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City and County of San Francisco
October 7, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Notice of

Meeting and Calendar

Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

11:30 A.M. – HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Regular Meeting

Charles Edwin Chase, President

Courtney Damkroger, Vice President

Commissioners:

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,

CITY HALL

11:30 A.M.

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase

Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger

Commissioners: James Buckley

Karl Hasz

Alan W. Martinez

Diane Matsuda

Andrew Wolfram

A. TRAINING

1. (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)

Planning CEQA Workshop / Training

12:30 P.M.

B. PUBLIC COMMENT – 15 Minutes


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 at the time that item is reached on calendar. 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.

C. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION

2. Consideration of Adoption:

a. Draft Minutes of Special Hearing of April 8, 2009

b. Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of August 19, 2009

c. Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting of September 16, 2009

D. CONSIDERATION OF ITEM PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE

3. 2009.0910A (Tim Frye: 415/575-6822)

431 Jackson Street - Assessor's Block 0196; Lots 027. Between Sansome Street and Hotaling Place, the subject property is a contributing structure to City Landmark #13, the Jackson Square Historic District. It is located within a C-2 (Community Business) District with a 65-A Height and Bulk limit. The proposal is a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the existing projecting sign and armature and install a new armature and tenant signage.

Recommendation: Approval.

(Proposed for Continuance Until Determined)

E. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS BEEN CLOSED

At this time, members of the public who wish to address the Commission on agenda items that have already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the public hearing has been closed, must do so at this time. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

F. CONSIDERATION OF FINDINGS AND FINAL ACTION – PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED

4. 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.

(Continued from the September 16, 2990 hearing)

NOTE: On September 16, 2009, following public testimony, the public hearing was closed and the Commission entered into deliberation. The Commission continued this item to October 7, 2009, to allow the Project Sponsor a chance to see if the recommendations of their consultant are cost effective and whether or not the cost to use a different material for a door than what is currently proposed, as recommended by Commissioner Martinez is within their ability to do. The vote was (+5 -0) with commissioners Buckley and Wolfram absent

G. REGULAR CALENDAR

5. 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.

(Continued from the September 16, 2990 hearing)

6. 2009.0846U (A. Threadgill: 415/558-6602)

1050 Battery Street, southeast corner of Union and Battery Streets, in Assessor's Block 0111, Lot 003. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Armour & Co. Building to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District, 65-X Height and Bulk District, and the Northeastern Waterfront Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer

7. 2009.0848U (A. Threadgill: 415/558-6602)

1 Lombard Street, southwest corner of Battery and Lombard Streets, in Assessor's Block 0081, Lot 001. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Merchants Ice & Cold Storage Building to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer

8. 2009.0849U (A. Threadgill: 415/558-6602)

450 Sutter Street, north side, between of Stockton and Powell Streets, in Assessor's Block 0285, Lot 006. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Medical Arts Building to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning District, 80-130-F Height and Bulk District, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer

9. 2009.0913U (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

557 Ashbury Street, northwest corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets, in Assessor's Block 1231, Lot 009. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Doolan Building to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within a Haight Street Neighborhood Commercial District, 40-X Height and Bulk District, and the Haight Street Alcohol Restricted Use District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer

H. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

10. (T. Tam: 415/558-6325)

Landmark Designation Work Program – Review properties for status and possible funding sources

(Continued from the September 16, 2009 hearing)

I. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

J. 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).).

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 10:00:55 PM