On April 26, 2022 will hold a continuation of the Study Session to continue discussion on the use of substitute materials for historic properties. The Cultural Heritage Commission has held two study sessions related to discuss the matter. During the study sessions, the Commission was provided feedback from property owners, neighborhood historic preservation groups, various residents and stakeholders in the community. The Commission gave direction to staff and to return to the commission with a memo to memorialize the discussion. The memo is linked here for review: http://longbeach.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=10833475&GUID=096921CE-1FE2-46C8-8FCC-EFF569155423
On the March 29, 2022, the Cultural Heritage Commission will hold a continuation of the Study Session previously held at last month’s meeting. To view the presentation for the upcoming Study Session, please click on the link: Historic District Repair and Replacement Guidelines
On February 22, 2022, the Cultural Heritage Commission held a study session to consider a potential policy update to allow substitutes for historic material requirements for windows and siding. The Planning Bureau has heard the concerns brought forth by residents and would like to consider changes to these standards, due to multiple factors, such as: increases in material prices, supply chain impacts such as the lumber shortage, maintenance challenges and environmental impacts. To learn more, please feel free to review the presentation in advance. CHC Study Session on Historic Materials for Windows and Siding on 2-22-22.