May 16, 2007
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
M. Bridget Maley, President
Robert W. Cherny, Vice President
Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman,
Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Johanna Street
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,
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, Johanna Street
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).).
1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- MATTERS OF THE BOARD
- LANDMARKS WORK PROGRAM 2005-2007 UPDATE
- HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND COMMITTEE UPDATE
6. APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 4, 2007 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.
(Continued from 4/18/07 hearing.)
7. APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 18, 2007 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
8. 2007.0387A (T. FRYE: 415/575-6822)
1800 MISSION STREET, the State Armory & Arsenal Building, bounded by Mission, 14th, and Julian Streets. City Landmark #108 is located on Lot 001 in Assessor's Block 3547. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the rehabilitation, restoration, and replacement of the historic wood windows. The property is located within a C-M (Heavy Commercial.) District with a split 50-X/65-B Height and Bulk limit.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
9. 2007.0319L (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: 415/558-6257)
55 LAGUNA STREET, blocks bounded by Buchanan, Hermann, Haight, and Laguna Streets; Lots 001, 001A in Assessor's Block 0857 and Lots 001, 002, 003 in Assessor's Block 0870 - Request for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to review revisions to Resolution #613 and the landmark designation report, specifically the particular features to be preserved, for the U.C. Extension Campus at 55 Laguna Street, formerly San Francisco Teacher's College, which will be incorporated into the final landmark designation report and forwarded to the Planning Commission.
10. 2004.0557E (V. WISE: 415/ 575-9049)
1601 LARKIN STREET 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 (Assessor's Block 0620 and Lot 006) is located in the Nob Hill neighborhood on the northwest corner lot of the intersection of Clay and Larkin Streets. The existing project site is an 11,200-square-foot lot containing a two-story over basement church building of approximately 19,050 square feet and a ten-car surface parking lot. The church building is considered a historical resource under CEQA. The project sponsor, California Nevada Conference of the Methodist Church and Pacific Polk Properties, LLC, proposes to demolish the existing church and construct a 63-foot-high, six-story-tall building of approximately 67,500 square feet containing 27 residential units and 30 off-street parking spaces in two separate parking levels (one at ground level and one below grade). The main entrance to the residences and the driveway to the ground-floor garage would be from Larkin Street. Vehicular access to the below-grade parking garage containing 21 spaces would be from Clay Street. The project site is in a RM-3 (Residential Mixed, Medium Density) Zoning District and a 65-A Height-Bulk District. The project sponsor is seeking a Conditional Use Authorization for a building taller than 40 feet in a residential district and a variance from the rear yard and dwelling unit exposure requirements.
NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH No. 2006072021) was published on April 14, 2007. The Draft EIR identifies the following impact as significant and unavoidable: Historic Resources: the First St. John's United Methodist Church is considered a historical resource under CEQA. The proposed project would result in the demolition of the historical resource and therefore, would have a significant and unavoidable impact. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on May 24th, 2007. 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 Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
11. (N. Moses Corrette 415-558-6295)
MARKET AND OCTAVIA AREA PLAN SURVEY
Originally presented at a public meeting the Department held on April 11, 2007, this informational presentation will discuss the progress of the Market and Octavia Area Plan Historic Resources Survey to date.
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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400.
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, 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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.
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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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