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Public Hearings 
 

October 16, 2008

October 16, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, October 16, 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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View the broadcast live, Thursdays on Cable Channel 78.

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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

Vice-President: Ron Miguel

Commissioners: Michael J. Antonini; Gwyneth Borden; William L. Lee; Kathrin Moore; Hisashi Sugaya

  • CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

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

1a. 2006.1294BKMXZ (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 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

1b. 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 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

1c. 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 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

1d. 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 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 parking spaces. The project site is located within the C-3-O Zoning District, and the 84-X Height and Bulk District.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

1e. 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 50,000 square feet of office uses, approximately 850 square feet of retail space, and approximately 14 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: Disapproval.

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)


2. 2008.0939Z
(T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

401-421 SHIELDS STREET - southwest corner at Ramsell Street, Lots 001, 046, 047, 048 in Assessor's Block 7074 – The Planning Commission will consider a Planning Code Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code Section 302 and 306.3 that would include: (1) rezoning Block 7074 / Lots 001, 046, 047, and 048 from P (Public Use) to RH-1 (Residential, Single-Family) on Planning Code Map Sheet ZN12. The proposed Ordinance is before the Commission so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Board of Supervisors, and adopt findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

3. 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 an 40-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Pending

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

4a. 2008.0614D (B. FU: (415) 558-6613) 1a. 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 September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 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.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 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 September 25, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

5. 2008.0501DDD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

79 - 26TH AVENUE - between Sea Cliff Avenue and El Camino del Mar; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 1305 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.10.27.6264, proposing to construct a partial fourth floor and three-story rear addition to the existing three-story, single-family residence within an RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

6a. 2007.0921D (A. Starr: 415-558-6362)

673-675 44th AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Anza Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1587- Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.09.20.3151 (demolition); proposing to demolish the existing two-story, two-family dwelling, subdivide the lot and construct two, four-story, two-family buildings 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

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

6b. 2008.1155D (A. Starr: 415-558-6362)

673-675 44th AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Anza Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1587- Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.09.20.3152 (new construction); proposing to demolish the existing two-story, two-family dwelling, subdivide the lot and construct two, four-story, two-family buildings 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

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

6c. 2008.1156D (A. Starr: 415-558-6362)

673-675 44th AVENUE - west side between Balboa and Anza Streets; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 1587 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.09.20.3157 (new construction); proposing to demolish the existing two-story, two-family dwelling, subdivide the lot and construct two, four-story, two-family buildings 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

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

7. (L. SCOTT: (415) 558-6317)

CODE ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES UPDATE - Review of history, accomplishments, challenges of Planning Code Enforcement work, report on survey to neighborhood organizations and public on code enforcement issues, proposed update to Code Enforcement Priorities.

(Continued from September 11, 2008)

(Proposed for Continuance to November 6, 2008)

8. 2006.0432E (r. cooper: (415) 575-9027)

299 Valencia Street - Assessor's Block 3532, Lot 014, on the block bounded by Valencia, 14th, Clinton Park, and Stevenson Streets, in the Mission District - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration. The proposed project would include demolition of the existing paved parking lot, a 222 square foot office shed and a billboard, and construction of a five-story residential building with 36 dwelling units, 4,917 square feet of ground floor retail and 30 off-street parking spaces accessed via Valencia Street. The site is in the NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) zoning district and a 50-X height and bulk district. The project would require a Conditional Use Authorization.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

NOTE: On October 2, 2008 the Commission continued this item to November 6, 2008.

9. 2006.0432CV (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

299 VALENCIA STREET - - northeast corner of intersection with 14th Street, Lot 014 in Assessor's Block 3532 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization and to obtain a Variance pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.1, 134, 135, 140, 151.1, and 303 for a large-lot mixed-use development providing the maximum permissible amount of off-street parking in a NCT-3 (Moderate Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit District) and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. The site is currently used for surface parking. The proposal is to construct a 5-story, approximately 55 feet tall, mixed-use building with ground floor commercial space, 36 dwelling units, and 30 off-street parking spaces. The project would not meet the minimum requirements for rear yard, open space, and exposure.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

NOTE: On October 2, 2008 the Commission continued this item to November 6, 2008.

10. (L. LANGLOIS: (415) 575-9083)

India Basin Industrial Park Interim Policies - Adoption of policies that will bridge the end of the sunsetting of the India Basin Industrial Plan Redevelopment Area and the establishment of permanent zoning

(Proposed for Indefinite Continuance)

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

11. 2008.1455c (a. hollister: (415) 575-9078)

230 jones street - east side between Eddy and Turk Streets, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 0339 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to legalize an existing institutional use (City Impact Ministries) currently occupying and utilizing the subject building. Specifically, Conditional Use authorization is required for an institutional use to operate above the ground floor in the subject zoning district. Interior tenant improvements would occur throughout the subject building to bring the building into compliance with applicable City codes. No physical expansion of the existing building is proposed. This site is within a RC-4, Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density Zoning District, the North of Market Residential Special Use District, Subarea No. 1, and an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

12. 2008.0965C (M. Smith: (415) 558-6322)

499 CASTRO STREET (a.k.a. 4092-4096 18th Street) - northeast corner at 18th Street, Lot 057 in Assessor's Block 3582 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 715.50 and 303 to establish a Limited Financial Service by installing two ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) (dba  Washington Mutual ) at the ground floor of a mixed-use building. The ATMs would be recessed three-feet from the sidewalk. The property is located within the Castro NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and a 65-B Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

13. 2007.0816D (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)

894 FOLSOM STREET - north side between 5th and 6th Streets; Lot 28 in Assessor's Block 3733 - Mandatory Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.12.28.0659, per Planning Commission Resolution 16202, to add a 2nd-story dwelling unit to the existing commercial structure in an Industrial Protection Zone in a RSD (Residential/Service Mixed Use District) Zoning District and 40-X/85-B Height and Bulk District.

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

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

Adoption of Commission Minutes– Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission. Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

14. Consideration of Adoption:

  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of May 22, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of June 12, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of June 19, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of July 3, 2008l
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of July 10, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 24, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of July 31, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of August 8, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Special Meeting of August 14, 2008
  • Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 11, 2008

15. 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

16. Director's Announcements

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

18. (M. LUELLEN: (415) 558-6478)

PRESIDIO MAIN POST - The Planning Commission will discuss the Presidio Trust's Draft Environmental Impact Statement supplementing the 2002 Presidio Trust Management Plan. The Commission will also consider the adoption of a comment letter to the Presidio Trust regarding the proposed changes.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of October 2, 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

19. 2008.1057T (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: (415) 558-6257)

AMENDMENTS TO PLANNING CODE SECTION 226 TO REQUIRE THAT STEAM OR FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS IN M-1 AND M-2 ZONING DISTRICTS OBTAIN A CONDITIONAL USE AUTHORIZATION [Board File No. 08-0696 - INFORMATIONAL ONLY; ACTION ON ITEM WILL OCCUR AT 10/23/08 COMMISSION HEARING-- Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Maxwell that would amend Planning Code Section 226 to require that steam or fossil-fuel power plans in M-1 and M-2 zoning districts obtain conditional use authorization; adding Section 226.1 requiring additional findings; amending the Administrative Code to add Chapter 29A to require the Board of Supervisors consider the criteria of the Planning Code Section 226.1(c) prior to taking City fossil fuel power plan approval actions; making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications.

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

20. 2008.0980T (A. RODGERS: (415) 558-6395)

Providing for a Five Foot Special Height Exception for Active Ground Floor Uses in Neighborhood Commercial Districts Board File No. 081100 - This Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Sandoval would Section 263.20 to provide for a special height exception for ground floor uses in the Neighborhood Commercial Districts; amending Sections 703.1, 710.1, 711.1, 712.1, 713.1, 714.1, 715.1, 716.1, 717.1, 718.1, 719.1, 720.1, 721.1, 722.1, 723.1, 724.1, 725.1, 726.1, 727.1, 728.1, 729.1, 730.1, 731.1, 732.1, to refer to this special height exception; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1 and the General Plan.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Continued from the Regular Meeting of October 2, 2008)

21. 2006.0441E (J. BATTIS: (415) 575-9022)

721 BEACH STREET- Lot 017 of Assessor's Block 0025, is located within the block bounded by Beach Street to the north, Hyde Street to the east, North Point Street to the south, and Larkin Street to the west in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood - Appeal of Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration for demolition of the existing 558-gross square foot (gsf), one-story commercial building constructed circa 1912 and construction of a new 40-foot-high, 12,857-gsf mixed-use building consisting of four residential units within 6,299 gsf on the third, fourth, and partial-fifth floors and 6,558 gsf of retail space on the ground and second floors. The existing structure provides no off-street parking and no off-street parking is proposed. The 3,644-gsf site is within the Northeastern Waterfront Planning Area, Fisherman's Wharf Subarea, is within the Waterfront Special Use District No. 2, is within a C-2 (Community Business District) use district, and is within a 40-X height and bulk district. The project would require a variance from the off-street parking requirement.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Mitigated Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2008)

22. 2006.0441V (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

721 BEACH STREET - north side between Hyde and Larkin Streets, Lot 017 in Assessor's Block 0025 - Request for a Parking Variance from the residential parking provisions pursuant to Planning Code Section 151 to allow the new construction of a mixed-use building containing four dwelling units above ground floor retail space without the four required residential parking spaces in a C-2 (Community Business) District, Waterfront Special Use District No. 2 and a 40-X Height and Bulk District

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2008)

23. 2007.1397C (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1266 9TH AVENUE - east side between Lincoln Way and Irving Street, Assessor's Block 1742, Lot 043 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 730.11 and 730.21 is required for the demolition of a vacant funeral home (formerly occupied by Sullivan Funeral Home) and removal of the surface parking lot; and construction of a four-story, approximately 25,000 square foot building with ground-floor commercial, 15 residential units above, and a 15-space subterranean garage. The project lies within the Inner Sunset Neighborhood Commercial District, and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

24. 2007.0491C (b. bendix: (415) 575-9089)

1829 market street - south side, between Guerrero and Pearl Streets, Lot 114 in

Assessor's Block 3502 - Request for Conditional Use (CU) authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 145.2, 303 and 731.26 to legalize a walk-up facility (ATM), operated by Swipe USA, that is not recessed 3-feet from the property line, in an NCT-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District with an 85-X Height and Bulk designation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

5:30 P. M.

NOTE: Items listed below may be called after 5:30 p.m. but can not be heard or considered before 5:30 p.m.

25a. 2008.0868d (G. cabreros: (415) 558-6169)

2734 baker street - east side of street between Filbert and Union Streets, Assessor's Block 0947; Lot 051 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.05.24.2394 to construct a one-story-over-crawl-space rear addition 14 feet beyond the rear wall of the existing three-story, two-unit building within an RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

25b. 2006.1485V (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

2734 Baker Street - east side between Filbert and Union Streets, Lot 051 in Assessor's Block 0947 - Request for a rear yard variance pursuant to Planning Code Section 134 proposing to construct a one-story-over-basement rear addition to an existing three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

26a. 2007.1399D (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

3157 STEINER STREET - west side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0514 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.25.2336 proposing the de facto demolition of a two-story, single-family residence and new construction of a three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

26b. 2008.0716DD (G. CABREROS: (415) 558-6169)

3157 STEINER STREET - west side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets, Lot 002 in Assessor's Block 0514 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.05.25.2336 proposing the de facto demolition of a two-story, single-family residence and new construction of three-story, two-unit building in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 18, 2008)

27. 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 Building Permit Application No. 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 Designation.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 11, 2008)

28. 2008.0099D (A. PUTRA: (415) 575-9079)

3444 ULLOA STREET - north side between 35th Avenue and 36th Avenue; Lot 022 in Assessor's Block 2390 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.07.11.6470, proposing construction of a two-story addition at the rear of an existing two-story, single-family house in an RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of September 4, 2008)

29. 2008.0644D (m. smith: (415) 558-6322)

2425 WAWONA STREET - south side between 35th and 36th Avenues, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 2504A - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2007.12.11.0254, proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition that is set back 15-feet on the roof of a single-family dwelling, located in a RH-1(Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve

30. 2008.0881D and 2008.0941D (S. Perdue: (415) 558-6625)

1864 Green Street - north side between Laguna and Octavia Streets; Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 0543 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2008.01.31.3732, proposing to raise the building approximately 1.5' to provide for a 3-car garage and to construct a full-height rear addition at the 3-unit, 3-story residence located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District.

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

G. PUBLIC COMMENT

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

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

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

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

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

Adjournment:

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