Tustin Historic Resources Survey Update

Historic Resources Survey

The City of Tustin’s Community Development Department is undertaking an update of Tustin’s previous historic resources surveys, conducted in 1990 and 2003.

This historic resources survey will update information on the 400+ properties identified in the earlier surveys as being places of social, historical, and architectural significance. It will also re-survey the entire city (with the exception of Tustin Ranch and Tustin Legacy Specific Plan areas below) to identify additional properties of potential significance.

The survey will consider all properties that will be at least 45 years of age by the project’s conclusion in 2021 – that is, all buildings, structures, objects, and sites constructed through 1976. The survey is not limited to buildings, but is restricted to what is still in existence – the former location of a now-demolished historic building, for example, is unlikely to be considered.

The overall purpose of the citywide survey update is to record and update information on potential historic resources in Tustin. No properties will receive formal historic designation as part of the survey; this is a completely separate process subject to public notification, participation, and review.

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How to Participate

Public Kickoff Meeting: March 12, 2020

***The Public Kick-Off Meeting scheduled for March 12, 2020, will be rescheduled to a later date due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements. Please go to https://www.tustinca.org/1135/How-to-Participate for a fillable form if you would like to share information regarding particular properties, share photographs or comment on the survey update.***

Please join us at a public kickoff meeting for the Historic Resources Survey Update project on March 12, 2020, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Clifton C. Miller Community Center, next to City Hall at 300 Centennial Way.

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Staff will introduce the project, and the City’s consultant, Architectural Resources Group, will give an overview of the survey process and goals. The main intent of the meeting is to allow ample opportunity for members of the community to provide historic information related to specific properties or topics, to ask questions about the project, and engage in the process.

Additional community workshop(s) and public meetings will be scheduled during the course of the survey project.


Please use this form to share historic information about a specific property, neighborhood, or topic you’d like us to know about as we begin the survey process. Hard copies of this form will also be available at the public kickoff meeting, future community workshop(s), and the City’s planning desk.

You can also contact the City directly to share information via email, EDove@tustinca.org, or phone, (714) 573-3136.