Historic Preservation Commission - Cancelled

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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

Remote Public Comment

Phone number: +1 (415) 655-0001
Access Code: TBD
Note: Access Code will change for each hearing.
Link to WebEx
Password: HPC2023
Note: link will change for each hearing.
Instructions for Remote Public Comment
  1. Call phone number, enter Access Code, then press ## (pound, pound)
  2. When you hear "You are muted." Stop and listen
  3. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  4. To comment, press * 3 (star 3) to "raise your hand"
  5. 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."
  6. Wait for your turn to speak
  7. When you hear "you're unmuted" – that is your indication to begin speaking.
If you no longer want to comment
  • Press * 3 (star 3) to lower your hand
  1. Click on above hyperlink "Link to WebEx"
  2. Enter your First and Last name, plus email address
  3. Enter Password and click OK
  4. Stop and listen
  5. Wait for Public Comment to be announced (by Item Number or for General Public Comment)
  6. To comment click on "raise hand" icon
  7. You will hear a beep and see the prompt "the host has unmuted you" – that is your indication to begin speaking.
If you no longer want to comment
  • Click "raise hand" icon again


  • The Commission Secretary will indicate how much time you have to provide your comments – you will be alerted when you have 30 seconds remaining.
  • Once your public comment time has ended, you will be moved out of the speaker line and back to listening as a participant (unless you disconnect).
  • 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.

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, June 7, 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.

2021-010176COA: 2261 FILLMORE STREET – West side of Fillmore Street between Clay and Sacramento Streets; Lots 001 & 002 in Assessor’s Block 0630 (District 2) – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness, pursuant to Article 10 of the Planning Code for interior and exterior alterations to the Clay Theatre to accommodate a change of use from a single-screen movie theater to retail sales. Proposed work at the exterior of the building includes restoration of exterior finishes and features, insertion of a new window, replacement of storefront system, and restoration of historic signage. Interior work includes reconfiguration of the previously modified lobby, insertion of a level floor above an extant raked theater floor, exposure of decorative ceiling molding at the upper front office, selective new openings into the lobby wall, and restoration of the historic proscenium. 2261 Fillmore Street is currently designated as Landmark No. 302. The subject property is located within the Upper Fillmore NCD (Neighborhood Commercial District) Zoning District, and 40-X Height and Bulk District. The 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 Michelle Taylor at (628) 652-7352 or email michelle.taylor@sfgov.org and ask about Case No. 2021-010176COA.

2023-003440DES: COLOMBO MARKET ARCH, AT SYDNEY WALTON PARK ON FRONT STREET BETWEEN JACKSON STREET AND PACIFIC AVENUE – a portion of Assessor’s Parcel Block No. 0172, Lot No. 010 (District 3). Consideration to Recommend to the Board of Supervisors Landmark Designation of Colombo Market Arch as an individual Article 10 Landmark pursuant to Section 1004.2 of the Planning Code. Initiation of landmark designation of Colombo Market Arch was introduced by Supervisor Peskin on February 28, 2023, and adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2023 (See BOS File No. 230232). Colombo Market Arch is the sole surviving element of the Colombo Market building, which was constructed in 1894 by architect Clinton Day, and served as the catalyst and epicenter of San Francisco’s produce district until it was demolished in the early 1960s. Colombo Market Arch is culturally and historically significant for its association with the Colombo Market, which was founded by Italian-Americans as the first wholesale market for fruit, vegetables, and related agricultural products in San Francisco, and served as an incubator for many Italian-American businesses, including A.P. Giannini of the Bank of Italy, later Bank of America, and the Del Monte Corporation. Colombo Market Arch is located within an RC-4 (Residential-Commercial High Density) Zoning District and an OS 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. 2023-003440DES.

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