This blog has been created as an educational resource for property owners and stakeholders within Los Angeles’ many historic neighborhoods. In the immediate future we will use this forum to disseminate information regarding the HPOZ Preservation Plan Program. Interested parties will find important workshop and hearing dates, draft plans for their neighborhoods and other helpful information. Over the longterm we hope this blog will become a useful place to showcase excellent rehabilitation projects, provide important updates relevant to HPOZs and create a positive online community for Angelenos who love historic places.
About that Preservation Plan Program: by way of background, your City Planning Department and scores of city residents and property owners have been working together over the past few months in drafting design guidelines for the 17 HPOZs that do not currently have adopted Preservation Plans. Beautiful, user-friendly, pictorial drafts are being put together, hearing dates are being explored and the real and true differences between Mission Revival, Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean Revival styles is being hashed out once and for all!
Having these plans complete in the near future will help to bring about better projects in HPOZs; will help new property owners learn more about their significant neighborhoods; and will make for a more efficient project review process. Bookmark this page or add it to your RSS feed to stay tuned for important dates and to be one of the first to see the completed draft plan for your neighborhood.