October 17, 2007
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
M. Bridget Maley, President
Robert W. Cherny, Vice President
Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman,
Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Johanna Street
Mark Luellen, Preservation Coordinator
Sonya Banks, 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, 1650 MISSION STREET, 4TH 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,
Time: 12:30 P.M.
FOR FULL BOARD CONSIDERATION
ROLL CALL: Board President: M. Bridget Maley
Board Vice President: Robert Cherny
Board Members: Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman,
Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, 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
- MATTERS OF THE BOARD
- LANDMARKS WORK PROGRAM 2005-2007 UPDATE
- HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND COMMITTEE UPDATE
6. APPROVAL OF THE OCTOBER 3, 2007 DRAFT ACTION MINUTES.
LANDMARKS BOARD COMMUNICATION
7. The Landmarks Board will draft a letter to the Graffiti Advisory Board suggesting guidelines on how to remove graffiti from historic surfaces.
8. 2001.0565L (S. MIDDLEBROOK: 415/558-6372)
451 JERSEY STREET, NOE VALLEY BRANCH LIBRARY, south side of Jersey Street between Castro and Diamond Streets, on Assessor's Block 6539, Lot 034. The subject property was constructed in 1915-1916, and is a con-story-over-basement steel frame, brick building with decorative elements in polychrome terra cotta. The building's form and detailing are primarily Classical Revival in architectural style. The property is zoned P (Public), within an RH-2 (Residential, House, Two-Family) district and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. Consideration to initiate landmark designation, and to adopt a resolution initiating and recommending landmark designation to the Planning Commission, the Noe Valley Branch Library as a San Francisco Landmark under Article 10 of the Planning Code.
REVIEW AND COMMENT
9. (S. PERDUE: 415/558-6625)
1 TELEGRAPH HILL BOULEVARD, LILLIAN COIT MEMORIAL TOWER, on block bound by Montgomery, Kearny, Greenwich, and Filbert Streets. Assessor's Block 0086, Lot 012 – Request for Review and Comment to nominate the structure to the National Register of Historic Places as part of San Francisco's role as a Certified Local Government. The building is noted in Here Today (p. 60) and has been designated as San Francisco Landmark No. 165. The site is zoned P (Public Use) District and is in as OS Height and Bulk District.
10. (D. DIBARTOLO: 415/558-6291)
1-21 COLUMBUS AVENUE AND 612-624 WASHINGTON STREET, COLUMBO BUILDING, Southeast side of the block bounded by Columbus Avenue (northeast), Washington Street (south) and Kearny Street (west) in Assessor's Block 195, Lot 004. Request for Review and Comment to nominate the Columbo Building to the National Register of Historic Places. The subject building, a two-story, Classical Revival style commercial structure, was designed by master architects, James and Merritt Reid, built in 1913 and is San Francisco Landmark No. 237. The site is zoned CCD (Chinatown Community Business) District and is in a 40-X Height and Bulk District. The property is also within the Jackson Square Historic and Jackson Square Special Use Districts.
- 2006.4000E (S. MIDDLEBROOK /K. McGEE: 415/558-6367)
BALBOAPARKSTATION AREA PLAN INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION - The Balboa Park Station Area Plan is one of the three pilot projects of the Better Neighborhoods Program. The Plan lays out a two-part vision of providing housing opportunities close to transit, and re-engineering the area's public facilities. The draft Neighborhood Plan was published in 2002. The Draft Environmental Impact Report was released on September 22, 2007. This presentation aims to inform the Planning Commission of the Plan's goals, including a broad overview of its plan elements. The presentation will also serve as an up-date on work to date, and inform the Commission of upcoming events as the Plan moves closer to being before the Planning Commission for adoption.
REVIEW AND COMMENT
12. 2006.4000E (J. RANGE / R. COOPER: 415/575-9027)
BalboaParkStation Area Plan: Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The Planning Department-proposed Balboa Park Station Area Plan (the proposed project) includes amendments to the San Francisco General Plan and specific Planning Code changes related to zoning districts and height and bulk controls in the Project Area, which includes the area surrounding the Balboa Park Station and along Geneva, Ocean, and San Jose Avenues. The proposed project would introduce a new zoning district–NC-T (Neighborhood Commercial Transit)–into the Project Area, that would potentially increase transit-oriented mixed-use developments. Improvements to the existing streetscape, transportation system/transit facilities, open space, as well as new urban design policies may result from implementation of the Area Plan. The Area Plan also includes specific proposals for mixed-use, transit-oriented development in the Project Area at: (1) the Phelan Loop Site; and (2) the Kragen Auto Parts Site. Implementation of the Area Plan would result in a net increase of about 1,780 new residential units and about 104,680 net new gross square feet of commercial development in the Project Area by the year 2025. A net increase of about 90-200 jobs would be expected in the Project Area by the year 2025 as a result of implementation of the Area Plan.
CERFIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
13. 2007.0005A (T. SULLIVAN-LENANE: 415/558-6257)
1531 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, south side of Golden Gate Avenue on the corner of Scott Street in Assessor's Block 776, Lot 016. Request for Certificate of Appropriateness to install a new garage opening at the secondary façade on Scott Street. 1531 Golden Gate Avenue is one in a row of ten Italianate-style houses constructed in 1876 and is a contributory building in the Alamo Square Historic District. It is located within an RH-3 (residential, House, Three-Family) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval.
14. 2005.0023A (T. FRYE: 415/575-6822)
109 LIBERTY STREET, Assessor's Block 3607; Lots 075. Located between Dolores and Guerrero Streets, the subject property is a contributing structure to the Liberty-Hill Historic District, is listed on the California Register, and San Francisco Heritage holds a façade easement on the property. It is located within an RH-3 (Residential – Multi-Family) District with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to excavate and install two garage door openings within the existing retaining wall. The roof of the structure will be finished as a deck and will be used as open space. The work will also necessitate rebuilding the front entry stairs.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approve with Conditions.
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, 1650 Mission Street, Suite 400.
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 Sonya Banks, Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board Recording Secretary, Planning Department, at (415) 575-9093.
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, 1650 Mission Street, 4th 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.
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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 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 email@example.com. 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/
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/.
Note: Each item on the Architectural Design Review 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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