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December 4, 2008(1)

December 4, 2008(1)

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, December 4, 2008

12:30 PM

Regular Meeting

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT OLAGUE AT 12:50 P.M.

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Larry Badiner – Zoning Administrator, Alicia John-Baptiste, Edgar Oropeza, AnMarie Rodgers, Amnon Ben-Pazi, Pilar LaValley, Rick Cooper, Kate McGee, Stephen Shotland, Aaron Starr, Mary Woods, Sharon Lai, and Linda Avery – Commission Secretary.

A. (A. JOHN-BAPTISTE; (415) 558-6547)

Report on the Planning Department's FY2009 and FY2010 Budgets - Informational hearing to review the status of the FY2009 budget, workload, applications, and revenues, and Departmental plans to balance the budget. Informational hearing to identify potential FY2010 budget balancing requirements and to seek guidance on workload priorities.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

2:30 P.M.

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. 2007.1269c (b. bendix: (415) 575-9089)

3398 22Nd street - northeast corner at Guerrero and 22nd Streets, Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 3617 - Request for Conditional Use (CU) authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 303 and 710.26 to legalize a walk-up facility (ATM), dba "Swipe USA", that is not recessed 3-feet from the property line, in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

2a. 2007.0308CV (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9089)

3545-3547 20th Street - south side between Lexington and San Carlos Streets; Lot 082 in Assessor's Block 3609, in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. Project site will be rezoned as Valencia NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District through adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan. Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 161(j) and 303, the project seeks Conditional Use Authorization by the Planning Commission to legalize a second dwelling unit without providing the required two off-street parking spaces within an NC-1 Zoning District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Proposed for Continuance to December 11, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

2b. 2007.0308CV (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9089)

3545-3547 20th Street - south side between Lexington and San Carlos Streets; Lot 082 in Assessor's Block 3609, in an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial Cluster) Zoning District with a 50-X Height and Bulk designation. Project site will be rezoned as Valencia NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District through adoption of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan. Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 135 and 305, the project requests approval of an Open Space Variance to not provide direct access to the dwellings' common open space. This request will be heard and considered by the Zoning Administrator.

(Proposed for Continuance to December 11, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

3a. 2006.1294BKMXZ (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Request for Allocation of Square Footage under the Annual Office Development Limitation Program. The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 54,290 square feet of office uses, ground floor retail space, and no parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

3b. 2006.1294BKMXZ (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Review under Planning Code Section 295 Regarding Shadow Impacts to Public Parks. The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 54,290 square feet of office uses, ground floor retail space, and no parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

3c. 2006.1294BKMXZ (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Request for a General Plan Amendment to amend certain exhibits of the General Plan to reclassify the subject property from the 84-X to the 130- Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 54,290 square feet of office uses, ground floor retail space, and no parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

3d. 2006.1294BKMXZ (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Determination of Compliance under Planning Code Section 309 (the Downtown Plan), with exceptions to the requirements for "Freight Loading Maneuvering" and "Reduction of Ground-Level Wind Currents in C-3 Districts". The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 54,290 square feet of office uses, ground floor retail space, and no parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

3e. 2006.1294BKMXZ (k. guy: (415) 558-6163)

110 The Embarcadero - west side between Mission and Howard Streets, Lot 002 of Assessor's Block 3715 - Request to Reclassify the subject property from the 84-X to the 130- Height and Bulk District. The proposed project is to demolish an existing office building and the construct a new 10-story over basement building containing approximately 54,290 square feet of office uses, ground floor retail space, and no parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

The Planning Department has made an initial determination that 37,901 square feet of the proposed office uses would be subject to the requirements of the Downtown Park Special Fund, Transit Impact Development Fund, and Housing for Large-Scale Development.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of November 6, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to January 15, 2009)

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Continued as proposed

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

C. 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

4. 2008.1195C (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)

38 BRYANT STREET - west side between Main and Spear Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 3768 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 827.35 and 890.60, to allow a Massage Establishment, dba  Suchada Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, within the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District, the Ball Park Vicinity Special Use District, and a 84-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17770

5. 2008.1107T (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6396)

PLANNING CODE CORRECTIONS 2008 - Amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code relating repair of inadvertent errors and omissions discovered in 2008. This Ordinance introduced would The proposed Ordinance would initiate amendments to the San Francisco Planning Code to correct errors including: 1) amend Section 140(a) to properly reference Section 504 and 503 of the Housing Code instead of 501.4 and 501.1, respectively; 2) amend 151 to specify the number of required parking spaces per beds in hospital uses; 3) amend Section 209.8 to link exceptions to  if permitted in the nearest NC District instead of C-1 and C-2; 4) amend Section 263.9 to properly reference Chart C instead of Charts B and to reference Section 271 instead of Section 270(4) which does not exist; 5) amend Sections 816.67 (SLR District), 817.67 (SLI District), and 818.67 (SSO District) to properly reference Section 225 Wholesaling, Storage, Distribution and Open-Air Handling of Materials and Equipment instead of Section 255 which does not exist; 6) amend Appendix A to Article 10, List of Designated Landmarks to correct the number for certain Landmarks; and 7) amend each neighborhood commercial district and neighborhood commercial transit district to explicitly prohibit Amusement Enterprises as currently defined by Section 790.04, except NC-3 and NCT-3 where Amusement Enterprises would be reviewed as Conditional Use authorization per Section 303; making environmental findings; and findings of consistency with the City's General Plan and Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

RESOLUTION: 17771

6. 2008.1199C (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

505A GRANT AVENUE - west side between Pine and California Streets, Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 0257 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a Massage Establishment in the Chinatown Community Business Zoning District and a 50-N Height and Bulk District. The proposed Massage Establishment would be located on the second floor of the building and would provide Foot Massage (Reflexology.) No physical expansion of the building is proposed.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

7a. 2008.0713CV (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

144 KING STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 3794 - Request under Planning Code Sections 303 and 216(b)(i) for authorization to extend the approval for three additional years. The project, approved under Motion No. 17094, is demolition of an existing one-story warehouse building and construction of an 11-story, approximately 130-room hotel with no off-street parking. The property is located within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District, and a 105-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Approved

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore and Sugaya

MOTION: 17773

7b. 2008.0713CV (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

144 KING STREET - north side between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Lot 024 in Assessor's Block 3794 - Request for variance under Planning Code Sections 124, 136(c)(2), and 151. The project, previously approved under Motion No. 17094, is demolition of an existing one-story warehouse building and construction of an 11-story, approximately 130-room hotel with no off-street parking. The property is located within an M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District, Ballpark Vicinity Special Use District, and a 105-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: The Zoning Administrator closed the public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval

D. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

8. Commission Comments/Questions

  1. . Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  2. . 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.

E. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

9. Director's Announcements

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

F. 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.

SPEAKERS: Tom Radulovich regarding Transportation Planning

Nan Rolph made apologies for earlier comments

G. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AN AGENDA ITEM WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

SPEAKERS: None

11. 2006.0881ECVZ (J. IONIN (415) 558-6309)

420 29th AVENUE - east side of 29th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street, Assessor's Block 1460, Lot 015 - Initiation of a Zoning Map Amendment. The proposal is to amend Sheet 4 of the Zoning Map by reclassifying the subject property from RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District to RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low Density) District. The development project includes the demolition of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and new construction of 20 affordable housing units for developmentally disabled adults; a conditional use authorization to relocate the church use to an adjacent property; rear yard variances; and a lot line adjustment. The property is located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution of Intent to Initiate amendment to the Zoning Map.

SPEAKER(S): None

ACTION: Subsequent to the printing of this calendar, staff determined that this item does not require Commission consideration or action and is therefore withdrawn.

12. 2004.1059EMTUZ (R. Cooper: (415) 575-9027)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT - Consideration and possible action to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report. This is a programmatic environmental impact report on the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, and a project specific environmental impact report for the Phelan Loop Site Development and the Kragen Auto Parts Site Development.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR

SPEAKER(S): Richard Fong

ACTION: Approved certification of Final EIR

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

EXCUSED: Sugaya

MOTION: 17774

13. 2004.1059EMTZU (K. McGee: (415) 558.6367)

Balboa Park Station Area Plan - Consideration and possible action to adopt General Plan, Planning Code and Zoning Map amendments, and other actions related to the Balboa Park Station Area Plan including adopting monitoring and review procedures. The Plan Area has the following general boundaries: It encompasses the entirety or portions of 43 Assessor's Blocks including those parcels fronting Ocean Avenue between Manor Drive and San Jose Avenue, the Balboa Reservoir, City College of San Francisco's Ocean Avenue Campus, Balboa Park, the Balboa Park BART/MUNI station, and the MTA's Green Yard, Upper Yard, and Geneva Yard. A map outlining the exact geography of the Balboa Park Station Area Plan is available at http://www.balboa.betterneighborhoods.org.

a. 2004.1059EMTUZ (R. Cooper: (415) 575-9027)

CEQA FINDINGS ON THE BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN AND RELATED PROJECT ACTIONS - including conforming General Plan Amendments, Planning Code amendments, Zoning Map amendments, related to zoning districts and height and bulk controls in the Project Area, which consists primarily of the parcels surrounding the Balboa Park Station and along Geneva, Ocean, and San Jose Avenues. Consideration and possible action to adopt CEQA findings in connection with the above mentioned actions.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

SPEAKER(S): Tim Colen, James Blomquist, Ling Liang, Dan Weaver, Tom Radulovich

ACTION: Approved CEQA Findings

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague, Miguel, and Lee

MOTION: 17775

b. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS - Consideration and possible action to adopt a Resolution amending the San Francisco General Plan - Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, Planning Code § 340(c) and § 306.3, amending the San Francisco General Plan, including adding a new area plan, the Balboa Park Station Area Plan, and making related amendments to the following portions of the existing General Plan: Transportation Element and the Recreation and Open Space Elements. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 13a

ACTION: Approved CEQA Findings

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague, Miguel, and Lee

RESOLUTION: 17776

c. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN PLANNING CODE TEXT AMENDMENTS - Consideration and possible action to adopt a Resolution amending the San Francisco Planning Code. Planning Code text amendments would revise controls including but not limited to those for land use, height and bulk, density and parking; establish 2 new Zoning Districts, and make related amendments to the Planning Code necessary to implement the General Plan as proposed to be amended and make related Planning Code amendments pursuant to the Balboa Park Station Area Plan. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings, and environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 13a

ACTION: Approved CEQA Findings

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague, Miguel, and Lee

RESOLUTION: 17777

d. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN ZONING MAP AMENDMENTS - Consideration and possible action to adopt a Resolution amending the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3, amending sheets ZN11, ZN12, HT11, HT12, and SU12 to change height and bulk districts and to add the Ocean Avenue NCT and NCT-1 Zoning Districts and to delete the Ocean Avenue Fastfood Subdistrict. This Resolution also includes General Plan consistency findings, Section 101.1 priority policy findings, and environmental findings. Proposed amendments to the Zoning Map can be viewed at http://www.balboa.betterneighborhoods.org#schedule.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 13a

ACTION: Approved CEQA Findings

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague, Miguel, and Lee

RESOLUTION: 17778

e. 2004.1059EMTUZ (K. MCGEE: (415) 558-6367)

BALBOA PARK STATION AREA PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING - Consideration and possible action to adopt a Resolution amending the Administrative Code, including the addition of Section 10E.7 et seq. which shall implement monitoring and review procedures, in order to review development activity and progress towards the Balboa Park Station Area Plan goals, as set out in the Balboa Park Station Area Plan Implementation Matrix. This Resolution also includes environmental findings.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adoption

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 13a

ACTION: Approved CEQA Findings

AYES: Antonini, Borden, Moore and Sugaya

ABSENT: Olague, Miguel, and Lee

RESOLUTION: 17779

14. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

THE VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - generally bounded by Bayview Boulevard and Tunnel Avenue to the north, Tunnel Avenue to the East, the San Francisco/San Mateo County line to the south, and the property lines fronting on Bayshore Boulevard and property lines of parcels fronting Leland Avenue between Bayshore Boulevard and Cora Streets to the west. Staff will provide an Informational Presentation on the VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN and related cases described below on December 4, 2008. The Planning Commission may consider taking action on these cases and other cases related to the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project or after December 18, 2008.

a. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Resolution to Adopt an amendment to the San Francisco General Plan related to the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project. Pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 4.105, and Planning Code § 340(d), the Planning Commission will consider adopting conforming amendments to the General Plan, including amendments to the Arts, Commerce and Industry, Recreation and Open Space, Transportation, and Urban Design Elements of the General Plan and corresponding updates to the Land Use Index, making consistency findings with the General Plan and Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1..

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Fran Martin, Russel Martine

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

b. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Resolution to adoption amendment to the San Francisco Planning Code, to establish the Schlage Lock/Visitacion Valley Special Use District Pursuant to Planning Code § 302(c) and § 306.3, Consider adopting a Planning Code amendment requiring all development within the Redevelopment Project Area to be consistent with the Plan and Visitacion, making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14a.

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

c. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Resolution to adopt an amendment to the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code - Consideration of a Resolution amending Sheet 10SU and 10H of the Zoning Map of the San Francisco Planning Code, Pursuant to Planning Code Sections 302(c ), and 306.3, amending Sheets 10SU classifying all property located within the Visitacion Valley Redevelop Plan Project Area as the Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Special Use District, as shown on the attached map. including the following Assessors Blocks and lots: AB 5066B/ 03, 04, 04a, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09; AB 5087/03, 03a, 04, 05; AB 5099/14; AB 5100/ 02, 03, 07, 10; AB 5101/ 06, 07; AB 5102/09, 10, AB 5107/ 01, 03, 04, 05; AB 6237/ 48, 55; AB 6247/ 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 42; AB 6248/ 02, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 45; AB 6249/01, 02, 02A, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; AB 6250 / 01, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37; AB 6251/ 01, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23; AB 6252/ 36; AB 6308/ 01, 01A, 01D, 02, 02B, 03; AB 6309B/ 01, 02, 18; and amending Sheet 10H of the Zoning Map, reclassifying the following properties from a 40-X (Height and Bulk) District to a 55-X (Height and Bulk) District: AB 6237/48, 55; AB 6248/ 02, 45; AB 6249/ 01, 02, 02A, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36; AB 6308/ 01, 01A, 01D, 02, 02B, 03; AB 6309B / 01, 02, 18.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14a.

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

d. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Resolution making General Plan consistency findings on the Redevelopment Plan and related Planning documents and making a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the consistency of the Redevelopment Plan for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project Redevelopment Project and related Project documents and actions with the General Plan of the City and County of San Francisco and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1. The Draft Redevelopment Plan can be viewed at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=44209

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14a.

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

e. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Motion approving the Visitacion Valley / Schlage Lock Design for Development document. The Design for Development Document will direct land use, building height and other mandatory aspects of development at the Schlage Lock site and also provide design guidelines for development across the entire Redevelopment Area; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.. The Design for Development document can be viewed at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/planning_index.asp?id=44209

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14a.

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

f. 2006.1308EMTZRUU (S. SHOTLAND: (415) 558-6308)

VISITACION VALLEY REDEVELOPMENT PLAN - Informational hearing on a possible Motion approving a Cooperation and Delegation Agreement between the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the San Francisco Planning Department for the Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Project Area; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational Item, no action requested.

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 14a.

ACTION: Informational only – no action taken

15. 2008.0982D (A. Starr: 415-558-6362)

2967 PINE STREET - south side between Lyon and Baker Streets; Lot 030 in Assessor's Block 1047 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.11.9498 proposing to add vertical and horizontal additions to this two-story single-family building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, 2-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Laura Lambert, Gabriella Papale, Ann Papale, David Papale, Mike Singer, Michael Hom, Guy Korinblum, Scott Brown, Tom Friesch, Ken bloch, Donald Sambucci

ACTION: The Commission did not take discretionary review and approved the project

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, Moore, and Sugaya

DRA: 0046

16. 2008.1043D (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6316)

432 COLE STREET - east side between Oak and Page Streets, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 1225 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.04.04.8901S, to allow the merger of four dwelling units into two dwelling units within an 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 application

SPEAKER(S): Mary Notch – one of the owners

ACTION: The Commission did not take discretionary review and approved the project

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Sugaya

NAYES: Moore

DRA: 0047

17a. 2007.0684DV (P. LaVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

260 ripley street - south side between Alabama Street and Peralta Avenue; Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 5550 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.07.09.6311, proposing to construct a two-story over basement horizontal addition at the rear, two-story over basement addition at front, and extend existing dormers of a two-story over basement, single-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve project as modified

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Edda Piccini, David Garnet, Beth Abrams, Marge Chambers, Barbara Attard, Stacy Kayden, Peggeth Laeb, Jeff Marmer, Boaz Mot, Sarah Puyans, Art Siegel, John Abbott, Luis Delgadd, Karima Cherif, Lisa Li, Leeann Buck  Heron , Patty Fitzsimmons, Evelyn Jean Pine, Diane Ross, Doug Peckler, John Doll, Steve Williams

ACTION: The Commission took discretionary review and approved with modifications to require a six-foot setback at the rear; reduce the side setback of the upper floor; eliminate front addition but allow expanded space for tandem parking

AYES: Miguel, Antonini, Borden, Lee, and Moore

NAYES: Olague and Sugaya

DRA: 0048

17b. 2007.0684DV (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)

260 RIPLEY STREET - south side between Alabama Street and Peralta Avenue; Lot 053 in Assessor's Block 5550 - Request for Variance pursuant to Section 242 of the Planning Code from off-street parking to construct a two-story over basement horizontal addition at the rear, two-story over basement addition at front, and extend existing dormers of a two-story over basement, single-family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 23, 2008)

SPEAKER(S): Same as those listed for item 17a

ACTION: The Zoning Administrator closed the public hearing and granted the variance subject to the standard conditions of approval

18. 2008.1001D (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)

977, 977A, 977-1/2 DOLORES STREET - east side between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Lot 019, in Assessor's Block 3631 - The Planning Commission will consider a Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.05.06.1361, proposing to merge three dwelling units into two dwelling units. The property is located within a RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and Disapprove.

SPEAKER(S): Don Skio – owner, Lewis – project architect, Peter Elliman – tenant

Motion: To not take DR and approve as proposed

AYES: Antonini and Lee

NAYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, Moore, and Sugaya

RESULT: Motion failed

ACTION: The Commission took DR and disapproved the project

AYES: Olague, Miguel, Borden, Moore, and Sugaya

NAYES: Antonini and Lee

DRA: 0049

I. 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

SPEAKERS: None

Adjournment: 9:10 p.m.

Adopted: October 1, 2009

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