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February 16, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

February 16, 2005

12:00 P.M.

12:10 P.M. ROLL CALL

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE

MEMBER(S) PRESENT: Kelley, Kotas, Shatara

MEMBER(S) ABSENT: None

1. 2004.1210A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

41 FEDERAL STREET, south side west of Delancey Street, Block 3774, Lot 015 - Request for the Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to modify the design of a previously approved live/work project that has not completed construction. The property is improved with an auto ramp for the parking at 250 Brannan Street. The property is a non-contributor to the South End Historic District. It is within the SSO (Service Secondary Office) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Speaker(s):

David Sternberg

Board Comments

The Board Members have no problems with the design. They questioned the material to be used for the ground floor garage door.

ADJOURNMENT: 12:25 p.m.

12:30 P.M. ROLL CALL

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Chan, Cherny; Dearman, Kelley, Kotas, Shatara

BOARD MEMBER(S) ABSENT: Maley, Skrondal

PUBLIC COMMENT

Barbara Austin: The Coronet Theater is listed as an endangered single screen theater. She is requesting support from the Landmark Board in saving the Coronet Theater.

Libby Benedict: She provided history on the Coronet Theater. She stated that Carey and Company report has many discrepancies. She requested to preserve the Coronet Theater from closure.

Rocky Papale: He stated that he is angry because the new owner wants to destroy an historic theater. The Coronet Theater should have landmark status.

Joe Butler: He provided the Board with copies of 212 Union Street. He has concerns with 39 Chattanooga, 1338 Filbert and 17 Alta Streets.

President Kelley requested that staff investigate the situation regarding the Coronet Theater EIR and report back at the next meeting as to whether the Coronet Theater should be considered a historic resource.

REPORTS

1. DEPARTMENT REPORT

i Preservation Work Program and Budget 2005-20065. Review and Comment requested. (Macris/JohnBaptiste)

Board Comments

Thanked Director Macris for his efforts to assist the LPAB. The Board is pleased to hear the coordination efforts between departments.

  • STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning & Preservation Coordinator

i He welcomed back Board Member Kotas from his leave and welcomed newly appointed Board Member Chan. He wished Commissioner Frank Lee well on his newly appointed position.

i He provided an update on transitions with the Planning Department.

i The mandatory Ethics Training will be on Monday, March 7th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

i The Planning Commission will hear 1888 Mission Street – Port of North Mission Survey - on February 17th.

  • PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

None

4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Lily Chan

i She had her business card printed in Chinese/English translation. She asked what was going to happen with the Alexandria Theater?

Bob Cherny

i He asked what is the relationship between St. Brigid's Church and the LPAB?

Tape No.: 1a

ACTION ITEMS

Review and Comment

  1. : Letter re: Planning Commission hearing on EIR for 1234 Howard Street. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will consider writing a letter to the Planning Commission regarding the historical resources analysis contained in the EIR for 1234 Howard Street so that such a letter may be provided to the Planning Commission in advance of its February 24th hearing on the certification of the EIR for 1234 Howard Street.

Speaker(s):

Jared Eckerman

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Dearman) to write a letter that includes the LPAB comments to the Planning Commission regarding the historical resources analysis contained in the EIR for 1234 Howard Street.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondal

Tape No.: 1a & b

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. (Continued from January 5, 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

Bill Kostura

Yomi Agundiade

Katherine Howard

Board Action

#1 It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Kotas) to continue this item until March 2, 2005 and for the Friends of the Music Concourse, SPEAK and the Department of Park & Rec. to remain in discussion until an agreement can be reached. Motion failed: 4-2

AYES: Chan, Dearman, Kotas, Shatara

NOES: Cherny, Kelley

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondal

#2 It was moved by Board Member Cherny (seconded by Kotas) to rescind the previous vote. The vote was unanimous.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondal

3# It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Kotas) to continue this item until March 2, 2005. The vote was unanimous.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondel

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

7. 2004.1345A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

2400 THIRD STREET, east side between 20th Street and 22nd Street, Block 4108, Lot 003O - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install a Wireless Telecommunications Services facility that would include one antenna installed within a flagpole and a second antenna flush mounted to the southern side wall. The subject property is a non-contributor to the Dogpatch Historic District, and was included in the Central Waterfront Survey (National Register Status Code 4D2). It is within the M-2 (Heavy Commercial) District and a 50-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

None

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Cherny) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness based on staff recommendation and a requirement to complete Section 106 and request staff to follow-up with the State as to why our survey is not included in the database. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondel, Shatara

Tape No.: 1b

8. 2004.0877A (E. TOPE: 415/558-6316)

818 STEINER STREET, east side between Grove and Fulton Streets. Assessor's Block 0798, Lot 012 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a new front stair and a one-story two-car garage with a deck, in the front yard and a deck with stairs in the rear yard of a three-story, single-family, wood frame, residential building built in the late 19th century. The subject property is a Queen Anne style, contributory building in the Alamo Square Historic District and is listed in the City's 1976 Architectural Survey. The property is within an RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Mark Topetcher

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Kotas (seconded by Chan) to adopt staff's recommendation and approve the Certificate of Appropriateness. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondel, Shatara

9. 2004.1061A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6481)

2160 GREEN STREET, The Sherman House north side between Webster and Fillmore Streets. Assessor's Block 0540, Lot 030. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to make minor alterations to doors and windows on the east, north and south elevations of the main house. The subject property is Landmark Number 49, a four-story, Italianate wood frame residence built in 1876-1877. It is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with conditions

It was moved by Board Member Kotas (seconded by Dearman) to continue this item until March 2, 2005 hearing until the categorical exemption can be included. The vote was unanimous.

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Dearman, Kelley, Kotas

NOES: None

ABSENT: Maley, Skrondel, Shatara

Informational Presentation(s)

10. (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6481)

88 5TH STREET, Old San Francisco United States Mint, Assessor's Block 3704, Lot 011, bounded by Mint Street on the north, 5th Street on the east, Mission Street on the south and Jessie Street on the west – Informational Presentation on a proposed project that would rehabilitate the existing historic structure into the City History Museum with secondary uses being retail, restaurant and offices. The existing building will be retained, and generally, the historic building envelope will not be expanded; however, additional square footage and an additional story will be added within the existing courtyard, and a glass roof would be installed over the court yard to protect the exhibits and activities below. The subject building was designated as San Francisco Landmark No. 236. It is zoned P (Public Use) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The Old Mint constructed between 1869 and 1874, its history is has had various uses and has been vacant since 1994.

Speaker(s):

Margaret Mori

This item is being continued until an undetermined date.

ADJOURNMENT: 3:48 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks

Recording Secretary

ADOPTED: September 20, 2006

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