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27th & 28th Street (Proposed)

Case No. CPC-2014-514-HPOZ

CEQA No. ENV-2014-515-CE


The proposed 27th and 28th Streets HPOZ is a small neighborhood located off of Central Avenue in Southeast Los Angeles. It includes a high concentration of turn of the century homes, built between 1893 and 1912, in the Victorian and Craftsman styles. The area is also significant for its association with African American history in Los Angeles during the period of 1930 through 1958. The proposed HPOZ includes a number of buildings that housed African American institutions, including the 28th Street YMCA, built in 1926 and designed by prominent African American architect Paul Revere Williams (HCM #851). For this cultural significance, the neighborhood was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.

Please refer to the Proposed 27th and 28th Streets HPOZ Preservation Plan for detailed history of the neighborhood, for more information on the HPOZ process, and for rehabilitation and infill guidelines.

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 moving the proposed HPOZ through the adoption process.

On June 18, 2015 the Cultural Heritage Commission certified the 27th and 28th Streets Historic Resources Survey and recommended approval of the HPOZ boundaries and Preservation Plan to the City Planning Commission. The proposed HPOZ will go before the City Planning Commission in the next few months.   Afterwards, the proposed historic district will be reviewed and acted upon by the the Planning and Land Use Management Committee of the City Council and then the full City Council.

Upcoming Meetings:

Please check back for upcoming hearings or contact Melissa Alofaituli at melissa.alofaituli@lacity.org to be added to the interest list.


More Information

Proposed 27th and 28th Streets HPOZ Boundaries and Historic Resources Map

Proposed 27th and 28th Streets HPOZ Preservation Plan

27th and 28th Streets HPOZ Hearing Notice

Citywide HPOZ Ordinance

HPOZ Adoption Process


For additional information or to ask a question, please contact Melissa Alofaituli at (213) 847-3644 or at melissa.alofaituli@lacity.org.