The San Francisco Citywide Cultural Resources Survey (SFSurvey) is underway! Surveys help to identify important individual historic or cultural resources and potential districts which may qualify for local or national preservation incentives, and can help inform the development of neighborhood-specific guidelines that protect neighborhood character.

In addition to identifying important individual historic or cultural resources and potential districts, a survey can help identify buildings that qualify for local or national preservation incentives or inform the development of neighborhood-specific guidelines that protect neighborhood character.

Components

Citywide Historic Context Statement

SFSurvey has recently embarked upon finalizing the framework of the San Francisco Citywide Historic & Cultural Context Statement. The SF Context Statement will facilitate and guide the completion of cultural, architectural and thematic contexts as well as evaluations of individual properties, in all areas of San Francisco. It will provide a comprehensive framework for identifying and evaluating San Francisco's historic and cultural resources, and builds upon the contexts completed and in development over the years. Learn more about completed and in-progress context statements.

 

Survey Collection & Database

SFSurvey is utilizing the Arches database to manage data, and the collection tool for field survey and archival research. A typical survey includes the development of a Historic Context Statement, documentation and evaluation of buildings and sites, and identification of potential Historic Districts and individually significant properties. This process is informed by the community, and helps inform the public, property owners, government officials, and those who do business in San Francisco, making environmental review more transparent.

Public Outreach

Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) Hearings

To learn if there will be upcoming presentations on SFSurvey, please view HPC agendas or email to CPC.Survey@sfgov.org.

Staff have presented to HPC in the recent past. Please view information linked below:

Meetings and Outreach

To be scheduled.