At the Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Dennis Herbert and Gretchen Swanson, RPNA Board Members attended February’s Cultural Heritage Commission meeting. Two neighborhood applications were presented. One in Rose Park and one in Rose Park South both for garages. Both were approved – but with conditions. You can find the meeting minutes with the decision details – once they are posted.   There is a move to have suitable off-street parking but keep these secondary structures in accordance with the Historic District guidelines and the Secretary of the Interior’s guidance in these matters.

The commission meetings are informative – and for those who are contemplating a change to their home’s footprint or some other exterior modification it would be well worth it to attend to see how these applications are reviewed.



Two Events for Owners of Historic Property or Property in a Historic District

The City of Long Beach is accepting applications for the Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program. All potential applicants must attend the Pre-Application Workshop. The applications are processed once a year, during the application period. For questions re: Mills Act 562-570-6437 or email

Pre-Application Workshop – Saturday Feb. 25th 10:30am at Jenny Oropeza Community Center, located at Cesar E. Chavez Park, 401 Golden Ave.

Application Workshop – Saturday March 4, 2017 10:30am at Dana Neighborhood Library Meeting Room, 3630 Atlantic Ave.