On Saturday, April 9th, Pasadena Heritage is offering an information seminar covering two topics: how to designate a landmark district and how to apply for the Mills Act property tax incentive.
In Pasadena, neighborhoods that are designated historic at the local (city) level are called Landmark Districts. These are areas in which historic buildings and their settings are protected by municipal zoning laws. In most cases, designation makes owners eligible for grants or tax incentives for rehabilitation projects, such as the Mills Act. (www.cityofpasadena.net/Planning/Historic_Property_Contract_Program)
But how do you know if your property or neighborhood is eligible? How do you apply for either program? In advance of the May 2nd deadline for Mills Act applications, these questions and more will be addressed. Participants will get a review of the application process, up-to-date program details, and a first-hand look at the pro’s and con’s. Speakers from the City Planning Department, County Assessors Office, and local citizens who participate in the programs will outline what to expect and what you should know before applying, with additional time included for questions and answers.