Historic Preservation Element (Public Hearing Draft, 5/1/13)
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Preservation Incentives

To further the goals of historic preservation and to assist property owners who seek to take advantage of the value of historic preservation and rehabilitation, the City of San Clemente offers a number of local, state and federal preservation incentives.

Incentive programs available in San Clemente include historic rehabilitation tax incentives, fee waivers, parking waivers and other programs.


Offer a comprehensive system of incentive programs and assistance for property owners that preserves historic resources, provides numerous individual and public benefits and contributes to our quality of life.


HP-3.01. Assistance. We provide assistance to residents who are restoring qualified historic properties by offering them technical assistance, development incentives or identifying federal and state preservation incentives.
HP-3.02. Process. We maintain regulations, policies, and fees that support, encourage and ease the process for historic preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and adaptive reuse.
HP-3.03. Incentives. We pursue and support the use of appropriate federal, state, local, and private grants, loans, fee waivers and tax credits and relief to promote historic preservation.
HP-3.04. State Historic Building Code. We use the State Historical Building code as a regulatory incentive, where appropriate.
HP-3.05. Mills Act. We maintain the Mills Act program as an incentive for historic preservation.
HP-3.06. Public Investment. We invest public funds to purchase, protect or preserve threatened properties listed on or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

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City of San Clemente
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