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Carthay Square

Case No. CPC-2016-884-HPOZ

CEQA No. ENV-2016-885-CE

The proposed Carthay Square HPOZ is located in the western part of Central Los Angeles. It borders the Carthay Circle HPOZ on its northern side and the South Carthay HPOZ on its western side. The survey area is bounded by Pico Boulevard to the south, Fairfax Avenue to the east, Olympic Boulevard to the north, and the Stearns Drive alleyway to the west. It includes single-and multi-family residences constructed primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Most buildings in the proposed HPOZ were constructed in styles associated with the Period Revival idiom. The dominant architectural style is Spanish Colonial Revival; other styles include Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, Monterey Revival and French Revival. The district is characterized not only by its buildings but also by spatial and landscape features such as its grid street plan, asphalt streets, consistent lot sizes and setbacks, concrete sidewalks, and landscaped parkways.

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 order to inform the development of the preservation plan.

City Council acted to adopt the HPOZ on 12/14/16 and on 12/19/16 the Mayor approved the action. The Carthay Square HPOZ will become effective on 1/29/17.


More Information

Carthay Square Public Hearing Notice

CPC Staff Report

Carthay Square Adopted Preservation Plan

Proposed Carthay Square HPOZ Boundaries

Structure Designation Map

Proposed Carthay Square HPOZ Draft Historic Resource Individual Property Findings

Citywide HPOZ Ordinance

HPOZ Adoption Process

HPOZ FAQs Carthay Square


 Should you have any questions or would like to join the notification list, please contact Blair Smith, Planning Assistant, at (213) 978-1174 or blair.smith@lacity.org.