Historic Preservation Commission - February 15, 2017 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
February 15, 2017 - 12:30pm



Notice of Hearing

Commission Chambers Room 400,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Regular Hearing


Andrew Wolfram, President
Aaron Hyland, Vice President
Karl Hasz, Ellen Johnck, Richard S.E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman

Commission Secretary
Jonas P. Ionin

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Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, Suite 400
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Hearing Procedures



President: Andrew Wolfram
Vice-President: Aaron Hyland
Commissioners: Karl Hasz, Ellen Johnck, Richard S.E. Johns, Diane Matsuda, Jonathan Pearlman


At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting.  Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes.

The Brown Act forbids a commission from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda, including those items raised at public comment.  In response to public comment, the commission is limited to:

(1)  responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public; or
(2)  requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting; or
(3)  directing staff to place the item on a future agenda.  (Government Code Section 54954.2(a))


1. Director’s Announcements

2. Review of Past Events at the Planning Commission, Staff Report and Announcements


3. President’s Report and Announcements

4. Consideration of Adoption:

Adoption of Commission Minutes – Charter Section 4.104 requires all commissioners to vote yes or no on all matters unless that commissioner is excused by a vote of the Commission.  Commissioners may not be automatically excluded from a vote on the minutes because they did not attend the meeting.

5. Commission Comments & Questions

  • Disclosures.
  • Inquiries/Announcements.  Without discussion, at this time Commissioners may make announcements or inquiries of staff regarding various matters of interest to the Commissioner(s).
  • Future Meetings/Agendas.  At this time, the Commission may discuss and take action to set the date of a Special Meeting and/or determine those items that could be placed on the agenda of the next meeting and other future meetings of the Historic Preservation Commission.


The Commission will consider a request for continuance to a later date.  The Commission may choose to continue the item to the date proposed below, to continue the item to another date, or to hear the item on this calendar.

6. 2013.0975COA                                (R. SUCRE: (415) 575-9108)
888 TENNESSEE STREET – located on the northwest corner of Tennessee and 20th Streets, Assessor’s Block 4060, Lot 001 (District 10) – Request for a Certificate of Appropriateness to demolish an existing two-story industrial building and construct a new four-story (45-ft tall) mixed-use building (measuring approximately 87,100 gross square feet) with 110 dwelling units, 83 off-street parking spaces and private and public open space. The project site is located within the Dogpatch Landmark District, which is designated in Appendix L of Article 10 of the San Francisco Planning Code, and is also located in the UMU (Urban Mixed-Use) Zoning District and a 45-X Height and Bulk District.
(Proposed continuance to Regular hearing April 19, 2017)

7. 2013.0384U                                    (D. SMITH: (415) 575-9093)
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIC CONTEXT STATEMENTConsideration to adopt, modify, or disapprove the African American Citywide Historic Context Statement. Partially funded by the Historic Preservation Fund Committee, the context statement documents the history of African Americans in San Francisco from the City's earliest development to the present day. It outlines significance, integrity considerations, registration requirements, and further recommendations.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt the Historic Context Statement
(Continued from Regular hearing February 17, 2016, April 6, 2016, May 4, 2016, and October 5, 2016)
(Proposed continuance to Regular hearing August 16, 2017)


8. 2016-014227CRV                                 (D. LANDIS: (415) 575-9118)
FY 2017-2019 PROPOSED DEPARTMENT BUDGET and WORK PROGRAM – Final review of the Department's revenue and expenditure budget in FY 2017-2018 and FY2018-2019, including grants, capital budget requests, and proposed staffing; high-level work program activities for the Department; and proposed dates where budget items will be discussed during the budget process.
Preliminary Recommendation:  Approve

9. 2017-000806LBR                     (D. SMITH: (415) 575-9093)
PIER 40 THE EMBARCADERO – Pier 40 on the east side of The Embarcadero. Assessor’s Block 9900, Lot 040 (District 6). Consideration of adoption of a resolution recommending Small Business Commission approval of a Legacy Business application. Established in 1957, SB40/Carmen’s Restaurant is a long-standing family business serving Filipino and American fare along San Francisco’s waterfront. The Legacy Business Registry recognizes longstanding, community-serving businesses that are valuable cultural assets to the City. In addition, the City intends that the Registry be a tool for providing educational and promotional assistance to Legacy Businesses to encourage their continued viability and success. The subject business is within a M-2 (Heavy Industrial) Zoning District and a 40-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Recommendation for Approval

10.                                       (S. CISNEROS: (415) 575-9186; D. SMITH: (415) 575-9093)
LEGACY BUSINESS PROGRAM – At the request of the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning staff will give an overview of work to date in processing applications for the Legacy Business Registry. As outlined in Section 2A.242 of the Administrative Code, the Historic Preservation Commission advises the Small Business Commission on nominations to the Registry. This hearing will provide an opportunity for the Commission and members of the public to comment on the review process for Registry nominations and methods to encourage participation in the program. The HPC’s Cultural Heritage Assets Committee will discuss this item at its February 15, 2017 meeting.
Preliminary Recommendation: Review and Comment

11. 2006.1523E                                         (M. BOUDREAUX: (415) 575-9140)
40/50/62/78/88 1ST STREET, 512/516/526 MISSION STREET “OCEANWIDE CENTER”(Assessor Block 3708/Lots 003, 006, 007, 009, 010, 011, 012 and 055) (District 6), Informational Presentation of Version 2 of the interpretative display produced as part of the historical resources mitigation measures, part of the Project requirements under the Community Plan Exemption published for the Project. The original display was presented June 15, 2016, for review and comment by the Historic Preservation Commission (Resolution No. 765). On May 5, 2016, the Planning Commission approved the Project, and also affirmed the accuracy and adequacy of the CPE (2006.1523E) authorizing the proposal. The project site is located within Transit Center District and Downtown Plan Areas, and C-3-O (SD) (Downtown Office – Special Development) Zoning District and 550-S and 850-S-2 Height and Bulk Districts. 
Recommendation: None - Informational