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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, March 2, 2011


11:30 A.M.


Regular Meeting



Charles Edwin Chase, President

Courtney Damkroger, Vice President


Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda

Andrew Wolfram, Richard Johns


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:                                   Karl Hasz

                                                                                      Alan W. Martinez

                                                                                      Diane Matsuda

                                                                                      Andrew Wolfram

                                                                                      Richard Johns




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).).




1.         Status of proposed Golden Gate Park Article 10 Designation  (T. Frye 415/575-6822)




2.         President’s Report and Announcements


3.         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.        246 Powell Street (aka 285-291 Geary Street), Case No. 2011.0120H

              b.        144 2nd Street, Case No. 2011.0114H

              c.        278 Post Street, Case No 2011.0150H

              d.        989 Market Street, Case No. 2011.0166H


4.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Hearing of January 19, 2011

              b.        Draft minutes of Hearing of February 2, 2011


5.         Disclosures


6.         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.


7.         2011.0023A                                                                    (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

87 McAllister Street, southeast corner of McAllister and Leavenworth Streets, Assessor’s Block 0351, Lot 053.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install one non-illuminated business sign for a new commercial tenant.  The subject property is a contributing structure to the Civic Center Historic District and is located within a C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) Zoning district and an 80-X Height and Bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval


8.         2011.0043A                                                                    (P. LaValley: 415/575-9084)

1 Grant Avenue, northwest corner of Grant Avenue and O’Farrell Street, Assessor’s Block 0313, Lot 008.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace contemporary signs and banners in-kind for the existing commercial tenant.  The former Savings Union Branch of Security Pacific National Bank, designed by architects Bliss and Faville and constructed in 1910, is Landmark #132.  The subject property is within a C-3-R (Downtown Retail) Zoning district, a 80-130-F Height and Bulk district, and the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval




9.                                                                                                       (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

            Reaffirm the items delegated to the Planning Department to be reviewed as a Minor Permit to Alter as outlined in Motion No. 0083, and Adoption of a new Motion to modify the Planning Department’s review and approval process of Minor Permits to Alter as delegated on October 6, 2010 by the Historic Preservation Commission pursuant to City Charter Section 4.135 and Article 11 of the Planning Code.  This item was calendared at the request of the Historic Preservation Commission.


10.       2011.0138L                                                                       (M. Brown: 415/575-9074)

Consideration to initiate Landmark designation for the Stow Lake Boat House - This item was calendared at the HPC’s request.   It is a consideration of initiation of the Stow Lake Boat House as an individual Article 10 Landmark. 


11.       2010.2776                                                                         (M. Brown: 415/575-9074)

Informational Presentation on HPC Landmark Designation Work Program - Informational presentation based on a request by the HPC for the Department to compile past Landmark Preservation Advisory Board Work Programs, status on review of community-sponsored  Historic Resource Surveys, and preliminary recommendations regarding areas, property types, and styles, that are underrepresented as Article 10 Landmarks and Historic Districts.  This presentation is intended to inform prioritization of the 2010/2011 Landmark Designation Work program.


12.                                                                                                     (T. Frye: 415/575-6822)

The Commission will review the status of the proposed Articles 10 & 11 amendments and consider possible action to move its recommendation on  the proposed legislation forward to the Board of Supervisors.




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: 2/24/2011 3:27:27 PM