Zoning Variance Hearing
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
The hearing will be held online.
Phone Access: +1 (415) 655-0001 / Access code: 2482 442 2875
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 Zoning Administrator intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. or later. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Zoning Administrator may conduct this hearing remotely using videoconferencing technology or in-person at City Hall. Additional information may be found on the Department’s website.
2021-004859VAR (MOSES CORRETTE) 731 19TH AVENUE, Lot 50 in Assessor's Block 1650, in a RH-2 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: REAR YARD SOUGHT: The proposal is to rebuild two cantilevered decks at the rear of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the 4-unit building. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134(c)(3) requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard of approximately 50 feet, within which the proposed rebuilt decks would encroach. Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-006431VAR (MICHELLE TAYLOR) 2145 TURK BOULEVARD, 2145 Turk Boulevard, Lot 036 in Assessor's Block 1150 in an RH-3 Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District: REAR YARD SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct a two-story infill under an existing 3rd floor cantilevered room at the rear. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134 requires the property to maintain a rear yard equivalent to 45% of lot depth, which is nearly 62 feet for this property. The proposed addition will match the existing encroachment (approximately 21 feet) into the required rear yard. Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-006267VAR (KALYANI AGNIHOTRI) 3655 CLAY STREET, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 1011 in a RH-1 Zoning District and 40-X Height & Bulk District: REAR YARD SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct a one-story horizontal addition at the rear of the historic resource single-family building. PLANNING CODE SECTON 134 requires the subject lot to maintain a rear yard of at least 30%, or 38 feet 4 inches for this lot. The proposed addition will be entirely within the required rear yard. Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-006792VAR (MATHEW CHANDLER) 2128 VAN NESS AVENUE, Lot 015 in Assessor's Block 0574, in a RC-4 Zoning District and Van Ness Special Use District, and 80-D Height and Bulk District: EXPOSURE SOUGHT: The project proposes to add five Accessory Dwelling Units (Units B, C, D, E, and F) at the basement level of an existing four-story plus basement, 24-unit building undergoing seismic retrofitting. One additional ADU (Unit A) that does not require a variance is also proposed. PLANNING CODE SECTION 140 requires all dwelling units to face directly onto a street or other open area meeting the requirement of the Planning Code. The Zoning Administrator may administratively reduce the dimensions of the open area to an area that is at least 225 square-feet with no horizontal dimension less than 9 feet for ADUs per Section 307(l)(1). The proposed ADUs B, C, D, E, and F face onto lightwells that are less than the 9-foot minimum dimension required for the administrative waiver. Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-002156VAR (MATHEW CHANDLER) 869 ALVARADO STREET, Lot 037 in Assessor's Block 2802, in a RH-2 Zoning District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District: REAR YARD SOUGHT: The proposal is to legalize an existing third-story rear balcony and extend a legally existing second-story rear deck and add stairs to grade of the single-family building. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134 requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard of approximately 53 feet 1 inch. The building exists as a noncomplying structure with a rear portion of the building and second-story deck in the required rear yard. Therefore, a variance is required to legalize the unpermitted balcony and expand the existing deck and add stairs to grade.
2021-003678VAR (GABRIELA PANTOJA) 3825 21ST STREET, Lot 092 in Assessor's Block 3622, in a RH-2 Zoning District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District: FRONT SETBACK SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct façade alterations and a one-story horizontal addition at the rear and front of an existing three-story single-family building. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the subject lot to maintain a front setback equal to the average front setback of the adjacent properties. The required front setback for the subject property is 11 feet 6 inches. The proposal will demolish, reconfigure, and expand two bay windows at the front of subject building that already project into the require front setback beyond what is permitted by Section 136.Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-007824VAR (MONICA GIACOMUCCI) 371 PROSPECT AVENUE, Lot 022 in Asessor's Block 5671 in a RH-2 Zoning District, the Bernal Heights SUD, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: REAR YARD AND FRONT SETBACK SOUGHT: The proposal is to construct a one-story vertical addition at an existing one-story garage at the front of the lot, which will be connected to the existing single-family building by a new breezeway. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the subject property to maintain a front setback of nearly 12 feet. The proposed vertical addition will encroach more than 6 feet into the required front setback. Therefore, the project requires a variance. PLANNING CODE SECTION 242(e)(2)(B) requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard of approximately 31 feet 6 inches. The proposed project would add a breezeway that encroaches into the rear yard to connect the front and rear buildings. Therefore, the project requires a variance.
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.
To view the official Variance Hearing Agenda which includes the link to the site plans and elevations of the proposed projects, please visit the website: https://sfplanning.org/hearings-zoning-variance. Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each case above via email or at the Planning Department, 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Corey A. Teague