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Public Hearings 
 
May 8, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, May 8, 2008

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Ron Miguel; 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 FranciscoLobbyist 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 impairments 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, 1650 Mission St., 4th floor reception.

1:30 PM _________

ROLL CALL:

President: Christina R. Olague

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; William L. Lee; Ron Miguel;

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.

1. 2008.0291T (T. Sullivan-Lenane: (415) 558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code Section 315.5: Off-Site Affordable Housing Requirements - Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval amending the San Francisco Planning Code Section 315.5 to provide that twenty-five percent of off-site units given site permits annually may be built outside of the currently-required one-mile radius from the market-rate project, and to provide that off-site units cannot be located in industrially-zoned areas or within a quarter mile of developments containing 200 or more publicly-owned and operated affordable housing developments.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

2. 2007.1280C (A. HOLLISTER: (415) 575-9078)

1680 Market Street - north side between Gough and Franklin Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 0854 - Request for conditional use authorization to establish a Large Fast Food Restaurant (d.b.a Subway) of approximately 1200 square feet. Additionally, Conditional Use authorization will be required for a Formula Retail use at the subject site as defined by Section 703.3 of the Planning Code. This site is within a NC-3 (Moderate-Scale) Neighborhood Commercial District, and an 80-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 17, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

3. 2008.0308C (E. Watty: (415) 558-6620)

755 Portola Drive - at the northeast corner of Evelyn Way; Lot 010 in Assessor's Block 2901C - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 710.44 and 790.91, to allow a small self-service restaurant (DBA Miraloma Taqueria) to be located within the existing retail grocery and liquor store (DBA Miraloma Market). The business owner proposes to add a seating area to the existing accessory use food preparation area of the market, thereby constituting a small self-service restaurant. The property is located within an NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District and 26-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

4a. 2006.0828CV (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

1729-1733 Stockton Street - west side between Filbert and Greenwich Streets, Lot 007 of Assessor's Block 0089 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Section 161(j) of the Planning Code to modify the requirements for off-street parking on a property within an NC District. The project proposes to construct a one-story, vertical addition measuring approximately 500 square feet to the existing one-story detached cottage which is located within the rear yard of the subject property. The expanded cottage would measure approximately 25 feet by 22 feet horizontally, and would reach a height of approximately 25 feet. The project would require two new off-street parking spaces to serve the proposed dwellings units, however, the project does not propose any new off-street parking spaces. The project site is located in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

4b. 2006.0828CV (K. Guy: (415) 558-6163)

1729-1733 Stockton Street- west side between Filbert and Greenwich Streets, Lot 007 of Assessor's Block 0089 - Request for Variances, pursuant to Sections 134(a)(1), 135, 140, and 188 of the Planning Code to modify the requirements for rear yard, usable open space, and dwelling unit exposure, and to allow the expansion of a non-complying structure. The project proposes to construct a one-story, vertical addition measuring approximately 500 square feet to the existing one-story detached cottage which is located within the rear yard of the subject property. The expanded cottage would measure approximately 25 feet by 22 feet horizontally, and would reach a height of approximately 25 feet. The project would add two dwelling units, for a total of six dwelling units on the property. The project site is located in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The Zoning Administrator will consider this item concurrently with the Planning Commission.

(Proposed for Continuance to May 29, 2008)

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

5. (L. Avery: (415) 558-6407)

APPENDIX A of COMMISSION'S RULES & REGULATIONS - On April 17, 2008, the Commission amended their Rules & Regulations - separating out requirements for submittals and hearing procedures. Those two topics are to be captured in an appendix to their rules and that discussion was continued to May 1, 2008. The Commission will discuss and consider possible action to adopt, amend, or not adopt proposed Appendix A of Planning Commission Rules and Regulations.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2008)

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.

D. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

7. Director's Announcements

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

9. (A. GHOSH: (415) 558-6282)

Informational presentation on the State Propositions 98 and 99 for the Statewide Election of June 3, 2008.

E. 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.

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

10a. 2004.0296X (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

631 FOLSOM STREET - south-east side between 2nd and Hawthorne Streets, Lot 090 in Assessor's Block 3750 - Informational Presentation of Public Artwork - On April 28, 2005 the Commission adopted Motion 16997 approving a mixed use building at the site. The conditions of approval of this Motion include a Public Artwork requirement pursuant to Code Section 149. The conditions of approval also require that the final art concept and location be submitted for review by, and be satisfactory to the Director of the Planning Department in consultation with the Commission. This site is within the C-3-S Zoning District, and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

10b. 2007.1267X (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077)

631 FOLSOM STREET - south-east side between 2nd and Hawthorne Streets, Lot 090 in Assessor's Block 3750 - Request for an exemption pursuant to Section 309 to add 52 off-street parking spaces to the previously approved 64 off-street parking spaces in a mixed-use building currently under construction - The building is to have 114 dwelling units, each containing at least two bedrooms and at least 1000 square feet. Under this proposal there will be a total of 116 off-street parking spaces, 108 of which will be stored and accessed by mechanical stackers. Two of the spaces will be dedicated to car-share vehicles. No physical expansion of the approved building is proposed. This site is within the C-3-S Zoning District, and a 200-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 2\4, 2008)

11. 2007.0585D (C. JAROSLAWSKY (415) 558-6348)

111 COLON AVENUE - between Montecito and Greenwood Avenues; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 3135 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application#200702053372 to extend the rear of an existing, first and second-level and add a partial third level, and relocate the garage door from the rear to the front, of a single-family dwelling within an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District, within the Westwood Park Residential Character District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

12. 2008.0215d (a. starr: (415) 558-6362)

2157 green street (aka 2151 Green Street) - south side between Fillmore Street and Webster St.; Lot 019 in Assessor's Block 0557 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.02.13.4062 proposing to construct a single-family house with six levels stepping up the vacant, up-sloping lot, with a maximum height above grade of 40 feet 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 Project

(Continued from Regular Meeting of May 1, 2008)

13a. 2008.0246D (A. STARR: (415) 558-6362)

1949 Oak Street - south side between Shrader Street and Cole Street; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 1226 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.11.13.7942 proposing to increase the number of dwelling units from 2 to 5 and to construct a 3-story rear addition on the existing 2-unit 3-story house in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

13b. 2007.1344V (A. Starr: (415) 558-6362)

1949 Oak Street- south side between Shrader Street and Cole Street; Lot 028 in Assessor's Block 1226 - Request for Variances from the rear yard requirements of Section 134 and the parking requirements of Section 151 to provide a rear yard at the rear east half of the property equal to approximately 48' where 67' is required and to provide 2 parking spaces where 4 are required. The project proposes to increase the number of dwelling units from 2 to 5 and to construct a 3-story rear addition on the existing 2-unit 3-story house in an RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

14. 2008.0141D (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

327 EUREKA STREET - east side between 20th Street and 21st Street; Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 2750 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, under the Planning Commission's policy requiring review of all dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.06.9818, proposing to reconfigure the existing two-family dwelling to a single-family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

5:30 P.M.

15. (P. LORD: (415) 558-6311)

WESTERN SOMA CITIZEN PLANNING TASK FORCE STRATEGIC ANALYSIS MEMOS (SAMs) - The first of three informational presentations of the Western SoMa Strategic Analysis Memos - This initial presentation covers the analysis of Housing changes in the Western SoMa Special Use District since the adoption of the South of Market General Plan Element in 1989. In addition, the Western SoMa Citizens Planning Task Force will describe the analytical tools created to evaluate appropriate new housing development locations in the Western SoMa Special Use District. Finally, the work undertaken by the Task Force and the owner of the 8th and Harrison Streets project site will discuss lessons learned and insights gained during a two year working relationship to shape a forthcoming development proposal for a mix of uses on a three acre parcel.

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:

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:00 PM