Certificate of Appropriateness Demolition Request

Who pays for the historic resource evaluation?
The applicant/property owner requesting the demolition.

Where do I find a historic resource consultant that meets the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in History or Architectural History?

When a Certificate of Appropriateness Application is submitted for the demolition of a building, structure or object at least 50 years old (or 45 years old if it is part of a non-categorically exempt “project” under CEQA), or is an eligible or designated historic landmark, the City of Whittier will solicit three competitive bids by independent historic resource consultants that meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications in history and/or architectural history. Of the three professional bids received by the City, the applicant/property owner selects the consultant who will conduct the independent evaluation. The applicant/property owner then pays the City for the full cost of the evaluation up front. The City of Whittier will then enter into a professional services agreement/contract with the consultant preparing the evaluation.

Who manages the historic resource evaluation process?
The City of Whittier Community Development Department.

How long does it take for a historic resource evaluation to be prepared?
Typically, most historic resource elevations take approximately 45 to 60 days to complete without any unforeseen circumstances.