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Pico-Union

Pico-Union HPOZ is located in central Los Angeles. Prior to the turn of the century, single-family residences in the area featured a broad range of architectural styles including late 19th century Victorian-era cottages, early 20th century Craftsman and Mission Revival bungalows and larger homes in Period Revival or Classical styles. Many of the houses were designed by known architects and builders of the period such as Frank Tyler, Hunt and Burns, Stiles O. Clements, and Elmer Grey. Today, Pico-Union is a neighborhood of great ethnic and socioeconomic diversity with a mixture of single-family and multi-family housing. Alvarado Terrace Historic District and Bonnie Brae Historic District, both listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are located within the HPOZ.  The Pico-Union HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2004.

The Pico-Union HPOZ Board, comprised of local stakeholders with expertise in building, architecture, preservation and real estate, meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, though meetings are canceled if there are no business items to discuss. Meetings take place at the Angelica Lutheran Church, located at 1345 South Burlington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90015. 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 Christina Park of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 473-9987, or christina.park@lacity.org and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.