Neighborhood (Residential) Historic Districts
Preservation organizations expend a great deal of time and effort protecting individual
buildings at risk. While such efforts are necessary, “reactive preservation”
means we are constantly playing defense. In an effort to be pro-active the Palm Springs
Preservation Foundation is aggressively pursuing the creation of neighborhood historic
districts in Palm Springs.
Successful efforts to create historic districts in other cities have typically required
the support and leadership of local elected officials. In recognition of this reality, on
December 2, 2008 the PSPF sent a letter to each of the Palm Springs city council members
expressing our strong support for neighborhood historic districts. More importantly, the
PSPF provided specific and positive recommendations to accomplish that aim.