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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 before a project is proposed. In other municipalities, 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 (HRD)
A basic level of property history research and documentation to inform determination of historic status by the Planning Department. (Required by the San Francisco Planning Department and some other municipalities.)
- Historic Resource Evaluations (HRE)
Intensive property research and documentation, and formal evaluation of historic status according to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) criteria. (Required by the San Francisco Planning Department and and some other municipalities.)
- Project Impacts Analysis & 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
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 property. (Typically undertaken in partnership with a team of 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.