March 18, 2009
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting and Calendar
Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Charles Edwin Chase, Interim President
Courtney Damkroger, Interim Vice President
Kelley Amdur, Chief of Neighborhood Planning
Tina Tam, Preservation Coordinator
Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary
Historic Preservation Commission 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, 1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET. THE AGENDA PACKET IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING SITE –HEARING ROOM 400,
Time: 12:30 P.M.
FOR FULL COMMISSION CONSIDERATION
ROLL CALL: Interim Commission President: Charles E. Chase
Interim Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger
Commissioners: Karl Hasz, Alan W. Martinez
At this time, members of the public may address the Historic Preservation Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Historic Preservation Commission except agenda items. Public comment will be taken on each agendized item. Each member of the public may address the Commission 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 Commission 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
3. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
(T. SULLIVAN: (415) 558-6257)
4. Planning Code Articles 10 and 11: Informational Presentation to discuss policy issues for preservation planning and the rewriting of Articles 10 (Preservation of Historical Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks) and Article 11 (Preservation of Buildings and Districts of Architectural, Historical, and Aesthetic Importance in the C-3 Districts), and to discuss Board of Supervisors File No. 08-1565, an Ordinance that would rescind Articles 10 and 11 from 11 from the Planning Code in its entirety and adopt a new Article 10 and 11 to implement the provisions of the new San Francisco Charter Section 4.135 (Historic Preservation Commission).
5. 2007.1401L (S. CALTAGIRONE: 558-6625)
2055 UNION STREET, Metro Theater,between Webster and Buchanan Streets. Assessor's Block 0541, Lot 018 - Request for the Historic Preservation Commission to adopt a Resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisors that they approve the designation of the Metro Theaterunder Criterion A (Event) and Criterion C (Design/Construction). On November 8, 2007, the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco passed Resolution No. 672-07 (File No. 071215) initiating landmark designation of the Metro Theatre (a.k.a. Metropolitan Theatre), located at 2055 Union Street, as a Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.1 of the San Francisco Planning Code. The resolution was adopted on December 4, 2007. Following the Board of Supervisor's initiation of the landmark designation process, the property owner also submitted an application to designate the Metro Theatre. On December 17, 2008, the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) held a public hearing on the proposed designation and passed Resolution No. 630 recommending approval of the landmark designation. After the LPAB's hearing and recommendation but before a hearing by the Planning Commission on the landmark designation, a quorum of the Historic Preservation Commission was seated. Under new Charter section 4.135 (Proposition J, November 2008), the Historic Preservation Commission has authority to recommend approval, disapproval, or modification of landmark designations to the Board of Supervisors without referral or recommendation to the Planning Commission. Accordingly, the Historic Preservation Commission will review the proposed landmark designation and make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The site is zoned Union Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend approval of the landmark designation to the Board of Supervisors.
NOTE: For information on the next Historic Preservation Commission 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: For information related to Historic Preservation Commission matters, please call Linda Avery, Historic Preservation Commission Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 558-6320.
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 Historic Preservation Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.
NOTE: Material submitted by the public for Historic Preservation Commission 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 Commission 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 Historic Preservation Commission at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Commissioners, necessary staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 14 copies.
NOTE: If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Historic Preservation Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor during normal office hours.
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).
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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, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor Reception.