Tag: Sycamore Square Neighborhood Associaiton

Brookside neighbors focus on where to add mass to houses

Brookside neighbors focus on where to add mass to houses

| December 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nearly 50 Sycamore Square and Brookside property owners attended a December 19 public hearing about rezoning single-family parts of their neighborhoods to curb what many describe as “McMansionization.” The term refers to the construction of large modern houses on small lots in traditional single-family neighborhoods. Examples of such structures are obvious to drivers or walkers […]

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Sycamore Square on the road to historic preservation

Sycamore Square on the road to historic preservation

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following on the heels of its neighbors, the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association is poised to start the process to protect its area from McMansions. The group’s board voted last month to look into an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) to prevent further tear downs of single-family homes to be replaced with ones too large for […]

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7-Eleven? Not in their Sycamore neighborhood

7-Eleven? Not in their Sycamore neighborhood

| April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Schools and alcohol don’t mix, says the board of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association. Wilshire Crest Elementary and Yeshiva Gedolah High are within blocks of a proposed 24-hour, 7-Eleven at the north-east corner of Olympic Blvd. and La Brea Ave. Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana Church is less than half a block north on La […]

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Groundbreaking set for January for The Mansfield

Groundbreaking set for January for The Mansfield

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

A six-story, 138-unit, mixed-use project has been given the okay at City Hall, and neighbors are bracing themselves for more construction in Sycamore Square. The Mansfield, at 5100 Wilshire Blvd., will replace an Art Deco theater built in 1931. Construction is set to begin in January and finish in late 2016, according to the developer’s […]

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