Historic Preservation has become an increasingly complex issue in the world of land-use and development. When considering any changes to a historic building, the Project applicant must take special care. The process for determining historic preservation status is slow and impacts development. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies have different levels of historic significance. While navigating the procedural process, Project applicants should consider both the California Environmental Quality Act and local preservation ordinances. The CEQA process requires a close working relationship with the project applicant and a Historical Preservation Technical Specialist. Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP has extensive experience in Historic Preservation determinations. Reuse, repair, restoration, and demolition are areas of expertise. There are numerous local, state and federal preservation incentive programs in place to encourage property owners to repair, restore, or rehabilitate historic properties.
Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP frequently advises owners and potential purchasers of historic buildings as to the many additional requirements and issues that must be considered, such as Code requirements, design guidelines, and entitlement issues.