Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) Minutes

August 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

AUGUST 18, 1999

1:06 P.M. ROLL CALL
 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, MAGRANE, REIDY (arr. 1:30 p.m.) and SHATARA

MEMBER ABSENT: KOTAS
 

1. 1999.908A (LIGHT)

2090 JACKSON STREET, north side of street between Laguna and Octavia Streets. Assessor's Block 591, Lot 7. A three-story, Richardson Romanesque, steel-reinforced masonry with cement plaster exterior finish, single-family house with a wood frame carriage house in the rear yard. The subject property is Landmark No. 75; zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Architectural Review Committee review and comment on proposal to replace the existing rear yard area with a semi-subgrade parking garage for four cars with a garden terrace above, and a family room addition connecting the main house to the carriage house.
 

ARC comments and recommendations:
 

Had concerns about the removal of so much historic material.

Need to see site plan of existing condition.

The lattice fence along the north property line should be set back further towards the house to minimize shadowing on adjacent landmark property.

Plans need to be clearer on exactly where walls and fences step back near north property line.

Palm trees should be preserved on site (can be moved and placed in an 8'x8'x4' planting space).

Take a close look at the validity of providing more parking on the site. The carport (approved by a previous Board) appears to be a rather inappropriate addition. A trade-off can be considered.

Lintel over garage door should be designed to respond better to the architectural details of the house. Detailing on garage door should emphasize vertical, rather than horizontal. Consider an invisible garage door.

Requested clarification regarding low planters. Low level planters and retaining wall appear to be misrepresented. Questioned if the low planters are on the neighboring property. Elevation doesn't seem to match site plan.

This case is to be reviewed by the Architectural Committee again, before going to the full Board.
 

Tape No.: 1a

ADJOURNMENT

2:04 P.M. ROLL CALL
 

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
 

MEMBERS PRESENT: DEARMAN, FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, LEVITT, MAGRANE, REIDY and SHATARA

MEMBER ABSENT: KOTAS
 

PUBLIC COMMENT
 

Speaker: Richard Kay re: Firehouse on Oak Street
 

Tape No.: 1a
 

REPORTS
 

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Neil Hart,

Preservation Coordinator:

State Historical Resources Commission.

CLG grant request denied.

Board of Supervisors meeting August 10th, re: North Beach Survey.
 

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

President Reidy: State Historical Resources Commission

Anne Bloomfield's serious illness - Requested Staff to write up a resolution in her honor.
 

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
 

Board Member

Finwall: Status on 500 Divisadero Street; Firehouse on Oak Street; Art Commission work on Muni at Fillmore and Turk; Geneva Car Barn.

Board Member

Magrane: North Beach Survey updates and revisions.
 

Tape No.: 1b
 

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
 

4. APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 18, 1998, JUNE 2, JULY 7 AND JULY 21, 1999 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
 
 
 

November 18, 1998: Member Magrane (seconded by Shatara) moved to approve. Vote was unanimous (Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Levitt, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara) (Absent: Kotas).
 

June 2, 1999: Member Levitt (seconded by Dearman) moved to approve. Vote was unanimous (Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Levitt, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara) (Absent: Kotas).
 

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

July 21, 1999: No quorum.
 

Tape No.: 1b
 

Informational Presentation
 

5. (MONTANA)

64 TOWNSEND Street, Hooper's South End Grain Warehouse and 52 COLIN P. KELLY, Langermand Building, Assessor's Block 3789, Lots 3 and 10. Courtesy informational presentation by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency on the adaptive reuse of contributory buildings in the South End Historic District. Request for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board review and comments.
 

Speakers: Arnie Lerner

Steve Massey

Barbara Ammato
 

ARC comments and recommendations:
 

Only concern - color is too pink.
 

Tape No.: 1b
 

Certificates of Appropriateness
 

6. 1999.444A (LIGHT)

640 SECOND STREET, west side of street between Brannan and Townsend Streets. Assessor's Block 3788, Lot 2. A three-story, reinforced concrete industrial/warehouse contributory building in the South End Historic District. 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 alter the front and rear entrance to meet ADA requirements.

Speaker: Louis Goldhammer
 

Action: Moved to accept Staff's recommendation with the following change: add condition that the canopy be made of steel and glass to make existing detailing above doorway more visible, or eliminate canopy altogether; and door be setback two feet. (Motion by Member Finwall)

Ayes: Dearman, Finwall, Kelley and Magrane

Noes: Ho-Belli and Reidy

Absent: Kotas and Levitt (left at 3:10 p.m.)

VOTE: 4-2 - MOTIONS DOES NOT PASS



Action: Moved to accept Staff's recommendation with the following change: add condition that the canopy be made of steel and glass to make existing detailing above doorway more visible, or eliminate canopy altogether; entrance recess should be deeper than shown on proposed plans. (Motion by Member Finwall)

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

Noes: None

Absent: Kotas and Levitt (left at 3:10 p.m.)

VOTE: 6-0 - MOTIONS PASSES

Tape No.: 1b
 

7. 1998.979A (KOMETANI)

9 CALHOUN TERRACE, west side between Union and Green Streets. Assessor's Block 113, Lot 25. A two-story, single-family residential building built in 1854. The subject property is a contributory building in the Telegraph Hill Historic District, is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to relocate garage door and to revise a previously approved scheme for new windows and doors.
 

Speakers: Jace Levinson

Aaron Peskin
 

Action: Moved to accept as proposed compromise between applicant and the Telegraph Hill Dwellers. (Motion by Member Shatara)

Ayes: Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Magrane, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: None

Absent: Kotas and Levitt
 

Tape No.: 2a
 
 
 
 
 

8. 1999.525A (LIGHT)

1834 CALIFORNIA STREET, The Isaac Wormser House/John C. Coleman House, Landmark No. 53, between Franklin and Gough Streets. Assessor's Block 641, Lot 5. An Italianate and Queen Anne Victorian residential house. The subject property is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to build a 6-foot retaining wall in the rear northwest garden.
 

Speakers: Tammara Norman
 

Action: Moved to accept Staff's recommendation. (Motion by Member Shatara)

Ayes: Dearman, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Reidy and Shatara

Noes: None

Absent: Kotas and Levitt

Recused: Magrane
 

Tape No.: 2a
 

ADJOURNMENT: 4:10 P.M.
 

Andrea Green

Recording Secretary
 
 
 

Adopted: October 6, 1999
 

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