Now playing on the MMRA Channel on YouTube:
What the tenants of 744 S. Ridgeley Drive
(and everyone else in the Miracle Mile) will lose if this historic building is demolished for the sake of high-density development…
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Say Yes on HPOZ
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Click the “YES” button to send an automatic message to Councilmember Ryu, Councilmember Wesson, and the Planning and Land Use (PLUM) Committee expressing your support for HPOZ and for reinstating the historic areas excluded by the City Planning Commission.
Even if you have already signed the HPOZ petition or sent emails or letters, our elected officials need to know YES ON HPOZ!
MIRACLE MILE HPOZ
TO BE REVIEWED BY PLUM COMMITTEE ON MARCH 21, 2017
The future of our neighborhood is at stake
The city council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee will conduct a public hearing on the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) on March 21, 2017. The meeting will be conducted at City Hall, 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
All of us who want to preserve our historic homes and multifamily buildings must stand up and be counted at this meeting
The PLUM Committee is the last stop before the HPOZ is submitted to the full city council for a vote. It is critically important that we show up in force at the PLUM meeting to demonstrate our support for HPOZ – and to demand that the historic properties excluded from our HPOZ by the City Planning Commission (CPC) be reinstated [see map below]. CPC chopped out these areas to allow for new super-sized apartment and condo developments.
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We will be providing free parking and transportation from the Miracle Mile to City Hall
The campaign to reinstate our HPOZ to the boundaries approved by the Cultural Heritage Commission – and spare historic buildings north of 8th Street and along Olympic Blvd. from the wrecking ball – has generated over 1000 responses from the community. Our petition has gathered over 750 signatures and over 400 letters have been send to City Hall.
Click the “YES” button to send an automatic message to Councilmember Ryu, Councilmember Wesson, and the Planning and Land Use (PLUM) Committee expressing your support for HPOZ and for reinstating the historic areas excluded by the City Planning Commission. Even if you have already signed the HPOZ petition or sent emails or letters, our elected officials need to know YES ON HPOZ!
The Miracle Mile HPOZ will preserve the historic character, scale, and charm of our lovely neighborhood for generations to come
Your attendance at the PLUM Committee is absolutely necessary to ensure that we are not outnumbered by those who want to surrender the Miracle Mile to real estate developers and speculators who will plow under our neighborhood and build “McMansions” and huge luxury rate apartment projects.
What: PLUM Committee Hearing
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 2:30 pm.
Where: City Hall, Edward R. Roybal Board Room (#350), 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Need a ride?
We will have a chartered bus that will depart from the Orange Grove Drive exit of the garage behind the Petersen Automotive Museum on March 21 at 1:00 pm. Free parking will be provided at the Petersen Garage (enter on Fairfax Ave.). Collect your parking ticket and it will be validated upon our return from City Hall.
If you would like a seat on a bus please RSVP to: info@MiracleMileLA.com
Tenants and a property owner of rent stabilized multifamily buildings on the 700 block of South Genessee want their historic residences reinstated into the Miracle Mile HPOZ.
Miracle Mile Renters Threatened
500 Rent-Stabilized Apartments Excluded
from the Miracle Mile HPOZ
On December 8, 2016, the City Planning Commission endorsed the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) and recommend its approval at its next stop, the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee.
But, at the last minute, the Planning Commission rewrote the HPOZ boundaries – as approved by the City’s Cultural Heritage Commission [see map] – and excluded properties fronting on Olympic Boulevard, properties north of 8th Street, as well as properties on the west side of Orange Grove Avenue south of 8th Street.
The Planning Committee – appointees of Mayor Garcetti and cheerleaders for the Mayor’s densification policy – chopped out these areas so that they could be super-sized with new luxury market-rate developments. This jeopardizes nearly 500 rent stabilized apartments in dozens of historic multifamily buildings and undermines the historic preservation of the Miracle Mile. HPOZ protection would prevent these buildings from being demolished and would permanently preserve rent stabilized units.
These rent stabilized units are the only affordable, middle class, and work force housing in the Miracle Mile. Excluding 500 rent stabilized units from our HPOZ threatens hundreds of renters with eviction and dozens of historic multifamily buildings with demolition.
Renters in these excluded areas must fight to preserve their apartments and the history of our neighborhood. Contact Councilmember David Ryu and City Hall and demand that these areas be included in the Miracle Mile HPOZ. And please attend the upcoming City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee meeting (contact HPOZ@MiracleMileLA.com for more information or if you need transportation to the PLUM meeting).
Send your email messages to:
(In your email refer to Council File # 15-0183-S1)
David Ryu: firstname.lastname@example.org (or call him at 213-473-7004)
and also copy:
You can also contact PLUM Committee Members:
For more information contact:
Just the Facts, Ma’am…
(HPOZ Lies Debunked)
Lately, residents have been receiving anti-HPOZ fliers that are chockfull of misinformation – and that’s putting it politely. The MMRA welcomes different points of view, but we strive to tell the truth and present the facts. Click here to fact check the assertions made in one recent flier…
Combination of a Sontag Drug Store image (circa 1941) and a contemporary view of Wilshire Beauty Supply. © Justin Fields
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Northern: Wilshire Blvd.
Eastern: La Brea Ave. (Wilshire to Olympic); Meadowbrook Ave. (Olympic to San Vicente).
Southern: San Vicente Blvd. (Fairfax to Meadowbrook); Olympic Blvd. (Meadowbrook to La Brea)
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