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City and County of San Francisco
Public Hearings 
 
August 6, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, August 6, 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 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: Ron Miguel
Vice-President: Christina R. Olague
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.

1a. 2009.0684D (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)
448 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - west side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4064 - Request for Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures, of Demolition Permit Application No. 2008.12.01.7545 to demolish an existing single family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take DR and approve the demolition.
(Proposed for continuance to: September 24, 2009)

1b. 2008.1379DDDDDV (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)
448 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - west side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4064 - Request for Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.12.01.7550 to construct a two family dwelling unit as the replacement structure to the proposed demolition of an existing single family dwelling in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. Four separate neighbor initiated Discretionary Review requests regarding the replacement structure have also been filed and will be considered at this hearing.
Preliminary Recommendation: Take DR and approve the new construction with modifications.
(Proposed for continuance to: September 24, 2009)

1c. 2008.1379DDDDDV (E. JACKSON: (415) 558-6363)
448 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - west side between 19th and 20th Streets, Lot 007 in Assessor's Block 4064 - Request for Front Setback and Rear Yard Variances pursuant to Planning Code Section 132 and 134 for the construction of a new two family dwelling unit as the replacement structure to the proposed demolition of an existing single family dwelling within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Designation. These Variance requests will be heard and considered by the Zoning Administrator. Two requests for Mandatory Discretionary Review, under Planning Code Section 317 requiring review of the demolition of residential buildings and their replacement structures, and four separate neighbor initiated Discretionary Review requests, regarding the replacement structure, have also been filed and will be considered at this hearing.
(Proposed for continuance to: September 24, 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

2. 2009.0396C (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
77 FARALLONES STREET - south side between Plymouth and San Jose Avenues; Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 7108 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.1(f) and 303, to allow a second dwelling-unit to be added within an existing single-family dwelling that is located in the RH-1 (Residential House, One-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

3. 2009.0513C (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
69 CAMBON DRIVE - east side between Font Boulevard and 19th Avenue; Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 7324 - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303, 703.3, 703.4, 713.43, and 790.90, to allow a formula retail large fast-food restaurant (DBA Papa John's Pizza) to operate within the NC-S (Neighborhood Commercial, Shopping Center) District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

4. 2009.0374C (K. GUY: (415) 558-6163)
182 GOUGH STREET - between Oak and Page Streets, Lot 014 of Assessor's Block 0837 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a medical service use within the ground floor of an existing building, within the Hayes-Gough Neighborhood Commercial Transit District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District. Interior tenant improvements are proposed for the space; however, the exterior of the building will not be altered.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

5. 2009.0322C (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)
617 SANSOME STREET - between Jackson and Washington Streets, Assessor's Block 0196; Lot 002. Request for a Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 249.25 and 303 of the Planning Code to change the legal use of the property from retail use to office use. The subject property is within a C-2 (Community Business) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk District, the Jackson Square Special Use District, and within the Jackson Square Historic District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

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.

6. Consideration of Adoption:

" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 16, 2009.
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 23, 2009.

7. 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

8. Director's Announcements

9. 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. REGULAR CALENDAR

10a. (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT SURVEY AREA C (AKA INDIA BASIN SHORELINE) COMMUNITY PLANNING PROCESS - Informational Presentation on the India Basin Shoreline Community Planning Process. In August 2007, the Planning Department and the Redevelopment Agency began a collaborative planning process to develop new land use controls and amend the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area to include the India Basin Shoreline. This informational presentation will focus on the community planning process to date, and provide an overview of the draft Sub-Area Plan and related materials presented and distributed at the community workshop on June 25, 2009.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 23, 2009)

10b. 2009.0523U (M. SNYDER: (415) 575-6891)
BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT SURVEY AREA C (AKA INDIA BASIN SHORELINE) - Approval of the Bayview Hunters Point Survey Area C Preliminary Plan, a Redevelopment document that initiates a process to amend the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area to include India Basin Shoreline. The subject area is generally bounded by Jennings Street to the northwest, the Hunters View Housing site and Innes Avenue to the southwest, Earl Street to the southeast, and the San Francisco Bay to the northeast; and includes: Block 4580, Lot 002; Block 4596, Lot 025; Block 4596, Lot 026; Block 4597, Lot 021, 025, 026; Block 4602A, Lot 014; Block 4603A, Lot 005; Block 4604A, Lot 002; Block 4605, Lot 010, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019; Block 4606, Lot 025, 026, 100; Block 4607, Lot 024, 025; Block 4620, Lot 001, 002; Block 4621, Lot 016, 018, 019, 020, 021, 100, 101; Block 4622, Lot 007, 008, 012, 013, 016, 017, 018, 019; Block 4623A, Lot 002; Block 4629A, Lot 003,004, 005, 006, 009, 010, 011, 012, 013; Block 4630, Lot 002, 005, 006, 007, 100; Block 4631, Lot 001, 002; Block 4644, Lot 001, 002, 002A, 002B, 003, 003A, 003B, 004, 004A, 005, 005A, 006, 006A, 007, 008, 009, 010, 010A, 010B, 010C, 011; Block 4645, Lot 001, 002B, 003A, 004, 006, 007, 007A, 010, 010A, 011, 012, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 030, 031, 032, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 042, 043, 044, 045, 046; Block 4646, Lot 001, 002, 003, 003A, 005, 005A, 006,006A, 007, 009, 010, 011, 012, 019, 020, 021. According to state law, the Planning Commission must approve and submit a Preliminary Plan, containing proposed boundaries, goals, and general land uses, to the Redevelopment Agency, to initiate amending an existing Redevelopment Project Area to include an additional area.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve motion to formulate the Preliminary Plan for Survey Area C and find it generally consistent with the San Francisco General Plan and submit to the Redevelopment Agency.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 23, 2009)

11. 2009.0417C (S. YOUNG: (415) 558-6346)
1000 VAN NESS AVENUE - between Myrtle and O'Farrell Streets; Lots 014 - 016 in Assessor's Block 0715 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization under Sections 209.8(d), 178(e), and 303 of the Planning Code to convert vacant second floor office space into a full-service restaurant with bar, cabaret, and comedy club (dba Holly's) within the AMC 1000 Van Ness Cinema building. The subject property is within the RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density) Zoning District, 130-E Height and Bulk District, the Van Ness Special Use District and the Special Sign District for Illumination. The AMC 1000 Van Ness Cinema building is San Francisco Landmark No. 152. The proposed restaurant/cabaret would occupy approximately 5,575 square feet of the building's second floor, where the dining/bar areas and entertainment stage would be located. The second floor space would be accessed by the interior staircase located at the rear of the cinema lobby. The cabaret ticket booth, kitchen, food preparation area and offices would occupy approximately 2,600 square feet of the building's first floor, where such use is principally permitted. The proposal will involve tenant improvements to the existing commercial space. There will be no alterations to the exterior of the AMC 1000 Van Ness Cinema building or any expansion to the existing building envelope.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

12. 2009.0524C (M. WOODS: (415) 558-6315)
2675 GEARY BOULEVARD - southeast corner at Masonic Avenue (aka the City Center); Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 1094 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization to allow a "formula retail use" (dba Marshalls and Home Goods) pursuant to Sections 303(c), 303(i) and 703.4 of the Planning Code, in an NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and 40-X/80-D Height and Bulk Districts.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

13a. 2008.0315D (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
829 CORBETT AVENUE - east side of Corbett Avenue between Argent and Dixie Alleys, Lot 016 in Assessor's Block 2778 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.12.29.9251, proposing the demolition of a single-family dwelling, located in the RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the demolition.

13b. 2009.0062D (E. WATTY: (415) 558-6620)
829 CORBETT AVENUE - east side of Corbett Avenue, between Argent and Dixie Alleys, extending through to Market Street, Lots 016 & 029 in Assessor's Block 2778 - Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 317, of Building Permit Application No. 2008.12.29.7248, proposing the construction of a new four-family dwelling, located in the RM-1 (Residential Mixed, Low-Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Do not take Discretionary Review and approve the Project as proposed.


14. 2009.0454T (E. FORBES: (415) 558-6417)
GENERAL ADVERTISING PROGRAM COST RECOVERY - Consideration of amendments to Planning Code Sections 303, 358 and 604.2, and Administrative Code Section 10.100-166 to revert the fee increase for the annual inventory fee in FY2010-2011 for cost recovery; expand the Planning Department's Code Enforcement Fund sources and uses to enforcement of all Planning Code violations; and to make clarifications to the program.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Amendments
(Continued from Regular Meeting of July 9, 2009)

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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