In 1962, The City of Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Ordinance was enacted and made possible the designation of buildings and sites as individual local landmarks, called “Historic-Cultural Monuments” in Los Angeles. The City currently has over 1,000 Historic-Cultural Monuments, providing official recognition and protection for Los Angeles’ most significant and cherished historic resources.Historic-Cultural Monument designation is reserved for those resources that have a special aesthetic, architectural, or engineering interest or value of a historic nature. The Cultural Heritage Ordinance establishes criteria for designation; these criteria are contained in the definition of a Monument in the Ordinance. A historical or cultural monument is any site (including significant trees or other plant life located thereon), building, or structure of particular historical or cultural significance to the City of Los Angeles, such as historic structures or sites:in which the broad cultural, political, economic, or social history of the nation, state, or community is reflected or exemplified; orwhich are identified with historic personages or with important events in the main currents of national, state, or local history; orwhich embody the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period, style, or method of construction; orwhich are a notable work of a master builder, designer, or architect whose individual genius influenced his or her age.A proposed resource may be eligible for designation if it meets at least one of the criteria above.Designation as an Historic-Cultural Monument:Recognizes the building, structure, site, or plant life as important to the history of the city, state, or nation;Provides eligibility for the Mills Act program, providing a Historical Property Contract that can result in a property tax reduction;Permits use of the California Historical Building Code;Allows property owners to purchase and display a plaque showing that the property has Historic-Cultural Monument status;Requires Cultural Heritage Commission review for proposed exterior and interior alterations in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, the nationally accepted criteria for evaluating change to historic properties;Allows the Cultural Heritage Commission to object to the issuance of a demolition permit for 180 days, with an additional 180 day extension possible upon approval of the City Council, thereby granting up to 360 days stay of demolition in order to evaluate preservation alternatives;Activates the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) which protects historic buildings from adverse impacts without environmental review (see the State Office of Historic Preservation document on CEQA and historical resources)Entitles Historic-Cultural Monument owners to technical assistance in complying with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties;Fosters civic pride in neighborhoods and business districts and helps develop a sense of place and time.For additional information, please visit the Office of Historic Resources website.

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