Tag: Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

McAvoy on Preservation: Conservation starts with a story — Hollywood craftsman had one in 1940

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Telling the stories of Los Angeles through preservation of its buildings is often hard work.  There are the formal processes:  Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) guidelines and the people to implement them, nomination of individual buildings (CBS Television City and the Musician’s Union, most recently) to the Cultural Heritage Commission. Many committed people throughout the […]

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New subzone is designed to curb mansionization

New subzone is designed to curb mansionization

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Temporary zoning measures designed to protect neighborhood character and prevent building of homes too large for their lots are set to expire this summer for both Brookside and Sycamore Square. Council District Four and the City Planning Dept. are holding a public meeting to discuss proposed new R-1 subzones to replace the Interim Control Ordinances […]

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Agent co-writes series on city’s best architects

Agent co-writes series on city’s best architects

| November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

When Bret Parsons learned “one of the best homes in Hancock Park” was for sale for $595,000, he wrote to the real estate agent. When she phoned him, she was probably surprised when his mother answered, saying, “He’s in school right now… high school.” “They had a big laugh,” Parsons said last month while taking […]

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Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

Speakers talk on Miracle Mile historic preservation

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The need to prevent McMansionization and to preserve the integrity of residences in the Miracle Mile community was echoed by two-thirds of the speakers at a recent meeting. They favor an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ). The public hearing and workshop on Aug. 20, sponsored by the city’s Office of Historic Resources, drew more than […]

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Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

Preservation topic of city public workshops in Mile

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The city Office of Historic Resources is holding two public hearings this month to review a proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in the Miracle Mile and a recently completed draft of a Preservation Plan. A public workshop to review the Preservation Plan is tentatively set for Thurs., Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Temple […]

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Local resident holds reins of city Planning Dept.

Local resident holds reins of city Planning Dept.

| June 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

At the start of 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tapped a long-time Windsor Square resident to run the city’s Planning Department. Following his first several months in the position, the Chronicle sat down with planning director Vince Bertoni in his fifth floor City Hall office to talk city planning. “Twenty years in the same […]

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