HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meetings and Calendars
Hearing Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
11:30 A.M. – ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
1:00 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
(11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
1. 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.
(12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
2. 2008.1398A (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)
150 Otis Street, - the Juvenile Court and Detention Center, west side between McCoppin Street and Duboce Avenue, in Assessor's Block 3513, Lot 007. Request for Review and Comment before the Architectural Review Committee regarding the adaptive use and rehabilitation of the existing building for low-income housing. The project is currently undergoing environmental review per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) by the Department (Case No. 2008.1398E) and will require a Certificate of Appropriateness (CofA) for final Historic Preservation Commission approval. The former Juvenile Court and Detention Home, designed by architect Louis Christian Mullgardt and constructed in 1916, is Landmark #248. The site is zoned P (Public) District and is in an 85-X 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
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)
CLG Annual Report
C. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
2. Consideration of Adoption:
a. Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of October 7, 2009
b. Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of October 21, 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. 2009.0876A (M. Smith: 415/558-6322)
200 Fair Oaks Street - southwest corner at 23rd Street, in Assessor's Block 3648; Lot 050, the subject property is City Landmark #192, the Oakley Residence & Flats. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace a garage entrance at the side of the building with two windows, and replace windows and construct a minor addition at the rear of the building. The property is located within a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Recommendation: Approval
6. 2008.1404A (A. Threadgill: 415/558-6602)
10 United Nations Plaza, northeast corner of Market Street and United Nations Plaza, in Assessor's Block 0351, Lot 050. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install business signage (dba The Art Institute of California - San Francisco). The property is non-contributory to the Civic Center Historic District. It is within the C-3-G (Downtown Commercial, General) Zoning District, in an 80-X Height and Bulk District, and is also within the Civic Center Special Sign District and the Market Street Special Sign District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
7. 2009.0824A (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)
2 Cottage Row, east side between Bush and Sutter Streets. Assessor's Block 0677, Lot 041. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish and re-construct two decks located at the first and second floor levels of the subject building in the rear yard. The property is a contributor to the Bush Street-Cottage Row Historic District. It is zoned RM-1 (Residential, Mixed, Low Density) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
E. REGULAR CALENDAR
8. 2009.0948A (A. Threadgill: 415/558-6602)
760 Market Street, The "Phelan Building," corner of O'Farrell and Market Streets, in Assessor's Block 0328, Lot 001. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install business signage (dba Walgreens). The property is Landmark No. 156 and is rated as Category I (Significant) within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. It is within the C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning District, in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District, and is also within the Market Street Special Sign District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
9. 2009.0037H (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)
403-405 Taylor Street Assessor's Block 0317; Lots 003. is located at the southwest corner of Taylor and O'Farrell Streets. Historically known as the Hotel Californian, the subject property is a Category I Building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District and is individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located within a C-3-G (Downtown General) District with an 80-130-F Height and Bulk limit. The proposal is a request for a Permit to Alter for window replacement; pressed metal ornament replacement; brick replacement; and painting the exterior of the building.
Recommendation: Approval with conditions.
10. (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)
An informational presentation on the Mills Act program and contracts.
11. 2009.0982U (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)
Amendments to Chapter 71 of the Administrative Code (Mills Act Contracts) [Board File No. 09-1137]. Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier amending Chapter 71 of the Administrative Code regarding historical property contract procedures (Mills Act) to reflect amendments made to the San Francisco Charter to create the Historic Preservation Commission, establish certain time lines for review of applications for historical property contracts, require Budget Analyst review of applications for historical property contracts, and making other clarifying amendments; and making findings, including environmental findings.
Recommendation: Approval with modifications.
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
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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
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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.