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May 18, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

May 18, 2005

12:37 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

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

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN, KOTAS, MARTINEZ

PUBLIC COMMENT

Greg Miller: Thanked the Board for recommending the Music Concourse for a landmark designation, however he is confused with the language used and how it fits together into a finalized language.

Kathy Howard: She is concerned with the language used under the conditions in which trees can be removed from the Music Concourse area.

Margaret Mori: She is confused with the process for the Music Concourse landmark designation. Would like to see the finalized wording for the Music Concourse.

Rich Hillis: He provided the Board Members with the settlement agreement regarding the Emporium plaque. He thanked the LPAB, the developers and the Historic Committee for their input regarding the plaque. Requested the Board to agendize a hearing to appoint a member from the LPAB to sit on the advisory committee for the Mayor's Office of Economic Development.

Gee Gee Platt: She provided the Board with copies of the  settlement talking point's regarding the Emporium plaque.

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning and Preservation Coordinator:

i He attended the California Preservation Foundation 30th Annual Conference held in Riverside, California, which was very educational.

i The landmark designation for 900 Innes will be heard tomorrow by the Planning Commission.

i The landmark designation for the Music Concourse will be heard by the Planning Commission on June 23rd.

i He provided an update status on the LPAB minutes.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NONE

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Robert Cherny

i He announced there will be a weekend photo exhibition of the San Francisco oldest Fire House which is located at 1152 Oak Street on May 21-22nd.

Alan Martinez

i He is interested in inviting someone from the Department of Building Inspection to discuss their procedures for processing/reviewing of Certificate of Appropriateness from the LPAB.

ACTION ITEMS

Review and Comment

4. (N. HART: 415/558-6338)

835 MARKET STREET, The Emporium Building. Review and comment on the final language for placing a commemorative plaque on the old Emporium Building as required per Planning Commission Motion No. 15949. Condition of Approval No. 4C required: (1) the project sponsor to erect a plaque in a prominent location along Market Street describing the history of the Emporium Building, its uses, its architect, and its architecture; (2) the plaque to be prominent and easily read by visitors to the project; and (3) the final language and appearance of the plaque to be coordinated by the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board. The project sponsor will also give an informational presentation on the replacement of the glass in the restored dome.

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Cherny) to accept the recusal of Board Member Street from this item. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

RECUSED: Street

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

Speaker(s):

Harry O'Brien

David Phillips

Charles Chase

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Cherny) to include/add a statement acknowledging that the Emporium was one of the 1st department stores. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

RECUSED: Street

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

INFORMATIONAL

Informational Presentation(s)

5. (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

3301 LYON STREET, Palace of Fine Arts, between Bay and Jefferson Streets. Assessor's Block 916, Lot 2 - Informational Presentation to discuss the Recreation and Parks Department's proposal to rehabilitate and restore the Rotunda, the Colonnade, Lagoon landscape and the Peristyle of the Palace of Fine Arts with a three-phase project. The proposed project is in conjunction with the Maybeck Foundation and stakeholders in the community and is in close coordination with the work of other private and public entities to provide restoration as closely as possible to the spirit of the original design. The subject property was designated City Landmark No. 88. It is zoned P (Public) District and is in an Open Space (OS) Height and Bulk District.

Speaker(s):

Lena Chan

Charlie Duncan

Tape No.: 1a

ACTION ITEMS

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

6. 2005.0268A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

1305 18TH STREET, Sunset Branch Carnegie Library, southwest corner of 18th Avenue and Irving Street. Assessor's Block 1773, Lot 001 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to make minor alterations to the exterior and interior of the of the Sunset Branch Carnegie Library, Landmark 239. The subject property is zone P (Public), and is in a 40-X height and bulk district.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Shatara) to recommend continuing case #2005.0268A until June 1st LPAB Hearing, because of an error in the calendar notice. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

RECUSED: Street

7. 2003.1286A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

245 VALLEJO STREET, on the south side of Vallejo Street between Sansome and Battery Streets. Assessor's Block 0142, Lot 008 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install two additional skylights on the roof. The subject property is a two-story; commercial building that was constructed in circa 1900 and is a contributory building within the Northeast Waterfront Historic District. It is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and in a 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Shatara) to approve of continuing case #2003.1286A until June 1st LPAB Hearing. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Shatara, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

8 2005.0183A (W. HASTIE: 558-6381)

367 LEXINGTON STREET, east side between 20th and 21st Streets. Assessor's Block 3609, Lot 65 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for replacement of rear egress stairs and an expanded rear deck. The subject Italianate style single-family residence is a contributory building in the Liberty Hill Historic District, is listed in the Here Today survey and the 1976 Architectural Survey; it is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Sid Baxter

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to recommend approval of the Certificate of Appropriateness for 367 Lexington St. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Shatara, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

9. 2005.0452A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

831 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side between Jackson Street and Pacific Avenue. Assessor's Block 176, Lot 4 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for signage and to paint the exterior of a brick-clad one-story potentially contributory building in the Jackson Square Historic District. The subject building was constructed in 1925, and was clad in a concrete exterior at some point in its history. The subject facade was re-clad in brick in 1984 under a previous Certificate of Appropriateness. The subject property is located in a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Speaker(s):

Mark Jensen

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness to 831 Montgomery Street with the condition that the project sponsors will work with staff on the color. Motion passes 5-1

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Maley, Skrondal, Shatara

NOES: Street

ABSENT: Dearman, Kotas, Martinez

Tape No.: 1b

ADOPTED: May 17, 2006

ADJOURNMENT: 3:15 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

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