We are certainly neck-deep in West Adams plans this week! Our next plan debut is the West Adams Terrace Preservation Plan. A public hearing for this plan (as well as Adams-Normandie, Harvard Heights and Western Heights) has been scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 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 field office of Councilman Herb Wesson, District 10, at 1819 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, Ca 90006 (it’s easier to enter from Manhattan Place).
Provided below is a copy of the Notice of Public Hearing that will be sent out in the mail shortly and a copy of the Draft Preservation Plan (a large file!). Both are PDF files, so you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader or another similar application to be able to open the files.
West Adams Terrace includes subdivisions with large and lavish homes originally designed for wealthy middle-class families as well as other tracts developed for the working class. The first significant wave of residential development in West Adams consisted of businessmen and their families, who wanted to move out of central Los Angeles, yet remain within easy commuting distance of downtown. Single family homes in the HPOZ range in size and style from modest Victorian-era cottages to early 20th century Craftsman and Mission Revival bungalows to larger Period Revival and Classical styles. Many of the houses were designed by recognized architects and builders including Frank Tyler, Hunt and Burns, Frank Meline, Paul R. Williams, and E.L. Petitfils.