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October 21, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Notice of

Meeting and Calendar

Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Charles Edwin Chase, President

Courtney Damkroger, Vice President

Commissioners:

Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda

James Buckley, 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

Time: 12:30 P.M.

FOR FULL COMMISSION CONSIDERATION

ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase

Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger

Commissioners: Karl Hasz

Alan W. Martinez

Diane Matsuda

James Buckley

Andrew Wolfram

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

(Continued from September 16 and October 7, 2009 hearings)

C. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION

2 Consideration of Adoption:

a. Draft Minutes of Regular Hearing of September 2, 2009

b. Draft Minutes of Regular Hearing of September 16, 2009

3. President's Report and Announcements

4. Commission Comments/Questions

D. 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

5. 2008.0726E (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

141-147 Albion Street, east side between 16th and 17th Streets, in Assessor's Block 3568, Lot 068. Presented for review pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources. The proposed project is to demolish an existing, one-story, storage building, and construct a 4-story residential building. The subject property is located within the RTO-Mission (Residential Transit Oriented - Mission) District with a 45-X Height and Bulk limit. The Department is processing an Environmental Evaluation application and Historic Resource Evaluation Report for the project.

Recommendation: Concur with the Department's preliminary determination regarding identification of historical resources and/or the potential for historical resource impacts, and allow the Department to proceed with reviewing and/or processing the project's application(s).

6. 2008.0180EV (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

411-415 Valencia Street, east side between 15th and 16th Streets, in Assessor's Block 3554, Lot 027. Presented for review pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources. The proposed project is to demolish an existing, one-story, auto repair building and construct a six-story residential building with ground floor retail and parking. The subject property is located within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit (Valencia NCT) District with a 55-X Height and Bulk limit. The Department is processing a Community Plan Exemption and Variance application for the project.

Recommendation: Concur with the Department's preliminary determination regarding identification of historical resources and/or the potential for historical resource impacts, and allow the Department to proceed with reviewing and/or processing the project's application(s).

7. 2009.0910A (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

431 Jackson Street - Assessor's Block 0196; Lots 027. Between Sansome Street and Hotaling Place, the subject property is City Landmark #13, the Hotaling Annex-East Building and is a contributing structure to 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 with Conditions

(Continued from October 7, 2009 hearing)

8. 2009.0686A (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

584-590 Pacific Avenue Assessor's Block 0163; Lots 011. Between Kearny Street and Montgomery Streets, the subject property is a contributing structure to 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 non-historic storefronts and install a new storefront system; and to construct a vertical addition.

Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.

9. 2009.0895A (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

1182 Market Street - City Landmark #94, The Orpheum Theater Building, historically known as the Pantages Theater, Assessor's Block 0351; Lots 022. Located at the intersection of Market and Grove Streets. The subject property is also a contributing structure to the Civic Center Historic District and is a Category I building under Article 11 of the Planning Code. It is located within a C-3-G (Downtown General) District with an 80-X Height and Bulk limit. The proposal is a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a new hollow metal core door on the exterior of the building.

Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

10. 2009.0966A (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

51-99 Grove Street – The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, historically known as the Exposition Auditorium, Assessor's Block 0812; Lots 001. Bound by Hayes, Grove, Larkin, and Polk Streets. The subject building is a contributing structure to the Civic Center Historic District. It is located within a P (Public) District with an 80-X Height and Bulk limit. The proposal is a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove the existing light box sign on the Hayes Street elevation and to install a sign indicating the theater name and an LED marquee to promote theater events.

Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

E. REGULAR CALENDAR


11. (M. Weintraub: 415/575-6812)

Historic Resource Surveys In Process (citywide). Informational Presentation by Department Staff regarding historic resource surveys that are currently in process and anticipated to be completed in 2009 or 2010. Includes descriptions of individual survey projects, anticipated findings, schedules for completion, and discussion of steps required to finalize survey projects. In-process surveys include Department projects as well as community-sponsored projects for which Department staff provides review and recommendation.

Preliminary Recommendation: Informational only

12. 2009.0963U (M. Brown: 415/575-9074)

West Slope of Russian Hill Historical Context Statement. The area under study consists of the block bounded by Greenwich, Lombard, Larkin and Polk Streets, plus four lots at the northwest corner of Lombard and Larkin Streets. Consideration to adopt, modify, or disapprove the West Slope of Russian Hill Historical Context Statement.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the West Slope of Russian Hill Historical Context Statement.

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