Tag Archives: Baseline Mansionization Ordinance

Reforming the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance ~ A Conversation with Shelley Wagers

The MMRA Channel on YouTube: [Click on image to view video] Reforming the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance A Conversation with Shelley Wagers The rapid spread of mansionization has overwhelmed neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. The Baseline Mansionization Ordinance [BMO] enacted in 2008 … 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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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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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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Strong Community Support for Miracle Mile HPOZ

Large Turn Out at January 10th Meeting Approximately 100 residents attended the Miracle Mile Historic Protection Overlay Zone [HPOZ] Meeting on January 10th at Candela/Leonardo’s Night Club. Sponsored by the Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] and hosted by Mark Zecca, MMRA … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Online Survey

[Miracle Mile Residential Association Newsletter, November 2014:] Miracle Mile Residential Association 2014 Annual Online Survey Click on map to enlarge. In November 2013, the MMRA launched its first online survey of Miracle Mile residents to gain a better understanding of … Continue reading

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Proposed Ban on Single Family Home Demolitions Includes Miracle Mile

  Proposed Ban on Single Family Home Demolitions Includes Miracle Mile A tidal wave of complaints about mansionization – and the inability of the existing Baseline Mansionization Ordinance [BMO] to stop the spread of McMansions – has prompted the City Council to … Continue reading

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MMRA Pursues “Reduced Floor Area District”

[Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.]   MMRA Pursues “Reduced Floor Area District” for R-1 Zoned Properties in the Miracle Mile On September 4, 2014 the Miracle Mile Residential Association’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion in support of … Continue reading

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MMRA Declares War on McMansions!

MMRA DECLARES WAR ON McMANSIONS! The Miracle Mile Residential Association [MMRA] has launched a three-front battle to stop mansionization. The Miracle Mile has become an easy target for builders of McMansions due to the fact that surrounding neighborhoods have successfully … Continue reading

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