December 2016

In this Month's Issue...
The Queen Mary is Getting Renovated | LA Conservancy Sues City Over New Project | Participate in the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan | and more!

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Each year, CPF educates over 3,000 of the state's preservationists and provides essential training to hundreds of local governments, non-profits and businesses. We need your support now more than ever. If you give to our new Advocacy Fund, your contribution will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous donor.

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Donate $150 or more and join for a private screening of Vertigo on February 7, 2017 at the 1911 New Mission Theater, with drinks and a special behind-the-scenes tour by members of the project team.
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CPF Workshops + Webinars

Capitalizing on Opportunity: Financial Incentives for Historic Properties

Jan 19, 2017: 9am - 4pm

A workshop for property owners, developers, preservation advocates, municipal planners to offset rehabilitation and maintenance costs. Case examples will illustrate the wide range of incentives available nationally and locally, eligibility requirements, and how to gain access to financial incentives for historic preservation. 

Learn about Façade Easements, Mills Act, Tax Credit programs, rebate offers, filming revenue, and Grants that benefit older properties.

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Out-of-the-Box Thinking: New Survey Methods, Unique Integrity Considerations

Jan. 20, 2017: 9am - 4pm

This workshop is ideal for new and mid-career professionals looking to perfect their understanding of integrity and historic resources surveys. Historians facing settings other than built resources (including districts, cultural landscapes, and nontraditional cultural resources) will also find the workshop invaluable.

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Your fees help support our organization! All registration fees make CPF's educational programming possible.
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Advocacy & News



URGENT:  Proposed Tax Reform May Threaten Historic Tax Credits

CPF joins the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Action to support retention of the Historic Tax Credit in the draft Tax Reform Bill.  Read more.


LA Conservancy Sues City over Newly Approved Retail and Housing Project

Los Angeles recently approved plans for a new, Frank Gehry-designed project on Sunset Strip. However, the LA Conservancy is asserting that the city violated CEQA by not requiring developers to incorporate a Kurt Meyer-designed bank building into its design. The developer plans to demolish the bank. See more.


On schedule and within budget, the U.S. Capital Dome has been fully restored and will be ready for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. The project took three years and was completed $450,000 under budget. CPF Annual Sponsor and 2016 Preservation Design Award winner, EverGreene Architectural Arts of New York, also worked on the historic project.

Survey Sees Benefit of Historic Preservation Across 50 U.S. Cities

A recent survey of historic assets in 50 U.S. cities suggests neighborhoods with a mixture of new and old buildings actually create more of what people want in a city. Created by the Preservation Green Lab, the Atlas of ReUrbanism examines more than 10 million buildings. Read more here.


Preservation Events


Historic Queen Mary gets $15 Million Makeover

Long Beach's Historic Queen Mary will receive a major makeover in an effort to bring more people to the retired ocean liner and develop the 45 acres adjacent to it. Los Angeles developer Urban Commons said it wanted to give the Queen Mary the luxuries of a boutique hotel, while preserving the feel of a “bygone era.” See the slated renovations here.

Participate in the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan

Every five years, the National Park Service (NPS) prepares a Statewide Historic Preservation Plan for each state recipient of a federal Historic Preservation Fund grant. NPS' Office of Historic Preservation is beginning the process of public outreach and gaining input for the next State Plan for California, which requires public input. Participate on the State Plan Survey through December 16 to help share your vision for California here.

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Do you have an event or issue that you'd like to raise awareness for? Submit your information here.

Become a California Preservation Foundation member Today!

Members enjoy many benefits as well as networking and professional development opportunities. Your membership also supports CPF in its mission to provide education and advocacy across California.

Learn more about our membership levels and benefits.


 CPF Wishes all of our Sponsors and Members a Wonderful Holiday Season and a Very Happy and Healthy New Year! 

As 2016 comes to an end, CPF is happy to report that we had a great year of serving our members and providing you with a full calendar of events and educational programs. The 2016 Annual Preservation Conference at The Presidio in May was a great success. Over 500 professionals and enthusiasts from California and abroad gathered to attend over 50 sessions, tours and special events.

Our Preservation Design Awards on September 29 at the Arboretum at Christ Cathedral in Gardena celebrated 25 winning projects and received 70 entries, a record.Preservation is more important and valued more than ever.

Thank you for making a difference and for being a supporter of CPF. We look forward to seeing you in 2017!
We thank our Annual Sponsors for supporting CPF's Educational Programs throughout the year!

Architectural Resources Group | Cody, Anderson, Wasney Architects, Inc. | ELS Architecture & Urban Design | Evergreene Architectural Arts  | Garavaglia Architecture | GPA Consulting, Inc.  | Historic Resources Group | IS Architecture  | Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. | Page & Turnbull  | Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger  | TEF Design | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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