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August 06, 2003

FINAL ACTION MINUTES
OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL
1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

    AUGUST 6, 2003

    12:37 P.M. ROLL CALL

    FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

    MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, FINWALL, KELLEY, KOTAS, SHATARA and SKRONDAL

    MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN, HO-BELLI and SAMUELS

    PUBLIC COMMENT

    John Nulty re: preserving a number of historic buildings.

    Michael Levin re: clock on the Golden Gate Bridge; the Old Mint, Landmark No. 239

    REPORTS

    1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

        Adam Light,

        Acting Preservation

        Coordinator:

          • Gave an update on Neil Hart's recovery after surgery.

        3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

        Tim Kelley,

        President:

              • Gave status/update on the Advisory Committee working on Article 10 of the Planning Code.

      4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

        Vice President

        Skrondal:

          • Received a letter from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in response to the letter sent to GGNRA regarding the Aquatic Park Pier.

        Board Member

        Finwall:

      • Requested more information regarding a letter of determination for a project at 943-49 Market Street; status request on the Church Street Substation on Fillmore and the Oak Street Fire Station.

    Tape No(s).: 1a

    REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

      4. APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 19, APRIL 2, 16, MAY 7, 14, JUNE 4 and 18, 2003 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

        Continued. No quorum.

  • Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

    5. 2003.0630A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

        1265 BATTERY STREET, Italian Swiss Colony Warehouse, south side between Battery and Sansome Street. Assessor's Block 84, Lot 8. Constructed in 1903, this three-story with a mezzanine warehouse is Landmark 183 and is located within the C-2 (Community Business) District and a 65-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install new fabric panels with screened lettering on the spandrels of the ground floor windows at the building's northeast corner.

    Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

        Speaker(s): None

        Action: It was moved by Member Skrondal (seconded by Finwall) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff recommendation. The vote was unanimous.

        Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas, Shatara and Skrondal

    Noes: None

    Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli and Samuels

    Tape No(s).: 1a

            6. 2003.0615A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

                9 CALHOUN TERRACE, west side, south of Union Street. Assessor's Block 113, Lot 25. The subject property is a two-and-a-half-story-over-basement, wood frame, Carpenter Gothic, two-unit, residential building and is in the Telegraph Hill Historic District. The property is zoned RH-3 (Mixed Residential, Medium Density) District and in an 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change conditions of approval on the previous Certificate of Appropriateness, which required that existing single-light windows (non-original) be changed to painted wood double hung windows designed to be compatible with historic windows on the building façade. The proposal is to leave the existing windows in place. A paved parking area, landscaping and replacement of an existing stair are also proposed.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval of window proposal; approval of remainder of project with conditions

        Speaker(s): Arnie Lerner, Bradley Attaway, Linda Attaway, Don Hadley, Todd Carrel, Judy Sitz, Jack Branning, Mark Miller, Nan Roth, Gerry Crowley

        Action: It was moved by Member Shatara (seconded by Kotas) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness for a paved parking area, landscaping, replacement of existing stair and approval to leave front bay windows as is. The vote was unanimous.

        Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas, Shatara and Skrondal

    Noes: None

    Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli and Samuels

    Tape No(s).: 1a & b

  • Training Session

            7. (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)

                Preservation Commission Workshop Videos: Certified Local Government Preservation Commission, Board and Staff Training Program, August 26, 1999, Long Beach, CA.

                Video #2 Identification of Historic Resources

                (continued)

                      A. "Eligibility" Criteria................................. Jenan Saunders

                      Local Government Unit

                      State Office of Historic Preservation

                      B. Levels of Significance

                      C. Conducting and Maintaining

                      Surveys and Inventories ................... Lucinda Woodward

                      Local Government Unit

                      State Office of Historic Preservation

            8. (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)

          National Historic Landmarks Exceptional Places, Past and Present: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

                      CD-ROM National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are Historically significant to the entire nation

      What they are: buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects.

        How is a NHL chosen? Association with events, Association with people, Association with ideals, outstanding architecture or design or engineering, properties that characterize a way of life, ability to yield information.

        Benefits to owners Honor, technical and financial assistance. Save America's Treasures Grants

      What threatens NHLs? Deterioration, lack of maintenance.

                More information can be found at the National Park Service website at: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nhl/

                Continued to November hearing.

  • Informational Presentation(s)

    9. (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

        690 MARKET STREET, north side of Market Street at the northeast corner of intersection with Kearny Street. Assessor's Block 311, Lot 6. Informational hearing on possible landmark designation and related rehabilitation and expansion of the subject building, including a change in use from office to residential and timeshare hotel. The project sponsor is seeking comments, direction and advice from the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board on the proposed landmark designation and related rehabilitation and expansion project, prior to submitting an application for Landmark Designation. The subject property is an existing 12-16-story steel frame building constructed in 1890. The building has an original brick facade obscured by a non-original marble and metal facade installed in the 1950s. The subject property is located in a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District and a 250-S Height and Bulk District. The project sponsor is submitting a Potential San Francisco Landmark Questionnaire (Preservation Bulletin No. 19).

        Speaker(s): Mary Murphy

            Jim Hunter

            Charles Bloszies

            Charles Chase

            Michael Levin

        Board

        Comments:

          • Thanked project sponsors for the excellent presentation.

          • Offered to write a letter of support of the project. Asked Staff to place item on the next Landmarks Board calendar.

    10. (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

                938-942 MARKET STREET, north side of Market Street between Powell and Mason Streets. Assessor's Block 341, Lot 5. Informational hearing on possible landmark designation and related rehabilitation and expansion of the subject building, including a change in use from office to residential use. The project sponsor is seeking comments, direction and advice from the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board on the proposed landmark designation and rehabilitation and expansion projects, prior to submitting an application for Landmark Designation of the subject properties. 938 Market Street is a seven-story brick office building constructed in 1907-1908. It is rated as a Category I Building in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District. The project sponsor is submitting a Potential San Francisco Landmark Questionnaire (Preservation Bulletin No. 19).

                See comments under item No. 9, above.

    ADJOURNMENT: 3:40 P.M.

    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

N/A

    PUBLIC COMMENT

      N/A

    ADJOURNMENT

    Adopted: August 20, 2003

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