Tag: Miracle Mile Residential Association

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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Residents weigh choices on closing five blocks of Wilshire

Residents weigh choices on closing five blocks of Wilshire

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Residents are being polled on whether to close five blocks of Wilshire Blvd. for seven weeks or for 22 weekends while Metro’s contractor places decking on the boulevard for subway construction to begin in March 2016. Following the Purple Line Extension community meeting to be held on Thurs., Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. at John […]

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Mile’s road to historic status moves forward; meeting Sept.19

Mile’s road to historic status moves forward; meeting Sept.19

| September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Miracle Mile qualifies to be protected under a city historic ordinance given its wealth of Period Revival-style homes, according to a three-month survey recently completed by the Architectural Resources Group. The survey is part of the city-required process to become a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Community meeting City representatives will be at a community meeting […]

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Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A $300-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures got rave reviews from the City Council June 24. A 13-0 vote paved the way for construction to begin as early as this summer. The Renzo Piano design includes a glass-domed 1,000-seat cinema to rise behind the Art Deco May Co. The building will be restored to its […]

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