Archive for November 2016

A Solution to Simplify Historic Preservation Rules

If you own a property in Laguna Beach built before 1955, you must be concerned about the impact of the new proposed historic preservation ordinance on your property rights. Simple remodels to homes of that age are now potentially “historic” by city standards. You may have to hire an historian to prove to the city…

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Hearings Begin on Reworked Historic Preservation Rules

Long-anticipated revisions to the city’s historic preservation rules will be presented by city planners to the Design Review Board on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., in the City Council Chambers. The Heritage Committee wrapped up a years-long study of the ordinance Sept. 28. While the focus of the current meeting is to discuss the…

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