Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Minutes

July 2000


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FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

                                                                             

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

JULY 19, 2000

 

12:38 P.M.  ROLL CALL

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, KOTAS, MAGRANE and REIDY

MEMBER ABSENT:  SHATARA

 

 1.        2000.207A                                                                            (M. SYNDER: 575-6891)

58-60  FEDERAL STREET, Rincon Warehouse.  The building interrupts Federal Street between First and Second Streets.   Assessor=s Block 3774, Lot 12.  The contributory-altered, five-story building is located in the South End Historic District. Built in 1911, it was formerly used as a warehouse and currently contains office and warehouse uses.  The subject property is zoned SSO (Service, Secondary Office) District and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to install external exhaust vents on the west facade.

 

Speakers:       Bob Meyer

Kirk Miller

 

ARC comments and recommendations:

 

$          The ARC would recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness to the Full Board.

 

Tape No.: 1a

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

1:08 P.M. ROLL CALL

 

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, HO-BELLI (arr. @ 1:12 p.m.), KELLEY, KOTAS, MAGRANE and REIDY

MEMBERS ABSENT: DEARMAN, LEVITT and SHATARA

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None

 

 

 

 


REPORTS

 

 1.        STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Neil Hart,

Preservation Coordinator:

P          Announced that the Planning Department is looking for a preservation intern to begin work in the fall.

Tape No.: 1a

 

             2.        PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

None

 

 3.        MATTERS OF THE BOARD

 

None

 

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

 

 4.        APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 21, 2000 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

 

June 21 -       Moved by Member Kelley (seconded by Finwall) to approve draft minutes with corrections: 1) Regarding City Lights Bookstore landmark designation, remove Kelley=s name from the vote (he was recused); 2) Regarding 22 Alta Street, on the last page, the motion should read Atoo bulky@ (instead of too large).  Vote was unanimous (Absent: Dearman, Levitt and Shatara).

Tape No.: 1a

 

O         Certificates of Appropriateness

 

 5.        2000.207A                                                                            (M. SYNDER: 575-6891)

58-60  FEDERAL STREET, Rincon Warehouse.  The building interrupts Federal Street between First and Second Streets.   Assessor=s Block 3774, Lot 12.  The contributory-altered, five-story building is located in the South End Historic District. Built in 1911, it was formerly used as a warehouse and currently contains office and warehouse uses.  The subject property is zoned SSO (Service, Secondary Office) District and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install external exhaust vents on the west facade.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

Speakers:       Bob Meyer

Kirk Miller


Action:            Chair Finwall, summarized comments made by the ARC, recommending approval.  Board Member Kelley moved to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness, with the condition that the upper portions of the exhaust vents be exposed (similar to 27 Brannan Street).

 

Ayes:               Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy

Noes:              None

Absent:           Dearman, Levitt and Shatara

Tape No.: 1a

 

 6.        2000.695A                                                                              (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

1020 KEARNY STREET, east side between Broadway and Pacific Avenue.  Assessor=s Block 163, Lot 13.  A two-story, commercial building originally built in 1907.  The subject property is a APotentially Compatible@ building in the Jackson Square Historic District, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to repair facade, remove non-original elements from the facade, replace non-original windows, install new door and awning at entrance, and install two new window openings at the ground floor.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

Speaker:         Ron Willis

 

Action:            Board Member Kotas moved to accept Staff=s recommendation to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness, with the condition that changes be made to the canopy and that Staff include a finding for reason of changes (see final motion).

 

Ayes:               Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy

Noes:              None

Absent:           Dearman, Levitt and Shatara

Tape No.: 1a

 

 7.        2000.697A                                                                              (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

333 GRANT AVENUE, The Home Telephone Company Building, west side between Bush and Sutter Streets.  Assessor=s Block 286, Lot 2.  A six-story, office building built in 1908.  The subject building is City Landmark No. 141, is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and is in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace existing, non-original front entrance door with a new disabled accessible entrance and to modify existing window opening along Harlan Place to create a new side exit door.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

 

Speakers:       Philip Crosby, Warner Massan


Action:            Board Member Ho-Belli moved to accept Staff=s recommendation to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness.

 

Ayes:               Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy

Noes:              None

Absent:           Dearman, Levitt and Shatara

Tape Nos.: 1a & b

 

O         Review and Comment

 

 8.                                                                                                            (HART: 558-6338)

LANDMARK DESIGNATION WORK PROGRAM, 2000-2001, initial discussion to establish the Landmark Designation Work Program for Fiscal Year 2000-2001.  A working session to update the List of Potential Landmark Designations, and to identify up to eight sites for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board=s consideration of initiation of landmark designation.  (Note:  This item was not heard at the July 5, 2000 Landmarks Board Hearing, due to a lack of quorum.)

 

Speakers:     Jean Kortum, Chandler McCoy, Paul Adamson, Charles Chase, Dan Weaver, Judi Nihei, Winnie Siegel, F. Joseph Butler, Archie Green, Susan Goldstein, Peter Goldstein, Moses Corrette (Staff) and Mary Koonts (Staff)

 

Neil Hart, Preservation

Coordinator:            P          Briefed the Board and public on the objective for this hearing, which is to update the list of potential landmark designations, and explained the handout.

Board Action

and Comments:      P          After hearing comments and recommendations from the public:


Vice President Kelley commented that he thinks the Board should begin by reaffirming priorities set by the Board last year - 1) to directly address and engage the cultural and social history of San Francisco (believes this is critical and important for the good of preservation, because it opens the process and makes it more involving); 2) go into neighborhoods that have not been represented and under-represented in the program to date; 3) involve communities of people (ethnic communities, communities of interest, cultural communities); 4) public spaces / common grounds; 5) architecturally significant buildings.  It was moved by Kelley (seconded by Magrane) to accept and reaffirm the five priorities listed above.  The vote was unanimous.

P          President Reidy commented that the process is somewhat frustrating, because they tried to get the Landmark Designation  Program moving over the last few years, to get it going from where it had not been active.  A lot of energy and interest has been unleashed, listing 25 to 40 possible landmarks all to start moving on quickly and the bottleneck seems to be this issue that Staff said they can really only process about eight a year (knowing that some take more time then one year to process).

P          Commented on the wide range of choices.  A real issue is how do they decide how to go forward with the numbers, and not lock themselves in to only the eight.

P          Board Member Magrane had concerns on how to prioritize (form an internal committee or ask for Staff feedback?) on what is an endangered specie? what is endangered or potentially on the demo list?).

P          Board Member Kotas commented that in his overview, there are seven or eight entries that he would call Acommunity@; seven or eight entries that are Abrand name buildings@; there=s a category of Adistricts@; the smallest category Abuildings outside the downtown area@.

P          It was unanimously agreed on by the Board to remove the following properties from the potential list:

 1.        Golden M. Roy residence

 3.        South End Rowing Club

 4.        Dolphin Club House


 6.        Booker T. Washington Comm. Ctr.

 9.        The Old Roadhouse

12.       Apollo Theater

15.       Dennis T. Sullivan House

30.       Ingleside Track

P          It was unanimously agreed on by the Board to send letters to the following as a follow up/contact to the property owners:

 5.        Russell House

 7.        Captain Adams House

 8.        House (2694 McAllister St.)

10.       Ansel Adams House

25.       Goldman House

26.       House (2660 Divisadero St.)

Add:   1338 Filbert St. Cottages

P          It was unanimously agreed on by the Board to separate and create a parallel list (historic districts / survey areas) of the following:

 2.        North Beach Historic District

21.       WPA Libraries

22.       Single story cottages from 1860's...

23.       Early auto garages

24.       Edwardian Apartment

31.       Fire Line Historic District

37.       8th & Mission Historic District

P          The Board agreed to add:  The Filbert Street Cottages (1338 Filbert Street); Children=s Hospital (California Street).

P          The Board asked Staff to edit and clean up list showing the changes stated above.

P          The Board unanimously agreed to continue the Landmark Designation Work Program work session to a future hearing.

Tape Nos.: 1b, 2a & b

 

ADJOURNMENT: 5:00 P.M.

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary

 

Adopted: September 20, 2000

 

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