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September 20, 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, September 20, 2006

12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

M. Bridget Maley, President

Robert W. Cherny, Vice President

Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman, Karl Hasz

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, Karl Hasz, 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

  1. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
  2. LANDMARKS WORK PROGRAM 2005-2006 UPDATE
  3. HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND COMMITTEE UPDATE

ACTION ITEM

  1. APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 16, 2006, JANUARY 5, 2005, FEBRUARY 16, 2005, AND AUGUST 17, 2005 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.

(Continued from September 6, 2006 hearing)

NON-ACTION ITEM(S)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION

7. The Planning Department summer intern Dion Good will present his work on the Department's mapping project of City landmarks and historic districts.

8. The San Francisco Department of Public Works will present its proposed plan to make minor improvements to the landscape and streetscape of Van Ness Avenue between Market and McAllister Streets. Van Ness Avenue runs through the Civic Center Historic District between Golden Gate and Fell Streets.

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

275 10th Street Supportive Housing Project, Assessor's Block 3518, Lots 014, 017, and 029) in San Francisco's South of Market Area. An informational presentation on the proposed project that will involve the demolition of the existing, onsite buildings and the construction of a new five-story, 50-foot-tall, 86,690-gross-square-foot building containing residential use on floors two through five, accessory office, social service and commercial retail space on the ground floor fronting Folsom Street.

ACTION ITEM(S)

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

275 10th Street Supportive Housing Project: Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project site comprises three contiguous parcels located at 275 10th Street, 1350 Folsom Street and 64-72 Dore Street (Assessor's Block 3518, Lots 014, 017, and 029) in San Francisco's South of Market Area. The proposed project involves demolition of the existing, onsite buildings and the construction of a new five-story, 50-foot-tall, 86,690-gross-square-foot building containing residential use on floors two through five, accessory office, social service and commercial retail space on the ground floor fronting Folsom Street. The project would include a total of 134 single-room occupancy-type very low-income dwelling units for homeless adults with onsite access to supportive services, and one unit for an onsite resident property manager. Parking would be in an at-grade parking garage accessible from Dore Street with 11 off-street staff spaces. Onsite open would be provided at the ground floor and within a second floor courtyard. The project site is within an SLR (Service/Light Industrial/Residential) Zoning District and 50-X Height and Bulk District. NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH No. 2006042067) was published on September 2, 2006. The Draft EIR identifies significant unavoidable effects associated with the loss of three contributors as well as a significant project contribution to a cumulative effect on a potential SOMA historic district related to recent, ongoing and future development in the South of Market Area. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on October 12, 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, October 13, 2006.

11. 2006.0891T: (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

The proposed Ordinance is before the Landmarks Board so that it may recommend adoption, rejection, or adoption with modifications to the Planning Commission. Referral from the Board of Supervisors under Planning Code Section 302(b) requesting review of a proposed text change amendments to Planning Code Sections 1004.2 and 1004.3 that would change the time limit from which the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board has to act on a proposed Landmarks or Historic District designation from the date of Board of Supervisor's referral from 30 days to 45 days; and would establish a time limit of 90-days from which the Planning Commission has to act on the same proposed designation from the date of the Board of Supervisor's referral.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS

12. 2006.1051A (A. HESIK: 415/558-6602)

8 NAPIER LANE, east side between Greenwich and Filbert Streets (a.k.a. 222 Filbert Street), Assessor's Block 85, Lot 7. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to expand light well in boardwalk and add new window at the ground level. The subject property is a three-story, wood-frame building constructed in about 1879. The building is Contributory to the Telegraph Hill Historic District. It is within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

13. 2006.1098A (T. FRYE: 415/575-6822)

988 VALENCIA STREET between Liberty and 21st Streets. Assessor's Block 3608, Lot 009. 988 Valencia Street is an Italianate-style mixed-use building with ground-floor commercial space and apartments above. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness is to install two projecting awnings, a blade sign and flush pin-letter signage for a full-service restaurant. It is a contributory structure within the Liberty-Hill Historic District. It is located within the Valencia Neighborhood Commercial District and 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

Time: 2:30 P.M.

REVIEW AND COMMENT

14. Landmarks Board conversation on how the Planning Department's  CEQA Review Procedures for Historic Resources has been working since its implementation in October 2004. NOTE: Public Comment is closed on this item. The draft CEQA letter will be discussed and reviewed by the Landmarks Board members before submittal to the Planning Department.

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) 558-6318, 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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