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West Covina

West Covina established a historic preservation ordinance in 2007 that allows for the designation of both landmarks and historic districts, though the City does require owner consent for both the designation of individual landmarks and the inclusion of properties within historic districts.  The City does not have a dedicated historic preservation commission.

West Covina’s first historic resource survey was completed in 2006 and is citywide in scope.  However, some of the city’s notable postwar era resources were less than fifty years old at the time and not identified through the survey, indicating the importance of conducting survey updates every five years. 

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): 
185
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
150
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
0
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
0
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
15
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
0
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
15
Notes: 
2006
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
0
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
0
Additional Incentives (5): 
5
Certified Local Government (5): 
0
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
0
Extra Credit (1-25): 
0
Demerit: 
0

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in West Covina, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Fabiola Wong
Principal Planner
fabiola.wong@westcovina.org
(626) 939-8760

Local Group

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If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

In addition to the ordinance linked at left, the first resource listed below is specific to West Covina. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Significant Historic Properties

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 West Covina, please let us know by emailing info@laconservancy.org.