Rancho Palos Verdes | Los Angeles Conservancy
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Rancho Palos Verdes

Rancho Palos Verdes does not currently have a historic preservation ordinance.

While there is no historic resource survey for the entire city, the postwar SeaView tract designed by master architect Paul R. Williams was surveyed in 2008-09 and identified as a potential historic district eligible for local listing.

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): 
Seaview Tract, 2009
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): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in Rancho Palos Verdes, 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:

Terry Rodrigue
Interim Director of Community Development
(310) 544-5227

Please let us know if this information is out of date.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