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Series 1 Subject Files 1922-2003

Physical Description: 2.6 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Scope and Contents

Includes reports, plans and proposals, and property surveys. Subjects include height limits, urban design, lot sizes, rezoning, street connections, and redevelopment. Of note are Mayor Roger Lapham's memos and reports on postwar municipal construction and assessments; these are indexed. Model Cities documents include an outline of the development program to handle blight, in both Spanish and English.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject title.
box 1, folder 1-3

Inner Mission North Survey 2003

Scope and Contents

Documentation of a few hundred buildings with evaluations both individually and as historic districts. As a single body of work, it was adopted by the Planning Commission.
box 1, folder 4

Architectural Survey 1976-1977

box 1, folder 5

Chinatown 701 Planning Project, Interim Status Report to the City Planning Commission 1971

box 2, folder 1

City Plan San Francisco Proposal and Photographs [1965?]

box 1, folder 6

"City Planning in San Francisco," Stanford Community Development Study 1972

box 1, folder 7

Community Renewal Program (CRP)/Citizens Advisory Committee Correspondence and Minutes March-April, 1965

box 1, folder 8

CRP, San Francisco Community Renewal Program, Organization and Administration Study, Supplement Number 2 1964

box 2, volume 2

Comprehensive Plan of the City & County of San Francisco 1966-1974?

box 1, folder 9-12

Context Statement and Architectural/Historical Survey of Unreinforced Masonry Building ( UMB) Construction next hit in San Francisco from 1850 to 1940 1990

box 1, folder 13

Discovering the Design Rules for Compatibility with Existing Neighborhoods (Preliminary)

box 1, folder 14

Downtown Open Spaces Tour 1994

box 1, folder 15

Downtown Plan Monitoring Report 1994

box 1, folder 16

Downtown Plan Review Reports: 150 California Street, 524 Howard Street, 101 Second Street, 222 Second Street 1989

box 1, folder 17

Downtown Zoning Study Proposals 1967

box 1, folder 18

Draft EIR for the Proposed Amendments to the Text of the City Planning Code and to the Zoning Map... 1977

box 1, folder 19

Embarcadero-Lower Market Redevelopment Area E-1 1958

box 1, folder 20

Feasibility Study for a Proposed Recreation/Entertainment Complex in Yerba Buena Center 1978

box 1, folder 21

Form, Design and a More Attractive City Environment

box 1, folder 22

4th Biennial HUD Awards for Design Excellence 1970

box 1, folder 23

Height Limits in Northeastern San Francisco 1963

box 1, folder 24

Here Today Resolution 1979

box 1, folder 25

Hetch Hetchy Water and Power: Western Addition Redevelopment 1970-1974

box 1, folder 26

Highrise Office Growth in Downtown San Francisco 1985

box 1, folder 27

I-280 Concept Program/City Staff Recommendation 1985

box 1, folder 28, box 3, folder 1-3

Lapham, Mayor Roger: Citizens Postwar Planning Committee Reports, 1945

box 3, folder 4

Lapham, Mayor Roger: Lot Size Ordinance Change 1945-1946

box 3, folder 5

Local Coastal Program, Private Lands including Housing Element… 1980

box 3, folder 6

Local Coastal Program, Public Lands 1980

box 3, folder 7

Management Information and Control System Reports, Yerba Buena Center Exhibition Hall 1977

box 3, folder 8

Master Plan of the City and County of San Francisco [1966?]

box 2, folder 3

Amendment: Neighborhood Center Facilities 1976-1977

box 2, folder 4

Amendment: Northeastern Waterfront 1977

box 2, folder 5

Amendment: Transportation Noise 1974

box 2, folder 6

Amendment: Urban Design Element 1971-1972

box 3, folder 9

Land Use Plan 1945

box 3, folder 10

Postwar Improvements Handbook July 1944

box 3, folder 11

Redevelopment of Blighted Areas 1945

box 3, folder 12

Shoreline Development, Preliminary Report 1943

box 3, folder 13

Model Cities Program Documents 1968-[1971]

box 3, folder 14

Neighborhood Commercial Rezoning Study Documents 1984

box 3, folder 15

New City: San Francisco Redeveloped 1947

box 3, folder 16

The Next Step in Urban Redevelopment, a Report to the Board of Supervisors on the Selection of the First Redevelopment Area 1947

box 3, folder 17

Plan for Chinatown 1985

box 2, folder 7

Plan for the Development of the San Francisco-San Mateo Peninsula 1922

box 3, folder 18-19

Planning Area Study 1955-1958

box 3, folder 20

Planning Code 1987

box 3, folder 21

Preservation of Landmarks in San Francisco 1966

box 3, folder 22

Progress in City Planning Report 1948

box 3, folder 23

"The Real Estate Industry and the Politics of Zoning in San Francisco, 1914-1928," (article) 1988

box 3, folder 24

Redevelopment Report: Planning and Rebuilding of Area "E" 1956

box 3, folder 25

Report on Street Connections and Developments Recommended for the Central District 1936

box 3, folder 26

Report on Yerba Buena Convention and Exhibit Center 1978

box 3, folder 27

Residence: Housing Demolition and Replacement Report 1981

box 3, folder 28

Residence: Residential Hotel Unit Conversion and Demolition Ordinance Report 1988

box 2, folder 8

San Francisco Enterprise Zone, [Draft] Environmental Impact Report 1991

box 3, folder 29

South Bayshore Issues Report, Executive Summary 1987

box 3, folder 30

South of Market, UC Berkeley City Planning Course Report 1966

box 3, folder 31

Summary of Market Analysis, Redevelopment Area "E" 1956

box 3, folder 32

Tentative Plan for the Redevelopment of Western Addition Project Area Number One 1952

box 3, folder 33

Three Alternative Proposed Policy Plans Preliminary to a Revised Transportation Plan for San Francisco 1968

box 3, folder 34

Transbay Area Plan, Background Date Report 1995

box 3, folder 35

Transbay Area Plan, Land Use Issues & Opportunities 1996

box 3, folder 36-38

Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (UMBs) 1983-1996

box 3, folder 39

Urban Design Plan Adoption [1971?]

box 3, folder 40

The Use of Land in San Francisco 1964

box 3, folder 41

Workable Program for Community Improvement, Application for Recertification, 1972-1973 [1971]

 

Series 2 Block Profiles 1938-1940

Physical Description: 2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Related Materials

See also the San Francisco Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering Records (SFH 458), for some files on the city-wide mapping project and related construction of a wood model of the city.

Scope and Contents

Contains original block drawings prepared for construction of a 3-dimensional wood model of the city. In 1938, the City Planning Commission sponsored this work. The relief map, called the WPA Sectional Model, was built by federal Work Projects Administration workers. The block drawings sometimes include the draftsman's name. A map, "Key to the WPA Sectional Model," is included.
Large areas of the Sunset District, Diamond Heights, and Twin Peaks were not developed until after 1946, thus, no block profiles exist for them. The collection is missing profiles for Downtown (blocks 234-355), South of Market (blocks 3701-3758), and Civic Center (blocks 768-791, and possibly others.
Generally, only one block appears on a sheet. The scale of the maps, as well as the model, is 1 inch = 100 feet, both horizontally and vertically. The drawings include building footprints, or outlines of buildings at ground level, and block-long street elevations at appropriate grade. The official grade elevation is stated in feet at corners, or where mid-block changes occur. Street addresses, lot sizes, and building uses are not given. The profiles can be used to determine a building's footprint and relative height in stories can be determined.
A portion of the relief map, "The San Francisco Model," was exhibited at the Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939 and 1940. The map/model was presented to the City on April 16, 1940. The model currently resides at the University of California, Berkeley.

Transferred Material

A letter from the City Planning Commission secretary to Mayor Angelo J. Rossi was transferred from the San Francisco History Center's Ephemera Collection. It details the planned presentation of the wood model to the City (on April 16, 1940).

Arrangement

The drawings are organized numerically by Assessor's block map number.
box 4

Inventory of Block Profiles no date

box 4

Key to WPA Sectional Model Circa 1939

box 4

Blocks 1-3212

box 5

Blocks 3250-7231

box 5

Presentation of Wood Model 1940

box 6-7

Series 3 Photographs and Negatives 1939-1995

Physical Description: 2 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Physical Location: The collection is stored onsite.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is available for use during Photo Desk hours. Photos can be photographed but cannot be photocopied.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Photographs and negatives were transferred from the Planning Department to the San Francisco Public Library in the 1980s, with a second transfer in 2013.

Scope and Contents

The Photographs and Negatives series includes approximately 1,200 photographic prints, 1,000 negatives and 120 color slides of San Francisco's neighborhoods, streets, and traffic scenes between 1939 and 1995. The earliest negatives document the construction and dedication of the Work Projects Administration (WPA) Sectional Model of San Francisco, 1939-1940. Project documentation includes photographs and 35 mm negatives used in the 1990 Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, San Francisco Department of City Planning report "A Context Statement and previous hit Architectural/Historical Survey of Unreinforced Masonry Building ( UMB) Construction next hit in San Francisco from 1850 to 1940." There is extensive documentation (in black-and-white photographs) of the Market Street Transit Thoroughfare, 1988-1989.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged loosely chronologically and by project.
box 7, folder 1

San Francisco Work Projects Administration (W.P.A.)'s San Francisco Scale Model construction and dedication, negatives 4/7/1938 - 4/16/1940

Physical Description: 52 Film negatives

Scope and Contents

Documents the construction of the San Francisco Scale Model by Federal Works Agency Work Projects Administration sponsored by City Planning Commission. Includes documentation of the dedication at City Hall in the Registrar of Voter's Office on April 16, 1940. Clyde E. Healy, Ralph G. Wadsworth and Mrs. Albert W. Stokes were at the dedication.
box 6, folder 65

San Francisco WPA's San Francisco Scale Model construction and dedication, photographs 1938-1940

Physical Description: 3 Photographic Prints
box 7, folder 56

Maps included in "A Report to the City Planning Commission on a Transportation Plan for San Francisco" by De Leuw, Cather and Company, slides 1948

box 6, folder 1

Community 3: Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, photographs 1960

box 7, folder 2

Community 3: Marina, Cow Hollow, Pacific Heights, negatives 1960

box 6, folder 2

Community 4: North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Chinatown, photographs 1960-1970

box 7, folder 3-4

Community 4: North Beach, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, negatives 1946-1960s

box 6, folder 3

Community 5: Western Addition, Alta Plaza, Lafayette Park, Geary, Hayes Valley, Lone Mountain, photographs 1960s

box 7, folder 5

Community 5: Western Addition, Alta Plaza, Lafayette Park, Geary, Hayes Valley, Lone Mountain, negatives 1960s

box 6, folder 4

Community 6: Buena Vista, Haight, Duboce, Twin Peaks, photographs 1950s

box 7, folder 6

Community 6: Buena Vista, Haight, Duboce, Twin Peaks, negatives 1960s

box 6, folder 5

Community 7: Mission, Eureka Valley, Dolores, Upper Noe, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, photographs 1960s

box 7, folder 7

Community 7: Mission, Eureka Valley, Dolores, Upper Noe, Noe Valley, Diamond Heights, negatives 1960s

box 6, folder 6-7

Community 8: Potrero Hill, Bernal Hill, Potrero-Precita, photographs 1950s

box 7, folder 8-9

Community 8: Potrero Hill, Bernal Hill, Potrero-Precita, negatives 1950s

box 6, folder 8-10

Community 9: Bayshore, McLaren Park, Portola, Silver Terrace, Hunters Point, Bayview Park, Visitacion Valley, Sunnydale, photographs 1960s

box 7, folder 10-11

Community 9: Bayshore, McLaren Park, Portola, Silver Terrace, Hunters Point, Bayview Park, Visitacion Valley, Sunnydale, negatives 1957-1960s

box 6, folder 11

Community 10: Outer Mission, Cayuga, Excelsior, Crocker Amazon, Alemany, photographs 1941-1966

box 7, folder 12

Community 10: Outer Mission, Cayuga, Excelsior, Crocker Amazon, Alemany, negatives 1960s

box 6, folder 12-14

Community 11: West of Twin Peaks, Forest Hill, West Portal, Mt. Davidson, Sunnyside, Monterey, Ocean View, Junipero Serra, Merced Heights, Park Merced, Lakeshore, Sunset, photographs 1950s

box 7, folder 13-14

Community 11: West of Twin Peaks, Forest Hill, West Portal, Mt. Davidson, Sunnyside, Monterey, Ocean View, Junipero Serra, Merced Heights, Park Merced, Lakeshore, Sunset, negatives 1940s-1960s

box 6, folder 15-18

Community W: North Embarcadero, Downtown, Civic Center, photographs 1940s-1960s

box 7, folder 15-17

Community W: North Embarcadero, Downtown, Civic Center, negatives 1950s-1970

box 6, folder 61

Community X: South of Market, Rincon Hill, Division, photographs 1960s

box 7, folder 18

Community X: South of Market, Rincon Hill, Division, negatives 1960s

box 6, folder 19-20

Redevelopment: Golden Gateway-Embarcadero, South of Market, Western Addition, Diamond Heights, photographs 1950s-1967

box 7, folder 19

Redevelopment: Golden Gateway-Embarcadero, South of Market, Western Addition, Diamond Heights, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 6, folder 21

Parks and Recreation Centers, photographs 1950s-1960s

box 7, folder 20-21

Parks and Recreation Centers, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 6, folder 22

Fort Funston, photographs 1950s-1960s

box 7, folder 22

Fort Funston, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 6, folder 23

Presidio, photographs 1950s-1960s

box 7, folder 23

Presidio, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 7, folder 24

Fleishhacker Zoo c. 1961

box 6, folder 24

Schools, photographs 1955-1962

box 7, folder 25

Schools, negatives 1962-1963

box 6, folder 25-26

Parking lots, photographs 1950s-1963

box 7, folder 26-27

Parking lots, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 6, folder 27-28

Trafficways and freeways, photographs 1946-1960s

box 7, folder 28-29

Trafficways and freeways, negatives 1946-1964

box 6, folder 29

San Francisco Planning exhibits, photographs 1950s-1960s

box 7, folder 33

San Francisco Planning exhibits, negatives 1950s-1960s

box 6, folder 30

Westlake, San Mateo County, photographs 1961

box 7, folder 34

Westlake, San Mateo County, negatives 1961

box 6, folder 31

Department of Public Works copy prints, photographs 1926-1942

box 6, folder 32

Aerials, photographs 1940s-1960s

box 6, folder 33

Fisherman's Wharf, photographs 1970s

box 6, folder 34

South End, photographs 1970s

box 6, folder 35

Waterfront, photographs 1970s

box 6, folder 36

San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau publicity photos, photographs 1970s

box 6, folder 37

Downtown and Market Street, photographs 1975

box 6, folder 38

China Basin Building, photographs 1976

box 6, folder 39

St. Patrick's Church, photographs 1970s

box 6, folder 40

Broadway and California Streets, photographs 1970s

box 7, folder 55

Golden Gateway, slides 1977

box 6, folder 41

Martha Avenue, photographs 1978

box 6, folder 42

Hotel Nikko (pre-construction), Union Square, photographs 1984

box 6, folder 43

New Montgomery Tower, photographs 1986

box 6, folder 44

135 Main Street, photographs 1986

box 6, folder 45

505 Montgomery Site Plan, photographs 1987

box 6, folder 46-51

Market Street Transit Thoroughfare Community Outreach and Public Information Services, Photographic Progress of the Report, photographs 1988-1989

box 6, folder 52

South of Market, photographs 1990

box 6, folder 53

41 Castle Street, photographs 1990

box 6, folder 54

Subject buildings, photographs 1992

box 6, folder 55

Yerba Buena, MLK Jr. Memorial dedication, photographs 1993

box 6, folder 56

Ghirardelli Square, photographs 1990

box 6, folder 57

Downtown, photographs 1990s

box 6, folder 58

South End, 166-178 Townsend 1995

box 7, folder 30

Market Street, negatives 1950s

box 7, folder 31

Special Studies (overpass Mission St and Shoreline), negatives 1961-1962

box 7, folder 32

Plantings, Stanford University area, negatives c. 1960

box 7, folder 35

Views, negatives 1960s

box 7, folder 36

Significant buildings and neighborhoods, negatives 1969-1976

box 7, folder 37

Golden Gate Park, negatives 1980s

box 7, folder 38

Northern Waterfront historic buildings, negatives Nov. 1988

box 7, folder 39-40

Residences and buildings (unidentified), negatives 1950s-1990s

box 7, folder 41

Copy negatives made for publications, negatives 1960s-1980s

box 7, folder 42-54

previous hit Architectural Survey of Unreinforced Masonry Building ( U.M.B.) construction next hit , negatives 1989-1994

Scope and Contents

Includes architectural survey photo logs recorded by photographers for the Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board. Logs include address of each building and the survey has 57 rolls of negatives. The architectural survey was used to prepare A Context Statement and previous hit Architectural / Historical Survey of Unreinforced Masonry Building ( UMB) Construction in San Francisco from 1850 to 1940 (1990).