Reviews that come in to play when a property is sold or remolded or torn down? Make the property owner foot the bill.
The City of Pacific Grove is going to pay a consultant more than $40,000 to get a better handle on the city’s historic buildings. The P.G. City Council voted Wednesday night to spend $42,400 to prepare an “historic context statement,” which will include describing how the city’s architecture evolved.
While spending $40,000 on a report in a city that is having severe financial troubles may seem superfluous, Burgess said in the long run, the report could save money for the city and residents, who must fork over from $200 to $1,000 for a historic evaluation.