Historic Preservation Commission

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The Historic Preservation Commission will convene on March 16, 2022 in a hybrid hearing. Members of the public can attend the hearing in-person at City Hall or participate remotely.


Hearings are broadcast live biweekly on Wednesdays at 12:30pm via SFGovTV and re-broadcast next day at 5:00pm. *
* See agenda for details – subject to SFGovTV scheduling.

About the Commission

The Historic Preservation Commission was established in 2008 by Charter Section 4.135 and is a seven-member body advises the Mayor, Board of Supervisors and City Departments on San Francisco historic preservation goals, policies and programs. All members are nominated by the Mayor and subject to approval by the Board of Supervisors. Members of the Historic Preservation Commission shall be persons specially qualified by reason of interest, competence, knowledge, training and experience in the historic, architectural, aesthetic, and cultural traditions of the City, interested in the preservation of its historic structures, sites and areas, and residents of the City.

The Commission recommends buildings and places that are historically or culturally significant to the heritage of San Francisco for designation by the Board of Supervisors. Once designated, the Commission helps regulate those resources during the permit review and entitlement process to protect our heritage while ensuring that preservation is used as a tool to promote growth, revitalization, and the appreciation of our diverse neighborhoods.

The Architectural Review Committee

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is a three-member sub-committee of the Historic Preservation Commission that provides guidance on certain design issues related to a historic resource.


Planning Commission Staff