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Left Coast Architectural History works with property owners, design professionals, and local government agencies to provide the following reports and documents commonly required when dealing with historic properties. Research and resource evaluation is Left Coast's specialty! If you are in need of a service not listed here, please contact us. We are always willing to tailor work to the project at hand and find creative ways to provide the information and support you need.
- Supplemental Information for Historic Resource Determinations
Basic property history research and documentation to inform determination of historic status by the San Francisco Planning Department.
- Historic Resource Evaluations (HRE)
Property history research and documentation, formal evaluation of historic status, and proposed project review according to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidelines. (Required by the San Francisco Planning Department and many other local government agencies.)
- Project Review & Secretary of the Interior's Standards Analysis
Review of a proposed project, according to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and/or prescribed local guidelines, to determine the appropriateness of alteration or demolition effects on a historic property.
- Historic Designation Nomination Applications
Applications for designating a property as a city or local landmark, or listing it on the California Register of Historical Resources or National Register of Historic Places.
- Tax Credit Applications
Applications for Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives and California's Mills Act Property Tax Abatement program.
- Historic American Building Survey (HABS) Documentation
Written and visual documentation of historic properties according to the National Park Service's HABS guidelines, typically required to mitigate proposed alteration or demolition of a historic building.
- Historic Context Statements
Narrative reports addressing historical themes and patterns of development that influenced a neighborhood, city, region, or thematically associated grouping of historic properties. Includes guidelines for evaluating historic resources within the given area and serves as a tool for future city planning decisions involving historic properties.
- Historic Resources Surveys
Inventory and documentation of groupings of physically or thematically associated historic resources. Typically recorded on California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) 523 inventory forms and inclusive of photos, mapping, and other vital data.
- Architectural Descriptions & Building Histories
Detailed physical descriptions of historic buildings and narrative building histories based on archival research for real estate marketing and other uses.