Planning & Community Development Administrator
Historic Preservation Regulations
Arcadia Development Code Section 9103.17 (Effective May 7, 2021 under Ordinance No. 2375)
News Release- Arcadia Adopts Historic Preservation Ordinance (April 8, 2019)
Ordinance No. 2359 - Historic Preservation Ordinance (Adopted April 2, 2019)
City-wide Historic Context Statement
Historic Preservation Guide
Historic Resources Consultant List
Historic Landmark - Application fee waived for the first 10 applications received
Mills Act Application packet & Financial Analysis Spreadsheet - Application fee waived for the first 10 applications received
Alterations to Designated Landmarks:
Certificate of Appropriateness - Major
Certificate of Appropriateness- Minor
March 19, 2019 City Council Meeting
February 19, 2019 City Council Meeting
February 19, 2019 City Council Meeting - Public Hearing Item 9a- Historic Preservation
The City retained Architectural Resource Group, Inc. (ARG) in July of 2015 to prepare the City's first comprehensive Citywide Historic Context Statement and conduct an intensive-level survey of all the properties within the city limits that were constructed through 1970 (or all the properties that are 45 years of age or older at the time of the survey).
Based on the evaluation, a total of 189 potential historic resources, including 165 potential individual buildings, 11 potential historic districts, and 12 potential non-building resources (structures, objects and sites) were documented through the survey. The historic resources survey does not designate properties under the federal (National Register), state (California Register), and local (City of Arcadia) designation programs. Although a survey provides recommendations regarding the eligibility of a property, no actual designation results directly from the process.
Based on the survey, a Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance was released in October of 2017, and community meetings were held to discuss the Ordinance in November of 2017. Since there was a great deal of confusion as to the intent and content of the Draft Ordinance, a Fact Sheet was published in March of 2018 to answer many of the questions asked.
In response to feedback and after evaluation of the Ordinance, revisions are being proposed to the Draft Historic Preservation Ordinance. A one page summary of these changes is provided below, as well as the full text of the revised Draft Ordinance with redlines. Feedback can be provided by emailing Planning@ArcadiaCA.gov . Also, please refer back to this page for information about meetings and additional details on this topic.
Public Hearing Notice – City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Public Hearing Notice – City Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2019- Chinese
January 8, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting
Postcard Informing All Property Owners of Upcoming Public Hearings
Postcard Informing All Property Owners of Upcoming Public Hearings(Chinese)