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HPHT Needs Your Help: Public Comments at HPOZ Hearing on 2/9

We here at HPHT are once again calling on you, our dedicated community, to help us with a huge undertaking:
We need as many people as possible to turn out for public comment at the Highland Park/Garvanza HPOZ Hearing to hold developers and our City accountable to follow the guidelines for building in our historic Highland Park/Garvanza.
Our HPOZ board needs to hear from you* that both the City of LA and Developers must follow the Preservation Plan and the will of the community.


Tuesday, Feb 9th, 6:00 pm
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There’s a large multi-unit development planned for the parking lot adjacent to our local Rite Aid on York/Ave 64. The community needs to make sure the development is held to the standards set forth by our local HPOZ. The current project plans don’t meet HPOZ Preservation Plan guidelines.


The site has also been misclassified as Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC), when it does not meet the criteria for a TOC designation. Such a misclassification by our local government presents a serious problem, as it gives the developer authorization to construct a larger building or receive incentives, despite the site not meeting the criteria to allow this. The community must ask for accountability and compliance with the regulations that exist as a TOC designation can affect the design of the building within our HPOZ.

Turn out and let your voice be heard! You’ll have 1 minute to speak.

Once again, we thank you for all that you do to support NELA and our organization, and we look forward to your attendance at this HPOZ meeting.

*Please note: The HPOZ can only address design issues and compatibility with the Preservation Plan. They can’t act on any issues besides design and compatibility with the Preservation Plan. Their role in the process is not to stop a project. 


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Our Board President Jamie Tijerina and our 2020 VP Alexandra Madsen will be presenting about the nomination of the Chicano Arts Collectives of Highland Park and issues of equity in preservation at the Beyond Integrity in X virtual conference on August 10th, 2021. You can register for the conference at beyondintegrityinx.com ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Please join us for a Celebration of Life in honor of our beloved friend, Diana Barnwell (Sep 11, 1938 - May 17, 2021). Diana was a driving force in LA's historic preservation movement and a lifelong civil activist. She founded our organization, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, after funding the neighborhood's first survey of historic homes and commercial buildings. She also served on the Southwest Museum Board of Trustees and the Board of the Mount Washington Association, where she advocated for the site of LA's first museum and led the expansion of collections showcased at the National Register of Historic Places. We will gather on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at 9 a.m. on the back patio of the historic Gamble House in Pasadena (4 Westmoreland Place). Our program will include lovely cello and harp music by local musicians, a eulogy by Diana's dear friend Daniel Wright, and a few poems and personal tributes by Mt. Washington friends. There will be plenty of time for personal remembrances by attendees who wish to share as well. This Celebration of Diana’s life is hosted by her long-time friends and neighbors: Roberta and Todd Frankel, Julie Nagesh, Daniel Wright, and BJ Gallagher. *If you plan to attend, please note: -The event will be held outdoors. Light refreshments will be served during and after the 45-60 min program and all are welcome to linger and reminisce.-Limited parking will be available on Westmoreland, on side streets adjacent to Rosemont, and on Scott St. or Orange Grove. We encourage you to carpool if you can.-Masks are required indoors for those who would like to tour the first floor (subject to change). -The Historic Gamble only allows flat shoes to be worn (no high heels) to protect the floors.You can read her full obituary here: everloved.com/life-of/diana-barnwell/obituary/ ... See MoreSee Less
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