Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Join the Citywide HPOZ Conference: May 30th

From the City of L.A. PLanning Department's Office of Historic Resources April Newsletter:
The Department of City Planning is partnering with the Los Angeles Conservancy for the eighth straight year to organize a citywide conference focused on the City’s historic districts, the 24 Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). This year, for the first time ever, the conference will be reaching beyond the HPOZ Boardmembers to invite any and all who are interested in historic preservation and Los Angeles’ most significant historic neighborhoods.

We hope that you’ll join us and help spread the word to your friends and neighbors.

The conference will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Angelica Lutheran Church, 1345 S.Burlington Ave., in the Pico Union HPOZ. It will offer a stimulating day of workshops, tours, and networking, including:
• The first HPOZ Awards Luncheon, honoring outstanding projects within the city’s 24 HPOZs.
• Pico Union Walking Tours, including the Alvarado Terrace National Register District
• A hands-on workshop on window repair
• Breakout sessions to include:
° Introduction on the basics of HPOZs for homeowners and residents
° Advice for new and proposed HPOZ's
° Advanced sessions for current HPOZ Board Members

This conference is for you if you live in an HPOZ and want to learn more about how it works, if you're on the board of an HPOZ, if you're in the process of forming an HPOZ, or if you may be interested in forming an HPOZ to protect the historic character of your neighborhood. The cost for the conference is $20, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register, please visit or contact Flora Chou at or (213) 430-4211 by May 16, 2009.

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