Civic Design Review Committee Meeting (Hybrid)

Monday, July 17, 2023

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    Arts Commissioners: Kimberlee Stryker, Chair; Seth Brenzel, Patrick Carney, Charles Collins, Jessica Rothschild, Abby Sadin Schnair, Janine Shiota

    Civic Design Review Committee meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 2:00 PM, and generally last for about three hours. If the scheduled date falls on a holiday, the meeting will usually be rescheduled to the following or preceding week.

    Pursuant to SF Administrative Code, Sec. 67.7(a), the agenda for this meeting will be posted at least 72 hours in advance of this scheduled meeting. Please check back within 72 hours of this meeting to view the agenda.


    1. 1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Agenda Changes, Land Acknowledgment
      • Call to order
      • Roll call / Confirmation of quorum.
      • Agenda changes
      • Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

      The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. As a department dedicated to promoting a diverse and equitable Arts and Culture environment in San Francisco, we are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community.

    2. 2. General Public Comment

      (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Committee’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Committee’s consideration.)

    3. 3. Gene Friend Recreation Center Project: Phase 2

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 2 for Gene Friend Recreation Center Project

      Approximately 35 minutes (Presentation: 20 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)

      This project has been previously reviewed on October 15, 2018 (link to agenda)

      Felicia Dunham, Mark Cavagnero Associates, Project Designer & Architect

      Melinda Sullivan, Rec and Park, Project Manager

      Jasmine Kaw, Public Works, Landscape Architect

    4. 4. YBI Hillcrest Road Improvement Project: Small Project Review

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Discussion and possible motion to approve Small Project Review for YBI Hillcrest Road Improvement Project

      Approximately 25 minutes (Presentation: 10 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)

      This project has been previously reviewed on February 14, 2021 (link to agenda)

      Dave Dickinson, WMH Corporation, Project Designer & Architect

      Carl Holmes, Project Manager, SF County Transportation Authority

    5. 5. San Francisco New Public Trash Receptacles: Phase 3

      Discussion and Possible Action

      Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 3 for San Francisco New Public Trash Receptacles Project

      Approximately 25 minutes (Presentation: 10 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes) 

      This project has been previously reviewed on September 21, 2020 (link to agenda) and May 15, 2023 (link to agenda).

      Lisa Zhou, Project Manager, Department of Public Works 

    6. 6. Staff Report


      Approximately 5 minutes

      Joanne Lee, Deputy Director of Programs

    7. 7. New Business and Announcements


      (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)

    8. 8. Adjournment


    Date & Time

    Monday, July 17, 2023
    2:00 pm

    Arts Commission Meetings

    War Memorial Veterans Building
    401 Van Ness Avenue
    Room 125
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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    July 17, 2023 Civic Design Review Agenda

    July 17, 2023 Civic Design Review Draft Minutes




    Posted 7/12/2023, 11:00am, pc

    Draft minutes posted 7/27/2023, 10:17am, pc

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    Last updated July 28, 2023