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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, October 6, 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

Kelley Amdur, Director of Neighborhood Planning

Tim Frye, Acting Preservation Coordinator

Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary



Historic Preservation Commission Calendars are available on the Internet at

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

Case reports and relevant materials are linked to the items on calendar a the above web site.


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.         Report on 900 Innes                                                             (T. Frye: 415/575.6822)




2.         President’s Report and Announcements


3.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of September 1, 2010

              b.        Draft minutes of Regular Hearing of September 15, 2010


4.         Disclosures


5.        Commissioner 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.        2010.0865U                                                                          (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

150 OTIS STREET, west side between Gough and Mc Coppin Streets, in Assessor's Block 3513,Lot 007.  Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the San Francisco Juvenile Court and Detention Home to the National Register of Historic Places.  The subject property is located within a P (Public) District and an 85-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer


7.        2010.0866U                                                                          (A. Starr: 415/558-6362)

116 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET, south side between Mission and Minna Streets, in Assessor's Block 3722,Lot 071.  Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Rialto Building to the National Register of Historic Places.  The subject property is located within a C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and a 150-S Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send comments of support to the State Historic Preservation Officer


8.         2009.1100CH                                                                        (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

1095 MARKET STREET - Northeast corner of Market and 7th Streets, Assessor’s Block 3703; Lot 059 and historically know as the Joseph D. Grant Building.  Request for a Permit to Alter for exterior rehabilitation pursuant to City Charter Section 4.135; including reconstruction of the historic cornice based on pictorial evidence and the installation of canopies, signage, and awnings.  A request for Conditional Use Authorization pursuant to Section 216(b) of the Planning Code to convert the subject building from office to a hotel/hostel with up to 94 rooms with associated restaurant, bar, and nightclub uses will be noticed and heard at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission hearing on October 14, 2010.  The subject building is a Category I (Significant) Building under Article 11 of the Planning Code.   The subject property is within the C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning District and a 90-X Height and Bulk District.  The property is also located in the Market Street Theatre and Loft National Register Historic District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve with Conditions


9.        2010.0864H                                                                            T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

33 MAIDEN LANE AKA 28-36 GEARY STREET   (TIM FRYE 415/575-6822)

Assessor’s Block 0310; Lots 008, between Kearny Street and Grant Avenue and historically known as the Rosenstock Building. The subject building is a Category I Building within the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.   It is located within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) District with an 80-130-F Height and Bulk limit.  The proposal is a request for a Minor Permit to Alter to replace the existing non-historic storefront system with a new system, signage, and exterior lighting.

Recommendation: Approve with Conditions




10.       2010.0128E                                                                        (D. Lewis: 415/575.9095)

42 – 48 HARRIET STREET – southwest side of Harriet Street between Folsom and Howard Streets, in Assessor’s Block 3731, Lots 101 and 102. Request for Review and Comment pursuant to the Eastern Neighborhoods Interim Permit Review Procedures for Historic Resources. The proposed project is to demolish a vacant surface parking lot and construct a new 45-foot-tall, four-story, residential building within the MUG (Mixed Use General) and RED (Residential Enclave Districts), and a 45-X Height and Bulk District, and within the East SOMA subarea of the Eastern Neighborhoods Area Plan. The Department is reviewing an Environmental Evaluation application for the project.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Motion


11.                                                                                                     (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

Identification and Delegation of Minor Permits to Alter for Significant and Contributory Buildings & all buildings with Conservation Districts regulated under Article 11 of the Planning Code to the Planning Department pursuant to City Charter Section 4.135.

(Continued from regular hearing of 9/15/10)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Motion


12.      2008.0968E                                                                      (M. Jacinto: 415/575-9033)

North beach library and joe Dimaggio playground master PLAN
Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report – 701 Mason Street, southeast corner of Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue (Assessor’s Block 74, Lot 1); a portion of the Mason Street roadway between Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue; and 2000 Mason / 661 Lombard Street, the entire block bounded by Lombard, Powell, and Greenwich Streets and Columbus Avenue (Assessor’s Block 75, Lot 1). The project sponsors, the San Francisco Public Library and Recreation and Park Department, propose to demolish the existing North Beach Branch Library and construct a new library and upgrade recreational facilities at the Joe DiMaggio Playground. The project would involve vacation (closure) of a 195-linear-foot portion of Mason Street to vehicular traffic, landscaping improvements in the Mason Street right-of-way, construction of a new 8,500-square-foot (sf) branch library on the 701 Lombard Street parcel and a portion of the right-of-way, demolition of the existing library and excavation, renovation and reorganization of the playground features. The project would result in a total net increase of approximately 3,200 sf of library floor area and about 12,010 sf of new open space. The project would require rezoning of Block 74, Lot 001 to a Public (P) use designation or Conditional Use authorization for a library in the North Beach Neighborhood Commercial zoning district; General Plan and Priority Policy conformity findings; as well as approval by the Library and Recreation and Park Commissions, Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.


NOTE: This public hearing is intended to assist the Commission in its preparation of comments on the Draft EIR (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.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIR on October 7, 2010.  Written comments on the DEIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on October 12, 2010.


Preliminary Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission will discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report 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).


13.       2010.0505U                                                               (M. Weintraub: 415/575-6812)

SOUTH MISSION HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY, Informational presentation. The survey consists of: a Historic Context Statement; field survey of approximately 3,752 individual properties, including 2,099 Primary Records (DPR 523A forms) and comprehensive property database; and Multiple Property Documentation that identifies 988 historic properties and 13 historic districts. The survey area includes approximately 100 blocks and covers the southern portion of the Eastern Neighborhoods Mission Area Plan. The general boundaries of the survey area are 20th Street to the north (as well as several blocks north of 20th Street between Florida Street and Potrero Avenue), Cesar Chavez Street to the south, Potrero Avenue to the east, and Guerrero Street to the west.

Preliminary Recommendation: No action required.


14.      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 focus of this hearing will be on Article 10, Section 309, and parts of Article 11.

(Continued from regular hearing 9/15/10)

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






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.


NOTE:  If 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: 10/4/2010 1:08:14 PM