Historic Preservation Commission
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
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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, August 4, 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.
2021-001636PTA: 161 Steuart Street – between Mission and Howard Streets; Lot 007 in Assessor’s Block 3715 (District 6) – Request for a Major Permit to Alter to install a new inclined lift meeting accessibility requirements at the existing exterior stair alcove for the primary, Embarcadero Street entry. The lift will be attached to existing stair treads with a partial lift run and lower landing at the sidewalk. The subject property, historically known as the Army-Navy Y.M.C.A., is located within the C-3-O (Downtown-Office) Zoning District, the 84-X Height and Bulk District, and is designated under Article 11 of the Planning Code as a Category II (Significant) historic property. This action constitutes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2021-001636PTA.
2021-002831DES: One Montgomery Street (aka 1-25 Montgomery Street), Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0292, Lots No. 001A and 002 (District 3). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of One Montgomery Street (aka 1-25 Montgomery Street) as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. One Montgomery Street was initiated for designation by the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2020 (See BOS File No. 201404). One Montgomery Street, designed by architects Willis Polk and Charles E. Gottschalk, and constructed in two phases in 1908 and 1920, is historically significant for its association with reconstruction in the Financial District following the 1906 Earthquake and Fires. The building is also architecturally and historically significant as an excellent and well-preserved example of an early twentieth century banking temple in the Italian Renaissance Revival-style with grand interiors that exhibits high artistic value, was designed (in its first phase) by recognized master architect Willis Polk, and includes the work of master craftsman Arthur Putnam. The subject property is in a C-3-O (Downtown-Office) Zoning District and a 250-S Height and Bulk District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email email@example.com and ask about Case No. 2021-002831DES.
2021-002874DES: 447 Battery Street, Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0206, Lot 002 (District 3). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors designation of 447 Battery Street (Jones-Thierbach Coffee Company Building) as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. 447 Battery Street was initiated for designation by the Board of Supervisors (BoS) on January 12, 2021 (See BoS File No. 201298). The subject property, designed by architect Frank S. Van Trees and constructed in 1907 for Jones-Thierbach Coffee Company, is historically significant for its association with the San Francisco coffee industry and with reconstruction in the Financial District following the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. The building is also architecturally significant as a surviving example of the brick store-and-warehouse type that was common during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but that has become increasingly rare in the broader North of Market. The subject property is in a C-3-O (Downtown-Office) Zoning District and a 200-S Height and Bulk District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about Case No. 2021-002874DES.
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 Historic Preservation 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 Historic Preservation 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 Historic Preservation Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.
Corey A. Teague
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103