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April 19, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD

 

 

Notice of Meeting

&

Agenda

 

Board Hearing Room - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

12:30 P.M.

 

Regular Meeting

 

 

M. Bridget Maley, President

Robert W. Cherny, Vice President

Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman,

Alan Martinez, Suheil Shatara, Johanna Street

Board Members

 

Mark Luellen, Preservation Coordinator

Sonya Banks, 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:                      M. Bridget Maley

                        Board Vice President:              Robert Cherny

                                                                                    Board Members:                      Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman, Alan Martinez, Suheil Shatara, Johanna Street

 

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

4. LANDMARKS WORK PROGRAM 2005-2006 UPDATE

5.HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND UPDATE

 

ACTION ITEMS
 

6,        APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 5, 2006, MARCH 15, 2006, AND OCTOBER 19, 2005 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.  

 

NON-ACTION ITEM

 

            Informational Presentation

 

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

1000 CAYUGA AVENUE, Balboa High School, Landmark Number 205, Assessor’s Block 6958A Lot 001.  Informational Presentation on the proposed project sponsored by the San Francisco Unified School District.  The project consists of exterior modifications that would include ramp and elevator additions to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements.

 

 

 

ACTION ITEM

 

            Review and Comment

 

8.                                                                                           (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

166 – 178 TOWNSEND STREET, The California Electric Light Company, northeast corner of Townsend Street and Clarence Place, Assessor’s Block 3788, Lot 012, – Request for Review and Comment of a proposal to convert the historic power plant to residential use that would include up to 66 dwelling units, approximately 1,700 square feet of retail space, and up to 76 off-street parking spaces.  The resultant project would include two interior masses that would extend above the existing roof to be approximately 50-feet tall and would be setback from the front façade by approximately 40-feet.  The subject site is contributory to the South End Historic District, has a “3D” National Register status rating (contributor to a District that appears eligible for OHP listing by OHP), was included in the City’s 1976 Architectural Survey, and has been given a rating of “A” by San Francisco Architectural Heritage.  

 

NON-ACTION

 

            Informational Presentation

 

            9.         2004.0552E                                                                 (M. JACINTO: 415/558-5988)

340-350 FREMONT STREET, The proposed project is located on in Rincon Hill at 340-350 Fremont Street on (Assessor’s Block 3748/Lots 006, 007, 008, 009), between Folsom and Harrison Streets.  This site is within the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential use district and a 400-R height and bulk district.  An informational presentation on the proposed project.

 

ACTION ITEMS

 

Review and Comment

 

            10.       2004.0552E                                                               (M. JACINTO: 415/558-5988)

                        340-350 FREMONT STREET, Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The proposed project is located on in Rincon Hill at 340-350 Fremont Street on (Assessor’s Block 3748/Lots 006, 007, 008, 009), between Folsom and Harrison Streets.  The project would include the demolition of the two existing onsite buildings totaling 45,000 square feet (sf) of space owned and occupied by maritime labor unions, currently in office use and as hiring halls.  Following demolition, a 40-story, 400-foot-tall building containing 380 residential units, with up to 380 off-street parking spaces located on five levels of below-grade parking would be constructed on the project site. The project would provide about 108 bicycle stalls, two off-street loading spaces, and approximately 20,400 sf of onsite open space, and additional publicly-accessible open space at an off-site location. The site is within the Rincon Hill Downtown Residential use district and a 400-R height and bulk district.

 

NOTE:  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), tiered from the Final EIR for the Rincon Hill Plan (Case No. 2000.1081E; State Clearinghouse No. 1984061912) was published on March 25, 2006. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on April 27, 2006. This hearing is intended to assist the Landmarks Board such that the Board may prepare written comments on the Draft EIR to submit to the Planning Department.  Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2006. 

 

Permit to Alter

 

            11.       2004.0165H                                                                       (A.LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

1 KEARNY STREET (a.k.a. 700-704 Market Street), northwest corner of intersection with Market Street, Lots 3 and 10 in Assessor's Block 312.  Request for a Permit to Alter to construct an eleven-story horizontal addition to the Mutual Savings Bank Building, a 12-story, steel frame, terracotta and limestone-clad French Renaissance Revival office building.  The subject building is also a Category I (Significant) Building in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.  The proposed project would also include restoration work on the principal Market Street and Geary Street facades and some modifications to the exterior of a Charles Moore-designed 1960s "gore corner" addition to the subject building.  The subject building is in a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District and an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Adoption of a Resolution recommending approval of the requested Permit to Alter application to the Planning Commission

 

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 Sonya Banks, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 575-6916.

 

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 or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-7854; or by e-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.  Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can be request a copy from Ms. Destro or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/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 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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