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Notice of

Meeting and Calendar


Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

                             Wednesday, August 3, 2011


12:30 P.M.


Regular Meeting




Charles Edwin Chase, President

Courtney Damkroger, Vice President


Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda

Richard Johns, Andrew Wolfram


John Rahaim, Director of Planning

Kelley Amdur, Director of Neighborhood Planning

Timothy Frye, Preservation Coordinator

Linda D. Avery, Commission Secretary



Historic Preservation Commission Agendas are available on the Internet at

or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6320


A digital recording of the Historic Preservation Commission meeting is available on the internet at 24 hours after the hearing.







12:30 P.M.




ROLL CALL:   Commission President:                        Charles E. Chase

                        Commission Vice President:                Courtney Damkroger           

                        Commissioners:                                   Richard Johns

                                                                                      Karl Hasz

                                                                                      Alan W. Martinez

                                                                                      Diane Matsuda

                                                                                      Andrew Wolfram




The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.


1.         Rules and Regulations


a)    Disclosure – Discussion of the definition of disclosures including, process, and options for the Commission.


b)    Hearing Procedures related to receipt of new information during a public hearing.


c)    Discussion on the format and material required for submittal of Historic Preservation Commission Hearing Packets.

 (Proposed for continuance to August 17, 2011)





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.        Proposed Duboce Park Article 10 District Community Meetings

 2.        Decision on Board of Appeals Case No. 10-108 for 280 Divisadero: Historic Preservation Commission Motion No. 0078:  Denial of a Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness




3.         President’s Report and Announcements


4.         Disclosures


5.         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.




6.         2011.0524A                                                              (P. LAVALLEY: 415/575-9084)

1460 MONTGOMERY STREET, east side between Greenwich and Filbert Steps. Assessor’s Block 0085, Lot 026A.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for horizontal rear addition and rear deck.  The subject property is a contributing structure to the Telegraph Hill Historic District and is located within a RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit.

            Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

            (Continued from Regular Meeting of July 20, 2011)


7.         1996.771E                                                                   (R. SUCRE:    415/575-9108)

1300 3RD STREET, between Mission Rock and China Basin Streets, Assessor’s 8720, Lot 002.  Request for Review and Comment regarding compliance of the proposed project with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation.  The proposed project includes the conversion of the existing vacant fire station into a community center and office. Review and Comment is required as part of the mitigation measures for the Mission Bay Environmental Impact Report. The subject property was evaluated as a historic resource eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C (Design/Construction). It is located within the MB-RA (Mission Bay Redevelopment Area) Zoning District. 


8.         2009.0291E & 2010.0275E                                             (M.Jacinto: (415) 575-9033)

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART EXPANSION AND FIRE STATION RELOCATION AND HOUSING PROJECT  -  Public Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report – The proposed projects would be developed on two project sites and would include: 1) an approximately 230,000-square-foot expansion of the existing SFMOMA, a private non-profit modern art museum located at 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets); 2) the demolition of two structures to the south of the museum (670 Howard Street and 676 Howard Street) to accommo­date the expansion; and 3) the relocation of San Francisco Fire Department Station No. 1 from 676 Howard Street to 935 Folsom Street. The existing building at 935 Folsom Street (formerly used for apparel manufacturing and as a commercial laundry) would be demolished and, in addition to construction of a new fire station fronting Folsom Street, the site would be subdivided and a residential building containing up to 13 multi-family units would be constructed on the portion of the site fronting Shipley Street.  The SFMOMA Expansion would require the following approvals: Planning Code Section 309 Downtown Project Approval; vacation of Hunt Street (a 3,500-square-foot landlocked City-owned right-of-way located between 151 Third Street and 676 and 670 Howard Street) and conveyance to SFMOMA; rezoning of 676 Howard Street from P (Public) to C-S-3 (Downtown Support); amendment of the 151 Third Street Disposition and Development Agreement; Lot Merger; and Demolition and Building Permits. The Fire Station Relocation and Housing Project would require the following approvals: amendment to the General Plan, Map 2 in the Community Facilities Element; Planning Code Section 307(h)/327 Eastern Neighborhoods Project Approval; rezoning of the fire station portion of the site from MUR (Mixed Use Residential) to P; design approval of a new public building; lot subdivision; and Demolition and Building Permits.

NOTE: This public hearing is intended to assist the Commission in its preparation of comments on the Draft EIR (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.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the DEIR on August 11, 2011.  Written comments on the DEIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on August 25, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission will discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report and may provide oral comments or may direct staff to prepare written comments on the adequacy of the DEIR, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


9.         2010.0493E                                                                 (J. NAVARRETE:  575-9040)

THE 34TH AMERICA’S CUP AND JAMES R. HERMAN CRUISE TERMINAL AND NORTHEAST WHARF PLAZA PROJECT.  Public Hearing to assist the Historic Preservation Commission to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report.  The City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) and the America’s Cup Event Authority propose to host the 34th America’s Cup (AC34) sailing races in San Francisco Bay  in 2012 and in 2013  Venues proposed for the AC34 events are piers, water areas, and facilities managed by the Port of San Francisco (Port) including: Piers (Piers 19, 19½, 23, 27-29½, 26, 28, 30-32, and 80), water basins/water areas (Piers 19-23, 23-27, 29‑31, 14-22½, 26‑28, 28-30, and 32-36), and Seawall Lot 330. Various other venues are proposed for spectator‑related activities, some of which are under the jurisdiction of other City, state or federal agencies, including Crissy Field, Marina Green, Fort Mason, Aquatic Park, Alcatraz Island, Fort Baker Pier at Cavallo Point (near Sausalito), SF Civic Center, Union Square, and Justin Herman Plaza. The event venues would include team bases and operations, support space, media operations, hospitality services, commercial space, entertainment and spectator areas, and temporary berthing and mooring facilities for race-related and spectator vessels. The Port proposes the development of Pier 27 as the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal and Northeast Wharf Plaza, which would be phased to allow America’s Cup Village uses at Piers 27-29, including an initial phase of the cruise terminal building, for the 2013 AC34. The Cruise Terminal project would involve demolition of the existing Pier 27 shed, a portion of the Pier 29 shed, and Pier 27 Annex Building, and construction of a 91,200 square foot, two-story cruise terminal building along Pier 27. The Northeast Wharf Plaza would provide a 2½-acre open space at the south end of Pier 27, fronting along The Embarcadero promenade including a multi-use recreational space and ancillary structures for commercial and recreational services.

NOTE:  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) (SCH No. 2011022040) was published on July 11, 2011. The Draft EIR identifies significant impacts to historic resources from the construction and operation of the proposed AC34 facilities and Northeast Wharf Plaza and identifies mitigation measures that would reduce these impacts to less than significant. The Draft EIR also identifies a potentially significant and unavoidable environmental effect to historic resources due to the proposed future long-term development and identifies a mitigation measure to reduce this impact, though not to a level of insignificance.   This hearing is intended to assist the Commission in providing its comments on the Draft EIR. It is not a public hearing on the Draft EIR itself.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on August 11, 2011. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission





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.


NOTEIf 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 2:16:00 PM