Historic Preservation

Historic preservation has become increasingly complex and thorny issue in the land-use development world. Often times, the The building in question is a legitimate historic resource and care must be taken when affecting any changes or additions. Unfortunately, too often it seems that the preservation issue is simply being used as another tool to slow down or stop development.  We have seen it all.   The firm has extensive land-use experience related to historic preservation issues, whether it be reuse and repositioning, minor or major improvements or additions, or demolition.  Often times it is both the California environmental quality act as well as local preservation ordinances that must be considered as a whole in order to find a procedural way forward.  Our office frequently advises owners and potential purchasers of historic buildings as to the many additional requirements and issues that must be considered.