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February 04, 2009 - AMENDED

February 04, 2009 - AMENDED

SAN FRANCISCO

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Amended Notice of

Special Meeting and Adoption of Rules and Regulations

Hearing Room - Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

12:30 P.M.

Special Meeting

Charles Edwin Chase

Courtney Damkroger

Karl Hasz

Alan Martinez

Commissioners

Mark Luellen, Acting Chief of Neighborhood Planning

Sophie Middlebrook, Acting Preservation Coordinator

Sonya Banks, Executive Secretary/Recording 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:

Commission Vice President:

Commissioners: Charles E. Chase, Courtney Damkroger, Karl Hasz, Alan W. Martinez

ACTION ITEM(S)

ADOPTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. (M. LUELLEN: 558-6478)

HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS Discussion and action to adopt Rules and Regulations pursuant to Charter Section 4.104(a)(1).

ELECTION

2. ELECTION OF OFFICERS: The Commission will elect a President and Vice President.

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).).

REPORTS

3. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

5. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION


NON-ACTION ITEM(S)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION

6. (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: 558-6257)

Planning Code Articles 10 and 11: Informational Presentation to discuss policy issues for preservation planning and the rewriting of Articles 10 (Preservation of Historical Architectural and Aesthetic Landmarks) and Article 11 (Preservation of Buildings and Districts of Architectural, Historical, and Aesthetic Importance in the C-3 Districts) to implement the provisions of the new San Francisco Charter Section 4.135 (Historic Preservation Commission).

ACTION ITEM(S)

REVIEW AND COMMENT

7. 2005.0164E (T. JOHNSON: 575-9035)

BAY DIVISION RELIABILITY UPGRADE PROJECT – An informational presentation on the proposed project and Public Hearing to assist the Historic Preservation Commission to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing the Bay Division Reliability Upgrade Project (also known as  BDPL No. 5 ). The project would be constructed as a 21 mile pipeline, parallel to, and within the existing right-of-way (ROW) of BDPL Nos. 1 and 2, which originate at the Irvington Tunnel Portal in Fremont, pass through the cities of Fremont and Newark in Alameda County, cross the Bay at the Dumbarton Strait, and continue through the cities of East Palo Alto, Redwood City, Menlo Park, and unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. The project (also referred to as  BDPL No. 5 ) would include a seven-mile  reach (or sub-segment) in the East Bay that begins approximately 100 feet east of Mission Boulevard, near the Irvington Tunnel Portal, and continues westward through the cities of Fremont and Newark to the Newark Valve Lot. A proposed five-mile tunnel would extend from the Newark Valve Lot to the Ravenswood Valve Lot in Menlo Park, crossing beneath the Bay. From the Ravenswood Valve Lot, BDPL No. 5 would extend nine miles westward to the Pulgas Tunnel Portal in unincorporated San Mateo County. Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department's offices until the close of business on Thursday, February 5, 2009.

The Historic Preservation Commission will receive public testimony, discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission on the DEIR.

8. (P. LaVALLEY: 575-9084)

166-178 TOWNSEND STREET, is located at the intersection of Clarence Place and Townsend Street, Lot 12 in Assessor's Block 3788 – Request for Review and Consideration of a Draft Resolution recommending approval of a Mills Act historical property contract for 166-178 Townsend Street, which is a contributing resource to the South End Historic District designated pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code. The Mills Act authorizes local governments to enter into contracts with owners of private historical property who, through the historical property contract, assure the rehabilitation, restoration, preservation and maintenance of a qualified historical property. In return, the property owner enjoys a reduction in property taxes for a given period. The subject property is within a SLI (Service/Light Industrial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval of Resolution Recommending Approval of the Mills Act Contract

9. (S. CALTAGIRONE: 558-6625)

227 LAGUNA STREET, Assessor's Block 0851, Lot 049, west side between Page and Haight Streets. Request for Review and Comment as part of the Market and Octavia Area Plan Interim Procedures, regarding a proposed open-air staircase and deck at the rear portion of the side (north) façade and roof deck with windscreen for this two-story-over-basement, two-unit, wood-framed building was built in circa 1900 in the Queen Anne style. The subject property is a contributing building to a potential historic district and is located within an RTO (Residential Transit-Oriented) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Staff's Comments

10. 2004.0764E (I. NISHIMURA: 575-9041)

1634-1690 PINE STREET MIXED-USE PROJECT - An informational presentation on the proposed project and Public Hearing to assist the Historic Preservation Commission to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The project would include demolition of five historical automotive-related buildings and a parking lot on the northeast corner of Pine and Franklin streets (Lots 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, and 011a in Assessor's Block 0647; within an NC-3 [Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate-Scale] District and a 130-E Height and Bulk District). After demolition, a two-tower, mixed-use residential-commercial building with five levels of underground parking would be constructed. One tower, on the east portion of the project site, would be 155 feet high with 15 stories, and the other tower, on the west portion, would be 240 feet high with 24 stories. The towers would be connected with an 18-foot high lobby. The new building would include up to 283 dwelling units, approximately 6,400 square feet of ground floor commercial/restaurant space, and up to 317 parking spaces. In addition, the project would provide approximately 4,000 square feet of publicly accessible, usable open space in front of the proposed building, along Pine Street.

The DEIR identifies two significant historical resources impacts: 1) The proposed demolition of the five historic architectural buildings, individually, would be a substantial adverse impact on historical resources; and, 2) The proposed demolition of the five buildings would be a cumulative significant impact on a potential automotive-themed historic district. Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department office until the close of business on Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

The Historic Preservation Commission will receive public testimony, discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission on the DEIR.


CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS

11. 2008.1333A (S. CALTAGIRONE: 558-6625)

943 STEINER STREET, westside between Fulton and McAllister Streets. Assessor's Block 0778, Lot 003 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to restore the front façade, modify the existing garage opening and driveway, and construct roof dormers. The Edwardian-style, two-story, two-family residence is designated as is a potentially compatible building within the Alamo Square Historic District. It is zoned RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

12. 2009.0022A (T. FRYE: 575-6822)

555 PACIFIC AVENUE, Assessor's Block 0176; Lots 017. South side of Pacific Avenue between Montgomery Street and the intersection of Kearny and Columbus Avenue Place, the subject property is a non-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 replace two existing non-historic exterior entry doors with new doors.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

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. For information on the next Historic Preservation Commission Calendar, please call 588-6320 on Fridays (before the scheduled hearing) after 5:00 p.m. for a recorded message.

For information on the next Historic Preservation Commission Calendar, please call 558-6320.

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 call Sonya Banks, Historic Preservation Commission Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 575-9093.

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 11 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