City of Palm Springs
Citywide Historic Resources Survey

  • Southern California

Palm Springs, the quintessential desert retreat known for abundant sunshine, swimming pools, and golf courses, is home to a wide variety of building types: residential, civic, commercial, and the ubiquitous motel. ARG was contracted to conduct a citywide historic resource survey. Working with City’s Planning Department, ARG carried out a citywide reconnaissance survey and assessed selected historic resources at a more intensive level, including Modernist resources constructed within the last 50 years. ARG completed State of California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) forms for 200 properties, providing detailed historical and architectural significance documentation for 50 of the 200 properties. ARG led public workshops and preservation education outreach as part of the project.