Civic Design Review Committee Meeting (Hybrid)

Monday, October 16, 2023

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    Arts Commissioners: Kimberlee Stryker, Chair; Patrick Carney, Seth Brenzel, 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. 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. 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. SFO Terminal 3 Modernization: Phase 3

      Discussion and Possible Action


      Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 3 for SFO Terminal 3 Modernization

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

      This project has been previously reviewed on January 13, 2020 (link to agenda)


      Terence Young, Project Designer, Gensler

      Julia Katz, Project Manager, SFO

      Ryan Fetters, Architect, Gensler

    4. SFMTA Potrero Yard Modernization Project: Phase 1

      Discussion and Possible Action


      Discussion and possible motion for Phase 1 for SFMTA Potrero Yard Modernization Project

      Approximately 30 minutes (Presentation: 15 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)


      Tony Gill, Project Designer, IBI Arcadis

      Chris Jaregui, Project Manager, Plenary Americas

      Yancey Ckayton, Architect, IBI Arcadis

      Jennifer Moore, Landscape Architect, IBI Arcadis

    5. Staff Report


      Approximately 5 minutes


      Lex Leifheit, Deputy Director of Programs 

    6. 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.)

    7. Adjournment


    Date & Time

    Monday, October 16, 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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    October 16, 2023 Civic Design Review Draft Minutes

    October 16, 2023 Civic Design Review Agenda




    Agenda posted: 10/11/2023, 3:00pm, pc

    Draft minutes posted: 10/24/2023, 1:45pm, pc

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    Sunshine Ordinance

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    Accessible Meeting Policy

    Accessible Meeting Policy

    Accessible Meeting Policy 
    Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact, or call 415-252-2255. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 
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    Disability Access 

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    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Each item on the agenda may include the following documents: 

    1) Department or Agency or report; 

    2) Public correspondence; 

    3) Other explanatory documents. 

    During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission. 

    Meeting procedures

    Meeting procedures

    1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting. 

    2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.  

    3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda. 

    4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to

    Electronic devices prohibited

    Electronic devices prohibited

    The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting. 

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    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

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    Last updated October 24, 2023