January 23, 2002
Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB)
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Tim Kelley, President
Suheil Shatara, Vice President
Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli,
Jeremy Kotas, Penney Magrane, Elizabeth Skrondal
Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning/Preservation Coordinator
Andrea Green, Recording Secretary
Landmarks Board Agendas are available on the Internet at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/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
Time: 12:30 P.M.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
ROLL CALL: Committee Chair: Paul Finwall
Committee Ex-Officio: Tim Kelley
Committee Members: Jeremy Kotas, Penney Magrane, Suheil Shatara
1. 2001.0862A (LIGHT: 558-6254)
50-70 OAK STREET, north side between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street. Assessor's Block 834, Lots 5 and 7. The subject property is zoned C-3-G (Downtown, General) District and is in an 80-E Height and Bulk District. Request for Architectural Review Committee review and comment on a proposal to rehabilitate 50 Oak Street (a five-story-over-basement, granite and polychrome terra cotta, Category II (Significant) Building), and to demolish 70 Oak Street (a four-story-over-basement Category V (Unrated) Building) and replace it with a new four-story-over basement structure that will function as an addition to 50 Oak Street, to create a new facility for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Time: 1:00 P.M.
FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
ROLL CALL: Board President: Tim Kelley
Board Vice President: Suheil Shatara
Board Members: Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall, Nancy Ho-Belli, Jeremy Kotas, Penney Magrane, Elizabeth Skrondal
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. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board will be afforded when the item has already been reviewed in a public hearing at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Landmarks Board has closed the public hearing. Your opportunity to address the Landmarks Board must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. 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, 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).).
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
2. STAFF REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
3. PRESIDENT’S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
4. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
REGULAR CALENDAR ITEMS
5. APPROVAL OF THE DECEMBER 5 and 19, 2001 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES
n Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
6. 2001.1201A (HASTIE: 558-6381)
87 FAIR OAKS STREET, east side between 21st and 22nd Streets. Assessor's Block 3618, Lot 53. The five-unit building is a contributory structure in the Liberty Hill Historic District; it is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace the multi-level rear deck with a different stair configuration and to replace the siding, doors, and windows at the rear elevation of the building.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
7. 2001.0024A (HASTIE: 558-6381)
953 DE HARO STREET, The Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, Landmark No. 86, at the northeast corner with Southern Heights Avenue. Assessor's Block 4096, Lot 43. The subject building is a shingled, wood-frame building designed by the architect, Julia Morgan; it is zoned RH-2 (House, Two-Family) District, and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to replace original wood casement windows with double-paned, wood-clad fiberglass casements to improve thermal efficiency.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
n Review and Comment
8. NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION (LUELLEN: 558-6478)
950 MASON STREET, The Fairmont Hotel, Landmark No. 185, northeast corner of Mason and California Streets, opposite the Old Flood Mansion Pacific Union Club, 1000 California Street (Landmark No. 65). Assessor's Block 244, Lot 1. The seven-story plus penthouse, steel frame structure was built in 1903 and restored in 1907. The hotel was designed by Reid Brothers Architects and is an example of turn-of-the century Beaux-Arts Classicism. The hotel was also the location of the drafting of the United Nations Charter of 1945. The hotel has remained in operation since it was restored after the 1906 earthquake and fire and has retained its position as one of the premier hotels in San Francisco. The subject property is zoned RM-4 (Mixed, High Density) District and is in a 200E/320E Height and Bulk District. The State Historic Preservation Office is seeking the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on a proposed nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as part of San Francisco's role as a Certified Local Government.
9. NATIONAL REGISTER NOMINATION (LUELLEN: 558-6478)
460 BUSH STREET, San Francisco Fire Department Old Station No. 2, north side between Grant and Kearny Streets. Assessor's Block 270, Lot 41. The two-story, granite clad, utilitarian structure was built in 1908, after the tragic 1906 earthquake and fire, which destroyed downtown San Francisco. It features wire-glazed steel windows, metal-clad doors and woodwork. The building was decommissioned in the early 1970's and is currently used as office space. The building is San Francisco Landmark No. 143 and is rated as a Significant Category 1 building in Article 11 of the Planning Code, and is therefore included as well in the Downtown Plan of the General Plan. The subject property is zoned C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District is in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The State Historic Preservation Office is seeking the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's comments on a proposed nomination to the National Register of Historic Places as part of San Francisco's role as a Certified Local Government.
10. MILLS ACT APPLICATION (LUELLEN: 558-6478)
460 BUSH STREET, San Francisco Fire Department Old Station No. 2, north side between Grant and Kearny Streets. Assessor's Block 270, Lot 41. The building is San Francisco Landmark No. 143 and is rated as a Significant Category 1 building in Article 11 of the Planning Code, and is therefore included as well in the Downtown Plan of the General Plan. The subject property is zoned C-3-R (Downtown, Retail) District is in an 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will make recommendations on the proposed Mills Act Application, which will amend the San Francisco Administrative Code and provide a reduction in property taxes. The Mills Act requires that the property owner of this designated historic property contract directly with the City in which the owner agrees to restore the property, maintain its historic character, and use it in a manner compatible with the historic character.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
n Landmark Designation(s)
11. 1999.457L (TULLY: 558-6372)
390 LAGUNA HONDA BOULEVARD , Laguna Honda Station/Forest Hill Station, west side between Plaza Road and Dewey Boulevard. Assessor's Block 2864, Lot 50. The subject property is zoned P (Public) District, and is in an OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation and adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation of the Laguna Honda Station as Landmark No. 231.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution supporting city landmark designation
n Informational Presentation
12. (TULLY/CORRETTE: 558-6372/558-6295)
NORTH MISSION AREA CITYWIDE CULTURAL RESOURCE SURVEY. Informational presentation on the proposed survey of the North Mission Area. The proposed survey is the second phase of a multi-year survey that will be used to create a citywide inventory of cultural resources. Boundaries of the North Mission Area Survey are Duboce Street to 16th Street and Capp Street to Dolores Street, and includes portions of the following Blocks: 3532, 3533, 3534, 3535, 3544, 3545, 3546, 3547, 3548, 3553, 3554, 3555, 3556, 3557, 3567, 3568, 3569 and 3570.
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).
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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.