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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, December 15, 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.         CEQA Workshop sponsored by the California Preservation Foundation


2.         Department’s Budget Update                               (T. DISANTO:  (415) 575-9113)

Fiscal Year 2010-11 - Budget Status Update - and Fiscal Year 2011-12 Budget Priority Considerations. 




3.         President’s Report and Announcements


4.         Minor Permits to Alter: In accordance with HPC Motion No. 0083 the following Minor Permits to Alter have been delegated to the Planning Department and are pending approval.  The HPC may request to review one or all of these items at a future hearing.


              a.        161 Jessie Street (aka 74 New Montgomery Street)


5.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Hearing of November 17, 2010

              b.        Draft minutes of Hearing of December 1, 2010


6.         Disclosures


7.         Commissioner Comments/Questions                                                                      




8.                                                                                       (D. Kamalanathan: 415/581-2544)



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

STOW LAKE BOATHOUSE ARTICLE 10 NOMINATION REQUEST BY A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC.  Informational Review of the Stow Lake Boathouse Article 10 Nomination report submitted by a member of the public.  The subject building is the Stow Lake Boathouse, located within Golden Gate Park and constructed 1946 by Architect Warren Charles Perry.  It is currently under review as part of the Golden Gate Park   Article 10 Nomination scheduled for the HPC’s January 19, 2010 hearing.  There is no action required at this time.  The HPC may direct staff to schedule action of this item at a future hearing.  The subject property is located within a (P) Public zoning district. 

Preliminary Recommendation: None. Currently under review by the Department


10.       2010.1085U                                                                     (A. Rodgers: 415/558-6395)

            AMENDMENTS TO PUBLIC WORKS CODE CONCERNING BANNERS ON THE PATH OF GOLD LAMPPOSTS.  [BOS File No. 10-1455].  Hearing of a proposed Ordinance that would amend the Public Works Code Section 184.78 to allow for permanent city neighborhood banners along the Path of Gold Lampposts, City Landmark #200. The Commission will consider an Ordinance introduced by Supervisor Dufty that would amend the Public Works Code as described in the Ordinance with additional modifications as recommended by the Planning Department. The Commission will consider making recommendations on the proposed Ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

            Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Modifications


11.       2009.1183A                                                                   (P. LaValley:  415/575-9084)

901 VALENCIA STREET, southeast corner of Valencia and 20th Streets, Assessor’s 3609, Lot 042.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove and replace the existing storefront and transom windows, partially removed without the benefit of permit.  The subject property is a contributing structure to the Liberty-Hill Historic District and is located within the Valencia Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit District with a 50-X Height and Bulk limit.  

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions


12.       2007.1250F                                                                             (B. Fu: 415/558-6613)

333 HARRISON STREET, on the block bounded by Harrison Street to the north, Beale Street to the east, the Bay Bridge West Approach to the south and the Fremont Access Ramp to the west, in Assessor’s Block 3766, Lot 009.  Request for Review and Comment on the documentation and draft Memorandum of Agreement prepared by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Section 106 review of the proposed demolition of the site’s existing surface construction yard and parking lot, and construction of a residential development at the rear of the site consisting of up to 308 residential units in a 65-foot high, seven-story structure over below-grade, parking structure containing 204 spaces. Consistent with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, HUD has requested comments on the effects the proposed undertaking could have upon historic properties.  The subject property is within RH DTR (Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use) District and in a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission to be forwarded to the Sate Office of Historic Preservation (SHPO).


13.       2005.0869E                                                                        (J. Poling: 415/575.9072)

121 Golden Gate Avenue/St. Anthony Foundation and Mercy Housing Project, southwest corner of Golden Gate Avenue and Jones Street, Assessor’s Block 0349, Lot 001Commission Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the proposed demolition of an existing two-story, 40-foot-tall, 42,468-square-foot building that currently contains a dining hall/kitchen, and the construction of a 10-story, 99-foot-tall, 109,375-square-foot building that would contain dining hall/kitchen and philanthropic/social services, and 90 affordable rental dwelling units for seniors. Constructed in 1912, the existing building is a contributor to the Uptown Tenderloin National Register Historic District and is individually eligible for listing on the National and California Registers.

The public hearing is intended to assist the Historic Preservation Commission on its preparation of written 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 January 13, 2011. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011.

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


14.                                                                                               (M. Corrette: 415/558.6295)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON THE FINDINGS OF THE MARKET AND OCTAVIA SURVEYS AND DISCUSSION OF HPC WORK PROGRAM Informational presentation to discuss historic resources identified within the Market & Octavia Surveys  and their potential to be included on the HPC’s Landmark Designation Work Plan pursuant to Section 4 of Ordinance 72-08 of the Market & Octavia Area Plan.  The Commission may direct staff to schedule a future hearing to include properties on their Landmark Designation Work Plan.

The Historic Preservation Controls set forth in Section 4(F)(2) of Ordinance 02-08 of the Market & Octavia Area Plan state: "[Following] survey adoption, the Department shall present any, if any, proposed, identified, eligible districts as recorded on DPR 523D District Records, and 523A and 523B, individual building inventory forms, to the [Historic Preservation Commission (Commission)]. Upon receipt, the Commission may: (1) initiate formal listing as outlined in Article 10 of the Planning Code; and/or (2) nominate all California or National Register-eligible districts with the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP)."


15.       2010.2776                                                                         (M. Brown: 415/575-9074)

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON EXISTING LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS AND REPORTING RELATED TO THE 2010/2011 HPC LANDMARK DESIGNATION WORK PROGRAM. Informational presentation based on a request by the HPC for the Department to review trends in the location, property types, social history, cultural associations, and construction dates of existing Landmarks. Informational presentation to include budget and task related estimates in order to inform prioritization of the 2010/2011 Work program.  Informational presentation to include a proposed quarterly reporting structure to monitor resource allocation for Landmark designations.





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: 12/9/2010 4:27:36 PM