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City and County of San Francisco
January 15, 2003

 

Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB)






Notice of Meeting
&
Agenda

Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, January 15, 2003
12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting



Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli,
Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara
Board Members

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning/Preservation Coordinator
Andrea Green, Executive Secretary/Recording Secretary



Landmarks Board 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, 1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET



Time: 12:30 P.M.

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

ROLL CALL:          Board President:                    Tim Kelley
Board Vice President:                    Elizabeth Skrondal
Board Members:                    Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli, Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara

PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Landmarks Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board will be afforded when the item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Landmarks Board has closed the public hearing. Your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Landmarks Board 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, the Board 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).).

ELECTION

                    1.                                        (HART)
                    ELECTION OF OFFICERS

REPORTS

2.          STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
3.          PRESIDENT’S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
4.          MATTERS OF THE BOARD

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

5.          APPROVAL OF THE JULY 3, SEPTEMBER 4, OCTOBER 16, NOVEMBER 6, 20 and DECEMBER 4, 2002 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

n          Presentations

6.          Formal presentation of Resolutions to Penney Magrane, former Landmarks Board Member, and Elizabeth Gordon, former Planning Preservation Technical Staff.




n          Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

                     7.          2002.1094A          (K. SIMONSON: 415/558-6321)
1405-1407 MCALLISTER STREET, south side between Pierce and Scott Streets. Assessor's Block 777, Lot 30. The subject property is a three and a half-story building containing three units. The Queen Ann-style building, built in 1899, is contributory to the Alamo Square Historic District and is included in the 1976 Architectural Survey. It is within an RH-3 (House, Three Family) Zoning District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to add a 3-car garage at the front (north) façade at the ground level and modify the front entry stairs.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications

                     8.          2002.1207A          (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)
                              380 LEXINGTON STREET, west side between 20th and 21st Streets. Assessor's Block 3609, Lot 61. The Italianate style residence is a contributory building to the Liberty Hill Historic District. The subject property is zoned RH-2 (House, Two- Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace an existing rear addition for an expanded kitchen and bedroom.
                              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

n          Review and Comment

                     9.                                        (J. KUGLER: 415/558-5983)
CEQA REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR HISTORIC RESOURCES. Public and Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board members review and comment on the proposed guidance document for staff and the public on the methodology for evaluating and processing historical resources to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Staff, through an interdepartmental group, has set out a draft of a proposed process for standardizing how structures will be processed to determine if they qualify as historical resources and what type of environmental documentation would be appropriate so that the City meets it's obligations and responsibilities in implementing CEQA. The document was sent out to the public in October. Comments will be incorporated into a revised version for use by the staff.

                    10.          2001.0862E          (C. ROOS: 415/558-5981)
50 OAK STREET, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The proposed project is the seismic upgrade and major alteration of the existing four- to five- story Category II, Significant Building at 50 Oak Street, and demolition of the adjacent three- to four- story building and new construction of a six-story structure at 70 Oak Street, for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The two structures would be integrated into one, structurally integrated facility. The two existing buildings total about 91,000 gsf. The Conservatory of Music would contain about 125,000 gsf, including about 19,200 gsf of performance space; 17,000 gsf of performing support space; 26,500 gsf of educational studios and spaces; 7,500 gsf of administrative office pace; 7,000 gsf of library space; 21,600 gsf of corridor and circulation space; and 26,200 gsf of service and storage space. Of the total area, about 98,500 gsf are applicable to the FAR under the Planning Code. No parking spaces or loading spaces are proposed. The site occupies the north side of Oak Street, between the 25 Van Ness Avenue building and a parking lot at Hickory and Franklin Street, encompassing most of the half block bounded by Oak, Hickory, and Franklin Streets and Van Ness Avenue. The site includes Lots 5 and 7, in Assessor's Block 834. While the project would function as one building, it would appear as two buildings from Oak Street. The project requires a lot line adjustment to merge the existing lots; a Permit to Alter for 50 Oak Street, a Category II, Significant Building, under Planning Code, Article 11; review of substantial alterations to existing buildings in the C-3 Districts under Section 309, including a request for exceptions to bulk limits (for maximum building length and maximum diagonal dimension), and a revocable encroachment permit from the Department of Public Works, to occupy sub sidewalk vaults. The purpose of the hearing is to facilitate the formulation of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Time: 2:30 P.M.

n          Informational Presentation

                    11.          2001.911E          (J. NAVARRETE: 415/558-5975)
GOLDEN GATE PARK CONCOURSE AUTHORITY PROJECTS, Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), between the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, called the Music Concourse area. Assessor’s Block 1700, Lot 1. An informational presentation on the proposed project which would include an underground parking facility of 800- to 1,000-spaces at the Music Concourse, surface improvements, and transportation improvements in the Concourse area, and throughout Golden Gate Park, as described in Proposition J. Proposition J requires removal of surface parking spaces from the Concourse area, and in locations throughout the Park, equivalent to the number of spaces provided in the new underground parking facility upon completion of the parking facility. In addition to the underground parking facility, the Transportation Implementation Plan includes the following elements: intra-park shuttle, cultural shuttle, traffic calming, parking management, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, road closures, and MUNI service improvements


n          Review and Comment

                    12.          2001.911E          (J. NAVARRETE: 415/558-5975)
GOLDEN GATE PARK CONCOURSE AUTHORITY PROJECTS, Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), between the California Academy of Sciences and the M.H. de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, called the Music Concourse area. Assessor’s Block 1700, Lot 1. The project site is within the P (Public Use) zoning district and within an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. In 1998, voters of San Francisco approved Proposition J, Golden Gate Park Revitalization Act, to improve the landscape and pedestrian environment of the Music Concourse area. The proposed project would include an underground parking facility of 800- to 1,000-spaces at the Music Concourse, surface improvements, and transportation improvements in the Concourse area, and throughout Golden Gate Park, as described in Proposition J. Proposition J requires removal of surface parking spaces from the Concourse area, and in locations throughout the Park, equivalent to the number of spaces provided in the new underground parking facility upon completion of the parking facility. In addition to the underground parking facility, the Transportation Implementation Plan includes the following elements: intra-park shuttle, cultural shuttle, traffic calming, parking management, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, road closures, and MUNI service improvements. The purpose of the hearing is to facilitate the formulation of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Time: 3:45 P.M.

                    13.                                        (IRONS)
                    135 VAN NESS AVENUE/170 FELL STREET, west side of Van Ness Avenue between Oak and Fell Streets. Assessor's Block 815, Lot 1. 135 Van Ness Avenue, the High School of Commerce, Landmark No. 140 and a Contributory Building to the Civic Center Historic District; and 170 Fell Street, located on a portion of the Landmark site and identified as a Contributory Building to the Civic Center Historic District. In December 1999, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) executed a Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) for the project involving the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) buildings at 135 Van Ness Avenue and 170 Fell Street. To comply with Stipulations III.A.3. and 4. of the project PA, the SFUSD shall provide a presentation to the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, at a regularly scheduled public meeting, on the future use of the buildings, that shall provide adequate opportunity for interested persons to receive information and express their views about SFUSD recommendations concerning the future use or uses of either or both of the buildings.

ADJOURNMENT

PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

ROLL CALL:          Chair:                                        Jeremy Kotas
Ex-Officio:                              Tim Kelley
Committee Members:                    Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Elizabeth Skrondal

REPORT

CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Public Communication Committee (PCC) on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board. Public comment made before the PCC may also be made before the full Landmarks Board at any regularly scheduled public hearing. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board will be afforded when the item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Landmarks Board has closed the public hearing. Your opportunity to address the PCC must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the PCC 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, the Board 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).).

ADJOURNMENT

NOTE:          For information on the next Landmarks Board 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, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor.

NOTE:          The Landmarks Board meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call at 558-6320 after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays preceding the regularly scheduled meetings. Items listed on this Notice of the Meeting and Agenda will not be heard before the stated time.

NOTE:          For information related to Landmarks Board matters, please call Andrea Green, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 558-6266.

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 Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board at, or prior to, the public hearing.

NOTE:          Material submitted by the public for Landmarks Board review prior to a scheduled hearing, should be received at the Planning Department Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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 Board 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 Landmarks Board at the public hearing. Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing for distribution. For complete distribution to all Board Members, necessary staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 18 copies.

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

Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N which stop at the Civic Center and Van Ness Avenue Stations. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. American sign language interpreters and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6403, at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

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 (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Administrator, by mail to City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone (415) 554-7724 (office); (415) 554-6163 (fax); or by e-mail at Donna_Hall@sfgov.org.
Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine

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 Admin Code §16,520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, Suite 701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.

          COMMUNICATIONS

Note: Each item on the Architectural Design Review, the Public Communication Committee 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, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor Reception.

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