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Potential Miracle Mile HPOZ Focus of Saturday Meeting

La Brea -Hancock
A Spanish style bungalow is dwarfed by its new neighbor in the La Brea – Hancock area, just to the north east of the Miracle Mile.

Hit hard with the ‘mansionization’ of newly built large homes on small lots, the Miracle Mile Residential Association (MMRA) is considering the possibility of becoming a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) and will be holding a workshop and community meeting this Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10am – 12 pm open to all residents, renters and owners, in the Miracle Mile.

The MMRA has been exploring whether the community favors the potential creation of an HPOZ or a Reduced Floor Area (RFA) plan by exploring the ideas at meetings, and undertaking an online poll. The MMRA Survey is ongoing and those living in the Miracle Mile are encouraged to weigh in. Poll results to date (which can be found online) put owners and renters in the Miracle Mile largely supportive of pushing for a preservation solution.

Mark Zecca, Chairperson of the MMRA HPOZ Committee will lead the meeting, with Shannon Ryan, Planning Assistant for LA’s Office of Historic Resources’ HPOZ Unit in attendance to answer questions. Robbie O’Donnell, who helped create the Wilshire Park HPOZ, will also be on the panel to answer questions and share real-life experience on adoption and implementation of an HPOZ.

The MMRA has an excellent website and online presence that explores many of the issues facing the active area, which includes ‘museum row’ of LACMA and the Page Museum, and the Wilshire Purple Line extension, or “Subway to the Sea.” James O’Sullivan is the current President of the MMRA.

A visual map of the MMRA boundaries is included below.

Miracle Mile HPOZ Workshop & Community Meeting
Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
10 am – 2 pm
Candela/Leonardo’s Night Club
831 S La Brea Ave
Email for more info.
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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