Preservation ordinances

Preservation ordinances

Regulations regarding preservation. There are two kinds of statues: landmark commission ordinance and historic district ordinance. These ordinances define the architectural and historical standards of value in the area based on an architectural survey. Each sets up an agency with authority to review proposals to alter or demolish designated structures and to restrict such actions. Each provides a procedure by which decisions can be appealed by applicants, either to a higher administrative authority or zoning board, city council, or directly to a court.
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then forced to constantly amend preservation ordinances and guidelines
The number of local historic preservation ordinances nationwide mushroomed from a mere handful at midcentury (26) to more than 2,300 in 2015.
More significant was the dramatic proliferation of local preservation ordinances.
He has served as an architectural historian on many documentation projects, including those under Sections 106 and 110 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and several local preservation ordinances.
Yet even the best of preservation ordinances are impotent.
In 2012, the Beverly Hills City Council enacted the first preservation ordinance in its history, requiring a 30-day holding period for alterations to structures 45 years or older designed by a "master" architect.
were only 11 communities with local preservation ordinances, whereas by
21 that a 1994 California law exempting houses of worship from local historic preservation ordinances is constitutional.
While the city of Los Angeles has one of the oldest preservation ordinances in the nation, L.
Many cities throughout Southern California, including West Hollywood and South Pasadena, have mandatory historic preservation ordinances.
Like any teen-ager, the city has to decide whether its going to follow the rules, like the hillside and oak tree preservation ordinances or allow itself to get totally out of hand,'' said Lynne Plambeck, the first vice president of the Santa Clarita Organization for Planning the Environment.

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