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Public Hearings 
 
June 7, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, June 7, 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.

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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

  • CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

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

1a. 2006.0856CV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

461 BAKER STREET - southwest corner at Grove Street; Lot 001, in Assessor's Block 1199 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303 to establish a child-care facility for more than 12 children in an annex to an existing preschool, Pacific Primary School, located across the street at 1500 Grove Street, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2007)

1b. 2006.0856CV (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

461 BAKER STREET - southwest corner at Grove Street; Lot 001, in Assessor's Block 1199 - Request for Variances from the rear yard and parking requirements, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 134 and 151 to allow the construction of a child-care facility, containing four classrooms for up to 75 children, in an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low-Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will consider these Variances following the public hearing for the Conditional Use application referenced above.

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2007)

2a. 2006.0616BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

120 HOWARD STREET - northwest corner at Spear Street, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3717 - Request for review by the Planning Commission under Planning Code Section 309 of a four-story addition to an existing eight-story building (with a partial ninth floor) requiring exceptions to Planning Code standards for freight loading and building bulk, in C-3-O (Downtown Office) and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office - Special Development) Districts and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2007)

2b. 2006.0616BEKX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)

120 HOWARD STREET - northwest corner at Spear Street, Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 3717 - Request for allocation of office space by the Planning Commission under Planning Code Section 321 in conjunction with a four-story addition to an existing eight-story building (with a partial ninth floor). This project requires the allocation of approximately 67,310 square feet of office space. The site is in C-3-O (Downtown Office) and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office – Special Development) Districts and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

(Proposed for Continuance to June 21, 2007)

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.

3. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 18, 2007.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of January 25, 2007.
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of February 1, 2007.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007.
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of May 24, 2007.
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007.

4. 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

5. Director's Announcements

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

7. 943 Church Street - Project Status

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.

8. 2007.0252C (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

2404 & 2406 BRYANT STREET - southwest corner of Bryant and 22nd Streets, Lot 039 in Assessor's Block 4150 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Sections 186, 727.42 and 790.92, to establish a Retail Full-Service Restaurant Use (dba  El Metate ) on a property that has a Limited Commercial Use Designation in the RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District, the Mission Alcoholic Beverage Restricted Use Sub-District, and the 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

9. 2007.0418C (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

675 TOWNSEND STREET (AKA 690 KING STREET)- northwest side of King Street between 7th and Division Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 3799 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization per Planning Code Section 218.1, to establish a Massage Establishment (dba  Suchada ) of approximately 700 square feet, within the M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, the Showplace Square Special Sign District, and a 40-X / 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

F. REGULAR CALENDAR

10. 2007.0175D (E. Oropeza: (415) 558-6381)

33 29th Street - south side between San Jose Avenue and Mission Street; Lot 051 in Assessor's Block 6635 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Code Sections 712.84 and 790.141 requiring review of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (MCDs), of Building Permit Application 2005.0518.2807, to maintain operation of an existing MCD (d.b.a.  The Bernal Heights Dispensary  ). The property is located within the NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial Use District, The Mission Alcoholic Beverage Restricted Use Subdistrict, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

11. 2005.1134DDDD (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

3424 JACKSON STREET - north side between Laurel and Locust Streets: Lot 003B in Assessor's Block 0971 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2005.08.29.1450 proposing to add a three-story horizontal addition (with roof deck) to the rear of the existing ground floor, first and second floors; a deck that will extend beyond the second-floor rear addition; a horizontal addition to the rear of the third floor; and a one story horizontal addition at the front of the existing fourth floor of the single-family home located in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

12a. 2006.1414C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1868 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Clay and Washington Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0619 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 228.2, 228.3 and 303 of the Planning Code to convert the property's use from a gas station (Shell) within an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District, and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. The gas station ceased operation in approximately October of 2004. The subject case will address land use violations on the property. A companion case (Case 2006.0741C) will seek to establish an off-street parking facility (temporary).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

12b. 2006.0741C (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1868 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Clay and Washington Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0619 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 209.7 and 303 of the Planning Code to establish an off-street parking facility (temporary) within an RC-4 (Residential Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the Van Ness Special Use District and an 80-D Height and Bulk District. The surface parking lot will provide approximately 33 parking spaces. A companion case (Case 2006.1414C) will seek to authorize the conversion of a defunct gas station (Shell). The subject case will address land use violations on the property.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

12c. 2004.0890CV (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1868 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Clay Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0619 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Sections 253.2 and 303 of the Planning Code to allow the construction of a building which exceeds 40 feet in height, to construct a mixed-use building of 80 feet in height with approximately 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, up to 35 dwelling units and 35 below-grade off-street parking spaces within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combine, High Density) Use District, an 80-D Height and Bulk District, and the Van Ness Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

12d. 2004.0890CV (S.VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

1868 VAN NESS AVENUE - southeast corner of Clay Street and Van Ness Avenue; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 0619 - Request for Variances from the rear yard and exposure requirements, pursuant to Sections 135, 243(c)(6), and 307(g) of the Planning Code to allow a modified required rear yard for the project and an exception to the exposure requirement for 14 units. The Zoning Administrator will consider the request following the Planning Commission's consideration of the Conditional Use Authorization.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 24, 2007)

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

CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTIONof 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2007)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt policy resolution as proposed.

14. 2005.0351E (V. WISE: (415) 575-9049)

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 May 17, 2007)

15. 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 May 17, 2007)

16a. 2005.1062BV (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)

650 TOWNSEND STREET - north side of Townsend Street between 7th Street and 8th Street, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 3783 - Request for office allocation pursuant to Planning Code Section 321 to authorize 375,151 square feet of office space. The proposal is to convert approximately 269,680 square feet of business service and approximately 105,471 square feet of exhibition space to office space within the existing building. The existing 269,680 square feet of office space and 30,730 square feet of retail space would remain. No new construction is proposed. The project site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, and 65-X/100-X Height & Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

16b. 2005.1062BV (M. GLUECKERT (415) 558-6543)

650 TOWNSEND STREET - north side of Townsend Street between 7th and 8th Streets, Lot 009 in Assessors Block 3783 - Off-Street Parking Variance Sought - The building would contain 644,831 square feet of office space and 30,730 square feet of retail space. The proposed use would require a total of 1,373 parking spaces on the site. Currently, the site provides up to 971 parking spaces, via on-site parking and through the use of a valet parking system. A variance is required for the parking deficit of 402 spaces. The project site is within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, and 65-X/100-X Height & Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 10, 2007)

17. 2004.0588E (V. WISE: (415) 575-9049)

255 7th Street - (Westbrook Plaza) Project - Certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report. The existing site (Assessor's Block 3731, Lots 126 and 154) is located at 255 Seventh Street and includes two buildings, which are located in the northwest corner of the project site and front Seventh Street. The rest of the lot is occupied by a surface parking lot. The proposed project would demolish both structures and eliminate the surface parking lot. The proposed project would result in the construction of two new buildings containing, in combination, 49 affordable housing units and a health clinic, the South of Market Health Center (SMHC). A five-story, 50-foot building with three levels of residential above a two-level approximately 19,500-square-foot health center would front Seventh Street (the Seventh Street Building). A four-story, 40-foot residential building would front Moss Street (the Moss Street Building). The two buildings would share a mid-block courtyard. The proposed project would also include a subsurface parking lot, which would accommodate about 45 parking spaces. The project sponsor is proposing to merge lots 126 and 154. Both of the lots have portions within the SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential Mixed Use) and RED (Residential Enclave) zoning districts and within the 50-X and 40-X height and bulk districts. The project site is in the Eastern Neighborhoods Plan Area and is subject to the Housing/Mixed Use Guidelines.

NOTE:The public hearing on the Draft EIR is closed. The public comment period for the Draft EIR ended on April 5, 2007. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the Public Comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify Environmental Impact Report.

18a. 2004.0588CV (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

255 7th Street - a through lot between Howard Street and Folsom Street that has frontages on both 7th Street and Moss Street, Lots 126 and 156 in Assessor's Block 3731 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow an approximately 20,000 square foot community serving health center (a social service use) under Planning Code Sections 816.21 and 890.50 (a)) in an SLR (Service / Light-Industrial / Residential) District. The social service use would be part of a larger project that would include approximately 49 dwelling units, approximately 45 off-street below grade parking spaces, and a small pharmacy. The subject property is partially within an SLR (Service / Light Industrial / Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and partially within an RED (Residential Enclave District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

18b. 2004.0588CV (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)

255 7th Street - a through lot between Howard Street and Folsom Street that has frontages on both 7th Street and Moss Street, Lots 126 and 156 in Assessor's Block 37 - Request for (1) a rear yard modification to allow the rear yard open space be configured in the middle of the development between the proposed building as opposed to opposite one of the frontages (Planning Code Section 134(e)); (2) a parking variance to allow the project to include 45 independently accessible off-street parking spaces as opposed to 115 that would be required under Planning Code Section 151; and (3) a variance from the height and extension requirements for awnings for the three proposed awnings to allow their height to be approximately 11-feet high and extend out from the property line by six-feet (Planning Code Section 136.1) The subject property is partially within an SLR (Service / Light Industrial / Residential) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District, and partially within an RED (Residential Enclave District) and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

19. 2004.0603E (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

601 DUBOCE AVENUE- Lot 3539, Lot 001 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed construction of a four-story medical office building ( MOB ) on a 52,000 square foot portion of two surface parking lots on the northeast corner of the California Pacific Medical Center Davies campus in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood. The 50,100 (46,000 as measured by the Planning Code) gross-square-foot MOB would contain offices, a Neuromuscular and Electroencephalogram Clinic, a pharmacy and admitting station for the existing ambulatory surgery department in the CPMC Hospital North Tower. Patient drop-off would be located adjacent the MOB's third floor, accessible via the existing Duboce Avenue service drive. The MOB would include two pedestrian entries: a southern entrance along Noe Street and a northern entrance located along Duboce Avenue across from the N-Judah MUNI stop. The project would result in removal of 75 onsite surface parking spaces; no new off-street parking spaces would be constructed as part of the project. Pedestrian and streetscape improvements, including a public plaza, landscaping and sidewalk widening along Noe Street would be undertaken as part of the project. The project site is in the RH-3 (Residential House, Three Family) Zoning District and the 65-D Height and Bulk District, and would require Conditional Use authorization for expansion of an institutional use in an RH-3 Zoning District, an amendment CPMC's Planned Unit Development, permits from the Department of Public Works for tree removal and new landscaping, as well as building permits from the Department of Building Inspection.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

20. 2004.0603C (T. Tam (415) 558-6325)

601 DUBOCE AVENUE - southwest corner of Duboce Avenue and Noe Street; Lot 1 in Assessor's Block 3539 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303(c) and 304 to amend a previously approved CU/PUD authorization (Case No. 1987.847C, Motion No. M13255) and develop a new four-story, 46,000 gross-square-foot (gsf) clinic / medical office building (as measured by the Planning Code; 50,100 gsf without area reductions allowed by Sec. 102.9). The new building would contain a Neuromuscular and Electroencephalogram Clinic, offices, a pharmacy and an admitting station for the existing ambulatory surgery department in the CPMC Hospital North Tower. As a Planned Unit Development, the project is seeking modifications to Planning Code requirements for rear yard and independently accessible parking. The property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 65-D Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 12, 2007)

21. 2007.0319L (T. Sullivan-Lenane: 558-6257)

U.C. Extension Center at 55 Laguna Street - formerly San Francisco State Teacher's College, blocks bounded by Buchanan, Hermann, Haight, and Laguna Streets; Lots 001, 001A in Assessor's Block 0857 and Lots 001, 002, 003 in Assessor's Block 0870 - Request for the Planning Commission to adopt a Resolution to recommend or not recommend the designation of the U.C. Extension Campus at 55 Laguna Street, formerly San Francisco State Teacher's College as a San Francisco landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code. Block 0857, lot 001 & 001A, and Block 0870 lot 003, are zoned P (Public Use) and are in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Block 0870, lot 001 & 002 are zoned P (Public Use) and are in an 80-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Not to recommend designation as a San Francisco landmark.

22a. 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 May 17, 2007)

22b. 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: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 17, 2007)

23. 2003.0347T (K. DISCHINGER: (415) 558-6284)

Consider adopting a Resolution of Intention to Initiate an amendment to the Planning Code to dedicate a portion of the Van ness and Market Neighborhood Infrastructure program to affordable housing and scheduling a public hearing to consider adoption of the proposed amendment. The Planning Department, in coordination with our consulting team, has completed an analysis of the potential for an increased affordable housing contribution within the plan area. The amendments before the Planning Commission offers a substitute ordinance for section 249.33 adopted by the Planning Commission on April 5th. The proposed amendments would dedicate a portion of the Van Ness and Market Neighborhood Infrastructure Program to affordable housing.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Adjournment:

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