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HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Meeting and Calendar
Hearing Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Charles Edwin Chase, President
Courtney Damkroger, Vice President
Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Diane Matsuda
Richard Johns, Andrew Wolfram
John Rahaim, Director of Planning
Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning
Timothy Frye, Preservation Coordinator
Jonas P. Ionin, Acting 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 http://sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2235 24 hours after the hearing.
THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT, 1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET. THE AGENDA
PACKET IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE MEETING SITE –HEARING ROOM 400, CITY HALL
ROLL CALL: Commission President: Charles E. Chase
Commission Vice President: Courtney Damkroger
Commissioners: Richard Johns
Alan W. Martinez
A. CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS PROPOSED FOR CONTINUANCE
The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date. The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.
1. 2012.1326H (GRETCHEN HILYARD: 415/575-9109)
1 KEARNY STREET - north side of Market Street between 3rd Street and Grant Avenue, Assessor’s Block 0312, Lot 031. Request for a Permit to Alter for exterior signage and window alterations. Constructed in 1902 by William Curlett, 1 Kearny Street (historically known as the Mutual Savings Bank Building) is a twelve-story office building designed in the Renaissance/Baroque architectural style. The building features an annex, designed in 1964 by the firm of Clark & Beuttler with Charles W. Moore as lead architect; and a contemporary addition by Charles Bloszies in 2009. The subject property is located within the C-3-O (Downtown-Office) and 80-130-F Height and Bulk Limit, and is a Category I (Significant) building under Article 11 of the Planning Code.
(Proposed for continuance to December 19, 2012)
B. PUBLIC COMMENT
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).).
C. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
2. Director’s Report
3. Review of Past Week’s Events at the Planning Commission.
D. MATTERS OF THE COMMISSION
4. President’s Report and Announcements
5. Consideration of Adoption:
a. Draft minutes of the October 17, 2012 Regular Hearing
b. Draft minutes of the November 7, 2012 Regular Hearing
7. HPC Review of Future Agenda Items and Requests
8. Commissioner Comments/ Questions
9. Discussion on Holiday Gathering.
E. CONSENT CALENDAR
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.
10. 2012.0486A (GRETCHEN HILYARD: 415/575-9109)
19 ALTA STREET - south side of Alta Street between Montgomery and Sansome Streets, Assessor’s Block 0106, Lot 024. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior alterations including infilling two existing balconies on the south façade, creation of new window openings, and the installation of a redwood guardrail on the east facade. An Italianate residence was originally constructed on the site in 1876 and was heavily modified by the time of designation in 1986. The subject property was constructed on the site in 1988. 19 Alta Street is a three-story over garage residential building designed in the Postmodern architectural style. The subject property is a “contributory altered” resource to the Telegraph Hill Landmark District, which is locally designated under Article 10, Appendix G of the Planning Code.
(Continued from November 7, 2012)
11. 2012.1076A (TARA SULLIVAN: 415/558-6257)
3769 20TH STREET, located on the south side of 20th Street between Guerrero and Dolores Streets, Assessor’s Block 3607, Lot 062. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for exterior alterations at the rear of the building including the installation of eight new window openings at the first and second floors, the installation of new sliding doors at the ground floor, removal of a contemporary entrance hood, the rehabilitation of the exterior wood siding, and landscape improvements, including the removal of non-historic stairs and replacement of deck materials. The subject property is located within a RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Limit, and is a contributing building located within the Liberty-Hill Historic District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
F. REGULAR CALENDAR
12. (BILL WYCKO: 415/575-9048; TINA TAM: 415/558-6325)
CEQA REVIEW - Discussion of the Commission’s role and authority to review and comment upon environmental documents under the California Environmental Quality Act. The Commission's discussion may include the development of preservation alternatives for Environmental Impact Reports and the Planning Department’s Environmental Review Guidelines.
13. 2012.0811A (GRETCHEN HILYARD: 415/575-9109)
705-729 SANSOME STREET - west side of Sansome Street between Pacific Avenue and Gold Street, Assessor’s Block 0175, Lot 003. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct a 1,409 sf vertical addition and roof deck, excavate the basement and extend the existing seismic bracing on the interior of the building. Constructed in 1906 by an unknown architect, 705-729 Sansome Street is a three-story commercial building designed in a 20th Century Commercial architectural style. The subject property is located within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District and a 65-A Height and Bulk Limit, and is a “contributory altered” building within the Jackson Square Landmark District.
(Continued from November 7, 2012)
Recommendation: Approval with Conditions