Historic Preservation Commission - March 15, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
March 15, 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, March 15, 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 12:56 PM

STAFF IN ATTENDANCE:  Jeff Joslin – Director of Current Planning, Shannon Ferguson, Frances McMillen, Desiree Smith, 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.

None

B. DEPARTMENT MATTERS

1. Director's Announcements

Tim Frye, Preservation Officer:
The director's report was included in your packets; happy to answer any questions should you have them.  

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

Tim Frye, Preservation Officer:
No formal report regarding the Planning Commission, however, have one item or two items to share with you regarding events we participated in last night. First is the Department attended the Dogpatch Neighborhood Association meeting and gave an overview of the Mills Act Program. As you know on May 1st Mills Act applications for this year will be due and so we anticipate there will be a number of applications from the Dogpatch area so we gave a short presentation to their neighborhood association regarding the benefits of the Mills Act Program as well as its requirement. Last night we also participated in a workshop regarding the LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy. The Lower Polk Neighbors and the Middle Polk Neighbors Association invited us to one of their meetings where we hosted a workshop on their behalf. There were about 25 members in attendance, as well as representatives from Supervisors Kim, Sheehy and Peskin's office. It was a great event, there was a lot of good feedback received and we've already received a number of emails thanking Lower Polk and the Department for putting on the event. As you know there are several other events that are scheduled in the upcoming month and we'll be participating in those as well. You should be receiving those notifications via e-mail about various events happening within the city or through the Department. If you're not receiving those, please let me know because we like to keep you updated on the events prior to the Board of Supervisors hearing likely towards the end of April. That concludes my comments unless you have any questions.  

3. CERTIFIED LOCAL GOVERNMENT (CLG) 2015-2016 ANNUAL REPORT – Review of the 2015-2016 CLG Annual Report prepared by Planning Department Staff. The Commission may direct staff to include additional information or make revisions to the report prior to forwarding to the California Office of Historic Preservation.

SPEAKERS: None
ACTION: Reviewed and Commented

C. COMMISSION MATTERS

4. President’s Report and Announcements

None

5. Consideration of Adoption:

SPEAKERS: None
ACTION: Adopted
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman

6. Commission Comments & Questions

None

D. REGULAR CALENDAR 

7. 2016-010894DES                                                  (S. FERGUSON: (415) 575-9074)
2731 FOLSOM STREET – west side of Folsom Street, Assessor's Block 3640, Lot 031 (District 7) - Consideration to Initiate Landmark Designation of 2731-2735 Folsom Street as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.1 of the Planning Code. 2731-2735 Folsom Street is significant as a notable work of master architect James Francis Dunn (1874-1921) and as a fine example of residential Beaux-Arts architecture. This item has been calendared following receipt of a community-generated Landmark Designation Application. 2731-2735 Folsom Street is located in a RH-2 zoning district and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve

SPEAKERS: = Shannon Ferguson – Staff report
+ Sean Lundy – Project introduction
+ Katherine Willis – Historic Resource Evaluation
ACTION: Adopted a Resolution to Initiate
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman
RESOLUTION: 854

8. 2016-011144COA                                                 (F. MCMILLEN: (415) 575-9076)
WASHINGTON SQUARE – bounded by Columbus Avenue, Filbert, Stockton, Union and Powell Streets in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco (Assessor's Block 0102; Lot 001) (District 3). Request for Certificate of Appropriateness for the replacement of play equipment and the perimeter wall within the footprint of the existing playground; repairing the benches and repaving the walkways surrounding the playground; installing planting bed fencing; removal of the staircase at corner of Powell and Filbert streets; and the installation of regulatory signage. Washington Square is located within a P (Public) Zoning District and OS (Open Space) Height and Bulk limit. Washington Square was locally designated as San Francisco Landmark No. 226 under Article 10 of the Planning Code in 1999. 
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve

SPEAKERS: = Frances McMillen – Staff report
+ Cary Rupert – Children's Play Area at Washington Square
+ Lizzy Hirsch – Design presentation
ACTION: Approved
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman
MOTION: 0303

9a. 2017-002434LBR                                            (D. SMITH: (415) 575-9093)
PIER 43 ½, FISHERMAN'S WHARF – on the north side of The Embarcadero. Assessor's Block 9900, Lots 043 and 043H (District 3). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Founded in 1982, Red and White Fleet is a family-owned business offering maritime and recreational transportation services for the cities and ports on the San Francisco Bay. 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 C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKERS: = Desiree Smith – Staff report
+ Tom Esher – Red: White Fleet
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman
RECUSED: Johnck
RESOLUTION: 855

9b. 2017-002437LBR                                           (D. SMITH: (415) 575-9093)
1129 FOLSOM STREET – on the south side of Folsom Street. Assessor's Block 3755, Lot 099 (District 6). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Established in 1981, Ruby Sailing was the first licensed sailboat to carry passengers on San Francisco Bay and for the past thirty years has continued to offer chartered tours docking from the city's southern waterfront. 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 NCT (Folsom Street Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District and 65-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

SPEAKERS: Same as Item #9a.
ACTION: Adopted a Recommendation for Approval
AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman
RECUSED: Johnck
RESOLUTION: 856

ADJOURNMENT – 1:45 PM
ADOPTED AS AMENDED APRIL 5, 2017