Claremont is an example of a city with an alternate approach to preservation. It has a historic preservation program, yet no true historic preservation ordinance.
The city’s historic preservation program developed in the late 1960s, before a standard model with a historic preservation ordinance was common.
The city started its first survey of historic resources in 1980 and last updated it in 2001. Structures deemed architecturally significant through the survey are automatically listed in the Claremont Register without owner consent and receive preservation design review protection.
The city has four historic districts, the first of which was created in 1971, making it perhaps the earliest example in Los Angeles County.
As a preservation incentive, Claremont offers the popular Mills Acts property tax abatement program.
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If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Claremont, we suggest the following resources:
Express your interest and ask about opportunities, particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one.
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In addition to the document linked at left, the first two resources listed below are specific to Claremont. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.
Land Use, Community Character, and Heritage Preservation Element, General Plan
Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)
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