historic preservation

The juxtaposition of the historic and the modern is what creates the unique and original sense of place in today’s cities and towns. M-Group believes in championing this relationship and ensuring that our historic and cultural resources continue to play an integral role in our communities. Our preservation efforts encourage a visible continuity and distinct individuality central to a place’s past and future.

M-Group employs a systematic approach to all historic preservation projects, small, large, rural and urban alike. We understand that historic and cultural resources encompass a wide range of both tangible and intangible features and our approach remains flexible and tailored to the project at hand.

Historic and cultural resources often have strong ties to their communities. We are adept at public outreach and continuously emphasize clear and transparent communication with clients and stewards. Strong technical abilities, coupled with an understanding of the complexities of historic resources, ensures that our preservation services are both efficient and comprehensive. 

Our staff expertise in built heritage, cultural landscapes and associated policies and incentives compliments our long-term working relationships with allied professionals in a variety of fields. This gives M-Group the ability to provide robust historic preservation services for a wide variety of projects. 

Representative Projects

Town of Colma - Historic Preservation Element Update

City of Petaluma - Historic Resource Inventory Update

City of Santa Rosa - Implementation of Specific Plan

Various Bay Area Cities - CEQA Compliance and Development Review



  • Preservation Planning
  • General Plan Elements
  • Historic Contexts
  • Historic Resource Inventory
  • Historic Structure Reports
  • Cultural Landscape Reports
  • Section 106/CEQA Compliance
  • Adaptive Re-Use
  • Conformance Review
  • Consultation
  • Local, State, and National Register Nominations