Historic Preservation Laws
Chatten-Brown & Carstens has frequently represented clients interested in preserving historic and cultural resources. CBC has protected these resources under CEQA, NEPA, the National Historic Preservation Act, and local historic preservation laws and regulations. CBC attorneys have worked with historic preservation organizations to obtain listing of historic and cultural resources on federal, state, and local registries. The firm is regular counsel for the Palm Springs Modern Committee and has represented many other preservation advocates including: California Preservation Foundation, Los Angeles Conservancy, Pasadena Heritage, Long Beach Heritage, the National Organization of Minority Architects, 20th Century Architecture Alliance, Uphold Our Heritage, Save Tara, San Marino Heritage, the Griffith Park Trust, Hollywood Heritage, Committee to Save the Hollywoodland Specific Plan, Friends of the Town and Country Center and Maritime Shoshone, Inc. CBC attorneys have lectured on historic preservation at the California Preservation Foundation and other preservation conferences. Reported preservation cases include:
- City of South Pasadena v. Rodney E. Slater (1999) 56 F.Supp.2d 1106;
- Lincoln Place Tenants Association v. City of Los Angeles (2005) 130 Cal.App.4th 1491;
- Uphold Our Heritage v. Town of Woodside (2007) 147 Cal.App.4th 587;
- Committee to Save the Hollywoodland Specific Plan v. City of Los Angeles (2008) 161 Cal.App.4th 1168; and
- Save Tara v. City of West Hollywood (2008) 45 Cal.4th 116.