Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Minutes

December 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

DECEMBER 6, 2000

 

 

 

NO MEETING WAS HELD, DUE TO A LACK OF QUORUM

 

 

 

 

 

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary

 

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FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD

City Hall,

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, ROOM 400

DECEMBER 20, 2000

12:40 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: Reidy, Kelley, Finwall, Magrane, Shatara  and Skrondal

MEMBERS ABSENT:   DEARMAN, HO-BELLI and KOTAS

PUBLIC COMMENT

NONE

Tape No. : 1a

1.         STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

            Neil Hart,

            Preservation Coordinator:

·         Informed the Board and members of the Planning  Department staff changes:

Linda Avery, Acting Executive Director to Board of Appeals.

Andrea Green, Acting Secretary Planning Commission.

Patricia Gerber, Acting Recording Secretary Landmarks Board.

·         Landmarks Board Hearing for January 3, 2001 will be cancelled.

·         Jewish Community Center – Art Deco Society appealed the denial of landmarks designation by the Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors by a vote +10 – 1 (Sup. Bierman), on November 20, 2000.

·         Changes to Article 10 of Planning Code asked Landmarks Board to give a 60-day review period to review future landmark designation initiations from the Board of Supervisors.  Supervisor Becerril put in a text change amendment forward for Art. 10 to change the 30 days requirements to 60 days.  Approved by the Planning Commission and sent to the Board of Supervisors for action and approval.

·         Announced appointment of new State Historic Preservation Officer.

·         State Historic Resource Commission, will hold their quarterly meeting in San Francisco on February 2, 2001. 

·         January 17, 2001 calendar first order of business will be  the Election of Officers.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

           

            President Reidy :                  700 Block of Commercial Street (project completed)

                                                City Lights Bookstore Final Draft Designation Report.

MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Vice-President Kelley:                     1800 Market Street (Carmel Fallon Building)  - Progress on the  Lesbian/Gay/ Bisexual/ Transgender Community Center. Requested staff to investigate on the progress or arrange to have an informational presentation before the Board.

            Board Member

            Shatara:                                              Rincon South of Market Neighborhood Historic

District on 3rd and Townsend Demolition of  the Old Station Building.

Tape No.: 1a

                                                                                   

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 4, 18, AND NOVEMBER 15, 2000 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

            October 4, 2000:        Moved by Member Finwall (seconded by  Reidy) to approve   

Draft minutes with corrections as follows: Page 6, regarding priority list of recommended landmark designations, the last sentence should read “if owner-occupied residential houses were opposed to having landmark status on their property, the property will be eliminated from the list”.  Vote was unanimous (Absent: Dearman, Kotas, Ho-Belli)

            October 18, 2000:      Moved by President Reidy (seconded by Magrane) to approve draft minutes with corrections as follows: Page 2, comment by Vice President Kelley, beginning with the second sentence, should read “A draft letter in support of the parking variance was prepared.  Because of the time frame, the Board was unable to take action and send a letter.  However, Board Members could send their own individual letter to the Zoning Administrator in support of the parking variance.”  Vote was unanimous (Absent:  Dearman, Kotas, Ho-Belli)

            November 15, 2000:  Moved by Member Magrane (seconded by Reidy) to approve 

                                                Draft minutes.  Vote was unanimous (Absent: Dearman, Kotas, Ho-Belli

n         Informational Presentation

5.                  JOHN F. KENNEDY DRIVE, GOLDEN GATE PARK CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS, LANDMARK NO. 50, ASSESSOR’S BLOCK 1700, LOT 1.  Informational presentation to report to the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board on results of testing of reconstruction methods for proposed restoration of the Conservatory of Flowers, as approved under Certificate of Appropriateness 1999.591A.  Reconstruction includes replacing portions of wooden building frame as well as glass panels.

Speaker(s):   Edgar Lopez, Project Manager

                                    David Lazo,  Architectural Resources Group

                        Nancy Tanaban, Structural Engineer

Board

Comments and

            Actions:                      Report was very well done, given the fact that there were a couple of critical points that still have to be determined. Hoped they will be back to update the Board on the status/progress of this project.

            Tapes Nos.: 1a &b

                       

Review and Comment

            6.                                                                              (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

756 MISSION STREET, SAINT PATRICK'S CHURCH, north side between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Assessor's Block 3706, Lot 68.  A two-story church building built in 1900.  The subject property is City Landmark No. 4, is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District, is in a 400-I Height and Bulk District and is in the Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Area. Request for Architectural Review Committee comments on a proposal for grade level elevator bulkheads at the east side of the building.

Speaker(s):    Dan Capobres, Redevelopment Agency

                                   

Board

Comments and

Actions:                                  Board Member Shatara asked if other solutions were considered where these elevators might be a free standing structure within the plaza or to the front of Mission Street, which it might be an artistic sculpture.

Vice-President Kelly suggested they re-think the location of the elevators; not an adequate scope of conception…would prefer see it integrated with one of the museums.

Tape No.: 1b

n         Certificates of Appropriateness

             7.        2000.902A                                                                                        (TAM: 558-6325)

34 HILL STREET, north side of between Guerrero and Valencia Streets.

Assessor’s Block 3617, Lot 57.  A one-unit, two-story residential building, built in 1900.  The subject property is Contributory to the Liberty Hill Historic District, is zoned RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the exterior of building including, reconstruction of stairs and porches, replacement of aluminum windows with wood windows, and addition of cornice on the side of the house to match the existing.  The proposal will not include any exterior changes to the front facade of the building.

     Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                        Speaker(s):    Clint Mitchell

Action:            It was moved by Member Finwall moved to accept Staff’s recommendation for the approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Reidy, Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.:     1b

 8.        2000.1175A                                                                           (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

40 GOLD STREET, north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets.  Assessor’s Block 175, Lot 32.  A four-story office building built in 1910.  The subject property is a 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 for window replacement, new window openings at the fourth floor and for new stucco plaster finish.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                        Speaker(s): Kurt Oshan, Gensler Architects

Action:            It was moved by Member Shatara moved to accept Staff’s recommendation for the approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Reidy, Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.:     1b

 9.        2000.1197A                                                                         (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

274 BRANNAN STREET, The Hawley Terminal Building, north side between First and Second Streets.  Assessor’s Block 3774, Lot 73.  A Contributory building in the South End Historic District, and is rated “C” by the San Francisco Architectural Heritage Foundation.  The subject property is zoned SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District and is within a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace an existing louver door to the electrical transformer vault on the front façade with a fire-rate wall and door.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Action:            It was moved by Member Finwall moved to accept Staff’s recommendation for the approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Reidy, Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.:     1b

           

10.       2000.1152A                                                                         (M. SNYDER: 575-6891)

625 SECOND STREET, The South End California Warehouse, eastside of between Brannan and Townsend Streets.  Assessor’s Block 3789, Lot 7.  A Contributory building in the South End Historic District.  The building is rated by San Francisco Heritage and is on the Register of National Historic Places.  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 one projecting sign to the front façade approximately 24-feet above grade.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

           

                        Action:            Magrane moved to continue item until further investigation is done to provide a complete content of the existing permit on the history of the blade sign.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Reidy, Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.      1b

11.       2000.1004A                                                                           (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

            850 BATTERY STREET, southeast corner of Vallejo Street.  Assessor's Block 141, Lot 8.  A two story, office building built in 1941.  The subject property is a Non-contributory building in the Northeast Waterfront Historic District, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 84-E Height and Bulk District.  Request for Certificate of Appropriateness authorization to install a rooftop antenna and equipment enclosure.

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

            Speaker(s):    Robert Cribbs,  Sprint PCS

                                    John A. Seigler, Property owner

Action:            It was moved by Member Finwall moved to accept Staff’s recommendation for the approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane,  Reidy, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.      1b & 2a

12.       2000.1055A                                                                           (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

405-445 JACKSON STREET, south side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets.  Assessor’s Block 196, Lots 20, 21 and 22.  Four adjacent two- and three-story commercial buildings, built 1853-1860.  The subject properties are compatible buildings in the Jackson Square Historic District, are individually designated as Landmark Nos.  13, 14, 15 and 16, are zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and are in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for facade painting and for three new doors along Jackson Street.   Note:  Item continued from the October 18, 2000 Landmarks Board Hearing

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

            Speaker(s): Jim Fillen, Represents Project Sponsor

            Action:            The Board expressed the following concerns regarding this project:           

·                     Original proposal of double doors

·                     Reason why all the doors couldn’t be the same

·                     Double doors proposed,  are they necessary for ADA?

·                     Consider removing double doors and continue to use the same  existing opening to the lobby

Board Member Shatara moved to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness if the Building Inspector sign off on the removal of the two double doors at 415 Jackson Street.   Paint scheme should be implemented.

Ayes:               Finwall, Kelley, Magrane, Reidy, Shatara and Skrondal

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:           Dearman, Ho-Belli and Kotas

            Tape Nos.      2a

13.       1997.433A                                                                         (KOMETANI: 558-6478)

22 ALTA STREET, north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets in Assessor’s Block 106, Lot 34A.  A vacant site in the Telegraph Hill Historic District, formerly occupied by a contributory building.  The subject property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness authorization to construct a new one-unit residential building in the Telegraph Hill Historic District.  (Note: Item was heard before the Full Board, June 21, 2000.  At that time, a motion recommending denial of the Certificate of Appropriateness was passed 8-0 (with one member absent).

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

            (This item was continued to January 17, 2001)

           


ADJOURNMENT: 3:45 P.M.

                                                                                                Patricia Gerber

                                                                                                Acting Recording Secretary

Adopted:  March 21, 2001

                                                                       

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