August 20, 2003
FINAL ACTION MINUTES
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400
AUGUST 20, 2003
12:32 P.M. ROLL CALL
FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, FINWALL, HO-BELLI, KELLEY, SAMUELS, SHATARA (arr. @12:38 p.m.)and SKRONDAL
MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN and KOTAS
Patricia Vaughey re: 2717 Baker Street
1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
i Gave an update on Neil Hart’s recovery.
i Gave status reports on the Church Street Substation on Fillmore Street and the Oak Street Fire Station, as requested at the August 6, 2003 Landmarks Board hearing.
3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
i Meeting minutes of the Advisory Committee working on Article 10 of the Planning Code are available to the public. The next meeting of the Committee is Monday, August 25, 2003, 3:00 P.M., City Hall.
4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
i Had concerns regarding one of the conditions of approval placed on the Certificate of Appropriateness for 827 Guerrero Street - regarding the pylons. Asked Staff to verify.
Finwall: i Asked if Staff if the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency has a staff person assigned to historical buildings.
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
February – Continued – no quorum.
April 2 - It was moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Samuels) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous.
April 16 - It was moved by Vice President Skrondal (seconded by Cherny) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous.
May 7 - It was moved by Member Shatara (seconded by Samuels) to approve the draft action minutes with a correction on page 1, under Matters of the Board, first line - “ethnic” should be “ethics”. The vote was unanimous.
May 21 - It was moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Ho-Belli) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous.
June 4 - It was moved by Vice President Skrondal (seconded by Samuels) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous.
June 18 - It was moved by Member Shatara (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous.
August 6 - It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Finwall) to approve the draft action minutes with a correction on page 3, first line – “(seconded by Ho-Belli)” should read “seconded by Kotas”. The vote was unanimous.
Tape No(s).: 1a
n Review, Comment and Adopt
5. (T. KELLEY)
Review, comment and adoption by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board), a draft letter expressing support for the proposal to rehabilitate 690 and 938 Market Street, and to consider these buildings as city landmarks, and for consideration of a Mills Act contract, based on a presentation given by the Hunter Group and Farella, Braun & Martel at the August 6, 2003 Landmarks Board hearing.
Action: After discussions, it was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Finwall) to approve draft letter and forward to the acting Director of Planning. The vote was unanimous.
Tape No(s).: 1a
n Review and Comment - Section 106 / HABS Photographs
6. 2002.0809F (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)
340 – 370 Valencia Streetaka Valencia Gardens, west side of Valencia Street, north side of 15th Street, and the east side of Guerrero Street. Assessor’s Block 3546,
Lot 2. The proposed project involves the demolition of the Valencia Gardens public housing project (246 units). Request for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board) to review and comment on the adequacy of the Historic American Building Survey (HABS) photographic documentation. The HABS photographs are one of the mitigation measures agreed to in the Memorandum of Agreement resulting from the Section 106 review. A letter containing the comments of the Landmarks Board will be addressed 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 lead Federal Agency (Department of Housing and Urban Development), and send copies to the California Office of Historic Preservation, Mayor’s Office of Housing, and any other interested parties.
Speaker(s): Ben Golvin
i The HABS photos should include spaces while in use.
i Would like to see more courtyard photos and landscaping.
i Agreed with Staff, do not have adequate elevation photos.
i It was moved by Member Samuels (seconded by Skrondal) to approve Staff’s recommendation. The vote was unanimous.
President Kelley will write a letter with the Landmarks Board comments and forward to the Director of Planning.
Tape No(s).: 1a & b
n Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
7. 2003.0798A (K. SIMONSON: 415/558-6321)
500 DIVISADERO STREET, Landmark #182, northeast corner at Fell Street. Assessor’s Block 1203, Lot 017A. Historically known as the Theodore Green Apothecary, 500 Divisadero is a two-story wood-frame building with a commercial space at the ground floor and residential unit above. Distinctive features of the Queen Anne-style building, designed by Samuel Newsom and constructed in 1888-89, include the 19th century storefront, oriel bays, and round windows on the upper floor. The property is listed in the City’s 1976 Architectural Survey, and is in an NC-2 (Small Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to install signs with lighting, replace the front door and transom, and construct an addition at the rear.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with modifications
Speaker(s): David Ewald
Action: It was moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Skrondal) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff recommendation with amendments as follows:
4 Use a blade sign at the corner with external lights directed onto sign.
4 No lights on the sidewalls.
4 Any lights required at the rear addition entrance, use minimal, down light, motion sensor, shielded bulb.
4 Sign on transom okay.
The vote was unanimous.
Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Samuels, Shatara and Skrondal
Absent: Dearman and Kotas
Tape No(s).: 1b
8. 2003.0878A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)
1182 MARKET STREET, The Orpheum Theatre, north side at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hyde Street. Assessor's Block 351, Lot 22. The subject property is a four-story steel frame, terracotta and stucco-clad performance theatre with accessory office and retail uses. It is designated as San Francisco Landmark No. 94, is a Contributory Building in the Civic Center Historic District, is located in the C-3-G Zoning District, and in an 80-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to complete work on restoration/reconstruction of the ground floor retail canopy per a previous Certificate of Appropriateness. The request also includes installation of new storefront window and door systems at the existing retail frontages. The project sponsor also proposes to restore original "twisted" columns and stone bases at the ground level.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with a Condition that the canopy roof remain or be replaced in -kind
Speaker(s): Bill Shaw
Action: It was moved by Member Finwall (seconded by Shatara) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff Recommendation with an amendment as follows:
4 Remove the existing canopy and store in the basement of the building.
The vote was unanimous.
Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Ho-Belli, Kelley, Shatara and Skrondal
Absent: Dearman, Kotas and Samuels
Tape No(s).: 1b & 2a
ADJOURNMENT: 3:15 P.M.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas
Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
Committee Members: Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Elizabeth Skrondal
CHAIR’S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Adopted: October 1, 2003
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