Gardena | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (clockwise from upper left): Gardena High School by bigmikelakers on Flickr; Western Avenue; Donut King II by waltarrrrr on Flickr (2)

Gardena does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance. Interest in exploring the possibility of adopting a historic preservation ordinance resulted in discussions in the late 1990s, but no policies resulted.

Gardena conducted a citywide survey in 1981, the Historical Resource Survey Report. While no survey updates have been completed since then, the Implementation Program contained in the General Plan lists “Update Cultural and Historical Survey” as a goal to be completed in the future.

The scoring details for this community appear below. To see scores for all communities, compare specific communities and categories, and learn more about the Report Card, visit our Report Card microsite.

Category (points available)
Score
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
15
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
0
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
0
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
0
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
0
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
0
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
15
Notes: 
1981
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
0
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
0
Additional Incentives (5): 
0
Certified Local Government (5): 
0
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
0
Extra Credit (1-25): 
0

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Gardena, 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:

William Kavadas
Planning Assistant
wkavadas@ci.gardena.ca.us
(310) 217-9576

Please let us know if this information is out of date.

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 info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

We don't know of any community-specific resources for local preservation in Gardena. 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.