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has lovingly restored. i'm available for any questions. >> thank you very much. does anyone have any questions for the sponsor? we will take public comment on this item. does any member of the public wish to speak to this metrically seeing none, we will close public comment. >> i moved to approve. >> excellent. [laughter] >> second. >> thank you. on that motion to approve this matter. [roll call] >> the motion passes unanimously commissioners and plating us on item ten. twenty-two beaver street. this is a landmark designation. >> good afternoon, commissioners i'm pummeling the planning department. i'm here to present the department's recommendation regarding landmark
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recommendation designation of the house at 22 beaver street in the triangle neighborhood. the department received a community sponsored landmark designation from the property owner in june 2018. the landmark designation was prepared by christopher planck and the final draft was submitted to the department department in july 2018. the hbc initiated designation on september 19th, 2018. the contract -- the construction started at the benedict house and it is architecturally significant as a well-preserved example of a italian villa located within a landscaped garden setting. the house and bodies many characteristics of the italian villa type including the cross gator -- cross gabled roof and window trim and arched windows with bracketed hoods. in contrast to the much more common road houses, which usually only had one ornament
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façade, the house has detailing on three of its four exterior elevations. indicating it was meant to be appreciated with a landscaped garden setting, unobscured by adjoining buildings. outbuildings on the property include a historic carriage house, and a nonhistoric garage. the period of significance as 1870-1906. designation of the house often meets two of the historic priorities for designation. it meets the first priority, which is the designation of underrepresented landmark property types including landscapes. the house was originally built on a larger lot that was subdivided later in 1953. although it was subdivided, it does retain its landscaped garden setting. designation also meets the third priority which is the designation of buildings located in geographic areas.
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there are only three individual landmark buildings in this neighborhood. all three buildings are institutional uses. the only other nearby residential landmark is house on 17th street. the property owner is very supportive of designation. the planning commissioners have also been very involved in helping the owner with designation. also supervisor mandelman has expressed his support in a letter that can be found in your packet. we believe that building meets the eligibility requirements and landmark status is warranted. we recommend the h.p.c. recommends designation if recommended today. we will forward the h.p.c. designation to the board of supervisors. this concludes my presentation and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> thank you. do we have any questions for staff?
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i see there is a very nice significant diagram that shows in red and blue. [laughter] >> i want to be sure. [laughter] >> the garage is not included. >> does any member of the public wish to comment? if so, please come forward. >> good afternoon, commissioners i am an upper beaver street neighbour. but i have had the pleasure of coming by this house every few days. it is a remarkable building and it really sets a tone. its distinctive. at our beaver street block party in october, people were very excited about the possibility that we would actually have this building as a landmark.
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we have some lovely victorian houses on lower beaver and this one is so totally stands out. it is deftly deserving of the notice. thank you. >> thank you. does any other member of the public wish to comment? seeing and hearing none, we will close public comments. thank you commissioners for your support of this and for speaking today. and for mr planck for your really well done nomination report. do we have a motion? >> i move the approval of the landmark recommendation. >> second. >> thank you. on that motion to adopt a recommendation for approval. [roll call] >> so moved. that motion passes unanimously. 7-0. item 11.
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twenty what henry adams street. this is also a landmark designation. -- two henry adams street. >> may i have the powerpoint, please. thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. i am with department staff. the item before you is a consideration to recommend landmark designation of two henry adams street known historically as the hayden building character on october 18 th, 2018, the president of the board of supervisors introduced a resolution to initiate landmark designation of two henry adams street under article ten of the planning code the land use and transportation committee of the board of
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supervisors has initiated this landmark designation has referred the legislation pursuant to charter section 4.1352 the historic preservation commission for comment and recommendation. two henry adams street has been nominated for landmark designation three property owners sponsored application, prepared by tim kelly consulting in 2014. historic preservation commission recommended the property for landmark designation and the recommendation was forwarded to the board of supervisors in march of 2014. no action was taken at that time and the legislation expired in september of 2016. the legislation that is before you today is in the form of a new draft resolution and a new draft ordinance. the designation report prepared by the consulting form and the department's findings, as reflected in the march 2nd, 2014 case report remain unchanged. both of those documents are
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included in your packet as well. to summarize the department's findings, the building is significant for events and architecture. the building is the only remaining and most prominent business location of the hayden co. a business that was active in san francisco from 1849-1957. it was important to the history of san francisco for decades. the company contributed directly through its products to the gold rush and the post- 1906 reconstruction of the city. its construction location and building methods were strongly associated with the post- earthquake reconstruction in san francisco. the building was designed by an architect and constructed in 1915 in the early 20th century american cultural style. before force -- the four story building has a concrete foundation, flat roof and is clad in red brick. the building adopts a two part classical composition with a
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one-story basic features tears adorned with captors concrete columns. the building retains a high level of integrity and nearly all of its exterior features were present during the established period of significance which dates from 1915-1967. the character defining features of the building identified in the ordinance include the form, height, and all exterior elevations, upper story windows, brickwork and concrete details. the interior spaces are not covered by the landmark designation. the department has not received any public comment on the designation and there is no known opposition to the designation. the department believes that building meets the established ability of requirement and that landmark status is warranted. staff recommends the h.p.c. recommend designation as recommended today. it will be forwarded to the board of supervisors and considered a future board hearings for final adoptions of
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the landmark under article -- article ten of the code. this concludes my presentation. i'm happy to answer any questions. the preservation consultant and the project sponsors, i believe, are still present today and are available for questions. >> thank you. any questions for the staff? mr kelly, do you want to make a presentation or are you just here for questions? [laughter] >> here we are again. so many familiar faces. there's not much more to be said most of you have already voted to approve this landmark and i think that it is kind of uniquely fitting as both related to significant historical patterns in the city and also
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for its architectural and physical qualities. with that, i'm open to any questions. >> thank you. it doesn't look like we have any >> thank you, commissioners. i'm here on behalf of the building owner. i want to give you a background. most of you may remember the first time when many of you were here in 2014 and hurried heard and supported the landmark designation. since then we have been working closely with supervisor cohen's office to ensure future tenants would invite adequate protection for that show room tenants on the lower floors. supervisor sculptors cohen is sponsoring these designations. we are back in front of you today and we expect to be in front of the landmark and will allow us to come back to you in
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the short next few months proposing a major restoration of the building and we can talk in more detail about that at that point. the ownership team is here if you have any questions. >> thank you very much. will take public comment on this item. does any member of the public wish to speak to this item? seeing and hearing none, we will close public comments. >> i do have two questions and may be you can further explain. this got shelved from 2014 until now. can you explain more about the agreement that you've come up with with supervisor cohen as it relates to the ground force place -- ground floor space versus the upper floors? >> yes. supervisor cohen, in the meantime, has introduced and got in the board of supervisors to enact a planning code that has implications beyond the building if the commissioners were aware
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before, landmark buildings have certain relaxed use controls under the planning code with the idea that the greater flexibility and for uses in tennessee will help further preserve and maintain the historic character of the buildings. what supervisor cohen got through with the legislation during these intervening years is making that a bit more detail than it was before. essentially building owners -- historic architect because it is starting to get into the nuts and bolts of the building. and the improvements that are necessary. the legislation in the planning code says for landmark buildings that instead of office use or other uses that are permitted throughout the building, it applies the same type of office
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use controls as applying in the urban mixed-use zoning districts which limit to a certain number of floors within a building. with this building, only two floors of the building would be allowed to be converted to office. still subject to prop him. there would still be a process to go through that and in working with supervisor cohen end with the existing tenants on site, we have invested and reemphasized the show room space on the lower three floors of the building, and that's how we are moving forward today. thank you. >> commissioner black? >> as the new kid on the block, i was surprised that this already wasn't a landmark. i strongly support it. >> thank you. >> yeah, this was quite controversial last time around because for commissioner black's edification, pinterest was going
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to come in at that time and take over the whole building. there was a lot of controversy about the loss of their p.d.r. design spaces in the building. the compromise that's come out -- and i read the article. it really does -- it is an incredibly positive way to retain those businesses that have been there for 40 or 50 years, as well as allowing the use of the code sections to support the building by converging some percentage of it i would make a motion to adopt the recommendation for approval. >> second. >> there is a motion that has been seconded to adopt the recommendation for approval. >> that motion passes unanimously. that will place us on item 12.
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>> hello. i am the preservation staff. the agent before you is a legacy business registry application for paper tree at 1743 buchanan street. paper tree is a japanese origami paper and art supplies store located in japan town. remained at the peace plaza location until july of 1974 when a permanently -- but has been permanently relocated on buchanan street. throughout 50 years in business, they have continued to be a local and international destination for origami enthusiasts and paper level -- lovers. they sell many japanese art
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supplies as well as handmade cards and other crafts created by local artists. staff is recommending approval of the business to delay grit legacy business registry and we are recommending the following features to be adopted as part of the approval. the space dedicated for people to foster their creativity via paper, the space to purchase high-quality japanese paper and art supplies, class offerings, store signage featuring a crane, and the wedding ship and conjure shipping crates from japan. and with that, i will turn it over for questions. i am available to answer any questions you have about the application. >> thank you. do we have any questions? will take public comment. does any member of the public wish to comment on this item? i do want to thank you for bearing with us for quite a long hearing.
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we really appreciate you being here. >> thank you, commissioners. good afternoon and thank you for allowing me to speak. i am part owner of the paper tree and i am a third-generation japanese-american and a native san franciscan. as was stated before, we started a business in 1968. this makes it our 50th year. i have to say that there aren't too many businesses that can say they have been around for 50 years. over the 50 years, i have seen japan town really change. a lot of these mom and pop shops like ours have closed. it is it is only for a front remaining and we are one of the four. i would really like to be considered a legacy business to allow us to continue to share our love of origami and paper. i started origami when i was five years old. my grandfather had an important business and it was one of the
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first businesses to import packaged origami paper but he also published some of the first businesses in origami. that is a legacy that has been handed down to me in my family, which i continue to do, fortunately, through the store and share our love of origami. in 2014, i had the pleasure of receiving an award for mayor lee in the asian pacific american heritage foundation for my origami work and also using my origami for different community events. i am happy to do that. one of the major things that we do at the store is to share our love of origami to the world. we are kind of known as the origami story. people come from all over to not only get their supplies from us but also to see this amazing exhibit that we have.
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a gallery of sorts of some wonderful, top-notch origami from artists from around the world. we get lots of great comments. we support the cherry blossom festival that happens now. since the beginning, we have done origami demonstrations for the festival and we continue to do that. as that legacy, we would like to continue to do. the word "legacy" has a couple of different definitions. the one i would like to use as something handed down from generation to generation. not only is the art of work just origami something to be hunted down and something i would like to continue, but also having the store to continue the legacy and support the communities really helpful. thank you, very much. i can stick around for any questions you might have. if you like to come in for a
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free origami lesson, you are welcome to do so. >> thank you. does any other member of the public wish to comment on this item? >> good afternoon. my name is sandy and i am here to represent the japan town task force which is a nonprofit organization based in japan town whose mission is to preserve and help continue the culture in japan town. we are one of three left in america and one in l.a., one in santa fe and one here. we are very supportive of the legacy program and we wanted to promote the paper tree to be considered to be a legacy business. as linda indicated, she has three generations and her family i want to publicly acknowledge her father who is here today. he is also very active in the community. she is internationally known for this particular artwork that she does. she also participates in many city projects, including the
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very famous one that decorates the christmas tree in city hall. i understand it will be changed to grace cathedral this year but she is participant in san francisco activities. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. it is really wonderful to be here to see the recognition being given to this family and their business. this family -- they are the foundation of a community that spans generations and has contributed in so many ways. the art form that they are known for also has its mark in japan town on the mall where they are located to.. there are two fountains there
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and they are bronze cast. but they are cast of origami figures. also, if you see the lamps on buchanan mall, they bear origami figures. those were inspired by the family. by talking with them about their story and their family legacy. so they have left their footprint in our japan town. linda didn't mention it, what she is also one of the organizers of the origami festival which is a major event in japan town being held in the summer. it brings together origami enthusiasts of all ages to come together and share and become part of a community family. linda is indeed, along with her sister, one of the people who helped found the world tree of
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hope which will be in grace cathedral. no one knows how to make a paper crane. so they asked around and it didn't take long to come up with -- you have to go see them at paper tree. that is how that tradition started. it's in its 13th year. the tree topper is made by linda herself, and i think everyone, in terms of japan town, the city , and the international community that enjoys the tree of hope, will all applaud there being a legacy business. thank you very much. >> thank you. any other member of the public wish to comment? we will close public comment.
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commissioners? comments? thoughts about this great business? >> i would like to thank you for your inspiration for this wonderful art form. i was well aware of this and my kids did origami and we are not japanese. i felt like we could really take your inspiration to the art form it is wonderful. i am so pleased with honouring you as a legacy business. thank you for your work. >> is that a motion? >> that is a motion. [laughter] >> thank you. on that motion to adopt a recommendation for approval. [roll call] >> so moved.
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item 13. this is an informational presentation. >> hello. preservation staff. i wanted to introduce a creative group. the office of small business has been working with them for the last nine months on a marketing and branding planned plan for the legacy business registry program. they developed a logo which they will be sharing with you today and i want to acknowledge the commissioner. with that, i will turn it over to the creative group. thank you. >> thank you. is that microphone on? it didn't sound like it. >> how about now? >> now it is. >> some of us need it.
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>> i know it has been quite a long meeting. thank you for taking the time and reviewing the process we went through and the review of the logo and the different elements that we put together to represent the legacy businesses. one of the big thing this character this project was we worked with -- >> there we go. >> we did quite an extensive background process for you guys to walk through real quick the phases we go through and developing a logo so it does accurately represent the organization and what we are trying to do with the city. we went through a six stage process. i will elaborate on this a little bit more but we always start with research. our initial research started with the city of san francisco culture and its program goals.
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we went on to research the businesses and then we worked through the commission as well to go back and forth through the logo development and deciding on the right direction and picking up elements that made sense for the logo, it obviously, the final color and we will get into that. as part of the background research, some of the things we did it as did research on the logo program, the legacy program itself. what made the businesses unique. we wanted to give why the program mattered and who the program could affect and then more about the city and making sure that it matched not only with the program was trying to preserve, but also how it represented the city through the process. we did send out 156 surveys. the main purpose of the surveys was to get a better understanding of the businesses that made up the legacy program
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as they are very diverse. we wanted to get an idea of how they felt about the program, who they were, and why this program was important to them and why it mattered so we could really hone in on a design that we felt was representative of all these different businesses that help make up the city of san francisco. of the responses we received, obviously we had 49 respondents, out of 156 surveys sent out to. any time you hit 33%, it is a large response level, which we were very excited about. we had great responses and usable stuff, as you can see. businesses really appreciate the recognition that has been bestowed upon them through the legacy program. a lot of it was they really felt like, as being part of an integral part of the city that make up the soul of the city, they are lent -- long-standing
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pillars of the community. we really wanted to have that come out in what we are designing and as we were developing the logo. we also went through, and of those respondents, we went and interviewed different businesses we went into locations and we tried taking a diverse section of different businesses so that it was representative of a lot of different types of businesses so we could get different perspectives and how they felt about the program and how they expected it to work or help them out so once again, as we are going through the development of the brand and the marketing staff, that we are really helping these different businesses that make up the legacy program. we didn't work with the committee before. we had a couple members of the small business commission. we had diane from the historic preservation commission. we had community members from the office of small business. we had the planning department,
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the heritage program and the office of workforce and development represented through that committee. through their help, that is what allowed us to work through this process in a way that felt like we were coming up with a solution that was going to represent these businesses. the committee guided us on the logo concept. they work through us with requesting changes, insight about the legacy businesses and help select the color. it wasn't just, here is the logo , it was a lot of back and forth and working with them to come up with is the design. so everyone can go and enjoy these establishments. the logo itself, our inspiration came from the history of the city. the architecture that makes us
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the city. the cityscape, obviously using some really unique. we had to make it simplistic in this case. and have it competing about all the other different logos and businesses. we have to keep it in mind. we had to keep something that is classic and also something that was not overly done. we use the city, we use unique, we used quirky, we felt that represented the city but also the businesses we are developing it is a dual role in how that was come to.
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starting with the elements of the logo, there are elements we put together. the first one was the flame it symbolizes a will and forced to move on. it also is about passing on tradition. we felt like it was a really nice element to kind of help with these legacy businesses. in the logo as well, or in the flame element, there is an s.f. in there peerk it is may be not apparent right away to the naked eye, but we have an s.f. in their trying to tie it into the city of san francisco. >> and then we went on and used a torch with the flame. the torch represents an endeavour for protection to struggle for victory.
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we thought it was a really great way to continue to think about the passing of the torch. the continuation of tradition. you are using that flame and the torch together and then we went on and we kind of as we were development -- developing it, we felt it gave it a badge like quality and represents protection. the badge also represents membership. which a lot of these businesses deserve is a membership of this community. we felt like that was a nice representation. and then the last main element was the ribbon. the ribbon around the entire logo represents awareness and support and we felt like that was a great way to represent the city's advocation for awareness of these businesses, as well as support of these businesses. when we were going through the selection, you probably saw gold
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up here a lot. that was one of the main colours that we ended up deciding to go with. based on its history with the city and the founders of the people in the gold rush, and also what it symbolizes was associated with and the emotions we chose it because it was wisdom, courage and passion. which we really feel, that will take a lot to continue and maintain a small business for such a long time. and then this was the final logo here. this is what we came up with to represent the businesses and then we will also show some applications of that as well. we put it on -- just to give you some visual cues of how it can be used on a t-shirt and on shopping bags. and a bus stop. on banners. on a window cleaning representing a business and see
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this is a legacy business location. we develop certificates that can be handed out to the different businesses. we are also in the process of developing plaques and things that can be hung at the businesses as well. we are in the process of finalizing the design of the logo as well. we will have it translated into these different language sets. these are the sets of languages that we are working on with the office of small business. some of the next steps and where we are at, we developed a logo and you finalize the translations know. we do need to finalize the marketing plan with the office of small business and the strategy. we have to release the logos that are used by the small businesses as well as the office of small business. in the last thing is getting out there and supporting our legacy businesses.
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that is pretty much it. does anyone have any questions? >> i have a question. do you intend to use this presentation ever again? will anyone else see it? >> we presented it already to the small business commission is when we originally use this preserve -- presentation. we do not have any prescribed plans to reuse this. >> if you do, may i suggest that you did not use the word " simplistic." >> ok. >> which has a very negative connotation which means that you have taken a complex idea or problem and simplified it inappropriately. i think clean or simple or even
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might be better choices. >> ok. >> thank you. >> i was going to comment on simple is the term. not simplistic. you talked about art deco and i was wondering, what was the path that all of a sudden it popped out. they think about san francisco and think about victorian. >> i like the choice of design reflects that. i am wondering how you got to it >> we were just looking at different architecture from around the city and when we looked at some of the order -- boulder features of some of the bigger buildings of the structures, we kept recognizing a lot of art deco features that may not always be highlighted in the city of san francisco and where people think about. so as we were looking through that, we felt it blended itself
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to the direction we were going with. especially the torch and the design elements that we are trying to go with. something that was more simple, if you will. we didn't want to -- we really wanted to have contrasting dark and highlight lines and that is very art deco inspired. >> when they are developed in the 1920s and 19 fifties, there are a lot of art deco buildings that are commercial as opposed to residential. that is what i thought you might say. you could use that as one of the reasons. >> i would strongly suggest you adopt what commissioner perlman has just said. this was a very long and challenging process. but i think shelley and rick may agree that we felt that it was a
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very inclusive process. i hope that all of you will agree that this will be a logo that you will feel proudly to support and help advocate for additional small businesses. my only comment on the written presentation, if you are planning to use us again, to make sure that you address the city as the city and county of san francisco. it is missing in all your presentations. >> ok. thank you. >> great. >> while i am not a fan of this -- i am a fan. i am so happy to see the next step. which is to celebrate these structures. we were at breakfast recently at chloe's which is a legacy business. i congratulated the waiter. the people at the table next to
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us asked, what is that? there is nothing on the door. there is nothing that they can use to advertise this fact. so this is important. i want to thank the members of the committee for all the efforts that were volunteered. >> absolutely. >> well, worth it. >> thank you. >> i agree and i will concur. one comment i had in the applications is you might consider showing the teacher or the banner with the business on it.
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>> the landmark designation for the author h coleman medical center third street was approved by the board of supervisors and by the mayor. to article 11 related to the central soma plan were introduced during this past quarter. that includes the new pullman hotel, the pile drivers bridge and structural ironworkers local
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number 77. union hall. also were article 11 designation of the mission conservation district and to change an article 11 designation of 17 properties within the planned areas. you adopted a resolution to change article designation of 175 golden gate avenue as the academy to a category 3 con tributary building to initiate article 10 landmark designation of the paper doll bar at 524 union street the former church to the board of supervisors and adopted a resolution to initiate landmark designation of 22 beaver street benedict healing house. that summarizes items that have
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come before you within the last quarter. in addition to the landmark designation work program, staff is support to the historic preservation fund committee in the mayor's office of economic and workforce development. staff is working with the fund committee on the following consultant produced reports. landmark designation for sacred heart on october 5th, 2016 and continued indefinitely in march of this year and will come before the commission at a later date. the new dealer a has context statements and three associated landmark designations, which have been forwarded to the board of supervisors. the part context statement project sponsors conducted a community meeting for that in august and the document will come before you at a future date. the african american historic context statement which is near completion and will be brought
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to the h.p.c. for potential final adoption in the spring of 2019. the latino historic context statement and initial draft of which has been submitted to the planning department and is in the process of being revised and the ocean avenue historic resource survey the department has received a copy of the finl documentation, which was submitted to the fund committee and staff is preparing our final comments. lastly, our performance measures. the first performance measure is to prepare landmark designation reports. they have been 150 staff hours. the last completed landmark designation for the medical center, took 119 hours to complete and newer a hall at 203 hours and the only property that
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for all community sponsored applications within 30 days. two community sponsors landmark designation applications were brought to the h.p.c. during the last quarter and those include the former welsh church in the paper dolls are comments are provided to applicants at both properties within 30 days of receipt. we just discussed the work programs active cases and the survey seen other projects. staff will come back in general to present the next quarterly property. this concludes my presentation. i'll now turn it over to shelly who will summarize the progress made on our cultural heritage work during the past quarter. >> hello commissioners. can you hear me ok? >> starting from the beginning
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of the program up through the previous quarter. so, so far 234 businesses have been nominated for listing. of those, 186 businesses have submitted an application to the office of small business. so not every business that has been nominated has had the opportunity to file an application yet. 152 nominees or applications have been heard by the historic preservation and 152 application have been approved by the small business commission. that one remaining business currently does not have a space and as soon as they do locate the space they'll be able to move forward with their approv approval. we have numbers tracking the
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business assistance grants for each of the past three years. you will notice that the number of applications has gone up. we just opened the fiscal year 2018-2019 application period in october. we received 104 applications and they are still under review. it takes us to the second grant program, which is the rent stabilization grant. in the first year 26 of 27 applications were approved and in the second year seven of eight were approved. there's one pending for the second year that may still be approved. that moves us onto the cultural district designations and strategies section of the report. the bayview avenu bay view afrin
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cultural have been submitted to their district supervisor and will be produced to the full board on november 14th. we have been working with larry and the office of economic and workforce development who is leading the community in the formation of the cultural district there. we also have the cultural lgbtq cultural district. the community is currently working on drafting an ordinance and we do not have a date yet as to when their draft will be ready. and then that moves us onto the existing cultural districts. already designated districts. i don't have any updates at this point. i do have one update for compton's transgender cultural district. the mayor's office and housing community development issued a
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request for proposals in august for grants to go to compton's transgender cultural district planning. the primary objectives of this grant are to engage the community in the implementation of a strategic planning process to establish the first transgender cultural heritage district in san francisco and to coordinate initiatives that support the key objectives of the district and that's a grant for $100,000. and then, moving on to japan town. i have one update. the community is engage in a community design process led by the recreation of the parks department for peace plaza. planning staff attended a community design workshop just recently and they're planning on one more community presentation that will present and revise design based on the input of
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this last community meeting. next, the lgbtq plus cultural heritage strategy. we presented here in september. we are now taking the draft recommendations to potential community partners and city family partners to refine these strategy recommendation and we expect to be coming back to the customers ancommissioner and thf supervisors in late winter of 2019. -- sorry late winter but in the year 2019. the next cultural district wanted to property that mohcd issued an r.f.p. for $50,000 grant intended to support highering a contract to design place making banners and signage for the district. that moves us to historic
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preservation. the legebokoff"th lgbtq is fundn committee. we can report that approximately 1200 hours have now been dedicated to that project. moving on, we have the performance measures. i wanted to report that we are getting a bit more efficient in processing legacy business registry applications. our average was down to around 3.3 hours per case in the last quarter. we did spend close to 200 hours working on the lgbtq plus strategy. i just noticed that i failed to update the intangible cultural resources. i know we've had a deplay but
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historic preservation officer might fill us in on that. >> commissioners, the rfp has been written and tied up with civil service commission and we hope it will be soon so we can published and when we do we'll let you know. >> that's the end of report. >> one thing that i appreciate what you a very good report and i appreciate your comments that you are doing things to make the areas that you deal with and there's also many inefficiency for easing the burden on for people who were have a legacy
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partnerships. the filling out or coming to city hall can be a burden on because many times the business has to be close. now i wonder if you can and to make it as easy as possible for to get the city, the information that it needs and perhaps isn't necessary. it takes to prepare an application and one of their goals to try to improve the process, that's one of the standing goals in their annual report and their quarterly
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report so rick has spending time and help them to prepare and to prepare and he can touch base with him and. >> i have a few things. great work. s it was exciting to see the progress of being made. we talked several times about rick coming and presenting, i believe he does can we have him come and give the presentation? >> i did check into rick prioring this report. he is behind schedule so he did not have his data prepared in time for this hearing. i can ask when he is caught up
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if he can present to us after the presentation. >> i have a few other comments. maybe we can have another c.h.a. hearing to evaluate the start to finish process in relation to commissioner john's comments. we also have enough lessons to have a better conversation and therefore maybe even possibly gets some improvements to the legislation to help. on the landmarks program is now an appropriate add it to the police station to the program? is that? >> i thought it would be great. >> and then can you give us how
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much time and effort the community landmarks -- at one point, the community-based landmarks took about as much time as the -- and i'm wondering how that's working because we really want to encourage the community to pull the heavy weight and take the load. >> it really depends because when we say community it means different things. in some cases it's a priority owner who is hiring a consultant to prepare a landmark designation report. in other cases we've had like the paper doll, for example, it's a ro recent one that came forward where the property owner really did all the research together. i mean they did receive some help. the context statement for the lgbt history had been prepared so there were resources for them to use. they did a lot of the heavy
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heavylifting i would say. they had volunteer help from shane watson. with author coleman, designation report for example. i think staff felt like we needed more information. we wanted to provide that because it's such an important building and it meets three of our different priorities. so really, it depends on what the community needs. in each of the different properties >> in general, it safe to say we can have more community-sponsored efforts or will it stress the workload? >> yes to both. [laughter] >> i like that. >> good attitude. >> over all, i mean doing a
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community-based or a community application versus doing one on our own from scratch it's still always hopeful. a lot of the time is getting the community or stakeholder engage and on board and so that in of itself saves time for us. >> and the last question i have and i don't know if it's for both of you as well but, where are we at with the city wide survey and the full-time staff that's been allocated for that? do we have that position filled? is it a shared position? what's the next step? >> we have that position filled. polar lavallee is in that position. this summer we had the pilot program underway in the neighborhood and working with a getty conservn