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City and County of San Francisco
December 1, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD

Notice of Meeting
&
Agenda

Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, December 1, 2004
12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall,
Jeremy Kotas, Frank W. Lee, M. Bridget Maley, Suheil Shatara
Board Members

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning/Preservation Coordinator
Andrea Green, Executive Secretary/Recording Secretary

Landmarks Board Agendas are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6320

THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET. THE AGENDA PACKET IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING SITE - BOARD HEARING ROOM 400, CITY HALL

Time: 12:30 P.M.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

ROLL CALL: Committee Chair: Paul Finwall
Committee Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
Committee Members: Jeremy Kotas, Suheil Shatara

                    1. 2004.1218A (E. TOPE: 415/558-6316)

      925 FULTON STREET, south side between Fillmore and Steiner Streets. Assessor's Block 0798, Lot 017. The subject Queen Anne style one-unit building is located in the Alamo Square Historic District and listed on the City's 1976 Architectural Survey. This three-story wood frame, late 19th century residential building, is within an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for the Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to construct new wood entry stairs and a one-story two-car garage with a deck in the front yard.

ADJOURNMENT

Time: 1:00 P.M.

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

ROLL CALL: Board President: Tim Kelley
Board Vice President: Elizabeth Skrondal
Board Members: Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Jeremy Kotas, Frank W. Lee, M. Bridget Maley, Suheil Shatara

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. Public comment will be taken on each agendized item. 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, not on an agendized item, 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. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Time: 1:15 P.M.

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION(S)

    4. (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

      900 NORTH POINT STREET, Ghirardelli Square, bounded by Beach Street on the north, Larkin Street on the east, North Point Street on the south and Polk Street on the west. Assessor's Block 0452, Lot 001. It is designated as San Francisco Landmark No. 30. The project site has multiple buildings and landscaped plaza, and has undergone many changes throughout its history. Currently, the Project Site contains approximately 400,000 square feet of retail, office, and below grade parking, as well as landscaped plazas. The proposed project would seismically upgrade the existing unreinforced masonry buildings and alter and change the use of approximately 62,000 square feet of existing office space and 43,7000 square feet of under-performing retail space to hotel use (a total of approximately 105,700 square feet). Approximately 92 hotel rooms would be created. The alterations would primarily be to the interior of the existing structures. No new buildings would be constructed. The height of the existing buildings would remain the same. The existing 295-stall parking garage would not be changed by the project. An informational presentation on the proposed project.

    5. (N. HART: 415/558-6338)

      220-226 JESSIE STREET, The Jessie Street Substation, north side of Mission Street (Jessie Street now vacated) between Third and Fourth Streets. Assessor's Block 3706, Lot 70. A one-story, brick and terra cotta, utilities substation building, built in 1906. The subject property is Landmark No. 87, is zoned C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District and is in a 400-I Height and Bulk District. An informational presentation on the revised proposed project to construct an addition and adaptively reuse the building as the Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco.

Time: 2:15 P.M.

ACTION ITEMS

    Review and Comment

                    6. 2002.1263E (T. CHAN: 558-5982)

      333 FREMONT STREET, Assessor's Block 3747, Lot 19 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) - The proposed project is an 85-foot-tall, eight-story, residential building of approximately 131,340 gross square feet (gsf) consisting of 88 dwelling units and about 88 underground parking spaces. Two existing two-story buildings on the site, which total approximately 30,417 square feet, would be demolished. The 329-333 Fremont Street building, constructed in approximately 1930, contains a basement level, which is accessible from a driveway on Zeno Place. The smaller, 347-349 Fremont Street Edwin W. Tucker & Co. building constructed in 1913 is a rated historic structure on the California Register of Historic Resources. The project site is located about mid-block on the eastern side of Fremont Street in the block bounded by Folsom, Fremont, Harrison, and Beale Streets. Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Fremont Street on the northern side of the building. Pedestrian access would be from the south side of the building from a courtyard facing Fremont Street. The site is within the existing Rincon Hill Special Use District/Residential Sub-District, the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial High-Density) zoning district, and a 200-R height/bulk district, and within the proposed Rincon Hill Mixed Use District, and the proposed 350-R height/bulk district. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will receive public testimony and discuss the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), in order to formulate their written comments on the DEIR.

                    7. 1996.546E (N. TURRELL: 558-5994)

      BAYVIEW HUNTERS POINT REDEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND REZONING - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) - The proposed project is a redevelopment program consisting of three redevelopment plan amendments to the existing Hunters Point, India Basin Industrial Park and Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Plans with proposed land use and zoning changes, the instituting of tax increment financing for the area added to the Hunters Point Redevelopment Project and for the Bayview Industrial Triangle Redevelopment Project, and the rezoning of land in the Bayview Hunters Point area. The Bayview Hunters Point Survey Area is comprised of over 2,530 acres and approximately 9,000 parcels. The Project Area is located in the southeastern quadrant of the City and County of San Francisco in the area generally bounded by Cesar Chavez Street to the north, US 101 to the west, San Mateo County to the south, and the San Francisco Bay to the east. Within the project area, 252 structures were surveyed by Carey and & Company and assigned a rating of 1 to 6, based on the National Register of Historic Places status codes. None of the structures surveyed were rated as "1" or "2". Five of the structures were rated "3", 32 were rated "4", 198 were rated "5", and 17 were rated "6". These figures indicate that while few National Register-eligible resources are located in the Project Area, a majority of the surveyed resources appear to be of local historical interest, and would require further review and consultation to determine if they are an historic resource for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) purposes. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will receive public testimony and discuss the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), in order to formulate their written comments on the DEIR.

Time: 3:15 P.M.

    Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

                    8. 2004.0930A (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

      90 CEDRO AVENUE, northeast corner of Cedro Avenue and Moncada Way. Assessor's Block 6908, Lot 016 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to (1) remove one existing window and create two new windows on the first floor, (2) replace all windows in the sunroom on the second floor, and (3) patch siding on the first floor. The subject property is a two-story Craftsman Style single-family dwelling constructed in 1912 and is Landmark Number 213, the Joseph A. Leonard House. It is zoned RH-1(D) (Residential, House, One-Family, Detached) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                    9. 2004.1146A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

      929 VALENCIA STREET, east side between 20th and 21st Streets. Assessor's Block 3609, Lot 38 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove an existing awning, install a new awning along with exterior lighting sconces, and a secondary identifying sign. A contributory structure to the Liberty Historic District, this two-story over garage Italianate-style, single-family home was constructed in 1876. Besides being within the Liberty Hill Historic District, it was included in the City's 1976 Architectural Survey, and has been rated by San Francisco Architectural Heritage. It is within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

                    10. 2004.0827A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

      239 GREENWICH STREET, south side of street between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. Assessor's Block 85, Lots 29 and 30 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for previously constructed stairs accessing a land locked parcel via an access easement across the subject Lot 29. The subject property is within the Telegraph Hill Historic District, is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

ACTION ITEM

                    11.

      Discuss and consider writing a letter to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency regarding the Emporium Building. (Finwall)

ADJOURNMENT

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas

Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley

      Committee Members: Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Elizabeth Skrondal

REPORT

CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Public Communication Committee (PCC) on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board. Public comment made before the PCC may also be made before the full Landmarks Board at any regularly scheduled public hearing. Each member of the public may address the PCC 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).).

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 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 Board Members, necessary staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 18 copies.

CELL PHONE AND/OR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE AT HEARINGS

Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cells phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).

ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno, 47 and 49 Lines and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N at the Van Ness Muni Station at Van Ness Avenue and Market Street. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.

Requests for American sign language interpreters , sound enhancement system and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6418, at least 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.

Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

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, Donna Hall, Administrator, by mail to City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone (415) 554-7724 (office); (415) 554-6163 (fax); or by e-mail at Donna_Hall@sfgov.org. Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine

SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE

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 Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code §2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-8300, fax (415) 581-2317; web site http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.

                COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Architectural Design Review, the Public Communication Committee and/or Regular calendar may include the following documents:

1) Planning Department Case Report

2) Draft Motion with Findings and/or Conditions

These items will be available for review at the Planning Department, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor Reception.

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