The normal process whereby a landmark is designated is as follows:
- An owner may submit a request for designation directly to the City, or the City Council may refer a designation recommendation to the Cultural Heritage Commission.
- To submit a request, an owner prepares or hires someone to prepare a historical report regarding the significance of a landmark and submits the necessary application to the Planning Department.
- Staff presents a recommendation regarding the designation to the Cultural Heritage Commission.
- The Commission reviews the significance of the landmark and makes a recommendation as to whether or not designation is appropriate and warranted.
- The Commission's recommendation is reviewed and considered by the City Council.
- If found significant, the City Council adopts a resolution to officially designate the landmark.