February 05, 2003
1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400
FEBRUARY 5, 2003
12:40 P.M. ROLL CALL
FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, KOTAS, SAMUELS, SHATARA and SKRONDAL
MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN
Charles Chase re:
1. City Landmark No. 104, Market Street Railway Substation - request for Redevelopment to give an informational presentation to the Landmarks Board and members of the public on status of this property (Staff to write Redevelopment Agency requesting they give an informational presentation).
2. 1600 Mission Street - concerned with the proposed addition and loss of detail on an historic resource.
Robert Meyers re: 1600 Mission Street, concerned with the proposed addition and loss of detail on an historic resource.
1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tape No(s).: 1a
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
Review and Comment
Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
Speaker(s): Steve Thorn
Action: It was moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Skrondal) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff Findings. The vote was unanimous.
Ayes: Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Kotas, Samuels, Shatara and Skrondal
Tape No(s).: 1a & b
Section 106 Review
6. 2002.1247F (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6418)
421 TURK STREET, south side, between Hyde and Larkin Streets. Assessor's Block 346, Lot 7. The Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) has recently recommended federal funding for a proposal from Asian Inc. for a new development of 29 units of affordable housing known as 421 Turk Street. The undertaking is eligible for Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Section 8 Program. The Area of Potential Effects (APE) includes the subject site and nine of the surrounding and facing properties, or ten properties in all. The letter concludes that proposed undertaking will result in no adverse effects to the historic resources. At this time MOH is seeking comments on the Findings of Effect. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board) will, as a consulting party in the Section 106 review process, review and comment on the Findings of Effect, as described in the letter dated December 2, 2002. A letter containing the comments of the Landmarks Board will be sent to the Director of Planning. The Director will then forward the comments of the Landmarks Board and the comments of the Planning Department to the Mayor's Office of Housing, the lead agency.
Speaker(s): Steve Griner
- Board Members commented that the intent of the design is good, but can go much further.
- Suggested the architect play around with the façade; vary the top belt course; perhaps use balconies on the top floor.
- Board Member stated they were struck by how much integrity remains in the Tenderloin. Urged the architect to make the building more sympathetic.
- Board Member commented that they had a problem with the configuration of the bay windows. Preference was for the original design with the tower on the left side.
- Board Member stated that the buildings in the area display "rigor". By contrast, the base on 421 Turk Street isn't organized. Commented that the single biggest problem is that the bays violate the pattern of the neighborhood. They need to be more repetitive.
- The Landmarks Board generally concurred with the description of the undertaking, the Area of Potential Effects (APE) and the Eligibility of APE properties. The Landmarks Board questioned why two of the properties, #1 and #2 of the APE, were rated "7" undetermined. The Landmarks Board felt that the fact that these buildings were not evaluated in the original survey, is not sufficient for Section 106 Review; they should be evaluated as part of the Section 106 Review process.
- Under consideration of "effect", the Landmarks Board has the following opinions: The consensus was that façade design of the undertaking, as currently presented, has the potential for adverse effect on individual historic properties within the APE and the Historic District as a whole. The Landmarks Board recommends mitigation of this potential effect by a reconsideration of the façade in light of the comments above regarding the belt courses and windows.
- The Landmarks Board does not concur with the MOH determination under Section 106 of the NHPA, that no historic properties are adversely affected by the undertaking. As currently presented, the Landmarks Board believes that the proposed building for 421 Turk Street will have an Adverse Effect to Historic Properties.
Tape No(s).: 2a
ADJOURNMENT: 2:40 P.M.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas
Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Adopted: March 19, 2003
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