civic-center-cliThis fall, the San Francisco Planning Department will introduce the Civic Center Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) to the Historic Preservation Commission – a document that studied the historic landscape of the Civic Center Historic District.

Join us for a community workshop at the San Francisco Public Library and learn about the findings of the inventory and the importance of the Civic Center cultural landscape. This interactive workshop is an opportunity for you to hear about the history and evolution of the Civic Center Landmark District, and the historic character-defining landscape features within the district.

Civic Center CLI: Community Workshop

Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch,
Latino Rooms A & B, 100 Larkin Street
Register Here for the Community Workshop (cost is free)
San Francisco Public Library is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact us with your request at least three business days in advance.
In addition, save the date for the Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. At this hearing, the Historic Preservation Commission will consider the adoption of the Civic Center CLI findings.

Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 1, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: City Hall, Room 400, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall is ADA accessible. For language assistance or disability accommodations, please contact us with your request at least three business days in advance.

What is a Cultural Landscape Inventory?

A Cultural Landscape Inventory (CLI) is a document that analyzes the existing conditions and significance of a historic property in order to catalog the evolution of a site over time. A CLI includes:

  • Detailed information about all existing features of a landscape including the dates of features and information about the evolution of the site over time.
  • A chronological history of the development of the site.
  • An assessment of the historic significance and integrity of the cultural landscape.
  • A list of the features that relate to the significance of the cultural landscape.

How is a CLI Used?

A CLI provides background information about the history and evolution of a historic property to inform future planning decisions and encourage consistent design treatment and maintenance of the cultural landscape.

To learn more about the findings of the Civic Center CLI, view the project website.
Download the Report.
Download Walking Tour Brochure.

Contact

For more information about the Civic Center Cultural Landscape Inventory, please contact:

Gretchen Hilyard
Preservation Planner
San Francisco Planning Department
(415) 575-9109
gretchen.hilyard@sfgov.org