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City and County of San Francisco
September 17, 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, September 17, 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 located within the Northeast Waterfront Historic District, north side of Broadway between Davis and The Embarcadero. Assessors Block 139, Lot 2. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to construct a mid-rise hotel building that will contain 255 rooms. The project would involve four parcels and would include the construction of waterfront park, auto court (Assessors Block 140, Lot 8) and four level parking garage (Assessor's Block 140, Lot 8) that would contain 360-380 stalls.

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

      _ Discussion and consideration of writing a letter to the Planning Commission regarding the planned demolition of 150 Golden Gate Avenue (P. FINWALL)

REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS

      4. APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 3, 2003 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES

  • Informational Presentation(s)

            5. (K. SIMONSON: 415/558-6321)

        3301 Lyon Street, between Jefferson, Baker and Bay Streets and Palace Drive. Assessor's Block 916, Lot 2. The Palace of Fine Arts was designed by Bernard Maybeck for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Its reconstruction was completed in 1967. The property is Landmark No. 88, is listed in Here Today, is included in the 1976 Architectural Survey, is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, and is within a P (Public) District, an OS Height and Bulk District. An Informational Presentation on the Palace of Fine Arts and Lagoon Restoration, Draft Improvement Plan Phases IIA, IIB, and III. Phase IIA encompasses the Lagoon rehabilitation and associated landscape improvements. Phase IIB consists of the restoration of the Rotunda and the Colonnade including associated landscape improvements. Phase III includes the reconstruction of the Peristyle on the northern, southern, and eastern facades of the Main Building along with associated landscape work.

     

  • Landmark Designation(s)

            6. 2001.0566L (K. SIMONSON: 415/558-6321)

                1305 18th AVENUE, Carnegie Sunset Branch Library, situated on a large, corner lot shared by several public buildings and identified as 1305 18th Avenue. The site was originally and is currently a public library. A portion of Assessor's Block 1773, Lot 1. The property is zoned P (Public), and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending to the Planning Commission, landmark designation of the Carnegie Sunset Branch Library as Landmark No. 239.

            7. 2001.0569L (K. SIMONSON: 415/558-6321)

                3150 SACRAMENTO STREET, Carnegie Presidio Branch Library, situated on a large, mid-block lot and is identified as 3150 Sacramento Street. Assessor's Block 1006, Lot 12. The site was originally and is currently a public library. The property is zoned P (Public), and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending to the Planning Commission, landmark designation of the Carnegie Presidio Branch Library as Landmark No. 240.

    Time: 2:15 P.M.

     

  • Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

      8. 2003.0091A (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

        333 DOLORES STREET, Notre Dame Plaza, is on the east side between 16th and 17th Streets. Assessor's Block 3567, Lot 57, a portion of City Landmark 137. The entire 2.6 acre site formerly identified as Assessor's block 3567, Lot 31 was designated a landmark site in 1981. In 1995, the sisters of the Notre Dame subdivided the property into two irregular lots to allow for the sale of the former Notre Dame School Building to Mercy Charities Housing and the Saint Joseph's Hall Building and playground to the Children's Day School. The subdivision of the property did not affect the landmark status of the site. The Children's Day School is located in the Saint Joseph's Hall Building, a three-story reinforced concrete building with stucco exterior and associated playground/open space. The structure is situated behind the Notre Dame Plaza Senior Housing Complex which fronts on Dolores Street. The property is located in a RM-1 (Mixed, Residential, Low Density) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct three temporary classroom buildings for the Children Day School.

      Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      9. 2003.0926A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

                69 FAIR OAKS STREET, east side between 21st and 22nd Street. Assessor's Block 3618, Lot 5A. A potentially contributory structure to the Liberty Hill Historic District Constructed in 1889, this Queen Anne styled house has been altered over the years with the removal of much of its original trim and the installation of asbestos shingle siding. The house is within an RH-3 (House, Three-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to restore the exterior of the structure.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

      10. 2003.0875A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

                801 MONTGOMERY STREET (500 JACKSON STREET), northwest corner of Montgomery and Jackson Streets. Assessor's Block 176, Lot 7. A five-story office building with ground level retail constructed in 1987. The building is non-contributory to the Jackson Square Historic District. The subject property is within a C-2 (Community Business) District and a 65-A Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to change storefront.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

      11. 2003.0923A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

                4 COLUMBUS AVENUE, The Transamerica Building. Assessor's Block 195, Lot 2. A three-story, steel frame, terracotta-clad, Baroque office building constructed in 1909. The building is San Francisco Landmark No. 52, and contributor to the Jackson Square Historic District. The subject property is within a C-2 (Community Business) District and a 65-A / 65-D-2 Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install exterior wall and window signage related to a place of worship.

                Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

    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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