We mentioned a short while back that Planning staff were studying the Hollywood Grove neighborhood to determine its eligibility for HPOZ status. Staff will be bringing the matter before the Cultural Heritage Commission on Thursday, March 3, 2011, with a recommendation to certify the draft Historic Resources Survey and move the matter along to the City Planning Commission for approval. The March 3 meeting begins at 10:00 A.M., though there may be other items on the agenda (we will post it when it becomes available. The meetings are here at City Hall on the 10th floor).
If you would like to learn more about the neighborhood, a charming collection of early Hollywood Arts & Crafts period houses, you can review the neighborhood’s Context Statement here (25MB). The Context statement provides an informative narrative about the neighborhood’s history, and explains the criteria by which the neighborhood’s cultural and architectural significance is evaluated. You can also check out the evaluation forms that were completed for each of the 138 properties here (21MB). Around 78% were found to be “Contributors”, which is our jargonny way of saying “historic.” Lastly, you can read the staff report that has been prepared for by Planning staff for the Cultural Heritage Commission here.