Shopping for help during the holidays?

We’ve received an increase in inquiries for craftsmen, tradesmen and contractors who know how to appropriately repair and restore homes in our historic districts. Just some tips as you start searching for help on the internet.

1. Make sure to review the certificate of appropriateness requirements in historic districts. Call 562-570-6864 , email LBDS@longbeach.gov  or check out in advance information at the City Planning Department to see if what you want to do needs approval. Plan to go down and visit, especially if you are planning to buy in the historic district. Better do it before . . .rather than during/after.

2. Check out the specialists that are familiar to Rose Park – from our Restoration Trade Fair. Click for Restoration Vendor List. Always a good place to start.

3. Don’t rush – it’s taken about 100 years for our homes to be this old. . .we don’t necessarily need to fix it in a day (unless of course it’s an emergency).

4. Plan to relax and enjoy – Happy Holidays!

86 NEW TREES IN ROSE PARK

Thanks to Councilmember Suja Lowenthal, Jeff Anderson Real Estate, Portfolio Coffeehouse and RPNA, 86 new trees were planted in Rose Park today.

People showed up to volunteer in droves!  We had more volunteers than ever before.  At one site the dirt was so hard that a neighbor loaned us an auger just to dig the hole.

The trees are just beautiful and will add shade and oxygen for years to come.

Thank you to all who supported this fantastic project!

TREE PLANTING