Hearing

Planning Commission

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Time
1:00pm
Location
Stream at https://sfgovtv.org/planning – Public Comment: (415) 655-0001 / Access Code: TBD
Neighborhood

Notice is hereby given to the general public that applications involving the properties and/or issues described below have been filed with the Planning Department for review as set forth in the City Planning Code. The Planning Commission intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Thursday, February 3, 2022, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Planning Commission may conduct this hearing remotely using videoconferencing technology or in-person at City Hall. Additional information may be found on the Department’s website.

2021-012566PCA [Board File No. 211263] – Massage Establishment Zoning Controls: Ordinance amending the Planning Code to revise Massage Establishment zoning controls, including, among other things, to 1) add Sole Practitioner Massage Establishments to the definition of Health Services in Articles 1 and 8 and remove it from the definition of Massage Establishments; 2) regulate Massage Establishments generally consistent with Health Services, with some exceptions; 3) eliminate the three-month period to establish abandonment of certain nonconforming Massage Establishment uses; 4) prohibit Personal Services uses for three years at any location where a Massage Establishment use was closed due to a violation of the Planning Code or Health Code; 5) eliminate the exception from the conditional use authorization requirement for massage uses accessory to a dwelling unit; 6) rename Medical Services to Health Services in Article 8 and make other conforming amendments; and 7) delete related provisions that have expired through the passage of time; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and public necessity, convenience, and general welfare findings pursuant to Planning Code, Section 302. For further information, call Veronica Flores at (628) 652-7525 or email at veronica.flores@sfgov.org  and ask about Case No. 2021-012566PCA.

2021-012237PCA [Board File No. 211234] Planning Code – Single, Two and Three-Family Home Bonus Program: Ordinance amending the Planning Code to create a density bonus program in RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family),RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family), and RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family)zoning districts; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. For further information, call Audrey Merlone at (628) 652-7534 or email at audrey.merlone@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-012237PCA.

2021-012246PCA [Board File No. 211202] Planning, Administrative Codes – Dwelling Unit Density Exception in Residential Districts and Rent Control of Bonus Dwelling Units: Ordinance amending the Planning Code to provide a density limit exception for Lots in RH (Residential, House) zoning districts, to permit up to four dwelling units per lot, exclusive of accessory dwelling units and subject to maximum rental rates and sales prices determined to be affordable at 100% of area median income; amending the Administrative Code to limit initial rental rates and rental rate increases for specified units; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. For further information, call Audrey Merlone at (628) 652-7534 or email at audrey.merlone@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-012246PCA.

2020-003208DRP: 706 VERMONT STREET – between 19th Street and 20th Street; Lot 003 in Assessor’s Block 4075 (District 10)- Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application no. 2020-02184616 to construct / expand the 3rd floor and add a new roof deck at the top of the 3rd floor. Replace roof deck in disrepair and repair roof/skylights as needed. Expand 3rd floor to cover more of roof deck and add 3 ft of height to 3rd floor. Move staircase inside from back to front hall in house and remove wall in dining room. Existing two-family house within the RH-2 (Residential House - Two Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.  This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h).). For further information, call Luiz Barata at (628) 652-7326 or email at luiz.barata@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-003208DRP.

2021-009937CUA: 451-453 O’FARRELL STREET – south side between Jones and Taylor Streets; Lot 020 in Assessor's Block 0324 (District 6) - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.3, 249.5, and 303 for an existing business to relocate an off-sale liquor license from 458 O’Farrell to 451-453 O’Farrell Street. The project is located within the RC-4 (Residential – Commercial, High Density) Zoning District, North of Market Residential Special Use District, and 80-T Height and Bulk District. Not defined as a project under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15378 and 15060(c)(2) because it would not result in a direct or indirect physical change in the environment. For further information, call Jonathan Vimr at (628) 652-7319 or email at jonathan.vimr@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-009937CUA.

2021-008505CUA: 838 GRANT AVENUE – east side between Washington and Clay Streets, Lot 005 in Assessor’s Block 0209 (District 3) – Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 121.4, 303 and 811 to establish a Restaurant Use, permit a use size greater than 2,500 square feet, and permit extended hours of operation until midnight. The proposed restaurant (d.b.a. “Cityview”) would operate within an existing, ground-floor commercial tenant space fronting Walter U. Lum Place. The proposed restaurant would occupy 5,000 square feet of gross floor area and operate from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. daily, utilizing an ABC Type 47 License (on-sale general, eating place). The Project involves interior and exterior tenant improvements, including a reconfiguration of the recessed vestibule fronting Walter U. Lum Place. The Project Site is located within the Chinatown Visitor Retail (CVR) Neighborhood Commercial District and 50-N Height and Bulk District. This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Nicholas Foster at (628) 652-7330 or email at nicholas.foster@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-008505CUA.

2020-007481CUA: 5367 DIAMOND HEIGHTS BOULEVARD – east side of Diamond Heights Boulevard and between Gold Mine Drive and Diamond Street; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 7535 (District 8) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) pursuant to Planning Code Sections 209.2, 303, and 304 for the subdivision of an existing approximately 34,714-square-foot lot into five lots and the construction of 14 residential buildings (10 duplexes and 4 single-family residences) for a total of 24 residential dwelling units, 32 off-street parking spaces, and 48 bicycle parking spaces within the RM-1 (Residential-Mixed, Low Density) and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The dwelling units will range in size from 1,984 to 3,996 square feet in area and contain two to four bedrooms. Under the Planned Unit Development, the proposal is seeking exceptions from the rear yard (Planning Code Section 134) requirement and  a minor deviation from the height measurement method (Planning Code Section 260). The proposal is also seeking a Conditional Use Authorization required per interim controls Board File No. 201370 (Resolution No. 10-21) for the construction of a residential development that does not maximize the principally permitted residential density of the subject lot. A Planning Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Gabriela Pantoja at (628) 652-7380 or email at Gabriela.Pantoja@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-007481CUA.


It is strongly recommended that persons submit their comments in writing in advance of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted via email directly to the case planner.

Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each above via email or at the Planning Department, 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94103. Comments received by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the hearing will be made a part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Commission.

Pursuant to Government Code § 65009, if you challenge, in court, the approval of a conditional use, 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.

Corey A. Teague
Zoning Administrator
Planning Department
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103