Historic Preservation Ordinance Update

The City Council has directed City staff to update the City’s Historic Preservation Ordinance to address community concerns and ensure that it reflects best practices in the field of historic preservation.  Below is a link to view the current ordinance and other historic preservation-related sections of the Zoning Code as well as information about the ordinance update process.  Everyone is encouraged to review the current ordinance and provide comments on changes that you believe should be made to the ordinance.  Staff will provide all comments received to the decision-makers for consideration during the update process. See below for information about a virtual informational workshop that will be held to provide a summary of the current ordinance provisions and changes that may be considered.

Informational Workshop

On July 1, 2020, staff conducted an informational workshop to summarize the current Historic Preservation Ordinance, answer questions and receive comments.

To review the workshop or the Power Point (without workshop audio/video), click one of the links below.

Watch Workshop Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Public Hearings

Following the informational workshop, public hearings will be held before the Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Commission and City Council to review the proposed updates and receive additional public comments.  Dates and links will be added on this web page when they are scheduled.


Historic Preservation Commission Public Hearing
Date:  August 4, 2020
Time:  3:00 pm
Agenda (agenda will be posted on July 31, 2020 and will include a link to join the hearing):
https://www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/historic-preservation-commission
Public Comment Soft Deadline: Although public comment will be taken throughout the update process, in order for staff to have sufficient time to adequately consider suggested amendments in advance of this meeting, we would appreciate initial comments to be provided by Monday July 13, 2020.

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Staff Contact

For more information or questions, please contact
Kevin Johnson, Senior Planner
at kevinjohnson@cityofpasadena.net.