Tag: Brookside

Brookside, Sycamore Square seek protection

Brookside, Sycamore Square seek protection

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two neighborhoods were given the okay to pursue an Interim Control Ordinance to prevent teardowns of homes in their areas by the city Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) last month. If approved, Brookside and Sycamore Square would be given the protection most likely this spring, said Tom Rothmann, city planner. A land use […]

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CIM unveils revised plans for Farmers property

CIM unveils revised plans for Farmers property

| July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The ballroom at the Ebell Clubhouse set the scene for a community meeting on July 8 where revised plans were unveiled for a new residential development along Wilshire Blvd. between Rimpau and Muirfield. CIM Group—owners of the former Farmers Insurance property—presented its plans at the invitation of the Brookside and Hancock Park homeowners associations, with […]

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Brookside residents begin drive for HPOZ

Brookside residents begin drive for HPOZ

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The threat of teardowns being replaced by McMansions has prompted Brookside residents to start the process to acquire an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. In the meantime, Councilman Tom LaBonge has made a motion for an Interim Control ordinance as a temporary effort to stave off teardown permits. Jan Wieringa, chairman of the Friends of Brookside […]

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Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

Garden tour of Brookside waterway on April 26

| April 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

View seven gardens along the Brookside stream on Sun., April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Open to the public, the event is sponsored by the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society. Several houses will also be open, said co-chairmen Patricia Rye and Sandy Boeck. The tour begins at 8th St. and Longwood Ave., and follows […]

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CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brookside residents heard plans for the future of the Farmers Insurance 10-acre property from Clyde Wood and Johannes Van Tilburg, representing the CIM group, new owners of the property. The plans include converting the offices of the nine-story former headquarters building into 54 luxury condominiums, and erecting 65 single family homes and duplexes on the […]

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Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside. A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea. The recent demolition of […]

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