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City and County of San Francisco
April 20, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

April 20, 2005

12:41 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, DEARMAN, KOTAS, MALEY, MARTINEZ, SKRONDAL,

STREET

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: CHAN, SHATARA

PUBLIC COMMENT

Michael Levin: Requested an update on the old Emporium building. He questioned if facadism was a policy of San Francisco?

REPORTS

  • ELECTION OF OFFICER

It was moved by Board Member Skrondal (seconded Dearman) to elect Bridget Maley as the LPAB president. The vote was unanimous.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Shatara

2. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation Coordinator:

i He announced the Baker Hamilton Building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

i The Zoning Administrator placed a stop work order on the Certificate of Appropriateness for 212 Union St. in order for staff can review if the project sponsor over exceed their authority.

i The California Preservation Foundation is holding its annual conference this year on May 12-15 in Riverside, California.

i The Planning Commission has continued the landmark designation for 900 Innes St. until June 23rd.

3. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bridget Maley

She requested keeping Article 10 and the Preservation Element moving forward. She suggested that Board Members be more pro-active in bring forward landmarks. She has chosen to move forward with Historic School Building and PG&E Substations.

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Alan Martinez

iRequesting the status on 120 Montgomery Street.

Elizabeth Skrondal

i She requested to investigate the elevator shops at the Powell Street Building.

Tape 1a & b

ACTION ITEMS

Discussion and Comment

5. (R. HILLIS)

THE EMPORIUM BUILDING. Discussion and comment on the status of the Emporium Project with respect to historic features, including a presentation by the project developer on the reconstruction of the front sixty-five foot (65') of the top three floors of the Emporium Building's former office tower.

Speaker(s):

Rich Hillis

David Phillips

Charlie Duncan

Harry O'Brien

Michael Levin

Andrea Jesse

Board Comments:

Requested follow-up from the project sponsors. Can the historic glass be re-installed if it could be made code compliance? Concerned with the description of the dome, suggested more information be written on the dome.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Chan, Shatara

RECUSED: Street

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

6. 2005.0210A (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)

704 TENNESSEE STREET, west side between 18th and 19th Streets, Assessor's Block 4043, Lot 2 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a 78-square foot horizontal addition at the rear and to expand the existing deck. The subject Stick-Eastlake style single-family residence is a contributory building in the Dogpatch Historic District; it is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District. (Note: Continued from the April 6, 2005 Landmarks Board Hearing)

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Speaker(s):

Joe Boss

Jennifer Roberts

Board Action:

#1 It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Kotas) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness without condition of using wood siding.

AYES: Cherny, Kotas, Maley, Skrondal

NOES: Dearman, Martinez, Street

ABSENT: Chan, Shatara

#2 It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Martinez) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with conditions.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Martinez, Skrondal, Street

NOES: Kotas, Maley

ABSENT: Chan, Shatara

Tape No.: 1b

7. 2005.0204A (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)

2500 THIRD STREET, west side between 22nd and 23rd Streets, Assessor's Block 4172, Lot 1 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to legalize the installation of a new aluminum frame window and entry at the ground floor commercial space. The subject Classical Revival-style residential hotel is a contributory building in the Dogpatch Historic District, is zoned NC-2 (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center) and is in a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Zoning Administrator Determination

The Zoning Administrator seeks the advice of the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board on whether changes to the scope of the project as executed fall within the scope of work approved under the Certificate of Appropriateness authorization.

8. 2004.0271A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

27 ALTA STREET, on the south side of Alta Street between Sansome and Montgomery Streets. Assessor's Block 106, Lot 034A. The subject property is a three-story; three unit dwelling that was constructed in 1951 and is a noncontributory building within the Telegraph Hill Historic District. It is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to alter the façade by removing the existing balcony, install new windows, doors, and trim as well as expand the 4th floor level with two bays to match the 2nd and 3rd floor levels.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

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. 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. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace existing ground floor storefront windows, expose the natural brick, install new skylights, and restore windows at the building's rear.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions.

Review and Comment

10. 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. Review, comment and consideration of and decision to send a letter to the Arts Commission regarding the statue of Leonidas. (MARTINEZ)

Discussion

11.

Discussion on status of and future of the cultural resource survey (MARTINEZ)

ADJOURNMENT: 5:07 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

ADOPTED: JULY 19, 2006

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