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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, April 21, 2010


12:30 P.M.


Regular Meeting



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

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


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.         2010.0016E

Beach Chalet Athletic Fields in Golden Gate Park  - The project includes but is not limited to renovation of four existing grass soccer fields with new synthetic turf; installation of lighting, black vinyl fencing, player benches, bleachers, picnic tables and barbecue pits; construction of a maintenance shed and pedestrian pathways; renovation of the existing restroom building; construction of a concrete paved entry plaza and raised platform; installation of a play area and structure, bicycle racks, drinking fountains, trash/recycling receptacles, irrigation and storm drainage improvements; and re-configuration and expansion of the existing parking lot. 


Possible Action:  Prepare comment letter to the Environmental Review Officer of the Planning Department, Recreation and Park Commission, and/or Board of Supervisors.


2.         President’s Report and Announcements


3.         Consideration of Adoption:

            a.         Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of March 17, 2010

            b.         Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of April 7, 2010


4.         Disclosures


5.         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.


6.         2009.0800A                                                                              (B. Fu: 415/558.6613)

921 Minnesota,east side between 20th and 22nd Streets, in Assessor’s Block 4107 and Lot 020 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the project proposing (1) interior remodeling and ground floor development, (2) a two-story rear horizontal extension to accommodate a new bedroom on the first floor and an expanded kitchen and deck on the second floor, and (3) to increase the floor-to-ceiling height at the rear by replacing the existing shed roof with a new flat roof, on the existing two-story-over-garage, single-family contributory building in the Dogpatch Historic District, and in a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.




7.         2009.1180TZ                                                                    (T. Sullivan: 415/558.6257)

680 California Street, aka Old St. Mary’s Church - Ordinance amending Section 128 of the San Francisco Planning Code to require that proceeds from the sale of Transferable Development Rights (TDR) be spent on rehabilitation and maintenance of the Transfer Lot property, to establish reporting procedures regarding the rehabilitation and maintenance, and to allow the sale of TDR from an individually landmarked building to any lot in a C-3 zoned district except Redevelopment Areas; amending the San Francisco Zoning Map by amending Zoning Use District Map ZN01 to change the use classification of 680 California Street (Old St. Mary's Cathedral), Block 0241, Lots 011 and 012, from Chinatown Visitor Retail District to C-3-0 District; adopting findings, including environmental findings and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.  The Historic Preservation Commission will consider a resolution recommending this Text Amendment to the Board of Supervisors. 

(Continued from March 17, and April 7, 2010 hearings)

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors


8.         2009.1095E                                                                    (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

80 Julian Avenue, west side between 14th and 15th Streets, in Assessor’s Block 3547, 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, two-story, vacant, residential building, and construct a four-story building housing medical and dental clinics as well as transitional housing.  The subject property is located within the Valencia NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) District with a 45-X Height and Bulk limit.  The Department is processing an Environmental Evaluation application and Supplemental Information Form for Historic Resources for the project.


9a.       2008.1398TZA                                                               (D. Sanchez: 415/575.9082)

150 Otis Street, west side between McCoppin Street and Duboce Avenue, in Assessor’s Block 3513, Lot 007.  Request for a Planning Code Amendment proposed to be added as Section 249.46, “Veterans Commons” Special Use District,  with associated amendments to the Zoning Map Sheet SU07, which would overlay the site and which would permit uses consistent with the RTO (Residential Transit Oriented) Zoning District subject to exceptions from the rear yard, useable open space, exposure, bicycle parking, dwelling unit mix and dwelling unit density requirements to allow the establishment of 76 units of affordable housing.  The site is currently zoned P (Public Use). The Historic Preservation Commission will consider a resolution recommending this Text Amendment to the Board of Supervisors. 

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors


   9b.    2008.1398TZA                                                               (D. Sanchez: 415/575.9082)

150 Otis Street, west side between McCoppin Street and Duboce Avenue, in Assessor’s Block 3513, Lot 007.  Request for a Zoning Map Amendment pursuant to Planning Code 302 to amend MapSU07 of the Official Zoning Map of the City and County of San Francisco, to establish the "Veterans Commons” Special Use District (SUD) and to amend Map HT07 of the Zoning Map to change the height  and bulk district from 85-X to 125-X at the subject site. The Historic Preservation Commission will consider a resolution recommending these Zoning Map Amendments to the Board of Supervisors.

Preliminary Recommendation: Recommend Approval to the Board of Supervisors


  9c.     2008.1398TZA                                                                (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

150 Otis Street, west side between McCoppin Street and Duboce Avenue, in Assessor’s Block 3513, Lot 007.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for adaptive use and rehabilitation of the existing building for low-income housing.  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.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions


F.         TRAINING


10.       Planning CEQA Workshop / Training Part II                   (T. Frye: 415/575.6822 and

                                                                                                      T. Sullivan: 415/558.6257)

Presentation by Planning Department staff of the process for the evaluation of proposed projects and the determination of Categorical Exemptions for known and potential historic resources. 









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.





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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.

Last updated: 4/15/2010 5:30:23 PM