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About the UNNC Jefferson Park Ad-Hoc Committee

I want to provide you with some background on the UNNC Jefferson Park Ad-Hoc Committee so you understand why it was formed and what its goals are.


As previously reported, about half of Jefferson Park was designated as a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone by the City of Los Angeles in June of 2011.
Structures in the HPOZ are designated as Contributors, Contributor-Altered, or Non-contributors.

4th and Jefferson Building Progress Update

The developers of the planned mixed use project at 2401-2425 W. Jefferson Blvd. have been actively working on obtaining final approvals needed to proceed with the project.

Current 4th and Jefferson

Much of Jefferson Park is now an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone!

CORRECTION: The Jefferson Park HPOZ is about 42% of Jefferson Park. The HPOZ is from Adams to Exposition from the east side of Arlington to the west side of 7th Ave, and from Adams to the south side of Jefferson between Arlington and Western.


Jefferson Park is now a city Historic Preservation Overlay Zone! The city council passed the final motion on June 28, 2011, and the mayor signed it promptly. The HPOZ is now in place. Thanks to everyone who helped get the word out and gather community support. Our outreach efforts and high turn-out at our public meetings were huge successes for our community. Along with our great architectural heritage, Jefferson Park is already being noted as having one of the most inclusive HPOZs in the City with one of the strongest cultural history contexts.


Questions about the HPOZ? Click here to contact us and we will route you to someone who knows the answer.

Planning Commission Hearing on HPOZ May 12th

Last week's public hearing at the Cultural Heritage Commission went very well.  The Cultural Heritage Commission certified the Jefferson Park Historic Resources Survey.  It also recommended that the City Planning Commission adopt the Jefferson Park Preservation Plan and approve the boundaries for the Jefferson Park HPOZ.

The next step in the HPOZ approval process is the City Planning Commission meeting (Agenda as PDF).  The tasks of the City Planning Commission are to:

  • adopt the Preservation Plan
  • and make a recommendation that approval of the Jefferson Park HPOZ move to City Council


Fire Service Day May 14th

Fire Service Day is May 14th, and our own Fire Station#34 puts on a great event, in partnership with United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council. There will be free rides and jumpers for the kids, fire fighting demonstrations including the Jaws-of-Life, music and a performance by American Indian dancers, and a variety of free food and food vendors. Fire Station #34 is at 3661 S. 7th Ave. The event runs from 10 am to 4pm!

Cultural Heritage Commission Hearing May 5th and HPOZ Conference May 7th

1. The next step in the adoption of the Jefferson Park Historic Overlay Zone is a Cultural Heritage Commission public hearing (Agenda - PDF). This Thursday, May 5th, they will be reviewing the accuracy of the Historic Resources Survey, reviewing that the proposed boundaries are correct, and reviewing that the proposed Jefferson Park HPOZ meets all the technical criteria. The hearing is at 10:00 a.m., City Hall, 200 North Spring St, Room 1010. The latest Jefferson Park Historic Preservation Plan draft is May 2011 and can be found here.

2. The citywide HPOZ conference is this Saturday, May 7th, and will be held at McCarty Memorial Church at 4101 W. Adams Blvd. As you may know we have multiple HPOZs in our area. Attendees will be taking walking tours of the West Adams Terrace HPOZ and the proposed Jefferson Park HPOZ. There will be updates on all 27 HPOZ around the city. Breakout sessions will include an "HPOZ 101" introduction on the basics of HPOZs for homeowners and residents. The cost for the conference is $20, which includes continental breakfast and lunch.  To learn more, please visit . To register online click here and scroll down or contact Flora Chou at (213) 430-4211. (Conference Flyer as a PDF) The conference is from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Update on March 8, 2011 HPOZ Hearing

Dear Neighbors,

Below is a short report on the City hearing last night at 6th Ave. Elementary School about our proposed HPOZ:
1.    Who was there:  Sixty to eighty of our neighbors attended the meeting (a great turn-out!!!), as well as our Neighborhood Council President Stevie Stern and Sylvia Lacey from Councilman Wesson’s office (thank you to both for supporting our efforts).
Attendees listen at March 8 Hearing
2.    What was said:  The City representatives gave a short general presentation about HPOZs.  The City reps then asked for statements from the community about the proposed Jefferson Park HPOZ.
They heard many people express STRONG support for the preservation of the cultural, social, and architectural history of Jefferson Park through approval of the proposed HPOZ. 
One person spoke that did not support the HPOZ.
There were recommendations for the inclusion of several properties as contributing to the HPOZ that were previously not considered contributing.

Tuesday, March 8 Hearing for Jefferson Park HPOZ

WHAT: Informational Open House and Public Hearing about the Jefferson Park Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Plan (HPOZ)
WHO: Department of City Planning and the Jefferson Park community
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8 (also Election day, so plan accordingly)
WHERE: 6th Avenue Elementary School, 3109 6th Ave., just north of Jefferson Blvd. location changed to CAFETERIA

December 7 HPOZ Workshop

There were about 120 residents at the December 7 HPOZ workshop. It was standing room only at the back of the room, and the city planner had to give the full one hour presentation a second time to accommodate the overflow crowd.

 Photo showing residents at December HPOZ workshop

Welcome to the new Jefferson Park website!

Welcome to the new Jefferson Park website!

December 2010 highlights:

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