Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Minutes

June 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

JUNE 16, 1999

ROLL CALL
 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, KOTAS, MAGRANE AND REIDY

MEMBER ABSENT: SHATARA
 

1. 1998.369A (KOMETANI)

435 PACIFIC AVENUE, south side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets, Assessor's Block 175, Lot 28. A one-story garage building. The subject property is a "Potentially 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 Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to (1) demolish the existing building and (2) construct a new office building.
 

Speakers: Andrew Junius

Tom Hardy

Frank Nolan
 

ARC comments and recommendations:
 

Proposed building does not seem to fit in - too tall for District.

Not opposed to replacement with a new building that is compatible to District.

Evoke rounded arch features.

One member suggested coming up with a design scheme to keep existing building. Would like to see facade kept in place.

Had concern regarding projected landscaping.

How far are the windows recessed?

Suggested that a lighter color be used between columns; remove one floor (only have three floors); add vertical windows; brick work is good; arches above windows.

One member felt the proposed building will act as a screen; it's a good background building.
 

ADJOURNMENT
 

1:26 P.M. ROLL CALL
 

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: DEARMAN, FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, KOTAS, LEVITT, MAGRANE AND REIDY

MEMBER ABSENT: SHATARA

PUBLIC COMMENT
 

Speaker: Tom Mayer re: Landmarks Nos. 6, 100 and 215

Michael Levin re: Old St. Patrick Church, Eddy Street

Tape No.: 1a
 

REPORTS
 

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

None.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

President Reidy: Updated Board and public on law suit against Asian Art Museum

Reported on meeting of Landmark Designations with Department Staff
 

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
 

None.
 

Tape No. 1a
 

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 18, 1998 and APRIL 7, 1999 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
 

November 18, 1998: No quorum.
 

April 7, 1999: Member Magrane (seconded by Kelley) moved to approve. Vote was unanimous (Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Levitt, Magrane and Reidy) (Absent: Shatara).

Tape No. 1a
 

Informational Presentation
 

5. (KOMETANI)

PIER ONE, at the foot of Washington Street, Assessor's Block 9900, Lot 1. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in an 84-X-1 Height and Bulk District. An informational presentation on the proposed rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the building.
 

Request for continuance to a later date. Board Member Kotas moved (seconded by Ho-Belli). Vote to continue was unanimous. (Absent: Shatara)
 

Certificate of Appropriateness
 

6. 1999.380A (KOMETANI)

950 MASON STREET, THE FAIRMONT HOTEL, east side between Sacramento and California Streets, Assessor's Block 244, Lot 1. A seven-story, steel framed, granite clad, hotel building. The subject property is designated Landmark No. 185, is zoned RM-3 (Mixed Residential-Medium Density) District and is in a 200E/320E Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct new luggage ramp, balustrade, canopy and restore arched window openings.
 

Speakers: Glenn Issacson

Betsy Sandidge

Jay Turnbull

Michael Levin

Board

Action: Motion to accept Staff's recommendation to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the condition that changes meet Secretary of Interior Standards (Moved by Member Levitt).

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

Noes: None

Absent: Shatara
 

TAPE Nos.: 1a & b
 

Landmark Designations
 

7. 1999.304L (KOMETANI)

2066 PINE STREET, THE MADAM C. J. WALKER HOME FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN, north side between Laguna and Buchanan Streets, Assessor's Block 651, Lot 8. A two-story residential building. The subject property is zoned RH-2 (House, Two Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation of the Madam C. J. Walker Home as Landmark No. 211.
 

Speakers: Philip Conley

Edith Peace Smith

Zelma Harrison

Leola Harrod
 

Board

Actions: The Board agreed to make the following changes to the Kahlman ratings:
 

1) Item #9, change VG to E

2) Item #13, change G to VG

Add to Findings: "Recommendation of property owner to approve landmarking"

Motion to initiate landmark status (Moved by Member Kelley).

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

Noes: None

Absent: Shatara
 

Motion to adopt Staff Report/Resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission as Landmark No. 211 (Moved by Member Kelley).

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

Noes: None

Absent: Shatara
 

TAPE No.: 1b
 

8. 1999.365L (LIGHT)

2750 SLOAT BOULEVARD, THE DOGGIE DINER SIGN, corner of Sloat Boulevard and 46th Avenue, Assessor's Block 2514, Lots 2A and 4. The subject property is zoned NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 100-A Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation of the former Doggie Diner Sign as Landmark No. 212.
 

Speakers: Joel Yodowitz

Silver Ballestros
 

Board

Actions: Motion to initiate landmark designation (Moved by Member Levitt).

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

Noes: None

Absent: Shatara
 

The Board agreed to continue hearing for recommendation of landmark designation to the Planning Commission July 7, 1999.

TAPE Nos.: 1b & 2a
 
 
 

9. 1999.372L (PAEZ)

4040 17TH STREET, THE MC CORMICK HOUSE, north side between Castro and Diamond Streets, Assessor's Block 2623, Lot 12. The subject property is zoned RH-3 (Residential, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation of the McCormick House as Landmark No. 208.
 

Speaker: Judith Hoyem
 

Board

Actions: Board Member Kelley was recused.

The Board agreed to make the following change to the Kahlman rating:

1) Item #12, change E to VG

Under Section 2, state that the owner concurs and recommends landmarking.

Motion to initiate landmark designation (Moved by Member Finwall).

Ayes: Members Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy

Noes: None

Absent: Levitt (left at 3:43 p.m.) and Shatara
 

Motion to adopt Staff Report/Resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission as Landmark No. 208 (Moved by Member Finwall).

Ayes: Members Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kotas, Magrane and Reidy

Noes: None

Absent: Levitt (left at 3:43 p.m.) and Shatara

TAPE No.: 2a
 

Review and Comment
 

10. (GALLAGHER)

COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE HISTORIC PRESERVATION PLAN FOR CALIFORNIA (STATE PLAN), the Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) has requested that the Certified Local Governments of California review the State Plan, the working plan of the OHP for the next five years to insure that it will be as responsive as possible to the concerns of historic preservation in California. The Office of Historic Preservation is inviting comments and suggestions regarding the draft of the revised Major Preservation Issues in California chapter. Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board review and comment on the draft chapter to solicit thoughts concerning the specific issues outlined in the chapter and other major issues that should be addressed in the State Plan.

Board

Discussion: Add more incentives

Questioned Structure of Merits

Goal should be to broaden into cultural resources

Board asked Mary Gallagher to write letter.
 
 
 

ADJOURNMENT: 4:17 P.M.
 

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary
 

Adopted: July 21, 1999
 
 
 

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