September 17, 2008
LANDMARKS PRESERVATION ADVISORY BOARD
Notice of Meeting
Board Hearing Room - Room 400
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
M. Bridget Maley, President
Robert W. Cherny, Vice President
Lily Chan, Courtney Damkroger, Ina Dearman,
Karl Hasz, Alan Martinez, Jean-Paul Samaha, 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, Jean-Paul Samaha, 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. LANDMARKS WORK PROGRAM 2005-2007 UPDATE
5. HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND COMMITTEE UPDATE
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by the Planning Department, and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the Landmarks Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Board, the public, or staff so requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and considered as a separate item at this or a future hearing.
6. 2008.1044A (S. MIDDLEBROOK: 558-6372)
988 GUERRERO STREET, Assessor's Block 3618; Lot 071. The subject property is located on the west side of Guerrero Street between 21st and 22nd Streets, and is a contributing building within the Liberty Hill Historic District, under Article 10, Appendix F of the San Francisco Planning Code. The site is zoned RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-family) with a 40-X Height and Bulk limit and a required 15' front setback. The proposal is a request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a project that proposes to remove two masonry chimneys and to replace each with metal flues above the subject building's roofline.
Preliminary Recommendation: Approval with Conditions.
7. (C. NIKITAS: 415/558-6306)
GREEN BUILDING ORDINANCE,at the request of the Landmarks Board an Informational Presentationproviding an overview and status report on the San Francisco Green Building Ordinance, an amendment to the Building Code.
REVIEW AND COMMENT
8. (S. MURAOKA: 415/749-2577)
1407 gough street,between Sutter and Post Streets. Assessor's Block 0688, Lot 002 - Request for Review and Comment with a Informational Presentation by the Redevelopment Agency on the Historic Resources Evaluation Report prepared for the proposed demolition of the existing structure and construction of a new building on a parcel currently under the jurisdiction of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (RDA). The RDA is preparing an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed project, because the project sponsor proposes demolition of the existing building and has issued a Notice of Preparation of an EIR. The RDA has requested comments on the Historical Resource Evaluation Report (HRER) and Notice of Preparation (NP) from the Planning Department. The Board will submit written comments on the HRER and NP to the Planning Department. The site is zoned RM-4 (Residential, Mixed District, High Density) and is in as 50-X Height and Bulk District.
(Continued from 9/3/08)
9. (J. DEAN: 415/575-9028)
SAN JOAQUINREGIONAL WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT: An informational presentation on the proposed project and Public Hearing to assist the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board to prepare a comment letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Report. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) proposes the San Joaquin Regional Water Quality Improvement Project to improve water disinfection capabilities at the SFPUC's Tesla Portal site and the Thomas Shaft site, both within unincorporated San Joaquin County. The Tesla Portal site is located about 7.5 miles south of the City of Tracy, at the western terminus of West Vernalis Road. The Thomas Shaft site is located about 7 miles southwest of the City of Tracy, near the end of the Thomas Shaft Road approximately 1.5 miles south from its intersection with Corral Hollow Road. At the Tesla Portal site, the Tesla Treatment Facility is proposed, which entails replacement of the existing Tesla Portal Hypochlorite Station with a new Chemical Process Building and Office/Control Building, and the construction of an ultraviolet (UV) facility, which would disinfect water using a series of UV light arrays. At the Thomas Shaft site, the Lawrence Livermore Water Quality Improvements would upgrade the existing water treatment facility with a UV system. Both facilities are proposed to meet disinfection requirements of the Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule. The Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board will receive public testimony and discuss the EIR in order to frame their written comments on the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
NOTE: The Draft Environmental Impact Report (SCH No. 2007052109) was published on August 25, 2008. The San Joaquin Regional Water Quality Improvement Project Draft EIR identifies potentially significant, but mitigable construction-related impacts on historical resources, and identifies mitigation measures to reduce impacts to less than significant.
The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the Draft EIR on September 18, 2008. The hearing is intended to assist the Landmarks Board such that the Board may prepare written comments on the Draft EIR to submit to the Planning Department. Written comments on the Draft EIR will be accepted at the Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS
10. 2008.0202A (A. HEITTER: 415/558-6602)
491 POST STREET, The First Congregational Church, located at the southeast corner of Mason and Post Streets, Assessor's Block 307, Lot 9. Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to install two bronze statues on the Post Street façade, previously installed without the benefit of a permit, business signage and exterior lighting fixtures. The subject property is Landmark No. 177 and is zoned Downtown General Commercial (C-3-G) and is in a 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. The building is rated as Category 1 (Significant) under the Downtown Plan, and a contributor to the Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District.
(Continued from 4/2/08, 8/20/08 and 9/3/08 hearing)
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.
NOTE: If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor during normal office hours.
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
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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, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor Reception.