SurveyLA's Phasing Plan

The Office of Historic Resources has developed a phasing plan for the completion of SurveyLA's field surveys, which began in July of 2010. The phasing plan was approved by SurveyLA's Project Advisory Committee and the Cultural Heritage Commission in 2009.

The OHR is phasing SurveyLA field surveys in generally the same sequence being used for the Department of City Planning's preparation of New Community Plans. The 35 Community Plans serve as the Land Use Element of the City's General Plan and guide and focus new development and investment in all Los Angeles communities.

The New Community Plans will provide Los Angeles communities with more specific, detailed guidance on potential land uses. The survey data in each Plan Area can help ensure that changes proposed to these communities will not adversely affect historic resources. Surveys will also identify historic resources that may offer opportunities for adaptive reuse and economic reinvestment.

Phasing SurveyLA in parallel with the New Community Plan program promotes the OHR's key goal to integrate historic preservation more fully into the City's planning processes. It also offers key opportunities to coordinate the SurveyLA public outreach and participation programs with New Community Plan outreach activities.

Phase 1 survey activities (nearing completion) include 11 Community Plan areas:

Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, West Los Angeles, San Pedro, Harbor Gateway, South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles, Central City North, Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills-Lakeview Terrace-East La Tuna Canyon, West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert, Wilmington, and Hollywood.

Phase 2 survey activities (started March 2012) focus significantly on the San Fernando Valley and several Westside communities, along with Silver Lake, which has never been surveyed and has a rich architectural legacy:

Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass, North Hollywood-Valley Village, Mission Hills-Panorama City-North Hills, Arleta-Pacoima, Canoga Park-West Hills-Winnetka-Woodland Hills, Encino-Tarzana, Brentwood-Pacific Palisades, Bel Air-Beverly Crest, Westchester-Playa del Rey, Westlake, and Silver Lake-Echo Park-Elysian Valley.

Phase 3 will cover the remaining areas of the city, including the large Northeast and Wilshire Plan Areas:

Northeast Los Angeles, Venice, Westwood, Sun Valley-La Tuna Canyon, Van Nuys-North Sherman Oaks, Chatsworth-Porter Ranch, Northridge, Reseda-West Van Nuys, Granada Hills-Knollwood, Sylmar, Wilshire, and LAX.

This link provides a PDF of the SurveyLA Phasing Plan map.

SurveyLA Phasing Plan Map 7/20122.36 MB