May 5, 2004
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett
Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall,
Peter A. Samuels, Suheil Shatara
Neil Hart, Chief of Neighborhood Planning/Preservation
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,
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 meeting, or
(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
Review and Comment
5. (N. HART: 415/558-6338)
MARY ELLEN "MAMMY" PLEASANT TREES,
Structure of Merit No. 7, southwest corner of Octavia and Bush Streets.
The National Park Service Pacific West Region for the National Underground
Railroad Network to Freedom is seeking comments and a letter of authorization
from the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, to add the metal medallion,
referred to as the "Western Terminus of the Underground Railroad"
and the Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant Trees as a site contributing
to the Underground Railroad Sidewalk to Freedom to the Network. The Network
to Freedom program was established by Congress in 1998 to locate and preserve
Underground Railroad history throughout the United States. The Network
to Freedom has achieved 180 sites, programs and facilities with verifiable
association to the Underground Railroad, including 4 in California. Mary
Ellen Pleasant was an important Underground Railroad operative who worked
with antislavery figures, such as John Brown, to assist freedom seekers
in the 1850s and '60s. Two Network to Freedom members have association
with Pleasant's history and the National Park Service would like to add
the memorial plaque located at Bush and Octavia Streets in San Francisco
to the Network of Freedom.
Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
6. 2003.0375A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)
274 BRANNAN STREET, The Hawley Terminal Building,
north side between 1st and 2nd Streets. Assessor's
Block 3774, Lot 73. A contributory building to the South End Historic
District. Built in 1924, the reinforced concrete building is six stories
and approximately 72-feet tall. Originally used for public storage, the
building is now primarily used as a telecommunications facility. The Hawley
Terminal Building has a "C" rating from San Francisco Architectural
Heritage and has a California Historic Resources Status Code of 3D. It
is within an SSO (Service / Secondary Office) District and a 50-X Height
and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install
a WTS facility consisting of seven antennas on the rooftop.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
7. 2004.0271A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)
27 ALTA STREET, south side of Alta Street between
Sansome and Montgomery Streets. Assessor's Block 106, Lot 34A. The subject
property is a three-story; three-unit dwelling that was constructed in
1951 and is a non-contributory building within the Telegraph Hill Historic
District. It is zoned RH-3 (House, Three-Family) District and in a 40-X
Height and Bulk District. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness
to alter the façade by removing the existing balcony, install new
windows, doors, and trim, as well as expand the 4th floor level
with two bays to match the 2nd and 3rd floor levels.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
Time: 1:45 P.M.
Landmark Designation, Mills Act Contract and Permit
8. 2003.0587HLU (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)
938-942 MARKET STREET, north side between Mason
and Cyril Magnin Streets (also fronting on the east side of Mason Street
between Market and Eddy Streets (the lot and structure are L-shaped)).
Assessor's Block 341, Lot 5. Request for 1) a Permit to Alter under
Article 11 for a substantial increase in height to a Category I Building
as well as the creation of a lightwell; 2) recommendation to the Planning
Commission for conditional landmark designation as San Francisco Landmark
No. 244; and 3) recommendation to the Planning Commission for conditional
approval of a conditional Mills Act Contract; all for the subject 7-story,
brick and terracotta, Category I office building, which is in the C-3-G
Zoning District, the Kearny, Market, Mason, Sutter Conservation District,
and a 110-X Height and Bulk District.
The proposal is to:
1) Seismically upgrade the subject seven-story office building (The Garfield
2) Rehabilitate the historic building façades;
3) Construct a one-story vertical penthouse addition that would be set
back from both the Market Street and Mason Street facades;
4) Convert the existing office use to approximately 33 dwelling units;
5) The proposed project would provide its required Below Market Rate
(BMR) units on site as well as the off-site BMR units required for a proposed
companion project located at 690 Market Street (2003.0584MTZXCKLU).
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 an 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
1. Adoption of a resolution recommending approval of a Permit to Alter
under Article 11 of the Planning Code for the proposed one-story addition
to the subject property and the creation of a lightwell.
2. Adoption of a resolution recommending conditional designation of 938
Market Street as San Francisco Landmark No. 244.
3. Adoption of a resolution recommending the conditional approval of
a Mills Act Historic Property Contract (including a Rehabilitation Program
and Maintenance Plan) for the subject property.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
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
(3) directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.
(Government Code Section 54954.2(a).).
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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Note: Each item on the Architectural Design Review, the
Public Communication Committee and/or Regular calendar may include the following
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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