Civic Design Review Committee - July 20, 2020 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
July 20, 2020 - 3:00pm


Monday, July 20, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Remote Meeting via Webex

This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the Fifth Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency. During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the Arts Commission’s regular meeting room, City Hall, Room 416, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.

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Civic Design Review Committee Members: Kimberlee Stryker, Chair; Yakuh Askew, Mary Jung, Dorka Keehn, Abby Sadin Schnair, Debra Walker, Paul Woolford

  1. Roll Call
  2. 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. Bayview Opera House Project: Post Phase 3
    Approximately 30 minutes (Presentation: 15 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project has been reviewed on May 12, 2012, June 18, 2012, and April 15, 2013.
    Walter Hood, Project Designer and Landscape Architect, Hood Design Studio
    Sarita Schreiber, Project Manager, Hood Design Studio

    Explanatory documents: Request for Review, Presentation

    Discussion and possible motion to approve post Phase 3 improvements of the Bayview Opera House Project. 
  4. Portsmouth Square Improvement Project: Conceptual and Phase 1
    Approximately 30 minutes (Presentation: 15 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project has not been previously reviewed.
    Michael DeGregorio, Project Manager, SF Rec and Park
    Michael Wang, Architect, MEI Partners
    Travis Theobold, Landscape Architect, SWA Group

    Explanatory documents: Request for Review, Art Enrichment Report, Civic Art Collection Report, Presentation

    Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 1 of the Portsmouth Square Improvement Project. 
  5. New Treasure Island Wastewater Treatment Plant: Phase 1
    Approximately 30 minutes (Presentation: 15 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project was previously reviewed on January 16, 2020.
    Calvin Huey, Project Designer, SF Water
    Tom Birmingham, Project Manager, SF Water
    Michelle Hollenbaugh, Architect, Carollo
    Chris Guillard, Landscape Architect, CMG Site

    Explanatory documents: Request for Review, Art Enrichment Form, Civic Collection Form, Presentation

    Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 1 of the New Treasure Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. 
  6. Visual Arts Committee Update
    Approximately 5 minutes
    Commissioner Dorka Keehn, Visual Arts Committee
  7. Staff Report
    Approximately 5 minutes
  8. 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.)
  9. Adjournment 

Lir posted 06/17/2020, 3:00 p.m.


The San Francisco Arts Commission meeting will be held virtually due to the public health emergency.

Explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available for public inspection. Info: Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, 415-252-2252. 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.

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Per the Americans with 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 Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, Special Projects and Civic Design Review Program Associate, at least 48 hours before the meeting at :, 415-252-2252. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.


根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美 國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會 提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電 415-252-2252 向 Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, Special Projects and Civic Design Review Program Associate 提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。


De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans with Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a : Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, 415-252-2252, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunion. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.


Ayon sa batas ng Americans with Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba’t ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Luna Izpisua Rodriguez, Special Projects and Civic Design Review Program Associate, sa 415-252-2252. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.