Tag: Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells  of loss of ‘memory,  continuity and identity’

On Preservation: Tragedy on Citrus tells of loss of ‘memory, continuity and identity’

| December 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Few names in the recent memory of our neighborhood have fallen further into ignominy than that of Reuven Gradon, who through mendacious flattery and lies purchased the Tudor gem of a home formerly located at 361 N. Citrus Avenue and then promptly carried out its demolition. He also made the decision to forego the statutory […]

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Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

Preservation update for Windsor Square: Hearing on May 6

| May 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

In advance of updating the city’s guidelines for the Windsor Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), the first of two open house sessions took place April 29 at Marlborough School. The second open house will be Mon., May 6, at 6 p.m., also at Marlborough School, 250 N. Rossmore Ave. Following the open house, the […]

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Zombies, rides at Haunt in Wilshire Park

Zombies, rides at Haunt in Wilshire Park

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wilshire Park Association is throwing a Halloween bash Sat., Oct. 27, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Bronson Avenue between Wilshire Boulevard and Eighth Street. “This is our ninth year, and the event has morphed from a simple front-yard get-together into our major social and fundraising event,” said co-chair Lorna Hennington. The Association is also […]

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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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