§ 184.58.

HISTORIC AND DECORATIVE LAMP POSTS

a.

Findings. The Board finds and declares that several Lamp Posts throughout the City are historic landmarks, are within historic districts, or are important aesthetic features of the City. Because of the historic and aesthetic significance of these Lamp Posts, the interest in maintaining a City which is attractive to its citizens and tourists, and promoting the health, safety, and welfare of the City’s citizens, these Lamp Posts must be preserved and protected from destruction. The use of these ornate poles for the purpose of posting Signs may either threaten the preservation of these landmarks or destroy an important aesthetic feature of the city.

Accordingly, the City has a compelling need to prohibit the posting of Signs on the following Lamp Posts:

1.

“Market Street’s Path of Gold” located from 1 Market Street to 2490 Market Street. The pillars of these 33-foot high Lamp Posts were shaped to include historical subjects as decoration, including Native Americans on horseback and ox-drawn covered wagons pictured with a pioneer;

2.

“Mission Street Corridor” located on Mission Street between Sixteenth and Twenty-Fourth Streets. These Lamp Posts are maroon-painted with acorn-shaped luminaries, finial tops and twin lights at different heights;

3.

“Dragon Street Lanterns” located on Grant Street between Bush and Broadway Streets. These red-painted Chinese-style lanterns sit atop pillars which are ornately decorated with bronze dragons and painted aqua; the bases are painted red and white;

4.

Lamp Posts on the “Embarcadero” located between King and Jefferson Streets. There are three styles of Lamp Posts on the Embarcadero having decorative bases, painted green or slate blue, and with double tear-dropped-shaped lanterns and both double and single acorn-shaped lanterns;

5.

Lamp Posts on Fisherman’s Wharf located between Hyde and Powell Streets. These Lamp Posts are painted slate blue, have decorative bases and single acorn-shaped lanterns;

6.

Lamp Posts adjacent to the Moscone Center on Howard Street between Third and Fourth Streets. These 10 Lamp Posts are bronze cobra-shaped light fixtures designed by JCDecaux Co., a French designer of street furniture and fixtures;

7.

Lamp Posts in Union Square Plaza, which is bounded by Geary Street to the south, Stockton Street to the east, Post Street to the north, and Powell Street to the west. These Lamp Posts are painted slate blue, have decorative bases and single acorn-shaped lanterns;

8.

Lamp Posts located on Mason Street from Market to Sutter Streets, Sutter from Mason to Kearny Streets, Kearny Street from Bush to Market Streets. These Lamp Posts are painted gray, have gold trim, and ornately decorative bases and double acorn-shaped lanterns.

b.

Posting Signs Prohibited. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Person, except a duly authorized public officer or employee or contractor with the City, the State of California, or the United States Government acting to promote the purposes of that contract, shall erect, construct or maintain, paste, paint, print, nail, tack or otherwise fasten or affix, any Sign, or cause or suffer the same to be done, on any of the following Lamp Posts:

1.

“Market Street’s Path of Gold” located from 1 Market Street to 2490 Market Street;

2.

“Mission Street Corridor” located on Mission Street between Sixteenth and Twenty-Fourth Streets;

3.

“Dragon Street Lanterns” located on Grant Street between Bush and Broadway Streets;

4.

Lamp Posts on the “Embarcadero” located between King and Jefferson Streets;

5.

Lamp Posts on Fisherman’s Wharf located between Hyde and Powell Streets;

6.

Lamp Posts adjacent to the Moscone Center on Howard Street between Third and Fourth Streets;

7.

Lamp Posts in Union Square Plaza, which is bounded by Geary Street to the south, Stockton Street to the east, Post Street to the north, and Powell Street to the west; and

8.

Lamp Posts located on Mason Street from Market to Sutter Streets, Sutter from Mason to Kearny Streets, Kearny Street from Bush to Market Streets.

c.

The Director shall maintain a complete and accurate list and map indicating the historic Lamp Posts covered by this Section and shall provide a copy of each upon request.

History

(Added by Ord. 116-99, File No. 982076, App. 5/14/99; Ord. 222-06, File No. 060853, App. 8/11/2006)

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