Since 1977, our advocacy efforts have had a profound impact on the community and historic preservation has greatly contributed & our city's economic health and the revitalization of many of our neighborhoods.
Today, we remain heavily involved in urban and cultural heritage issues through a variety of activities:
- We identify and nominate individual landmarks and landmark districts.
- We monitor the preservation of our National Register listed properties.
- We work closely with developers and property owners on rehabilitation, adaptive and infill projects.
- We maintain a significant preservation easement program with over 80 properties.
- We hold regular workshops to help property owners, architects, and realtors understand technical issues, policy and code questions, and explore financial incentives.
- We maintain a free, online list of member-referred professional tradespeople.
How can you help?
The greatest help comes from your active participation in the public process and by becoming a member of Pasadena Heritage.
As a member, you receive regular preservation updates through our quarterly newsletter, alerting you to projects and policy developments that impact you most.
You also receive significant discounts to our many events, including tours, lectures, and technical workshops, where you can learn about why our historic properties are important and how to protect them.
We also encourage you to follow the projects reviewed weekly by the Historic Preservation Commission, the Design Commission, and the Planning Commission in addition to City Council issues.
Commission Agendas and Staff Reports are posted on the City Planning Department website every Thursday : ww2.cityofpasadena.net/planning/meetings/notices.asp