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City and County of San Francisco
July 20, 2006

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

July 20, 2005

12:08 P.M. ROLL CALL

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

ROLL CALL: Chair: Suheil Shatara

Ex-Officio: M. Bridget Maley

Committee Members: Jeremy Kotas, Alan Martinez, Johanna Street

1. 2004.1226AC W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381

144 KING STREET, north side, between 2nd and 3rd Streets; Assessor's Block 3794, Lot 24. The subject single-story concrete warehouse is a non-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. Request for the Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to demolish the warehouse and construct a new 10-story, 131-room hotel.

Speaker(s):

Michael Stanton

Board Comments:

Suggested the setback be located in the front instead of in the back (are there any benefits from having the setback in the back?). Suggested using texture material (suggested using terra cotta tile and should have the color and texture of brick). Suggested a reduction of the massing by changing texture, color and material and a stronger vertical at the corner. Questioned if the windows were sliding or do they open? Recommended more articulation at the 6th story height.

ADJOURNMENT: 12:44 P.M.

12:45 P.M.

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, DEARMAN, KOTAS, MALEY, MARTINEZ, SHATARA, STREET

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: CHAN, SKRONDAL

PUBLIC COMMENT

None

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mark Luellen, Planning Staff:

i On April 14, 2005 – 1080 Haight Street will be place on the National Register.

i Provided status report for Landmark #105 located at 1190 Fillmore Street. Read letter from SFRA.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bridget Maley:

Received a call from Harvey Smith of New Deal Legacy Projects, they are conducting a tour on July 31 to visit important New Deal sites in the city (for more information: www.newdealproject.org or www.laborfest.net). The Planning Commission will hear 900 Innes Avenue and would like to coordinate a Board Member to attend. Attended a hearing regarding St. Bridgid's and has a CD that has a nine-minute tour of the Interior. Provided a summary of Civic Center issues which are: security, emergency prepareness, street cleaning, homelessness, parking, traffic, improvement to Market stations, redevelopment, Civic Center plaza.

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Bridget Maley

i The work program will be agendized for August 17th. Suggested making landmark recommendations.

i She requested that Board Members prepare a resolution honoring Neil Hart's service to the LPAB – The resolution should be on August 3rd or 17th agenda.

ACTION ITEMS

Review and Comment

4. 2000.1164E (P. MALTZER: 415/558-5977)

1880 MISSION STREET, Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project site on Assessor's Block 3547, on Lots 2A, 3, 4, and 29 is approximately 51,888 sf in size and contains two existing buildings containing warehouse use and printing plant with offices. The project site is located at 1880-1886 Mission Street at 15th Street (northwest corner) bordered by 14th Street to the north, Mission Street to the east, 15th Street to the south and Julian Street to the west, within the Mission District neighborhood. The project site is located in a Heavy Commercial (C-M) zoning district, within a 65-B/50-X Height and Bulk district, as well as the Mission District Interim Controls district. The proposal is to demolish the two existing buildings and construct one seven-story plus basement building containing 194 dwelling units, including 39 affordable units, and 8,536 square feet (sf) of retail space. The basement and ground floor levels would contain 181 parking spaces with ingress and egress from 15th Street. The proposed project would require conditional use authorization by the Planning Commission pursuant to San Francisco Planning Code Section 303. NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was published on June 25, 2005. This Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the adequacy, accuracy, objectivity and completeness of information in the Draft EIR on July 28, 2005. This hearing is intended to assist the Landmarks Board such that the Board may prepare written comments on the Draft EIR to submit to the Planning Department. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1, 2005.

Speaker(s):

Brett Gladstone

Erin Grucz

Board Comments:

Suggested that in the future Board Members should receive the back-up information from the EIR. Requested samples of the work done in the building should remain (building fabric, sheet metal). The interior of the building is in bad condition. Suggested new construction with appropriate mitigation. Recommended providing historic drawings of the building if available. Suggest taking into consideration the fact that this was a German/American neighborhood. Concern with Alternative B (with the impact that might have to the structural integrity the building and retaining the façade). Recommended that the sponsor correspond with HABS.

Tape No. 1a & b

5. 2003.0410E (B. WYCKO: 415/558-5972)

3575 GEARY BOULEVARD, Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The project site is at 3575 Geary Boulevard between Arguello Boulevard and Stanyan Street in Assessor's Block 1083, Lot 2 and Assessor's Block 1084, Lot 4. The site is zoned NC-3 (Moderate-Scale Neighborhood Commercial) District and is in an 80-A Height and Bulk District. The project sponsor proposes to develop a senior health services facility and 30 supportive housing units for independent seniors with special needs, to be operated by the Institute on Aging (IOA), as well as an additional 120 affordable dwelling units for independent seniors, built by BRIDGE Housing. These uses would operate in a new six-story building totaling 177,600 gross square feet (gsf), with approximately 122,140 gsf used for the supportive housing units for independent seniors and affordable housing units for independent seniors, and approximately 55,450 gsf for IOA senior health services and program space. On the sloped project site, the new building would be up to 72 feet in height along Geary Boulevard and up to 59.5 feet in height along its frontage at Almaden Court. The first floor of the building, a portion of the second floor and a portion of one below-grade level of space would be devoted to IOA's offices, senior health services facilities, and meeting space. The proposed senior health services facilities would consolidate, replace, and expand similar existing IOA operations in the area. A portion of the second floor of the building would also be devoted to 30 supportive housing units for independent seniors with special needs. The upper four stories would provide a total of 120 studio, one- and two-bedroom units affordable to seniors earning up to 50 percent of area median income. A one-level, underground parking garage with 67 spaces, and a ground floor loading area within a porte-cochere with two loading spaces totaling approximately 37,200 gsf, would be provided for use by IOA staff, service providers, and residents. The existing single-screen, 33,000 gsf Coronet Theater, and an adjacent surface parking lot with 93 parking spaces, would be demolished to accommodate the project. The project would require a conditional use authorization, authorization as a Planned Unit Development (PUD), and approvals by the Department of Public Works and Department of Parking and Traffic. NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was published on June 25, 2005. This Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the adequacy, accuracy, objectivity and completeness of information in the Draft EIR on July 21, 2005. This hearing is intended to assist the Landmarks Board such that the Board may prepare written comments on the Draft EIR to submit to the Planning Department. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8, 2005

Speaker(s):

Rocky Papale

Libby Benedict

Tom Early

Erin Grucz

Board Comments:

Does the EIR contain any information regarding the presence of archeological remains? Neighborhood behind the theatre should be fully evaluated in terms of the potential as a historic district (Almaden Court). In the future please provide background reports when we receive the EIR. Criterion 3 under the California Register talks about the quality of the architecture and one component is the work of the master (don't know who the architect of building is) needs clarification. Requested that the EIR discuss some level of cultural significance of the building to the neighborhood as it relates to criterion 1. Address the significance of the theater as a neighborhood theater.

Tape No.: 1a & b

6. NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO HISTORIC DISTRICT. The District consists of over twenty piers and remnants of piers, a bulkhead wharf in twenty-three sections, a seawall, the Ferry Building, the Agriculture Building, and a collection of smaller buildings. These features are located along a three-mile stretch of San Francisco's waterfront in a discontinuous band broken into two parts separated by China Basin. While most of the district extends from the northern boundary at Pier 45 to the southern near Pier 40, an area consisting of features associated with Pier 48 lies south of China Basin. Within the boundaries of the district, the great majority of structures are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, either individually or as contributors to the historic district. The district is zoned C-2 (Community Business) Districts and is in the Waterfront Special Use District No. 1. The State Office of Historic Preservation is seeking the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on a proposed nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as part of San Francisco's role as a Certified Local Government.

Speaker(s):

Will Travis

Mark Paez

Tim Kelley

Charles Chase

Board Comments:

Very impressed with the quality of work. This is an amazing report. Suggested modifying criterion B to recognize other persons who were important and the 1934 strike as not the most important thing in his career. Suggested Harry Lundberg as a significant figure associated with the waterfront (under criterion B). Is there any history on concrete technology (particularly in the Bay Area) and engineering? Suggested changing the title to Local Historic District.

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Cherny) to recommend the Port of San Francisco for the National Register. The vote was unanimous.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Skrondal, Shatara

Tape No.: 1b &2a

7. 2005.0507F (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6478)

9TH AND JESSIE STREETS. west side between Market and Mission Streets, Lots 26, 27, and 13 in Assessor's Block 3508 - Request by the Mayor's Office of Housing for Federal Code Section 106 Certified Local Government (CLG) Review of a proposal to build a 12-story, 107-unit senior housing facility. The subject property is in a C-3-G (Downtown, General) Zoning District, and a 120-X Height and Bulk District.

Speaker(s):

Alice Miller

Richard Chang

Ramy Darin

Bob Friese

Board Comments:

More information needed on building #'s 3, 9 and 13. Section 106 found the building not eligible for the National Register. Concerned with the color, windows and exterior cladding. The drawings do not indicate any of the surrounding buildings.

Board Action:

It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Kotas) to continue this item to August 3rd hearing.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Shatara, Skrondal

Tape No.: 2a

ADJOURNMENT: 3:40 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

Adopted: June 7, 2006

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