Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Watch Online
Commission Chambers, Rm 400 - City Hall - 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Translation Services: San Francisco Planning will provide Spanish interpretation for item number 9 at the Historic Preservation Commission Hearing.

Servicios de Traducción: El Departamento de Planificación de San Francisco proporcionará interpretación en español para el artículo número 9 en la audiencia de la Comisión de Preservación Histórica.

Remote Public Comment

Phone number: +1 (415) 655-0001
Access Code: 2598 693 1641##
Note: Access Code will change for each hearing.
Link to WebEx
Password: HPC2023
Note: link will change for each hearing.
Instructions for Remote Public Comment
  1. Call phone number, enter Access Code, then press ## (pound, pound)
  2. When you hear "You are muted." Stop and listen
  3. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  4. To comment, press * 3 (star 3) to "raise your hand"
  5. Once you raise your hand, you will hear the prompt: "You have raised your hand to ask a question. Please wait to speak until the host calls on you."
  6. Wait for your turn to speak
  7. When you hear "you're unmuted" – that is your indication to begin speaking.
If you no longer want to comment
  • Press * 3 (star 3) to lower your hand
  1. Click on above hyperlink "Link to WebEx"
  2. Enter your First and Last name, plus email address
  3. Enter Password and click OK
  4. Stop and listen
  5. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  6. To comment click on "raise hand" icon
  7. You will hear a beep and see the prompt "the host has unmuted you" – that is your indication to begin speaking.
If you no longer want to comment
  • Click "raise hand" icon again


  • The Commission Secretary will indicate how much time you have to provide your comments – you will be alerted when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  • Once your public comment time has ended, you will be moved out of the speaker line and back to listening as a participant (unless you disconnect).
  • Participants who wish to speak on other items on the Agenda, or for other comment periods, may stay on the meeting line and listen for the Commission/Hearing Secretary's next prompt.
Instrucciones para comentarios públicos remotos

Número Telefónico: +1 (415) 655-0001
Código de Acceso: 2598 693 1641##

Nota: la Contraseña de Acceso cambiará para cada audiencia.

  1. Llame el número de teléfono, ingrese el Código de Acceso, luego oprima
    # #
    (signo de número, signo de número)
  2. Cuando escuche "Su micrófono está desactivado." Deténgase y escuche
  3. Espere el anuncio de Comentarios Públicos (por Número de Punto o para los Comentarios Generales del Público)
  4. Para comentar, oprima * 3 (estrella 3) para "levantar su mano"
  5. Una vez levante la mano, escuchará la indicación: "Ha levantado su mano para hacer una pregunta. Por favor espere hasta que lo llame el anfitrión."
  6. Espere su turno para hablar.
  7. Cuando escuche "se ha activado su micrófono," esa es su indicación para comenzar a hablar.

Enlace a la Contraseña de WebEx
la contraseña: HPC2023

Nota: el enlace cambiará para cada audiencia.

  1. Haga clic en el hipervínculo arriba "Enlace a WebEx"
  2. Ingrese su Nombre y Apellido, y su correo electrónico
  3. Ingrese la contraseña y haga clic en "ok"
  4. Deténgase y escuche
  5. Espere el anuncio de Comentarios Públicos (por Número de Punto o para los Comentarios Generales del Público)
  6. Para comentar, haga clic en el ícono de la "mano levantada"
  7. Escuchará una señal y verá la indicación "el anfitrión le ha activado su micrófono" – esa es su indicación para comenzar a hablar.
  1. La Secretaria de la Comisión le indicará cuánto tiempo tiene para proporcionar sus comentarios – se le avisará cuando le queden 30 segundos.
  2. Una vez terminado el tiempo para su comentario público, será trasladado de la fila para hablar de regreso a escuchar como participante (salvo que se desconecte).
  3. Los participantes que desean hablar sobre otros puntos de la Agenda, o para otros períodos de comentarios, pueden mantenerse en la línea de la reunión y escuchar para oír la próxima indicación de la Secretaria de la Comisión/Audiencia.
Si ya no quiere comentar
Oprima * 3 (estrella 3) para bajar su mano Haga clic otra vez en el ícono de "mano levantada"

Notice is hereby given to the general public that application involving the property and/or issue described below has been filed with the Planning Department for review as set forth in the City Planning Code. The Historic Preservation Commission intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on this item and on other matters on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, beginning at 12:30 p.m. or later. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Historic Preservation Commission may conduct this hearing remotely using videoconferencing technology or in-person at City Hall. Additional information may be found on the Department’s website.

2018-011365PTA: 420 SUTTER STREET – north side of Sutter Street between Stockton and Powell Streets, Assessor’s Block 0285, Lot 005A (District 3). Request for a Permit to Alter, pursuant to Article 11 of the Planning Code, to demolish an existing two-story Category V (Unrated) commercial building and construct a new 12-story, 149 room hotel. The subject property is located in the Article 11 Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, the C-3-R (Downtown - Retail) Zoning District, and the 80-130-F Height and Bulk District. For further information, call Gretel Gunther at (628) 652-7607 or email at gretel.gunther@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-011365PTA.

2021-011368DES: PARKSIDE BRANCH LIBRARY, WITHIN MCCOPPIN SQUARE PARK, 1200 TARAVAL STREET – portion of Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 2351, Lot No. 001 (District 4). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of Parkside Branch Library as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. Initiation of landmark designation of Parkside Branch Library was introduced by former Supervisor Mar on October 25, 2022, and adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 13, 2022 (See BOS File No. 221110). Parkside Branch Library was built in 1951 by architectural firm Appleton & Wolfard, one of eight branch libraries constructed between 1951 and 1964, during a focused building campaign by the City and County of San Francisco. Parkside Branch Library is historically significant for association with the social and cultural shifts in post-war American library programing and design and reflects principles of the modern public library promoted by the American Library Association after World War II. Parkside Branch Library is also architecturally significant as it embodies the principles of mid-twentieth century American public library design, displays a signature style developed by Appleton & Wolfard for this mid-century branch library building campaign, and is representative of the work of Appleton & Wolfard, an architectural firm of merit. 1200 Taraval Street is located within a P (Public) Zoning District, an OS Height and Bulk District, and Sunset Chinese Cultural District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email pilar.lavalley@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-011368DES.

It is strongly recommended that persons submit their comments in writing in advance of the hearing. Written comments may be submitted via email directly to the case planner.

Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individuals listed for each above via email or at the Planning Department, 49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400, San Francisco, CA 94103. Comments received by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the hearing will be made a part of the official record and will be brought to the attention of the Commission.

Pursuant to Government Code § 65009, if you challenge, in court, the approval of a conditional use, 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 Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Corey A. Teague
Zoning Administrator
Planning Department
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103