Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Minutes

March 1999


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DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

MARCH 3, 1999

Note: There is no tape recording of this hearing - equipment malfunctioned.
 

2:43 P.M. ROLL CALL
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, KOTAS, LEVITT, MAGRANE, REIDY AND SHATARA (arr. at 3:00 p.m.)

MEMBER ABSENT: DEARMAN
 

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
 

PUBLIC COMMENT
 

None

REPORTS
 

1. STAFF REPORT and ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Neil Hart, Preservation

Coordinator: Statements of Economic Interests, due April 1.

Introduced Corey Alvin, Planning Staff who will cover for Elizabeth Gordon while she is on maternity leave.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENT

President Reidy: Environmental Review Officer - supervise the mitigation monitoring program for the Asian Art Museum
 

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
 

Board Member

Finwall: Old Firehouse - Modern Architecture
 

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
 

Review and Comment
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 5 AND 19, 1998 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
 

August 5, 1998: Unanimously voted to approve minutes with the following correction under Speakers in Item #1 - name should read: Tamara Norman
 

August 19, 1998: Unanimously approved minutes with the following correction: Under Roll Call - Levitt should be listed as present.

Landmark Designation

5. 1999.062L (GORDON)

NEW MISSION THEATER LANDMARK DESIGNATION, west side of Mission Street between 21st and 22nd Streets. Assessor's Block 3616, Lot 7. The subject property is zoned NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk District. Review and consider initiation of Landmark Designation, adoption of a draft Landmark Designation Report, hold a public hearing, and consider landmark designation of the New Mission Theater.
 

Speakers: Peter Goldstein, Carlota del Portillo, Mary Hernandez, Dr. Philip Day, Dr. Francisco Wong Diaz, Michael Crowe, Don Andreini, Luis Granados, Joe Domiquez, Chris VerPlanck, Susan Lopez, Charles Baughman, James McKinney, Deborah Cort, Leonel Bello, David Lewis, Francisco Carillo, Gena Luna, Jorge Bell, Charles Casey, Tracy Brown, Diana Verdugo, Anita Martinez, Anne Cervantes, Jose Maestre, Maria Pena, Salvatore
 

Board

Actions: After the Chancellor of City College committed to working towards the direction of saving and incorporating the theatre identification sign and save as much of the quality interior as possible, Board Member Levitt moved to accept Staff' recommendation (seconded by Member Ho-Belli) with City College to come back in good faith with design to preserve as much of the interior and the sign. The vote 3-4: Ayes - Members Ho-Belli, Levitt and Reidy. Noes - Members Finwall, Kelley, Kotas and Magrane (absent: Dearman and Shatara (left at 4:30 p.m.).
 

Board Member Kelley moved (seconded by Member Magrane) to support locating the City College Mission Campus at this site and withdraws consideration of landmark initiation pending the review of City's College schematic plans for the site and specifically how these plans would incorporate the historical elements of the New Mission Theater, including the blade sign. The vote: 6-1: Ayes - Members Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy. Noes - Member Levitt (absent: Members Dearman and Shatara)
 
 
 

ADJOURNMENT: 5:10 P.M.

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary
 

Adopted: May 19, 1999

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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

MARCH 17, 1999


1:10 P.M. ROLL CALL
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: DEARMAN (arr. @ 1:19), FINWALL, KELLEY, KOTAS, LEVITT, MAGRANE, REIDY AND SHATARA (arr. @ 1:20)

MEMBER ABSENT: HO-BELLI
 

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
 

PUBLIC COMMENT
 

None

REPORTS
 

1. STAFF REPORT and ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Neil Hart, Preservation

Coordinator: Reminder to submit Statements of Economic Interests, due April 1, 1999.

Fireboat House , Landmark No. 225, will go before the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

TAPE NO.: 1
 

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENT

President Reidy: New Mission Theater - received letter from the Chancellor of City College, confirming that they are working towards retaining the marquee and portions of the art deco interior decor.

Acknowledged receipt of letter from Save our Landmark Theaters (SOLT)

TAPE NO.: 1
 

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
 

Board Member

Kelley: Re: New Mission Theater - the Board is to submit summary.
 

Board Member

Dearman: What is the status of the theater on Haight Street?
 

TAPE NO.: 1
 
 
 
 
 

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 16, OCTOBER 7, NOVEMBER 18, DECEMBER 2, AND DECEMBER 16, 1998 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
 

September 16, 1998:
 

Board

Actions: Does not consider these as minutes. Asked Recording Secretary to get with Staff and combine notes for a more accurate account of what took place.
 

October 7, 1998:
 

Board

Actions: Moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Member Shatara) to approve. Vote was unanimous. Absent: Member Ho-Belli.
 

November 18, 1998: No quorum.
 

December 2, 1998: No quorum.
 

December 16, 1998:
 

Board

Actions: Moved by Member Magrane (seconded by Member Finwall) to accept. Vote was unanimous. Absent: Member Ho-Belli.
 

Informational Presentation
 

5. (PAEZ)

HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency informational presentation on the proposed Reuse Plan as background for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board participation in a Section 106 consultation with the Navy, Redevelopment Agency, State Historic Preservation Officer and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act.
 

Speakers: Bryon Rhett, Project Director, SFRA
 

Questions posed

by Board: Member Dearman - how far will they fill in the Bay?

Member Levitt - what about the training center?

Member Finwall - the waterfront and maritime development? What policies are in place regarding maritime development? Rail ties studies? What about small boat harbor?

Member Kelley - If maritime plan doesn't work, what then?

TAPE NO.: 1a
 

Certificates of Appropriateness
 

6. 1999.073A (KOMETANI)

1032 BROADWAY, THE ATKINSON-ESCHER HOUSE, north side between Jones and Taylor Streets in Assessor's Block 150, Lot 45. A two-story, residential building originally built in 1853. The subject property is individually designated Landmark No. 97, is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness authorization for proposed exterior alterations, including, repair and replace foundations, cutting through the retaining wall to construct a new below grade garage, repair and replacement of deteriorated architectural elements, and construction of a new 80 square feet addition at ground floor. (Continued from February 17, 1999 Hearing - PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSED)
 

Speakers: Howard Wexler, Patrick McGrew, Lucia Bogatay, Carol Ann Rogers, Steve Kendrick, Casey Escher, Don Andreini, Aaron Peskin, Rockwell Townsend, Joe Butler, Jonee Levi, Patricia Cody, Bill Nelle, Putnam Livermore
 

Board

Actions: President Reidy reopened public comment. Concerns and comments by the Board are as follows:

structural foundation should go forth per original footprint

the wall is a significant resource

picture window replacement - suggests asking for windows to be replaced as original - original facade works better

railing and porch (brick vs. wood) are to be brick

garage door too wide - make narrower than 16'; maybe a slight arch

The Board then took several votes:

Member Shatara moved (seconded by Member Magrane) to approve foundation work per plans.

Ayes: Members Finwall, Kelley, Kotas, Levitt, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: Member Dearman

Absent: Member Ho-Belli

MOTION PASSES (7-1)


Member Finwall moved (seconded by Member Kelley) to approve replication as presented to match original balustrade with the condition that large picture window, except surfaces, be replaced.

Ayes: Members Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas, Levitt, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: None

Absent: Member Ho-Belli

MOTION PASSES (8-0)


Member Magrane moved (seconded by Member Shatara) to approve that entry walkway and patio be brick.

Ayes: Members Kotas, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: Members Dearman, Finwall, Kelley and Levitt

Absent: Member Ho-Belli

MOTION DOES NOT PASS (4-4)


Member Kelley moved (seconded by Member Finwall) to approve patio in brick except for stairs.

Ayes: Members Finwall, Kelley, Levitt, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: Members Dearman, Kotas and Magrane

Absent: Member Ho-Belli

MOTION PASSES (5-3)


Member Magrane moved (seconded by Member Reidy) to approve addition as proposed.

Ayes: Members Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Levitt, Magrane and Reidy

Noes: Member Finwall

Absent: Members Ho-Belli and Shatara (left @ 4:33 p.m.)

MOTION PASSES (6-1)


Member Kotas moved (seconded by Member Magrane) to have applicant return to full Board with alternatives on design of garage.

Ayes: Members Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Levitt, Magrane and Reidy

Noes: Member Finwall

Absent: Members Ho-Belli and Shatara (left @ 4:33 p.m.)

MOTION PASSES (6-1)


TAPE NOs.: 1a & b and 2a
 
 
 
 
 

ADJOURNMENT: 5:11 P.M.
 

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary
 
 
 

Adopted: June 2, 1999
 

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