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Meeting Minutes


Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, August 18, 2010



12:30 P.M. 




Regular Meeting




COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:         Wolfram, Martinez, Matsuda, Hasz, Buckley, Chase

COMMISSIONER ABSENT:             Damkroger




STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Planning Director, Tim Frye – Acting Preservation Coordinator, Loretta Cimmarusti – Planning Department Intern, Chelsea Fordham, Michael Smith, Lisa Gibson, Kate Conner, Tara Sullivan, Linda Avery – Commission Secretary






Item B was heard after Item C - Matters of the Commission



1.                                                                              (T. Frye: 415/575-6822; L. Cimmarusti)

Review & Comment - Certificate of Appropriateness Application and revised Preservation Bulletin #4:  Certificate of Appropriateness Procedures


NOTE:  Planning Department Intern Cimmarusti presented the revised Certificate of Appropriateness Application and Preservation Bulletin #4.  Commissioners reviewed, commented, and made minor revisions on the documents.  No action taken.

2.                                                                              (T. Frye: 415/575-6822; L. Cimmarusti)

Resolution - Adoption of Design Recommendations for Consent Calendar Scopes of Work


SPEAKERS:      None

ACTION:            Adopted staff recommendations with Commissioners’ revisions based on some final feedbacks to the Planning Department and without the item actually coming back to the HPC.

AYES:                Buckley, Hasz, Martinez, Matsuda, Wolfram, Damkroger

ABSENT:           Chase





3.         President’s Report and Announcements:  None


4.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of July 21, 2010


SPEAKERS:      None

ACTION:            Approved

AYES:                Buckley, Hasz, Martinez, Matsuda, Wolfram, Damkroger

ABSENT:           Chase


5.         Disclosures


Commissioner Matsuda talked on phone with Susan Mizner from the Mayor’s Office of Disability regarding Certificate of Appropriateness issues that will appear on HPC September calendar.

Commissioner Buckley and Matsuda met with members of S.F. Heritage to discuss various ways to encourage neighborhoods to get involved in historic preservation matters.

Other Commissioners talked on phone with Susan Mizner as well.

Commissioner Damkrogerspoke with Nancy Shanahan regarding Item 8 on today’s agenda.


6.        Commissioner Comments/Questions:  None                                                          




7.         2006.0848E                                                                  (C. Fordham: 415/575-9071)

25-35 DOLORES STREET- east side of Dolores Streetbetween Clinton Park and 14th Street (Lot069 in Assessor’s Block 3534). The proposed project includes demolition of 25-35 Dolores Street and new construction of a four-story, 62,030 square-foot, 47 unit residential building.  The existing two contiguous garage buildings on the site were built in 1917- 1918 and are historic resources. The project site is located in a RTO (Residential, Transit-Oriented) Zoning District and 40-X height and bulk district. The proposed project would require Conditional Use Authorization for density greater than one unit per 600 square feet, off-street parking at greater than 0.75 spaces per unit, and development of a lot greater than 10,000 square feet; and a rear yard variance. 


This public hearing is intended to assist the Commission in its preparation of comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Comments made by members of the public at this hearing will not be considered comments on the DEIR and may not be responded to in the Final EIR (FEIR).  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIR on September 2, 2010.  Written comments on the DEIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m., September 7, 2010.


Preliminary Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission will discuss the 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).


PRESENTER:  Frederic Knapp gave a historic background of the properties. Toby Levy, Project Architect, spoke about alternative reuse.

SPEAKER:        None

ACTION:            Commissioner Damkroger would work with staff to draft a letter to include all HPC’s comments to Dept’s ERO.

AYES:                Buckley, Hasz, Martinez, Matsuda, Wolfram, Damkroger

ABSENT:           Chase

MOTION NO:   L0001


8.         2010.0080T                                                                     (T. Sullivan: 415/558-6257)

Amendments to the Planning Code, including but not limited to Sections 121.2, 136.1, 151, 185, 186, 201, 204.2, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 207.2, 209.3, 209.8, 217, 249, 303, 309, 311, 340, 317, 602.25, 602.26, 607.1, 790.44, 803.2, 803.3, 3 890.133, 890.44, 703.2, and various sections of Articles 7, 10, and 11.  Ordinance sponsored by the Planning Department that would amend the Planning Code.  The proposed amendments are mainly clerical clean-up in nature, with Sections 121.2, 136.1, 151, 185, 186, 201, 204.2, 205, 205.1, 205.3, 207.2, 209.3, 209.8, 217, 249, 303, 309, 311, 340, 317, 602.25, 602.26, 607.1, 790.44, 803.2, 803.3, 3 890.133, 890.44, 703.2, and Articles 7, 10, and 11 being amended.  The Planning Commission will hear and act on this item on August 5th.

(Cont’d from 7/21/10 & 8/4/10 hearing)

Recommendation: Approval of Proposed Ordinance with modifications to Board of Supervisors.


SPEAKERS:     Mike Buhler, from SF Heritage, submitted a letter at the hearing that outlined basis principals to help guide the review of the amendments.  The amendments should reflect and fully incorporate the language of the City Charter.  Aaron Peskin pursued that Articles 10 and 11 to be in conformance with Proposition J.

NOTE:               Following discussion, the Commission 1) passed a motion of intent to amend Section 1004.1 with proposed language to come back to them on 9/1/10 hearing.  The vote was (+5, -1) with Commission Buckley voted against and Commission Chase absent; 2) held public hearing on and discussed Sections 1006.8 and 1006.3 but took no action; 3) continued the item to 9/1/10.


ACTION:            Continued the Item to September 1, 2010

AYES:                Buckley, Hasz, Martinez, Matsuda, Damkroger

ABSENT:           Chase, Wolfram





The minutes was proposed for adoption at the Regular Meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday, September 1, 2010


ACTION:           Approved

AYES:              Buckley, Hasz, Martinez, Matsuda, Wolfram, Damkroger, Chase


Last updated: 9/13/2010 2:19:12 PM