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Public Hearings 
 
May 17, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 17, 2007

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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.

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
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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 R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2006.0208C (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

4716-4722 Mission street - west side, between Ruth and Leo Streets, Lots 014 and 015 in Assessor's Block 6955 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code 712.39 to demolish both the existing mixed-use building with a second floor dwelling unit and the existing commercial building in order to merge the two lots and to construct a 5-story, residential/commercial mixed-use building with 8 residential units, 8 off-street parking places, and ground floor commercial within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

2. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2367 Market Street, a.k.a. 3970 17th Street - north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 186.1 to expand an existing nonconforming Neighborhood Commercial use (a bar on the second floor) and develop commercial space on the top floor in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

3. 2007.0384C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1581 WEBSTER STREET (A.K.A. 1825 POST STREET) - west side between Post Street and Geary Boulevard, Assessor's Block 0701, Lot 007 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21 to add approximately 2,300 square feet to an existing 7,000 square foot retail space (Kinokuniya Bookstore) within the greater Japantown mall. The subject site is within NC-3 (Moderate-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, Japantown SUD and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to connect the existing bookstore with vacant commercial space on the floor below via an internal staircase.

NOTE: It was determined that the proposal does not require a Conditional Use Authorization. Therefore this item does not need to be heard by the Planning Commission.

4. 2007.0034D (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

120-124 Mason Street - east side between Eddy and Ellis Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0330 - Mandatory discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 1213 9807 to maintain operation of a medical cannabis dispensary (dba  Mason Street Dispensary ) of approximately 1,800 square feet. The property is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 225-X Height and Bulk District. The medical cannabis dispensary is located at the rear of an existing café. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed

PROJECT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

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.

5. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of March 22, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 4, 2007.

6. 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

7. Director's Announcements

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

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

9. 2006.1474C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

755 Ocean Avenue and 31 Howth Street - bounded by Howth Street, Geneva Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Highway 280, Lots 023 and 12A in Assessor's Block 6948 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(h) to increase school enrollment and allow Lick-Wilmerding High School to convert the residential property at 31 Howth Street to part of the school facility, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2007.0041DD (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

1369 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 9th and 10th and Streets; Lot 068 in Assessor's Block 3519 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.1025.6052, proposing to convert an existing ground floor commercial dance studio in an existing three-story two-family dwelling over commercial space. The project is in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with conditions.

NOTE: On May 10, 2007, the Planning Commission considered one of the Discretionary Review (DR) requests filed against this project. Based on the conditions of agreement read into the record at the hearing, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take DR and approve the project imposing the agreed on conditions. The item is continued to May 17, 2007 to allow a public hearing and consideration of the second DR filed on the project. The vote was (+7 –0) for this action.

11. 2006.1477D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

67 MADRONE AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2919A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.06.4439, to extend the rear two levels, approximately 15 feet into the rear yard and add a partial third level onto a single-family dwelling, one story over garage structure in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

Note: On April 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to May 17, 2007 by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Alexander was absent. Public hearing remains open.

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

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION of a COMMISSION POLICY for the review of building permits and approvals in the Eastern Neighborhoods prior to the adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods area plans and code amendments.

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

MISSION BAY - This is an informational presentation on the Mission Bay Planning Process, Design for Development Controls, and recent developments.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)

14. 2006.0070ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

CONTROLS FOR LOSS OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, adding Section 317, requiring a Planning Commission hearing for any project that would eliminate existing legal dwelling and live-work units through mergers, conversions, or demolitions, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. On November 2, 2006, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 17334, an intent to initiate a Planning Code amendment stipulating mandatory discretionary review of or Conditional Use for all residential merger, conversion, demolition and replacement building permit applications.

(Continued indefinitely on January 11, 2007, and re-advertised for this date)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution recommending adoption of the proposed amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

15. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 558-5955)

700 VALENCIA STREET - Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 3588, bounded by Valencia, 19th, Lapidge and 18th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of an existing building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 22,662 square feet. The building would include nine dwelling units, nine parking spaces and one commercial unit. Vehicular access to the garage would be via 18th Street. Access to the commercial unit would be at the corner of Valencia and 18th Street and along Valencia Street. The project site in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and is within a 50-X height and bulk district. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

16. 2007.0297D (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

700 Valencia Street - southwest corner of Valencia Street and 18th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3588 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.14.0087 proposing to construct a new 50-foot tall structure where a small car sales structure currently sits. The new structure would contain nine dwelling units, nine off-street parking spaces and approximately 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The property is within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

17a. 2004.0072D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7792, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

17b. 2004.0073D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7794, proposing to construct a new three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove project. (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

18a. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.14.7539 proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal would also add two dwelling units and an underground parking garage.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project with Modifications.

18b. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for rear yard, for the project proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

19. 2007.0214C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1377 FELL STREET - south side bounded by Broderick Street to the east, Oak Street to the south and Baker Street to the west; Lots 7, 8, 9, 9A and 17 in Assessor's Block 1214 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a community parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 303(c) of the Planning Code. The site contains a two-story building surrounded by a surface parking lot containing 124 parking spaces, including four motorcycle spaces, for the use of the property's owner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The proposal is to renovate the surface parking lot to allow for after-hours and weekend community parking, in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20. 2002.1302E (T. CHAN: (415) 575-9026)

2225-2255 THIRD STREET - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report. Assessor's Block 4058, Lot 10. The 50,000 square foot project site is located on Third Street, between 19th and 20th Streets. The proposed project would preserve and renovate two existing historic buildings and construct three new buildings above a new below-grade parking podium. The project would contain approximately 242,185 square feet (sq.ft.), including about 179 residential units, a 5,262 sq.ft. restaurant space, 11,434 sq.ft. of retail space, a 2,393 sq.ft. day-care, a below-grade parking garage accessed from Illinois Street with about 157 parking spaces, 50 bicycle spaces, and two off-street loading spaces. The two new structures along Third Street would be 35 feet in height at the property line, and 50 feet in height beyond 0a 20-foot setback. The new building proposed on Illinois Street would range from 55 to 65 feet in height. The project site is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require a General Plan amendment and rezoning to create a temporary "Central Waterfront Plan Demonstration District." This District would enact most of the controls proposed in the December 2002 Draft Central Waterfront Plan's Mixed-Use Residential District, including increasing the existing height and bulk designation from 50-X to 65-X. The proposed project would require a conditional use authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Section 304 of the San Francisco Planning Code.

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until the close of business on May 21, 2007

Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments. No action required.

21. 2006.0074TZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Initiation of Planning Code Amendments Establishing PDR Zoning Districts and Initiation of Zoning Map Amendments Applying these Designations to Certain Industrial Portions of Bayview Hunters Point - The Department is proposing a set of Code amendments to establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer District) and a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair District) in the Planning Code. These zones will permit a wide variety of non-residential uses and will retain space for current and future light industrial activities. The Department is also proposing Zoning Map amendments that would apply these PDR Districts, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District, to certain industrial areas in Bayview Hunters Point currently zoned M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial). These amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, which seeks to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) Informational Item. Staff will respond to Commissioner questions from the informational hearing held on January 18, 2007 and provide clarifying information.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold hearing on informational item.

B) 2006.0074T – Initiation of a Planning Code Text Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code, including revisions to Sections 121.5, 121.7, 204.3-204.4, 210, 210.6, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 213-227, 230, and 249.32. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 Use District (Light Industrial Buffer), a PDR-2 Use District (Production, Distribution, and Repair), and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD), and establish regulations on subdivisions, accessory uses, and the demolition of industrial structures in these districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Planning Code amendment.

C) 2006.0074Z – Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate a Zoning Map amendment consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue Avenue, from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)

H. 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:

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 17, 2007

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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.

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
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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 R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2006.0208C (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

4716-4722 Mission street - west side, between Ruth and Leo Streets, Lots 014 and 015 in Assessor's Block 6955 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code 712.39 to demolish both the existing mixed-use building with a second floor dwelling unit and the existing commercial building in order to merge the two lots and to construct a 5-story, residential/commercial mixed-use building with 8 residential units, 8 off-street parking places, and ground floor commercial within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

2. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2367 Market Street, a.k.a. 3970 17th Street - north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 186.1 to expand an existing nonconforming Neighborhood Commercial use (a bar on the second floor) and develop commercial space on the top floor in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

3. 2007.0384C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1581 WEBSTER STREET (A.K.A. 1825 POST STREET) - west side between Post Street and Geary Boulevard, Assessor's Block 0701, Lot 007 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21 to add approximately 2,300 square feet to an existing 7,000 square foot retail space (Kinokuniya Bookstore) within the greater Japantown mall. The subject site is within NC-3 (Moderate-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, Japantown SUD and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to connect the existing bookstore with vacant commercial space on the floor below via an internal staircase.

NOTE: It was determined that the proposal does not require a Conditional Use Authorization. Therefore this item does not need to be heard by the Planning Commission.

4. 2007.0034D (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

120-124 Mason Street - east side between Eddy and Ellis Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0330 - Mandatory discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 1213 9807 to maintain operation of a medical cannabis dispensary (dba  Mason Street Dispensary ) of approximately 1,800 square feet. The property is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 225-X Height and Bulk District. The medical cannabis dispensary is located at the rear of an existing café. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed

PROJECT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

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.

5. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of March 22, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 4, 2007.

6. 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

7. Director's Announcements

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

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

9. 2006.1474C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

755 Ocean Avenue and 31 Howth Street - bounded by Howth Street, Geneva Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Highway 280, Lots 023 and 12A in Assessor's Block 6948 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(h) to increase school enrollment and allow Lick-Wilmerding High School to convert the residential property at 31 Howth Street to part of the school facility, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2007.0041DD (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

1369 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 9th and 10th and Streets; Lot 068 in Assessor's Block 3519 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.1025.6052, proposing to convert an existing ground floor commercial dance studio in an existing three-story two-family dwelling over commercial space. The project is in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with conditions.

NOTE: On May 10, 2007, the Planning Commission considered one of the Discretionary Review (DR) requests filed against this project. Based on the conditions of agreement read into the record at the hearing, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take DR and approve the project imposing the agreed on conditions. The item is continued to May 17, 2007 to allow a public hearing and consideration of the second DR filed on the project. The vote was (+7 –0) for this action.

11. 2006.1477D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

67 MADRONE AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2919A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.06.4439, to extend the rear two levels, approximately 15 feet into the rear yard and add a partial third level onto a single-family dwelling, one story over garage structure in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

Note: On April 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to May 17, 2007 by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Alexander was absent. Public hearing remains open.

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

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION of a COMMISSION POLICY for the review of building permits and approvals in the Eastern Neighborhoods prior to the adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods area plans and code amendments.

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

MISSION BAY - This is an informational presentation on the Mission Bay Planning Process, Design for Development Controls, and recent developments.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)

14. 2006.0070ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

CONTROLS FOR LOSS OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, adding Section 317, requiring a Planning Commission hearing for any project that would eliminate existing legal dwelling and live-work units through mergers, conversions, or demolitions, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. On November 2, 2006, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 17334, an intent to initiate a Planning Code amendment stipulating mandatory discretionary review of or Conditional Use for all residential merger, conversion, demolition and replacement building permit applications.

(Continued indefinitely on January 11, 2007, and re-advertised for this date)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution recommending adoption of the proposed amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

15. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 558-5955)

700 VALENCIA STREET - Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 3588, bounded by Valencia, 19th, Lapidge and 18th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of an existing building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 22,662 square feet. The building would include nine dwelling units, nine parking spaces and one commercial unit. Vehicular access to the garage would be via 18th Street. Access to the commercial unit would be at the corner of Valencia and 18th Street and along Valencia Street. The project site in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and is within a 50-X height and bulk district. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

16. 2007.0297D (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

700 Valencia Street - southwest corner of Valencia Street and 18th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3588 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.14.0087 proposing to construct a new 50-foot tall structure where a small car sales structure currently sits. The new structure would contain nine dwelling units, nine off-street parking spaces and approximately 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The property is within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

17a. 2004.0072D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7792, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

17b. 2004.0073D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7794, proposing to construct a new three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove project. (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

18a. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.14.7539 proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal would also add two dwelling units and an underground parking garage.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project with Modifications.

18b. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for rear yard, for the project proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

19. 2007.0214C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1377 FELL STREET - south side bounded by Broderick Street to the east, Oak Street to the south and Baker Street to the west; Lots 7, 8, 9, 9A and 17 in Assessor's Block 1214 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a community parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 303(c) of the Planning Code. The site contains a two-story building surrounded by a surface parking lot containing 124 parking spaces, including four motorcycle spaces, for the use of the property's owner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The proposal is to renovate the surface parking lot to allow for after-hours and weekend community parking, in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20. 2002.1302E (T. CHAN: (415) 575-9026)

2225-2255 THIRD STREET - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report. Assessor's Block 4058, Lot 10. The 50,000 square foot project site is located on Third Street, between 19th and 20th Streets. The proposed project would preserve and renovate two existing historic buildings and construct three new buildings above a new below-grade parking podium. The project would contain approximately 242,185 square feet (sq.ft.), including about 179 residential units, a 5,262 sq.ft. restaurant space, 11,434 sq.ft. of retail space, a 2,393 sq.ft. day-care, a below-grade parking garage accessed from Illinois Street with about 157 parking spaces, 50 bicycle spaces, and two off-street loading spaces. The two new structures along Third Street would be 35 feet in height at the property line, and 50 feet in height beyond 0a 20-foot setback. The new building proposed on Illinois Street would range from 55 to 65 feet in height. The project site is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require a General Plan amendment and rezoning to create a temporary "Central Waterfront Plan Demonstration District." This District would enact most of the controls proposed in the December 2002 Draft Central Waterfront Plan's Mixed-Use Residential District, including increasing the existing height and bulk designation from 50-X to 65-X. The proposed project would require a conditional use authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Section 304 of the San Francisco Planning Code.

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until the close of business on May 21, 2007

Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments. No action required.

21. 2006.0074TZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Initiation of Planning Code Amendments Establishing PDR Zoning Districts and Initiation of Zoning Map Amendments Applying these Designations to Certain Industrial Portions of Bayview Hunters Point - The Department is proposing a set of Code amendments to establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer District) and a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair District) in the Planning Code. These zones will permit a wide variety of non-residential uses and will retain space for current and future light industrial activities. The Department is also proposing Zoning Map amendments that would apply these PDR Districts, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District, to certain industrial areas in Bayview Hunters Point currently zoned M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial). These amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, which seeks to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) Informational Item. Staff will respond to Commissioner questions from the informational hearing held on January 18, 2007 and provide clarifying information.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold hearing on informational item.

B) 2006.0074T – Initiation of a Planning Code Text Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code, including revisions to Sections 121.5, 121.7, 204.3-204.4, 210, 210.6, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 213-227, 230, and 249.32. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 Use District (Light Industrial Buffer), a PDR-2 Use District (Production, Distribution, and Repair), and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD), and establish regulations on subdivisions, accessory uses, and the demolition of industrial structures in these districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Planning Code amendment.

C) 2006.0074Z – Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate a Zoning Map amendment consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue Avenue, from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)

H. 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:

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 17, 2007

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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.

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
1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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 R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2006.0208C (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

4716-4722 Mission street - west side, between Ruth and Leo Streets, Lots 014 and 015 in Assessor's Block 6955 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code 712.39 to demolish both the existing mixed-use building with a second floor dwelling unit and the existing commercial building in order to merge the two lots and to construct a 5-story, residential/commercial mixed-use building with 8 residential units, 8 off-street parking places, and ground floor commercial within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

2. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2367 Market Street, a.k.a. 3970 17th Street - north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 186.1 to expand an existing nonconforming Neighborhood Commercial use (a bar on the second floor) and develop commercial space on the top floor in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

3. 2007.0384C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1581 WEBSTER STREET (A.K.A. 1825 POST STREET) - west side between Post Street and Geary Boulevard, Assessor's Block 0701, Lot 007 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21 to add approximately 2,300 square feet to an existing 7,000 square foot retail space (Kinokuniya Bookstore) within the greater Japantown mall. The subject site is within NC-3 (Moderate-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, Japantown SUD and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to connect the existing bookstore with vacant commercial space on the floor below via an internal staircase.

NOTE: It was determined that the proposal does not require a Conditional Use Authorization. Therefore this item does not need to be heard by the Planning Commission.

4. 2007.0034D (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

120-124 Mason Street - east side between Eddy and Ellis Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0330 - Mandatory discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 1213 9807 to maintain operation of a medical cannabis dispensary (dba  Mason Street Dispensary ) of approximately 1,800 square feet. The property is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 225-X Height and Bulk District. The medical cannabis dispensary is located at the rear of an existing café. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed

PROJECT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

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.

5. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of March 22, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 4, 2007.

6. 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

7. Director's Announcements

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

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

9. 2006.1474C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

755 Ocean Avenue and 31 Howth Street - bounded by Howth Street, Geneva Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Highway 280, Lots 023 and 12A in Assessor's Block 6948 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(h) to increase school enrollment and allow Lick-Wilmerding High School to convert the residential property at 31 Howth Street to part of the school facility, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2007.0041DD (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

1369 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 9th and 10th and Streets; Lot 068 in Assessor's Block 3519 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.1025.6052, proposing to convert an existing ground floor commercial dance studio in an existing three-story two-family dwelling over commercial space. The project is in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with conditions.

NOTE: On May 10, 2007, the Planning Commission considered one of the Discretionary Review (DR) requests filed against this project. Based on the conditions of agreement read into the record at the hearing, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take DR and approve the project imposing the agreed on conditions. The item is continued to May 17, 2007 to allow a public hearing and consideration of the second DR filed on the project. The vote was (+7 –0) for this action.

11. 2006.1477D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

67 MADRONE AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2919A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.06.4439, to extend the rear two levels, approximately 15 feet into the rear yard and add a partial third level onto a single-family dwelling, one story over garage structure in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

Note: On April 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to May 17, 2007 by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Alexander was absent. Public hearing remains open.

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

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION of a COMMISSION POLICY for the review of building permits and approvals in the Eastern Neighborhoods prior to the adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods area plans and code amendments.

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

MISSION BAY - This is an informational presentation on the Mission Bay Planning Process, Design for Development Controls, and recent developments.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)

14. 2006.0070ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

CONTROLS FOR LOSS OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, adding Section 317, requiring a Planning Commission hearing for any project that would eliminate existing legal dwelling and live-work units through mergers, conversions, or demolitions, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. On November 2, 2006, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 17334, an intent to initiate a Planning Code amendment stipulating mandatory discretionary review of or Conditional Use for all residential merger, conversion, demolition and replacement building permit applications.

(Continued indefinitely on January 11, 2007, and re-advertised for this date)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution recommending adoption of the proposed amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

15. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 558-5955)

700 VALENCIA STREET - Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 3588, bounded by Valencia, 19th, Lapidge and 18th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of an existing building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 22,662 square feet. The building would include nine dwelling units, nine parking spaces and one commercial unit. Vehicular access to the garage would be via 18th Street. Access to the commercial unit would be at the corner of Valencia and 18th Street and along Valencia Street. The project site in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and is within a 50-X height and bulk district. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

16. 2007.0297D (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

700 Valencia Street - southwest corner of Valencia Street and 18th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3588 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.14.0087 proposing to construct a new 50-foot tall structure where a small car sales structure currently sits. The new structure would contain nine dwelling units, nine off-street parking spaces and approximately 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The property is within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

17a. 2004.0072D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7792, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

17b. 2004.0073D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7794, proposing to construct a new three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove project. (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

18a. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.14.7539 proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal would also add two dwelling units and an underground parking garage.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project with Modifications.

18b. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for rear yard, for the project proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

19. 2007.0214C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1377 FELL STREET - south side bounded by Broderick Street to the east, Oak Street to the south and Baker Street to the west; Lots 7, 8, 9, 9A and 17 in Assessor's Block 1214 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a community parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 303(c) of the Planning Code. The site contains a two-story building surrounded by a surface parking lot containing 124 parking spaces, including four motorcycle spaces, for the use of the property's owner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The proposal is to renovate the surface parking lot to allow for after-hours and weekend community parking, in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20. 2002.1302E (T. CHAN: (415) 575-9026)

2225-2255 THIRD STREET - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report. Assessor's Block 4058, Lot 10. The 50,000 square foot project site is located on Third Street, between 19th and 20th Streets. The proposed project would preserve and renovate two existing historic buildings and construct three new buildings above a new below-grade parking podium. The project would contain approximately 242,185 square feet (sq.ft.), including about 179 residential units, a 5,262 sq.ft. restaurant space, 11,434 sq.ft. of retail space, a 2,393 sq.ft. day-care, a below-grade parking garage accessed from Illinois Street with about 157 parking spaces, 50 bicycle spaces, and two off-street loading spaces. The two new structures along Third Street would be 35 feet in height at the property line, and 50 feet in height beyond 0a 20-foot setback. The new building proposed on Illinois Street would range from 55 to 65 feet in height. The project site is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require a General Plan amendment and rezoning to create a temporary "Central Waterfront Plan Demonstration District." This District would enact most of the controls proposed in the December 2002 Draft Central Waterfront Plan's Mixed-Use Residential District, including increasing the existing height and bulk designation from 50-X to 65-X. The proposed project would require a conditional use authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Section 304 of the San Francisco Planning Code.

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until the close of business on May 21, 2007

Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments. No action required.

21. 2006.0074TZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Initiation of Planning Code Amendments Establishing PDR Zoning Districts and Initiation of Zoning Map Amendments Applying these Designations to Certain Industrial Portions of Bayview Hunters Point - The Department is proposing a set of Code amendments to establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer District) and a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair District) in the Planning Code. These zones will permit a wide variety of non-residential uses and will retain space for current and future light industrial activities. The Department is also proposing Zoning Map amendments that would apply these PDR Districts, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District, to certain industrial areas in Bayview Hunters Point currently zoned M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial). These amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, which seeks to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) Informational Item. Staff will respond to Commissioner questions from the informational hearing held on January 18, 2007 and provide clarifying information.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold hearing on informational item.

B) 2006.0074T – Initiation of a Planning Code Text Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code, including revisions to Sections 121.5, 121.7, 204.3-204.4, 210, 210.6, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 213-227, 230, and 249.32. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 Use District (Light Industrial Buffer), a PDR-2 Use District (Production, Distribution, and Repair), and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD), and establish regulations on subdivisions, accessory uses, and the demolition of industrial structures in these districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Planning Code amendment.

C) 2006.0074Z – Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate a Zoning Map amendment consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue Avenue, from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)

H. 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:

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 17, 2007

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Dwight S. Alexander

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; 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
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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 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400, 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

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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.

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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 R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; M. Sue Lee; William L. Lee;

Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

1. 2006.0208C (S. Middlebrook: (415) 558-6372)

4716-4722 Mission street - west side, between Ruth and Leo Streets, Lots 014 and 015 in Assessor's Block 6955 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code 712.39 to demolish both the existing mixed-use building with a second floor dwelling unit and the existing commercial building in order to merge the two lots and to construct a 5-story, residential/commercial mixed-use building with 8 residential units, 8 off-street parking places, and ground floor commercial within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 5, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

2. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2367 Market Street, a.k.a. 3970 17th Street - north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under, Planning Code Section 186.1 to expand an existing nonconforming Neighborhood Commercial use (a bar on the second floor) and develop commercial space on the top floor in the Upper Market Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

3. 2007.0384C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1581 WEBSTER STREET (A.K.A. 1825 POST STREET) - west side between Post Street and Geary Boulevard, Assessor's Block 0701, Lot 007 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Section 712.21 to add approximately 2,300 square feet to an existing 7,000 square foot retail space (Kinokuniya Bookstore) within the greater Japantown mall. The subject site is within NC-3 (Moderate-Scale, Neighborhood Commercial) District, Japantown SUD and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The proposal is to connect the existing bookstore with vacant commercial space on the floor below via an internal staircase.

NOTE: It was determined that the proposal does not require a Conditional Use Authorization. Therefore this item does not need to be heard by the Planning Commission.

4. 2007.0034D (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)

120-124 Mason Street - east side between Eddy and Ellis Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0330 - Mandatory discretionary review of Building Permit Application No. 2006 1213 9807 to maintain operation of a medical cannabis dispensary (dba  Mason Street Dispensary ) of approximately 1,800 square feet. The property is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and a 225-X Height and Bulk District. The medical cannabis dispensary is located at the rear of an existing café. There will be no physical expansion of the existing building or commercial space.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take discretionary review and approve the project as proposed

PROJECT APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

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.

5. Consideration of Adoption:

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of March 22, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007.

· Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 4, 2007.

6. 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

7. Director's Announcements

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

D. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 MINUTES

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

E. CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.

9. 2006.1474C (M. SMITH: (415) 558-6322)

755 Ocean Avenue and 31 Howth Street - bounded by Howth Street, Geneva Avenue, Ocean Avenue, and Highway 280, Lots 023 and 12A in Assessor's Block 6948 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 209.3(h) to increase school enrollment and allow Lick-Wilmerding High School to convert the residential property at 31 Howth Street to part of the school facility, located in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2007.0041DD (K. DURANDET: (415) 575-6816)

1369 FOLSOM STREET - south side between 9th and 10th and Streets; Lot 068 in Assessor's Block 3519 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.1025.6052, proposing to convert an existing ground floor commercial dance studio in an existing three-story two-family dwelling over commercial space. The project is in a SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the building permit application with conditions.

NOTE: On May 10, 2007, the Planning Commission considered one of the Discretionary Review (DR) requests filed against this project. Based on the conditions of agreement read into the record at the hearing, the Commission passed a motion of intent to take DR and approve the project imposing the agreed on conditions. The item is continued to May 17, 2007 to allow a public hearing and consideration of the second DR filed on the project. The vote was (+7 –0) for this action.

11. 2006.1477D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

67 MADRONE AVENUE - east side between Taraval and Ulloa Streets; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2919A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.06.4439, to extend the rear two levels, approximately 15 feet into the rear yard and add a partial third level onto a single-family dwelling, one story over garage structure in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and approve as submitted.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

Note: On April 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission continued the matter to May 17, 2007 by a vote of +6 -0. Commissioner Alexander was absent. Public hearing remains open.

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

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION of a COMMISSION POLICY for the review of building permits and approvals in the Eastern Neighborhoods prior to the adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods area plans and code amendments.

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

MISSION BAY - This is an informational presentation on the Mission Bay Planning Process, Design for Development Controls, and recent developments.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 22, 2007)

14. 2006.0070ET (C. NIKITAS: (415) 558-6306)

CONTROLS FOR LOSS OF DWELLING UNITS - a proposed ordinance amending the Planning Code, adding Section 317, requiring a Planning Commission hearing for any project that would eliminate existing legal dwelling and live-work units through mergers, conversions, or demolitions, and making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan. On November 2, 2006, the Commission adopted Resolution No. 17334, an intent to initiate a Planning Code amendment stipulating mandatory discretionary review of or Conditional Use for all residential merger, conversion, demolition and replacement building permit applications.

(Continued indefinitely on January 11, 2007, and re-advertised for this date)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Resolution recommending adoption of the proposed amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

15. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 558-5955)

700 VALENCIA STREET - Lot 001 of Assessor's Block 3588, bounded by Valencia, 19th, Lapidge and 18th Streets - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of an existing building and construction of a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 22,662 square feet. The building would include nine dwelling units, nine parking spaces and one commercial unit. Vehicular access to the garage would be via 18th Street. Access to the commercial unit would be at the corner of Valencia and 18th Street and along Valencia Street. The project site in the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial zoning district and is within a 50-X height and bulk district. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

16. 2007.0297D (M. Snyder: (415) 575-6891)

700 Valencia Street - southwest corner of Valencia Street and 18th Street, Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3588 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.04.14.0087 proposing to construct a new 50-foot tall structure where a small car sales structure currently sits. The new structure would contain nine dwelling units, nine off-street parking spaces and approximately 1,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The property is within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 24, 2007)

17a. 2004.0072D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of housing demolition, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7792, proposing to demolish an existing two-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove demolition.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

17b. 2004.0073D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2632 CABRILLO STREET - north side between 27th and 28th Avenues; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 1617 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of new residential building in association with residential demolition, of Building Permit Application No. 2003.06.24.7794, proposing to construct a new three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove project. (Continued from Regular Meeting of April 19, 2007)

18a. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Requested Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.07.14.7539 proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal would also add two dwelling units and an underground parking garage.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Approve Project with Modifications.

18b. 2005.1059DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)

2986 - 22ND STREET - north side, between Folsom Street and Treat Avenue; Lot 018B in Assessor's Block 3613 - Variance request to be considered by the Zoning Administrator for rear yard, for the project proposing vertical and horizontal additions to an existing single-family dwelling in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.

19. 2007.0214C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

1377 FELL STREET - south side bounded by Broderick Street to the east, Oak Street to the south and Baker Street to the west; Lots 7, 8, 9, 9A and 17 in Assessor's Block 1214 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a community parking facility pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 303(c) of the Planning Code. The site contains a two-story building surrounded by a surface parking lot containing 124 parking spaces, including four motorcycle spaces, for the use of the property's owner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The proposal is to renovate the surface parking lot to allow for after-hours and weekend community parking, in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

20. 2002.1302E (T. CHAN: (415) 575-9026)

2225-2255 THIRD STREET - Public Hearing on Draft Environmental Impact Report. Assessor's Block 4058, Lot 10. The 50,000 square foot project site is located on Third Street, between 19th and 20th Streets. The proposed project would preserve and renovate two existing historic buildings and construct three new buildings above a new below-grade parking podium. The project would contain approximately 242,185 square feet (sq.ft.), including about 179 residential units, a 5,262 sq.ft. restaurant space, 11,434 sq.ft. of retail space, a 2,393 sq.ft. day-care, a below-grade parking garage accessed from Illinois Street with about 157 parking spaces, 50 bicycle spaces, and two off-street loading spaces. The two new structures along Third Street would be 35 feet in height at the property line, and 50 feet in height beyond 0a 20-foot setback. The new building proposed on Illinois Street would range from 55 to 65 feet in height. The project site is located in an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require a General Plan amendment and rezoning to create a temporary "Central Waterfront Plan Demonstration District." This District would enact most of the controls proposed in the December 2002 Draft Central Waterfront Plan's Mixed-Use Residential District, including increasing the existing height and bulk designation from 50-X to 65-X. The proposed project would require a conditional use authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Section 304 of the San Francisco Planning Code.

Note: Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until the close of business on May 21, 2007

Preliminary Recommendation: Receive Comments. No action required.

21. 2006.0074TZ (J. Lau: (415) 558-6383)

Initiation of Planning Code Amendments Establishing PDR Zoning Districts and Initiation of Zoning Map Amendments Applying these Designations to Certain Industrial Portions of Bayview Hunters Point - The Department is proposing a set of Code amendments to establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer District) and a PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair District) in the Planning Code. These zones will permit a wide variety of non-residential uses and will retain space for current and future light industrial activities. The Department is also proposing Zoning Map amendments that would apply these PDR Districts, and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District, to certain industrial areas in Bayview Hunters Point currently zoned M-1 (Light Industrial) and M-2 (Heavy Industrial). These amendments would implement various objectives from the Bayview Hunters Point Area Plan, which seeks to retain space for jobs and light industrial activities and to reduce land use conflicts between housing and industry in the Bayview.

A) Informational Item. Staff will respond to Commissioner questions from the informational hearing held on January 18, 2007 and provide clarifying information.

Preliminary Recommendation: Hold hearing on informational item.

B) 2006.0074T – Initiation of a Planning Code Text Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate an amendment to the Planning Code, including revisions to Sections 121.5, 121.7, 204.3-204.4, 210, 210.6, 210.7, 210.8, 210.9, 213-227, 230, and 249.32. The amendment would establish a PDR-1 Use District (Light Industrial Buffer), a PDR-2 Use District (Production, Distribution, and Repair), and a South Basin Design and Development Special Use District (South Basin SUD), and establish regulations on subdivisions, accessory uses, and the demolition of industrial structures in these districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Planning Code amendment.

C) 2006.0074Z – Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. Consideration of a resolution of intent to initiate a Zoning Map amendment consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps 8, 9, 10, and 10 SU of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Barneveld Avenue, McKinnon Avenue, Evans Avenue, and Third Street from M-2 to PDR-2; 2) reclassify the area generally bounded by Loomis Street, the I-280 Freeway, Oakdale Avenue, and the Caltrain right-of-way from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution, and Repair); 3) reclassify much of the South Basin District, generally bounded by Bayshore Boulevard, Paul Avenue, Egbert Yosemite Slough, the Hunters Point Shipyard, Thomas Avenue, and Williams Avenue Avenue, from M-1 to PDR-2; 4) establish a PDR-1 (Light Industrial Buffer) designation over the northern and southern edges of the South Basin District, on the east side of Third Street, roughly along Fitzgerald, Van Dyke, Underwood, and Thomas Avenues – on properties currently zoned M-1; and 5) apply the South Basin SUD (South Basin Design and Development Special Use District) to the area generally bounded by Paul Avenue, Bayshore Boulevard, Phelps Street, Williams Avenue, and Third Street.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendment.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 26, 2007)

H. 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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