Pasadena has many protections in place for its historic resources. The city became a Certified Local Government in 1986, indicating its strong commitment to a professionalized preservation program.
Pasadena has a strong historic preservation ordinance and has designated over 100 local landmarks and several historic districts.
The city does not require owner consent to designate landmarks. In addition to designated landmarks, the city extends preservation protections and review to local resources listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Incentives include the popular Mills Acts property tax abatement program, as well as parking requirement waivers and variances for historic resources aimed at facilitating their adaptive reuse.
Pasadena has created several context statements and related surveys for various areas and building types throughout the city.
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If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Pasadena, we suggest the following resources:
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Most of the following resources are specific to Pasadena. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.
Historic Preservation Ordinance
Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)
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