Compton does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance. However, the goal of pursuing adoption of such an ordinance has been outlined in the draft of the City’s General Plan, which is currently being updated. Additionally, the City has expressed interest in identifying significant structures through a citywide survey.
Despite lacking any historic preservation policies, Compton has demonstrated a willingness to recognize architecturally significant structures and ensure that they continue to reflect the community’s character. The City was involved in following preservation guidelines for window renovations at Compton City Hall, a project that received a Conservancy Preservation Award in 2013.
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If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Compton, we suggest contacting the following representative to express your interest and ask about opportunities -- particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one:
Interim Community Development Director
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The Conservancy isn't aware of a local preservation group or historical society for this community. If you know of one, please let us know.
You can reach us during regular business hours at email@example.com or (213) 623-2489.
We don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in Compton. If you do, please let us know.
For general information about using the California Environmental Quality Act to protect historic places in your community, you can download our Guide to CEQA in English or Spanish.
For other resources, including a model ordinance and glossary of basic preservation terms, please see the Resources tab on our Report Card microsite.