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ORDINANCE NO. 2359 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, <br /> CALIFORNIA AMENDING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF ARTICLE IX, <br /> CHAPTER 1 OF THE ARCADIA MUNICIPAL CODE (THE <br /> "DEVELOPMENT CODE"), WITH AN EXEMPTION UNDER THE <br /> CALIFORNIA ENVRIONMENTAL QUALITY ACT ("CEQA"), TO <br /> IMPLEMENT A HISTORIC PRESERVATION ORDINANCE <br /> WHEREAS, in 2015, the City Council of the City of Arcadia voted to conduct a <br /> Citywide Historic Resources Survey and retained Architectural Resources Group <br /> ("ARG"), Inc. to prepare the City's first comprehensive Citywide Historic Context <br /> Statement and an intensive-level survey of all the properties within the city limits. <br /> Approximately 16,800 parcels were surveyed from the public right-of-way, with the <br /> exception of those properties that were built after 1970. The time threshold of 50 years of <br /> age (or at least 45 years of age at the time of Survey) was used because it is a benchmark <br /> set by the National Park Service for properties under consideration for the National <br /> Register of Historic Places; and <br /> WHEREAS, after the survey was completed, in 2016, the City Council voted to <br /> draft a Historic Preservation Ordinance (the "Project") that established a method of <br /> protecting the resources and potential historic districts identified in the Survey. The survey <br /> list originally identified 189 potential historic resources, including 165 potential individual <br /> buildings, 11 potential historic districts (which included 1,957 buildings), and 12 non- <br /> building resources; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City shared the survey results within the community over the <br /> course of two years, and held four community meetings from 2016 until 2018. Several <br /> study sessions were held with the City Council to discuss the proposed changes to the <br /> 1 <br />