The Pompeii de Las Palmas (PDLP) complex is a nine-unit property located in the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood. Originally constructed in 1964 as apartments, the complex was converted to condominiums in 1969. The PDLP complex is a beautiful example of modernist architecture in the quirky Roman Revival style. Possibly of more importance, the PDLP complex is an excellent example of a vanishing and endangered building type: the “small” seasonal rental property or hotel/apartment.
On April 1, 2015 the Palm Springs city council voted 4-1 (with Pougnet, Foat, Hutcheson and Lewin supporting) to approve the creation of the Pompeii de Las Palmas (PDLP) Historic District. PSPF President Erik Rosenow and two PDLP homeowners mad public comment in support of the designation. PDLP becomes the city of Palm Springs’ fourth historic district.
On March 10, 2015 the city of Palm Springs’ Historic Site Preservation Board met and voted 6-1 to forward a proposed resolution to the city council to create the PDLP historic district.
On January 8, 2015 PSPF delivered the PDLP Historic District nomination to the city’s Planning Department.
On May 22, 2014 PSPF was provided with various documents of owner support indicating that more than two-thirds of the PDLP owners supported pursuing historic district status.
On March 24, 2014 PSPF was notified by a representative of the Pompeii de Las Palmas Homeowners Association that during their annual meeting (on March 1, 2014) the Pompeii de Las Palmas Homeowners Association had voted unanimously to pursue the historic district designation of their condominium complex.