To view graphic version of this page, refresh this page (F5)

Skip to page body
SFGovAccessibility
Seal of the City and County of San Francisco
City and County of San Francisco
March 16, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

March 16, 2005

12:06 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHAN (arr. @ 12:15 pm), CHERNY, DEARMAN (arr. @ 12:15 pm), KELLEY, KOTAS, MALEY, MARTINEZ, SHATARA, SKRONDAL (arr. @12:22 pm)

MEMBER(S) ABSENT:

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

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

CLARENDON SECOND COMMUNITY THIRD GRADE. Information and discussion of third grade research project about San Francisco Landmarks.

Speaker(s):

Kate Stacy

Erin Collins

Charles Chase

Chris Buck

Mary Murphy

PUBLIC COMMENT

Chris Dudastadt, S.F. Tomorrow: He expressed his concerns about protecting the history of San Francisco.

REPORTS

2. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation Coordinator:

i He thanked Tim Kelley for his service to the LPAB. After the hearing, we will be meeting at Soluna Restaurant to honor Mr. Kelley.

i He provided a report on the African Hall at the Academy of Science. The African Hall only the north wall facing the Music Concourse, and the east wall facing thee Rhododendron Dell are being saved. The report findings were being pursued significant but unavoidable changes to these resources. The planetarium and Steinhardt auditorium would be town down. Both the EIR would significantly alter the setting, materials, worksmanship, and feeling so that the building would no longer convey its historic significance. Hazardous materials in the dioramas, seismic bracing of the building.

i Survey Budget The department budget for 2004-2005 was $117,000 and will have a similar amount in 2005-2006. Money in the Mayor's Office of Economic Development $300-$400,000 for 2004-2005 survey work, money was removed when the sales and business tax propositions failed on the November ballot. He spoke with the Director, who hopes through the budget process if Board Members have an interest in the Department receiving more survey money that they appear at the public hearing of the Board of Supervisors and make that pitch to support an increase in revenue funding for that activity, or speak to individual members of the Board of Supervisors to gain their support.

i Questioned were raised about the work being performed under the Certificate of Appropriateness for 212 Union – A information presentation will be provided in the near future.

i The Statements of Economic Interest forms are due April 1st.

3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Alan Martinez

iHe requested agendizing the Cultural Resource Survey and Leonidas. He asked if the survey work could be outsourced. Requested more information on the future work program.

ACTION ITEMS

  • 5.APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 17, JUNE 16, JULY 21, AUGUST 4, 18, SEPTEMBER 1, 21 AND OCTOBER 20, 2004 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the draft action minutes with corrections. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

6. FORMAL PRESENTATION AND ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION HONORING TIM KELLEY.

Speaker(s):

Neil Hart

Charles Chase

Mary Ann Miller

Gee Gee Platt

Chris VerPlanck

Patrick McGrew

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Maley) to adopt the resolution honoring LPAB President Tim Kelley. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Tape No.: 1a

Landmark Designation(s)

7. 2004.0828L (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

1000 GREAT HIGHWAY (GOLDEN GATE PARK), 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. Consideration to initiate landmark designation, adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission, 1000 Great Highway (Golden Gate Park), The Music Concourse as Landmark No. 249. (Continued from March 2, 2005)

Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution initiating and recommending approval of the landmark designation to the Planning Commissionwith modification to the proposed landmark designation report

Speaker(s):

Mary Ann Miller

Chris Dudastat

Kathy Howard

Chris Buck

Terry Malone

Margaret

Gee Gee Platt

Joyce Oishi

Douglas Nelson

Steve Cismowski

Ray Miller

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Maley) adopt the resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation of 1000 Great Highway (Golden Gate Park) the Music Concourse to the Planning Commission. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Tape No.: 1a, b, & 2a

Section 106 Review

8. 2004.0309F (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)

2949-2955 18th STREET, the entire block bounded by 18th & 19th Streets and Alabama and Florida Streets. Assessor's Block 4021, Lot 1 - Request for Section 106 Review - The Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH) has recently recommended federal funding for a proposal from Alabama Street Housing Associates for a new development of 151 units of affordable housing known as Alabama Street Housing. The undertaking is eligible for federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Area of Potential Effects (APE) includes the subject block and properties within the surrounding and facing blocks. The letter concludes that the proposed undertaking will result in no adverse effects to identified historic resources. At this time MOH is seeking comments on the Findings of Effect. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board) will, as a consulting party in the Section 106 review process, review and comment on the Findings of Effect, as described in the letter dated December 7, 2004. A letter containing the comments of the Landmarks Board will be sent to the Director of Planning. The Director will then forward the comments of the Landmarks Board and the comments of the Planning Department to MOH, the lead agency.

Speaker(s):

Alice Miller

Charles Chase

Scott Holcomb

Board Action

Requested staff to write a letter for Vice President Skrondal's signature.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

RECUSED: Maley

Tape No.: 1b & 2a

Permit to Alter

9. 2004.0953H (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

74 NEW MONTGOMERY STREET, east side between Market and Mission Streets. Assessor's Block 3707, Lot 33 - Request for a Permit to Alter to add an additional story to a Category I Building in the New Montgomery/Second Street Conservation District. The proposal is to convert the existing seven-story, reinforced concrete frame, granite-clad, classical revival office building to 111 residential units. The ground floor retail uses will be maintained. A four-unit penthouse structure is proposed to be constructed on the roof along with a rooftop garden open space and a smaller penthouse to serve as a shelter area for the open space. The property is located within a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District and both the 150-S and 300-S height and bulk districts.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Speaker(s):

Mary Murphy

Chris VerPlanck

Charles Chase

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Skrondal (seconded by Cherny) to approve the Permit to Alter with condition to return with status report and exterior material. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Tape No.: 2a & b

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

10. 2004.1280A (E. TOPE: 415/558-6316)

1701 FRANKLIN STREET, The Edward Coleman House, Landmark No. 54, northwest corner of intersection with California Street. Assessor's Block 0641, Lot 003 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a horizontal addition at the rear of the property. The subject property is a three-story-over-basement Queen Anne Victorian wood frame single-family home constructed in 1896. The addition would contain a new two-car garage with a greenhouse structure on the level above. A ten-foot section of the existing property line retaining wall and railing would be removed to provide access to the proposed garage and a metal security gate and driveway would be installed. Repairs and/or restoration of existing wood windows would also be undertaken. The property is located within an RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Patrick McGrew

Charles Chase

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Skrondal) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with conditions that project sponsor would bring back details on the garage to the Landmarks Board before presenting this item to the Architectural Review Committee. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Maley, Martinez, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

Tape No.: 2b & 3a

ADJOURNMENT: 4:35 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

Adopted: July 19, 2006

N:\LPAB\MINUTES\m.3.16.05

Last updated: 11/17/2009 9:59:41 PM