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June 01, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

June 1, 2005

12:46 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAN, CHERNY, KOTAS (arr.@12:51), MALEY, MARTINEZ, SKRONDAL,

STREET

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: DEARMAN, SHATARA

PUBLIC COMMENT

NONE

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation Coordinator:

i He provided the status on some of the Landmarks Work Program:

The Planning Commission heard 900 Innes on May 19th and the final vote will be heard on June 23rd. The landmark designation for the Music Concourse will be heard on June 16th. 150 Otis Street have been forward to the Board of Supervisors but have not been scheduled to be heard by the Land Use Committee. The ordinance for 1110 Taylor Street is being reviewed.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

NONE

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Robert Cherny

i There will be a celebration for the placement of a plaque noting the location of the first commercial central electric power station in the United States, and a report describing the background of the power station and the historical plaque.

Elizabeth Skrondal

i Is there any update as to when we can expect minutes?

ITEM #5 WAS HEARD NEXT

Appointment(s)

4. (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."

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Maley (seconded by Skrondal) to appoint Board Member Kotas to the Historic Preservation Fund Committee. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Shatara

Review and Comment

5. (CHERNY/MALEY)

1000 GREAT HIGHWAY (GOLDEN GATE PART), The Music Concourse area bounded by Concourse and Tea Garden Drives, including the Coxhead-designed pedestrian tunnel under John F. Kennedy Drive, plus a perimeter of land around the drives. Assessor's Block 1700, Lot 1 – Review, comment and consideration of and decision to send a letter to the Planning Commission regarding procedures for Certificate of Appropriateness for the Music Concourse.

Speaker(s):

Margaret Mori

Kathy Howard

Greg Miller

Chris Duderstadt

Joyce Oishi

Board Action:

Board Member Cherny will draft a letter to Planning Commission with the Landmark Advisory Board Comments.

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

6. 2005.0415A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

23 NAPIER LANE, west side between Filbert and Greenwich Streets, Assessor's Block 85, Lot 12 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace existing non-original metal and wood windows and sliding glass doors with vinyl-clad wood windows and painted wood sliding glass doors on a two-story wood frame single-family house, which is a Contributory/Compatible building in the Telegraph Hill Historic District. The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Street) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness based on staff recommendations.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Shatara

Tape No.: 1a

7. 2005.0268A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

1305 18TH AVENUE, 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 (continued from 5/18/05)

Speaker(s):

Marilyn Thompson

Basil Shamaba

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Shatara

RECUSED: Street

Tape No.: 1a & b

8. 2005.0431A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

355 9th AVENUE, Richmond Branch Carnegie Library, situated on a large, mid-block and through lot on 9th Avenue between Clement and Irving Streets. Assessor's Block 1441, Lot 007 - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to renovate the existing branch library and to construct an addition on the north and south elevation. The project also includes site improvements, seismic upgrades and accessibly work. The subject property was designated Landmark 247. It is zoned Public (P) and is in an Open Space (OS) Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Marilyn Thompson

Philip Sowers

Board Actions:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to continue this item. Recommended that the sponsors work with planning staff and come back to the LPAB with more details regarding material and color as well as demolition and structural drawings. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Dearman, Shatara

Board Member Chan left the LPAB hearing @ 2:37 p.m.

9. 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 enlarge the existing previously approved skylights and 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 an 84-E Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval (continued from 5/18/05)

Speaker(s):

Gary Head

Board Actions:

It was moved by Board Member Skrondal (seconded by Kotas) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with amendments.

AYES: Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Dearman, Shatara

Tape No.: 1b

10. 2005.0386A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

3301 LYON STREET, Palace of Fine Arts, between Bay and Jefferson Streets. Assessor's Block 916, Lot 2 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to repair the eastern retaining wall at the lagoon's edge and install new accessible walks, replace non-contributing existing park benches and trash receptacles with current city standard designs, construct a new sidewalk at Bay Street, repair the sidewalk along Baker Street, construct new disabled access curb ramps on Bay and Baker Streets. The project will also entail new grading, plantings and sod. It is zoned P (Public) District and is in an Open Space (OS) Height and Bulk District. The subject property was designated San Francisco Landmark 88.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Charlie Duncan

Keith Kawa

Board Actions:

It was moved by Board Member Cherny to accept staff's recommendation to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness for the Palace of Fine Arts.

AYES: Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Dearman, Shatara

RECUSED: Street

Tape No.: 1b & 2a

ADJOURNMENT: 3:15 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

Adopted: June 7, 2006

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