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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, June 2, 2010





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

Tim Frye, Acting Preservation Coordinator

Sophie Hayward, Acting 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.






11:30 A.M.




ROLL CALL:               Committee Member:               Karl Hasz

                                    Committee Member:               Alan Martinez

                                    Committee Members:             Andrew Wolfram

                                    Committee Ex-Officio:                        Charles Chase


1.         2010.0009AE                                                             (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

940 GROVE STREET, northeast corner of Steiner and Grove Streets. Assessor’s Block 0798, Lot 010 -Request for Review and Comment on a project undergoing environmental review by the Planning Department. The project proposes to demolish non-historic portions of the existing building; to rehabilitate the historic building for single-family use; and, to create three new lots with three new single-family houses to the north of the historic building. The building is documented as “contributory altered” in the Alamo Square Historic District designation case report, adopted 7/6/84.  The site is zoned RH-3 (Residential, House District, Three-Family) and is in as 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: The Committee may direct staff to draft written comments of the Committee.









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.         PendingArticles 10 and 11 Planning Code amendments.

(Continued from regular hearing of 5/5/10.)


2.         Policy to address situations of “Demolition by Neglect” and related actions that allow historic properties to fall into disrepair.


3.         Draft a letter to the Planning Commission regarding the Candlestick Point / Hunters Point Shipyard EIR Alternatives.


4.         Disclosure




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.         2010.0395A                                                                    (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

1 SOUTH PARK AVENUE, UNIT 407, southwest corner of South Park Avenue and 2nd Street, Assessor’s Block 3775, Lot 007.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace non-historic windows at penthouse, which was added to building in 2007.  The subject property is a contributing structure to the South End Historic District and is located within an SSO (Service/Secondary Office) District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval




6.        2008.0021E                                                                 (S. Hayward: 415/558.6372 &

                                                                                          R. Cooper: 415/575-9027)

PARKMERCED -The proposed project is a long-term mixed-use development program to comprehensively re-plan and re-design the approximately 116 acre site.  The proposed project would increase the residential density, provide new commercial and retail services, provide new transit facilities, and improve existing utilities withinthe development site.  Of the existing 3,221 residential units that exist on the site, approximately 1,683 units located within the 11 existing towers would remain.  Over a period of approximately 30 years, the remaining 1,538 existing apartments would be demolished and replaced in a phased work program.  An additional 5,679 net new units would also be added to the site for a project total of 8,900 units.  Neighborhood-serving retail and office space would also be constructed as part of the proposed project.  The proposed new neighborhood core would be located within walking distance of all the residences within Parkmerced.  Small neighborhood-serving retail establishments would be constructed outside of the neighborhood core, in close proximity to residential units throughout the site.  A new school and daycare facility, fitness center, and new open space uses including athletic fields, walking and biking paths, a new organic farm, and community gardens would also be provided on the project site. The proposed project includes a series of transportation improvements including re-routing the existing M Ocean View line from its current alignment along 19th Avenue. The new alignment would leave 19th Avenue at Holloway Avenue and proceed through the new neighborhood core in Parkmerced


This public hearing is intended to assist the Commission in its preparation of 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 June 17, 1010.  Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00pm on June 28, 2010.


Preliminary Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission will discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) and may provide oral comments or may direct staff to prepare written comments on the adequacy of the DEIR, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)


7.         2009.0443DD and 2010.0165DD                                    (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

1269 LOMBARD STREET, - south side of between Polk and Larkin Streets; Lot 023 in Assessor's Block 0501 - Request for Review and Comment by the Planning Commission on a project undergoing Mandatory Discretionary Review per Section 317 of the Planning Code. The project proposes to demolish the existing single-family, two-story building located at the rear of the lot and to construct two new single-family buildings, located at the front and rear of the lot on a property located within an RH-2 (Residential House, Two-Family) District and a 40-X Height/Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: The Commission may direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission.


8.         2009.1180TZM                                                                 (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)

Amendments to Planning Code Section 128 (Transfer of Development Rights), San Francisco Zoning Map ZN01, and the Chinatown and Downtown Elements of the General Plan.  The proposed amendments will change the zoning of Block 0241, Lots 011 & 012 – 680 California Street, aka Old St. Mary’s Church – from Chinatown Mixed Use District to C-3-O; amending the Chinatown and Downtown Elements of the General Plan to reflect this rezoning; and amendments relating to Planning Code Section 128 to allow the transfer of TDR from any Individual Landmark located within a C-3 Zoning District to another lot within a C-3 Zoning District, and to require that proceeds from the sale of transferable development rights from certain Transfer Lots be spent on the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Transfer Lot property.  The Commission will make recommendations on the proposed Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

(Continued from regular meeting of March 17, April 7, and April 21, 2010)

Recommendation: Approval.


9.        2010.0336U                                                                    (A. Rodgers: 415/558.6395)

Amendments to Administrative Code Concerning CEQA Appeals and Notice.  [BOS File No. 10-0495].  Hearing of a proposed Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Alioto-Pier that would amend Administrative Code Chapter 31 to provide for appeals to the Board of Supervisors of environmental decisions and determinations under the California Environmental Quality Act, and provide public notice of such decisions and environmental documents. The Commission will make recommendations on the proposed Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

Recommendation: Approval with modifications.







10.       President’s Report and Announcements


11.       General historic preservation policies including local interpretations of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and options to codify those interpretations.

(Continued from regular hearing of 5/5/10.)


12.       Thresholds used to determine eligibility of historic districts.

(Continued from regular hearing of 5/5/10.)










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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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: 5/27/2010 5:52:26 PM