The Echo Park Historical Society is urging its members and residents to voice their support for a proposed set of city guidelines to protect the small and historic scale of buildings west of Echo Park Lake.
The guidelines for what planners call a Community Design Overlay would make it much more difficult to demolish historic structures. It would also recommend that any new structures and renovations fit into the historic character and scale of the existing neighborhood. The guidelines would not prohibit new construction or prevent property owners from remodeling their homes. They would simply protect the historic features of the neighborhood and force developers of giant projects, such as a 200-foot-long housing development proposed by Angelus Temple, to come up with smaller alternatives.
If you would like to support our effort, please contact us at ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org