VERMONT KNOLLS HPOZ - HELP PRESERVE OUR HOMES & COMMUNITY
The Vermont Knolls Residential District (“Vermont Knolls”) presents this petition in support of forming a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (“HPOZ”).
The benefits of designating Vermont Knolls as a HPOZ are:
(1) clear design guidance that enables control over
(2) enhances sense of community and recognizes the contributions of the residents in
preserving the neighborhood;
(3) increases property values;
(4) provides eligibility for potential property tax savings under the Mills Act program; and
(5) bolsters neighborhood expertise in its historic and architectural character.
The Vermont Knolls Residential District was planned and subdivided by Walter H. Leimert in 1928. The neighborhood, currently located in South Los Angeles, was advertised as a low price, affordable middle-class neighborhood.
boundaries are 79th Street to the north, Vermont Avenue to the east, 83rd
Street to the south, and Normandie Avenue to the west.
Most of the homes are one story, single family dwellings with rear detached garages. A few duplexes and multi-family dwellings are spread throughout the district. The architectural property styles include Spanish Colonial, French Revival, Tudor Revival, and Minimal Traditional. The street patterns (such as semi-elliptical) were purposefully designed by the developer to distinguish the subdivision from the surroundings grids contributing to a unique sense of place.
In a report by SurveyLA, Vermont Knolls was flagged as potentially eligible for the HPOZ program.
Today, Vermont Knolls continues to be a multi-cultural residential neighborhood that is coming under attack by developers and "flippers" who are making alterations to these homes that are inconsistent with the historic character and architectural integrity of the neighborhood.
WE MUST SAVE AND PRESERVE OUR HOMES & COMMUNITY.
This petition will be presented Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and members of the City Council, and Planning and Land Use Committee:
Please add your name to this Petition to show SUPPORT to include Vermont Knolls Residential District in the HPOZ program.