CITY HALL — A second house has been listed for possible historic landmark status in Burbank — only the second since city officials established preservation laws in 1994.
Owners of the two-story wood frame farm house built in 1910 at 834 E. Magnolia Ave. have submitted the application as City Hall works to cut some of the red tape that officials say may be keeping other properties from entering the pipeline.
“If I ever have to sell it, I don’t want to see someone take it down,” said Marlene Burton, who owns the house with her husband, Kent. “I would love to see it preserved.”
The City Council next week is scheduled to hear proposed changes to the historic preservation ordinance that would make it easier to research the historical significance of a building, even without owner consent — a change that would move Burbank closer to the rules in place at other cities.