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Landmark status for Miracle Mile building moves forward

Landmark status for Miracle Mile building moves forward

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission voted last month to consider the Berger-Winston apartment building, located in the Miracle Mile at 744 S. Ridgeley Dr., as an Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM). Constructed in 1937, the property was designed in the Chateauesque style by the first female licensed architect in Los Angeles, Edith Northman. Testifying in support […]

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Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

Canopy of trees threatened by sidewalk repair

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the City of Los Angeles continues to roll out a long-range plan to fix the city’s buckling sidewalks, Windsor Village resident Julie Stromberg asks: Who’s looking out for the trees? At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council’s (GWNC) June 19 Transportation Committee meeting, Stromberg, committee chair, invited Gayle Greenberg, representing the Bureau of Engineering, to […]

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Hancock Park: small-lot homes ready for sale

Hancock Park: small-lot homes ready for sale

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hancock Park’s newest residential development, featuring seven three-story single family homes, is set to hit the market later this month. To get a sneak peek, the Chronicle met with developer Guy Penini and real estate broker Diana Knox for a pre-release tour. Located at 4701 Wilshire Blvd., The Sevens is a collection of small-lot homes […]

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SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

SB 1818: How a state law is reshaping Larchmont

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of Larchmont Village residents continues to campaign against a new 52-unit mixed-use development planned for the corner of Beachwood Dr. and Melrose Ave. that is working its way through the planning process. At the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council (GWNC) board meeting last month, Tracey Clarke, organizer of the opposition campaign, asked board members […]

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Brookside considers its preservation options

Brookside considers its preservation options

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Before further pursuing an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), residents attending the May 18 Brookside Homeowners Association community meeting were asked to consider seeking adoption of one of the city’s new single-family (R1) variation zones. An example cited by city staff was the new R1 Rear-Mass Variation Zone (R1R), at the lowest lot coverage (R1R3), […]

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Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

Mixed-use project divides Larchmont Village neighbors

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Several neighbors expressed dissatisfaction during a May 9 Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association (LVNA) semi-annual meeting in regards to both a new mixed-use development working its way through the planning process, and the support the neighborhood association gave to the project. The frustrated residents allege the development was “rubber-stamped” by the LVNA board without the neighborhood […]

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