As a result of our community’s hard work and perseverance, the City of Los Angeles designated much of Jefferson Park a historic district in July 2011! This is an important and significant achievement. Our neighborhood joins 28 other communities across the City which have been recognized for their unique cultural and architectural significance. The City creates historic districts with a special ordinance called the Historic Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ).
With this designation our community will be able to preserve the distinctive character and beauty of our neighborhood, which in turn will preserve the rich cultural and architectural history of Jefferson Park for future generations.
Historic districts in Los Angeles are defined by a special zoning ordinance called the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), which is a city planning department designation added to our existing zoning regulations.
Twenty-nine Los Angeles neighborhoods have earned this distinction so far.
Learn more about this at the links below (or the same ones in the right column
menu), and post your questions in the discussion forum.
Some of the flyers that were made available during the HPOZ adoption process are archived here.