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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, January 19, 2011


11:30 A.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:       11:30 A.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





The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.


1.         2010.0486U                                                                    (M. Corrette: 415/558.6295)

SOMA HISTORIC RESOURCES SURVEY, Consideration to adopt, modify, or disapprove the findings of the historic resource survey. The survey consists of: a Historic Context Statement (previously adopted); Primary Records (DPR 523A forms), Building Structure and Object Records, (DPR 523B forms), District Records (DPR 523D forms) and comprehensive Survey Inventory Database.  The survey area includes approximately 60 blocks and covers the Eastern Neighborhoods East  SoMa Area Plan and the Western SoMa Community Plan. The general boundaries of the survey area are Mission and Folsom Streets to the north; Bryant and Townsend Streets to the south, The Embarcadero to the east, and 13th and 7th Streets to the west.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the SoMa Historic Resources Survey Primary Records (DPR 523A forms); Building Structure and Object Records, (DPR 523B forms), District Records (DPR 523D forms) and Survey Inventory Database.

(Continued from 12/1/10 hearing)

(Continued to 2/16/11 hearing)




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).).





2.                                                                                                   (M. Brown: 415/575-9074)

            Status Report on Golden Gate Park Article 10 Designation




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.        120 Ellis Street (aka 101 Powell Street), Case No. 2010.0983H

              b.        785 Market Street, Case No. 2010.1027H

              c.        180 Sutter Street, Case No. 2011.0015H

              d.        731 Market Street, Case No. 2011.0016H

              e.        701 Sutter Street, Case No. 2011.0022H

              f.         117 Post Street,  Case No. 2010.0982H


5.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Hearing of December 15, 2010


6.         Disclosures


7.         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.


8.         2010.0934A                                                                    (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

280 UNION STREET, north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets, Assessor’s Block 0106, Lot 065.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to legalize existing property line windows at third floor of east (secondary) elevation.  The subject property is a non-contributing structure to the Telegraph Hill Historic District and is located within an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning district and a 40-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval




9.         Election of Officers

Pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Historic Preservation Commission, Article II, Section 1, the Commission shall elect a President and Vice-President at the first Regular meeting of the Commission held after the first day of January each year or may vote to continue this item to a specific date.



10.       FY 2011-12 Budget – Draft Department Goals and Work Program and Discussion of Historic Preservation Budget Options                                        (T. DiSanto:  415/575-9113)


11.       2011.0006U                                                                        (M. Smith: 415/558-6322)

4701 – 4705 THIRD STREET, east side between Newcomb and Oakdale Avenues, in Assessor's Block 5311, Lot 036.  Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the South San Francisco Opera House (A.K.A. Bayview Opera House), Landmark No. 8, to the National Register of Historic Places.  The subject property is located within a P (Public) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send resolution of findings recommending to SHPO to approve nomination of the subject property to the National Register


12.       2010.1144U                                                               (S. Caltagirone: 415/558-6625)

3232 PACIFIC AVENUE, north side between Arguello and Presidio Avenues, in Assessor's Block 0966, Lot 002.  Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the Julian Waybur House to the National Register of Historic Places.  The subject property is located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, Single-Family) District and an 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Send resolution of findings recommending to SHPO to approve nomination of the subject property to the National Register


13.       MISSION DOLORES NEIGHBORHOOD SURVEY           (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

Adoption of additional findings in support of the March 17, 2010 determination, HPC Motion No. 0056, to adopt the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Survey in order to clarify that the Dolores Park Median and Dolores Park are included within the survey findings as contributors to the identified historic district. The survey area is generally bound by Market Street to the North, 20th Street to the South, Dolores Street to the East, and Church/Sanchez Streets to the West.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt Additional Findings


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)."

(Continued from 12/15/10 hearing)


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

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION ON EXISTING LANDMARK DESIGNATIONS AND REPORTING RELATED TO THE 2010/2011 HPC LANDMARK DESIGNA-TION 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

(Continued from 12/15/10 hearing)


16.      2010.0996A                                                                      (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

500-512 VAN NESS AVENUE, northeast corner of Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street, Assessor’s Block 0766, Lot 006.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace ground floor storefronts on the Van Ness and McAllister façades, install transom windows, and install signs for new commercial tenant.  The subject property is a contributing structure to the Civic Center Historic District and is located within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning district and a 70-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval with conditions


17.                                                                                             (C. Fordham: 415/575-9071)

5400 GEARY BOULEVARD, Assessor's Block 1450, Lot 008, north side between Montgomery and Kearny Streets.  Request for Review and Comment on the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) including adaptive reuse of the Alexandria Theatre building and construction of a new mixed-use building and subsurface parking on the adjacent parking lot.  .  The HPC may direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission to be forwarded to the Environmental Review Officer (ERO). The subject building has been identified as a historic resource for the purposes of CEQA project site is located in the NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial, Moderate Scale) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District in the Inner Richmond neighborhood.

(Continued from 12/1/10 hearing)


18.       900 INNES LETTER                                                             (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

Finalize letter to the property owner regarding outstanding violations at 900 Innes.  The subject building is the Shipwright’s Cottage, City Landmark No. 250.






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: 1/14/2011 9:47:11 AM