August 06, 2003
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli,
Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara
Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning/Preservation Coordinator
Andrea Green, Executive Secretary/Recording Secretary
Landmarks Board Agendas are available on the Internet at http://www.sfgov.org/planning
or as a recorded message at (415) 558-6320
THE AGENDA PACKET IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT,
1660 MISSION STREET, 5TH FLOOR RECEPTION and the GOVERNMENT INFORMATION CENTER,
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY, 100 LARKIN STREET. THE AGENDA PACKET IS ALSO AVAILABLE
AT THE MEETING SITE - BOARD HEARING ROOM 400, CITY HALL
Time: 12:30 P.M.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Committee Chair: Paul Finwall
Committee Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
1. 2003.0820A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)
802 Davis Street, Embarcadero Hotel
and associated parcels, are non-contributory lots located within
the Northeast Waterfront Historic District, north side of Broadway
between Front and Davis Streets, and The Embarcadero. Assessor's
Block 139, Lot 2; Assessor's Block 140, Lots 7 and 8; and Assessor's
Block 138, Lot 1. The subject properties are under the jurisdiction
of the Port Commission, zoned C-2 (Community Business); in an
84-X Height and Bulk District and is in the Waterfront Special
Use District No. 3. Request for Architectural Review Committee
review and comment on a proposal to construct a six-story hotel
building that will contain approximately 260 rooms. The proposed
Planned Unit Development would involve a total of four parcels
and would also include the construction of a waterfront park (Assessor's
Block 138, Lot 1), auto court (Assessor's Block 140, Lot 8) and
a four level parking garage (Assessor's Block 140, Lot 7) that
would contain 380 off-street parking spaces.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
ROLL CALL: Board President: Tim Kelley
Board Vice President: Elizabeth Skrondal
Board Members: Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall,
Nancy Ho-Belli, Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara
At this time, members of the public may address the Landmarks
Board on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter
jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board except agenda items. Public comment will
be taken on each agendized item. Each member of the public may address the
Landmarks Board 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 Board 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
(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.
(Government Code Section 54954.2(a).).
1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
4. APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 19, APRIL 2, 16, MAY 7, 14, JUNE 4 and 18,
2003 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
- Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
5. 2003.0630A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)
1265 BATTERY STREET, Italian Swiss Colony Warehouse, south side
between Battery and Sansome Street. Assessor's Block 84, Lot 8. Constructed
in 1903, this three-story with a mezzanine warehouse is Landmark 183
and is located within the C-2 (Community Business) District and a 65-X
Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness
to install new fabric panels with screened lettering on the spandrels
of the ground floor windows at the building's northeast corner.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
- Training Session
What they are: buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects.
How is a NHL chosen? Association with events, Association with
people, Association with ideals, outstanding architecture or design
or engineering, properties that characterize a way of life, ability
to yield information.
Benefits to owners Honor, technical and financial assistance.
Save America's Treasures Grants
What threatens NHLs? Deterioration, lack of maintenance.
Time: 2:15 P.M.
- Informational Presentation(s)
9. (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)
690 MARKET STREET, north side of Market Street at the northeast
corner of intersection with Kearny Street. Assessor's Block 311, Lot
6. Informational hearing on possible landmark designation and
related rehabilitation and expansion of the subject building, including
a change in use from office to residential and timeshare hotel. The
project sponsor is seeking comments, direction and advice from the Landmarks
Preservation Advisory Board on the proposed landmark designation and
related rehabilitation and expansion project, prior to submitting an
application for Landmark Designation. The subject property is an existing
12-16-story steel frame building constructed in 1890. The building has
an original brick facade obscured by a non-original marble and metal
facade installed in the 1950s. The subject property is located in a
C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District and a 250-S Height and Bulk
District. The project sponsor is submitting a Potential San Francisco
Landmark Questionnaire (Preservation Bulletin No. 19).
10. (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)
938-942 MARKET STREET, north side of Market Street between
Powell and Mason Streets. Assessor's Block 341, Lot 5. Informational
hearing on possible landmark designation and related rehabilitation
and expansion of the subject building, including a change in
use from office to residential use. The project sponsor is seeking
comments, direction and advice from the Landmarks Preservation
Advisory Board on the proposed landmark designation and rehabilitation
and expansion projects, prior to submitting an application for
Landmark Designation of the subject properties. 938 Market Street
is a seven-story brick office building constructed in 1907-1908.
It is rated as a Category I Building in the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter
Conservation District. The project sponsor is submitting a Potential
San Francisco Landmark Questionnaire (Preservation Bulletin
PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas
Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
At this time, members of the public may address the Public Communication
Committee (PCC) on items of interest to the public that are within the subject
matter jurisdiction of the Landmarks Board. Public comment made before the
PCC may also be made before the full Landmarks Board at any regularly scheduled
public hearing. Each member of the public may address the PCC 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, the Board 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,
(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code
NOTE: For information on the next Landmarks Board 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, 1660 Mission Street, 5th Floor.
NOTE: The Landmarks Board meets on the first and third Wednesday of
each month. For information on the next Landmarks Board Calendar, please call
at 558-6320 after 3:00 p.m. on Fridays preceding the regularly scheduled meetings.
Items listed on this Notice of the Meeting and Agenda will not be heard before
the stated time.
NOTE: For information related to Landmarks Board matters, please call
Andrea Green, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning
Department, at (415) 558-6266.
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 Landmarks Preservation
Advisory Board at, or prior to, the public hearing.
NOTE: Material submitted by the public for Landmarks Board review
prior to a scheduled hearing, should be received at the Planning Department
Reception Counter, 1660 Mission Street, 5th 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 Board 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 Landmarks Board at the public hearing.
Otherwise, submit material related to a calendared item at the scheduled hearing
for distribution. For complete distribution to all Board Members, necessary
staff and case/docket/ correspondence files, submit an original and 18 copies.
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Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine
Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cells
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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, the Public Communication
Committee 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, 1660
Mission Street, 5th Floor Reception.
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