plan amendment consists of reclassifying the height and bulk districts for the project site as shown on  Map 5 – Proposed Height and Bulk Districts and referred to in Policy 13.1 of the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan, from 120-X, 150-X and 240-S to 160-X, 180-X and 240-S.

Preliminary recommendation: Adopt the resolution

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2e. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for zoning map amendments related to the project described in Item 2a. The zoning map amendments consist of (1) reclassifying the height and bulk districts for the project site shown on Map 1H of the Zoning Maps from 120-X, 150-X, and 240-S to 160-X, 180-X, and 240-S and (2) adding the Trinity Plaza Special Use District to Map 1SU of the Zoning Maps.

Preliminary recommendation: Adopt the resolution

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2f. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for a Planning Code text amendment related to the project described in Item 2a. The Planning Code text amendment consists of adding Section 249.34 to the Planning Code to create the Trinity Plaza Special Use District. The specific provisions of the Trinity Plaza Special Use District will (a) eliminate floor area ratio limits, maximum dwelling unit density limits, and sunlight access to public sidewalk requirements, and (b) allow exceptions from dwelling unit exposure requirements through the process outlined in Section 309 of the Planning Code.

Preliminary recommendation: Adopt the resolution

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2g. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for a Section 309 Determination of Compliance and Request for Exceptions. See Item 2a for a project description. The project requires setback, rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, wind, parking, loading, and bulk exceptions pursuant to Section 309(a).

Preliminary recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2h. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for conditional use authorization to (1) demolish a residential use in a C-3 District and (2) provide a new curb cut and driveway on a transit-preferential street for the project described in Item 2a.

Preliminary recommendation: Approval with conditions

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

2i. 2002.1179E!KMZTXCW (M. LI: (415) 558­-6398)

1167 MARKET STREET (aka Trinity Plaza) - southeast corner at Eighth Street; Lots 039 and 051 through 053 in Assessor's Block 3507, and a portion of the former Jessie Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets - Request for approval of a development agreement between Trinity Properties, Inc. and the City and County of San Francisco related to the project described in Item 2a.

Preliminary recommendation: Adopt the resolution

(Proposed for continuance to August 3, 2006)

3. 2006.0413EXV & 2002.1077E (K. AMDUR: (415) 558-6351)

149 MASON STREET - west side between Ellis and Eddy Streets, Lot 017 (formerly Lot 2 and a portion of Lot 3) in Assessor's Block 0331 - Request under Planning Code Section 309 for Determinations of Compliance with Exceptions for the construction of an 8-story, approximately 85-foot tall building containing 56 dwelling units, approximately 980 square feet of ground floor retail space and no parking. All of the units are proposed to be affordable studio units for formerly homeless individuals. The project will be the subject of a concurrent variance hearing before the Zoning Administrator for usable open space and dwelling unit exposure. This project lies within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District, and is within a 130-F Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to August 10, 2006)

4. 2002.1263U (J. SWITZKY: (415) 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 July 20, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to August 10, 2006)

5a. 2005. 0307D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

368 CAPP STREET - west side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2005.01.06.2659 to demolish an existing single-family dwelling in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation. The project also includes the new construction of a three-unit building.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 14, 2006)

5b. 2005.0329DD (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

368 Capp Street- west side between 18th and 19th Streets; Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 3590 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new construction as a result of housing demolition, and a request of Discretionary Review, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.01.06.2663 for the new construction of a three-unit building in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk Designation.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of June 22, 2006)

(Proposed for Continuance to September 14, 2006)

6. 2006.0601EZ (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

Consideration of an Ordinance amending the Zoning Map in order to change the zoning classification of two lots at the intersection of Baker and McAllister Streets from RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) to NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster). The subject properties are Assessor's Block 1177 / Lot 001 (aka 645-647 Baker Street, aka 1801 McAllister Street) and Block 1178 / Lot 019 (aka 636 Baker Street, aka 1795-1799 McAllister Street) which are located at the southwest and southeast corners of the intersection, respectively. The Ordinance was introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi as part of Board of Supervisors File Number 060538.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

B. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of 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.

7. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of February 23, 2006.

8. 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

9. Director's Announcements

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

11. 2005.0728U (A. VARAT: (415) 558-6405)

LELAND AVENUE STREETSCAPE DESIGN PROJECT - Informational Only. Staff will make a presentation on the Leland Avenue Streetscape Design Project. This project is a part of the Department's Better Streets Program, which comprehensively plans for streets throughout the city. The Project creates a conceptual design for detailed pedestrian, streetscape, and traffic calming improvements to Leland Avenue, the main street of Visitacion Valley. The design is the result of a community process that took place from October 2005 to February 2006.

Preliminary recommendation: Informational only, no action requested.

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. 2006.0604ET (A. LIGHT: (415) 558-6254)

Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the Planning Code in order to allow certain entertainment uses in the C-VR (Chinatown Visitor Retail) District. The proposed amendments would modify Planning Code Section 811.47b and the Specific Provisions for the C-VR District in order to allow  other entertainment' as a principal use on the first and second stories so long as the use is operated in conjunction with a full-service restaurant. The Ordinance was introduced by Supervisor Peskin, as part of Board of Supervisors File Number 060533.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

13. 2006.0602ETZ (D. SIDER: (415) 558-6697)

Consideration of an Ordinance Amending the Planning Code and Zoning Map in order to establish a  Lower Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use District' (RUD). The proposed amendments would (1) add Planning Code Section 784 to restrict certain liquor establishments within the RUD, (2) establish boundaries for the RUD which would generally encompass the Neighborhood Commercial zoning districts along and nearby Haight Street between approximately Scott and Webster Streets, and (3) establish a 3 year  sunset' provision after which the RUD would no longer apply. The Ordinance was introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi as part of Board of Supervisors File Number 060537.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

14a. 2005.0617CEKV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

130 TURK STREET - north side between Taylor and Jones Streets, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0339 - Request for Conditional Use authorization for height in excess of 40 feet in an  R District in conjunction with the addition of two new floors to an existing three-story building (Planning Code Section 253), in an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

14b. 2005.0617CEKV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

130 TURK STREET - north side between Taylor and Jones Streets, Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 0339, in an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined High Density) District and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District – Request for Rear-Yard and Dwelling-Unit-Exposure Variances in conjunction with the addition of two new floors to an existing three-story building and its conversion to nine dwelling units.

15. 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 July 13, 2006)

16. 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 July 13, 2006)

17. 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 13, 2006)

18a. 2006.0385D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2300 VALLEJO STREET - north side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets; Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 0558 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application 2006.03.27.7562, proposing to merge two units into one. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the application

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2006)

18b. 2006.0386V (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

2300 Vallejo Street - north side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets; Lot 044 in Assessor's Block 0558 - Request for a Rear Yard Variance per Planning Code Section 134 proposing to add a square bay window, 3' deep by 9.5' wide, modify the existing fire escape and alter the roofline at the rear of a four-story, two-family house. Portions of the referenced addition would be within the required rear yard. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2006)

19a. 2006.0274D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

230 DUNCAN STREET - north side between Church and Dolores Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy required review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2006.02.07.3990, to demolish an existing single-family residence 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.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on July 20, 2006)

19b. 2006.0276D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

230 DUNCAN STREET - north side between Church and Dolores Streets; Lot 006 in Assessor's Block 6593 - Mandatory Discretionary Review under the Planning Commission's policy required review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.07.3988, proposing to construct a four-story, two-family residential building with two off-street parking spaces 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 new construction.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting on July 20, 2006)

20. 2006.0205D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1781 BEACH STREET - south side between Fillmore Street and Cervantes Boulevard, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 0443A - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2005.10.27.6759 proposing to legalize the elimination of one housekeeping unit in a two unit structure located in an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District, and 40-X Height/Bulk District.

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

21. 2006.0570D (A. HESIK: (415) 558-6602)

529-533 VALLEJO STREET - south side between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue; Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 0145 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2006.03.29.7780. The subject property is a six-story building with five legal dwelling units. The proposal is to convert the number of legal dwelling units in the building from five to four by merging a dwelling unit located on the fourth floor with an owner-occupied unit located on the fifth and six floors. The subject property is within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and disapprove the project.

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

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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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