Historic Districts: New Processes & SOI Standards for Districts, Infill Construction, New Additions & ADU’s

This intensive, one-day workshop will delve into the issues of historic districts: their identification, contributors vs. non-contributors, designation process, design guidelines for infill construction, and new additions as they relate to the Secretary of Interior Standards for Rehabilitation.  Particular attention will be paid to contextual infill, cultural landscapes, and change in use.  Treatment for Accessory Dwelling Units related to new State transportation and affordable housing requirements of SB 1069 are also addressed.  Case studies from the region will allow attendees to examine the Secretary’s Standards relationship with materials, setting, and integrity.


Kelley Stanco, Senior Planner, City of San Diego; Ken Bernstein, AICP, Principal City Planner, Office of Historic Resources, Los Angeles; Milford Wayne Donaldson, Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; Kevin Johnson, Senior Planner ,City of Pasadena; Deborah Rosenthal, Esq., Fitzgerald, Yap, Kreditor LLP; Ione Stiegler, FAIA, Principal, IS Architecture; Vonn Marie MayPrincipal, Cultural Land Planning & Research; Julianna Delgado, MArch, PhD, AICP, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Cal Poly Pomona; Nore Winter, President, Winter & Company, Urban Design & Historic Preservation; Other speakers to be announced.

Learning Objectives

  1. Use the latest techniques in streamlining the designation process for historic districts
  2. Explore a range of issues related to historic districts, including contextual infill, cultural landscapes, accessibility requirements, and change in use
  3. Examine SB1069, the state law making Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) ministerial, in the context of historic districts
  4. Examine the Secretary of Interior Standards' relationship with materials, setting, and integrity in historic districts