Historic Preservation Commission

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Commission Chambers, Rm 400 - City Hall - 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

Instructions for Remote Public Comment

Phone number: +1 (415) 655-0001
Access Code: 2490 444 6227, #
Password: 011823, #

Note: the Access Code and Password will change for each hearing.

  1. Call phone number, enter Access Code, then press # (pound)
  2. Enter Password, then press # (pound)
  3. Stop and listen
  4. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  5. To comment, press * 3 (star 3) to "raise your hand"
  6. Once you raise your hand, you will hear the prompt: "You have raised your hand to ask a question. Please wait to speak until the host calls on you."
  7. Wait for you turn to speak
  8. When you hear the prompt: "You are being asked to unmute yourself. To unmute, press * 6" (star 6)
  9. When you hear "you're unmuted" that is your indication to begin speaking.

Link to WebEx

Note: the link will change for each hearing.

  1. Click on above hyperlink "Link to WebEx"
  2. Enter your First and Last name, plus email address
  3. Stop and listen
  4. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  5. To comment click on "raise hand" icon
  6. When it is your turn to speak you will be prompted to unmute yourself. Unmute and begin speaking.
  1. The Commission Secretary will indicate how much time you have to provide your comments – you will be alerted when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  2. Once your public comment time have ended, you will be moved out of the speaker line and back to listening as a participant (unless you disconnect).
  3. Participants who wish to speak on other items on the Agenda, or for other comment periods, may stay on the meeting line and listen for the Commission/Hearing Secretary's next prompt.
If you no longer want to comment
Press * 3 (star 3) to lower your hand Click "raise hand" icon again


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, January 18, 2023, 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.

2022-009366PCA [Board File No. 220878] – Planning, Building Codes – Penalties for Code Enforcement: Ordinance, introduced by Supervisor Ronen, amending the Planning and Building Codes to increase fines and penalties for violations of Planning and Building Code provisions; clarify that violations affecting more than one unit in a building constitute multiple violations for purposes of assessing penalties; requiring the Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission to adopt factors for the Zoning Administrator to consider in determining the appropriate amount of civil penalties; establishing penalties for residential units merged, constructed, or divided without required permits or approvals; establishing penalties for violations involving illegal demolition and enhancement of penalty amounts for certain buildings by age or historic status; providing additional notices for Responsible Parties; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the California Environmental Quality Act; and making findings of consistency with the General Plan, and the eight priority policies of Planning Code, Section 101.1, and findings of public necessity, convenience, and welfare under Planning Code, Section 302. For further information, call Audrey Merlone at 628-652-7534 or email at audrey.merlone@sfgov.org and ask about Record No. 2022-009366PCA.

2022-005641COA - 1352-1356 MCALLISTER STREET – north side of McAllister Street between Pierce and Steiner Streets, Assessor’s Block 0775, Lots 033, 034, and 035 (District 5). Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness, pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code, to construct an approximately 240 square foot, two-story horizontal addition with a deck and staircase at the rear of the subject property. The addition will not be visible from the public right-of-way. The project is within the Alamo Square Landmark District, an RM-1 (Residential- Mixed, Low Density) 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 Section 31.04(h) of the San Francisco Administrative Code. For further information, call Gretel Gunther at (628) 652-7607 or email at gretel.gunther@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2022-005641COA.

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
Planning Department
49 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94103