The DZLU Committee met on 11-15-2016.
Some of the projects discussed include:
There was a brief discussion on RHN’s earlier (1987-88) efforts in establishing three National Register Historic Districts within its boundaries and the possible value of pursuing San Francisco Landmark status for those and other districts as an added layer of protection for the future. A number of individuals and other organizations have expressed an interest in helping such an effort. Resources, in terms of dollars and volunteer time, would be required to accomplish this. Further research and cost/benefit analysis is needed.
- 819 Francisco – Still awaiting a 311 — no action at present.
- 1023 Vallejo St (1917 Julia Morgan) – Awaiting up-dates from Sponsor or from SF Planning.
- 1281 -1283 Greenwich driveway encroachment: The project is progressing but landscaping will not be addressed for about a year. Owner offered to keep RHN informed and to seek input regarding the landscaping when the time comes.
- 1338 Filbert Cottages – anticipate completion end of year.
- Affordable Housing Bonus Program – There may be more clarification in the coming year.
- Polk Street Formula Retail Proposal – Whole Foods is continuing through the City approval process and Middle Polk is still interested in seeing a Formula Retail Ban for Polk Street, although perhaps confined to the Middle Polk portion.
- Short Term Rentals – Supervisors are considering a 60-day cap on all short-term rentals, hosted and non-hosted.
- Undergrounding of Utilities – Ongoing advocacy and research.
- Wireless Antennae on poles – Protests filed against proposed obtrusive installation on wood pole at 2215 Leavenworth.
- Lombard Crooked Street Planning Open House 11/17/2016, 6 PM @ Yick Wo – A number of RHN Board members will attend.
- Residential Expansion Threshold (RET) – nothing new – continue to monitor.
- Possible Historic Districts – possibly to be addressed in future
- Possibility of establishing an RHN Historic Preservation Restricted Fund account. This is still being discussed by the RHN Board.
- Residential Design Guidelines (see Westwood Park PUD in SF) – Planning guidelines that residents must adhere to. It was proposed that a Westwood Park representative present to DZLU how WP did it and see if something like these guidelines could be designed for Russian Hill. DZLU agreed this is worth pursuing.
POSSIBLE NEW MEMBERS OF DZLU: Membership has advised that several people have indicated an interest in DZLU; a DZLU member will reach out to them regarding the possibility of their joining the committee.