Los Angeles Department of City Planning

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The Office of Historic Resources’ mission is to create a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, and balanced historic preservation program for the City of Los Angeles. Upon its inception in 2006, the Office articulated the following as its key goals:
  • Complete a pioneering citywide historic resources survey
  • Achieve “Certified Local Government” status in historic preservation (approved in April 2007)
  • Integrate historic preservation fully into Los Angeles’ planning process
  • Serve as an expert resource on preservation for the Department of City Planning and for other City departments
  • Provide responsive customer service in conducting historic preservation reviews
  • Create additional incentives and creative partnerships for historic preservation