Historic Preservation

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 Preserving our historic resources for future generations to enjoy 

The foundation of the City's historic preservation program is the Preservation Regulations, also known as the Historic Resource Management Ordinance. The Ordinance contains the procedures for designating and maintaining historic properties and establishes the duties and responsibilities of the Heritage Commission.

In addition to the Historic Resource Management Ordinance, the Historic Preservation Plan also sets forth guidelines and policies for historic preservation in the City of Burbank.

In 2009, a Historic Context Report, which documents the history of Burbank's built environment and identify periods of significance over the course of Burbank's history, was completed.

In 2014, the Los Angeles Conservancy released a County-wide Preservation Report Card, which gave Burbank a grade of A and noted the City's improvement over the past few years. Click here to read the report.

To learn more about the City of Burbank's historic preservation program, please explore the following links and pages.

Historic Signs

In Burbank, a few highly recognizable historic signs have been unofficial, yet distinct, symbols of the community. In many areas of the city, signs are all that remain of original commercial structures and businesses, as the buildings or businesses they advertised have been altered significantly, demolished, or no longer remain. As such, the City conducted a Historic Sign Survey, which is available online

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The Planning Division has put together a few fun things for children to use to learn more about the history of Burbank and the importance of historic preservation.

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You can now find the Heritage Commission on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!



Contact Information

For more information about the City of Burbank's Historic Preservation Program, please contact the Planning Division at (818) 238-5250.




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