The City Planning Department has been studying the Jefferson Park neighborhood in order to determine its significance and potential designation as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
This built out neighborhood – an L-shaped area roughly bounded by Adams Boulevard to the north, Western Avenue and Arlington Avenue to the east, Jefferson Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard to the south, and 7th Avenue to the west (see map below) – is an important piece of Los Angeles history. Mostly developed as streetcar suburb during the early 20th century, Jefferson Park contains a mix of modestly sized single-family homes and mansions, multi-family dwellings, and commercial and institutional buildings in a variety of architectural styles – from Arts and Crafts and Period Revival to Minimal Traditional – reflecting the diversity of residents, businesses, and institutions in the neighborhood. The consistency in building patterns and streetscape within the grid-layout make for a harmonious built environment.
This March the City Planning Department will be holding a public hearing for members of the community to comment on Jefferson Park’s significance and potential as an HPOZ. This is an opportunity for you to get your opinions into the record before the matter is heard by the City Planning Commission. The hearing will be held at Sixth Avenue Elementary School on March 8, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. An informational open house will begin at 6:00 P.M. Sixth Avenue Elemntary School is located at 3109 6th Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90018.
To learn more about the findings resulting from the study of Jefferson Park, Jefferson Park Historic Resources Survey Report.
Copies of the historic resource survey that have been prepared for each property within the HPOZ will be available online soon, please check back with us.
Let us know if you have trouble downloading the documents and we will mail you a hard copy.