Despite a draft motion that led us to believe that San Francisco’s Historic Preservation Commission would disapprove recommending that the Board of Supervisors designate the Appleton & Wolfard designed North Beach Brach Library a landmark, apparently the Commission voted 4-3 the other way.
From the findings of said draft:
The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) [for a new North Beach Branch Library and upgraded Joe DiMaggio Playground], the proposed project and the alternatives to the project will be vetted by the public, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Planning Commission in order to determine the project or alternative that minimizes impacts to the environment and meets the goals of the City.
The EIR also takes into account potential environmental effects other than cultural resources and at this time the Historic Preservation Commission acknowledges that the Planning Department wishes to maintain the greatest flexibility in order to fully evaluate the proposed project against all Planning polices and quality-of-life issues associated with the project.
Or not. It’s now on (and up) to the Board.
∙ Motion To Disapprove North Beach Library Landmark Recommendation [sf-planning.org]
∙ An Only In North Beach
NIMBY Preservationist Argument: Shelves [SocketSite]
∙ North Beach Library And Playground Plans Like You Read About [SocketSite]
∙ North Beach library designated an S.F. landmark [SFGate]