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Sunset Square

Bounded by Hollywood Blvd to the north, Vista Street to the east, Sunset Blvd to the south and Fairfax to the west, the Sunset Square HPOZ is situated just north of the Spaulding Square HPOZ.  The Sunset Square HPOZ comprises 348 parcels.  It is composed of single and multi- family residences constructed primarily in the first half of the 20th century, with most of the construction occurring between 1910 and the 1920’s.  The dominant architectural styles are Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival; other styles include: Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, French Revival, and Minimal Traditional. The district is characterized not only by its buildings but also by spatial and landscape features such as its gridded street plan, consistent lot sizes and setbacks, concrete sidewalks, and landscaped parkways.  The Sunset Square HPOZ was adopted by City Council in 2017.

Projects in Sunset Square that require board review are reviewed by the Sunset Spaulding HPOZ Board, which also reviews cases in the adjacent Spaulding Square HPOZ.  The Sunset Spaulding 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 Will & Ariel Durant Los Angeles Public Library, at 7140 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. 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 Amanda Kainer of the Department of City Planning's Office of Historic Resources, at (213) 847-3647, or Amanda.Kainer@lacity.org, and fill out the HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist.