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City and County of San Francisco
July 15, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Notice of

Meeting and Calendar

Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Charles Edwin Chase, Interim President

Courtney Damkroger, Interim Vice President

Commissioners:

Karl Hasz

Alan Martinez

Diane Matsuda

John Rahaim, Director of 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,

CITY HALL


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

Diane Matsuda

PUBLIC COMMENT

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).).

STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION

CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

1. 2009.0420A (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

2113 – 2115 Bush Street, south side of Bush Street, between Webster and Fillmore Streets, in Assessor's Block 0677 and Lot 032. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to legalize work that has already been completed including removing the asbestos siding, removing the historic drop siding, interiorize the exposed plumbing and electrical conduits, installing new drop siding to match the original and replacing the sashes on five of the front façade windows. The subject property is located within an RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk Limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

(Proposed for Continuance to August 19, 2009)

CONSENT CALENDAR

All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Historic Preservation Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing

2. 2009.0565A (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625 or T. Frye: 415/575-6833)

1000 Great Highway, Golden Gate Park,west end of park near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 001. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for seismic and ADA-accessibility upgrades, window replacement, and re-roofing. The building contributes to designated Landmark No. 210: The Murphy Windmill and Millwright's Cottage. It is zoned P (Public) District and is in an Open Space Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

3. 2008.0775A (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625 or T. Frye: 415/575-6833)

1000 Great Highway, Golden Gate Park (811 Stanyan Street),east end of park near Stanyan Street. Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 001. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for seismic and ADA-accessibility upgrades, exterior restoration, and re-roofing. The building is designated as Landmark No. 201: Park Emergency Hospital (a.k.a. Park Aid Station). It is zoned P (Public) District and is in an Open Space Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

4. 2009.0490A (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

670 - 680 2nd Street, west side between Brannan and Townsend streets, Assessor's Block 3788, Lots 043-044. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install one primary and one secondary tenant sign on the 2nd Street façade and three gooseneck light fixtures to light the primary sign. The subject property is a contributing structure to the South End Historic District and is located within a MUO (Mixed-Use Office) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

REGULAR CALENDAR

5. 2005.0162E (S. Smith: 415/558-6373)

New Irvington Tunnel Project- The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes the New Irvington Tunnel Project (also known as  NIT ). Request for a Review and Comment on the Draft Environment Impact Report. The project would be approximately 3.5 miles long, extending west from a new Alameda West Portal in the Sunol Valley to a new Irvington Portal in the City of Fremont, located approximately parallel to the existing tunnel. The proposed NIT project would result in impacts on the historical significance of individual facilities or districts resulting from alteration and nearby construction activities.

Preliminary Recommendation: Provide written comments on the adequacy of the DEIR, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

6. 2007.0007A (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

750 2nd Street, west side between Townsend and King Streets, in Assessor's Block 3794, Lot 002A. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish an existing, one-story with mezzanine industrial building and construction of an eight-story with mezzanine residential building with ground floor retail and parking. The subject property is a non-contributing structure to the South End Historic District and is located within a MOU (Mixed-Use Office) District with a 105-F Height and Bulk limit. The project also requires Large Project Authorization from the Planning Commission, which is scheduled for public hearing on July 23, 2009.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

7. 2009.0203A (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

625 3rd Street, northeast side, between Brannan and Townsend streets in Assessor's Block 3788, Lot 045. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to undertake a voluntary structural upgrade, which includes installation of new concrete frame behind the existing ground floor opening (former loading dock) and reduction in the width of the opening and new concrete beam across lobby entrance opening (former railroad spur), as well as replacement of non-historic storefront system in two openings, and removal of non-historic exterior light fixtures and installation of new light fixtures. The subject property, formerly known as the Transcontinental Freight Company Building, is a contributing resource to the South End Historic District and is located within a SLI (Service/Light-Industrial) Zoning District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

8. 2009.0536U (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

1969 California Street, south side of California Street between Octavia and Gough Streets, in Assessor's Block 0649, Lot 016. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Tobin House, Landmark No. 260 to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District with a 40-X Height and Bulk Limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Provide written comments on Category of Significance and nomination

9. 2009.0537U (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

3500 Jackson Street, northwest corner of Jackson and Locus Streets, in Assessor's Block 0970, Lot 002, Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Roos House, Landmark No. 56 to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within an RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) Zoning District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk Limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Provide written comments on Category of Significance and nomination

ADJOURNMENT

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 email Historic Preservation Commission Secretary, Linda.Avery@sfgov.org.

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).

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, 1650 Mission Street , 4th Floor Reception.

Last updated: 11/17/2009 10:00:54 PM