Northeast Community Newsletter
Friday, October 8, 2010
Highland Park-Garvanza Historic Preservation
Overlay Zone Largest in L.A.
After a long journey, the Garvanza Improvement Association, the Highland Park Heritage Trust and Councilmember Huizar can celebrate a historic victory for neighborhood preservation!
Today, Oct. 8, 2010, the new Highland Park-Garvanza Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) goes into effect. The Highland Park-Garvanza HPOZ is now officially the largest HPOZ in the City of Los Angeles.
The new HPOZ means that historic homes in the HPOZ in Highland Park, and now Garvanza, will be protected from demolition and unapproved development.
Councilmember Huizar made sure that all the necessary steps occurred and oversaw the lengthy designation process. That effort included revisions to the initial study area, multiple community meetings and the eventual decision to combine the proposed Garvanza HPOZ with the existing Highland Park HPOZ.
Garvanza’s historic value is primarily as an example of late 19th and early 20th century town development, and as a breeding ground for the influential Southern California Arts and Crafts Movement. The Historic Resources Survey established the Period of Significance for Garvanza as structures built between 1876-1941.
Garvanza has retained structures of styles typical of their respective periods of architectural significance – Period Revival, Craftsman and Victorian. Garvanza contains 11 City-designated Historic Cultural Monuments (HCMs), along with original and unique natural and design features such as vegetation, topography and street pattern.
Positioned at the very edge of the Arroyo Seco, the proposed Garvanza expansion area reflects the natural character of its site, with irregularly-shaped lots governed more by topography than street grid, the abundant use of Arroyo stone as a building material, plentiful trees and plantings, and buildings positioned on inclines or in crevasses.
Councilmember Huizar would like to thank the City Planning Department and especially the dedicated community members who supported this important project from day one. Your efforts will benefit Highland Park and Garvanza for years to come.
Councilmember Huizar Restores Median Maintenance and Irrigation
Councilmember José Huizar’s efforts to restore both the maintenance and the irrigation systems of medians in Council District 14 have paid off. Beginning next week, repairs will be made to the irrigation systems of all medians in El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park and other areas of Council District 14. Councilmember Huizar will utilize discretionary funds to ensure proper watering of all the medians in the district.
Also at the request of Councilmember Huizar, this week the City Council approved a plan that would restore complete median maintenance to those areas affected by the budget reductions.
City median maintenance was cut during the budget reductions that took effect July 1, 2010. Certain sections of the City were affected while others were not.
Earlier, Councilmember Huizar introduced a motion to address the immediate short-term problem of cleaning and weeding medians in Council District 14. That legislation provided funding for the cleaning and removal of overgrowth vegetation and maintenance of medians in Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glassell Park, Highland Park and other areas of Council District 14.
Councilmember Huizar has also established a Median Advisory Committee to work with his staff and City departments for the eventual re-landscaping of portions of the medians with drought-resistant plants and vegetation. Please stay tune for further details. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact Zenay Loera of my office at (323) 254-5295 if you have any questions.
Highland Park Heritage Trust’s
Membership Appreciation Event
Monday, October 11, 2010
Café De Leche
5000 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90042
The Women’s 20th Century Club of Eagle Rock
and Glendale Adventist Medical Center
An Evening of Hope “Journey with Breast Cancer”
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Women’s 20th Century Club of Eagle Rock
Los Angeles, CA 90041
5:30pm Free registration/ Refreshments
7:00pm panel Presentation with medical Cancer Experts Survivors, Legislative Update on Breast Cancer.
For more information, please call (818) 409-8100
Join Councilmember Huizar for the
First Highland Park’s Workshop
Pedestrian Improvement and local
Business Support Program
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Café De Leche
5000 York Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
‘ The new York” pedestrian improvement project involves the design and installation of creative, low cost pedestrian improvement on designated sections of York Blvd. between ave. 50 and Ave. 56. The community is invited to participate in the selection of which improvements are to be built and where,, including decisions on design. The enhancements will add to the continued revelation of the York Blvd. business corridor.
Eagle Rock Celebrates
100 Years, 1911 – 2011
Eagle Rock is not its own city today, but 100 years ago it was. Known and named for the great rock outcropping at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Eagle Rock City was incorporated in 1911. At that time, there was a population of approximately 600 residents mostly living in wooden bungalow-style homes. Few roads and businesses existed with open agriculture land dominating the landscape as viewed from atop the great rock.
A municipality short lived, the City of Eagle Rock voted in 1923 for annexation to the City of Los Angeles. Although brief, this northeast corner of Los Angeles continues to be called Eagle Rock.
Next Centennial Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Eagle Rock Old City Hall, Community Room
2035 Colorado Blvd.
COUNCILMEMBER HUIZAR'S SATURDAY’S
BULKY ITEM DROP-OFF PROGRAM
Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010
9:00 am - 6:00 PM
1) Eagle Rock: Eagle Rock City Hall parking lot, 2035 Colorado Blvd. at Maywood
2) Highland Park: The City parking lot at 5058 Meridian Ave (corner of Ave. 51 and Meridian)
Bring your bulky items (couches, stoves, etc.) this Saturday to these dumpsters. If you are unable to, you can always call 3-1-1 to arrange a FREE future pickup. It is illegal to dump items on the street or sidewalk without making arrangements for collection.