Zoning Variance Hearing
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
The hearing will be held online.
Phone Access: +1 (415) 655-0001 / Access code: 2481 680 5226
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, July 27, 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.
2021-007842VAR (RYAN BALBA) 2211 14TH AVENUE, Lot 001B in Assessor's Block 2335A in an RH-1 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: FRONT SETBACK: The proposal is to legalize a horizontal addition at the front of a three-story, single-family building. The project also includes alterations to the front facade. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the subject property maintain a front setback that is 1 foot 6 inches, the average of the two adjacent property’s front setbacks. The horizontal addition encroaches entirely into the required front setback. Therefore, a variance is required.
2020-007167VAR (XINYU LIANG) 2967 23RD STREET, Lot 035 in Assessor's Block 4206, in an RH-2 Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: LOT WIDTH AND REAR YARD: The proposal is to construct a third story vertical addition to the existing single-family building for a total of 2,594 square feet, demolish the rear shed, split the lot into two parcels, and construct a four-story, 3,687 square-foot, two-unit building on the new parcel at 2967A 23rd Street. PLANNING CODE SECTION 121(d) requires lots to have a minimum width of 25 feet. The proposed lot split will result in two new lots with widths of 19 feet 5 inches and 18 feet 2 inches. Therefore, a variance is required. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134 requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard area of approximately 45 feet 6 inches. The proposed new building at 2967A 23rd Street will extend approximately 6 feet into the required rear yard. Therefore, a variance is required.
2021-007314VAR (ELLA SAMONSKY) 183 RANDALL STREET, Lot 025 in Assessor's Block 6663 in an RH-2 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: FRONT SETBACK: The proposal is to construct a new garage in the front setback, a horizontal addition at the first floor and two dormers, and remodel the interior of the single-family building. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the subject property to maintain a front setback of approximately 6 feet 7 inches. The proposed garage will encroach approximately 3 feet into the required front setback. Therefore, a variance is required.
2022-000905VAR (MONICA GIACOMUCCI) 590 4TH STREET, Lot 033 in Assessor's Block 3777 in a CMUO Zoning District, the Central SoMa Special Use District, and a 65-X Height and Bulk District: GROUND FLOOR CEILING HEIGHT: The proposal is to establish a café (DBA Darwin Café) within a new shipping container at the subject property. PLANNING CODE SECTION 145.1(c)(4) requires any new building at the subject property to have a floor-to-floor height of a minimum of 14 feet at the ground floor. The proposed shipping container would have a floor-to-floor height of 9 feet six inches. Therefore, the project requires a variance.
2020-009606VAR (MONICA GIACOMUCCI) 1109 DE HARO STREET, Lot 045 in Block 4160, in an RH-2 Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: FRONT SETBACK: The proposal is to construct a one-story vertical addition to an existing two-story single-family building with roof decks and a ramp leading to the terraced rear yard. PLANNING CODE SECTION 132 requires the subject property to maintain a front setback of 7 feet 6 inches on the southern half of the lot. A portion of the building already exists in the required front setback, and the project would construct a vertical addition within the setback. Therefore, the project requires a variance.
2021-006470VAR (JEFF HORN) 892 CORBETT AVENUE, Lot 013 in Assessor's Block 2779, in an RM-1 Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District: FRONT SETBACK AND REAR YARD: The project proposes the construction of a three-story-over-basement, 5,886 gross square foot three-family dwelling and three off-street vehicle parking spaces on a vacant lot. Planning Code Section 132 requires the subject property to maintain a front setback depth equal to one-half the front setback of the adjacent building. The subject property has a required front setback of 7-foot 2 1/2-inches and proposes front setback of 7-feet 11 1/2-inches Therefore, the project requires a variance. PLANNING CODE SECTION 134 requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard equal to 45% of the lot depth. The subject property has a required rear yard of 46-foot 3 1/2-inches and proposes a rear yard of 31-feet 6 1/2 inches. 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