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City and County of San Francisco
October 5, 2005

            FINAL ACTION MINUTES

         OF THE

                SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

                       

   CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

October 5, 2005

 

12:12 P.M. ROLL CALL

 

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  MALEY, MARTINEZ, SHATARA, STREET

 

MEMBER(S) ABSENT:  KOTAS

 

  1. 2004.0027AC

Winslow Hastie, Preservation Staff

900 MINNESOTA STREET, west side, between 20th and 22nd Streets.  Assessor’s Block 4106, Lots 001A, 002, 021 and 022.  The subject complex is listed as contributory to the Dogpatch Historic District; it is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  Request for Architectural Review Committee review and comment on the proposal to rehabilitate two contributory buildings of the former Esprit complex, and to demolish later, non-contributory buildings located to the north.  The project would convert the two historic brick buildings into dwelling units with a complex of new buildings to the north.  The project would create a total of 142 dwelling units with 6,200 square feet of office space and 2,200 square feet of restaurant/café space.

 

Speaker(s):

John Orden

Dick Millet

Charles Chase

 

                        Board Comment(s):

  • More information on treatment/quality of the brick wall (Minnesota St. side) and more details on how it will wrap and how will it relate to the park/ new building. Suggested more study of the stoops (Minnesota St. side).  Try to retain the fire doors, elevator, the north walls and the existing wood window frames should be restored. Concern with the height of the two new buildings.  Obtain an existing site plan that clearly states what will be demolished, a demo plan and concerned with the loss of the middle part of the building.  Concerned with the materials that are to be used.

 

ARCHITECTURAL ADJOURNMENT:  1:03 P.M.

 

 

 

Tape No(s):  1a

 

 

 

 

1:05 P.M. ROLL CALL

 

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  CHERNY, MALEY, MARTINEZ, SHATARA, SKRONDAL, STREET

 

MEMBER(S) ABSENT:  CHAN, DEARMAN AND KOTAS

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

Gee Gee Platt:  Concerned with 900 Innes Avenue continued continuances, 850 Bush Street inadequacy and the demolition in the Southwest quadrant carriage house.

 

Chris VerPlanck:  Regarding indefinite continuances at 900 Innes Avenue.

 

REPORTS

 

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Mark Luellen, Planning Staff:

                                                i        150 Otis Street has been referred by to the Land Use Committee.

iSt. Brigid’s has been scheduled to the Planning Commission on October 20.

iA falling tree caused the landside at Stowe Lake.

 

                        2.         PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

           

M. Bridget Maley, President:

iShe called the President of the Planning Commission and to the Board of Supervisor’s office regarding 900 Innes Avenue, but was unable to reach anyone. 

iReceived a letter from the Friends of the Geneva Office Building regarding finding a use for the building.

iProvided update from the National Trust Conference she attended in Portland.

 

3.         MATTERS OF THE BOARD

 

Board Member(s)

iDraft a letter to the Land Use Committee urging them to recommend the landmark designation of 150 Otis Street (Block 3513, Lot 13) to the Board of Supervisors.

                       

                        Robert Cherny

                                                                                                i         He requested to agendized an item regarding facadism to develop guidelines for developers, so those projects presented to the Board are not rejected.

 

 

                        M. Bridget Maley

i The pending legislation with the Board of Supervisors regarding the Ethics Committee did not move forward.

 

Speaker(s):

                                                                                    Gee Gee Platt

 

Tape No(s):  1a & b

 

                                                            Appointment(s)

 

  1. Bridget Maley

The Landmarks Board will discuss, consider, and vote on its appointment of one member to the Historic Preservation Fund Committee.  This Committee was created by the Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims by and between the Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco Upholding the Downtown Plan and San Franciscans For Preservation Planning.  The Settlement Agreement, Section 2(c), provides that:

 

“The Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development shall be responsible for disbursing any amount of the Developer Payment in accordance with this Agreement.  Prior to disbursing any amount of the Development Payment, the Mayor’s Office on Economic and Workforce Development shall consider the recommendation of a Historic Preservation Fund Committee (“Committee”).  The Committee shall hold a duly notice public meeting before making recommendations about disbursement of the Developer Payment.  The Committee shall consist of seven voluntary members.  The Mayor, the President of the Board of Supervisors, the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, the Redevelopment Agency, San Franciscans for Preservation Planning, San Francisco Architectural Heritage, and San Francisco Beautiful shall each be entitled to appoint one member to the Committee.  Each member shall have a demonstrated historic resources background and be well versed in:  successful architectural surveys; historical research and documentation; or planning and land use issues.  Each member shall serve at the will of the appointing official, agency, or organization.  The appointing officials, agencies and organizations shall each give written notice of the appointment of its member to the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development.  The Committee shall exist until the Developer Payment is fully disbursed, at which time the Committee will terminate.”

 

Action: It was moved by Board Member Skrondal (seconded by Cherny) to appoint Board Member Alan Martinez to serve on the Historic Preservation Fund Committee. The vote was unanimous. 

 

                        Ayes:               Cherny, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal, Street

                        Absent:          Chan, Dearman, Kotas                         

                        Noes:              None

 

 

 

 

NON-ACTION ITEM(S)

 

5.         2005.071E

            Joy Navarrete, Preservation Staff

            900 MINNESOTA STREET, west side between 20th and 22nd Streets.  Assessor’s Block 4106, Lots 001A, 002, 021 and 022.  The subject complex is listed as contributory to the Dogpatch Historic District; it is zoned M-1 (Heavy Industrial) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.  An informational presentation on the proposed project.

 

                                Speaker(s):

                                    Christopher VerPlench

                                    Jon Worden

Joe Boss

Charles Chase

 

                        Board Comments:

                                                i           Suggested a presentation that includes historic photos and a discussion on how these buildings were originally used.  Questioned if the Dogpatch group had a ban on medal siding.  How close will the north side be to the overpass? 

 

            REVIEW AND COMMENT

 

6.             2005.0717E

Joy Navarrete, Preservation Staff

Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Environmental Impact Report.  The proposed project would include the development of approximately 142 residential units, approximately 6,300 gross Square feet (gsf) of office space, about 2,100 gsf of café space, and a 168-space underground parking garage on an approximately two-acre site in San Francisco’s Central Waterfront district.  The project site is located on the northern half of the 900 block of Minnesota Street, between 20th and 22nd Streets, at the street addresses of 900, 910-12 Minnesota Street and 833 Indiana Street (Assessor’s Block 4106; Lot 27).  The project site, which is currently unoccupied, consists of six buildings totaling approximately 144,000 square feet; a surface parking area; and three gardens and other landscaping that make up the C. Schilling & Co. Wine Cellars complex, a contributor to the Dogpatch Historic District.  The site was most recently the headquarters of the Esprit de Corp. clothing company.  The proposed project would be developed through adaptive reuse of two large brick buildings, demolition of four structures, and new construction.  The portion of the project site for which new development is proposed is within a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) District, and the southwestern portion of the site is within an RH-3 (Residential, House Three-Family) District.  The site is also located within the Central Waterfront Better Neighborhoods Plan Area, and the Dogpatch Historic District.  NOTE:  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was published on September 17, 2005.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the adequacy, accuracy, objectivity and completeness of information in the Draft EIR on October 21, 2005.  This hearing is intended to assist the Landmarks Board such that the

 

Action: It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Martinez) to recommend approval to continue this item until October 19, 2005. The vote was unanimous. 

 

                        Ayes:               Cherny, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal and Street

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:          Chan, Dearman, Kotas                                                 

           

      Review and Comment

 

7.            72 TOWNSEND STREET

Winslow Hastie, Planning Staff

72 Townsend Street, north side, between Colin P. Kelly and 2nd Streets.  Assessor’s Block 3789, Lot 003 – Request for review and comment on the proposed project, which is located in the Rincon Point-South Beach Redevelopment Area.  The proposal is to construct vertical addition on the existing single-story historic warehouse; this addition would contain 74 condominium dwelling units.  Two retail/commercial spaces would front on Townsend Street.  The subject single-story building, the Hooper’s South End Grain Warehouse, is a contributory building in the South End Historic District; it is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and is in a 105-F Height and Bulk District.

 

Speaker(s):

Andrew Junius

Tom Sprinkle

Walter Yonida

Garrett Frakes

Charles Chase

 

            Board Comment(s):

iConcerned with the demolition, distinguishing between the historic fabric, the internal framework, the stucco finish, and the vines. Suggested analysis of the impact of this project from the entire district, and an environmental review should include alternatives of a lower scale project. Encourage the Redevelopment Agency to look for other alternatives, believes this project is moving in the wrong direction, suggested demolishing the entire building.  Retaining the brick walls, keep the Townsend bay and put nothing on top, install panel with history of the building and how important it is and a horizontal separation between the buildings.

 

Tape No(s):  1b & 2a

 

            Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

 

              8.2005.0717A

              Adam Light, Preservation Staff

    1010 GOUGH STREET,.  Northeast corner of intersection with Eddy Street.  Assessor’s Block 737, Lot 9 – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for restoration work on Landmark No. 111, the Family Service Agency building.  Restoration work includes replacement of some non-original windows with new window sash and doors matching the original design by Bernard Maybeck, as well as the restoration of parapet crenalations and balusters.  The subject property is zoned in an RM-4 (Residential, mixed, high-density) district, and an 80-B Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

 

Speaker(s):

Mark McMillan

Erin Grucz

 

Action: It was moved by Member Shatara (seconded by Cherny) to recommended approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness for 1010 Gough Street The vote was unanimous.

 

                        Ayes:               Cherny, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal and Street

                        Noes:              None

                                    Absent:           Chan, Dearman, Kotas

 

NON-ACTION ITEM(S)

 

      Informational Presentation

 

              9.       2002.1129E

              Lisa Gibson, Planning Staff

              SAN FRANCISCO MARINA RENOVATION, (3950 Scott Street).  Assessor’s Block 900, Lot 3.  The project site is within a P (Public) Use District and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  An informational presentation on the proposed project.

 

                    Speaker(s):

                                      Edgar Lopez

                                      Bill Suguya

 

                    Board Comments:

iNone

 

Action: It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Shatara) to approve of the recusal of Board Member Street from item #9 and #10 the San Francisco Marina Renovation.  The vote was unanimous.

 

                        Ayes:               Cherny, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal and Street

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:          Chan, Dearman, Kotas

 

ACTION ITEM(S)

 

      Review and Comment

 

 

10.          2002-1129E

Lisa Gibson, Planning Staff

SAN FRANCISCO MARINA RENOVATION, Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The proposed project is the renovation of the San Francisco Marina at 3950 Scott Street (Assessor’s Block 900, Lot 003).  Waterside improvements would include installation of three new breakwater structures and the removal of two existing breakwater structures; reconstruction of portions of the degraded rip-rap slopes around the interior shorelines of the marina and along the outer seawall (between the St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs); maintenance dredging; replacement and reconfiguration of the floating docks and slips; replacement of gangways and security gates; installation of an oily water and sewage pumpout facility and refurbishment of two sewage pumpout facilities; upgrade of electrical and water services to the new floating docks; and improved lighting on the docks.  Land-side improvements would include renovation of marina restroom, shower, and office buildings; conversion of a vacant building (former Navy Degaussing Station) into office space; construction of a new 1,000-square-foot maintenance building; and re-stripping of existing parking lots.  The project site is within a P (Public) Use district and an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will receive public testimony and discuss the EIR in order to frame their written comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

 

Speaker(s):

None

 

Board Comments:

iWould like to see a discussion of the historic resource include some very brief acknowledgement of the Marina residential district included in the EIR.

 

Action: It was moved by Member Cherny (seconded by Shatara) to approve the recusal of Board Member Street from item #9 and #10 the San Francisco Marina Renovation.  The vote was unanimous.

 

Noted for the Record:

Board Member Skrondal did not received a copy of the EIR.

 

                        Ayes:               Cherny, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal and Street

                        Noes:              None

                        Absent:          Chan, Dearman, Kotas

 

Tape No(s):      2a

 

11.            NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION

            Mark Luellen, Planning Staff

3301 LYON STREET, Palace of Fine Arts, between Bay and Jefferson Streets.  Assessor’s Block 916, Lot 2.  The Palace of Fine Arts was originally built in 1915 and reconstructed in permanent materials in 1964, to the design of Bernard Maybeck.  The property is zoned P (Public Use) District and is in an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District.  The State Historic Preservation Office is seeking the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board’s Comments on the revised proposed nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as part of San Francisco’s role as a Certified Local Government.

 

Speaker(s):

Michael Corbett

Erin Grucz

 

Board Comments:

iExpressed enthusiasm for the project. The reconstruction statement is being stretched –suggested mentioning the quality of the design.

 

      Review and Comment

 

12. LANDMARK DESIGNATION WORK PROGRAM, 2005-2006, continued discussion to establish the Landmark Designation Work Program for Fiscal-Year 2005-2006.  A working session to update the List of Potential Landmark Designations, and to identify up to eight sites for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board’s consideration of initiation of landmark designation.  (Note:  Continued from the August 17, 2005 Landmarks Board hearing.)

 

                    Speakers:

                                       Joe Butler

                                    Erin Grucz

                              Steve Vettel

         

          Board Comments:

                          iAs part of the criteria what is the budget going to allow?  What about District’s?  Things that are most endanger get attention (like 1337 Sutter St.). Prioritize the list.  1337 Sutter St., 230 Jones St., Bath House for Fleishhacker Pool and the Mother’s Building, Arab Cultural Center, the Doggie Diner Head, Del Monte Warehouse-1620 Montgomery St., Richard P. Doolan/Norman T. Larson-557 Ashbury St., 21st Street Transit Shelter, the Sailor’s Union and the Maybeck Club House.  Suggested adding a line item to the agenda named Work Program Reports.

 

Tape No(s):  2a & b

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:  4:25 p.m.

 

                                                                        Respectfully Submitted,

                                                                        Sonya Banks,

                                                                        Recording Secretary

ADOPTED:            April 5, 2006

 

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