HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting and Calendar
Hearing Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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 Current 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 http://sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2235 24 hours after the hearing.
THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET. THE AGENDA PACKET IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING SITE –HEARING ROOM 400, CITY HALL
ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase
Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger
Commissioners: Richard Johns
Alan W. Martinez
A. PUBLIC COMMENT
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).).
B. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
C. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
1. President’s Report and Announcements
2. President to appoint Commissioner to attend the October 27, 2011 Planning Commission hearing regarding Articles 10 and 11.
3. Consideration of Adoption:
a. Draft minutes of Hearing of April 20, 2011
b. Draft minutes of Hearing of July 20, 2011
c. Draft minutes of Hearing of October 5, 2011
[On August 17, 2011, at a public hearing on its Rules and Regulations, the HPC approved continuing its practice of allowing Ex Parte Communications with required disclosure.]
5. Commissioner Comments/ Questions
D. REGULAR CALENDAR
6. 2005.0233C (T. FRYE: 415/575-6822)
49 JULIAN AVENUE, adjacent to Landmark No. 108, the Mission Armory, east side of Julian Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets, in Assessor’s Block 3547, Lot 032 Request for Review and Comment on the proposed project. The project requires Conditional Use authorization under Planning Code Sections 215(a), 175.6(e)(1)(c), 151.1 and 303 to allow the demolition of an existing one-story, industrial building and the construction of a new approximately 10,500-square foot, 50-foot tall, five-story residential building containing eight dwelling units and eight ground floor parking spaces utilizing its Eastern Neighborhoods Pipeline status per Planning Code Section 175.6(e) to elect to conform to the controls under the former C-M (Heavy Commercial) Zoning District and the 50-X Height and Bulk District, while conforming to Articles 1, 1.2, 1.5 and 2.5, as amended by the Eastern Neighborhoods Controls, or requesting Conditional Use authorization to seek relief from those amended Articles. The project site is currently in the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) District and a 45-X Height and Bulk District. Conditional Use authorization is required to (1) construct dwelling units in the C-M Zoning District per Planning Code Section 215(a), and (2) seek relief from the parking requirement per Planning Code Sections 175.6(e)(1)(c) and 151.1 where a maximum of six spaces are allowed and eight spaces are proposed.
Preliminary Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission may direct staff to draft written comments of the Commission to be forwarded to the Planning Commission for its November 10, 2011 hearing.
7. 2011.1048U (M. SMITH: 415/558-6322)
1020 FRANCISCO STREET, north side between Polk and Larkin Streets, in Assessor's Block 0476, Lot 002C. Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the property to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject property is located within a RH-1 (Residential, House, One-Family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Send resolution of findings recommending to SHPO to approve nomination of the subject property to the National Register
8. 2005.1004U (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)
GLEN PARK COMMUNITY PLAN HISTORIC RESOURCE SURVEY - Adoption of Survey Findings. The Glen Park Community Plan survey consists of a historic context statement; field survey information for 162 individual properties; historic resource/non-resource evaluations for approximately 15 individual properties; and evaluations of several areas that contain groupings of buildings, none of which was found to be an eligible historic district. The study area covers approximately 11 City blocks included in the Glen Park Community Plan. The general boundaries of the study area are: Chenery Street to the north; Bosworth St., Joost St. and San Jose Avenue to the south; Elk Street to the west; and Natick Street to the east.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt survey Findings
9. 2011.0167T (S. HAYWARD: 415/558-6372)
PLANNING CODE CONTROLS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION. The Commission will consider a proposed Ordinance sponsored by the Planning Department that would amend the Planning Code controls for Historic Preservation, including but not limited to Articles 10 and 11. The Planning Commission reviewed proposed amendments on August 5, 2010 and recommended approval with minor modifications of various Code Sections to the Board of Supervisors. The Historic Preservation Commission began a parallel review of the proposed amendments in 2010 on the following dates: July 21st, August 4th, 18th, September 1st, 15th, and 29th, October 6th 15th, and 21st, November 3rd and 17th, and December 1, 2010. The Historic Preservation Commission is considering further modifications prior to sending recommendations to the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors, and began this re-review at its August 17th, 2011 public hearing, and continued the review at its September 7th, September 21st, and October 5th, 2011 public hearings.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with modifications.
(Continued from Regular meetings of August 17, September 7, 2011, September 21, 2011, and October 5, 2011)
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, Linda.Avery@sfgov.org.
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.
NOTE: If 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.
CELL PHONE AND/OR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE AT HEARINGS
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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.