Goals, Policies and Regulations

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Cafe La QuintaThe 2002 La Quinta General Plan established the following goal and policies related to historic preservation:
The protection of significant archaeological, historical, and paleontological resources which occur in the City.

• All reasonable efforts should be made to identify archaeological and historical resources in the City.
• Assure that identified significant archaeological and historical resources are protected.
• Educate the public about the City’s history and paleontology.
• Make all reasonable efforts to identify paleontological resources in the City.
• All reasonable efforts should be made to preserve paleontological resources identified on a site.
  They shall be professionally collected, catalogued and deposited in a recognized repository.
Historic Preservation Ordinance

LQ Hotel CasitaIn 1993, the City adopted its current Historic Preservation Ordinance establishing the City's Historic Preservation Commission and the regulations regarding the preservation, maintenance, alteration and demolition of potentially historic structures and other features. To view this Ordinance click on the following link:

If you have any questions regarding the information on this page please contact the
La Quinta Design and Development Department at 760-777-7125

Last Updated: August 1, 2018



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