HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting and Calendar
Hearing Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Charles Edwin Chase, President
Courtney Damkroger, Vice President
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,
Time: 12:30 P.M.
ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase
Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger
Commissioners: Karl Hasz; Alan W. Martinez;
Diane Matsuda; James Buckley;
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
C. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
1. President’s Report and Announcements
2. Commission Comments/Questions
D. REGULAR CALENDAR
3. 2007.0946E (J. Navarrete: 415/575-9040)
Candlestick Point - Hunters Point Shipyard Phase II Development Plan (Project) Draft Environmental Impact Report - The Project site is located on approximately 702 acres in the southeastern portion of San Francisco and includes both Candlestick Point and HPS Phase II. Commission Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The Project proposed includes a mixed-use community with a wide range of residential, retail, office, research and development, civic and community uses, and parks and recreational open space. A major component would be a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers National Football League team. Additionally, new transportation and utility infrastructure would serve the Project including a bridge across Yosemite Slough. The Project proposes development of 10,500 residential units; 885,000 gross square feet (gsf) of retail; 150,000 gsf of office; 2.5 million gsf of Research & Development uses; a 220-room, 150,000-gsf hotel; 255,000 gsf of artist studio space and arts center; 100,000 gsf of community services; approximately 240 acres of new parks, sports fields, and waterfront recreation areas, as well as approximately 97 acres of new and improved State parkland; a 69,000-seat 49ers stadium; and a 10,000-seat performance arena. In addition, a 300-slip marina would be provided. Shoreline improvements would also be implemented to stabilize the shoreline. The Project would include structured and on-street parking and various infrastructure improvements to support the development.
NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report was published on November 12, 2009. The project may result in the destruction or degradation of historical resources. The Draft EIR identifies this as a significant and unavoidable environmental effect of the proposed project, and identifies mitigation measures to lessen this effect, though not to a level of insignificance.
This public hearing is intended to assist the Historic Preservation Commission in its preparation of written comments on the Draft EIR. Comments made by members of the public at this hearing will not be considered comments on the Draft EIR and may not be responded to in the Final EIR. The Redevelopment Agency Commission and the Planning Commission held public hearings to receive comments on the Draft EIR on December 15 and December 17, 2009, respectively. Another Redevelopment Commission public hearing is scheduled for January 5, 2010. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 12, 2010.
Preliminary Recommendation: The Commission may direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission.
(Continued from December 16, 2009 Hearing)
4. 2005.0963E (B. Becker: 415/575-9045)
Crystal Springs Pipeline No.2 Replacement Project Draft Environmental Impact Report – Commission Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is proposing the Crystal Springs Pipeline No. 2 (CSPL2) Replacement Project. The Project proposes to upgrade and replace portions of the CSPL2, which extends (south to north) from the Crystal Springs Pump Station at the base of Lower Crystal Springs Dam in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County, through the Town of Hillsborough and the cities of San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno, South San Francisco, Brisbane, Daly City, and into the City and County of San Francisco, terminating at the University Mound Reservoir in southeastern San Francisco. The SFPUC has identified 19 sites along the 19-mile CSPL2 alignment where improvements are proposed to meet seismic reliability level-of-service goals. The improvements include pipeline rehabilitation and seismic retrofit activities at 15 sites and general improvements to protect the pipeline from corrosion and exposure at 4 sites. In addition to these improvements, the SFPUC proposes to install new cathodic protection equipment at 9 locations and insulated flange joints (referred to as electrical isolation) at 31 locations along the CSPL2 alignment to further protect the pipeline from corrosion.
This public hearing is intended to assist the Historic Preservation Commission in its preparation of written comments on the Draft EIR. Comments made by members of the public at this hearing will not be considered comments on the Draft EIR and may not be responded to in the Final EIR. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on January 14, 2010. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010.
Preliminary Recommendation: The Commission may direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission.
5. 2009.0173E (B. Fu: 415/558.6613)
353 San Jose Avenue - located on the east side between 25th and 26th Streets, in Assessor’s Block 6531, Lot 022. Request for review pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources. The proposed project is to demolish the existing building and construct a new four-unit, four-story, 40’-0” tall, residential building within RM-2 (Residential, Mixed, Moderate Density) District, in a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Mission Area Plan. The Department is reviewing an Environmental Evaluation application and Historic Resource Evaluation Report for the project.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Motion
6. 2008.1395E (D. Lewis: 415/575.9095)
1501 – 15th Street - southwest corner of South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street, in Assessor’s Block 3553, Lot 054. Request for review pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources. The proposed project is to demolish a parking lot (formerly a gas station), and construct a new 58’ tall, six-story, mixed-use building within the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District, in a 58-X Height and Bulk District, and within the Mission Area Plan. The Department is reviewing an Environmental Evaluation application for the project. Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Motion
7. 2009.0903A (P. LaValley: 415/575.9084)
4701 – 3rd Street (a.k.a 1601 Newcomb Avenue) - southwest corner of 3rd Street and Newcomb Avenue, in Assessor’s Block 5311, Lot 036. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove existing front stair and construct new accessibility ramp and stair, add new ADA-accessible restrooms and interior wall, and provide seismic support for the existing interior balcony. The subject property, known as Bayview Opera House, is City Landmark #8. The property is within a P (Public) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions
8. 2009.1054A (S. Caltagirone: 415/558.6625)
1000 Great Highway, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse - between John F. Kennedy Drive, Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and Music Concourse Drive. Assessor’s Block 1700, Lot 001. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to restore four fountains, to install new concrete block paving around the perimeter of the fountains; and to install a new drinking fountain. The Golden Gate Park Music Concourse is Landmark No. 249. It is zoned P (Public) District and is in an Open Space Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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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.