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Public Hearings 
 
April 16, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice of Meeting

&

Calendar

Commission Chambers - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Thursday, April 16, 2009

1:30 PM

Regular Meeting

President: Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

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

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.

Policy on Commissioner's requests for hearings: There must be consensus of the Commission (four commissioners) or direction from the President/Chair to schedule a hearing that otherwise would not be scheduled.

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: Ron Miguel

Vice-President: Christina R. Olague

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.

1. 2008.0135TZ (T. SULLIVAN: 558-6257)

Amendments relating to Planning Code Section 227(v) to create a special definition for Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments applicable in the Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District and in the Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use District, as defined [Board File No. 09-0141]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Mirkarimi amending Planning Code Section 227(v) to create a special definition for Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments applicable in the Haight Street NDC and in the Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use District, as defined; amending Section 790.123 to refer to this special definition; amending 719.1 and the Table at Section 719 to make Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishments, as defined, not permitted in the Haight Street NCD; adding new Section 786, to create the Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use Subdistrict; amending Section 186.1, to change the period of non-use for a nonconforming Tobacco Paraphernalia Establishment use to be deemed discontinued in the Haight Street NCD and in the newly created Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use Subdistrict from three years to 18 months; amending Special Use District Map SU 07 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco, to reflect the new Lower Haight Street Tobacco Paraphernalia Restricted Use Subdistrict; making environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and priority policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

(Proposed for continuance to May 7, 2009)

2. 2008.0388D (S. VELLVE: (415) 558-6263)

2608 POST STREET - north side between Lyon Street and Presidio Avenue; Lot 008 in Assessor's Block 1073 - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.05.31.2874 proposing to construct a new four-story building containing two dwelling units at the front of the subject lot, which currently contains a two-story structure with one dwelling unit at the rear of the lot, 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

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 12, 2009)

(Proposed for continuance to May 7, 2009)

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

3. 2007.0072C (R. CRAWFORD: (415) 558-6358)

2367 Market Street- aka 3970 17th Street - north side between Castro and Noe Streets Lot 036 of Assessor's Block 3563 - Report on Compliance with Conditions of Approval, Pursuant to the Conditions of Approval for the expansion of the Café nightclub the Sponsor will present a report regarding compliance with those conditions and request additional nights for live entertainment as provided under condition #10 of motion 17572, in the Upper Market Transit Oriented Neighborhood Commercial District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Find the Use In Compliance With the Conditions of Approval and Additional Nights of Live Entertainment

C. COMMISSIONERS' QUESTIONS AND MATTERS

4. 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

5. Director's Announcements

6. Review of Past Week's Events at the Board of Supervisors, Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission.

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.

F. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS 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.

  1. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

7. 2008.0940C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)

2250 VALLEJO STREET - north side between Fillmore and Webster Streets; Lot 009, in Assessor's Block 0557 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 303(c) and 317 of the Planning Code to allow the merger of eleven dwelling units into two dwelling units in a three-story over basement residential building, within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions, including Modifications to Retain More than Two Dwelling Units

(Continued from Regular Meeting of April 9, 2009)

NOTE: On March 26, 2009, following public testimony, the Commission closed the public hearing and passed a motion of intent to approve the project with two units as proposed by the project sponsor by a vote of +5 -2 with Commissioners Sugaya and Moore voting against. Final Language scheduled for April 9, 2009.

8. 2003.0527E (M. JACINTO: (415) 575-9033)

1000 16TH STREET four parcels comprising a triangular site bounded by Hubbell, 7th and 16th Streets and bisected by Daggett Street (Assessor's Block 3833, Lots 001, 002, and 003 and Assessor's Block 3834, Lot 001) – Certification of Final EIR. The project involves construction of an approximately 556,000 gross sq. ft. mixed-use project in three buildings on a vacant, 3.15-acre triangular site bounded by Hubbell, 7th and 16th Streets, including approximately 418,500 sq. ft. of residential use (approximately 450 dwelling units), approximately 1,250 sq. ft. of ground-floor commercial space, and approximately 15,964 sq. ft. of production, distribution and repair/small enterprise workspaces fronting Hubbell Street. The Final EIR also analyzes several variants of this mix of uses. The project could entail construction of publicly accessible open space within the Daggett Street right-of-way bisecting the site, as well as a landscaped plaza at the corner of Hubbell and 16th Streets, opposite the intersection of Connecticut and 16th Streets. A two-level parking garage would provide approximately 283 independently accessible parking spaces. The garage's lower-level entrance would be located on Hubbell Street and the entrance/exit to the upper garage would be on 7th Street. Pedestrian entrances would be provided along 16th, Hubbell, 7th and Daggett Streets. Building heights would be up to 68 feet. The project site is within an UMU (Urban Mixed Use) and PDR-1-G (Production, Distribution and Repair, General) Zoning District, a 68-X Height and Bulk District and within the Showplace Square/Potrero Hill Area Plan area. Please note: the public review period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report is closed. The Planning Commission does not conduct public review of Final EIRs. Public comments on the certification may be presented to the Planning Commission during the public comment portion of the Commission calendar.

Preliminary Recommendation: Certify the Final EIR.

  1. REGULAR CALENDAR

9. HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE (T. OJEDA: (415) 558-6251)

Informational presentation in response to Commissioners' questions about housing data in preparation for the 2009 update of the Housing Element. The presentation will include an introduction to Part 1 of the Housing Element, the Data and Needs Analysis section, which includes a description and analysis of San Francisco's population, household and employment trends; existing housing characteristics; overall housing need, including housing needs of special population groups; and potential capacity for new housing based on existing land supply and development opportunity sites. A preliminary draft of this section of the Housing Element is expected to be released on April 16, 2009.

10a. 2006.1065DDDD (S. VELLVE (415) 558-6263)

145-149 Buena Vista Avenue East/52 Alpine Terrace- west side between Waller Street and Duboce Avenue; Lots 036 and 037 (formerly Lot 005) in Assessor's Block 1258 - Requests for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2006.09.20.2886, proposing to demolish an existing garage and to construct a new four-story, three-unit building at 52 Alpine Terrace that, in addition to providing its own required parking, would provide parking for a two-unit building at 145-149 Buena Vista East (requiring a Variance, Item 2b) in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The existing three-car garage structure at 52 Alpine Terrace would be demolished.

Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and Approve

(Continued from Regular Meeting March 26, 2009)

10b. 2006.1065V (S. VELLVE (415) 558-6263)

145-149 Buena Vista Avenue East/52 Alpine Terrace- west side between Waller Street and Duboce Avenue; Lots 036 and 037 (formerly Lot 005) in Assessor's Block 1258 - Request for a Parking Variance for two required off-street parking spaces that would be provided on a separate lot than the dwelling units in an RH-3 (Residential House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project proposes to demolish an existing garage and to construct a new four-story, three-unit building that, in addition to providing its own required parking, would provide parking for a two-unit building at 145-149 Buena Vista East. The request will be heard by the Zoning Administrator.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009)

11. 2006.1431E (D. DWYER: (415) 575-9031)

1960-1998 MARKET STREET - northeast corner at Buchanan, Assessor's Block 0872, Lots 005, 006 and 007- Appeal of Preliminary Negative Declaration for the proposed project consisting of the demolition of the existing surface parking lot with approximately 20 carshare parking spaces; a Union 76 gas station comprised of a 1,710-square-foot, one-story building, three islands with gas pumps sheltered by metal canopy approximately 15 feet in height, and two 12,000-gallon underground storage tanks (USTs); and two 12 ft x 25 ft general advertising signs. The proposed project also would construct a nine-story, 85-foot-tall mixed-use building totaling approximately 146,800 gross square feet in area, including ground floor parking with approximately 108 condominium units, 86 off-street parking spaces located on the ground floor and in two below-grade garage levels, and three ground-floor commercial spaces totaling 8,150 square feet. The 21,200-square-foot project site is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Market, Duboce and Buchanan Streets in an NCT-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 85-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Uphold Preliminary Negative Declaration

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009)

12a. 2006.1431ECV (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1960-1998 MARKET STREET - northeast corner at Buchanan Street, Assessor's Block 0872, Lots 005, 006 and 007 - Consideration of Adoption of CEQA Findings and Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Planning Code Sections 228 (Service Station Conversion), 731.11 (Development Lot Size) and 731.94 (Residential Off-street Parking) for the conversion of a service station and construction of a U-shaped mixed-use development with up to 115 residential units over ground floor commercial and subterranean parking below for up to 91 off-street parking spaces. The project lies within an NCT-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Transit, Moderate-Scale) District, an 85-X Height and Bulk District and the recently adopted Market & Octavia Plan Area.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications and Conditions

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009)

12b. 2006.1431ECV (J. IONIN: (415) 558-6309)

1960-1998 MARKET STREET - northeast corner at Buchanan Street, Assessor's Block 0872, Lots 005, 006 and 007, located in an NCT-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Transit, Moderate-Scale) District, an 85-X Height and Bulk District and the recently adopted Market & Octavia Plan Area. REAR YARD, USABLE OPEN SPACE, AND EXPOSURE VARIANCES SOUGHT: The proposal is to demolish the service station and construct a U-shaped mixed-use development with up to 115 residential units over ground floor commercial and subterranean parking for up to 91 off-street parking spaces.

(Continued from Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009)

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

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

Adjournment:

* * * * Notice of Future Agenda Items * * * *

JOINT HEARING with RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION May 7, 2009

Sue Bierman Park & planning study of Embarcadero Waterfront open space

Allocation of funds from Downtown Park Fund

555 Washington

JOINT HEARING with BUILDING INSPECTION COMMISSION May 7, 2009

1268 Lombard

Permit extensions & renewals

CAPPS programs – soft story

DR REFORM legislative & policy changes May 14, 2009

NOTE: Hearing dates listed above may be tentative. This notice is not final public notification, but is intended to inform interested parties about up-coming items.

ALWAYS VERIFY THAT ANY ITEM OF INTEREST IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING ON THE FINAL PUBLISHED CALENDAR FOR THAT DATE.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:02 PM