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Historic Mount Olive Lutheran Church Could Become Pasadena Landmark

Published on Monday, July 18, 2022 | 5:00 am
 

The Pasadena Historic Preservation Commission will deliberate Tuesday on an application to declare the Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 1118 N. Allen Ave. as a landmark, pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code standards. 

The agenda for Tuesday’s special meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission cited Section 17.62.040.D.2, Criterion C of the Municipal Code as basis for the Department of Planning and Community Development’s recommendation to approve the application, because it embodies the distinctive characteristics of a historic resource property type, period and architectural style. 

The Planning Department is requesting the Commission to forward a recommendation to the City Council for approval of the landmark designation. The application was submitted by Mount Olive Lutheran Church, LLC., which owns the property. 

According to procedures published on the City’s website, anyone may file an application to begin the nomination process for landmark designation. Often, it is the property owner that initiates the application. 

The Planning Department first reviews the application for a nomination, and forwards it to the Historic Preservation Commission. 

If the Commission decides that the nominated cultural resource merits designation, it forwards a recommendation to the City Council. The Council usually calls a public hearing, and may approve the nomination afterwards. All approved nominations are recorded in the office of the Los Angeles County Recorder.

Members of the community may access Tuesday’s special meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission via Zoom, at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89073828360 or by calling (669) 900 6833 and using the webinar ID 890 7382 8360. 

Public comments may be sent in advance by email through mtakeda@cityofpasadena.net. Live comments are also allowed during the public meeting. 

The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. 

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