August 17, 2005
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
M. Bridget Maley, President
Elizabeth Skrondal, Vice President
Lily Chan, Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Jeremy Kotas,
Alan Martinez, Suheil Shatara, Johanna Street
Mark Luellen, 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: M. Bridget Maley
Board Vice President: Elizabeth Skrondal
Board Members: Lily Chan, Robert Cherny, Ina Dearman, Jeremy Kotas, Alan Martinez, Suheil Shatara, Johanna Street
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
2. PRESIDENT'S REPORT AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
3. MATTERS OF THE BOARD
4. Formal presentation and adoption of a Resolution honoring Neil Hart, former Preservation Coordinator.
Certificate(s) of Appropriateness
5. 2004.0924A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)
843-847 MONTGOMERY STREET, west side of the street between Jackson and Pacific Streets. Assessor's Block 176, Lots 3 and 3A - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to remove and replace the ground floor storefront and add two additional floors and two stair penthouses to the building's roof that will be set back from the façade. The building would be converted into a 13-unit condominium building with approximately 3200 gross square feet of retail space. New window openings are also proposed on the south and west elevation of the historic building. The subject property is within the Jackson Square Historic District, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 65-X Height and Bulk District. (Note: Continued from August 3, 2005 Hearing)
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
6. 2004.0392A (M. LUELLEN: 415/558-6478)
851 BEACH STREET (aka 900 NORTH POINT STREET), Ghirardelli Square, at the corner of Larkin and North Point Streets. Assessor's Block 452, Lot 1 - Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to convert most of the upper floor spaces in the Clock Tower, Mustard, Cocoa, Chocolate, and Pioneer Woolen Mills buildings to hotel use while retaining the retail use of most street and plaza level spaces. Removal of roof top equipment. The project also includes the stairs, upper deck, and a portion of the plaza contiguous to the north elevation of the Clock Tower, Mustard, and Cocoa buildings. The subject property is a complex of brick buildings covering an entire block, constructed between 1859 and 1922. Notable structures include the 1859 Woolen Mill, the 1916 Clock Tower, and the 1926 Ghirardelli sign. The building is Landmark No. 30, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, listed in Here Today, included in the 1976 Architectural Survey, is zoned C-2 (Community Business) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
7. 2005.0719A (A. LIGHT: 415/558-6254)
801 MONTGOMERY STREET (aka 500 JACKSON STREET, northwest corner of intersection with Jackson Street. Assessor's Block 0176, Lot 007 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to make modifications to the ground level retail façade of this five-story potentially compatible non-contributory commercial building with the Jackson Square Historic District. Proposed alterations include installation of an awning, stucco finish to existing recessed entry, and a new projecting business sign. The subject property is zoned C-2 (Community Business) and is in a 65-A Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions
8. 2004.1226AC (W. HASTIE: 415/558-6381)
144 KING STREET, north side, between 2nd and 3rd Streets; Assessor's Block 3794, Lot 24 - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish the warehouse and construct a new 10-story, 131-room hotel. The subject single-story concrete warehouse is a non-contributory building in the South End Historic District; it is zoned M-2 (Heavy Industrial) and is in a 105-F Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval
Time: 2:30 P.M.
9. LANDMARK DESIGNATION WORK PROGRAM, 2005-2006, initial discussion to establish the Landmark Designation Work Program for Fiscal Year 2005-2006. A working session to update the List of Potential Landmark Designations, and to identify up to eight sites for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board's consideration of initiation of landmark designation.
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).
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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 or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Adele Destro by mail to Interim Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-7854; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can be request a copy from Ms. Destro or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/
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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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