Category Archives: News

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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How to Dress for the Oscars • Commentary by Greg Goldin

From the MMRA Newsletter, March 15, 2014: How to Dress for the Oscars by Greg Goldin One of the most pressing issues facing the Miracle Mile is the Academy’s plea to bend the City’s rules to permit its new museum … Continue reading

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MMRA Meets with Metro • Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours

  MMRA Meets with Metro Seeks to Shift Nighttime Utility Relocations to Daytime Hours Miracle Mile Residential Association President James O’Sullivan and Vice President Ken Hixon met with representatives of Metro and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation [LADOT] on … Continue reading

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Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council Election) • A Message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President

Pin the Tail on the Donkey (The CD 4 Council election) A message from James O’Sullivan, MMRA President Back in 2011–2012, when redistricting was underway, many of us were scrambling to figure out how the boundaries of the new city council … Continue reading

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Another McMansion Underway in the Miracle Mile

Another McMansion Underway in the Miracle Mile While the Community Waits for City Approval  of a Temporary Demolition Ban  A house at 936 South Burnside Avenue was demolished last week to make way for another McMansion. The 1,836 sq. ft. … Continue reading

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MMRA Board Endorses Miracle Mile HPOZ

    MMRA Board Endorses Miracle Mile HPOZ Tom LaBonge Sponsors Council Motion Launching Adoption Process The Miracle Mile Residential Association Board of Directors endorsed the recommendation of the MMRA HPOZ Committee at its February 5th board meeting and adopted … Continue reading

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