La Cañada Flintridge | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos by (clockwise from left): 5455 Castle Knoll Drive by Arturo Sotillo on Flickr; Gainsburg House by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy; Boddy House at Descanso Gardens by calamity_hane on flickr

La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada Flintridge is currently having discussions about creating a historic preservation ordinance.

The City adopted the Mills Act property tax abatement program in 2012 as a way to encourage and incentivize historic preservation.

The City’s updated General Plan (2013) contains a list contains a list of identified structures, reflecting a combination of 23 historic resources previously identified in the past General Plan combined with additional resources uncovered through resident participation.

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)
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
Partial list of resources identified in the city's Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) as part of updated General Plan, adopted on January 22, 2013.
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Cultural resources chapter included in city's Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) as part of updated General Plan, adopted on January 22, 2013.
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in La Cañada Flintridge, 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:

Emily Standicki
Principal Planner
(818) 790-8881

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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 or (213) 623-2489.

The first resource listed below is specific to La Cañada Flintridge. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Mills Act Application Process 

Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)

If any of these links are broken or incorrect, or if you would like to suggest other resources for preservation in Beverly Hills, please let us know by emailing