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because we didn't see any point in having unusable boy. yes, it's true that deck is 6 foot. it could be-my kind of general thumb is 6 feet is absolute minimum for usable deck. we reduced to an even smaller, in other words if we made this wallpaper, we could do that but i'm not sure with the urban design point would be. it doesn't affect the view from the street at all. whether this deck exists or not it doesn't affect the view from the street. having the deck does allow more light into the west side of the home. because then you can have not. it doors there and leading light in incident just roughly 3 feet windows but i guess i don't get because it doesn't affect the view from the street. >> president fung this is not acting out. there's no opposition to the project at this moment. commissioner
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johnson commission johnson i would make a motion to move the project for. i think commissioner moore if i'm interpreting correctly we're on the path to potentially having findings to adjust the project it for talk about setting the building back further because there would be some findings are there but with the deck argument, based on the where the original building is and this plan here i just conceal we would come within the findings [inaudible] for this part. so i'd like to move that we prove the project. >> president fung there's already a motion. there's a motion that's been seconded that eliminates 3 feet from the funds the sod on the top floor. so, >> commissioner johnson that has to be amended. >> commissioner moore the architect will indicate there's no way- >> president fung moved and
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seconded. any other questions commissioner? on a motion to approve the project as proposed commissioner hillis aye johnson aye moore nay scoop wu aye richards aye fung aye the motion passes 6-1. commissioners that plays on item 19. permission conditional use authorization. >> testifier: good evening. the project at 430 composer new construction of an 8 story approximately 80 foot containing 23 units. 970 ft.2 feet of retail space approximately 2000 ft.2 of private and common open space in the form of a rare yard with deck and second-level terrace which 2500 with compliant open
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space. both of these plans require diamonds which bars open space of common or possibly 830 ft.2 of all private. the project is located in the uptown tenant of the tenderloin historic district between leavenworth and high streets on the north side of edgy street. nor to pursue the project requires permission youth authorization to prove new construction of building exceeding 50 feet in height and [inaudible]. including the packets the short but upon our satisfied and the project is viable because it places a vacant lot with 23-of which 3 would be permanently affordable. the proposed ground for uses would help activate the street. additionally historic preservation stuff together with our stock architects have carefully reviewed the buildings on and on the compatible with the standards and historic district it today would not receive any public comment
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regarding the positive reversing bone calls from the public of requesting additional information. environment supports the project because it meets the goals and objectives of the general plan in place and underutilized parcel of who has and that is been consistent with the neighborhood. this includes a presentation and am available to answer questions. >> president fung project sponsor. >> testifier: good evening, john with a biafra project sponsors. the project before you propose of the construction of a new 8 story wafer unit residential building with roughly 1000 ft.2 of ground for breach. the project removes the existing vacant lot has previously used as a sub is parking lot. we got 3 on-site bmr units. open space provided in the rear yard second-floor courtyard and a roof deck. the project poses no parking and actually never that's also my transit from his seven-year by
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bus lines and a five-minute walk from the muni stations. the design, we worked over period them very closely with a planted a bomb in both the design review team as well as the stork staff to come up with a design that discusses with this context and also with the tenderloin historic district. surrounding it would consist of higher density smaller scale towing units and residential hotel rooms. the drawing units proposed by the project which are less than 500 ft.2 aside are consistent with a smaller scale unit size of the neighborhood. i do both the location and size of the drawing units that are expected to be born naturally affordable than most new housing units be brought on the market today. this at least 14 other buildings within a 2 block radius that are 8 stories or taller. most of which are taller than 10 and went as as tall as 19 stories. i just put on the screen look like because it stood out to me when i put it on a map. all those boxes are buildings that are 10
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stories or taller. within 2 blocks. so we do ask committee support for the project. we've entered into the community benefit agreements with both the tenderloin housing clinic. the tenderloin housing clinic actually operates the jefferson hotel adjacent to our building and part of what we're doing to ingratiate ourselves with the neighborhood is renovate the lobby of the building which is quite run down at this point. we will also continue to correlate with the david unidentified appropriate retailer for the place. that's something a lot of folks had some opinions about summer continues coordinate with them on that. the project will provide 23 new portable units in the short or back of time. project sponsors ready to seek a permit and begin construction as soon as we are proved. the project is consistent with the neighborhood and an area with dense department developed it supports transit policies
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provides neighborhood retail space and respectfully request the commission approve the project and were here with any questions. >> president speak fung bt all open up to public comment. any public speaker cards. mr. mcnulty am sorry. mr. nolte. >> testifier: my name is michael molder get on speaking on behalf of the alliance for better district 6. the project sponsor due to a presentation at our request to do some outreach to the community. at our meeting for those that might find this interesting we actually videotaped and put it up on youtube so we try to bring actual sunshine tour meetings because not all members can actually attend the meetings because there is a senior disabled, but we there's
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additional outreach to the different developers that come to our meetings. so, we do that. i saw a letter had come in from our organization but i guess. we are for the project. we would like the idea that there is smaller units and i think that's a better fit for the neighborhood. although, every time we hear that new parking lot another parking lot is leaving our neighborhood, there was a petition signed some time ago when 2 parking lots were on the development think it and a lot of people in the neighborhood then said enough is enough. we need to start thinking about planning the whole neighborhood and considering some open space. we
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lack open space we keep inviting more people to the neighborhood good larger family developments in this case there's some that are coming up that are families and we need more opportunities for them. so, i'm always concerned about -actually, the last project we heard some time ago-recently would've been a perfect place for open space. i think we have to start preserving some spaces for open space. so there won't be any at all it will just be a concrete jungle in our neighborhood with a wind tunnel. we will all be just fine down the street as we walk through it. the tenderloin. so, overall, our organization is for its. would you have some concerns just overall about how things are going in the neighborhood. we've seen quite a few developments on the-that have been on the been
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considered and i think it's about time-good when i was here 4101-same issues were being brought up about how it's impacting the neighborhood. it's nice to talk about but until we see somebody do a study or something its mute. we would like to see how tall impacting as a group. new developers. >> president fung thank you. mr. nolte. >> testifier: the projects- good evening commissioners. my name is john nolte. the project sponsors thought the parking lot in 2014 within a month after it got ever ask to get this are their plans for their development. i find this very kind of interesting that they
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cannot do really outreach to-as was said by the attorney, that they did outreach to the neighboring buildings but not to the community at large. in which i find a little concerned because we just had a massive group of people of the tenderloin in the audience for a similar market rate development, and they could not stay for this. i think the same issues that were brought up for that apply to this. so, in additionally, i saw the designs for this and i do not think it is appropriate for the uptown historic district project as been presented. i think as you
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made a motion on market street and also on the 101-hide, you, mr. richards, working with staff i don't see that having on one-to-one hide. of course that part is not building the property. i find that this is what's happened is the project sponsor come here for comments and they don't know the property and this parking lot like the other parking lot has had multiple sponsors to come in front of it or people to develop a property and they sit still. so i don't even know if this project sponsor has the money to develop the property. and he has another lot behind this that he bought, 2, and is doing individual. so i'm concerned about the impact on
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the neighborhood with his sponsor. >> president fung any additional public comment? seeing none,, commissioner moore >> commissioner moore the project is a symbol space for. 23 drawing units for affordable housing units on-site. his sponsor is providing the commission with the required site survey. the drawings express units which are indeed not showing any of the problems we have seen in others the unit arrangement is very similar to what we approve on the project just a few weeks ago. i asked her about the workability about the 2nd floor in the light well courtyard. that courtyard does not meet the requirements. it's
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been counted as common open space but indeed it's an open courtyard which i think is appropriate. it helps this building. it helps the adjoining buildings. i asked that the bedrooms and the for the rear and front units have additional renters which would move the doors into a slightly different position because if you have usable open, open space, you need to protect the privacy of the rooms that adjoin and take light from that roof deck. she acknowledged that i make that a part of the condition of the building itself. i think it's approvable . it's very simple building, i think and we would hope that indeed this project will move forward to at an additional 23 units and a parking lot in that area. that is a motion with a copy out on the modest modifications on the 2nd floor roof deck so that the windows
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are protected. >> commissioner >> antonini i think a simple project. it's got the tripartite of design it's got the windows. has a lot of things that are in harmony with the building in that area. and in a very small lot like that it's probably about all you can really do good it seems to do it well. so it's got the affordable on-site and so i'm in support. >> president fung there's been a motion to approve this project with the conditions as amended to include the condition for the 2nd floor roof deck windows are protected. is that correct san francisco >> commissioner moore on the 2nd floor roof that's it has to be a printer word ability to have people not set up right up to the window and in order to
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guarantee the privacy of the room beyond. i think mr. kaplan has talked to the chairman knows what i'm talking about. so privacy components. >> on a motion ent aye johnson aye moore aye wu aye richards yee fung aye. the motion passes unanimously 6-0. we did have a pussy one item 20 for 2013.1696 1737 posted also known as 11 piece puzzle. conditional use authorization. >> testifier: good evening commissioners. planning dept. staff. the item before you is a request for a conditional use authorization to legalize an
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existing formula a retail use that been operating at the japan ctr., mall since 2012. the subject businesses the face job. the plan cosmetics retailer with approximate 2300 stores in 29 countries. the tenant space is about 20 min. or feet and does not have a street frontage as it is inferior to the mall. the project is supported by the japan town task force and the japan town merchants association and we received 25 letters of support from the public and a petition with 1150 seconds. there is no known opposition to this project. the diamonds that reference approval at the project complies with the newly graded japan town and city zoning district at the japan town special use district and findings have been included in the draft motion of the japan
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town special use district and the project is compatible with the commercial nature of the neighborhood. that concludes my presentation. i'm available for any questions. >> president fung: project sponsor, please. >> testifier: commissioners, good evening bill luster for the space shop project sponsor. i don't be redundant especially at this late hour. this aptly no opposition whatsoever but what i do want to add is that gun overweight might of my sure merchant lot that i need never seen as much love to emergent as i saw for mr. ezra am very proud because like myself he's alumni of george washington high school and his parents hadn't rose resort that i grew up on and it's wonderful native sentences can to see another businessman out there that's
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fully embraced by the community. so i would ask you to please accept the recommendation by the planning dept. to prove this project. >> president fung thank you. any public comment? not seen any public comment is close. commissioner moore moore moore moved to approve >> moved and seconded. >> antonini [inaudible] bos guide johnson spew spew of aye fung aye that has enormously by ivins appeared that plays a night of 21. we didn't fung i have to make an announcement for this item. >> item 21 for 2015 70896 70896 venice ave. conditional use authorization good >> commissioner antonini: working on my required 700 form some years ago i bought stock
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in first republic bank. only bought a small amount like working under dollars, but it's done so well is now over the $2000 consultation with the city attorney i think it's wise to recuse myself from this hearing because i can just at least for the time being is over $2000 in my first republic stock. i would be asked to be recuse. fung moved to recuse commissioner antonini >> on a motion, antonini [inaudible] hillis aye moore aye wu aye richards aye fung aye. >> so move commissioners that motion passes 5-1.
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>> testifier: good evening. planning dept. staff. the item before you now is a request for conditional use authorization to establish a new formula veto use financial service doing business as first republic. located 6099 van ness ave. on the eastern edge of the pacific heights neighborhood. the first public bank is currently existing at 2001 van ness and the clinton closes branch when they opened a new location at 6099 van ness. become that he has 67 locations primarily in california but there are others throughout the united states. this project as it is relocation of an existing business would result in no net increase in from the retail concentration in the district were the quarter-mile vicinity. it restores an active ground-floor use to the store building which previously hosted the warehouse the hard
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rock cafe about 10 years ago. that apartment that reference approval as the project complies with the zoning district, the vanness automotive and then a special use district the general plan is compatible with the commercial neighborhood. this concludes my presentation. i'm available for your questions. >> president fung fung: project sponsor please. >> testifier: hello. my name is steve-i work for the bank he architectural development department. the project itself is a blue streak relocation of the old hard rock cafe space which is been vacant for a very long time on van ness. the challenges are permanently the space itself where the building is protected as storage space so we thought it would be a great opportunity to see that
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empty space revitalized again. it's relocation of our small on jackson street and were saving as much of the building as the computer were saving quite a bit of the interior. their 16 foot ceilings in the exterior windows and storefronts were preserved and this were going to restore and replace the lower section which is currently in quite a state of disrepair. so we worked with the historic and perfect confirm this will work and make sure we don't damage or take away. so it was really an outstanding were significantly challenging [inaudible]. i drive by that everyday take my sense is cool and really got in there to look the space. holy smoke of the stewards of the collectives. we get 16 feet ceiling. there's a gigantic
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oculus with the sky. it's a long overdue. so were excited about the opportunity at the client pacific unit of protesters either would be possible to do a movie. so we had a committee outreach could did not have any oppositions worsening [inaudible]. will be able to answer any questions. >> president fung >> testifier: my name is i am a [inaudible]. one subject one object of the new branch office would be immediate room which can be used by the public. so it's a nice community meeting room. it's there for the community. >> president spot fong thank
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you. any of the public comment? not seen any of the commoners close. commissioner hillis >> commissioner hillis: unlike some other banks i do you mention this before, kind of having a tendency to over sign and light it were seen this with chase where they can abuse that blew too much but i want to compliment you all on signage and of being somewhat minimal on your side undecideds. i think works well. i will move to approve. bedecked moved and seconded. >> commissioner mar: the only common is i do think it's commendable that they are basically moving from one location to another rather than opening a 2nd one. i do appreciate that as being sensitive to our own set of criteria regarding duplication
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of retail. >> commissioners this emotion that's been seconded to approve this matter with the conditions on a motion hillis aye moore aye wu aye the richard [inaudible] fung spirit that motion passes unanimously 570 and pl. under your discretionary view calendar for item 22-based 2015 537 drp. at 683 22nd ave. this is a discretionary review. >> testifier: on david lindsay dept. staff. the project at 63 22nd ave. is a three-story orthogonal addition at the rear of a three-story signal family house. the three-story components would be approximately 5 feet deeper than the main rear wall of the adjacent building to the south with a one-story components
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extending a further 12 feet beyond the three-story component. the deck is proposed above the one-story components with it aliens, settings, 6 feet from the south property line and 4 feet from the north property line. i should point out that this project was originally reviewed and approved by the planning commission almost 10 years ago in 2007 following neighborhood notification during which there were no request for discretionary review were cemented. since the 2007 permit was ultimately not issued by dbi, the applicant contacted the city in 2015 and indicated he was to proceed with the project and he was advised by the department given the time that had elapsed he would need to go through the whole process all over again including pre-application meeting and section 311 neighborhood notification process. those processes took place last summer. the subject property is
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on the west side of 22nd ave. between balboa and carrillo in the outer richmond block is characterized by 2 and three-story single-family houses with multiunit buildings interspersed. the subject building is one of 2 similar three-story houses instructed in 1919, both of which have small footprints compared with other properties on the block. the dr requester is frederick salant owner of 6 at 7 22nd ave. which is the property immediately adjacent and south of the subject property. mr. sounds concerns with the project are as follows: the rear edition is too deep and consequently out of character with the adjacent and the rest of the pocket that the rear addition negatively affects light and air to it adjacent properties and that the rear addition negatively affects the midblock open space. the residential design team reviewed the project, the drc
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middle and found no exceptional or extraordinary circumstances relates to the project were to the dr requesters concerns. the rdt found the proposed depth of the addition to the appropriate given that the one-story portion of the project is no higher than a typical property line fence and that the deck above the one-story portion is held back from both adjacent properties by railings that are set in 6 feet deep from the south neighborhood and 4 feet from the north neighborhood. likewise, the two-story version of the addition is a properly set back from the adjacent properties to minimize light and air impacts to the neighboring buildings. that apartment recommends that the commission not take drm approve the project as proposed. >> president fung: dr requester. >> testifier: good evening,
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commission. thank you for your attention could i realize is been incredibly long day. i really enjoyed the first 4 hours with my one-year-old and we are playing in alston was great and i can't imagine your job is difficult at this time. thank you for your time. my name is fred salem. he and my wife tony our 2 kids we were one euros and a 5-year-old admitted 6 at 7 22nd ave. we are the southern neighbors to the proposed project. we been there we been there since october 2008. i want to give a timeline that augments with the city planner has just explained and that is better neighbors call and any with the parsed owners of the 663 22nd ave. january 2007 the planning approval for the rear extension was given. the permit lapsed. as a nose of cancellation in october of 2011. february, 2059 new owner purchased purchases the property and a close,, $1.3
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million. the new owner developer, real estate agent decides to hire the old architect, dennis young, within tenant reinstating the old permit they mistakenly let the permit lapsed. march 9, dennis young, within tenant reinstating the old permit they mistakenly let the permit lapsed. march 9, 2015 it was noted in the planning record by the new owner that the permit was canceled in error. these we signed on permit application and plans.". the permit was not canceled in error, commissioners. the permit was not exercised in 2007, 8, 9, 10, 11 because the former owners carl and annie did not want to build the project. on a first neighborhood meeting, i met the new owner. i explained that if were going to be neighbors for the next 20 years i like to work with you. if this is just a house flip i'm not going to be comfortable with the extension as you've described it and what of the other community members who speak tonight the northern neighbor of the family was
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there to witness the conversation. he said that he may live there for a year. i'm not surprised that the story has changed since then. i think it speaks volumes that the original architect is not here. the new owner has hired people like germany and gabriel for his is this development opportunity to develop a huge project that is out of character the adjacent neighborhoods and i believe is insensitive to specific requests to scale back appropriately i'm not a professional architect or developer. i like to ask for further consideration be given to this project for the following reasons. they're not designed with respect number one do not designed with respect to the planning guiding lines. they're not using the averaging. there disregarding the adjacent neighbors. decorating a massive addition to block light and air to the north. it's completely out of character with the role of 6 houses. in san francisco
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dominated san francisco and also went to washington high school if that matters-proudly we give special attention to the elderly vehicle and children and while it's been pointed out multiple times to the developer and architect that this project affects my kids, the northern neighborhoods, disabled father is been no relevant scale back and no sensitivity.. to scale back means money out of his pocket on the inevitable result of this development. these exceptional these extraordinary circumstances adversely impact our families. we try to be cool. we try to ask for concessions. we talked on the phone many times did we met. in person face-to-face. we try to be discreet and respectful but it was clear that they were not going to scale back. we were forced to file this discretionary review. we respectfully ask for some consideration from the planning commission. thirdly, and last
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there are elements of this project that indicate this is not single-family home. it's 5 bedrooms, 5 be bathroom 2 laundry rooms, there's 3 baths on the 3rd floor. other people from our neighborhood will speak to this point in particular. again, commissioners thank you at this late hour for your consideration. it's much appreciated by our families and ;-). >> president fung: speakers in support of the project sponsor. i'm sorry. speakers in support of the dr requester. >> testifier:the plan is
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uncharacteristically single ph amanda go to this vie this view is a view from taken from my father's own. is it disabled. this middle room is where he is. he's proposed project is you can see that store polls directed from december. then if the official there is picture you would see that. i just
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drawn whether post should be. if the project were to go as planned, who would eliminate all the sunlight to my father's room and diminish the quality of life for him. the images that you probably have in your package you'll see some similar studies but those i want to remind you those that are not taken into account the lowest coldest days of the year the winter months the shortest days of the year, this picture indicative of those months for every 2nd. he brought to us we want the actually the current dr request asked to bring back to the property line. for [inaudible] but if you're up to us in an ideal world we want to pull back even further another 5 feet setback. vanessa gives him sunlight to my father shown. in those cold winter months. the other thing about
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the cold winter months in the rear of house you can see the proposed project would eliminate the sun to the rear house from 12:15 pm-3 pm. that was 3 hours and that's most intense time for the day for the sun. we want to get one son during the winter months. in the next picture here, i just want to speak to the fact that these all 4 sides of the proposed plan. my parents and my 3 siblings we grew up in an 3 bedrooms one half bath. we did need things like 5 beds by bass and entered incentive to launder rooms. other things as well. so we urge the commission to take the dr requesting consideration. >> president fung: any other speakers for the dr requesters?
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>> testifier: my name is jessica. i'm his is a bit i live at 659 the north side of to reiterate my families been living there for 20 years in advance and other beer the remainder of their lives. my bedroom is one of the 2 bedrooms that are going to be greatly impacted by the proposed extension. during previous discussions of the project with the 63 sponsors you asked for this 3rd floor to be scaled back and although they did make a small concession on the 2 foot cantilever, it's very incentive to the large shadow across the quantity on our property. he says especially during the mock winter months. i'm extremely surprised by the response that they have no room to give, but the proposed [inaudible] has 3
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full-size bathrooms but to mention the master bedroom has 2 large closets here. as the commission to take a deeper look into this proposed plan and impact to the neighbors. things for your time >> president fong the tango any other speakers in support of the dr requester? >> testifier: i'm cynthia-i mostly directly across the street from this property. mr. salon has paid for this discussion or review with his hard-earned money. he and his family with 2 small children are victims and he's a humble family man who was in the san francisco to raise his children on now is responsible homeowner
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is forced into a costly and stressful situation because of an inch investor was no interest in living on our street. this investor mr. decker wong purchased the subject property in early 2015 and immediately apply for the permit to expand an already large 4 bedroom home as was advertised in the mls with one bedroom. to what is now a 6 bedroom home with 5 full baths. the expansion involves random amount of square footage as living space. 3 of these is in rooms are generous and significantly in size for single-family home. his third-floor addition is 17 x 13'. that does not include the bath or the closet were the 2nd draft him or the 3rd back. these are all full baths. the first floor addition is these are all full baths. the first floor addition these are all full baths. the first floor addition is 37 feet 11" x 23',
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10 inches. that's the size of the room. each one of these rooms again, has a full bath plumbing, etc. for total of 5 full baths in a single-family home. mr. wong did not speak with us. he did not bequeath i called him multiple times he answers the phone, chuckles, and hangs up. this is not the reaction of somebody who purchases a home to living with his neighbors. he was immediately hang up just to let you know that. granted, all the homes-we want to ask them to be responsible for the safety of his neighbors and to consider their concerns. a structure of this size and number of units could be a significant fire concern for jason neighbors. keep in mind it's a floor higher than mr. salmond's house. additionally, the multiunit expansion has one parking space on our already crowded streets with cars
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parked on the sidewalk and you can see this in aerial photo number 2. granted, all the homes have relatively the same square footage, but chose to build up instead of back to mr. wong is building up and back. he has constructed a high-traffic facility b&b were multi unit rental and we ask for consideration of the reduction in size an extension. >> president fung: >> testifier: hello my name is camille and i live across the street from the property at 678 22nd ave. the residential architect and would like to comment on the size of the first-floor room on the garage. it's really quite large. nearly 9 it's really quite large.
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nearly 9 at 25 ft.2. the average size of a two-bedroom unit did to me, the size and layout of this first-floor space strongly suggest the intent to create an illegal 2nd year. this is the case the 2nd unit will not have adequate light and air unless the project sponsor pulls the first-floor 3-5 feet away from the side property wayne. i request further review on the intent of this first-floor room to ensure and encourage that a legal 2nd unit would code compliant natural light and air. >> president fung are there any other speakers in support of the dr request? not seen any p project sponsor. >> testifier: good evening
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planning commission. germy shop with gabriel architects. for bradford the owner of the property. it should be noted that the treatise designer cannot make it to this late hour of hearing. i first started on this job last fall so i can't really address all of the design considerations along the way but i believe the majority of the concerns about the bulk and mass of the building. it should be noted that in this zoning we are way under building for what is possible there. it could be, we could build a 2 unit building that 6003 ft.2. we are 2000 ft.2 under that. we are not using the rear yard averaging.. we are less than the required 45% we're yard. we could have a
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12 foot extension on the ground floor in the rear could wear right now at 60. we could have a 4th flo with only 3 floors. it's well under what the zoning allows for. the designer earlier on, before we were involved did give some consideration to the neighbors at the application you get the was originally an exterior staircase from the 3rd floor down to that deck over the 2nd floor. the guardrails were at the property lines necessitating a parapet it those of both been removed allowing additional light and air to the neighbors on the northern side. and by pulling in the guard rail on the southern side we are hoping to alleviate some of the mr. salant privacy concerns.
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to that end, i think it's a pretty straightforward project. there's definitely nothing extraordinary about the house on the northern side being in shape during the winter. with that, i will try and speed this along and open up to rebuttal. >> president fung thank you. the dr requester you have a two-minute rebuttal. i'm sorry. speakers in support of the project sponsor. are there any? okay. dr requester you have 2 min. >> testifier: at first i want to say that the response that germany had right there was pretty typical of the interactions we've had witch it's not that big of a buildi and i insulate thoughts you're not that sick if you're not sick you can say whatever you want. we use that with cancer all of them. if it's not your
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cancer it's not that bad of a cancer. you know what, when it's your cancer is pretty bad cancer. so, i did appreciate that tone and again it speaks to the lack of sensitivity that we could counter from the beginning of this i also want to mention the other hand out " 21 signatures from other neighbors that are in support of having the dr heard. i'm not sure quite the language of the dr enacted. thank you for that. >> president fung project sponsor ubuntu minute rebuttal. the public hearing is closed and mr. moore >> commissioner moore: i want to pick up with the dr supporter spoke about the basement space. which i think is a space that could easily be converted into a 2nd drawing
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unit because of plans are quite ambiguous as to the layout. in addition to that, if so one really wonders why indeed the project at that level wouldn't go back in order to let additional light in to the side. it would be more gracious way of handling the room. with that, i'm more concerned when we go to the-when we go to the 2nd floor. were having some issues with privacy. i draw the commissioners trying i draw the commissioners trying to 83 to mess that up with drawing for which is a simulation of the mapping. i believe that the extension of the deck needs to be pulled back to 12 feet in order to not allow people to stand at the edge of the deck and looking into the dr
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requester's can stand at the edge of the deck and look into the home. i think you need to pull that back when you look at the drawing for you see what looks like a windows which would be indeed affected by that.i hear their concerns about the light in the rooms but not richer how to respond to that because it was not described as an issue of the dr so i cannot really-i can take it in but are not capable of commenting on it. so, i would ask that we take the deck on the 2nd floor level back my make the deck 12 feet wide and leave the steps has proposed as
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11. and put some conditions on voltage to the use and design of the basement level i'm sure mr. lindsey was the just-but whether dr request has expressed concern. expressed concern.
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>> commissioner remark that being said i like to see and i like to see that on the 2nd floor we are pulling it back, the deck back to be 12 feet in width. >> staff: the deck on the back of the 2nd floor is 11 feet. the width would change from 18 feet to 12 feet >> commissioner moore: in order
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to prevent people from standing looking back into the- >> president fung it would create a 7 foot setback on the north side democrat? >> commissioner moore it would be. a 9 foot setback. 90. 9 feet. >> president fung your talk about the southside. i apologize. your citizen and 9 feet set back on the southside. >> commissioner moore: that's correct. motion to take this question under review. >> staff: just for clarification did you setback got the mesh moore i did not
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get any traction on that. it cannot be using because of the 2nd unit. that's basically an added restriction and if you do that window happens then. >> staff: given the size of a room >> commissioner i support not [inaudible]. >> commissioner moore: that's doable i would support that. clerk so that would be >> commissioner moore north side 4 feet in the south side 9 feet. the ground floor abatement of the large room. clerk what are we doing on the ground floor? on the ground
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floor commissioner >> president fung the engineering team insiders getting squeezed on the north side. understood. is there 2nd? >> clerk thank you commissioners. >> president fung dr request i'll address your question on this proposal. i know you talked a little bit about the light dinner to the room and the impact so i'm not sure if these changes were proposing are dressing what you had in mind as far as the impact on the property.? >> testifier: i am the dr requester and i did mention in our discretionary review page 9
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the proposed rear extension would adversely impact the shared green space and adversely impact both adjacent neighbors as evidenced by the erected score equals, the north side neighbor to the proposed project, 659 would be extremely adversely impacted by blocking light and air to all levels of the existing home where elderly residents rely on light and air their well-being. the impacts are not reasonable because of the proposed depth of the new edition is incorrectly calculated and does not average correctly. this is information on learning and not able to explain it to i'm sure. i'm sure mr. lindsey could do a better job good correctly between the adjacent buildings. across the way in the middle of the development project where they have come to the walls on either neighbors so the
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opportunity. it's really respectful developments. >> >> commissioner antonini we would not be making that any less death but we would be taking 4 feet away so i would assume that would address some of your concerns >> testifier: that addresses my personal concern because of nobody wants people staring into their kids bedrooms and i really appreciate that gesture. think of her being sensitive to that. as far as the northern neighbors i have not seen any concession there. 28 years and at home with an hourly person in the back, it would've been nice if we could work this out without hearing this out in front of you all. i wish we could have. we tried.
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>> commissioner antonini what i'm hearing is the 4 feet separated away from one side of the property and then on the upper floor i believe commissioner moore thing that deck back from a total of 9 feet. >> testifier: the 2nd and 3rd floors? >> commissioner antonini the 2nd floor. >> testifier: is just the deck. i understand. >> commissioner moore [inaudible] >> testifier: again i appreciate that so much. it doesn't speak to the northern neighbors concerns the family's concerns. that is brought up in this discretionary review on that. on that 9th page, item 2. >> commissioner p richards i
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guess that enough for backward to do the programming? you have canyon wall there. this big long blank wall. i get the whole light issue so i would recommend moving the 3rd for back 5 feet, reconfiguring the closets >> president fung in-depth? >> commissioner richards in-depth. have a setback setback. it would be more respectful.. >> commissioner so you're proposing to reduce the 3rd floor by friday. if you look on the diagram a- 4 it's about 5
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about the bathroom. it would come up to that that i think there's enough room to reconfigure the closets in the walk-in closets and still have a sizable master bedroom. maybe do you want to make a comment on that? we get some relief could could >> staff: i need some directive on the findings. so it would move us to state why were putting these- >> president fung in order to provide additional light. >> commissioner richards g1 omega comment on the proposal? >> testifier: i think we can
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with a at this point my sophia 5 foot setback to match the southern notch. i believe we can still set the number of bedrooms there that we like. i do have some question as to then any concern over that itself being a deck or would that be an occupied roof were enough away from the property line. we can do it without a parapet. i did want to briefly go back to the ground floor cut that commissioner moore proposed where i don't know that saving any light or air seeing that we can still build a tall fence on the property line. i don't know that that's bringing in or is oddly on the ground floor does that. it doesn't add that much to the neighbor. >> commissioner richards: it means that room a little more
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usable. it's a 900 ft.2 room with one set of windows on the backside. >> testifier: we can add windows on that side. >> commissioner richards: usa the motion to accept the 5-4 on the back. on the 3rd floor >> commissioner the moore: i'm fine with that. what will probably happen i feel it's a good idea to lose a bathroom from rearranging the closet and bathroom but that's not our concern. so, on that-did you get the just of the motion? >> commissioner richards the reduction of the deck size by 9
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feet. the freezer reduction creating on i put-that's it. >> staff: if i have a correct commissioners are to take the dr and approve the project as amended, reducing were setting back the second-level deck 3 feet from the south side retaining a 12 foot with an eye foot setback. we are going to impose a nsr for the ground floor that caught be used as a 2nd unit did however, i'd like to suggest that you recognize it's an rh district and if they ever came back to permit a second-floor 2nd unit you're not restricting them from using from installing a second-floor legally. i mean a 2nd unit, legally. >> commissioner moore were not saying that. what's in front of us at expansion of a
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single-family home. under the current circumstances you cannot enlarge the two-family home without doing [inaudible] >> staff: so the ground floor in it to damon would be reduced to 4 feet on the north side and then the 3rd level would be reduced by the depth will be reduced by feet 4 inches and there would be note deck at that level. commissioners on a motion ent aye hillis aye mar aye wu aye richards [inaudible] fung [inaudible]. so move the motion passes unanimously 6-0. the places on that of general, for which i have no speaker guards. >> president fung any general public, decedent? seeing none, public comment is closed. closing this meaning in memoriam for [inaudible] and with that the meeting is adjourned. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment]welcome
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welcome to the welcome to the people's palace city hall for this wonderful event i want to welcome you all here today as we swear in some 28 citizens of san francisco we'll be serving on over 18 body and committees for our city and i want to begin by saying a big thank you to every single one of
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you because those are important bodies of government that we share robot and making sure that not only are those departments that you'll see run appropriating but you do your best to make sure the public is heard all the public u public is heeshd that's not simple an easy task these days there are lots of views how government should be doing things and how we are interacting with the public but one of the most important things as citizens to open up our government to make sure that all the people are heard and they have a way in which to tell us what the needs are what with we can do about it and share the responsibility this is an important 7, 8, 9 not only for our city but for our country that is why we want to
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vest invest in every single one of you to make sure our government is open and effective and always listening and responding to the communities needs these 28 bodies of government let me run through them i'll find reflected in them the diversity that we have our arts commission i have 3 members being appointed there today j.d. and roberta and simon you thank you very much our environment commission we have 3 members being postponed to this commission emily jackie o i think she has friends jackie because josh wanted to narrow i profound her last name correctly o ma holiday that says
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i'm on holiday okay jackie i'm on holiday and lisa thank you thank you very much to our film commission welcome in jim who is part of international association of theatre employees local 16 thank you, jim for serving on there our groed body? an important body is sounds bureaucratic but the body that makes sure our with grondz are spent correctly and jennifer and others thank you for thank you for agreeing to serve cecil chronically thank you, again four coming aborted and hemisphere o helping this is this so important our health commission and especially those
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living on our streets they get the health treatment they need and lindell on the hours authority thank you for stepping up on our housing authority as we reshape and to susan on the human rights commission susan thank you, again, for not only being a great commissioner but helping us with the bias training in our city thank you making sure we pay attention to that to james ma crepe thank you, again for your past and to help us again with all all the people that need our help not only on the streets but on the edge and needs the services our city needs thank you very much for serving often the human rights commission rebecca woods to our jury trial probation rebecca thank you for
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your service more and more we're finding answers to help the youth and need our help maneuvering that connection is there thank you, rebecca can to our local entries elliott thank you for being a great really diplomat 23u78 u, if you will, to our small businesses our long term care jeremy and berry detective and chip thank you very much being on the long term care we're having great conversations about the dignities fund and how we need to pay attention to the seniors and long term skewer is an incredible part and to the affirm before the hugger to the 4 commissioners, thank you very much for being here you've got a lot of friends here today family and friends
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you for september 11th up to be on the port commission you'll help us with the body we have and rebecca lee thank you very much for being on the public utilities commission your advisory committee the public utilities commission is doing a lot of work as the rain shows we have there's more work to do for the community to leslie to for the reentry that is so important as we want to make sure those that are reentering our society are not only treated with went they find success in our or their lives as well to one of the most 0 important bodies i call that on to make sure the property owners and tenants are talking with each other and mar they settle
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that's our residential rent stabilization board thank you for stepping up you and to the shelter monitoring comet thank you for stepping up again, i repeat that that we have a tremendous amount of work to do as we forge a new department thank you very much for stepping up there and we have the veterans affairs commission thank you, ann for your work i know you do great work with the salesforce 15i789 we need that innovation on the veterans affairs commission so thank you, ann for coming back again and they only to our memorial board trustees thank you very well have for your wonderful work and support to thomas horn thank you, again, for coming back and being part of this wonderful body and to
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the newest member former just for being part of this wonderful body i wanted to go through those names each of these bodies of government are so important to the city i know today not only are the members here to be sworn if in but a number i want to make sure i mention in stepping up to these government bodies people are here are creating a great sacrifice i want to say thank you to those running the government in different ways to kevin housing authority you're helping me make sure we built the affordable housing the city and stepping up on the bond oversight local 6 thank you,
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again. and to jim and i said earlier you know we're going to get a lot more films the city thanks to our leadership the film industry is process perry and exciting to see i made my own called to make sure that the films stay the city lecture i want to make sure you have is an active mayor to help with the film industry and ambassador you've got a lot of friends today here i want to make sure that i mentioned them because they came from all over our city to in prediction for that this appointment i know that we're going to have i know he's here already hisism in essence the metropolitan bishop of the greek orthodox church in san francisco your awesome if he's here thank
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you. being here and judges is here to show her appreciation and former jena thank you very much jena we'll continue having our peninsula dinners together to talk through what we should be doing as region and thank you to andrew the founder of urge america thank you for being here and roberta economies yes, the chair of the sister city and the sister city in egress i'll plan to, at the next hopefully within this summaries year mark is march here thank you, mark for showing up the president find our rec and park commission and the member of the
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retirement board the former president thank you victor for being here as well i also want to stay thank you to the environment commission el me a representative the secretary of labor wonderful and in helping us make sure we create the conditions for more jobs in the entire region thank you for stepping up to the environment commission conviction (clapping.) and i want to say a special thank you to leader pelosi, to the international union and to friend of mine former art that rode in on behalf of our ambassador for her appointment thank you for your contributions and awe lane thank you for her and her which were for coming
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out and judges i want to note i know your retired but it is continues to be a part of our history the city that you were the preceding justin judges over the trail of versus perry and found in our judgment to the benefit that proposition 8 was unconstitutional thank you, again, for that decision >> (clapping.) >> are we all ready? okay. well, i know all of you came from a wet weather we want to say thank you, again. and thank you to all the department heads that are here and the other commissioners that have joined here i think they take pride if i may ask all of the
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appointees new and returning to please stand and as i say i practical state each one of your names and the commission or body your postponed to say it allowed and proud because this is a your time to state your pride in going on those bodies and then we'll go through the swearing in please raise your right hand >> i. >> do solemnly swear. okay. go through this one by one i janey. >> i commissioner the environment i susan human right commission i cecelia health commission and
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dave crow rent board and war memorial day i port commission and i van memorial war board. >> i thomas war memorial board ambassador i lisa commission on the environment. >> i kevin housing authority gentle oversight committee. >> i simon arts commission. >> i rebecca lee public utilities commission advisory committee. >> i rebecca one side juvenile probation commission i ann veterans affairs commission i jennifer grond oversight committee i jeremy long term care coordinating council.
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>> idealogical business enterprise/55. >> i chip long term coordinating council. >> i berry detective long term council i ken rent board. >> i arts commission i jacqueline holiday commission on the environment. >> i james human services as. >> i gary san francisco fire department monitoring. >> i housing authority commission by i leslie re-entry council. >> >> >> that i will support and defend. >> (repeated.) >> the constitution of the united states. david's.
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>> (repeated.) >> against all enemies. >> (repeated.) >> and that i will bear true faith and allegiance. united states. >> (repeated.) >> and to the constitution of the state of california. >> (repeated.) >> that i take this oath freely. >> (repeated.) >> without any mental reservation. >> (repeated.) >> (repeated.) >> or purpose of evasion. >> (repeated.) >> that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties. >> (repeated.) >> and during such time as i hold office of (multiple voices) for the city an


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