We accept applications year-round.
We are currently prioritizing the review order of applications from businesses located in Bayview, Excelsior, Portola, Visitation Valley, and other neighborhoods where we don't have as many registered Legacy Businesses. We will review all other applications in the order that we get them.
We will contact you by email when we begin reviewing your application materials.
After you submit your application, we review it and help edit it. We process applications in groups of 5-10.
Then we send it to two commissions for approval:
- Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
- Small Business Commission (SBC)
From the time you apply, it can take a few months for approval.
Applications being processed
The following applications were recommended by the HPC on October 18, 2023, and will be heard by the SBC on December 11, 2023.
- Earwax Productions
- Thai House Inc.
The following applications were recommended by the HPC on November 15, 2023, and will be heard by the SBC on December 11, 2023.
- Friends of SCRAP, Inc.
- Heroes Club, Inc.
- Il Pollaio
The following applications will be heard by the HPC on December 6, 2023, and the SBC on December 11, 2023.
- City Art Gallery 2.0
- Firefly Restaurant
- Lamplighters Music Theatre
- Orale Orale
- Polly Ann Ice Cream
- San Francisco Women Artists
The following applications will be submitted to HPC on January 24, 2024. They will be heard by the HPC on February 21, 2024, and the SBC on February 26, 2024.
- Liguria Bakery
- On The Bridge Restaurant
Applications currently in review
The following applications are currently in review.
- MPA Design - IN REVIEW
- New India Bazar
- The Gables Stationery
- GFDS Engineers Inc.
- El Faro Restaurant
- Ideale Ristorante
- Ray's Custom Tailor & Alterations
- El Burrito Express
- Bay Area Bird Hospital, Inc.
- Gaslight & Shadows Antiques
The following applications have been reviewed.
- AcroSports - REVIEWED
- Shotwell's Bar - REVIEWED
- Noe Valley Voice - REVIEWED
- Mow Lee Co. - REVIEWED
- A&W Contractors, Inc. - REVIEWED
- Scuderia West - REVIEWED
- Joanne's Beauty Boutique - REVIEWED
- Wang Insurance Agency - REVIEWED
- Gregangelo & Velocity Arts & Entertainment - REVIEWED
- New Grant Cleaners - REVIEWED
- Financial District Foot & Ankle Center - REVIEWED
- Canton Flower Shop - REVIEWED
- Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center - REVIEWED
- Chicago Barbershop 2 - REVIEWED
- Greens Restaurant - REVIEWED
- San Francisco Camerawork - REVIEWED
- Wellman's Pharmacy - REVIEWED
- R&G Lounge - REVIEWED
- Jewelry Collection - REVIEWED
- Balompie Cafe - REVIEWED
- Progress Cleaners - REVIEWED
- Everlasting Tattoo - REVIEWED