Lakewood | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Lakewood does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance.

The lack of any historic preservation policies prevents Lakewood from offering protection to privately owned, historic resources. 

The City is an archetypal example of the postwar suburban community and was predominantly developed with tract housing.  As postwar resources continue to reach or exceed fifty years of age, the need for historic resource surveys to properly evaluate these structures becomes increasingly important.

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): 
0
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): 
0
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 Lakewood, 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:

Paul Kuykendall
Senior Planner
pkuykendall@lakewoodcity.org
(562) 866-9771

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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

The City of Lakewood has a wealth of historic video, photos, and documents under its online community profile. Yet we don't know of any community-specific preservation resources for Lakewood. 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.