LOCATION: San Francisco, California
CLIENT: City and County of San Francisco
DATE COMPLETED: 2008
In 2008, the City and County of San Francisco hired Mr. VerPlanck's firm of Kelley & VerPlanck Historical Resources Consulting to take part in preliminary planning for the proposed new Transbay Transit Center project at 1st and Mission streets in San Francisco's South of Market Area. The San Francisco Planning Department, seeking to assess potential impacts to historic properties in the area, established a survey area surrounding the project site. Encompassing nearly 300 properties, the survey area consists of predominantly early twentieth-century commercial and industrial properties, as well as many more recent office towers and mixed-use projects.
Mr. VerPlanck's primary contributions to the project included preparing the Transit Center District Historic Context Statement. He also assisted in the preparation of DPR 523 A (Primary) and B (Building, Structure, & Object) forms for every individual property in the survey area and D (District) forms for a proposed California Register-eligible historic district encompassing 86 contributing properties, mostly intact masonry commercial loft buildings, constructed between 1902 and 1930.