Redondo Beach | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (clockwise from upper left): Eagles Lodge courtesy GPA Consulting; Sign by Ryan Mason on Flickr; Veterens Park Community Centeby Tamara Evans on Flickr; Pier by calamity_hane on Flickr

Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach’s commitment to historic preservation is easy to see in this South Bay city, where historic structures from the city’s early days as a seaside resort community continue to shape its character.

The city has been a Certified Local Government since 1990 and has a variety of protections and incentives available as part of its historic preservation program.

Redondo Beach has designated numerous landmarks as well as two historic districts.

Incentives include the popular Mills Acts property tax abatement program as well as historic property variances and development standards aimed at facilitating the adaptive reuse of historic structures.

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): 
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 Redondo Beach, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Stacey Kinsella
Associate Planner
(310) 318-0637

Express your interest and ask about opportunities, particularly in helping to create a preservation ordinance if the city doesn't have one.

Local Group

Redondo Beach Historical Society

Visit their website to learn more about their work and find direct contact information.

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at or (213) 623-2489.

Most of the following resources are specific to Redondo Beach. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Designated Local Landmarks

Mills Act Application Process

Historic Preservation Documents

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 Redondo Beach, please let us know by emailing