Civic Design Review Committee - October 18, 2021 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
October 18, 2021 - 2:00pm


Monday, October 18, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing


This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to California Government Code Section 54953 and the Twenty-Fourth Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency.

During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, the regular meeting room, War Memorial Veterans Building, Suite 125, is closed. Meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.
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Public Comment:
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Written Comment:
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to This email address will be monitored until Monday, October 18 at 12 p.m. All comments received by the deadline will be read aloud by Arts Commission staff up to the three minutes maximum allotted to each commenter. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and item number. If you do not specify an agenda item number, your emailed public comment will be read under general public comment. Note: if your public comment statement is read aloud by Arts Commission staff during an agenda item, this will count as your one opportunity for public comment on that specific item. You will not be able to raise your hand to make additional public comment on the same item if your statement has already been read aloud.

Oral Comment:
Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction and not otherwise on this agenda. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less. Staff will ask for real-time public comment before reading emailed comments to ensure all members of the public have an opportunity to comment in real time.

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Civic Design Review Committee Members
Kimberlee Stryker, Chair; Yakuh Askew, Yiying Lu, Abby Sadin Schnair, Paul Woolford

  1. Roll Call
  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. YBI Westside Bridges Retrofit Project – Phase 2

    Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 2 Review of the YBI Westside Bridges Project

    Approximately 35 minutes (Presentation: 20 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project was previously reviewed in February 2021 and June 2021
    Eric Cordoba, Director of Captial Projects, SFCTA
    Liz Hirschorn, Program Manager, TIDA
    Dave Dickinson, Project Designer and Architect, WMH Corporation
    Kevin Conger, SFCTA
    Muzae Sesay, Project Artist

    Explanatory Documents: Request for Review, Presentation, AE Report, CAC Report
  4. Muni Metro East Expansion Project – Phase 3

    Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 3 of the Muni Metro East Expansion Project

    Approximately 25 minutes (Presentation: 10 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project was previously reviewed in June 2020, February 2021, and June 2021
    Erica Ruiz, Project Designer, SFPW
    Tony Esterbrooks, Landscape Architect, SFPW

    Explanatory Documents: Request for Review, Presentation, Construction Documents
  5. Herz Playground Recreation Center Project – Phase 3

    Discussion and possible motion to approve Phase 3 of the Herz Playground Recreation Center Project

    Approximately 25 minutes (Presentation: 10 minutes, Commissioner Discussion: 15 minutes)
    This project was previously reviewed in August 2020, February 2021, and May 2021.
    Marsha Maytum, Project Designer, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
    Alexis Ward, Project Manager, SF Rec and Park
    Greg Novicoff, Architect, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
    Emily Rylander, Landscape Architect, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture

    Explanatory Documents: Request for Review, Presentation, Construction Document
  6. CDR Guidelines: Proposed Changes to Art Enrichment and Post Phase 3 Review

    Discussion and possible motion to adopt proposed changes to the Civic Design Review Guidelines specific to
    Art Enrichment and Post Phase 3 Review

    Approximately 15 minutes
    Joanne Lee, Deputy Director of Programs

    Explanatory Documents: Art Enrichment Update, Post Phase 3 Review Update
  7. Visual Arts Committee Update

    Approximately 10 minutes
    Commissioner Abby Sadin Schnair, Visual Arts Committee
  8. Staff Report

    Approximately 5 mintues
    Joanne Lee, Deputy Director of Programs
  9. New Business and Annoucements
    (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent
    arts activities and to make announcements.)
  10. Adjournment

MW posted 10/13/21, 3:00 p.m.

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

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: Maysoun Wazwaz at

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
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
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.

Disability Access
To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Maysoun Wazwaz at, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

Archives Available
A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address:

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
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Accessibility 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 Maysoun Wazwaz at least 48 hours before the meeting at 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 向Masyoun Wazwaz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。

Politica de Acceso a la Reunión
De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American 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 Maysoun Wazwaz por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.

Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting
Ayon sa batas ng American 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 Maysoun Wazwaz sa 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.