May 22, 2014And:
456 27TH STREET – on the north side of 27th Street between Noe and Sanchez streets; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 6580 - Mandatory Discretionary Review, pursuant to Planning Code Section 317(d), of Demolition Permit Application No. 2013.03.11.1908, proposing to demolish a one-story, single-family dwelling in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to Section 31.04(h) of the San Francisco Administrative Code.
...to construct a three-story, two-family dwelling in a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.Purchased in 2012 and occupied by the Project Sponsor since, 456 27th St is a 958sf one bedroom single family home without parking. Appraised at $1.31M in February, the building qualifies for demolition in part because it is not considered affordable housing. The proposed project will include two units - a ground floor 923sf 2BD/1BA and two-car tandem garage, and a 2623sf 3BD/2.5BA unit above.
Staff Analysis: Full Discretionary Review
Preliminary Recommendation: Do Not Take Discretionary Review and Approve
The Project Sponsor met many times with neighbors and made changes to gain their support.
Primary opposition to the project is from Lorna Murdock, who also represents fellow tenants and owner of the 6 unit apartment building next door. She writes:
I live in 462 27th Street, Apartment 6, San Francisco, 94131. The new building as currently drawn would obstruct my only source of natural light in my living room, which is the southeastern exposure I get from sunrise to sunset through the window off of my building’s courtyard/garage. All other units in 462 27" Street would suffer similarly from the lack of natural light.Planning Staff have concluded that the existing units will still receive sufficient light. They will lose their views, however.
Update (5/27): The project was approved 6-0 by the Planning Commission as "sensible and sensitive" infill and "well within the Residential Design Guidlines. Video of the hearing here.
[SF Planning: 456 27th St (PDF)]
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