The Findings require detailed documentation which will be used to inform the decision makers on the project. Different Findings are required for the demolition of three different levels of historic structures.
- Category I includes any Landmark, Heritage Property, property rated "A" or "B" by the Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey or properties on the Preservation Study List.
- Category II includes properties in the S-7 or S-20 zones or those that contribute to an Area of Primary Importance.
- Category III includes properties rated "C" by the Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey or contributors to an Area of Secondary Importance.