Historic Preservation Element
The Historic Preservation Element establishes a long-range vision for the protection of historic resources in the City of Santa Monica and provides implementation strategies to achieve that vision. The Element is part of the Santa Monica General Plan and it is organized into goals, objectives, and policies.
Historic preservation is an optional additional element permitted under state law. Santa Monica has adopted a Historic Preservation Element to focus attention on the preservation of historic resources and devote special consideration to planning involving these resources. With the preparation and adoption of the Element, historic preservation policies are equal to policies in any of the mandated elements.
The Historic Preservation Element is a policy guide for decision makers, City staff, and the community. It supplements the City’s Landmarks and Historic Districts Ordinance, originally adopted in 1976 and amended in 1987 and 1991.The most recent update to the Historic Preservation Element was adopted in 2002.
The most recent update to the Historic Preservation Element was adopted in 2002.