February 28, 2011

This Week At The Planning Commission

A weekly look at Noe Valley projects in front of the Planning Commission. Information is provided by the Planning Commission, and taken from its published agenda. All hearings are on Thursday at 1:30pm, Room 400 in City Hall.

422 DAY STREET - north side between Castro and Noe Streets; Lot 009 in Assessor's Block 6630 - Staff Initiated Request for Discretionary Review of Building Permit Application No. 2010.09.14.0807 proposing to construct a one-story vertical addition to the existing two-story, single-family dwelling resulting in a three-story, single-family dwelling in an RH-1 (Residential House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review

Preliminary Recommendation: Take Discretionary Review and approve with modifications.
Planning Staff's Full Analysis (PDF) includes site details, 17 letters of support from neighbors and architectural drawings of the proposed project.

[SF Planning: 422 Day St]
[Photos: SF Planning]


Anonymous said...

Very nice project. A welcome addition and upgrade to a pretty bland house.

Anonymous said...

agree. this project would upgrade the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

By upgrade, of course, you mean raise the property values further, so that the neighborhood becomes less and less affordable for middle-class San Franciscans, and 24th St. is increasingly filled only with the kind of businesses that can pay the high rent.

I'd love to see the building upgraded and expanded, but only if they split it into two units. Nobody needs a 3600-sq-foot single family house. That's for the suburbs. Why do people need so much more space in Noe Valley than in other neighborhoods? Zoning variances like this further suburbanize the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

"Nobody needs a 3600-sq-foot single family house"

Should we judge the number of shoes they own or the volume of their refrigerator, too? Who are you to tell someone what they "need"? We all live with more than we need.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous 12:17PM",

The owners have lived in the neighborhood for 13+ years--they don't want to move; certainly not to the suburbs.

FYI, one of the objectives of the remodel is to provide space for a pair aging grandparents. Another is to provide space for their home offices. (why pay rent elsewhere?)

The project complies entirely with the Planning Code; no "Zoning variance" is being sought.

Anonymous said...

The article states this block is zoned for single family housing, not multiple units, the project looks good and is an upgrade to an otherwise uninteresting house. With 17 letters of support from neighbors why is the CITY forcing a DR? This is expensive for homeowner, results in delays that will cost them money and increases the cost of housing in SF when it happens.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said -
"Nobody needs a 3600-sq-foot single family house"

That's a ridiculous argument. This is the USA remember, not an authoritarian govt like the old USSR.

Nobody *needs* a toilet either --- plenty of people in 3rd world countries defecate into pits that are dug into the ground.

If you'd "...love to see the building upgraded and expanded, but only if they split it into two units." then *you* should buy the property and do so!

Philip said...

Good thinking, Anonymous. How dare these jerks use their own money on their own property to try to make something nice! Don't they know that the City exists solely for the jealous, entitled takers in this world?

Anonymous said...

@anon @12:17:

Property values may or may not be raised by an owner's right to remodel, with the codes and laws. You are merely projecting fear.

The owners have every right to build out their property. As a neighbor on Day St. I fully support the project scope and design.

There are no guarantees or laws on the books that I know of that say the city must allow room for "middle class" families. Not everyone can live here. That's life. Get used to it.

Great project and I look forward to seeing it built.

Anonymous said...

Making things nicer in Noe Valley only ruins Noe Valley. I agree with 12:17.

Bah Humbug,

Typical Noe Valley Neighbor

Anonymous said...

great improvement..... but it seems that this isn't the REAL issue.

(where is your compassion anonymous March 1, 2011 8:49 PM? you must not be middle class)

Anonymous said...


On 08/17/11 the Board of Appeals voted unanimously (5 to 0) to overturn the D.R. position of the Planning Department and to overturn the close (4 to 3) decision of the Planning Commission.

The Craig-Teerlinks are now allowed to built their project as originally designed.

No 15 foot front setback at 3rd story.

No rear setback at 3rd story.