Launch of SurveyLA in Hollywood*
July 12, 2010
This week is an important milestone in the City of Los Angeles’ efforts to identify and protect its rich architectural and cultural heritage: the City is officially launching the first full year of field surveys for SurveyLA, the citywide Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey. The Hollywood Community Plan Area is among the first areas of the city to be surveyed.
Within the Mid City West area, the Hollywood Community Plan includes all of Mid City West Zones 1 and 2.
Led by the Office of Historic Resources in the Department of City Planning, SurveyLA will be a comprehensive inventory of historic places throughout Los Angeles. The J. Paul Getty Trust has provided a $2.5 million grant to the City to support this important project.
In the coming weeks and months, you may be seeing historic preservation professionals on neighborhood streets in the Hollywood Community Plan area, using tablet PCs and digital cameras to document and evaluate the architectural and historic significance of local buildings and places. All of the survey work will take place from the public right-of-way and the survey teams will not need to enter properties or knock on doors to seek information from residents.
The survey will not result in historic designations of the buildings and places identified, as such designations require additional City processes and the input of private property owners. However, the survey will be a valuable planning tool, making information about potential historic resources more readily accessible on the web to shape decisions by policymakers, developers, planners, community organizations, and property owners.
For more information on SurveyLA, visit www.SurveyLA.org.
* This is an older News post related to events that have already happened. Some of the information may no longer be accurate or in effect.