Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Stream at https://sfgovtv.org/planning – Public Comment: (415) 655-0001 / Access Code: 187 422 9145

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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 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, May 5, 2021, beginning at 12:30 p.m. or later, in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400.  Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Historic Preservation Commission may be required to conduct this hearing remotely. Additional information may be found on the Department's website.

2021-000965COA: 1201 Ortega Street – south side of Ortega Street between 19th Avenue and 20th Avenue, Lot 037 in Assessor’s Block 2115 (District 4) – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness pursuant to Planning Code Section 1006 to permit the installation of a 24-foot-tall by 40-foot-wide rock climbing wall at the exterior of an existing auditorium building at the Lycee Francais de San Francisco School, located in a Residential-House, Two Family (RH-2) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District. 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 Stephanie Cisneros at (628) 652-7363, or via email at stephanie.cisneros@sfgov.org and ask about Record No. 2021-000965COA.

2021-001721DES:  800 Chestnut Street – Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0049, Lot 001 (District 3). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors designation of “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” fresco in the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) Diego Rivera Gallery as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City” fresco was initiated for designation by the Board of Supervisors (BoS) on January 22, 2021 (See BoS File No. 210016). Painted by Diego Rivera in May 1931, “The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City,” occupies the upper two-thirds of the north wall of the Diego Rivera Gallery, an SFAI exhibition hall. The fresco is culturally and historically significant as the work of preeminent Mexican artist Diego Rivera. The fresco is also significant for its association with arts education at SFAI, contributing to development of an academic field of study in mural and fresco painting and influencing many generations of artists that have taught or attended SFAI, and for association with the Latinx and Chicanx arts communities through its direct lineage with the Mission Mural movement, a significant and vibrant part of San Francisco’s cultural heritage. The subject property is in an RH-3 (Residential-House, Three-Family) Zoning District, a 40-X Height and Bulk District, and is San Francisco Landmark No. 85. For further information, call Pilar LaValley at (628) 652-7372 or email pilar.lavalley@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-001721DES.

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 case 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 as 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