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Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated

HOLMBY HILLS PROPOSED HPOZ TERMINATED

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Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ  terminated on Sept 30, 2016 .

In a letter from Paul Koretz , Council Member to the 5th District for the Holmby Westwood Community, Mr. Koretz announced his reasoning in making this decision .Mr Koretz stated in the letter ,”I have listened and met with all sides and points of view and my office has attended numerous community meetings regarding this issue. The common theme with the Holmby Westwood Community is a strong desire to protect the neighborhood. It is also clear, however, that the proposed HPOZ is not the type of protection a majority of the community is seeking. “ The letter goes on to elaborate this decision further.

At a time when people feel their voice is often unheard by their politicians ,many Holmby Westwood residents feel the voice the majority expressed was heard!. Paul Koretz took a bold move and reversed a proposed HPOZ when he determined the majority of homeowners did not want a HPOZ in this neighborhood. Discussions within the community continue. The entire HPOZ proposal can be viewed online.

Paul Koretz office had to give great consideration to the many voices and differing opinions in the neighborhood. After much thought and communication within the community the office decided it had to redirect their efforts within the community.

Many Los Angeles proposed HPOZ’s continue to be met with opposition and mixed views. Communities like Carthay Circle and Miracle Mile as well as Venice . have proposed HPOZ’s.(http://www.preservation.lacity.org/hpoz ) Many neighborhoods have adopted HPOZ’s and are happy with them. I have received several calls from residents of different districts wanting to understand more about the issues faced by Holmby Westwood  and how they garnered support to stop HPOZ in the Holmby Westwood neighborhood. Presently the ICO and BMO  are in place. The ICO is set to expire in March of 2017. The BMO is in place.What is ICO and HPOZ ? More discussion within the community about what kind of changes they hope to see and what neighbors can do within communities to improve their voice is the result of the HPOZ process . Home buyers in Los Angeles need to know more about these Ordinances in communities that are affected.

What does this all mean for the neighborhood? Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated will pave the way to new discussion about how to maintain the character and quality of a neighborhood as developers seek to maximize square footage and remodel and build within the community. Many believe it will help property values continue to rise in keeping with the economy as potential to remodel homes that come on the market is now less restricted.

Holmby Hills continues to be one of the most sought after communities to live in Westwood. Great schools, proximity to all Los Angeles has to offer, parks, places of worship close by and charming streets make this a highly desirable community to live in. Beverly Hills is within minutes as is Century City and freeway access. Holmby Hills is neighbor to Bel Air and UCLA. Property values continue to rise. For many years homeowners did not sell often in the neighborhood. Many older homes are coming on the market and the lift of some restrictions to build and remodel will bring more change to the neighborhood. Many in the community want to revitalize Westwood Village . There is a tremendous amount of construction of new homes taking place just south of Wilshire in Westwood where similar restrictions have not been in place. Holmby Hills is located North of Wilshire in Westwood.

This 5 bedroom home in Holmby Hills is currently for sale for $6,100,000. potential buyers are relieved to hear they can make changes to the home on this large lot,(22000+ sq ft) with 5110 sq ft. This  home is within minutes of Holmby Park. The grand homes on large lots are highly desirable luxury properties  in Los Angeles. Now that the Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated many in the neighborhood believe that homes will be remodeled with design and sensitivity

Contact https://www.caronschwartz.com for all your real estate needs.  A resident and broker/realtor of Holmby Hills     310-383-0831 of the community.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GBEelPUDDQ

 

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated. Home for sale in Holmby Hills

Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated. Home for sale in Holmby Hills

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Holmby Hills proposed HPOZ terminated

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Venice looks to adopt Mansionization rules

Another area of Los Angeles looks to adopt Mansionization rules. Venice California is a community that is so mixed with older homes, new architectural homes, small condo developments, large condominium developments, and houseboats. This community is a buzz with what to do with the building going on and the changes that could further affect the neighborhoods. While Westwood, 15 neighborhoods are under ICO with varied regulations. Holmby Hills is well underway in establishing a HPOZ. While the neighborhood has been notified, a committee is well into the planning that will soon be proposed for this neighborhood. The city officials state “Establishing an HPOZ for the area would help to further protect the historic buildings and guide change in the neighborhood. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is currently conducting outreach in the development of the preservation plan.” Homeowners have concerns that they won’t have a voice in the rules the committee proposes but we will have to wait to see what is proposed in the coming months. Venice looks to adopt mansionization rules as the city allows more builders to overlook rules that have helped set in place maintaining some of the original character of the neighborhoods. It is precisely because of this mix of the new and old that gives Venice its charm. The increase in population in an already dense community will definitely continue to affect the neighborhood both good and bad.

Venice on the other hand is hearing strong reactions. Petitions are posted online, meetings are being held as the character of the neighborhoods in Venice continue to dramatically change. Venice.  There was to be “long range conservation, use and management of the natural, scenic, cultural, recreational and man made resources of the coastal zone adopted in the plan Section 30002. With prices on Abbot Kinney in the $9-10 per square foot commercial leases, Architectural homes , and more three story buildings being built along with condominium developments, the face of Venice is rapidly changing. In March of 2015 The City Council began to curb the proliferation of Mansionization in Los Angeles. The Planning department began to revise citywide rules (BMO) Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, which detail the amount of residential floor area that can be developed on a single family lot.The council approved immediate but temporary restrictions within certain neighborhoods in Los Angeles including Holmby Hills,Venice East of Lincoln Blvd , parts of Kentwood in Westchester, and Mar Vista to name a few. Considerations are being made to extend the ICO. In Question is the Specific plan and the interpretation of the small lot Subdivision Ordinance. Currently more units area being allowed on lots than the Specific Plan allows not considering enough parking. Very large buildings are being constructed which many find out of scale with the neighborhood.The community has very little time to appeal decisions of the Planning department. On Monday, April 18, 2016 there was an ‘invitation only’ meeting that did not reflect the diversity of the Venice community. There continue to be posts to the internet to alert the community of what is happening. In Westwood, planning is done, and the City assures the community it will have a voice. The hope is that those in the community who attend the next meetings with the proposals will still have a voice in what the committee of roughly 13 working with City officials comes up with. There are hints of this coming to more communities in Los Angeles as builders and residents come together with City officials to determine how much growth and construction and the limitations on what can be done take hold. For further information check with the Venice City Council http://www.venicenc.org/committees/lupc/ 

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