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Redwood City Hosts Historic Preservation Workshop - Community Invited to Participate

Redwood City , CA – March 31, 2008 - Historic Preservation in Redwood City is something that is of great importance to the community. Our diverse, proud heritage and deep history is reflected in many of Redwood City’s neighborhoods and buildings, and the City works with property owners and developers to ensure that historic elements are maintained and enhanced. To further our knowledge of how best to carry out this task, Redwood City is proud to host a Historic Preservation Workshop.

  • Wednesday April 9th, 2008
    2:30 pm – 4 pm
    Historic Courtroom “A”
    San Mateo County History Museum

    2200 Broadway

 After a welcome by Mayor Rosanne Foust, Redwood City is pleased to present Marie Nelson, Survey/Local Government Coordinator in the California State Office of Historic Preservation. We are fortunate to have Ms. Nelson visit Redwood City, for her talk on the importance of historic preservation in community development, sustainability, smart growth, and “going green.” She’ll also describe the key role of determining the historic context of a community, the role of surveys for local planning purposes, and Historic Preservation’s relationship to the Historic/Conservation elements of a city’s General Plan.

Then, Mr. Matt Weintraub, of the Historic Resources Survey team in San Francisco’s Planning Department, will offer an overview on the application and use of “Historic Context Statements” which describe and define the unique characteristics and qualities of a community’s historical composition. A panel discussion, including Redwood City staff will follow the presentations, starting with a brief discussion on “Project/Design Review when Dealing with Historic Resources,” focusing on some rules of thumb and tips, and then engage in a question-and-answer period with audience members.

The community is invited to participate in this informative, stimulating, and enlightening discussion and bring their thoughts and questions on Historic Preservation to the table, to help Redwood City continue its historical preservation activities.

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Charles Jany
Redwood City Planning Department
(650) 780-7239

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