Santa Monica On-Call Historic Preservation Consultant

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Since 2002, ESA has served as the on-call historic preservation consultant for the historically-rich city of Santa Monica. In this role, we have provided services for a wide variety of patterns, trends and events, persons and places, and builders and architects that have historical significance in the city.
Most often, we have been called upon to perform site-specific surveys and architectural plan reviews for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance on properties that demonstrate potential historic and/or architectural significance. Specific services have also included:
• Design recommendations using the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
• Structure of Merit assessments
• Preliminary assessments
• Landmark reports
• Plan review
• Adaptive reuse
• Mitigation to reduce potential impacts
• Representation on behalf of the City on historic issues at public hearings when necessary

Specialized Services

  • Historic landscape surveys and assessments
  • Historic resources assessment and management
  • Historical investigations, documentation, and plans
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • National Register, California Register, and local landmark nominations

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