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City and County of San Francisco
November 05, 2003FINAL ACTION MINUTES
OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

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

NOVEMBER 5, 2003

12:38 P.M. ROLL CALL

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

MEMBERS PRESENT: FINWALL, KELLEY, KOTAS and SHATARA

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: SAMUELS

    1. 2003.0820A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

              802 DAVIS STREET, Embarcadero Hotel located within the Northeast Waterfront Historic District, north side of Broadway between Davis and The Embarcadero. Assessors Block 139, Lot 2. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to construct a mid-rise hotel building that will contain 255 rooms. The project would involve four parcels and would include the construction of waterfront park, auto court (Assessors Block 140, Lot 8) and four level parking garage (Assessor's Block 140, Lot 8) that would contain 360-380 stalls.

    ARC comments and recommendations:

    Speaker(s): Mark Hornberger

      Dan Podack
      Charles Chase
      Kelli Kahn

  • Due to time constraints, this item was continued to another hearing.

Tape No(s).: 1a

ADJOURNMENT

1:25 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

Roy Jarl re: Parkside Elementary School

Mr. Schauer re: Parkside Elementary School

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Neil Hart, Chief

      Neighborhood Planning:

      • Responded to the public comments inquiries regarding Parkside Elementary School.

      • Announced the resignation of Preservation Technical Planning Staff, Kaye Simonson. Thanked her for her contribution to the Department.

      3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      Tim Kelley,

      President:

            • Expressed his regrets to Kaye Simonson leaving.

            • Announced the death of Dave Farr from MUNI.

    4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

      Board Member

      Skrondal:

        • Gave an overview of a walking tour of 690 Market Street. She also attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Laguna Honda.

      Board Member

      Cherny:

      • Gave an overview of a tour of the Union Iron & Works buildings.

      Board Member

      Finwall:

        • Asked Staff to agendize an informational presentation by the Unified School District on the status of the Parkside Elementary School.

      Tape No(s).: 1a & b

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

      4. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 17, OCTOBER 1 and OCTOBER 15, 2003 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

      September 17 Continued - no quorum.

      October 1 Continued - no quorum.

      October 15 It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the draft action minutes. The vote was unanimous (Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas, Shatara and Skrondal).

      Tape No(s).: 1b

  • Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

      5. 2003.0864A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6481)

        101 SPEAR STREET, Rincon Annex, east side between Mission and Howard Streets, Assessor's Block 3716, Lots 021, 022, 023, 024. The subject property is a three-story; reinforced concrete, former U.S. Postal facility that was constructed in 1940 and is Landmark Number 107. It is zoned C-3-O (Downtown Office) District and is in a 200-S Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install three 18-inch new cellular antennas on the Mission Street façade. (Note: Item continued from the October 15, 2003 Hearing.)

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

        Speaker(s): Richard Tang

      Recused: President Kelley

        Action: It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Shatara) to continue the item to December 3rd . The vote was unanimous.

        Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Kotas, Shatara and Skrondal

    Noes: None

    Recused: Kelley

    Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli and Samuels

    Tape No(s).: 1b

  • Review and Comment

            6. (N. HART/J. KUGLER: 415/558-6338 / 558-5983)

        CEQA REVIEW PROCEDURES FOR HISTORIC RESOURCES. Public and Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board members review and comment on the proposed guidance document for staff and the public on the methodology for evaluating and processing historical resources to meet the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Staff, through an interdepartmental group, has set out a draft of a proposed process for standardizing how structures will be processed to determine if they qualify as historical resources and what type of environmental documentation would be appropriate so that the City meets it's obligations and responsibilities in implementing CEQA. The document was sent out to the public in July, 2003. Comments will be incorporated into a revised version for use by the staff.

        Speaker(s): Charles Chase

          Gee Gee Platt

          Jonathan Pearlman

        Board Comments:

          • It was asked if the document is a policy document.

          • President Kelley thanked Department Staff for bringing this item forward. Stated that the hearing was an appropriate forum; and while private consultations with representatives of the preservation community have their own values, President Kelley wanted to go on record to say that he thinks these discussions belong in a public forum - earlier rather than later.

          • President Kelley expressed his appreciation for the progress (with all of its disputes, and all of its remaining questions), the document represents over what there was to start with. He stated he understands the open process.

          • Asked if the document is going to change, if the actions, the procedures promulgated by the document are to grow, how?

          • President Kelley wanted to note for the record, that this does remain an open process and he sure Staff will continue to receive comment.

    Tape No(s).: 1b & 2a

  • Landmark Designation(s)

      7. 2003.1094L (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

                2362 MARKET STREET, The Jose Theater / Names Project Building, northwest corner of 16th and Castro Streets. Assessor's Block 3562, Lot 11. The subject property is in the Upper Market Street Neighborhood Commercial District (NCD) and a 65-B Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending to the Planning Commission, landmark designation of the Jose Theater / Names Project, 2362 Market Street as Landmark No. 241.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution supporting landmark designation

                Speaker(s): Jonathan Pearlman

                        Charles Chase

                Board Action and Comments:

                      • It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to initiate landmark designation of 2362 Market Street, Jose Theater / Names Project Building. The vote was unanimous (Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas and Skrondal). (Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli, Samuels and Shatara)

                      • It was moved by Member Skrondal (seconded by Cherny) to recommend landmark designation of 2362 Market Street, Jose Theater / Names Project Building to the Planning Commission, per draft resolution as Landmark No. 241. The vote was unanimous (Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Kotas and Skrondal). (Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli, Samuels and Shatara)

                      • President Kelley added that he will speak with the owner of the property regarding support of providing an historical plaque; then place the item on a future agenda for review and approval.

    Tape No(s).: 2a

    ADJOURNMENT: 4:05 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

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