Historic Resources

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Mission, Purpose, and Authority - Historic Preservation is intended to preserve areas and specific buildings of the City of Palm Springs which reflect elements of its cultural, social, economic, political, architectural, and archaeological history.

The seven-member Palm Springs Historic Site Preservation Board, established by the Palm Springs City Council in May 1981, identifies, nominates, and recommends potential historic sites and districts to the City Council while fostering public awareness and appreciation of the City’s rich cultural and architectural

The Historic Site Preservation Board’s goals are to stabilize and improve buildings, structures or areas which are considered to be of historical, architectural, archaeological or ecological value, to foster civic beauty, to strengthen the local economy and to promote the use of specific buildings for the education and welfare of the citizens of Palm Springs. (refer to 8.05 of the Municipal Code)

***NOW AVAILABLE: Draft Citywide Historic Context Statement & Survey Findings***

Application for Historic Site Designation

Brochures: Historic Site Preservation in Palm Springs and Historic Districts in Palm Springs

Historic Preservation Regulations - PS Municipal Code Section 8.05

2004 Citywide Historic Resources Survey:  Summary Report and Master List

Historic Site Preservation Board Agendas (Latest Agenda)

 Historic Site Preservation Board Ad Hoc Subcommittee Agendas:

List of Designated Historic Sites and Districts

Planning Public Meeting Schedule




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