A public hearing for the Vinegar Hill HPOZ Preservation Plan has been scheduled for Monday, October 4, 2010. There will be an informational open house that begins at 6:00 P.M. and the official public hearing will begin at 7:00 P.M. The hearing will be located at the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club at 1200 S. Cabrillo Avenue, San Pedro, CA 90731.
The open house and hearing will be shared with the Banning Park HPOZ, so expect to see folks from both neighborhoods at the event. A copy of the Draft Preservation Plan can be downloaded by selecting the link below (it’s a large file!) We have also provided a copy of the Notice of Public Hearing that will be sent out in the mail shortly.
Plans involving an expansion of the Vinegar Hill HPOZ are underway, though no changes to the boundaries have been officially adopted. The draft plan has been prepared with the expansion area in mind, so that folks who might be affected by the expansion can envision what being in an HPOZ will mean for them.
Vinegar Hill, an early suburb of San Pedro, is a neighborhood of tree-lined streets and modest single-family houses built by successful San Pedro businessmen. It is rumored that Vinegar Hill is named for a local cottage industry of home-brewed sour wine. The neighborhood residences, built from 1886 through 1927, housed the area’s diverse immigrant population and include examples of Queen Anne, American Foursquare and Craftsman styles alongside later American Colonial and Spanish Colonial Revival styles.