DZLU MEETING DATE: Sept. 17, 2019
1. ONGOING PROJECT UPDATES
a. 982 GREEN
DZLU has followed up with Planning and DBI, regarding unpermitted alterations to this historic property, expressing DZLU’s concern about the lack of a timeline for remediation of the violations, and seeking clarity within DBI and Planning as to enforcement responsibility and next steps. The discussions have now been elevated to include Zoning Administrator Corey Teague and Senior Enforcement Planner Kelly
Wong, as well as DBI staff.
b. 2424 POLK (between Union & Filbert)
Gold City Greenery held a project review meeting with Planning on 6-13-19 to explore a cannabis retail store. They are considering additional locations on Mission St. and on 24th St. DZLU will follow-up with Planning to ascertain the notification and review process.
2. ONGOING POLICY UPDATES
a. UNDERGROUNDING OF UTILITIES
DPW together with Telamon (the undergrounding study consultants) hosted a citywide outreach meeting on 9-18-19 providing an update on the study for an undergrounding master plan.
b. VAN NESS CORRIDOR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL
At the October meeting the Masterplan for the Academy of Art will be presented. Also, VNCNC is engaged around the planning for the Civic Center Public Realm and will have a presentation by Planning at a future date.
The website containing information about the Civic Center plans is:
c. HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Discussion of the “Neutra house” (49 Hopkins St. in Twin Peaks):
After the structure was demolished without permits, the Planning Commission had required rebuilding of the house to match Neutra’s design. The owner then sued the City. The Planning
Commission, in consultation with the City Attorney, recently reversed its decision and approved expansion and other modifications. Strong concerns have been raised about protection of historic buildings.
More vigorous protections for historic structures, including a clearer definition of demolition, and appropriate penalties to strongly deter violations may be included in pending proposals from Supervisor Peskin, as his office tailors the scope of his earlier Residential Demolition and Alteration Controls proposals.
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