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City and County of San Francisco
November 3, 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, November 3, 2004
12:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting

Tim Kelley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President

Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Paul Finwall,
Jeremy Kotas, Frank W. Lee, M. Bridget Maley, 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, Jeremy Kotas, Frank W. Lee, M. Bridget Maley, 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

INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION(S)

    4. STATE HISTORICAL BUILDING CODE. An informational presentation on the State Historical Building Code. (KORNFIELD)

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

      690 MARKET STREET, northeast corner of intersection with Kearny Street, Assessor's Block 311, Lot 6. Informational presentation by project sponsor regarding seismic and structural upgrade options for the conditional landmark. The subject building is conditional Landmark No. 243, and is located in a C-3-O (Downtown, Office) Zoning District, and a 285-S Height and Bulk District.

ACTION ITEMS

          Review and Comment

    6. 2000.1081E (J. KUGLER: 415/558-5983)

      Rincon Hill Plan Project, The proposed project is a revised Rincon Hill Plan (an Area Plan of the San Francisco General Plan) and revised planning controls for the Rincon Hill area. The San Francisco Planning Department proposes to replace the Planning Code's existing Rincon Hill Special Use District (SUD), as set out in Planning Code Section 249.1, with a new Rincon Hill Downtown Residential Mixed Use District (DTR), which would increase height limits, revise the "R" bulk district, amend the Rincon Hill Area Plan, and make other General Plan and zoning changes intended to stimulate additional high-density, residential development in the Rincon Hill area. Improvements to the streetscape, transportation system and open space would result from implementation of the new Plan. Rincon Hill is in the northeast section of San Francisco, south of the Financial District and Transbay Terminal, and north of the South Beach neighborhood. The project area is bounded generally by Folsom Street, Steuart Street, The Embarcadero, Bryant Street, the Bay Bridge approach and the Transbay Terminal ramps and encompasses about 12 city blocks. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (Landmarks Board) will receive public testimony and discuss the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), in order to formulate their written comments on the DEIR.

          Certificate(s) of Appropriateness

    7. 2004.0889A (M. SNYDER: 415/575-6891)

      1556 REVERE AVENUE, The Sylvester House, City Landmark No. 61, north side between Lane and Keith, Block 5340, Lot 006 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install solar panels on the front porch roof. This single-family house was constructed sometime between 1865 and 1870 for the Sylvester family. The house was constructed by Stephen Piper, a prominent carpenter and house builder in the area now known as Bayview-Hunter's Point; it was moved to its current location in 1913. Besides being a Landmark, the subject building was also in the City's 1976 Architectural Survey, and was included in Here Today (p. 98). The property is within an RH-2 (House, Two-family) District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

    8. 2004.0907A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)

              48 GOLD STREET, north side between Montgomery and Sansome Streets. Assessor's Block 175, Lot 14 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install four light sconces with the new tenant's company logo; install three awnings with company name; and install two planter boxes at the base of storefront windows. The subject property is a two-story, brick commercial contributory building in the Jackson Square Historic District. The property is within a C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-X Height and Bulk District.

              Preliminary Recommendation: Approval

          Action Item

    9. Discussion and comment on the status of the Emporium Project. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will consider writing a letter to the Redevelopment Agency, the Planning Department, or other appropriate parties. (Note: This item is continued from the September 1, 21, October 6 and 20, 2004.) (KELLEY)

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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