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August 18, 2004

FINAL ACTION MINUTES
OF THE
SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

AUGUST 18, 2004

12:30 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, FINWALL, MALEY, SAMUELS, SHATARA and SKRONDAL

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN, KELLEY and KOTAS

PUBLIC COMMENT

Michael Levin re: The Emporium Building and related items

Mary Ann Miller re: The Music Concourse

Chris Duderstad re: The Music Concourse

Charles Chase re: The Emporium Building

Gee Gee Platt re: The Emporium Building

Mark Ryser re: The Emporium Building

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart,

Preservation

Coordinator:

  • In response to public comment - the Music Concourse is being reviewed by Tina Tam.

  • Reported that 938-942 Market Street was before the Land Use Committee. It was stated that with the exception that the Board finds that the proposed prject in its entirety, including the penthouse addition, will have special architectural and aesthetic interest and value, as opposed to the penthouse addition itself having historic merit, and that the Board finds the rehabilitation, including the penthouse addition, will be consistent with the Secretary of the Interior Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures.

  • Landmark designations of the James Lick Baths, the Mission Carnegie Library and MUNI Forest Hill Station were heard before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Maxwell initiated landmark designation of 900 Innes Avenue. Landmark Designation of 150 Otis Street will be heard at the Planning Commission on October 7, 2004.

  • The September 15th Landmarks Board hearing will be cancelled).

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Elizabeth Skrondal:

  • Commented on a news article regarding the Transbay Terminal EIR.

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Bridget Maley:

  • Asked about the status of the project at 212 Union Street.

  • Asked about photographs in environmental evaluations.

Robert Cherny:

  • Commented on the tour of the Mint.

  • Asked about the status of the proposed project on the UC Berkeley Extension Campus site.

Tape No(s).: 1a

ACTION ITEMS

4.

Discussion and comment on the American Institute of Architects Resource Committee's Historical Policies dated January 28, 1997, sent to the Department of Building Inspection, regarding the use of the State Historical Building Code and Treatment of Qualified Historic Buildings after Damage in National Events such as Earthquake, Fire, etc.. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will consider writing a letter to the Department of Building Inspection with their comments on the Historical Policies.

Speaker(s): Bruce Bonacker

Board Actions:

  • Members of the Landmarks Board suggested having the Acting Director (Jim Hutchinson) along with Laurence Kornfield, Chief Building Inspector from the Department of Building Inspection come and give an informational presentation.

Tape No(s).: 1a & b

Section 106 Review

5. 2004.0484F (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6478)

1401-1436 MARKET STREET, south side between 10th and 11th Streets. Assessor's Block 3507, Lots 39, 41 and 42 - Request for Section 106 Review - The Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) has recently recommended federal funding for the Tenth/Mission/Market Streets Mixed-Use Project (1404-1436 Market Street), which includes demolition of all buildings on the project site and construction of an office tower with ground level retail and two apartment towers containing affordable and market rate housing with ground level retail. The undertaking is eligible for Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Section 8 Program. At this time, MOH is seeking comments on the Findings of Effect. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will, as a consulting party in the Section 106 review process, review and comment on the Findings of Effect, as described in the letters dated April 30, 2004 and June 10, 2004.

Speaker(s): Valarie O'Donnell

Sandra (from SOM)

Gretchen Parker

Board Actions:

  • After hearing public comment, the Board unanimously concurred with the Findings of Effect.

Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Maley, Samuels, Shatara and Skrondal

Noes: None

Absent: Dearman, Kelley and Kotas

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

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

6. 2004.0791A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

1 JONES STREET, The Hibernia Bank Building, Landmark No. 130, northwest corner of McAllister Street. Assessor's Block 349, Lot 3 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a small security fence around the front entry steps, to a two-story, steel-frame, granite-clad Beaux-Arts bank building. The project is zoned C-3-G (Downtown General Commercial) District and is in an 80-120-T Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s): Edward Leung

Board Actions:

  • After hearing public comment, it was moved by Board Member Samuels (seconded by Shatara) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness with the condition that the fence will be removed with new owners. The vote was unanimous.

Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Maley, Samuels, Shatara and Skrondal

Noes: None

Absent: Dearman, Kelley and Kotas

Tape No(s).: 2a

ADJOURNMENT: 3:50 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

None.

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

ADJOURNMENT:

Adopted: March 16, 2005

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