Historic Preservation Commission - April 5, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
April 5, 2017 - 12:30pm
Location: 
United States

SAN FRANCISCO
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

 

Meeting Minutes

Commission Chambers Room 400,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Regular Hearing

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:   Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT WOLFRAM AT 12:35 PM

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Stephanie Cisneros, Shannon Ferguson, Tim Frye – Historic Preservation Officer, Jonas P. Ionin – Commission Secretary

SPEAKER KEY:
+ indicates a speaker in support of an item;

  • indicates a speaker in opposition to an item; and

= indicates a neutral speaker or a speaker who did not indicate support or opposition.

Hearing Materials are available at:
Website: http://www.sfplanning.org
Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400
Planning Information Center, 1660 Mission Street, 1st Floor
Voice recorded Agenda, only: (415) 558-6320

Commission Hearing Broadcasts:
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Ordinances and Accessibility
Hearing Procedures

 

A. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

SPEAKER: Richard Rothman – Mother’s Building

B. DEPARTMENT MATTERS

1. Director’s Announcements 

None

2. Review of Past Events at the Planning Commission, Staff Report and Announcements

None

C. COMMISSION MATTERS

3. President’s Report and Announcements

None

4. Consideration of Adoption:

SPEAKER: None
ACTION: Adopted as Amended
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns

5. Commission Comments & Questions

None

D. REGULAR CALENDAR 

6a. 2017-002865LBR                                         (S. CISNEROS: (415) 575-9186)
647 VALENCIA STREET – east side of Valencia Street at the corner of Sycamore Street. Assessor’s Block 3576, Lot 062 (District 9). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. The Elbo Room (formerly Amelia’s) is a neighborhood bar in the Mission District with significant ties to the LGBTQ community and history. The Legacy Business Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that are valuable cultural assets to the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to encourage their continued viability and success. The subject business is within the Valencia Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 55-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKER: = Stephanie Cisneros – Staff report
+ Erik Cantu – Elbo Room
+ John Downing – Elbo Room
+ Matt Shapiro – Elbo Room
+ Perry Butler – Perry’s
+ Mike Leon – the Eagle
+ Fred Schrunk – Elbo Room
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
RESOLUTION: 857

6b. 2017-002868LBR                                        (S. CISNEROS: (415) 575-9186)
754 GRANT AVENUE – east side of Grant Avenue at the corner of Clay Street. Assessor’s Block 0226, Lot 040 (District 3). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Founded in 1981, Long Boat Jewelry is a family owned and operated Chinatown-based jewelry shop. The Legacy Business Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that are valuable cultural assets to the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to encourage their continued viability and success. The subject business is within a CVR (Chinatown-Visitor Retail) Zoning District and 55-N Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKER: Same as Item 6a.
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
RESOLUTION: 858

6c. 2017-002876LBR                                        (S. CISNEROS: (415) 575-9186)
1944 UNION STREET – North side of Union Street between Laguna Street and Buchanan Street. Assessor’s Block 0531, Lot 008 (District 2). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Founded in 1969, Perry’s San Francisco is family owned and operated restaurant and bar serving the Cow Hollow neighborhood. The Legacy Business Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that are valuable cultural assets to the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to encourage their continued viability and success. The subject business is within the Union Street NCD (Neighborhood Commercial) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKER: Same as Item 6a.
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
RESOLUTION: 859

6d. 2017-002879LBR                                         (S. CISNEROS: (415) 575-9186)
398 12TH STREET – south side of 12st Street at the corner of Harrison Street. Assessor’s Block 3522, Lot 014 (District 6). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Founded in 1981, San Francisco Eagle Bar (“The Eagle”) is a local bar and community gathering space in the South of Market neighborhood with significant ties to the LGBTQ community and history. The Legacy Business Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that are valuable cultural assets to the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to encourage their continued viability and success. The subject business is within the WSOMA MUG (Mixed Use-General) Zoning District and 55-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKER: Same as Item 6a.
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
RESOLUTION: 860

7. 2016-011052DES                                            (S. FERGUSON: (415) 575-9074)
1970 OCEAN AVENUE – north side of Ocean Avenue, Assessor’s Block 3280, Lot 018 (District 7). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of the former El Rey Theater as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.1 of the Planning Code. 1970 Ocean Avenue is significant as one of the only remaining movie theaters originally designed in the Art Deco style by master architect Timothy Pflueger. The building was added to the Landmark Designation Work Program on August 17, 2016. 1970 Ocean Avenue is located in the Ocean Avenue NCT (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 45-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKER: = Shannon Ferguson – Staff report
+ Dan Weaver – Support
+ Alex Maloney – Save El Rey
+ Nicki Trasvenia – Support
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
RESOLUTION: 861

ADJOURNMENT – 1:04 pm
ADOPTED APRIL 19, 2017