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Notice of

Meeting and Calendar


Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

        Wednesday, May 18, 2011


12:30 P.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 at 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:       12:30 P.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.         Presentation of the New Property Information Map                                                                         



  2.        President’s Report and Announcements


3.        Disclosures


4.        Commissioner Comments/Questions






            5.         2011.0412T                                                            (K. DeMartini: (415) 575-9118)

Fee Revisions and AdjustmentsReview and Comment on amendments to Planning Code Article 3.5 to (1) place a cap on the initial fee amount at no more than 50% of the estimated construction cost of the project when applying for a Commission or Zoning Administrator Hearing Application (conditional use or variance, including Downtown Applications), certificate of appropriateness, or a building permit application and (2) adjust fees based on the Controller’s annual two-year average consumer price index (CPI).


6.       2011.0427T                                                             (K. DeMartini: (415) 575-9118)

Fee Revisions and AdjustmentsReview and Comment on amendments to Administrative Code, Article IV, Section 31.22(12)(3) Basic Fees to include language that the fees are subject to the Controller’s annual adjustment based on the two-year average consumer price index (CPI) and adjust fees based on this CPI rate.


7.        2005.1004E                                                                  (L. Gibson: (415) 575-9032)

Glen Park Community Plan - Commission Review and Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Glen Park Community Plan, which covers a plan area bounded generally by Chenery Street; Roanoke Street; San Jose Avenue, Calvert Drive, and Bosworth Street; and Elk Street. The plan would require amendments to the San Francisco General Plan as well as changes to use and height and bulk controls in the San Francisco Planning Code. The plan also includes policies for transportation and infrastructure improvements. Nine properties within the plan area were determined to be eligible for the California Register, including the Glen Park BART Station.   This public hearing is intended to assist the Commission in its preparation of comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). Comments made by members of the public at this hearing will not be considered comments on the DEIR and may not be responded to in the Final EIR (FEIR).  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIR on June 2, 2011.  Written comments on the DEIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m., June 13, 2011.


                                                                                                                 (T. FRYE: (415) 575-6822)

 8.       Identification and Delegation of Administrative Certificates of Appropriateness for individual landmarks and all buildings within landmark districts regulated under Article 10 of the Planning Code to the Planning Department pursuant to City Charter Section 4.135.


9.       2011.0401U                                                             (M. WEINTRAUB: (415) 575-6812)

INNER MISSION NORTH HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY - Consideration to adopt, modify, or disapprove the findings of the historic resource survey - The survey consists of: field survey information for approximately 2,009 individual properties; historic resource/non-resource evaluations for approximately 1,745 individual properties that are at least 50 years of age; and historic district evaluations of 13 areas that contain significant groupings of historic contributors. The study area covers approximately 30 square blocks and includes the northwest portion of the Mission Area Plan and a small portion of the Market & Octavia Area Plan. The general boundaries of the study area are: Duboce Avenue and Market Street to the north; 20th Street to the south; Folsom Street and Shotwell Street to the east; and Dolores Street to the west.

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Inner Mission North Historic Resource Survey.


 10.               2011.0473U                                                               (P. LaValley: (415) 575-9084)

          2000 MASON STREET - northeast corner of Mason Street and Columbus Avenue, Assessor’s Block 0075, Lot 001.  Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the San Francisco Public Library North Beach Branch (A.K.A. North Beach Library) to the National Register of Historic Places.  The subject property is located within a P (Public) District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.







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: 12/16/2011 1:26:30 PM