Taix French Restaurant

Plans to redevelop Taix fail to respect the historic character and scale of Echo Park

Taix French Restaurant

The Echo Park Historical Society has serious concerns about the proposal to redevelop the Taix restaurant site, based on the most recent renderings and project description presented to the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

The development proposal unveiled last week is substantially different from what was shared previously in briefings with members of our board. Furthermore, the EPHS has not endorsed any of the concepts for the site.

The latest proposal is far short of respecting and referencing the historic character and scale of Echo Park. It is unacceptable.

The EPHS is opposed to the current concept for the Taix site. Our organization, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the neighborhood’s historic and cultural heritage, would like to see substantial changes to the design of the project and its relationship with surrounding buildings and vistas.

Our organization is not opposed to development and recognizes the need for housing. We welcome innovative contemporary architectural design. But these goals can be achieved in a way that is sensitive to the neighborhood, allowing for the creation of new and beloved landmarks.

The EPHS and other neighborhood groups and organizations deserve a greater voice in shaping this project, which is planned on a critical stretch of Echo Park’s business district.

In addition, the EPHS supports efforts to nominate the Taix site as a Historic-Cultural Monument. Our organization looks forward to working with our neighbors, the developer, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell and other organizations in creating a project that respects the past of Echo Park while preparing for its future.

— Echo Park Historical Society Board of Directors

 

Meeting Reminder: Find out how the Mills Act may save you money on your historic property

The Echo Park Historical Society will present a brief introduction to the Mills Act program for owners of historically significant properties during our quarterly meeting on April 24.

A representative from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office will provide an overview on how the program works. The Mills Act is the single most important economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners.

Learn more about the Mills Act during the Echo Park Historical Society’s quarterly meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24 at Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St.

For more information contact us at ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org

Mills Act 2019–Echo Park Historical Society

Own a historic property? Learn how the Mills Act may save you money

The Echo Park Historical Society will present a brief introduction to the Mills Act program for owners of historically significant properties during our quarterly meeting on April 24.

A representative from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office will provide an overview on how the program works. The Mills Act is the single most important economic incentive program in California for the restoration and preservation of qualified historic buildings by private property owners.

Learn more about the Mills Act during the Echo Park Historical Society’s quarterly meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24 at Echo Park Branch Library, 1410 W. Temple St.

For more information contact us at ephs@HistoricEchoPark.org

Mills Act 2019–Echo Park Historical Society

What can you do preserve Los Angeles and Echo Park? Find out this week

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In conjunction with the Echo Park Improvement Association,  The Echo Park Historical Society has invited special guest Ken Bernstein of the City of Los Angeles Department of Historic Resources to discuss preservation efforts during a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7 pm at Williams Hall at Barlow Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way.

 Mr. Bernstein will discuss the work that the department does and how community members can participate in preserving historic sites and landmarks.  The presentation will be followed by a moderated Questions & Answers session.

What Can You Do To Preserve Los Angeles?

Thursday, January 5, 2016 @ 7pm
Williams Hall, Barlow Hospital
2000 Stadium Way