Tag: HPOZ

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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McAvoy on Preservation: Preservation policies are strong, leadership is lacking

McAvoy on Preservation: Preservation policies are strong, leadership is lacking

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

We have a process, but . . . How do we as citizens help to preserve the iconic individual structures and significant historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Seems a simple question, right? Provide processes for protection and make sure that advocates and the city work together to achieve preservation goals in adopted plans and policies. Make […]

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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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History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

History will be made in Miracle Mile, probably

| December 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Miracle Mile has hit a bump on its road to historic preservation. Many residents carried red “No HPOZ” (Historic Protection Overlay Zone) signs to the Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA) annual meeting last month, protesting the effort underway to protect the area from mansionization and tear downs of early 20th-century Period Revival-style homes. “It was […]

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Larchmont Village and La Brea-Hancock residents cheer Planning Dept.

Larchmont Village and La Brea-Hancock residents cheer Planning Dept.

| September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

If there were one theme that predominated at the recent Dept. of City Planning open house and public hearing regarding several residential neighborhoods, including Larchmont Village and La Brea-Hancock, it was constituent appreciation for the inclusive work and effective outreach of the city planning staff. At the Claude Pepper Senior Center on La Cienega Blvd. […]

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