Second Church of Christ, Scientist - 651 Dolores Street (file #2006.0144E)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City and County of San Francisco
Document Title
Second Church of Christ, Scientist - 651 Dolores Street (file #2006.0144E)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
The project site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District (40-foot height limit; no bulk limit) in the San Francisco General Plan.

Document Description
The Second Church of Christ, Scientist, the project sponsor, proposes the demolition and replacement of the existing church structure, an unreinforced masonry building (National Register Status Code 3S, Here Today historic resource survey) on the site. The project sponsor proposes to construct approximately 9,000 square feet of church building area, 13,400 square feet of residential use (8 units) and 12,200 square feet of parking (31 spaces) for a total area of approximately 34,600 square feet. The project's residential structures would be three-and four-stories, reaching a height of 40 feet above grade. The two-story church would include a cupola of approximately 10.5 feet high atop a double-height worship area on the secondary story. Including the cupola, the church would reach about 51 feet in height above grade. About 4,200 square feet of open space in the form of a courtyard and rear yards would serve the project. The proposed project also includes a lot split which would divide the existing approximately 15,000 square foot lot into two residential lots of approximately 4,000 square feet, each, and a single, corner lot of approximately 6,800 square feet for the new church building. The project site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) district, and within a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The project sponsor would seek Conditional Use (C.U.) Authorization from the San Francisco Planning Commission to allow a subdivision of the existing lot into three lots for four-dwelling-unit buildings on two lots that are within the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with lot splits. A C.U. Authorization would also be required for constructing a church within an RH-3 District. The project would require a variance for rear yard depth. The project would need to be reviewed by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) since the existing church structure is considered a historical architectural resource.

Contact Information
Bill Wycko
San Francisco Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103-2479

Phone : (415) 575-9048


San Francisco
San Francisco
Cross Streets
Cumberland Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
Block 3598, Lot 28
State Highways
U.S. 101
Mission High School, Everett Middle School

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 8) Other (Religious Facility - 9,000 square feet)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit Land Division (Subdivision, etc.) Conditional Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Recreation Schools/Universities Transportation Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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