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December 15, 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 15, 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.

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

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION(S)

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

      55 LAGUNA STREET, UC Extension Site, 5.86 acres; west side between Hermann and Haight Streets. Assessor's Block 857, Lots 1 and 1A and Assessor's Block 870, Lots 1, 2 and 3. There is an existing functioning UC Dental Clinic on the site as well as four existing buildings that are no longer in use. The Dental Clinic will remain on the site, either in its current location or within a new building on the site. Mercy Housing California and A. F. Evans Development propose to develop a residential community on the site, with a portion of the area dedicated to retail and community serving spaces. The development will consist of 400-500 units of mixed income housing, as well as a new park on the site open to the public and a pedestrian connection from Buchanan and Waller through the site to Laguna and Waller streets. The University of California and the Mercy/AF Evans team will enter into a long-term ground lease for the site.

Time: 1:30 P.M.

          Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

    5. 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. (Note: Continued from the December 1, 2004 Landmarks Board Hearing.)

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

    6. 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 replace 12 of the building's windows. The windows in front would be replaced with wood-clad windows and the windows in back would be replaced by vinyl windows. 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

    7. 2004.0924A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

      843-847 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side of the street between Jackson and Pacific Streets. Assessor's Block 176, Lots 3 and 3A - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to remove and replace the ground floor storefront and add two additional floors and a stair penthouse to the building that will be set back from the façade. The subject property is within the Jackson Square Historic District, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

    8. 2004.0049A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

              1338 & 1348 10TH AVENUE, east side between Irving and Judah Streets. Assessor's Block 1764, Lots 31 and 32 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a three-story horizontal addition to San Francisco Landmark No. 29, Old Firehouse Engine 22, a two-story wood frame Victorian firehouse structure built in 1898. The addition would be constructed on an adjacent lot (Lot 32) to allow for an expansion of the existing elementary school use on the subject landmark property. The adjacent Lot 32 currently has a two-story school annex structure that will be demolished to accommodate the proposed horizontal addition. The annex is not an historic resource. The subject property is in an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Time: 2:45 P.M.

ACTION ITEMS

          Review and Comment

    9. 2002.1263E (T. CHAN: 558-5982)

      375 FREMONT STREET, Assessor's Block 3747, Lot 006 - Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) - The proposed project is a residential development of approximately 378,720 gross square feet (gsf) consisting of 250 dwelling units and about 250 underground parking spaces. 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. The 18,906-square-foot site (approximately 0.43 acre) currently contains a two-story, approximately 46,500 square-foot office building, the Hjul Building which was constructed in 1929 as an industrial building and subsequently converted to office uses. The existing building is listed in four local surveys containing buildings that could be considered historic resources. The office building would be demolished, and the site would be excavated for the foundation, the five-level below-grade parking garage, and the 300 foot-high, 33-story, residential tower. Vehicular access to the parking garage would be from Fremont Street on the northern side of the building. There would be two loading docks on the southern side, also on Fremont Street. The site is within the existing Rincon Hill Special Use District/ Residential Sub-District and the proposed Rincon Hill Mixed Use District. The site is in the RC-4 (Residential/Commercial High-Density) Zoning District, the 250-R Height and Bulk District, and the proposed 350-R 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.

Time: 3:15 P.M.

          Landmark Designation(s)

    10. 2004.0828L (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

      1000 GREAT HIGHWAY (GOLDEN GATE PARK), The Music Concourse area bounded by Concourse and Tea Garden Drives, including the Coxhead-designed pedestrian tunnel under John F. Kennedy Drive, plus a perimeter of land around the drives. Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 1. Consideration to initiate landmark designation, adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission, 1000 Great Highway (Golden Gate Park), The Music Concourse as Landmark No. 249.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution initiating and recommending approval of the landmark designation to the Planning Commission with modification to the proposed landmark designation report

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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