Below is a petition we will be delivering to The San Francisco Board of Appeals prior to our Hearing on Wednesday,
September 21, 2011 December 14th @ 5:00pm in City Hall, Room 416. It outlines issues we will be bringing before the Board. (Please note: It is recommended that only people living or working within an approximate 5 block radius sign the petition. Thank you.)
We urge the Board of Permit Appeals to rescind the building permit (BPA #2010-0928-1752) awarded to the owner on August 8, 2011, which allows the development of 1731 15th St. into “Group Housing”. The Building Permit was issued by circumventing a more extensive Planning Department review, which would have closely examined issues of appropriate use, density and environmental impact.
(1) We rightfully request that a focused Environmental Impact Report be completed for the proposed project. The owner’s development plan nearly doubles the density from 27 to 52 rooms to create a SRO style “group housing” facility for the warehousing of parolees, adult foster children or others in social services. This is a significant change in building use and density, and will have an enormous impact on a surrounding neighborhood already over burdened with such housing.
(2) We rightfully request a hearing before the Planning Commission.
(3) We rightfully request a hearing before the Historic Preservation Commission since the Inner Mission Historic Survey Map lists the property as a Historic Resource and the project’s sponsor plans to alter the exterior. 1731 15th St. is located in the historic Mission Dolores neighborhood as well as the Inner Mission. The proper building permit notification process for a project of this magnitude (as required by section 311/312 of the Planning Code) NEVER happened. As a result, neighboring residents and businesses were denied the opportunity to voice concerns regarding the impact this project would have on the neighborhood.
(4) The Building Permit was not properly analyzed for compliance with Planning Code Requirements relevant to “Group Housing” use.
(5) The Building Permit was not properly analyzed for compliance with Planning Code Requirements relevant to non-complying structures.