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August 06, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD

Notice of Meeting
&
Agenda

Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Wednesday, August 6, 2003
12:30 P.M.
Regular Meeting

Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli,
Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara

Board Members
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

      Committee Members: Jeremy Kotas, Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara

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.

ADJOURNMENT

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

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 meeting, or

(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).).

REPORTS

1. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD

    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

            6. 2003.0615A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

                9 CALHOUN TERRACE, west side, south of Union Street. Assessor's Block 113, Lot 25. The subject property is a two-and-a-half-story-over-basement, wood frame, Carpenter Gothic, two-unit, residential building and is in the Telegraph Hill Historic District. The property is zoned RH-3 (Mixed Residential, Medium Density) District and in an 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change conditions of approval on the previous Certificate of Appropriateness, which required that existing single-light windows (non-original) be changed to painted wood double hung windows designed to be compatible with historic windows on the building façade. The proposal is to leave the existing windows in place. A paved parking area, landscaping and replacement of an existing stair are also proposed.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Disapproval of window proposal; approval of remainder of project with conditions

     

  • Training Session

            7. (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)

                Preservation Commission Workshop Videos: Certified Local Government Preservation Commission, Board and Staff Training Program, August 26, 1999, Long Beach, CA.

                Video #2 Identification of Historic Resources

                (continued)

                      A. "Eligibility" Criteria................................. Jenan Saunders

                      Local Government Unit

                      State Office of Historic Preservation

                      B. Levels of Significance

                      C. Conducting and Maintaining

                      Surveys and Inventories ................... Lucinda Woodward

                      Local Government Unit

                      State Office of Historic Preservation

            8. (M. CORRETTE: 415/558-6295)

          National Historic Landmarks Exceptional Places, Past and Present: United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service

                      CD-ROM National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are Historically significant to the entire nation

      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.

                More information can be found at the National Park Service website at: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nhl/

    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 No. 19).

    ADJOURNMENT

    PUBLIC COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

    ROLL CALL: Chair: Jeremy Kotas

    Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley

        Committee Members: Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Elizabeth Skrondal

    REPORT

CHAIR'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    PUBLIC COMMENT

    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, or

    (3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda. (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).).

    ADJOURNMENT

    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.

    CELL PHONE AND/OR SOUND-PRODUCING ELECTRONIC DEVICE USAGE AT HEARINGS

    Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: The ringing of and use of cells phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited 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).

    ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY

    Hearings are held at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400, Fourth Floor, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center Station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible curb side parking has been designated at points along McAllister Street. Accessible MUNI Lines serving City Hall are the 9 San Bruno, 47 and 49 Lines and 71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line. Accessible MUNI Metro Lines are the J, K, L, M, and N at the Van Ness Muni Station at Van Ness Avenue and Market Street. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.

    Requests for American sign language interpreters , sound enhancement system and/or language translators will be available upon request by contacting Lulu Hwang at (415) 558-6418, at least 48 hours prior to a hearing. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 557-4433 (TDD) or 557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800-735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800-735-2922 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 292-2022 at least 48 hours in advance of need. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings.

    Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate such people, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

    KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE

    Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 67 OF THE SAN FRANCISCO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE) OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE, Donna Hall, Administrator, by mail to City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone (415) 554-7724 (office); (415) 554-6163 (fax); or by e-mail at Donna_Hall@sfgov.org. Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine

    SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE

    Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code §2.100 - 2.160] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-8300, fax (415) 581-2317 and web site http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    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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