Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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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 Planning Commission intends to hold a PUBLIC HEARING on these items and on other matters on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 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.

2016-007303PTA-02: 5 3RD STREET – southeast corner of Market and 3rd Streets; Lot 057 in Assessor’s Block 3707 (District 6) —Request for a Major Permit to Alter to alter the two existing buildings on the lot (5 3rd Street and 17-29 3rd Street) to accommodate a change in primary use from offices to a hotel. This project was previously approved through Motion No. M-0372 at an HPC hearing on March 20, 2019. The project has undergone no changes since that time and is returning to the HPC solely to seek an extension of the expiration date of the original Motion. The subject property is listed as a Category I (Significant) building within the New Montgomery-Mission-2nd Street Conservation District and is located within a C-3-O (Downtown-Office) Zoning District and 120-X Height and Bulk District. This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to Section 31.04(h) of the San Francisco Administrative Code. For further information, call Rebecca Salgado at (628) 652-7332, or email at rebecca.salgado@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2016-007303PTA-02.

2021-009311DES: 2261 FILLMORE STREET (CLAY THEATRE) – west side between Clay and Sacramento streets, Lot 002 in Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0630, (District 2). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of Clay Theatre (2261 Fillmore Street) as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. Clay Theatre was initiated for designation by Supervisor Stefani on June 15, 2021 and adopted by the Board of Supervisors on July 27, 2021 (See BOS File No. 210726). Clay Theatre, constructed in 1913 as a nickelodeon movie theater, also known as the Regent, Avalon, The Clay International, and The Clay, is historically significant as one of the oldest single screen nickelodeon movie houses in San Francisco, and for its association with the pioneering period of moving picture theaters and the development of film industry in San Francisco during the early 20th century. The Clay Theatre, an increasingly rare single-screen movie theatre building type in San Francisco, was also an important destination for foreign and independent films and midnight movies throughout the 20th century. The subject property is in Upper Fillmore Neighborhood Commercial (NC) Zoning District and 40-X Height and Bulk District. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email pilar.lavalley@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-009311DES.

2019-014356COA: 888 TENNESSEE STREET – northwest corner of Tennessee and 20th Streets; Lot 001 in Assessor’s Block 4060 (District 10) – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the addition of a loading dock enclosure and trash enclosure (totaling 376 square feet), and façade alterations. The work is limited to the west façade. The property is a non-contributing building in the Dogpatch Historic District, and is located within the UMU (Urban Mixed Use) Zoning District and 45-X Height and Bulk District.  This action constitutes the Approval Action for the project for the purposes of CEQA, pursuant to Section 31.04(h) of the San Francisco Administrative Code. For further information, call Alex Westhoff at (628) 652-7314, or email at alex.westhoff@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2019-014356COA.

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 Planning 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