Lone Washington Blvd. survivor moved from pending school site to new location in Harvard Heights.
As you drive down Washington Boulevard between Arlington and Crenshaw, no doubt you have seen the giant empty lots with one lone house nicknamed "the Dollhouse" still standing toward the back. Now, we are happy to report, the house, which has architectural elements similar to the landmark South Seas House a few blocks away, has trucked on down the road to Harvard Heights, where it is now set in the backyard of a historic house.read more...
Planning Department in October 10 hearing agrees to let developers submit a second draft of the less stringent Mitigated Negative Declaration.
By Jim Childs
November, 2007. The owner of a two-acre site at Washington Boulevard and Oak Street has received a second chance to avoid preparing a full Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on its proposed, six-story condominium project in the University Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
At an Oct. 10 public hearing at City Hall, Hearing Officer Maya Zaitzevsky rejected a Mitigated Negative Declaration - an abbreviated environmental document that would have allowed Anastasi Development Corp. to avoid a full environmental study.
But she reluctantly agreed to let Anastasi submit a new MND, in which the developer will try to respond to issues raised in public submissions and comments. Anastasi is also seeking approval of a tentative tract map and a zone change for the 142-unit project.read more...
City planner's decision to ignore provisions of HPOZ Preservation Plan threaten the effectiveness of historic districts throughout Los Angeles.
By Jim Robinson
October 2007. WAHA has thrown its support behind University Park residents opposed to a city planner's decision that threatens the effectiveness of historic districts throughout Los Angeles.
Planner Theodore Irving has tentatively ruled that a proposed, block-long condominium project does not require an environmental impact report, even though it lies entirely within the University Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
His findings, along with the project's proposed tract map and zoning changes, will be considered at a public hearing in Room 1020 of City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 10:15 a.m. Neighbors and the HPOZ board are calling for a full environmental study.read more...
WAHA wants to alert you to TWO separate preservation issues being heard at City Hall on Wednesday morning, October 10 (same day, same building, two locations.)
The full City Council is slated to vote on the landmark status for the Felix Chevrolet Showroom and Felix the Cat neon Sign at its meeting which begins at 10 a.m. At just about the same time, the City's Deputy Advisory Agency will consider a large residential condominium project that impacts (and may compromise) the University Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
If you can't take the morning off from work, never fear - at the bottom of this memo are numerous contact e-mail addresses, in the hope that you can write letters in the next day or so (in advance of the hearings.)read more...