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Hollywood Grove

Hollywood Grove is a small neighborhood comprised of Turn-of-the-20th-Century houses in the foothills of the Hollywood Hills. The neighborhood, a collection of Craftsman and American Colonial Revival bungalows (with noticeable number of Period Revival houses as well), stands out as a strong indication of what a typical residential subdivision once looked like in the Hollywood community. Wide front yards with lush landscaping, front porches that embrace the sun, and views of rolling mountains and the ubiquitous Hollywood Sign make this former avocado grove an indelible part of Los Angeles’ history.  The Hollywood Grove HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2011.

Projects in Hollywood Grove that require board review are reviewed by the Hollywood Grove-Melrose Hill-Whitley Heights HPOZ Board, which reviews cases in all three HPOZs.  The Hollywood Grove-Melrose Hill-Whitley Heights HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at the Immaculate Heart Middle and High School on Western and Franklin, at 5515 Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. Agendas for HPOZ meetings can be found here.

For any questions or to schedule a review of a proposed project within this HPOZ, please contact Katie DeBiase of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 847-3659, or Katie.DeBiase@lacity.org, and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.