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i'll propose the expansion is only chances if so they had had garage. let the expansion takes places in the ground floor >> sir, your time is up. >> thanks. >> oak is there any public comment? supporting the dr requester. then project sponsor you have 5 minutes >> good evening commissioner president wu and commissioners i'm the architect for the project and my parent own the house. >> (inaudible). >> sf. >> thank you. the existing family home is two levels we're proposing to addressing add two levels as you see from the slide this block of 20th street a 2 and 3 levels
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with 3 levels dominating this is my father's home and the larger home to the left and the adjacent neighbor fully supports our project. as part of the project we'll clean up the building and compromise the facade and bring back it victorian spirit with the appropriate design. to do this we'll remove the 950 side doors and remove the garage in field under the bay window we've also restore the wood ships. the dr requesters concerns were made known when the parents bought the house it is primarily bathrooms and hallways you see
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the perpendicular windows we've accommodated our windows to minimized the impact of the window. we're providing a light court that aligns with the light well and it's longer than than the guidelines. our light anchored is open mind all the way to the front of the building catching the exposure consider as shown in pink it opens all the way to the street the dr requester is the bigger building on the left. this slide compares the light court in purple and by the guidelines our design meets and exceeds the requirement of the residential guidelines. now the slide shows that the perpendicular lines in red we've reduced our floor so they won't
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have to russet them we'll reduce our children's bedrooms this is back to our neighbors we didn't prototypes a penthouse roof this exterior stairs are open to the sky. and we didn't provide the high ceilings the ceiling heights are standard. now this is the proposed wall of the perpendicular part of the kraflt to the volume it is significantly smaller than what the planning code allows we didn't ways and means come in with a large design we started out with our best foot forward with a sensitive plan that receptors the concerns of the neighbors we've met with them
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privately and intooifr giving them update and meeting with them we're frustrated our compromises have not satisfied the dr requester they've not suggested my revisions that are acceptable to us or the planning staff the member of the delores community supports this application. in conclusion, this is a modest project in scope that removes the number one combloint structure reverses the traditional victorian facade and code compiling the vertical edition is almost incidentally visible from the street level it impacts the perpendicular window commissioners, i ask you to agree with the plaintiff recommendation please recommend this approval that there are
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extraordinarily circumstances here and in public in support of project sponsor >> seeing none, doctor requesters you have a 2 minute rebuttal. >> the neighbor adjacent i talked to him on wednesday weekend he's a long time client naturally he wasn't warrior aware of it the drawings that was sent out in the neighborhood unfortunately none were clear and the description was written with so many phrases of reduction reduction all over the text and no one what is getting the idea the size feel magnitude of the project. here's a graurg drawing that was submitted obviously in this setting we could eagles see the
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0 from the street you'll see the expansion and on top a deck that's blocking for us to get sunlight is not adequate there's a paper signed earlier in 2000 close to 2000 that for bids them from blocking air or privacy and all we're asking to maintain our sunlight we've having and continuing to joy the sunlight we want to expand below the garage level down below he's this 4 story bedroom and instead of 4 bedroom he could simply settle with 3 and that enhances the drool frontage and knowledge
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the deck optional top you're going through those structures issues and those are brick buildings and this is a huge load you're going to be adding to our recommendation is to expand below grade and add the with an bedroom and end up with 23 bedrooms instead of 34 bedrooms >> thank you. project sponsor two minutes >> could we have the computer graphic i'm for the project sponsor. it's not frair fair to show the separate edition from the street there's a prospective that quell inadequately deals with that, i have copies of the policy and it
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is determined the n s c the variances being removed it part of the project and even if it were not he's reviewed the project and determines hits appropriate copy of that if you like pardon me finally this is totally appropriate project that reverses a hectic facade and doesn't some of the maengz that were created created family sized housing it's supported by staff and we urge you not to take dr and please approve it >> thank you. okay with that the public hearing is close. commissioner moore >> thank you for clarifying the issue of the variance i was about to ask mr. washington it's a little bit hard to understand it's clear i want to jumps in and recognize this project as a
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significantly designed project and those presentations of the project is actually that good that i would like the department to put that that it's library this is an exception i feel that the presentation itself made it very clear those issues which we're norman concerned about where the rubber meets the road two building start and effect each other and we residence if i within the city and when i look at sensitivity that particular project concluding how it's duplicate reaches a high mark even if sensitivity something i'd like to recommend too on the today. in this case i'm supportive of it for the number of reasons
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noted and indefinitely suggest we don't take dr >> commissioner antonini. >> i completely agree with commissioner moore that was stated quite clearly by the project sponsor it's below the allowed height and the skillfully matching light well will allow the sin from the south looking at the location the dr requesters to the west it should allow plenty of light and the other thing that was done was present line window accomodation by changing the size of the room and the neighbor on the east is a smaller house supports so i will move to not take dr and approve the project. >> second. >> second. >> commissioners there's a
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motion not to take dr commissioner antonini. commissioner hillis. commissioner johnson. commissioner moore. xhoishd. commissioner fong and commissioner president wu. so moved, commissioners, that motion passes unanimously 7 to zero and places you on general public comment public comment there are no speaker cards >> any general public comment public comment? seeing no general public comment public comment general public comment is closed. >> right away shauven williams we'll close in honor of right away shown williams. meeting adjourned.
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>> hi, i'm corn field and welcome to doing building san francisco, we are doing a special series, called stay safe, how you can stay in your home safely and comfortable, and we know that an earthquake is coming and there are things that you can do to reduce the effects of the earthquake on your home. let's take a look at that. >> here at the spur urban center on mission street in san francisco talking about staying in your home after an earthquake. i have guests today, pat buscavich and his dog, harvey and david, and both structural engineers and we want to talk about things that you might do before an earthquake to your home to make it more likely that your home will be ha bitable after an earthquake, what should we do?
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both structural and maybe even important non-structural things. >> you hear about how to prepare an earthquake kit and brace your book shelves and water tank and that is important. what you have to be careful is make sure that you are not going the easy things to make yourself feel better. if you have a bad structure, a bad building, then you need to be looking at that and everything that you do to keep your collectables in place is small and compared. if you have taken care of your structure, then there is a lot of stuff that you can do in your house that is non-structural and your chimney and water tank. >> let's talk about what the structural things might be. >> and he is exactly right. you don't want to make the deck chairs safe on the titanic, it is going down, you are going down, you have to make sure that your house is safe. there are basic things that you need to do including bracing the water heater, not just because of fire hazard but because of the water source and the damage, but basic things
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are installing anchor bolts, and adding plywood and strapping your beams to column and posts to footings and foundations are really easy things to do and most contractors can do the building department is set up to approve this work, and these are things that every home owner should do, and it is a little harder because you have to get a building permit and hire a contractor. but you want to be able to after a big earthquake to climb in bed that night and pull the covers up and say i don't have to worry about going to a government shelter. >> that is the main focus that it is great to have an earthquake kit to be able to bug out for 72 hours. here is a better idea, stay in your own home and in order to do that you have to be make sure that your structure is okay. if you have a house, the easy things to do with the wood construction is feasible. if you have a renter or you live in a concrete building, you need to talk to the building own , and make sure
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they have done their due diligence and find out what the deficiencies are. >> when i have looked at damaged buildings,vy seen that a little bit of investment in time and money and structural work provides great dividends. >> especially if it is the wood frame, typical house that you can do the things that i was talking about, the anchor and the plywood in the first garage area, you know if you refinanced in the last three years, get some of that savings and it is a really good investment. and the other thing that i try to tell people, earthquake insurance is not the solution to the shelter in place, if there is a big earthquake and your building is damaged, you are not in your house, you may be somewhere else, if you work in the city, it is going to be really hard to commute from sonoma, you want to do what is necessary so that your house is retrofitted and a couple of years of earthquake premium could get you to a level that you could be in the house after a significant earthquake and it
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may have damage and there is still a shelter in place where you are at home and you are not worried for the government taking care of you and you are living in a place where you can go to work and you want to have your wood frame house is really easy to get to that level. on top of the wood frame house, i mean every wood frame house in the west half of the city have a water tank and the water tank fall over because they are gas fired and start fires. and that is something that you could do for yourself, and for your neighbors and for the whole city is make sure that your water tank is braced. >> if you look at the studies that are predicting on fires, we are going to have a lot of fires and for every water tank that is braced there is a potential of one less fire that the fire department is going to have to fight and we don't want to have any more fires than we need to. so bracing the water heater is the first thing that you want to do. >> and so easy, and you go on-line and you google, earthquake, water and heater and you google the sites where you can find the details and you can put them out there on the hardware store and you can
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hire a small contract tore do that for you. that is a couple of hundred bucks, the best investment. if you are in other types of building it is complicated. if you are in a high-rise building you just can't anchor your building down because there are no anchor bolts, but at that point, the tenant should be asking questions of the owner's and the managers about earthquake preparedness >> and don't take the easy answer, oh, our building is safe it was designed to code. that is not the right answer, ask the tough questions and see if you can get a report that has been given to you. >> what is the right question? will i be able to stay in my home after the expected earthquake? is that a good question to ask? >> yeah, you may be more specific if you talk to the owner, if it is not a recent building, if it is ten or 20 years old see if they had an inspection done and there you will have a written before that will tell you all about the structure. >> thanks, pat. >> thanks, harvey. and thanks david for joining us and thank you for joining us on
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>> thanks everybody i'm dpa with s k s on behalf of everyone and southeast partners want to welcome you to the groundbreaking we'll have you in april or may assuming we're still on schedule tim; right? good. first of all, i want to thank some of the people this is a team celebration that start with our land use attorney that helps us navigate this process that was quite easy and peter and the folks from the architecture we're bias we think it's a beautiful design planning
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commissioner moore said the building is exceptionally well designed it does everything correct and is a building this is respectful of everything around that it is wonderful and i'm pleased to support that. peter we know that commissioner moore doesn't hand out a lot of compliments i hope you're proud as we are very well done. in connection is the alderman of swat we're looking forward to a long relationship but want to recognize mike and bryan as well as their colleague michael who couldn't be here that represented us on the marketing and leasing on the project finally i gaffe one of the colleague and partners they've been here we're on schedule and
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budget and intent intend to keep it that way in addition their going to participate in an experiment we're boring from london and we're going to post on the job site sense penn cal commits to this county to be a respectful contractor to manage noise that unfortunately comes from construction if this works maybe others in the city will follow us the biggest thank you to so mayor ed lee and his administration we're joined by director ram and jean who worked hard with us over the past year and a half to get us here we're appreciative of our font we have the building inspection to make sure that the permits arrive on
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time to keep things going and in addition to that this project recommendation what the city has been trying to do with long-term planning this is part of the south eastern neighborhood this is from 2008 we're grateful for the mayors administration in allowing this project 270 to happen without trovrt which is something we all strife for that in san francisco finally there are two citywide initiatives we feel strongly about this building will be reflective have to have a lower impact on climate change we've played for platinum status and we support the mayor and his administration and the transit first policy of the city we'll have only 12
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parking stalls but 52 bike parking spaces with shoreside and we want to be supportive (clapping.) with that, mayor ed lee the podium it yours >> dan let me bring my personal congratulations to s c s and the attorneys and all of you together have produced an excellent product as i go around the city there are sensitive areas of the city we're trying to do better and planning is in the center with dbi to help us to make sure that the developed is right for the city and right here where a few months ago you only saw a parking lot request a hair clearly this is not only
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unutilized it was calling ought to do better those private investments that are not only making the changed and allowing for some to 8 hundred berlin next year i want to be here also want to absolute passport and the architects and engineers he working again your reputation precede you you've done be fantastic work i've been there at the spur building and love it here what you've designed and the lead platinum but the enlightenment to the historic area we're in the south of market the south park and in those areas where you have to be sensitive to the way you've designed it and given the quick approval that it can be
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challenging when you have agencies trying to protect a little bit of our history and they quickly saw our work and congratulations to the entire team and the development team i'm also excited about what this development means it's not only an office, by construction jobs will be here and continues to be a story of putting people back to work this are good marked jobs and this contract hire good folks i want to keep them business just by the men and women they hire are always good for the city we were there the other day with leader pelosi, you know, we have a great history of the city building our way and building new knows that are seismically sound and
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representing of the homes where a lot of new employers in this case have no more bicycle parking spaces than cars it's we have to have solar panels and to have this building is a good story interest to top it off there are serious contributions by the impact fees it's expensive to be in the city and it's more expensive with when the city extracts fees out of you over 8 and a half million dollars is going to trams and infrastructure and affordable housing those are things we are promoting with our developers. i do meet with our developers and dan is one of our kind of close group of developers in the city i constantly want to have a conversations with if we get
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high-level of coordination we can do a lot more with the private sector if we gossiping give in to fast track stuff this means private investments they're putting together their investors can invest in our city it's not only letting the developers do we they want to do but the public-private relationship is for those days. i know that john ram and i glow this weekly this relationship is greatly important to the direction of the city so the more conversations that we can have can effect policy for the city i'm all about making sure
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that collaboration at the a high-level it can breakdown to no confusion and second-guessing the intention ultimately the intention is build to keep the city vibrant and alive for everybody for all the spectrums this is what jobs and good development and design does and good contractors do and what great developers do congratulations to everyone i look forward to this opening and continuing this great story with so many other developers congratulations s k s congratulations and thank you very much (clapping) >> now i'd like to introduce the preside the president america our
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partner. >> (clapping). >> thank you very much ladies and gentlemen, congratulations on the groundbreaking for brooklyn in her street i'm the president and ceo. the industries is a long business plan two years ago which we call innovation and it highlights the importance of all the about his so we've been there it's out for real and by being more active in government business in the united states especially in san francisco we mark toy as an initial step our long-term goals i want to express my gratitude and appreciation. i would first like to thank our partner s c s thank you very much for making this venture
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happening and thank you to the architectures not only for the design but also engineering energy and the downtown product thank you. and i also want to thank mayor ed lee and supervisor kim and san francisco government and the neighboring resident for supporting a new relationship to the community. thank you very much. we are extremely fortunate in the stage of this project they've chosen here as their headquarters and with all of this in place the success on brooklyn no one is a success with our contractor i'm confident those parties will lead us through a safe and timely project to make this into
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realty thank you very much for grandfathering here today. thank you very much days and th interfere with equipment in the room. please rise for the pledge of allegiance. of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all i'd like to t

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