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August 17, 2005

FINAL ACTION MINUTES

OF THE

SAN FRANCISCO

LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

CITY HALL

1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 400

August 17, 2005

12:40 P.M. ROLL CALL

FOR FULL LANDMARKS BOARD CONSIDERATION

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

SHATARA, SKRONDAL, STREET

PUBLIC COMMENT

Joe Butler: He attempted to display architectural photos from the early 20th century but was unable because of technical difficulties with the AV equipment by staff members. He stated that he would provide the Board Members with copies.

Bradley Weidmier: He submitted documents requesting that the Coronet Theater be considered for landmark status. The construction date for the Coronet Theater in the DEIR is based on a building that is three doors down the street with the same address. He believes the date is false and that the DEIR contains numerous inaccurate statements.

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mark Luellen, Planning Staff:

i The C of A for 918 Minnesota Street that was heard by the Landmarks Board on June 15th at the time the LPAB decided not to allow the increase in the garage door from 8ft to 11ft, but the department found that it did not cause a substantial change to the structure so the Director approved the C of A with the enlarged garage door.

i On today's agenda, item #6, 851 Beach Street will be continued until September 21st.

2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The National Trust For Historic Preservation Conference will be held in Portland, from September 27 – October 2nd. On Tuesday September 27th there will be a seminar on Landmark Board Member dealing with local ordinance. She will be attending and encouraged other Board Members to attend. She welcomed two former Landmark Presidents who were sitting in the audience.

3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

Robert Cherny:

i He requested an update on the Music Concourse proposal.

i Is there anything that the Landmarks Board can do about the DEIR for the Coronet Theater?

Jeremy Kotas:

i He requested the location and date of the National Trust Conference.

Elizabeth Skrondal:

i Requested the status of the Landmark Board minutes.

Alan Martinez:

i He informed the Board Members that he found an unpublished thesis that discussed archeologist sites around the city and thought that it may be of interest for future projects that may come before the Board.

ACTION ITEMS

4. Formal presentation and adoption of a Resolution honoring Neil Hart, former Preservation Coordinator.

Speaker(s):

Daniel Reidy

Tim Kelley

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Dearman (seconded by Street) to adopt the resolution honoring Neil Hart. The vote was unanimous.

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

NOES: None

ABSENT: None

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL RECORD FOR ITEM(S) 5 AND 6, DUE TO A RECORDING ERROR

Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

5. 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 two stair penthouses to the building's roof that will be set back from the façade. The building would be converted into a 13-unit condominium building with approximately 3200 gross square feet of retail space. New window openings are also proposed on the south and west elevation of the historic building. 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 August 3, 2005 Hearing)

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

6. 2004.0392A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)

851 BEACH STREET (aka 900 NORTH POINT STREET), Ghirardelli Square, at the corner of Larkin and North Point Streets. Assessor's Block 452, Lot 1 - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to convert most of the upper floor spaces in the Clock Tower, Mustard, Cocoa, Chocolate, and Pioneer Woolen Mills buildings to hotel use while retaining the retail use of most street and plaza level spaces. Removal of roof top equipment. The project also includes the stairs, upper deck, and a portion of the plaza contiguous to the north elevation of the Clock Tower, Mustard, and Cocoa buildings. The subject property is a complex of brick buildings covering an entire block, constructed between 1859 and 1922. Notable structures include the 1859 Woolen Mill, the 1916 Clock Tower, and the 1926 Ghirardelli sign. The building is Landmark No. 30, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, listed in Here Today, included in the 1976 Architectural Survey, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

7. 2005.0719A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

801 MONTGOMERY STREET (aka 500 JACKSON STREET, northwest corner of intersection with Jackson Street. Assessor's Block 0176, Lot 007 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to make modifications to the ground level retail façade of this five-story potentially compatible non-contributory commercial building with the Jackson Square Historic District. Proposed alterations include installation of an awning, stucco finish to existing recessed entry, and a new projecting business sign. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

Speaker(s):

Mike McCall

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Kotas (seconded by Martinez) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness based on staff recommendation.

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

NOES: None

8. 2004.1226AC (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)

144 KING STREET, north side, between 2nd and 3rd Streets; Assessor's Block 3794, Lot 24 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the warehouse and construct a new 10-story, 131-room hotel. The subject single-story concrete warehouse is a non-contributory building in the South End Historic District; it is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and is in a 105-F Height and Bulk District.

Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

Speaker(s):

Brain Lau

Board Action

It was moved by Board Member Chan (seconded by Kotas) to approve the Certificate of Appropriateness with the following conditions: To change the color and the material of the cladding. This is considered neither a precedent nor an invitation for anything similar to be done to other buildings in the area subject to a case-by-case base. The motion passes: 5-3

AYES: Chan, Cherny, Kotas, Shatara, Skrondal

NOES: Maley, Martinez, Street

RECUSED: Dearman

n Review and Comment

9. LANDMARK DESIGNATION WORK PROGRAM, 2005-2006, initial discussion to establish the Landmark Designation Work Program for Fiscal Year 2005-2006. A working session to update the List of Potential Landmark Designations, and to identify up to eight sites for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's consideration of initiation of landmark designation.

Speaker(s):

Joel Schechter

Vincent Marsh

Hal Wanaselja

Mary Anne Miller

Daniel Weaver

Joe Butler

Josh Camire

Phill Simon

Rose Hillson

Steve Lau

Mark Dvorak

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL RECORD FOR ITEM #9, DUE TO A RECORDING ERROR

ADJOURNMENT: P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sonya Banks,

Recording Secretary

ADOPTED: September 20, 2006

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