The OHR is working with a team of consultants from GPA Consulting to develop a citywide historic context statement for SurveyLA relating to the city’s rich Latino history.The timing for the context allows the OHR to follow on the recently completed statewide Latino context which was commissioned by the California Office of Historic Preservation. The local context covers a broader period of time, uses SurveyLA’s historic context framework, expands on state-identified themes in greater depth, introduces new themes, and includes resources eligible as City Historic-Cultural Monuments and Historic Preservation Overlay Zones. The story of Latino immigration, settlement, and migration patterns in Los Angeles is both complex and multi-faceted. Latinos have made huge contribution to the history and culture of the city in areas including entertainment, media, arts, commerce, industry, and civil rights.
The Los Angeles City Council on March 25 approved two Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs) prohibiting demolitions and substantial alterations of homes in five proposed Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs).