Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Calendars (Agendas)


December 1998


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NOTICE OF A MEETING AND AGENDA

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD



PUBLIC HEALTH BUILDING

101 GROVE STREET, ROOM 300

THIRD FLOOR AUDITORIUM



DECEMBER 2, 1998



Time: 12:30 P.M.



ROLL CALL: DEARMAN, FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, KOTAS, LEVITT, MAGRANE, REIDY, AND SHATARA



FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION



PUBLIC COMMENT



At this time, members of the public may address the Landmarks Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board will be afforded when the item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Landmarks Board has closed the public hearing. Your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Landmarks Board for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



The Brown Act forbids a commission or board from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the Board is limited to: (1) briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or (2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or (3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)



REPORTS



1. DEPARTMENT REPORT

2. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD



REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS



Certificate of Appropriateness



5. 97.699A (KOMETANI)

926 GROVE STREET, north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets. Assessor's Block 798, Lot 9. The subject site is the vacant eastern portion of Lot 9. The western portion of Lot 9 is currently occupied by the Koster Mansion, a contributory, two-story-above-basement, residential building in the Alamo Square Historic District. The property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new apartment building in the Alamo Square Historic District.



6. 98.950A (KOMETANI)

855 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side of Montgomery between Pacific Avenue and Jackson Street, Assessor's Block 176, Lot 2. A 3-story, office-retail building built in 1910. The subject property is a compatible building within 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 a new storefront.



7. 98.135H (KOMETANI)

150 SUTTER STREET, THE HALLIDIE BUILDING, north side between Kearny and Montgomery Streets in Assessor's Block 288, Lot 27. An 8-story, steel framed office building, built in 1918. The subject property is individual Landmark No. 37, under Article 10 and a Category 1, significant building under Article 11 of the Planning Code, is zoned C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and is in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness for a new door opening in the non-original ground floor storefront.



Permit to Alter



8. 98.135H (KOMETANI)

1 MARKET STREET, south side of Market Street between Steuart and Spear Streets, Assessor's Block 3713, Lot 6. A 10-story brick office building built in 1916. The subject property is a Category 1, significant building under Article 11 of the Planning Code, is zoned C-3-O (Downtown Office) District is in a 150-X/200S Height and Bulk District. Request for Permit to Alter to construct two new rooftop mechanical penthouse structures above the building.



Review and Comment



9. 98.090E (KUGLER)

YERBA BUENA REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA EXPANSION/EMPORIUM SITE DEVELOPMENT, bounded by Market, Fourth, Mission and Fifth Streets in Assessor's Block 3705, Lots 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 33, 38, and 43, and part of Assessor's Block 3724, Lot 67. A proposal to expand the existing Yerba Buena Center Redevelopment Project Area by approximately 300,000 square feet and construct a mixed-use project at the site of the former Emporium Building. The Emporium Site is within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and is within three (120-X, 160-S, and 160-F) Height and Bulk Districts, and the Fifth and Mission Garage Site is within a P (Public) District and is within three (90-X, 160-F, and 340-I) Height and Bulk Districts. The project would include retail (department store and specialty shops), entertainment, restaurants, up to 20 cinemas, and a 450- to 464-room hotel, totaling about 1.575 million gross square feet and would retain, rehabilitate and restore the Market Street facade of the historic Emporium department store. The project also includes retaining, rehabilitating and reusing the Emporium dome and part of the rotunda which would be raised up to 90 feet and installed at the roof level of the project. Other existing buildings on the site between Jessie and Mission streets would be demolished and replaced, while Jessie Street would be closed as a through connection between Fourth and Fifth Streets, and realigned with connections to Mission Street. The project would also include a pedestrian bridge serving the new retail center from the existing Fifth and Mission Garage, and may include other improvements to that garage. Request for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Emporium building pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).



10. 97.433E (MC CORMICK)

22-30 ALTA STREET, north side between Sansome and Montgomery Streets, Lot 34A in Assessor's Block 106. Construct a three-unit building in six levels with parking for five automobiles within an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The structure would have three levels above the existing grade at Alta Street and three levels stepping down Telegraph Hill towards the north. The parking garage would be located at street level on Alta Street. Request for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the project as described above pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).



11. 97.345E (WONG)

GENEVA OFFICE BUILDING AND POWER HOUSE DEMOLITION, at 2301 San Jose Avenue, southeast corner of San Jose and Geneva Avenues, within the western portion of Lot 36 in Assessor's Block 6972; within a P (Public Use) District and a 40-X and 105-E Height and Bulk Districts. The project is the proposed demolition of two vacant buildings, commonly known as the Geneva Office Building (City Landmark No. 180) and Power House. Both building proposed for demolition are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings occupy the western portion of a site used as MUNI's maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles (LRVs). In place of the demolished buildings, MUNI proposes to install about five employee parking spaces and additional rail tracks for storage of up to seven LRVs. In addition, MUNI proposes to relocate a passenger boarding platform (key stop) from its current location of San Jose Avenue at Seneca Avenue (one block north of the project site), to San Jose Avenue adjacent to the project site. Request for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed demolition of both buildings pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).



ADJOURNMENT





NOTE: For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call 558-6320 on Fridays (before the scheduled hearing) after 5:00 p.m. for a recorded message.



NOTE: Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



NOTE: Speaker Cards will be available at all hearings. For your convenience, they may be picked up in advance of the hearing from the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor.





NOTE: The Landmarks Board meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call Andrea Green at 558-6320 after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays preceding the regularly scheduled meetings. Items listed on this Notice of the Meeting and Agenda will not be heard before the stated time.



NOTE: For information related to Landmarks Board matters, please call Andrea Green, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 558-6266.



NOTE: Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if you challenge, in court, the approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness, Permit to Alter, Landmark or Historic District designation, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at, or prior to, the public hearing.



NOTE: Material submitted by the public for Landmarks Board review prior to a scheduled hearing, should be received at the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor, no later than 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday (eight (8) days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Board at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Landmarks Board at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 18 copies.



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY



1. Public Transit: The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde, and Grove Streets. The 5 (on Fulton Street), The 21 (on Hayes Street), and the 42, 47 and 49 (on Van Ness Avenue) are the closest Muni Lines serving the Public Health Building. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this location are the J, K, L, M and N which stop at the Civic Center Station. For more information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.



2. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request of Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403, 48 hours prior to the hearing. Late requests will be honored; if possible.



3. To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend the hearing, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products.



4. Accessible curb side parking has been designated on the Grove Street perimeters of the Public Health Building at 101 Grove Street which is accessible for mobility impaired individuals. There is also accessible parking in the Civic Center Garage under the Civic Center Plaza with an entrance on McAllister Street.



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 16,520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.





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NOTICE OF A MEETING AND AGENDA

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD



PUBLIC HEALTH BUILDING

101 GROVE STREET, ROOM 300

THIRD FLOOR AUDITORIUM



NOTE: THE JANUARY 20, 1999 LANDMARKS BOARD HEARING, WILL BE HELD AT A NEW LOCATION - (the old) CITY HALL, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400



DECEMBER 16, 1998

Time: 12:30 P.M.



ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE



ROLL CALL: FINWALL (CHAIR), MAGRANE, REIDY (EX-OFFICIO) AND SHATARA



1. 98.972A (GORDON)

144-146 TOWNSEND STREET, THE CLINTON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, north side of Townsend Street between Clarence Place and Stanford Street. Assessor's Block 3788, Lot 9A. The three-story, stucco warehouse/ storage building was built in 1922, and was originally used as a wholesale wire facility. The building has been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a Contributory building to the South End Historic District. The subject property is zoned SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Architectural Review Committee comments on a proposal for window replacement at the existing openings, including: replacement of original steel sash with aluminum sash, and conversion of original true divided lights from twelve-over-twelve to six-over-six.



ADJOURNMENT



Time: 1:00 P.M.



ROLL CALL: DEARMAN, FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, KOTAS, LEVITT, MAGRANE, REIDY, AND SHATARA



FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION



PUBLIC COMMENT



At this time, members of the public may address the Landmarks Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board will be afforded when the item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Landmarks Board has closed the public hearing. Your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Landmarks Board for up to three minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.



The Brown Act forbids a commission or board from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment. In response to public comment, the Board is limited to: (1) briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or (2) requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or (3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)



REPORTS



1. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Planning Director - Update on State Historic Preservation Office Grant-Historic Survey (Green)

Resolution of Appreciation for David Bahlman (Green)

2. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD



REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS



5. APPROVAL OF JUNE 17, JULY 1, SEPTEMBER 2, AND NOVEMBER 4, 1998 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES



Review and Comment



6. (MARSH)

LANDMARK/HISTORIC DISTRICT DESIGNATION PROCEDURES. Request for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments and adoption of the draft written procedures for the Landmark and Historic District Designation process.



7. (GITELMAN)

HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD REVISED DRAFT EIS/EIR. Review and Comment on the Revised Draft EIS/EIR prepared jointly by the San Francisco Planning Department, Redevelopment Agency, and the US Navy. (This document is a revised version of one circulated for public comment in 1997; revisions include substantial new information and analysis.) The Revised Draft EIS/EIR considers the direct and indirect impacts of Navy disposal, and also analyzes a No Action Alternative, and two reuse alternatives. The Proposed Reuse Plan would be implemented via the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Plan, adopted July 14, 1997, and emphasizes mixed use of the site, including residential, industrial, maritime industrial, cultural, institutional, mixed use, research and development, and open space uses. Actions which will rely on the completed EIS/EIR may include possible amendment of redevelopment controls, adoption of San Francisco General Plan amendments, conveyance of the property from the Navy to the City/Agency, and subsequent local actions related to reuse and redevelopment.



Certificates of Appropriateness



8. 97.699A (KOMETANI)

926 GROVE STREET, north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets. Assessor's Block 798, Lot 9. The subject site is the vacant eastern portion of Lot 9. The western portion of Lot 9 is currently occupied by the Koster Mansion, a contributory, two-story-above-basement, residential building in the Alamo Square Historic District. The property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new apartment building in the Alamo Square Historic District.



9. 98.979A (KOMETANI)

9 CALHOUN TERRACE, west side between Union and Green Streets in Assessor's Block 113, Lot 25 in the Telegraph Hill Historic District. A contributory, residential building built 1854, in the Gothic Revival style. The subject property is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness for installing new window openings, dormers, and other exterior alternations.



10. 98.951A (LIGHT)

2799 PACIFIC AVENUE, THE ELLINWOOD HOUSE, southeast corner at Divisadero Street and Pacific Avenue, Assessor's Block 978, Lot 10. A 3-story, wooden, Victorian house. The subject property is individual Landmark No. 207, under Article 10 of the Planning Code, is zoned RH-1(D) (House, One Family Detached) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to build an underground garage for two cars with a Pacific Avenue entrance; new fire escape for the main house; add new wrought iron fence to existing retaining wall; new swimming pool; new rear service door to main house and addition of new terrace to east elevation; and removal of exterior plumbing pipes with repair of belt cornices and trim.



ADJOURNMENT



NOTE: For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call 558-6320 on Fridays (before the scheduled hearing) after 5:00 p.m. for a recorded message.



NOTE: Items listed on this calendar will not be heard before the stated time.



NOTE: Speaker Cards will be available at all hearings. For your convenience, they may be picked up in advance of the hearing from the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor.



NOTE: The Landmarks Board meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call Andrea Green at 558-6320 after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays preceding the regularly scheduled meetings. Items listed on this Notice of the Meeting and Agenda will not be heard before the stated time.



NOTE: For information related to Landmarks Board matters, please call Andrea Green, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 558-6266.



NOTE: Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if you challenge, in court, the approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness, Permit to Alter, Landmark or Historic District designation, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at, or prior to, the public hearing.



NOTE: Material submitted by the public for Landmarks Board review prior to a scheduled hearing, should be received at the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor, no later than 5:00 p.m. the Tuesday (eight (8) days) prior to the scheduled public hearing. Persons unable to attend a hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the Board at the above listed address. Comments received by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing will be made part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Landmarks Board at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 18 copies.



ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY



1. Public Transit: The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde, and Grove Streets. The 5 (on Fulton Street), The 21 (on Hayes Street), and the 42, 47 and 49 (on Van Ness Avenue) are the closest Muni Lines serving the Public Health Building. Accessible MUNI Metro lines serving this location are the J, K, L, M and N which stop at the Civic Center Station. For more information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.



2. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request of Dorothy Jaymes at (415) 558-6403, 48 hours prior to the hearing. Late requests will be honored; if possible.



3. To allow individuals with environmental illness or multiple chemical sensitivity to attend the hearing, individuals are requested to refrain from wearing perfume or other scented products.



4. Accessible curb side parking has been designated on the Grove Street perimeters of the Public Health Building at 101 Grove Street which is accessible for mobility impaired individuals. There is also accessible parking in the Civic Center Garage under the Civic Center Plaza with an entrance on McAllister Street.



KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE



Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.



For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083.



Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code 16,520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.





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