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Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs)

Welcome to the HPOZ Page of the OHR Website!


HPOZ News:

The Los Angeles City Council on March 25 approved two Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs), drafted by Department of City Planning staff: one ordinance prohibiting demolitions and substantial alterations of homes in five proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs), and a second ordinance limiting the scale of new construction in 15 additional neighborhoods. Both ordinances took effect immediately upon adoption. To review the Zoning Information and text of the new ordinances, visit and

Have questions about the ICOs? Visit our FAQs page for answers.


The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is currently working on the creation of four new HPOZs: the 27th and 28th St, Carthay Square, Holmby Westwood and El Sereno – Berkshire HPOZ. The 52nd Place Tifal Brothers Tract HPOZ was adoped by the City Council and went into effect on August 4, 2015. This is the 30th HPOZ in the City and the first in the Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan. The Vinegar Hill HPOZ Expansion was also adopted by the City Council and went into effect on August 11, 2015. 


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HPOZs at a Glance:

About the HPOZ Program:

Learn more about the history and purpose of the HPOZ program.


Los Angeles HPOZ's:

Find information on all HPOZs in Los Angeles, including each HPOZ's Preservation Plan, Boundary Map, individual HPOZ Ordinance, and meeting information.

Information for Property Owners:

This section of the site will help property owners understand the HPOZ Review Process.


Policy Updates and Proposed HPOZs:

Information on establishing an HPOZ and the current status of Proposed HPOZs.


For More Information:

This section will answer any questions you feel are still unanswered. It inculdes definitions, common questions, often requested documents, Staff Contact information and the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.

If you have any questions or suggestions on the content of this site, please email HPOZ Staff.