Hearing

Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Time
12:30pm
Location
Stream at https://sfgovtv.org/planning – Public Comment: (415) 655-0001 / Access Code: TBD
Neighborhood

Notice is hereby given to the general public that applications involving the properties and/or issues described below have 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 these items and on other matters on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, beginning at 1:00 p.m. or later. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Planning 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.

2020-011214VAR: 714 STEINER STREET – east side of Steiner Street between Grove and Hayes Streets, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 0803 (District 5) – Request for a Variance from the front yard setback requirement under Section 132 and rear yard requirement under Section 134 of the Planning Code to modify an existing three-story over garage, two-family residential building. Planning Code Section 132 requires the subject property to maintain a front setback of approximately 9 feet 1 inch. A proposed bicycle storage unit and planter will be approximately 8 feet and 8 ½ inches in length by 4 feet and ½ inch in width and will encroach into the front yard setback. Therefore, the project requires a front setback variance. Planning Code Section 134 requires the subject property to maintain a rear yard of approximately 18.75 feet. The proposal replaces an existing deck, bay window, and stairs within the required rear yard. The proposed deck will extend 7 feet 11 ½ inches into the required rear yard and the proposed stairs will extend to the rear property line. The proposed bay window will be wider than the existing window but set back further from the side property line. Therefore, the project requires a rear yard variance. The building is in the Alamo Square Historic District; therefore, a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required. The property is within an RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A Historic Preservation Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Michelle Taylor at (628) 652-7352 or email at michelle.taylor@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-011214VAR.

2020-011214COA: 714 Steiner Street – east side of Steiner Street between Grove and Hayes Streets, Lot 019 in Assessor’s Block 0803 (District 5) – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness, pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code, to modify an existing three-story over garage, two-family residential building in the Alamo Square Historic District. The project includes a horizontal rear addition, new deck, and new openings at the rear of an existing two-family residence. Additional alterations include conversion of garage into habitable space and replacement of garage door with new windows at front elevation. Work also includes interior remodeling of both units, seismic strengthening, and new skylights. The property is within an RH-2 (Residential-House, Two-Family) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. A Historic Preservation Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Michelle Taylor at (628) 652-7352 or email at michelle.taylor@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-011214COA.

2020-009613DES: 2778 24TH STREET (CASA SANCHEZ) – Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 4210, Lot No. 018 (District 9). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of Casa Sanchez (2778 24th Street) as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. Casa Sanchez was initiated for designation by the Historic Preservation Commission on May 5, 2021 (Historic Preservation Commission Resolution No. 1165). The Casa Sanchez Building (2778 24th Street) is significant for its association with the development of San Francisco’s Latino business community during the 20th century. A multi-generational family owned and operated company, Casa Sanchez was founded by Roberto and Isabel Sanchez in 1924 with a popular “Mexicatessen” that sold a variety of prepared Mexican foods and the first mechanized tortilla factory in the city. The Casa Sanchez company is the longest-operating tamale and tortilla factory in San Francisco and 2778 24th Street is representative of the family business that dates to 1924 and development of the larger Latino business community, particularly that of the Mission District, in the 20th century. 2778 24th Street is located in Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, the NCT – 24th-Mission (Neighborhood Commercial Transit) Zoning District, the 55-X Height and Bulk District, and Calle 24 Special Use District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email pilar.lavalley@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-009613DES.

2020-011053PTA: 934 MARKET STREET – north side between Mason Street and Cyril Magnin Street, Lot 004 in Assessor’s Block 0341 (District 6) – Request for a Major Permit to Alter to complete exterior alterations associated with interior tenant improvements. Exterior work will include a louvered grill in place of an existing window, replacement of entry doors in the same locations, revisions to multiple storefront bays, and new, non-visible rooftop mechanical equipment. 934 Market Street was completed in 1974 and is a Category V (Unrated) property within the Article 11 Kearny-Market-Mason-Sutter Conservation District, the C-3-G (Downtown-General) Zoning District, and 110-X Height and Bulk District. A Historic Preservation Commission approval at the public hearing would constitute the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to San Francisco Administrative Code Section 31.04(h). For further information, call Jonathan Vimr at (628) 652-7319 or email at jonathan.vimr@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2020-011053PTA.


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