CHAPTER 2: GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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GOAL 1: PRESERVE THE HISTORIC CHARACTER OF THE COMMUNITY.

Objective 1.1 Safeguard the character of historic buildings and sites.

Objective 1.2 Recognize and protect the historic streetscape and development patterns, including alleyways and street features.

Objective 1.3 Ensure that rehabilitation and new construction within the districts complements the historic fabric.

Objective 1.4 Recognize that the preservation of the character of the district as a whole takes precedence over the treatment of individual structures or sites.

Objective 1.5 Promote new design and construction that is differentiated from the old, responds to its surrounding context, and is compatible with the historic materials, features, size, scale, proportion, and massing to protect the integrity of the HPOZ as a whole.

 

GOAL 2: PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES.

Objective 2.1 Ensure the retention of historically signifi cant architectural details and features.

Objective 2.2 Ensure that maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation are historically appropriate.

Objective 2.3 Ensure that Contributors in the HPOZ are appropriately identifi ed, and that a clear method of review exists for both Contributors and Non-Contributors.

 

GOAL 3: PRESERVE THE HISTORIC STREETSCAPE.

Objective 3.1 Preserve and revitalize the pedestrian oriented development patterns within the residential neighborhoods and along the commercial corridors.

Objective 3.2 Promote the retention of historic trees and landscape features, within the public right-of-way, as well as on private property.

Objective 3.3 Promote the retention, maintenance and use of important street features such as walk-streets and alleys.

Objective 3.4 Maintain and encourage the use of front yards as open, landscaped, semiprivate space with landscaping and shade trees.

 

GOAL 4: ACHIEVE WIDESPREAD PUBLIC AWARENESS AND INVOLVEMENT IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION THROUGHOUT THE HPOZ.

Objective 4.1 Inform local residents, the preservation community, the general public and decision makers about historic preservation issues and initiatives, and facilitate public access to this information.

Objective 4.2 Inform the public and preservation community about effective preservation techniques and resources, and how they may be used to preserve historic properties and enhance the quality of life.

Objective 4.3 Promote public participation in the Jefferson Park HPOZ review process.

 

GOAL 5: ASSIST IN THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HPOZ ORDINANCE.

Objective 5.1 Facilitate fair and impartial decisions regarding proposed projects.

Objective 5.2 Educate and inform the HPOZ community about the benefi ts of historic preservation.

Objective 5.3 Create an easy to understand resource of information, including architectural styles found within the neighborhood that can be used to assist in maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation to historic buildings and structures.

Objective 5.4 Work with the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety and the City of Los Angeles Housing Department to improve enforcement of the HPOZ ordinance.

Objective 5.5 Promote better understanding of the HPOZ ordinance among city agencies, including the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council and the local Council Offi ce.