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Historical Resources Regulations and Guidelines

The following table provides quick-links to the various regulations and guidelines related to the City’s Historical Resources Program:

Document Purpose
PDF icon Land Development Authorities and Advisory Boards Establishes the authority, composition and powers and duties of the Historical Resources Board.
PDF icon Designation of Historical Resources Procedures Establishes the process to identify and designate historical resources.
PDF icon Historical Resources Regulations Establishes the approvals required for development impacting historical resources, including designated and potential historical resources, historical districts, important archaeological sites and traditional cultural properties.
PDF icon Definitions Provides clear and concise definitions of words and phrases that have meanings specifically related to the Land Development Code.
PDF icon Neighborhood Development Permit Procedures Establishes the review process and findings required for development impacting specific types of historic resources, such as important archaeological sites and traditional cultural properties.
PDF icon Site Development Permit Procedures Establishes the review process and findings required for development impacting specific types of historic resources, such as designated historical resources and historical districts.
PDF icon Supplemental Neighborhood Development Permit and Site Development Permit Regulations Establishes supplemental regulations for development processing a Neighborhood Development Permit or Site Development Permit due to impacts to historical resources.
PDF icon Institutional Use Category – Separately Regulated Uses Section 141.0411 establishes the allowances and requirements for approval of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to allow uses within a designated historical resource that are not otherwise permitted by the zone.
PDF icon Historical Resources Guidelines Provide property owners, the development community, consultants and the general public with explicit guidelines for the management of historical resources located within the City of San Diego.
PDF icon Historical Resource Research Report Guidelines and Requirements Appendix E, Part 1.1 of the Historical Resources Guidelines. Establishes requirements for Historical Reports submitted in conjunction with a historic designation nomination or construction permit application.
PDF icon Historical Resource Technical Report Guidelines and Requirements ppendix E, Part 1.2 of the Historical Resources Guidelines. Establishes requirements for Historical Reports submitted in conjunction with a development permit application.
PDF icon Guidelines for the Application of Historical Resources Board Designation Criteria Appendix E, Part 2 of the Historical Resources Guidelines. Provides detailed guidance on the application of the City’s Designation Criteria.