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The City of Redlands has a long and rich history and its citizenry has always been concerned with preservation of its history by maintaining its architectural and scenic resources. In 1986 the City adopted an Ordinance that created the City's Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission which has responsibility over Historic Resources. The Commission has six citizen members and has the responsibility of implementing the duties as described in Section 2.62 of the Redlands Municipal Code. The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission meets on the 1st Thursday of each month in the City Council Chamber which is located at 35 Cajon Street. Planning Division staff are responsible for providing support to the Commission and can respond to questions on Historic and Scentic Preservation.

Designated Historic Resources List

2014 Historic and Scenic Preservation Schedule and Calendar of Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission Meetings

The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission has responsibility for the following:

Formation of Historic Districts

The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission has the primary responsibility of making a recommendation to the City Council on the formation of a Historic District. A Historic District is a geographical area that has a significant architectural enclave of historic buildings or scenic vistas. Applications for the formation of a District can be made by the City or from an individual.

Designation of Resources

Historic Designation Application

The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission has the primary responsibility of making a recommendation to the City Council on the designation of an individual structure as a Historic Resource. A structure with aesthetic, architectural, historical value which is fifty (50) years old or older may be designated as a Historic Resource. A structure with exceptional aesthetic, architectural, or historical value may be designated as a Landmark Resource.

Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

Certificate of Appropriateness Application

A COA is an application upon which the Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission makes a decision to alter, demolish, move, or subdivide a building/property which has been designated Landmark or Historic Resource by the City Council.

This means that any modification to the outside of the structure must be approved through this application.

Demolition of Designated Resources

Demolition Permit Application

Any structure designated as a Historic or Landmark Resource by the City must have a Certificate of Appropriateness for demolition approved by the Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission. This involves a Public Hearing and the Statement of Findings as defined by the Redlands Municipal Code.

Demolition of all structures over fifty (50) years old

Demolition of any structure over fifty (50) years old needs to have approval from the Historic and Scenic Commission regardless of whether it is designated or not. If you are unsure of the age of the structure please check with City staff.

Environmental Review

Some projects, especially demolitions, may require environmental review depending on the structure and the type of changes being proposed. This would mean that the Environmental Review Committee (ERC) would review the proposal and recommend that either an Environmental Impact Report or Negative Declaration be prepared.

Facts about Historic Preservation in Redlands

Historic and Scenic Preservation Design Manual part1, part2, part3

Some projects do not require review from the Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission, however it is best to coordinate with staff before proceeding forward. The following is a list of projects which do not typically require review from the Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission:

  • Alterations to the inside of any structure, including designated structures.
  • Landscaping unless specifically designated. 
  • Outside alterations to structures which are less then fifty (50) years old. 
  • Outside alterations to structures over fifty (50) years which are not designated. 
  • Painting of a building

This is a brief introduction to Historic Presentation and does not contain all the details involved with every issue. For this reason it is very important to coordinate with staff on any potential project.  Our staff is dedicated to serving the public and we are here to help. Please feel free to contact any staff member with questions or concerns.

 

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Yesterday

  1. Pajama Story Time
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 22nd
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Pajama Story Time each Tuesday evening. We will have great stories read aloud to the kids.

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Today

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Tomorrow

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

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  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, April 25th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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  2. Movies in the Park - "Planes"
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Friday, April 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • The City of Redlands Development Services Department and the Recreation Division of the Quality of Life Department will continue the popular Movies in the Park series with Disney’s “Planes” and Sony Picture Animation’s “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” on Friday, April 25, and Friday, May 30, at Ed Hales Park in historic Downtown Redlands, on the corner of 5th and State streets.
      Each event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include children’s craft projects and entertainment from the 6th Street School of Music, Frugal Frigate Children’s Bookstore, Seed and Kissui. The movies will begin at dusk. These events are free to the public. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair and enjoy family entertainment with your friends and neighbors in historic downtown Redlands.
      For more information, please call the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572 or visit us on the web at www.cityofredlands.org.

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Saturday, April 26th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Sixth Annual Community Day of Service
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to turn out April 26 for the Sixth Annual Day of Service, sponsored by the City of Redlands, the Redlands Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands, but there’s still need for more volunteers. This year volunteers will be working on community projects in four separate areas and, for the first time, expanding to the City of Highland.
      Volunteers will spread out weeding, planting, mulching, painting and repairing at Heritage Park on Orange Avenue, between Nevada and Iowa streets, the site of last year’s massive volunteer effort; Israel Beal Park, on River View Drive, south of the Santa Ana River Wash and west of Orange Street; the east end of Redlands Boulevard, along the median and the roadside; and Highland Community Park in Highland.
      The Volunteer Day of Service has become an annual event, after the stunning success of past years. Planning takes nearly a year with the City and the Redlands Service Club Council in partnership with Mormon Helping Hands.
      Along the two-mile stretch of Redlands Boulevard, volunteers will clean up and replace plants in the median, plant trees, mulch the median and shoulders and pick up trash. The City prepared for the project more than a week ago, contracting to trim all the trees along the stretch of road.
      At Israel Beal Park volunteers will remove weeds and tree stumps and replant areas of the park.
      At Heritage Park, volunteers have already begun working on irrigation in preparation for Saturday’s efforts, which will add concrete borders and decomposed granite in picnic areas and lay 20,000 square feet of sod.
      At Highland Community Park volunteers will replace the baseball infield, repair and repaint backstops and repair trash receptacles.
      The Redlands Service Club Council was formed in 2008 to offer assistance to the City through cooperative work projects and capital improvements. Working with the City’s Quality of Life Department, the Service Club Council made renovation of Sylvan Park its first major project for 2009. Since then the Service Club Council and Mormon Helping Hands have taken on increasingly ambitious projects at Prospect Park, the Redlands Bowl, landscaping the Redlands Boulevard median, and last year, creating an entire park in a day at Heritage Park.
      Individuals, families, community groups, businesses and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the workday. For information or to sign up, visit www.redlandsservice.org or contact City of Redlands Volunteer Services Coordinator Elizabeth Marin at (909) 798-7540.

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  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

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  4. Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • On April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Redlands Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its eighth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Redlands Police Annex, 30 Cajon St. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
      Last October, Americans turned in 324 tons (over 647,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 4,114 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. When those results are combined with what was collected in its seven previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 3.4 million pounds—more than 1,700 tons—of pills.
      This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
      DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or their family member or pet owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.

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  5. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Free Saturday Craft Day with Miss Didi and her helpers. "April Showers Bring May Flowers" is the theme this month. Please call the YRR at (909) 798-7674 for more information and to sign up. All ages are welcome to attend!

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Monday, April 28th

  1. Environmental Review Committee
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Monday, April 28th
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Tuesday, April 29th

  1. Pajama Story Time
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 29th
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Pajama Story Time each Tuesday evening. We will have great stories read aloud to the kids.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Wednesday, April 30th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 30th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, May 1st

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission
  4. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, May 1st
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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