Hearing

Planning Commission

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Time
1:00pm
Location
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, San Francisco, CA 94102
Neighborhood
Downtown/Civic Center

Please be advised that the notices provided below may not represent a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a public hearing. For a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a particular public hearing, please refer to the posted agenda.


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, June 4, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Planning Commission may be required to conduct this hearing remotely. Additional information may be found on the Department's website. 

2015-004568ENVDNXCUAVARSHD: 10 South Van Ness Avenue – southwest corner of the intersection of Market Street and South Van Ness Avenue, bound by those two streets and 12th Street to the west; Lots 003A and 004 in Assessor’s Block 3506 (District 6) – The Project requests Planning Commission consideration of: 1) Adoption of CEQA Findings, a Statement of Overriding Considerations, and a Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Program under the California Environmental Quality Act; 2) Downtown Project Authorization pursuant to Section 309 with exceptions from Planning Code requirements for Exposure (Section 140), Sunlight Access to Public Sidewalks (Section 146), Ground-Level Wind Currents (Section 148), Projections Over the Public Right-of-Way (Section 136), Height and Bulk (Sections 263.19 and 270(f)), Mid-Block Alleys in Large Lot Developments (Section 270.2) and Dwelling Unit Mix (Section 207.6); 3) Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Sections 303 and 249.33(b)(7) for a non-residential use size larger than 6,000 square feet within the Van Ness & Market Residential SUD; 4) Shadow Determination that shadows from the project would not adversely affect use of public open space under the jurisdiction of the Recreation and Park Commission (Section 295); and 5) Zoning Administrator consideration of a Variance request from maximum garage entry width (Section 145.1(c)(2)). The Project includes demolition of the existing two-story commercial building and construction of a new 55-story, 590-foot tall, mixed-use residential building (approximately 906,811 gross square feet) with 966 dwelling units (consisting of 347 studios, 433 1-bedrooms, 165 2-bedrooms, and 21 3-bedrooms), approximately 29,443 square feet of retail sales and service uses, over two basement garage levels consisting of 255 off-street parking spaces, 4 off-street freight loading spaces, 2 off-street service vehicle spaces, 6 car-share spaces, and 321 Class 1 bicycle parking spaces, plus 61 class 2 bicycle parking spaces located within the public right-of-way. The Project would also include creation of a new entry to the Van Ness Muni Station within the ground floor of the subject property. New public open space and a mid-block alley between Market and 12th Streets would also be included at the ground floor. These actions 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 Andrew Perry at (415) 575-9017 or email at andrew.perry@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2015-004568ENVDNXCUAVARSHD.

2019-015984CUA: 590 2nd Avenue – on east side of 2nd Avenue between Anza Street and Balboa Street, Lot 026 of Assessor’s Block 1544 (District 1) – Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 209.2, to install a new AT&T Mobility Macro Wireless Telecommunications Services Facility at rooftop consisting of installation of ten (10) panel antennas, and ancillary equipment as part of the AT&T Mobility Telecommunications Network. Antennas and ancillary equipment will be screened within two (2) FRP enclosures. The subject property is located within the RM-2 (Residential-Mixed, Moderate Density), and the 40-X Height and Bulk Districts. 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 Ashley Lindsay at (415) 575-9178, or via email at Ashley.Lindsay@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. Case No. 2019-015984CUA.

2019-017877CUA: 2 Geneva Avenue – on the south side of Geneva Avenue, Lot 057 of Assessor’s Block 6946 (District 11) - Request for a Conditional Use Authorization, pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 209.2, to install a new AT&T Mobility macro wireless telecommunications facility consisting of twelve (12) panel antennas screened behind FRP enclosures; installation of eighteen (18) remote radio heads, one (1) GPS antenna; and ancillary equipment. The subject property is located with the Ocean Avenue NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District. 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 David Weissglass at (415) 575-9177, or via email at david.weissglass@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. Case No. 2019-017877CUA.

2018-015790CUA: 342-344 - 22nd Avenue – east side of 22nd Avenue between Clement Street and Geary Boulevard; Lot 034 in Assessor's Block 1453 (District 1) - Request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Planning Code Sections 303 and 317 to demolish an existing two-story, two unit residential building and construct a new four-story four unit residential building within the RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  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 Sharon M. Young at (415) 558-6346 or email at Sharon.m.young@sfgov.org and  ask about Case No. 2018-015790CUA.

2015-008247VAR: 440 & 446-448 Waller Street, Lots 012 & 013 in Assessor's Block 0860 in a RH-3 (Residential-House, Three-Family Dwelling) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Lot Size, Rear Yard, Front Setback Sought:  The proposal is to merge and re-subdivide two lots fronting on Waller Street and create two new lots fronting on Laussat Street. The existing noncomplying building in the rear yard that straddles the current lot line will be demolished and replaced with two new 3-story-over-basement two-family dwellings. One-story vertical additions and 4-story horizontal additions at the rear of each of the dwellings on Waller Street are proposed, plus a new garage is proposed for 440 Waller Street. PLANNING CODE SECTION 121 requires a minimum lot size of 2,500 square feet. The newly created lots fronting on Laussat Street measure 1,250 each. Therefore, a lot size variance is required. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134 requires properties to maintain a rear yard of approximately 17 feet for the proposed 70-foot deep lot. The proposed setback is 12 feet. Therefore, a rear yard variance is required. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the proposed 50-foot deep lot at the rear of 446-448 Waller Street to maintain a front setback of approximately 1.5 feet. The proposed setback is 1 foot. Therefore, a front setback variance is required. For further information, call Laura Ajello at (415) 575-9142 or email at laura.ajello@sfgov.org and  ask about Case No. 2015-008247VAR.

2019-016969DRM: 4326-4336 Irving Street, north side of Irving Street between 44th Avenue and 45th Avenue; Lot 071 in Assessor’s Block 1706 (District 4) – Request for Mandatory Discretionary Review pursuant to Planning Code Section 311 to construct a one-story vertical addition and interior remodel at all levels of the existing three-story, residential building within the RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Five ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) were previously approved at the ground story per permit no. 201811166157, resulting in 17 approved dwelling units at the property. 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 David Weissglass at (415) 575-9177, or via email at david.weissglass@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. Case No. 2019-016969DRM.

2019-016969VAR: 4326-4336 Irving Street, Lot 071 in Assessor’s Block 1706 in a RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Exposure Variance Sought: The proposal is to construct a one-story vertical addition and interior remodel at all levels of the existing three-story, residential building. PLANNING CODE SECTION 140 requires all dwelling units to face onto a public street or an open area not less than 25 feet in every horizontal dimension for the floor at which the Dwelling Unit in question is located and the floor immediately above it, with an increase of five feet in every horizontal dimension at each subsequent floor. Two of the existing dwelling units face an open area less than 25 feet in every horizontal dimension and are therefore legally nonconforming. The proposed vertical addition will intensify noncompliance for these two units. Therefore, a variance is required. For further information, call David Weissglass at (415) 575-9177, or via email at david.weissglass@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. Case No. 2019-016969VAR.

2020-000909DRP: 3591 20th Street – on the southeast corner of the intersection of 20th and Valencia Streets, Lot 042 of Assessor’s Block 3609 (District 9) – Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit No. 201911127026, to allow a Change of Use from a vacant storefront to a Limited Restaurant (d.b.a Matcha Ice Cream). The subject property is located within the Valencia NCT (Valencia Neighborhood Commercial-Transit) Zoning District, and a 50-X Height and Bulk District. 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 Monica Giacomucci at (415) 575-8714, or via email at Monica.Giacomucci@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-000909DRP.

2019-000634DRP-02: 876 Elizabeth Street – between Hoffman Avenue and Douglass Street; Lot 022 in Assessor’s Block 2806 / (District 8) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2019.0114.0265 to expand below grade at basement level to the rear of an existing non-conforming structure and to construct a vertical and horizontal addition on an existing single-family home 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 David Winslow at (415) 575-9159 or email at david.winslow@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-000634DRP-02.

2018-015993DRP-02: 762 Duncan Street – between Douglass and Diamond Streets; Lot 007B in Assessor’s Block 6588  / (District 8) - Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2018.1121.6550 to construct a one-story vertical addition and horizontal rear addition, and alterations to the front facade and interior of a two-story single family residence within the RH-1 (Residential House, One-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 David Winslow at (415) 575-9159 or email at david.winslow@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-015993DRP-02.

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 Planning Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each case above via email or at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, 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 Planning 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
1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

05/13/2020