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The City of Paso Robles has a rich and interesting history. The historic origins of the City date back to the mid-to-late19th century. The City is fortunate to have many historic buildings, landmarks, and some cases districts, that remain in the present time. These historic treasures help shape the community’s character and continue Paso Robles’ legacy. To help preserve these resources, the City Council established a goal to update the current City-wide Historic Inventory and establish a Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Toward this end, the City has prepared a Historic Resources Survey and has drafted a Historic Preservation Ordinance. Now that the research is complete, the City is ready to take the program through the public review and hearing process.

PDF DocumentQualified Historic Preservation Consultants List

PDF DocumentHistoric Resources Survey [pdf:1.9mb/165pp]

PDF DocumentHistoric Resources Inventory

PDF DocumentHistoric Preservation Ordinance (Final)


On December 9, 2008, Historic Resources Group conducted the first in a series of Historic Preservation Training sessions for the Paso Robles Planning Commission, City Council, City staff, and interested community members.

These sessions were intended to present background information and establish precedent for the development of a preservation ordinance for the City of Paso Robles.

Training Slideshow Presentations

Historic Preservation Training (Presentation)Download Session 1 -
Historic Preservation Training

December 9, 2008

"The first session included a review of existing preservation language and procedures in the Paso Robles General Plan and Zoning Ordinance, and an overview of the components of an effective preservation ordinance. The session also included an opportunity for community feedback on the status of historic preservation in the city, and the primary goals for the preservation ordinance." More information on Session 1.

Historic Preservation Training (Session 2)Download Session 2 -
Historic Preservation Training

March 24, 2009

"Historic preservation ordinances are the primary tool used to protect historic resources in a community.1 Every local government in California has the authority to adopt a local ordinance which provides regulations applicable to historic properties. Because every community has different types of historic resources, populations, development pressures, etc., each local government should create a local historic preservation ordinance that best suits the needs and views of its community. The ordinance should enhance and expand upon existing preservation language found in the City’s General Plan and Municipal Code."  More information on Session 2.

Historic Preservation Training (Session 2)Download Session 3 -
Historic Preservation Training

May 26, 2009

More information on Session 3.

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