Business Historic District
At the August 11, 2009 Historic Site Preservation Board (HSPB) meeting, city staff
announced that while cleaning out files they “discovered” paperwork regarding
an administratively forgotten historic district. The Las Palmas Business Historic District
was created by Palm Springs City Council Resolution No. 15858 on May 7, 1986 – more
than 23 years ago. City staff indicated that a legal review of the documentation revealed
that the historic district remains valid. The full implications of this discovery will be
the topic of the September 8, 2009 HSPB meeting. In short, the properties designated as
Class 3 and Class 4 sites under the city’s earlier preservation ordinance
are equivalent to (respectively) non-contributing and contributing properties in an
historic district. Future proposed alterations to these historic properties
(whether contributing or non-contributing) will require review by the city’s HSPB.
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