Tag: Miracle Mile Residential Association

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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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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LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

LACMA holds scoping meeting on Zumthor project

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

The public review process for a proposed “Building for the Permanent Collection” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has begun. About 170 people attended the standing-room only public scoping meeting Aug. 24, hosted by the County of Los Angeles at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM). LACMA CEO Michael Govan told the crowd […]

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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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Miracle Mile moves ahead in saving its historic past

Miracle Mile moves ahead in saving its historic past

| June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After several community workshops, a thorough survey of the area and city officials getting on board, Miracle Mile is moving forward with obtaining an Historical Preservation Overlay Zone ordinance. The ordinance, if adopted by the City Council, would protect the Mile from teardowns of its many Period Revival homes and preserve the character of the […]

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Mansionization, infamous loopholes back on table

Mansionization, infamous loopholes back on table

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some realtors, developers and even homeowners don’t see a problem with McMansions. But most Angelenos would probably rather not live next to one. Like horses and all-night parties, McMansions don’t belong in an urban setting, according to nomoremcmansionsinlosangeles.org advocate Shelley Wagers. A city law passed back in 2008 was supposed to stop the infiltration of […]

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