Historic Preservation: Mayor Signs War Memorial Improvement Legislation
Mayor Edwin M. Lee today signed legislation to fund War Memorial Veterans Building infrastructure improvements after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it on July 31, 2012. Funding will allow the City to invest in infrastructure and creates jobs for residents.
“The War Memorial Veterans Building is one of our most treasured historic buildings and we can now continue to tell the stories of our nation’s heroes and the people of our City for generations to come,” said Mayor Lee. “This legislation makes seismic upgrades, increased safety and greater accessibility possible while fulfilling my top priority of putting San Franciscans back to work.”
The project includes seismic upgrades and earthquake damage repair, improvements to preserve building facilities, accessibility upgrades and energy efficiency upgrades. The Department of Public Works will manage the project, including providing architectural services. Read more.