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Re: Can a Historic Building be taken down by the property owner?

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One cannot demolish any building without a demo permit and unless someone at the City is asleep a permit will not be given.
One of my clients, an owner in Santa Monica  has been trying for several years to demo a theater which was badly damaged in the '94 event. He has hired some of the best known historic experts as well as structural experts in the country  as well as the best attorneys, over the past couple of years. They may compromise and let him demo all but the front 5 ft. or so.
Stan Scholl, P.E.
Laguna Beach, CA
On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:14:33 -0800 "Dennis Wish" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)> writes:

Just a short question! If a building is entered onto a City’s historic registry, can the private owner of that building and property choose to sell the property and demolish the building or is it protected from demolition by the consent of the City?



Dennis S. Wish, PE

California Professional Engineer

Structural Engineering Consultant


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