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September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, September 11, 2008
1:30 PM
Regular Meeting

President: Christina R. Olague
Vice-President: Ron Miguel
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore;
Hisashi Sugaya

Commission Secretary: Linda D. Avery
Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6422.

View the meeting online at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp
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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 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
Vice-President: Ron Miguel
Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

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

1. 2007.1426C (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)
1800 HAIGHT STREET - northwest corner of Haight and Shrader Streets; Lot 004 in Assessor's Block 1228 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 719.56 and 303 of the Planning Code to legalize the establishment of a public parking facility (dba Haight Street Parking Lot) on an approximately 79.5 feet by 100 feet vacant portion of the subject lot, the remainder of which is occupied by a one-story medical and commercial building. The proposal will provide up to 20 parking spaces during the hours of operation of 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.; of which, 10 parking spaces will be designated for use if needed by the medical clinic (dba RAI Care Center) and retail store (dba Skates on Haight) on the subject lot between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Vehicular access to the parking lot currently is from Shrader Street. The subject property is within the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District, the Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use Subdistrict, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2008)

2a. 2007.0667VDDD (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)
1408 SHOTWELL STREET - west side of Shotwell between Mirabel and Montezuma Streets, Assessor's Block 5519; Lot 002 - Request of Discretionary Review, both for BPA # 2007.03.14.6222 to construct a vertical addition, including a new rear roof deck, on a single-family home within an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2008)

2b. 2007.0667VDDD (T. FRYE 415/575-6822)
1408 SHOTWELL STREET - west side of Shotwell between Mirabel and Montezuma Streets, Assessor's Block 5519; Lot 002 - Request for Variance pursuant to Section 242 of the Planning Code from off-street parking, mass reduction, and rear yard requirements to construct a vertical addition, including a new rear roof deck on a single-family home within an RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District and within the Bernal Heights Special Use District.
(Proposed for Continuance to September 18, 2008)

3. 2008.0847D (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)
1200 19TH STREET - northwest corner of 19th and Mississippi Street, Assessor's Block 4038; Lot 009 - Request of Discretionary Review for BPA # 2003.10.09.7072 to construct a new 2-unit, 3-story plus penthouse residential building within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

4a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The proposal is to demolish an existing two-family dwelling and construct a new three-family dwelling. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Demolition Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6793 to demolish an existing two-family dwelling.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

4b. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction of units in association with demolition. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.03.21.6789 for the new construction of a three-family dwelling in association with the demolition.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

4c. 2007.0040DV (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
1366 SAN BRUNO AVENUE - west side, between 24th and 25th Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4263, in a RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family House) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Planning Code Section 317 requires Mandatory Discretionary Review for the new construction a three-family dwelling in association with demolition. Front setback, rear yard, and off-street parking Variances are required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 25, 2008)

5. 2006.0864C (E. OROPEZA: (415) 558-6381)
2245 GENEVA AVENUE - north side between Santos and Pasadena Streets; Lots 008J, 008I and 008H in Assessor's Block 6322 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 161(j) for the reduction of off-street parking spaces for proposed dwelling units. The project proposes the construction a 3-story, 3-unit mixed-used building on each lot within the NC-1 (Neighborhood Commercial, Cluster) District and a 40 -X height and Bulk District. Planning Code Section 161(j) allows for the reduction of off-street parking requirements for dwelling units in any NC District pursuant to the procedures for conditional use authorization set forth in Section 303.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to October 2, 2008)

6. (L. SCOTT: (415) 558-6317)
CODE ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES UPDATE
Report on survey to neighborhood organizations and the public on enforcement issues and priorities, current status of code enforcement workload, and proposed policy resolution on updated priorities.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)
(Proposed for Continuance to October 16, 2008)

7. 2008.0475C (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)
391 MONTEREY BOULEVARD - south side, between Detroit and Congo Streets, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 3118 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 209.3(f) and 303, to convert a child-care facility providing care for 12 or fewer children to a child-care facility providing care for 13 or more children, within the existing dwelling unit, located in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Pending
WITHDRAWN

B. 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. 2008.0852C (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)
1909 MISSION STREET - east side, between 15th and 16th Streets, Lot 029 in Assessor's Block 3553 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 781.5(a) and 303 to allow for the establishment of a small self-service restaurant (dba: Pasqua'l Creamery & Juice Bar) within the Mission Street Fast-Food Subdistrict, the NC-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and an 80-B Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

9. 2007.1142C (B. BENDIX: (415) 575-9089)
2162 REVERE AVENUE - northeast side, between Selby Street and Rankin Street, Lots 016 and 017 in Assessor's Block 5334:- Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121(f) and 303 to adjust the lot line shared by the two subject lots by .5-feet and establish Lot 017 as a lot with less than the required width. The proposal includes the construction of a two-story, single-family dwelling. No alteration is proposed for the existing dwelling unit. The project site is located within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

10. 2008.0616C (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)
4565 MISSION STREET - east side, between Excelsior and Brazil Avenues, Lot 032 in Assessor's Block 6014 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 712.54 and 303, to allow a massage establishment (dba "Zeng's Massage Therapy"), within an existing chiropractic clinic, located in the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

11. 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

12. Director's Announcements

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

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.
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F. REGULAR CALENDAR

14. (D. DWYER (415) 575-9031)
BICYCLE PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT - Informational item to discuss current status of environmental review for the Bicycle Plan - The director will lead this discussion on a monthly basis until the certification of the Bicycle Plan EIR. The Municipal Transportation Agency Board is also holding concurrent monthly briefings on the status of the Bicycle Plan.

15. 2008.0911T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)
SEISMIC STRENGTHENING OF SOFT-STORY, WOOD-FRAME BUILDINGS BOARD FILE NO. 0809567 - This Ordinance introduced by Mayor Newsom and Supervisors Alioto-Pier and Chu would make findings for a compelling public policy basis for expediting the processing and review of permits for seismic retrofit upgrades of soft-story, wood-frame buildings and would amend Section 350 of the Planning Code, the Building Code, Fire Code, and Public Works Code to waive permit-processing fees for the proportionate share of work related to such seismic retrofit upgrades; making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the City's General Plan and Planning Code Section 101.1.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2008)

16. 2008.0685C (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)
44 WEST PORTAL AVENUE - west side, between Ulloa and Vincente Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor's Block 2931 -7 Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 729.42 and 303, to convert a retail sale and services gift shop with accessory prepackaged food sales (dba "Plain Jane's") into a full-service restaurant (dba "Tuttimelon"), within the West Portal (Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 26-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

17. 2008.0717C (D. SÁNCHEZ: (415) 575-9082)
804 BRYANT STREET - northwest corner of 6th Street, Lot 011 in Assessor's Block 3759 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 803.6 and 303 to allow for the establishment of a large fast-food restaurant (dba Subway) identified as a formula retail use within the Western SoMa Planning Area Special Use District, the SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 30-X Height and Bulk designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

18. 2007.1233C (A. BEN-PAZI: (415) 575-9077
805 COLUMBUS AVENUE - south-west side between Lombard and Greenwich Streets, Lot 047 in Assessor's Block 0074 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization for a real estate office, larger than the principally permitted maximum of 1,999 square feet, on the first floor of a mixed use building within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District. The commercial space measures approximately 2,760 square feet and is unoccupied. No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed. This site is within the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. This hearing was originally scheduled for February 7, 2008.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

5:30 P.M.

19a. 2008.1224DV (B.BENDIX (415) 575-9089)
59 MIRABEL AVENUE - north side, between Coso Avenue and Shotwell Street; Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 5517, in the Bernal Heights Special Use District, an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Request of Discretionary Review of Building Permit 2007.12.20.0934, to construct a 3-story horizontal addition at the rear of the existing two-family dwelling and to make alterations to the façade.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the project.

19b. 2008.1224DV (B.BENDIX (415) 575-9089)
59 MIRABEL AVENUE - north side, between Coso Avenue and Shotwell Street; Lot 027 in Assessor's Block 5517, in the Bernal Heights Special Use District, an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family House) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. The project is to construct a 3-story horizontal addition at the rear of the existing two-family dwelling and to make alterations to the façade. A parking variance is required and will be considered by the Zoning Administrator.

20. 2008.0724D (C. JAROSLAWSKY: (415) 558-6348)
2522 40TH AVENUE - between Ulloa and Vicente Streets; Lot 049 in Assessor's Block 2440 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application #200710165511 to extend the rear of an existing, first and second-level approximately 19 feet of a single-family dwelling within an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications

21. 2008.0478D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
526 ELLINGTON - northerly side between Wipple and Farragut Avenues Lot 003 of Assessor's Block 7100 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008 0103 1806 to construct a two story 24 foot long addition to the rear of the existing two-story dwelling in an RH-1, Residential House, One-Family District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve the project with modifications
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008)

22. 2006.0400D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
530 SANCHEZ STREET - west side between 18th and 19th Streets Lot 007 of Assessor's Block 3584 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2005 0503 1415 to demolish the existing structures on the lot and construct a new 4 story, two unit residential building in 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 Permit.

23. 2008.0804D (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)
84 ORD STREET - west side between Saturn and 17th Streets Lot 013 of Assessor's Block 2626 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application 2008 0409 9225 to construct a three-story addition to the front and to construct a small 3 story addition to the north side of the existing four- story two-family dwelling 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 the Permit.

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

Adjournment:

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