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December 6, 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, December 6, 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 2006-2007 UPDATE

ACTION ITEM(S)

  1. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 11TH, NOVEMBER 1ST, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2006 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS

6. 2006.1145A (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: 415/558-6257)

1480-1484 McALLISTER STREET, north side of McAllister Street between Pierce and Scott Streets in Assessor's Block 776, Lot 012. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a new garage and driveway at the side façade, alter the basement floor of the side façade, install new fencing at the front property line, and to construct three new decks at the visible side facade. Constructed in 1902, 1480-1484 McAllister Street is a Edwardian-style building in the Alamo Square Historic District. It is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

7. 2006.1363A (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: 415/558-6257)

2226 CALIFORNIA STREET, north side of California Street between Buchanan and Webster Streets in Assessor's Block 637, Lot 040. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a new garage, construct a horizontal addition at the non-visible portion of the rear façade, to install a new dormer window on the eastern side of the roof, and to reconfigure two window openings at the non-visible western side facade. 2226 California Street is San Francisco Individual Landmark No. 168, the William Vale House, and was constructed in 1885 in the Queen Anne-style. It is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.

8. 2006.0451ACV (T. FRYE: 575-6822)

250 BRANNAN STREET, between 1st and 2nd Streets; Assessor's Block 3774, Lot 025–Historically known as the H.S. Crocker Building, a contributing structure to the South End Historic District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to convert the warehouse into 37 dwelling units and a public parking garage, per Section 818.14 and 818.30 of the Planning Code. The property is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions

SECTION 106 REVIEW

9. 2002.0809F (M. CORRETTE: 558-6295)

340-370 VALENCIA STREET, Valencia Street Gardens Public Housing Project

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the City and County of San Francisco, Mayors Office of Housing and the California State Historic Preservation Officer regarding the demolition and reconstruction of Valencia Gardens Public Housing Project stipulated that a publicly accessible interpretive display area be developed. The MOA requires that the Landmarks Board review and approve the interpretive display prior to the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy for the project.

REVIEW AND COMMENT

10. (R. FORCE: 415/558-6418)

EASTERN NEIGHBORHOODS HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY - This fiscal year (2006-2007), the Planning Department has received funding to conduct historic resource surveys within the boundaries of the Department's Eastern Neighborhoods Program (SOMA, Showplace Square, Central Waterfront and Mission District) and Western SoMa Citizen's Tasksforce Plan Area. The scope of this project is to generate historical documentation of neighborhoods and individual buildings, as well as historical contexts that will ultimately be used to evaluate significance and inform the planning process. The Planning Department is seeking the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on a proposed project outline and scope.

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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