September 16, 2009 ARC and HPC
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meetings and Calendars
Hearing Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
11:30 A.M. – ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
12:30 P.M. – HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Charles Edwin Chase, President
Courtney Damkroger, Vice President
James Buckley, Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez,
Diane Matsuda, Andrew Wolfram
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,
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Committee Member: Karl Hasz
Committee Member: Alan Martinez
Committee Members: Andrew Wolfram
Committee Ex-Officio: Charles Chase
1. 2009.0412E (S. Caltagirone (415/558-6625)
1338 FILBERT STREET, Filbert Street Cottages, north side between Polk and Larkin. Assessor's Block 0524, Lot 031 - Request for Review and Comment before the Architectural Review Committee regarding rehabilitation of the cottages and site for residential use. The project is currently undergoing environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by the Department (Case No. 2009.0412E) and will require a Certificate of Appropriateness (CofA) for final Department approval. The Filbert Street Cottages are San Francisco Landmark No. 232. The site is zoned RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
2. 2009.0081ACE (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)
950 MASON STREET, THE FAIRMONT HOTEL,bounded by California, Mason, Powell and Sacramento Streets. Assessor's Block 0244, Lot 001 - Request for Review and Comment before the Architectural Review Committee regarding the removal of the existing adjacent podium and tower structure and the construction of a new podium and tower. The project is currently undergoing environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by the Department (Case No. 2009.0081E) and will require a Certificate of Appropriateness (C of A) for final Historic Preservation Commission approval. The Fairmont Hotel is San Francisco Landmark No. 185. The site is zoned RM-4 (Residential, Mixed) District within the Nob Hill Special Use District and is in a 200-E, 300-E, and 320-E Height and Bulk District.
FULL HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase
Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger
Commissioners: James Buckley
Alan W. Martinez
A. 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).).
B. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. (T. Tam: 415/558-6325)
Landmark Designation Work Program – Review properties for status and possible
(Continued from the September 2, 2009 hearing.)
2. (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)
Planning 101 Training; Identify training needs; and establish a training schedule for the Commission
C. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
D. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
E. INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION
3. (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)
Pier 70 - Former Union Iron Works/Bethlehem Steel Shipyard(bound by Mariposa, Illinois and 22nd Streets) Assessor's Parcel 9900 Lots 068 & 07. Informational Presentation by the Port of San Francisco on a draft Pier 70 Preferred Master Plan for the 65-acre site and the integration of a historic preservation strategy that expands upon the Planning Department's 2001 Central Waterfront Cultural Resources Survey finding that the property is an eligible National Register Historic District and the issues affecting the future reuse of the site including; retention of ship repair operations, rehabilitation of historic resources, environmental remediation, open space and public access to the bay, infrastructure development that includes a land use and economic program to support the goals for the future development of the site.
Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only
F. REGULAR CALENDAR
4. 2009.0707MZ (K. Dischinger: 415/558-6284 & M. Corrette: 415/558-6295)
Review and Comment on the Survey Integration into the Market and Octavia Plan Area. Last winter the Planning Commission and the Landmarks Advisory Board endorsed the Page and Turnbull Area Plan level survey of the Market and Octavia Plan Area. Following this endorsement, in coordination with the community, staff has developed a recommendation for the integration of these findings into the Market and Octavia Plan as required by the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.
(Continued from the August 19, 2009 hearing)
Preliminary Recommendation: Provide written comments to the Planning Commission.
5. 2009.0852L (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)
1833 PAGE STREET, Park Branch Library,south side of Page Street between Shrader and Cole Streets, on Assessor's Block 1229, Lot 031 – The subject property is a Classical Revival-style branch library building designed by the McDougall Brothers and constructed circa 1909. Before the Commission is consideration to approve, disapprove, or approve with modifications initiation of landmark designation as a San Francisco Landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code. The property is zoned P (Public) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Disapprove Initiation of Landmark Designation.
6. 2008.0968L (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)
THE APPLETON & WOLFARD LIBRARIES – Parkside Branch Library, 1200 Taraval Street: Assessor's Block 2351, Lot 001; Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut Street: Assessor's Block 0469, Lot 001; Merced Branch Library, 155 Winston Drive: Assessor's Block 7236, Lot 001; Ortega Branch Library, 3223 Ortega Street: Assessor's Block 2094, Lot 005; North Beach Branch Library, 2000 Mason Street: Assessor's Block 0074, Lot 001; Eureka Valley Branch Library, 3555 16th Street: Assessor's Block 3564, Lot 095; Western Addition Branch Library, 1550 Scott Street: Assessor's Block 0703, Lot 002; Excelsior Branch Library, 4400 Mission Street: Assessor's Block 6797, Lot 046. The subject buildings are eight postwar branch libraries designed by the firm Appleton & Wolfard and constructed from 1951-1966. Before the Commission is consideration to approve, disapprove, or approve with modifications the initiation of landmark designation as a San Francisco Landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code. The properties are zoned P (Public) and/or Open Space (OS).
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve Initiation of Landmark Designation with Modifications for some Branch Libraries and Disapproval for others. Staff will identify each at the hearing.
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).
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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.