Cultural Resource Surveys
Cultural resources are defined as the collective evidence of the past activities and accomplishments of people. Buildings, objects, features, locations, and structures with scientific, historic, and cultural value are all examples of cultural resources.
Cultural Resource Surveys are intended to evaluate, inventory, and document properties to determine their significance within the cultural and historic context of the subject area. A typical survey generally involves the preparation of a Context Statement (a Statement of Significance) and the documentation of properties on California Department of Parks forms (DPR 523 forms). This documentation and evaluation may lead to identifying local, state or national register eligible resources and/or historic districts.
Using digital tools including proprietary databases, GIS, internet research, and digital photography, Tim Kelley Consulting specializes in completing efficient and accurate surveys.
Mid-Market Survey & Context Statement (2011)
The San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, working as part of the city's Central Market Partnership in an effort to revitalize the Mid-Market area, initiated the process of creating a Mid-Market Redevelopment Plan. We were hired as a subcontractor to ESA to complete the historic survey portion of an Environmental Impact Review (EIR). We consolidated documentation from previous surveys and updated that information where appropriate. In addition, we surveyed and documented 196 individual properties and created a context statement documenting the cultural and physical history of this stretch of Market Street.
Bayview – Hunters Point Survey & Context Statement (2009-2012)
Working for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, we undertook a four phase survey. During the first phase (2009-2010), we conducted archival research as well as personal interviews to create a historical and cultural context statement for the Bayview-Hunters Pint neighborhoods, which was adopted by the Historic Preservation Commission in March 2010. We also surveyed and documented over 700 properties using DPR 523 A (Primary) forms. During the second and third phases (2010-2011), we updated the context statement and documented an additional 800 properties. Phase four will be completed in 2012 and will involve documenting a final 1050 properties.
Transbay Transit Center Survey & Context