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Surveys of Historic Areas of Santa Barbara

A Historic Resource Survey is a comprehensive survey that identifies all contributing and non-contributing buildings, structures, and lots in the area.  It may also include landscape, other natural features, streetscape, or other significant elements.  Typically preservation professionals contracted by the city will conduct the survey, although community members may be able to help.  Historic Resource Surveys were completed for the following neighborhoods and have been adequately documented to contain historic resources:

  • Lower Riviera Survey
  • Waterfront Survey
  • West Downtown Survey

Administrative regulations have also been created to establish local written standards and a master plan for the completion of future historic resource surveys. A process is established for advising owners of properties identified for listing as potential historic resources that their property is being considered as a potential Historic Resource, and to allow for staff approval of minor alterations to properties on the City’s Potential Historic Resources List.

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016