Historic Context Statement

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Draft Historic Context Statement Available for Review!

The Draft Citywide Historic Context Statement will be presented for review at the Historic Preservation Commission Study Session on January 18, 2018. The Commission will be completing a focused review over the next 30 days. Comments from you are also welcome. The deadline to submit comments on the Draft Historic Context Statement is February 12, 2018.

What is a context statement you may ask?

A robust historic context is the foundation for identifying, evaluating, and handling historic properties, which will help us make land use decisions. Historic contexts differ from other types of narrative histories because they identify important themes in history and then show how those themes relate to our existing historic properties.

The Draft Historic Context Statement is specific to Monrovia and will be used to identify historic architectural themes that are unique to our history. It will also show us how themes within the region are exemplified in Monrovia’s built environment. It will tell us what themes are at play here. We will use the historic context statement to identify existing properties and districts that display each theme. This includes development patterns, cultural topics, or architectural trends.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, but still want to participate in reviewing the Draft Citywide Historic Context Statement, the links below will take you to the past community presentations, the Historic Preservation Commission study session materials, as well as the Draft Citywide Historic Context Statement.

The review process is not over. The final draft of the Citywide Historic Context Statement will be reviewed at future Historic Preservation Commission and City Council meetings. Please stay tuned for those meeting details, which we will post here. You are also more than welcome to submit your written comments directly to the Planning Division at planning@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

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