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September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO
PLANNING COMMISSION
Notice of Meeting
&
Calendar
Commission Chambers - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Thursday, September 3, 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. 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.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 6, 2009)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 17, 2009)

1b. 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.
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 6, 2009)
(Proposed for Continuance to September 17, 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. 2009.0340C (S. LAI: (415) 558-9087)
1915 IRVING STREET (AKA 1905 IRVING STREET) - south side between 20th 21st Avenues; Lot 052 of Assessor's Block 1775 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections, 711.44 and 303, to convert a retail commercial space to a small self-service restaurant, within the Irving Street Special Use NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial, Small Scale District) and a 40-X Height and Bulk 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.

3. Consideration of Adoption:

" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of July 17, 2008.
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 7, 2008.
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of October 16, 2008.
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 6, 2009.
" Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 13, 2009.

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

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

6. (B. FU: (415) 558-6613)
2235 3RD STREET - Informational Presentation on project modifications, as submitted in a request for Zoning Administrator written determination that the Project is in general conformity with Motion No. 17680. The Project revisions include unit count increase to 196, unit mix and size, for a previously approved 179-unit mixed used commercial and residential project. The project also proposes minor facade alterations.

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

7. 2009.0379Z (L. LANGLOIS: (415) 575-9083)
BAYVIEW TECHNICAL MAP AMENDMENTS - This Map amendment addresses miscellaneous parcels throughout the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, an area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez to the north, Bayshore Boulevard to the west, San Mateo County line to the South and the San Francisco Bay to the east. The purpose of this map amendment is two fold: to make technical revisions to the Bayview Hunters Point PDR rezone completed in June 2008, and to rezone some parcels that are still zoned M-1 to zoning designations that match existing land uses with the long term intent to maintain the existing uses. The Planning Commission will consider a resolution of intent to initiate Zoning Map amendments consisting of revisions to Sectional Maps ZN08, ZN10, and SU10 of the Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco. This amendment would: 1) reclassify certain parcels within the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street, Bayshore Boulevard, Kirkwood Avenue, and Third Street from M-1 (Light Industrial) or M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to PDR-2 (Production, Distribution and Repair).; 2) reclassify certain parcels within the area generally bounded by Newcomb Avenue, Rankin Street, Elmira Street and Industrial Street from C-M (Heavy Commercial), M-1 (Light Industrial), PDR-1-B/PDR-2 (Light Industrial Buffer/ Production, Distribution and Repair) to PDR-1-B (Light Industrial Buffer) or PDR-2 (Production, Distribution and Repair); 3) reclassify certain parcels within the area generally bounded by McKinnon Avenue, Phelps Street, Oakdale Avenue, and Quint Street from M-1(Light Industrial) or RH-2 (Residential) to P (Public); 4) reclassify certain parcels within the area generally bounded by Williams Ave, Kalmanovitz Street, Egbert Avenue, and Newhall Street from M-1 (Light Industrial) to PDR-1-B (Light Industrial Buffer), PDR-2 (Production, Distribution and Repair) or RH-1 (Residential); 5) reclassify certain the parcels within the area generally bounded by Revere Avenue, Mendell Street, Egbert Avenue and Hawes Street from M-1 (Light Industrial), PDR-1-B/PDR-2 (Light Industrial Buffer/ Production, Distribution and Repair, PDR-1-B (Light Industrial Buffer), or PDR-2 (Production, Distribution and Repair) to PDR-1-B, PDR-2, RH-1(Residential) or RH-2 (Residential); 6) apply the Design and Development Special Use to certain parcels within the area generally bounded by Donner Avenue, Jennings Street Egbert Avenue, and Third Street.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve the resolution of intent to initiate the Zoning Map amendments to allow the Department to advertise a later public hearing.

8a. 2009.0476CV (P. LAVALLEY: (415) 575-9084)
178 TOWNSEND STREET - northeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 3788 - Request for Conditional Use authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 803.9 to allow renovation and construction of a vertical addition to provide up to 94 dwelling units, ground floor retail space and daycare space, and up to 45 off-street parking spaces, in an approximately 62 foot tall building. The Zoning Administrator will hear related rear yard, parking, and dwelling unit exposure variance requests. The subject property is within an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk District and within the South End Historic District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
8b. 2009.0476CV (P. LAVALLEY (415) 575-9084)
178 TOWNSEND STREET - northeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place; Lot 012 in Assessor's Block 3788 - Request for Variance pursuant to Planning Codes Sections 134, 140, and 151 from rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, and parking requirements, to allow renovation and construction of an addition to provide 94 dwelling units and commercial space. The subject property is within an SLI (Service, Light Industrial) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk District and within the South End Historic District.

9. 2008.1354C (C. TEAGUE: (415) 575-9081)
201 FOLSOM STREET (AKA 314 MAIN STREET) - south side between Main and Beale Street, Lot 003 (previously Lot 001) in Assessor's Block 3746 - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Section 303(e) to modify the performance period condition of Motion No. 16647 for Case No. 2000.1073C to extend the approval period another 3 years from the date of expiration of the original approval of a mixed use project consisting of two residential towers of heights of 350 and 400 feet above an 80-foot podium, with up to 725 dwelling units, 750 off-street parking spaces, 38,000 square feet of commercial space, and 272 replacement off-street parking spaces for the adjacent USPS facility, in a RC-4 (Residential-Commercial Combined, High Density District) and a 400-W Height and Bulk District, and within the Folsom and Main Residential/Commercial Special Use District. No changes are proposed for the existing project as originally approved.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
(Continued from Regular Meeting of August 13, 2009)

10. 2009.0327D (S. LAI: (415) 575-9087)
905-907 DIAMOND STREET - northwest corner of Diamond and Jersey Streets; Lot 026 of Assessor's Block 6539 - Mandatory Discretionary Review for Dwelling Unit Merger Request, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 317, requiring review of dwelling unit mergers, of Building Permit Application No. 2009.04.27.7146, proposing to merge four dwelling units to two dwelling units. The property is located within a RH-2 (Residential, Two Units) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications and Conditions

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:


* * * Notice of Future Agenda Items * * * *
On September 17, 2009, there will be an Informational Joint Hearing of the Planning Commission and Health Commission to discuss CPMC's IMP, the Department of Public Health's health planner review process, and the Health Commission's resolution regarding CPMC's IMP. The IMP is available for viewing on the Planning Department's website (from www.sfplanning.org click "Publications & Reports" and then "Institutional Master Plans").

A separate public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission at later date to present and collect public comment on CPMC's Institutional Master Plan, in accordance with the requirements of Planning Code Section 304.5.

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 10:00:03 PM