La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Conservation Ordinance Hearing

All homes in our historic La Brea Hancock neighborhood should have received a notice via US mail (view PDF here) from the Los Angeles Department of City Planning regarding a neighborhood conservation informational session / public hearing this Tuesday, August 30: 

La Brea Hancock Neighborhood Conservation Ordinance Hearing 
Claude Pepper Senior Citizen Center, 1762 S. La Cienega Boulevard 
Tuesday, August 30 
5:30pm Open House 
6:00pm Brief Presentation 
6:30pm Public Hearing 

La Brea Hancock is currently protected by a temporary Interim Control Ordinance (ICO) limiting mansionization in our single family zone between Wilshire and 3rd and Sycamore and Citrus. Given that our residents signaled a desire to protect neighborhood character and scale, we are among the first neighborhoods in the city to be granted access to a menu of new single family zones and the opportunity for neighborhood conservation. 

Based on community feedback and a survey of prevailing characteristics in our neighborhood, City Planning has proposed for La Brea Hancock a new single family zone called “R1R2-RG,” which would call for any new second stories to be located toward the rear of the house and new garages to be located at the rear of the property, and set maximum floor area ratios depending on lot size. City Planners feel this proposed zone will help protect our neighborhood character, scale and quality of life, while offering flexibility for additions, remodels and new construction. 

If you care about protecting the things that we love about La Brea Hancock, it is critically important that you attend this meeting on Tuesday, to learn about the proposed zone and express your views. I hope to see you there, and look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood for years to come. 

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