November 05, 2003
FINAL ACTION MINUTES
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
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
- Due to time constraints, this item was continued to another hearing.
Tape No(s).: 1a
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
Roy Jarl re: Parkside Elementary School
Mr. Schauer re: Parkside Elementary School
1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
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
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
Absent: Dearman, Ho-Belli and Samuels
Tape No(s).: 1b
Review and Comment
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
- 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
Tape No(s).: 1b & 2a
Tape No(s).: 2a
ADJOURNMENT: 4:05 P.M.
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas
Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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