Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Please be advised that the notices provided below may not represent a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a public hearing. For a complete list of items scheduled to be considered at a particular public hearing, please refer to the posted agenda.
Notice is hereby given to the general public that the Historic Preservation Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on the matter below on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, beginning at 12:30 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.
Case No. 2018-016789COA: 900 North Point Street – North side of North Point Street between Polk Street and Larkin Street; Lot 026 in Assessor’s Block 0452 (District 2) - Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for alterations to the existing non-historic Restroom Building within Ghirardelli Square. The proposed alterations include modifying the configuration of the space to include a single ADA/Family restroom and a retail space within the existing building’s footprint. Portions of the existing south and east walls will be removed and replaced with an entry alcove for the new restrooms and display windows for the new retail space. The subject property is San Francisco Landmark No. 30 (Ghirardelli Square), and is located within a C-2 (Community Business) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk Limit. For further information, call Rebecca Salgado at (415) 575-9101 or email at rebecca.salgado @sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2018-016789COA.
Case No. 2018-017223DES: 2851-2861 24th Street, Assessor’s Parcel No. Block 4268, Lot 001 (District 9). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors landmark designation of The Galería de la Raza/Studio 24 Building as a San Francisco City Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.1 of the Planning Code. The Historic Preservation Commission initiated landmark designation of the property on January 16, 2019. The building is significant for its associations with Galería de la Raza/Studio 24, one of the first Chicano/Latino cultural organizations established in the United States and among the earliest professional art galleries available to Latina/o artists. The organization is associated with the Chicano Movement and made important contributions to Latina/o art history of the latter third of the 20th century. The property is also associated with the development of a streetcar suburb and neighborhood commercial development along 24th Street in the Mission District during the Gilded Age and is a rare example of a neighborhood mixed-use storefront building of its period, featuring Italianate, Stick/Eastlake, and Edwardian design elements. It is located in an NCT (24th Mission Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning district and 55-X Height and Bulk district. For further information, call Desiree Smith at (415) 575-9093 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2018-017223DES.
Case No. 2017-012291DES: 2031 Bush Street, Assessor’s Parcel No. Block 0676, Lot 027 (District 5). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors landmark designation of The Kinmon Gakuen Building as a San Francisco City Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.1 of the Planning Code. The Historic Preservation Commission initiated landmark designation of the property on February 6, 2019. The building is significant for its associations with the social, cultural, and educational enrichment of Japanese Americans in San Francisco during the twentieth century as the home of Japanese language and culture school, Kinmon Gakuen. It was one of four purpose-built community facilities whose construction was funded by the local Japanese American community in San Francisco’s Japantown neighborhood. It is also significant for its association with community organizing and activism among African Americans in San Francisco during the twentieth century, as home of the Booker T. Washington Community Services Center from 1942 to 1952. The building is also an excellent example of an educational building designed in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style in San Francisco. It is located in an RM-3 (Residential-Mixed, Medium Density) Zoning district and 40-X Height and Bulk district. For further information, call Desiree Smith at (415) 575-9093 or email at email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2017-012291DES.
Persons who are unable to attend the scheduled Historic Preservation Commission hearing may submit written comments regarding these cases to the individual(s) listed for each case above at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, 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 Historic Preservation Commission.
Corey A. Teague
1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103