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August 3, 2005 (Special Meeting)

August 3, 2005 (Special Meeting)


Notice of Special Hearing on Application
For Zoning Variance

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, AUGUST 3, 2005

Session Begins at 12:00 P.M.

Public Hearing

Lawrence B. Badiner, Zoning Administrator

Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for variance under the City Planning Code as described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator.

Any remaining questions concerning this application review process may be answered by the Planning Information Center at (415) 558-6377.

Variance Calendars are available on the Internet at

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Notice is hereby given to the general public and to owners of the subject property and other property within 300 feet that an application for variance under the City Planning Code as

described below has been filed with the Zoning Administrator and will be considered at a PUBLIC HEARING to be held on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 at City Hall - Room 400, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102.

12.00 NOON


1. 2004.0924V: 843-847 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side between Pacific and Jackson Streets. In Assessor's Block 0176, Lots 003 and 003A. The subject property is a Compatible building within the Jackson Square Historic District, in a C-2 (Community Business) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

OPEN SPACE VARIANCE SOUGHT: Section 135 of the Planning Code requires 36 square feet of private open space for each dwelling unit, or 48 square feet of common open space for each dwelling unit. The project would require 468 square feet of private open space or 624 square feet of common open space. As proposed, six units comply with private open space requirements, two with common open space provisions, and five do not have access to code-complying open space.

The project would change office use to 13 residential units, with ground floor retail, and parking in the basement for 9 cars. A two-story roof top addition and penthouse would be constructed, which would be set back from the façade in steps. The new fourth floor would be set back 17 feet, the new fifth floor 30 feet, and the penthouse 39 feet from the street façade.

Notice has been previously mailed regarding Variance requests from rear yard, dwelling unit exposure, and parking requirements, which will be heard at a separate hearing on July 27, 2005.

Public Comment:

At this time, members of the public may address the Zoning Administrator on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Zoning Administrator except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Zoning Administrator will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. Each member of the public may address the Zoning Administrator for up to three minutes.

The Zoning Administrator will not take action on any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the Zoning Administrator may:

(1) respond to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or

(2) request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or

(3) direct staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))


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