Monthly Archives: April 2015

Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan

Preliminary Results of Miracle Mile Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan In October 2014 the Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] commissioned a “Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation Plan” of the Miracle Mile. The MMRA selected Gibson Transportation Consulting, Inc. to prepare a comprehensive study … Continue reading

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First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held

First Academy Museum Public Hearing Held MMRA Protests Digital Sign District, Special Events Center, and Lack of Parking On March 16, 2015 the first public hearing on the proposed Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and special events center was held … Continue reading

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Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race • One Person’s Opinion

Betrayal in the Council District 4 Race One Person’s Opinion by James O’Sullivan, MMRA President In the Western classic, One Eyed Jacks (1961), starring Marlon Brando and Karl Malden, one line really jumped off the screen and has stuck with me over … Continue reading

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Govan Eyes Residential Area of Miracle Mile for Future LACMA Expansion

  “That’s the Only Way to Go…” Govan Eyes Residential Area of Miracle Mile For Future LACMA Expansion Overlay of latest Zumthor design of LACMA. Map courtesy of Google. The latest iteration of the Peter Zumthor design for a new … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Demolition Ban Approved

Miracle Mile Demolition Ban Approved  City Enacts Two-Year Interim Control Ordinance to Stop McMansions  Click map to enlarge. On March 25, 2015, the Los Angeles City Council approved two Interim Control Ordinances [ICOs]: one ordinance prohibited demolitions and substantial alterations … Continue reading

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Historic Resources Survey of Miracle Mile Properties Launched

HPOZ UPDATE: Historic Resources Survey of Miracle Mile Properties Launched A historic resources survey of Miracle Mile properties commenced this week, a prerequisite for the creation of the Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone [HPOZ]. The Miracle Mile Residential Association … Continue reading

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New Demolition Notification Law Adopted

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2015: The former Moderncraft Laundry building under demolition. New Demolition Notification Law Adopted In November 2014 the Los Angeles City Council approved a Demolition Notification Ordinance that requires public notification to demolish buildings older than 45 years. … Continue reading

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How “Density Bonus” Laws Cut the Community Out of the Loop

How “Density Bonus” Laws Cut the Community Out of Loop Appeal Denied on 742 South Ridgeley Drive Apartment Project A 12-unit condo (foreground) and 45-unit “bonus density” apartment building (background) under construction on the 700 block of South Ogden Drive.   Approval … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile Spotlight: Milk Jar Cookies

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2015: Miracle Mile Spotlight: Milk Jar Cookies It’s not just the assortment of delicious cookies and the playful rustic touches of the décor that make you feel like you’re back home again in Indiana when you … Continue reading

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Miracle Mile HPOZ Update • March 15, 2015

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2015: Miracle Mile HPOZ Update   A prerequisite to applying for a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) is the preparation of an Historic Resources Survey. According to the Department of City Planning’s Office of … Continue reading

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