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City and County of San Francisco
February 18, 2004

SAN FRANCISCO
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD

Notice of Meeting
&
Agenda

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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.

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

  • Landmark Designation(s)

      4. 2003.1250L (T. TAM: 415/558-6325)

        1201 ORTEGA AVENUE, The Infant Shelter/San Francisco Conservatory of Music, southwest corner of Ortega Street and 19th Avenue, Assessor's Block 2115, Lot 37. The building was constructed in 1928. It is zoned RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.Consideration to initiate landmark designation, adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission, the Infant Shelter/San Francisco Conservatory of Music as Landmark No. 242.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt resolution supporting landmark designation

    Time: 1:30 P.M.

  • Landmark Designation and Mills Act Contract

      5. 2003.0584LU (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

        690 MARKET STREET, north side at northeast corner of Kearny and Geary Streets. Assessor's Block 311, Lot 6. Request for recommendation to the Planning Commission for approval of a conditional designation as San Francisco Landmark No. 243, and a recommendation to the Planning Commission for conditional approval of a Mills Act Contract for the subject sixteen-story, brick, sandstone and terracotta office building, which is in the C-3-O Zoning District and a 250-S Height and Bulk District. (Note: Item is continued from the February 4, 2004 Landmarks Board Hearing.)

      The proposal is to:

        1) Seismically upgrade the subject 16-story office building (The Old Chronicle Building), which would include infilling a large light well at the rear of the building that is not visible from any public right-of-way;

        2) Restore the historic building façade by removing a non-historic metal, glass and marble cladding system installed in 1962 and rehabilitation/restoring/ reconstructing intact, damaged and missing historic façade features;

        3) Construct an eight-story vertical addition that will result in a building height of approximately 312 feet;

        4) Convert the existing office building use to a mixed-use project that would have at least 40, but up to 64 residential dwelling units, at least 49, but up to 73 hotel time-share units (for a total 113 hotel and residential unit mix), approximately 6,500 square feet of ground level retail space, replacing an existing retail bank, and creating a sub grade parking structure, that given the irregular floor plate shape and placement of support columns would yield a maximum of 29 independently-accessible parking spaces and two loading spaces on the project site with the capability of providing up to 100 valet and vehicle-stacking spaces in place of the 31 independent spaces. The new parking facility would be accessed through an existing sub grade garage facility at the adjacent 88 Kearny Street property, thereby not requiring a garage entrance at the ground level of the subject 690 Market Street property;

        5) The Project Sponsors are proposing to meet the Below Market Rate (BMR) housing requirement by constructing the required BMR units off-site at 938 Market Street, a companion project that is also seeking (2003.0587HXVLU);

        6) The Project Sponsors are seeking to avail themselves of the Mills Act, which allows local governments to grant property tax relief benefits in exchange for the guaranteed preservation of a historic property. In order to qualify under the San Francisco Administrative Code, the property must either be designated as a San Francisco Landmark or listed separately on the National Register. As neither condition is the case with the subject property, the project sponsor is seeking conditional San Francisco landmark status. The proposed Landmark Designation would become final upon the completion of the proposed project consistent with the Rehabilitation Program set forth by the proposed Mills Act contract.

        The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will consider the following three actions:

        1. Adoption of a resolution with findings related to landmark initiation and a recommendation of approval of a conditional landmark designation of the subject property, contingent upon the successful restoration of the historic façade to the Planning Commission.

        2. Adoption of a resolution with findings regarding the consistency of a proposed eight-story addition to the subject property with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Structures to the Planning Commission.

        3. Adoption of a resolution with findings recommending the conditional approval of the Mills Act Historical Property agreement, rehabilitation program and maintenance for the subject property to the Planning Commission.

        Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions

    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] 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; 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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