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City and County of San Francisco





Notice of

Meeting and Calendar


Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

                          Wednesday, February 17, 2010              


12:30 P.M.


Regular Meeting


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

or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6320


A digital recording of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting is available on the internet at 24 hours after the hearing.






Time:  12:30 P.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




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).).




1.        Planning Department’s FY 2010-2011 Budget Discussion of Department’s proposed balanced budget.                                                                                    (E. Forbes:  558.6417)


2.         Disclosure:  A discussion to establish the Commission’s definition of disclosure that could include disclosure of contacts individual commissioners may have or have had with parties outside of the public hearing regarding matters under the jurisdiction of the Historic Preservation Commission. (T. Tam: 415/558.6325)




3.         President’s Report and Announcements


4.         Consideration of Adoption:

            a.      Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of January 20, 2010

            b.      Draft minutes of Joint CPC/HPC Hearing of January 28, 2010

            c.      Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of February 3, 2010


5.         Disclosures


6.         Commission Comments/Questions



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.


7.         2009.1122A                                                               (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

900 North Point (a.k.a. 851 Beach Street), Ghirardelli Square, - on block bound by Beach, North Point, Larkin, and Polk Streets. Assessor’s Block 0086, Lots 001-058. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the Bank of America signage at the south façade of the Woolen Mill Building. Ghiradelli Square is designated San Francisco Landmark No. 30 and is listed on the National and California Registers of Historic Places. The site is zoned C-2 (Commercial) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and is also within the Northern Waterfront Special Use District No. 2.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval




8.                                                                                            (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

2750 Vallejo Street - Informational Presentation and Discussion regarding the appeal of a Building Permit Application No. 2008.08.14.9201. This Building Permit Application is currently under appeal to the Board of Appeals (Appeal No. 09-152) and is scheduled for hearing on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. The Historic Preservation Commission may direct staff to draft a letter from the Commission to the Board of Appeals regarding the appeal of the Building Permit Application approval.


9.         2009.0412A                                                                    (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

1338 Filbert Street, Filbert Street Cottages - north side between Polk and Larkin.Assessor’s Block 0524, Lot 031 – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to rehabilitate the cottages and site for residential use.  The Filbert Street Cottages are San Francisco Landmark No. 232.  The site is zoned RH-2 (Residential, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with Conditions


10.      2008.0312A                                                               (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

280 Divisadero Street - east side between Haight and Page Streets.  Assessor's Block 1238, Lot 023 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to convert the carriage house located at the rear of the subject property to a residential unit, resulting in a de facto demolition of the existing building per the demolition standards set forth in Section 1005(f) of the Planning Code and the construction of a new residential building with attached garage. The carriage house is a contributing feature of the Charles Hinkel House property, San Francisco Landmark No. 190. The site is zoned NC-2 (Small-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Disapproval


11.      2009.0610E                                                                             (B. Fu: 415.558.6613)

3418- 26th Street - 3418 26th Street, located on the west side between Bartlett Street and Osage Alley, in Assessor’s Block 6529, Lot 034.  Request for review pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources.  The proposed project is to construct a new 13-unit, five-story, 53’-0” tall, residential building on a vacant lot within RTO-M (Residential, Transit Oriented, Mission Neighborhood) District, in a 55-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





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,


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.


NOTEIf 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.




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).



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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



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: 2/11/2010 4:41:24 PM