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Notice of

Meeting and Calendar

Hearing Room 400

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

 Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Regular Meeting


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 24 hours after the hearing.







11:30 A.M.




ROLL CALL:               Committee Member:               Karl Hasz

                                    Committee Member:               Alan Martinez

                                    Committee Members:             Andrew Wolfram

                                    Committee Ex-Officio:                        Charles Chase


1.                                                                                                        (P. LAVALLEY: 415/575-9084)

TEATRO ZINZANNI RELOCATION, south half of parcel bounded by Davis Street, Vallejo Street, The Embarcadero, and Broadway, Assessor’s Block 0139, Lot 002 (Seawall Lot 324).  Request for Review and Comment before the Architectural Review Committee regarding the proposal to install a pre-engineered metal structure, a historic Spiegel tent and off-site fabricated support facilities for the relocated Teatro Zinzanni theater/restaurant on a portion of the existing surface parking lot. Pursuant to a mitigation measure proposed as part of the America’s Cup environmental review,  the Historic Preservation Commission would review the proposed relocation of Teatro Zinzanni and make certain findings that the proposed design complies with Article 10, Appendix D of the Planning Code and with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.  The subject property is a non-contributing resource to the Northeast Waterfront Historic District and is located within the C-2 (Community Business) District, the Waterfront 3 Special Use District, and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.





12:30 P.M.




ROLL CALL:   Commission President:                       Charles E. Chase

                        Commission Vice President:               Courtney Damkroger

                        Commissioners:                                   Richard Johns

                                                                                      Karl Hasz

                                                                                      Alan W. Martinez

                                                                                      Diane Matsuda

                                                                                      Andrew Wolfram



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).).


1.         Quarterly Report: Landmark Designation Work Program FY 2011-2012.

                                                                                                       (T. FRYE: 415/575-6822)


2.         President’s Report and Announcements

3.         Consideration of Adoption:

              a.        Draft minutes of Hearing of November 16, 2011

4.         Disclosures

[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.         Historic Preservation Commission Holiday Gathering Date and Location

6.         Commissioner Comments/ Questions



All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Historic Preservation Commission, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Commission.  There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Commission, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.


7.         2011.0651A                                                        (S. CALTAGIRONE: 415/558-6625)

1109-1121 GEARY STREET – south side between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street; Lot 018 in Assessor’s Block 0714 – Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to legalize an existing roof deck located at the second floor level at the rear of the subject apartment building. The subject property is Landmark No. 71 and is located within a NC-3 (Neighborhood Commercial Shopping Center District) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.

(Continued from November 16, 2011.)

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

8.         2011.1205A                                                        (S. CALTAGIRONE: 415/558-6625)

3022 WASHINGTON STREET – north side between Baker and Broderick Streets; Lot 013 in Assessor’s Block 0981 – Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to add a room at the rear of the single-family residence at the basement level by partially roofing over an existing sunken courtyard. The subject property is Landmark No. 93 and is located within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

9.         2011.0135A                                                                    (R. SUCRE: 415/575-9108)

111 TOWNSEND STREET, located on the south side of Townsend Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Assessor’s 3794, Lot 014.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for primary and rear façade alterations and to replace the existing roof.  The subject property is a contributing building to the South End Historic District and is located within the MUO (Mixed Use-Office) Zoning District with a 105-F Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval

10.       2011.1217A                                                                    (R. SUCRE: 415/575-9108)

301 BRANNAN STREET, located on the south side of Brannan Street between Stanford and 2nd Streets, Assessor’s 3788, Lot 037.  Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a covered parking structure within a private alley on the subject lot.  The subject property is a contributing building to the South End Historic District and is located within the MUO (Mixed Use-Office) Zoning District with a 65-X Height and Bulk limit.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Approval



11.       2010.0009A                                                        (S. CALTAGIRONE: 415/558-6625)

940 GROVE STREET - north side between Steiner and Fillmore Streets. Assessor’s Block 0798, Lot 010. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness The proposed project involves to rehabilitate the historic residence at the southern end of the lot; demolish the non-historic school buildings located at the northern end of the lot; subdivide  the lot to create four (4) individual lots; and, construct three (3) single-family buildings at the northern end of the lot. The subject property is a contributing building within the Alamo Square Historic District. The property is zoned RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

12.       2011.0532T                                                                     (A. STARR: 415/558-6362)                       

USES, SIGNS, BUILDING FEATURES, FLOOR AREA RATIO, PARKING, AND COMPLIANCE IN SPECIFIED USE DISTRICTS - Review and Comment on a proposed Ordinance [BF 110548] amending the San Francisco Planning Code by repealing Sections 136.2, 136.3, 158, 187, 249.15, 263.2, 263.3, 602.25, 602.26, 607.3 and 607.4 and amending various other Code sections to as well as additional recommendations by Planning staff.  Specifically, the proposed Ordinance would (1) increase the amount of principally permitted parking spaces for dwellings in RC-4 and C-3 Districts; (2) make off-street parking requirements in the Van Ness Special Use District and RC-3 Districts consistent with those of RC-4 Districts; (3) eliminate minimum parking requirements for the Chinatown Mixed Use Districts and North Beach Neighborhood Commercial Districts; (4) allow exceptions from required parking under specified circumstances; (5) amend the restrictions on off-street parking rates and extend them to additional zoning districts, (6) revise sign, awning, canopy and marquee controls in specified zoning districts; (7) increase the permitted use size for limited corner commercial uses in RTO and RM districts, and allow reactivation of lapsed limited commercial uses in R districts; (8) revise the boundaries of and modify parking and screening requirements in the Washington-Broadway and Waterfront Special Use Districts; (9) modify controls for uses and accessory uses in Commercial and Residential-Commercial Districts; (10) permit certain exceptions from exposure and open space requirements for historic buildings; and (11) modify conformity requirements in various use districts; adopting findings, including environmental findings, Section 302 findings, and findings of consistency with the General Plan and the Priority Policies of Planning Code Section 101.1.

13.       2011.1173F                                                                    (R. SUCRE: 415/575-9108)

            EXTENSION OF F-LINE STREETCAR SERVICE TO FORT MASON.  Request for Review and Comment on a draft Memorandum of Agreement prepared by National Park Service (the lead agency) for Section 106 Review of the proposed extension of the F-Market & Wharves Line (F-Line) from Fisherman’s Wharf through the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California. This agreement addresses the project’s impact on historic resources, and outlines stipulations for the treatment of historic properties.

Preliminary Recommendation:  Provide recommendation to Planning Director to engage as a signatory on MOA with the National Park Service, Federal Transit Administration, State of California Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (Muni).

14.       2011.0841C                                                                     (R. SUCRE: 415/575-9108

180 TOWNSEND STREET, located on Brannan Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, Assessor’s Block 3788, Lot 013.  Request for Review and Comment regarding the proposed project, pursuant to Planning Code Section 803.9(a). The proposed project includes conversion of approximately 15,001 sq ft from retail to office. The subject property is listed as a contributor to the South End Historic District, which is listed in Article 10 of the San Francisco Planning Code. It is located within the SLI (Service/Light Industrial) Zoning District, and a 65-X Height/Bulk Limit.  Recommendation: The Historic Preservation Commission may draft comments to the Planning Commission regarding the proposed use and its ability to enhance the feasibility of preserving the historic building.



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,

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.

NOTEIf 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.



Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision:  The ringing of and use of cells phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting.  Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices (67A.1 Prohibiting the use of cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices at and during public meetings).



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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.

Last updated: 12/1/2011 2:24:41 PM