Historic Preservation Commission - May 3, 2017 - Minutes
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
Commission Chambers Room 400,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
COMMISSIONERS PRESENT: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Matsuda, Pearlman, Johns
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER BY PRESIDENT WOLFRAM AT 12:31 PM
STAFF IN ATTENDANCE: John Rahaim – Director of Planning, Frances McMillen, Tim Frye – Historic Preservation Officer, Jonas P. Ionin – Commission Secretary
+ indicates a speaker in support of an item;
- indicates a speaker in opposition to an item; and
= indicates a neutral speaker or a speaker who did not indicate support or opposition.
A. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
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.
B. DEPARTMENT MATTERS
Tim Frye, Preservation Officer:
The director is expected, should you have any questions be happy to forward them, if he does not show up. That concludes my comment.
2. Review of Past Events at the Planning Commission, Staff Report and Announcements
Tim Frye, Preservation Officer:
Just a few items to share with you, no formal report from the Planning Commission, however, a few other items to share with you; one is as you recall at your last hearing you recommended Article 10 designation to New Era Hall to the Board of Supervisors. Since then, department staff has met with the ownership regarding the Mills Act Program and they seemed very interested in applying and very supportive of moving forward with a contract and ultimately in supportive of the landmark designation so we'll certainly keep you posted as those meetings continue. The Department also finished its last organized meeting with the LGBTQ Working Group several weeks ago. We are still waiting for a final date from the Clerk of the Board on when we'll be at the Land Use Committee or the Neighborhood's Services Public Safety Committee to give them a progress report on the work that the group is doing, one to date but two that they'll continue to do for the reminder of the year. So we'll keep you posted on that hearing date once it's scheduled and that will be a presentation by not only department staff but also the working group leaders or chairs for each of the specific topics that they are addressing through the Cultural Heritage Strategy. Finally, related to that Supervisor Kim did introduce legislation to create a cultural heritage area similar to Calle 24 or what you see in Japantown but this would be related to Compton's Cafeteria and the trans community in the Tenderloin. That legislation will come before this commission at a future date; we're still working with the supervisor on getting the final version of that legislation, reviewing it and then scheduling it for your review and comments so we'll certainly keep you posted on that. That concludes my remarks unless you have questions, thank you.
C. COMMISSION MATTERS
3. President’s Report and Announcements
4. Consideration of Adoption:
SPEAKERS: None ACTION: Adopted AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman
5. Commission Comments & Questions
I need to be out of town for the next hearing, so May 17th.
Commissioner Johnck, you'll be here for the next hearing?
I'll be here for the next, but gone for the meetings in June. Two meetings in June I'll be absent.
Are we expected to have our July 5th? We still have that on our schedule.
Jonas Ionin, Commission Secretary:
Its day after 4th of July, it's entirely up to you if you want to consider cancellation today or wait and see if anything gets put on that agenda.
So we could simply wait until the next hearing and make that decision at that point. We'll probably not have it.
Have we ever had it?
D. REGULAR CALENDAR
6. 2017-002319OTH (F. MCMILLEN: (415) 575-9076)
310 7TH STREET – west side of 7th Street between Folsom and Harrison streets, in Assessor's Block 0197, Lot 002 (District 6). Request for Review and Comment on the nomination of the property to the California Register of Historical Resources. The subject property is located within the Folsom Street NCT (Neighborhood Commercial, Transit) and 65-X Height and Bulk District.
Preliminary Recommendation: Adopt a Resolution in support of the nomination, subject to revisions
SPEAKERS: = Tim Frye – Staff report
+ Chris Foley – Project presentation
+ Josh Bevin – Project presentation
ACTION: Adopted a Resolution in support of the Nomination, subject to revisions AYES: Wolfram, Hyland, Hasz, Johnck, Johns, Matsuda, Pearlman RESOLUTION: 869
ADJOURNMENT – 1:06 PM
ADOPTED MAY 17, 2017