Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

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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, November 3, 2021, 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.

2021-005992DES: 155 SANSOME STREET (DIEGO RIVERA FRESCO, ALLEGORY OF CALIFORNIA), Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0268, Lot 001A (District 3). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors designation of “Allegory of California” fresco in The City Club of San Francisco (former Pacific Stock Exchange) as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. “Allegory of California,” painted by Diego Rivera in 1931, was initiated for designation by the Board of Supervisors on April 27, 2021 (See BOS File No. 210352). The fresco, depicts classic themes and motifs found in Rivera compositions, namely harmony between nature and machine, a glorification of the past while looking toward the future, and a panorama of historical figures, is culturally and historically significant as the work of preeminent Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The fresco is also significant for its association with the Latinx and Chicanx arts communities, a significant and vibrant part of San Francisco’s cultural heritage. The subject property is in a C-3-O (Downtown-Office) Zoning District, a 150-S Height and Bulk District, and is an Article 11 Category I (Significant Building) located in the Pine-Sansome Conservation District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email pilar.lavalley@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-005992DES.

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