Burbank officials are pursuing regulations that would allow for historical districts after the city's first residential landmark was approved last year.
Residents Greg Rehner and Kirk Solomon — owners of the historical landmark Rock House — asked the Heritage Commission last week to explore incorporating historic-district guidelines into an updated Preservation Regulations ordinance.
Rehner and Solomon will be working with the subcommittee formed by the commission to research a possible historic district ordinance.
The process, spurred by the designation of the Rock House as a Burbank historical landmark and the City Council agreeing to provide property tax breaks to owners of historic sites, may lead to the protection of many more historic Burbank homes, supporters said.
"People are looking to maintain the character of their neighborhoods," said Amanda Klotzsche, assistant planner for the city. "An ordinance like this would provide protections for a neighborhood as a whole."
The Los Angeles Conservancy Report in 2008 gave Burbank a "C-minus" due to its lack of landmarks and property-tax-break-related incentives such as those designated under the Mills Act.