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Left Coast Architectural History works with property owners, design professionals, and local government agencies to provide the following analysis and consultation commonly required when managing historic resources.
- Historic Resource Assessments (HRA)
Due diligence property research and documentation to guide real estate purchases and/or potential project plans. (In San Francisco, the HRA program is an official level of evaluation that informs the Planning Department's determination of historic status. In other cities, it may be used as noted and may include a cursory opinion of historic status to guide purchasing, project plans, or Planning Department decision-making.)
- Supplemental Information for Historic Resource Determinations
In San Francisco, a basic level of property history research and documentation to inform determination of historic status by the SF Planning Department.
- Historic Resource Evaluations (HRE)
Intensive property 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 documentation* of historic properties according to the National Park Service's HABS guidelines, typically required as a mitigation measure when proposed alteration or demolition effects a historic building. (*Undertaken in partnership with other professionals versed in visual and technical aspects of HABS documentation.)
- 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.