What does it mean if a property is included in a historical survey?

by Andrew Shaffer  on June 27, 2018 | | No comments

Properties included in a historical survey become part of an inventory of building stock that is used for planning purposes. Reconnaissance Surveys are information gathering exercises and do not regulate, designate or otherwise affect ownership status or property use. Inclusion in a Reconnaissance Survey may trigger a more intensive survey, as described below. Intensive Surveys evaluate specific properties for historical significance and may or may not result in a formal designation, a determination of eligibility for designation, or a determination of historical significance for purposes of CEQA.

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Andrew Shaffer is the former Engagement Director at the California Preservation Foundation. Prior to joining CPF, he studied at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin, where he specialized in LGBTQ history, preservation, and activism. Andrew is a transplant to San Francisco and loves showing off his adopted hometown to people from all over the world.