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September 6, 2007 (1:30 p.m. Hearing cancellation/continuance notice)

September 6, 2007 (1:30 p.m. Hearing cancellation/continuance notice)

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATIONAL HEARING REGARDING EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS AT 6:00 P.M IN ROOM 400 OF CITY HALL IS NOT CANCELLED. IT WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED.

NOTICE
OF
CANCELLATION/ CONTINUANCE

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Thursday, September 6, 2007

1:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Regular Meeting of the San Francisco Planning Commission at 1:30 p.m. for Thursday September 6, 2007 has been cancelled. The items scheduled for hearing on September 6, 2007 are continued as indicated below. The next Meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2007.

1. 2007.0514T (S. EXLINE: (415) 558-6332)
AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE SECTION 315/INCLUSIONARY HOUSING: ALTERNATIVE REHABILITATION FOR RENTAL - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Daly as part of Board File No. 070444 that would amend portions of the Planning code to allow a new alternative to meet the requirements of the Residential Inclusionary Affordable Housing ordinance by allowing payment to a nonprofit to acquire and rehabilitate units for permanent affordable rental housing if the number of units is 25% greater than the amount provided under the existing off-site alternative.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued to September 20, 2007)

2. 2007.0874C (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)
245 11TH STREET - north side, between Kissling and Folsom Streets, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 3517 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 816.21 and 303 for a change of use of a 3-story, approximately 17,000 square feet building from general office space to a social service provider (Westside Community Services) within an SLR (Service, Light Industrial, Residential) Zoning District and a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. The proposal is to offer community-based prevention, mental health, substance abuse, AIDS-related, and social services. No exterior renovations are included.
(Continued to September 27, 2007)

3. 2004.1245E (N. TURRELL: (415) 575-9047)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - Assessor's Block 0287, Lots 013, 014 - Appeal of a Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The 10,500 square-foot project site is located at 300 Grant Avenue (aka 272-290 Sutter Street) on the northeast corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street in the Financial District neighborhood. The proposed project would involve the demolition of two buildings containing approximately 35,600-square feet of retail space and construction of an approximately 114,354 gross square foot, 12-story, 130-foot tall building containing up to 56 residential units, 15,000 square feet of retail space, and 34 to 40 off-street parking spaces. The retail entrance to the proposed project would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Sutter Street, while the residential lobby entrance would be at the corner of Grant Avenue and Harlan Place. Access to the parking garage would be from Harlan Place off Grant Avenue. The site is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) within an 80-130-F height and bulk district, and the Downtown Area Plan of the General Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2007)
NOTE: On July 12, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion to uphold the Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration (PMND) by a vote of +2 -4, the motion failed. Commissioner S. Lee was excused. The Commission continued the matter to September 6, 2007 by a vote +5 -1,
(Continued to September 27, 2007)

4a. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for review under Planning Code ("Code") Section 309 of the construction of a new, 11-story mixed-use building containing approximately 43 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage, requiring the authorization of exceptions to Code standards for height above 80 feet, building bulk, rear yard, and off-street parking, as well as the granting of Variances of Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2007)
(Continued to September 27, 2007)

4b. 2004.1245EKVX (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
300 GRANT AVENUE (AKA 272 AND 290 SUTTER STREET) - northeast corner at Sutter Street, Lots 13 and 14 in Assessor's Block 287, in a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure in conjunction with the construction of a new, 11-story mixed-use building containing approximately 43 dwelling units, approximately 15,000 square feet of ground- and second-floor retail space, and up to 40 off-street parking spaces in a two-level underground garage.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 12, 2007)
(Continued to September 27, 2007)

5. 2006.0847D (K. CONNER: (415) 575-6914)
2071 43RD AVENUE - west side between Quintara Street and Pacheco Street; Lot 018 in Assessor's Block 2163 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.23.5225, proposing construction of a third-story horizontal and vertical addition to a two story dwelling in a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued to November 8, 2007)

6a. 2005.0762ECV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
245-259 HYDE STREET - southwest corner at Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to reduce the off-street parking requirement for a 65-unit residential project. The interiors of the existing interconnected two-story buildings, previously used as office and retail space, will be demolished to accommodate the insertion of a third floor within the existing building envelope. One new floor will be added for a total of four floors. The project is proposing no off-street parking where 16 spaces are required. The project site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary recommendation: Approval with conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued Indefinitely)

6b. 2005.0762ECV (M. LI: (415) 558-6396)
245-259 HYDE STREET - southwest corner at Eddy Street, Lots 017, 018, and 019 in Assessor's Block 0336 - Request for a rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, and usable open space variances in connection with the project described in Item 1a. The request for variances will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued Indefinitely)

7. Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 6, 2006.
(Continued to September 20, 2007)

8. Discuss Commissioner Antonini's request made at the hearing on June 6th and July 26th 2007, for an explanation of why springing conditions have been proposed on market-rate projects in the Eastern Neighborhoods, yet were not imposed upon the recently approved Westbrook Plaza housing project at 255 7th Street.
(Continued to September 20, 2007)

9. 2006.0965DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
1552 COLE STREET - at the dead end of Cole Street, south of Carmel Street; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 2662 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.02.07.4038, proposing a new third floor, side and rear horizontal additions and facade alterations to the existing two-story, single-family residence in an RH-1(D) (Residential House, Single-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 26, 2007)
NOTE: On July 26, 2007, following public testimony, the Commission entertained a motion to not take Discretionary Review and approve by a vote of +2 -3 with Commission S. Lee, Moore and Olague voting against. Motion Failed. Commissioner Sugaya was excused. Commissioner Alexander was absent. The Commission continued the matter to September 6, 2007 to allow the absent Commissioner to participate in the final action.
(Continued to September 20, 2007)

10a. 2007.0242CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
875 POST STREET - south side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 0303 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to reduce the parking requirement by one off-street parking space pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(h) in connection with the proposed construction of four dwelling units in the ground floor of the existing building. There would be no physical expansion of the existing building. Requests for Variances from the rear yard, open space, and dwelling unit exposure requirements of the Planning Code will be considered by the Zoning Administrator at the same hearing. The site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District (Subarea no. 2), and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued to October 11, 2007)

10b. 2007.0242CV (J. MILLER: (415) 558-6344)
875 POST STREET - south side between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 0303 - Request for Variance of Planning Code standards for rear yard, usable open space and dwelling-unit exposure in connection with the proposed construction of four dwelling units in the ground floor of the existing building. There would be no physical expansion of the existing building. The site is within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District (Subarea no. 2), and an 80-T Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
(Continued to October 11, 2007)

11. 2003.0655E (T. JOHNSTON: (415) 575-9035)
NEW CRYSTAL SPRINGS BYPASS TUNNEL - Hearing to Receive Public Comment on Draft Environmental Impact Report - The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is sponsoring a proposed project that calls for the construction of a tunnel, about 4,200 feet long with a 96-inch diameter pipeline in the tunnel for conveyance of drinking water to the regional water delivery system in San Mateo County and San Francisco. This project would be located in the SFPUC right-of-way along and near Polhemus and Crystal Springs Roads in San Mateo County. The tunnel would replace an existing pipeline that is subject to geologic hazards from slope instability. Key features of the proposed Project include:
" Excavation of an 4,200-foot long tunnel using a tunnel boring machine or open-face shield roadheader;
" Excavation of shafts (north and south) on either end of the tunnel to depths ranging from about 60 to 200 feet; and
" Disposal of tunnel and shaft excavation spoils on lands adjacent to the south shaft area on SFPUC lands or at an off-site permitted facility.
Preliminary Recommendation: No Action Required. Public hearing to receive comments
only.
Note: Written comments will be received at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on October 9, 2007.
(Continued to October 4, 2007)

12. 2007.0101U (J. SWITZKY: (415) 575-6815)
45 LANSING STREET (BLOCK 3749, LOT 059) - Motion to Waive Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Impact Fees per Section 318.3(f) - The Planning Commission approved a project at 45 Lansing Street on March 15, 2007, that includes approximately 227 dwelling units. Planning Code Section 318.3(b)(i) requires payment of $11.00 per net occupiable square foot of residential development for the Rincon Hill Community Infrastructure Fund prior to issuance of site permit. The project would require a payment of approximately $3,000,000. The project sponsor has entered into a Waiver Agreement with the City, to the satisfaction of the Planning Department and City Attorney, to secure the formation of a Community Facilities (Mello-Roos) District and to take all necessary steps to support the construction of a portion of the public improvements, equal to the value owed by the sponsor, and described in Planning Code Section 318.6 and in the Rincon Hill Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2007)
(Continued to October 11, 2007)

13. 2007.0688T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)
POLK STREET: BOARD FILE 070851 - Ordinance Amending Planning Code Sections 121.2 and 723 as related to the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District [Board File No. 07-0851]. Ordinance amending sections of the San Francisco Planning Codes by amending Section 121.2 to move Polk Street from a 3,000 square foot use size limit to a 2,000 square foot use size limit and by amending Section 723 to provide that commercial and institutional uses in the Polk Street Neighborhood Commercial District are permitted up to 1,999 square feet and allowed as a conditional use for 2,000 square feet and above; adopting findings, inclusion Section 302 findings, environmental findings and findings of consistency with Section 101.1 and the General Plan.
Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 9, 2007)
(Continued to September 20, 2007)

14. 2007.0538D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)
816 CLAYTON STREET - east side between Ashbury Street and Frederick Street; Lot 084 in Assessor's Block 1269 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.14.1225 proposing to modify Application No. 2006.09.01.1270 by increasing the height of the proposed 3rd floor addition by approximately 20". The existing building is a two-story over garage, 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 Modify the Project.
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

15. 2007.0283D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)
2126-2130 HAYES STREET - north side between Cole and Shrader Streets; Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 1193 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.06.1523, proposing construction of a 21-foot deep rear addition and roof dormers at the existing four-story-plus-attic, three-unit building in RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as modified.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 2, 2007)
DISCRETIONARY REVIEW APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

16. 2007.0490D (T. WANG: (415) 558-6335)
189 MERCED AVENUE - southeast side between Garcia Avenue and Kensington Way; Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 2924 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.01.19.2128, proposing to construct a partial third-story to an existing one-story over garage, single-family dwelling in an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached Dwellings) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project as submitted.
(Continued to October 4, 2007)

17. 2007.0579D (M. GLUECKERT: (415) 558-6543)
122 10TH STREET - west side between Mission Street and Howard Street; Lot 059 in Assessor's Block 3510 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.18.1730s to maintain operation of an existing Medical Cannabis Dispensary (d.b.a. "San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic"). The parcel is located within a C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District and a 130-L Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.
(Continued to October 11, 2007)


NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATIONAL HEARING REGARDING CHINATOWN CITY COLLEGE CAMPUS AT 10:00 A.M IN ROOM 408 OF CITY HALL IS NOT CANCELLED.


NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATIONAL HEARING REGARDING EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS AT 6:00 P.M IN ROOM 400 OF CITY HALL IS NOT CANCELLED.

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