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January 5, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

January 5, 2005

12:40 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

MEMBERS PRESENT: CHERNY, DEARMAN, FINWALL, KELLEY, MALEY

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: KOTAS, LEE, SKRONDAL, SHATARA

PUBLIC COMMENT

PUBLIC COMMENT WAS RE-OPENED AFTER ITEM #5

SPEAKER NAME UNKNOWN: He believes that S.F. Heritage will be filing an appeal to the category exemption regarding case #2004.0924A 843-847 Montgomery Street. He is hoping to resolve Heritage issues with the project.

Andrew Junius: He stated that Heritage is a great organization. He is surprised and disappointed by Heritage choice to file an appeal. He believes that their project should not be a CEQA issue and they intend to comply with the Secretary of Interior Standards. He stated that his clients have a huge investment in 843-847 Montgomery Street.

Lu Blazej: He thanked Board Members Kelley and Finwall for their service to the Landmarks Board. He is saddened by their departure.

Tom Hardy: He urged the Landmarks Board to review the project carefully because he believes that the project complies with all the Standards. He states this is an exciting project and fully supports it.

Sara Stockey: She is a big advocate of this project and would like to see it move forward. She states that are working in an collaborate effort to solve the issues.

ELECTION

1.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning:

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Finwall (seconded by Dearman) to re-elect Tim Kelley as President of the Landmarks Board. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Maley

NOES: None

ABSENT: Kotas, Lee, Shatara, Skrondal

President elect Kelley informed the Board that he would accept the presidency to serve as interim because he plans to leave the LPAB by April 1st.

It was moved by Board Member Finwall (seconded by Dearman) to re-elect Elizabeth Skrondal as Vice President of the Landmarks Board. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Maley

NOES: None

ABSENT: Kotas, Lee, Shatara, Skrondal

REPORTS

  • STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation Coordinator

i He congratulated Tim Kelley and Elizabeth Skrondal for being elected to another term as officers of the Landmarks Board.

i He announced that Board Member Finwall will be leaving the Landmarks Board. He and his family will be relocating the Portland, Oregon. Staff thanks him for his service to the Landmarks Board.

i Golden Gate Park was placed on the National Register and received confirmation.

  • PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tim Kelley

Thanked Board Member Finwall for his services and that he would be missed. The resolution for Paul Finwall will be agendized for the next hearing. The resolution is to be read into the record.

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Bob Cherny

He announced that he would be absent at the next hearing, but wanted to go on record as voting yes on the resolution honoring Paul Finwall.

Paul Finwall

It's been a pleasure serving on the Landmarks Board. He will miss everyone. He thanked the landmark preservation staff for their assistance.

Tape No.: 1a

ACTION ITEMS

5. APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 17, JUNE 16, JULY 21, AUGUST 4, 18, SEPTEMBER 1, 21, OCTOBER 6, 20, NOVEMBER 3, 17, DECEMBER 1 and 15, 2004 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.

This item is being continued - due to a lack of a quorum to vote.

Landmark Designation(s)

6. 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. (Note: Continued from December 15, 2004 Hearing – item was not heard)

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

Joyce Oishi

Douglas Nelson

Carolyn McMillen

Deborah Frieden

Bill Koztura

Chris Dudestat

Kathy Howard

Winchell Hayward

Charles Chase

Chris Buck

John Malamut

Sarah Owsowitz

Adene Vlad

Carolyn Blairs

Steve Schwarsky

Joe Posgenus

Jim Chappell

Margaret Moxley

Ray Miller

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Maley) to continue this item until February 16th to allow staff and project sponsors to revise Attachment G (include a list of specifies), the boundary maps (modify red boundary), the designation landmark report (to reflect the current conditions that are out there now) and adding a contributory features (the pedestrian circulation pattern). The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Maley

NOES: None

ABSENT: Kotas, Lee, Shatara, Skrondal

Tape No(s): 1a, b & 2a

Review and Adopt

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

 SEXING THE CITY: THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEXUAL IDENTITY BASED SUBCULTURES IN SAN FRANCISCO, 1933-1979 CONTEXT STATEMENT. Request for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board review and adoption of the context statement for  Sexing the City: The Development of Sexual Identity Based Subcultures in San Francisco, 1933-1979 Context Statement.

Speaker(s):

Winchell Hayward

Terence Kissack

Rob Epstein

Vincent Marsh

Alan Martinez

Mark Paez

Gerry Tekano

Damon Scott

Erin Grucz

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Finwall) to adopt the Context Statement based on staff recommendations with amendments that was submitted.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Maley

NOES: None

ABSENT: Kotas, Lee, Shatara, Skrondal

Tape No.: 2a & b

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

8. 2004.0924A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

843-847 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side of the street between Jackson and Pacific Streets. Assessor's Block 176, Lots 3 and 3A - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to remove and replace the ground floor storefront and add two additional floors and a stair penthouse to the building that will be set back from the façade. The subject property is within the Jackson Square Historic District, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-X Height and Bulk District. (Note: Continued from December 15, 2004 Hearing)

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Howard Korel

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Finwall (seconded by Dearman) to grant a continuance on this item until January 19th. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Cherny, Dearman, Finwall, Kelley, Maley

NOES: None

ABSENT: Kotas, Lee, Shatara, Skrondal

ACTION ITEM

9. Discuss and consider writing a letter to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency regarding the Emporium Building. (Finwall)

This item was continued due to time constraints on the hearing room.

ADJOURNMENT: 4:32 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

ADOPTED: September 20, 2006

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