Director's DeterminationDirector's Determination of Ineligibility for Landmark Designation Administrative Guidelines In order for property owners to have certainty relative to the historic status of their property, Beverly Hills Municipal Code Section 10-3-3204 requires a procedure whereby the Director of Community Development has the authority to determine that a property is, at a certain time, ineligible for designatio
List of Master ArchitectsThe List of Local Master Architects is an official list maintained by the City of Beverly Hills that includes those individuals and firms that are now known to have contributed to creating the built environment in Beverly Hills. This list is used to assist in the identification and evaluation of properties throughout the city for historical significance.
Historic Preservation OrdinanceThe City's historic preservation ordinance was developed by the Planning Commission over the course of three meetings. The City Council then conducted a first and second reading of the ordinance before adopting it on January 24, 2012. Click on the links below to download the ordinance and the City Council and Planning Commission reports.
Historic Preservation DocumentsThe following links can be used to determine whether a property has been surveyed for its potential as a historic resource. Information on architects and builders for several properties in the City is also provided. Past Historic Resource Surveys The City has conducted three Historic Resource Surveys in the past. These surveys are currently being compiled. The final reports for these surveys ar
Historic Resource SurveysThe City of Beverly Hills Community Development Department is undertaking its citywide historic resources survey to identify places of social, historical, and architectural significance. For additional information, please visit www.beverlyhills.org/historicsurvey
Historic Plaques ProgramHistoric Plaque Program Owners of historical properties that have been designated by the City of Beverly Hills as either a Historic Landmark or a Contributing Resource within a City-designated Historic District, as listed in the Beverly Hills Register of Historic Properties, are eligible to apply for a Beverly Hills Historic Property Plaque. The Plaque is to be placed on the exterior façade of the
Historic Preservation Consultant ListThe consultant list has been assembled to assist individuals seeking the professional services of an experienced historian, architectural historian, historic preservationist, or historic architect to conduct historic resources survey assessments, prepare City landmark nominations, or assist with the rehabilitation of a historic building.
Historic Incentives PermitHistoric Incentives Permit The Historic Incentives Permit would allow the Planning Commission to modify development standards that would otherwise apply to all types of historic properties, including single-family residential, multi-family residential, and commercial. Types of incentives include waivers from any number of zoning regulations based on the needs of each project, considered on a case-