Citywide Historic Resource Survey

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Historic Context Statements and Surveys are planning tools for understanding, identifying, evaluating and protecting the City’s historical resources. Context Statements provide the foundation for successful survey work. They provide an analytical framework for identifying and evaluating resources by explaining the broad patterns of historical development of a community that are represented by the physical development and character of the built environment.

Historic Surveys are intended to identify potentially significant properties, provide information needed to make informed planning decisions, prioritize preservation goals and objectives, and increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for the built environment. Conducting a Survey involves archival research, development of a historic context, field survey and recording of information.

The goal of the City of Coronado’s Historic Context Statement and Survey project is to develop these tools for use in the City’s Historic Preservation Program. Currently, the Coronado Municipal Code requires any structure in the City that is 75 or older to be reviewed for historic significance as a Historic Resource prior to demolition of any original features that are visible from the street right of way. This essentially results in any structure that is 75 or older being considered “potentially historic” and results in confusion regarding what type of development is allowed. Upon adoption of the completed Historic Context Statement and Survey, the number of “potentially historic” properties in the City would be narrowed down to only those properties identified in the Survey, providing clarity to the public and more certainty regarding whether a property may qualify as a Historic Resource.

The City has contracted with Dudek, an environmental planning firm based in Encinitas, to complete the Historic Context Statement and Survey project. Throughout that project, this webpage will be used to provide updates on status and opportunities for engagement.

Historic Context Statements and Surveys are planning tools for understanding, identifying, evaluating and protecting the City’s historical resources. Context Statements provide the foundation for successful survey work. They provide an analytical framework for identifying and evaluating resources by explaining the broad patterns of historical development of a community that are represented by the physical development and character of the built environment.

Historic Surveys are intended to identify potentially significant properties, provide information needed to make informed planning decisions, prioritize preservation goals and objectives, and increase the public’s understanding of and appreciation for the built environment. Conducting a Survey involves archival research, development of a historic context, field survey and recording of information.

The goal of the City of Coronado’s Historic Context Statement and Survey project is to develop these tools for use in the City’s Historic Preservation Program. Currently, the Coronado Municipal Code requires any structure in the City that is 75 or older to be reviewed for historic significance as a Historic Resource prior to demolition of any original features that are visible from the street right of way. This essentially results in any structure that is 75 or older being considered “potentially historic” and results in confusion regarding what type of development is allowed. Upon adoption of the completed Historic Context Statement and Survey, the number of “potentially historic” properties in the City would be narrowed down to only those properties identified in the Survey, providing clarity to the public and more certainty regarding whether a property may qualify as a Historic Resource.

The City has contracted with Dudek, an environmental planning firm based in Encinitas, to complete the Historic Context Statement and Survey project. Throughout that project, this webpage will be used to provide updates on status and opportunities for engagement.

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