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City and County of San Francisco
September 1, 2004

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

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

SEPTEMBER 1, 2004

11:37 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, FINWALL, KELLEY, MALEY (arr. @ 12 noon), SHATARA and SKRONDAL

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN and KOTAS

PUBLIC COMMENT

Michael Levin re: The Jessie Street Substation

Peter Samuels re: Thanks to the Landmarks Board

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart,

Preservation

Coordinator:

  • Peter Samuels' term ended and he will be replaced by Frank Lee.

  • Information regarding the project at 55 Laguna Street, UC Extension will be scheduled before the Landmarks Board - a date is to be determined.

  • An informational presentation by Laurence Kornfield from the Department of Building Inspection is scheduled for November 4, 2004.

  • Updated the Board on the color of the dome on the Palace of Fine Arts.

Adam Light,

Department

Staff:

  • Reported on the status of 212 Union Street and 50 Oak Street (The Conservatory of Music building).

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

None.

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Paul Finwall:

  • Asked about the Department's website.

  • Would like to have the Board's policy regarding School District dicussions agendized for October 6.

Robert Cherny:

  • Suggested finding resources outside of the City to work of additional landmarks.

Elizabeth Skrondal:

  • Commented on the color of the dome of the Palace of Fine Arts

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Tape No(s).: 1a

ACTION ITEMS

4.

Review and comment on a draft letter to the Department of Building Inspection regarding the use of the State Historical Building Code and the Treatment of Qualified Historic Buildings after Damage in National Events such as Earthquake, Fire, etc.. (FINWALL/SKRONDAL)

Speaker(s): None

Proposed for continuance to October 6, 2004. Moved by Skrondal (seconded by Maley). The vote was unanimous to continue.

Tape No(s).: 1a

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

5. 2004.0551A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

201 SANSOME STREET, The Royal Globe Insurance Building, Landmark No. 160, northwest corner of Pine Street. Assessor's Block 260, Lot 5 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to make minor alterations to the ground floor of the façade, including new ingress/egress doors to meet ADA and fire code requirements, to permit the conversion of an existing office building to up to 48 dwelling units.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s): Eric Lundquist

Recused: Bridget Maley

Board Actions:

  • After hearing public comment, it was moved by Board Member Shatara (seconded by Skrondal) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff Findings. The vote was unanimous.

Ayes: Cherny, Finwall, Kelley, Shatara and Skrondal

Recused: Maley

Noes: None

Absent: Dearman and Kotas

Tape No(s).: 1a & b

6. 2004.0577A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

735 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side of street between Jackson Street and Columbus Avenue. Assessor's Block 195, Lot 1 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the installation of six panel antennas and related equipment on a three-story reinforced concrete, potentially compatible office building in the Jackson Square Historic District. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s): Jason Smith

Recused: Robert Cherny

Board Actions:

  • After hearing public comment, it was moved by Board Member Shatara (seconded by Maley) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff Findings. The vote was unanimous.

Ayes: Finwall, Kelley, Maley, Shatara and Skrondal

Recused: Cherny

Noes: None

Absent: Dearman and Kotas

Tape No(s).: 1b

7. 2004.0825A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

MURPHY WINDMILL, west end of Golden Gate Park, Martin Luther King Drive at Great Highway. Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 1 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to landscape the immediate surrounds of the Murphy Windmill site, Landmark No. 210. The subject property is zoned P (Public) and is in an OS Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s): Michael Farham

Lena Chen

Michael Levin

Board Actions:

  • After hearing public comment, it was moved by Board Member Skrondal (seconded by Maley) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness based on Staff Findings. The vote was unanimous.

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

Noes: None

Absent: Dearman and Kotas

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

ACTION ITEMS

8. 2003.0584LU (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

690 MARKET STREET, northeast corner of intersection with Kearny Street, Assessor's Block 311, Lot 6. Informational hearing regarding seismic and structural upgrade options for this conditionally landmarked sixteen-story building with a proposed eight to thirteen story addition. The Project Sponsor wishes to present the options for the seismic upgrade of the building, as well as the structural upgrade that will accommodate the proposed vertical addition. Department staff, as well as the Project Sponsor, are seeking feedback and direction on which seismic and structural options would be most appropriate for the building and project. The subject building is conditional Landmark No. 243, and is located in a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District, and a 285-S Height and Bulk District.

Speaker(s): Mary Murphy

A request for continuance was made by the project sponsor. It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to continue the item. The vote was unanaimous.

9.

Discussion and comment on the status of the Emporium Project. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will consider writing a letter to the Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Department, or other appropriate parties. (KELLEY)

Speaker(s): Daniela Kirshenbaum

Charles Chase

Bruce Bonacker

Mark Ryser

Gee Gee Platt

Harry O'Brien

Michael Levin

Jim Chappell

Amy Neches

Board Actions:

  • The Department requested a continuance of this item. Because the next hearing (September 15th) is cancelled, Board Member Cherny moved to schedule a replacement hearing in September. September 21st (Room 400, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.) was agreed upon by a roll call vote.

Tape No(s).: 2a & b

ADJOURNMENT: 3:20 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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