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									                                                                                       OVERVIEW
DRAFT PRESERVATION PLAN WORKBOOK - JUNE 12, 2003


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Workbook Overview
                                                                      A typical page from the Preservation Plan Workbook
This workbook is intended to serve as a city-wide tool for the
development of Preservation Plans for individual Historic
Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs). The workbook lays out a
                                                                                                                                                                          RESIDENTIAL REHABILITATION
suggested format and composition of a Preservation Plan, with                                                                                                                                                         PRESERVATION PLAN WORKSHEET PAGE
                                                                               DRAFT PRESERVATION PLAN WORKBOOK -JUNE 12, 2003
an emphasis on both effective city-wide implementation and                                                                                                                                                            THIS SIDE WILL NOT BE PART OF FINAL DOCUMENT
local adaptability to community-specific preservation issues and                6.2.2 Windows
concerns.                                                                                                                                                                                                            Notes on text:                                                                                    Additional graphics:

                                                                                                                                     PURPOSE AND INTENT
Before We Begin...
                                                                                                                                     Windows strongly define the character of a structure’s design. These             Architectural style usually dictates the type of window used on a structure. For example,         Select addtional photos from this area to
                                                                                                                                     openings define character through their shape, size, construction,               metal sliders are common windows on Contemporary style structures and wood-framed                 insert .
 Yes, your document will be “normal-sized” when finished!                                                                            arrangement on the façade, materials, and profile. Important defining            windows are consistent with early 20th century styles such as Colonial Revival and
                                                                                                                                     features of a window include the sill profile, the height of the rails, the      Craftsman. You may customize this section by adding details that are reflective of the
 (The end product will have standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch pages)                                                                                                                                                          architectural styles in your HPOZ.
                                                                                                                                     pattern of the panes and muntins, the arrangement of the sashes, the
 No, it will not necessarily have this many pages!                               1 over 1        2 over 2      6           over 1    depth of the jamb, and the width and design of casing and the head. In
                                                                                                                                     some cases, the color and texture of the glazing are also important.
 (Each HPOZ Preservation Plan will likely have only a subset of the
                                                                                 rectangular   double-hung wood            windows


 city-wide building styles and types found in this Workbook.)                                                                        Most windows found in Los Angeles Historic Districts are wood-frame
                                                                                                                                     true divided light windows. True divided light windows have multiple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Normally, windows are an important component of a Preservation Plan. You may wish to
                                                                                                                                     panes of glass. These windows are usually double-hung, fixed, or                 reflect this by selecting relatively instructive verbs and crafting precise design guidelines.
                                                                                                                                     casement style windows. Double-hung windows have operable sashes
                                                                                                                                     that slide vertically. Casement windows open either outwards or
                                                                                                                                     inwards away from the wall. In some areas, metal frame casement or
The Growth of HPOZs in Los Angeles                                             1 over 1          6 over 1       2 over 2             fixed divided light windows are common. These windows range from
                                                                                                                                     simple one-over-one windows to windows with panes in specialty
                                                                               round  top      double-hung wood   windows

                                                                                                                                     shapes or leaded and stained glass.
The City of Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zones                                                                                                                                                          When customizing guidelines in this section, please remember that a range of guidelines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      are listed on these pages to foster discussion and debate regarding the key points. A full
                                                                                                                                     GUIDELINES
have grown steadily in recent years. The first HPOZ, Angelino                                                                                                                                                         assortment of topics and issues are listed, you may wish to cross many out, and add
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      many more. You will find that some may not apply in your HPOZ, and others may be
Heights, was adopted in 1983. Two additional districts were                                                                          .1 Preserve the materials and design of historic windows and their
                                                                                                                                        surrounds, including hardware.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      contradictory to those that do. Guidelines that do not apply may be deleted, reversed, or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rephrased. General guidelines may be developed in more detail to suit the character of
created in the 1980’s. Five districts were added in the 1990’s.                                                                                                                                                       your HPOZ. You may find it helpful to make a list of topics you feel are important, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      then draft guidelines to address each one.
                                                                                                                                     .2 The historic pattern of windows on a façade should be maintained.
Eight new districts have been adopted between 2000 and 2003,                          Specialty double-hung wood windows


and as of June 2003, there are 15 additional proposed historic                                                                       .3 The historic location of windows on a façade should be maintained.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guidelines are different than goals. They should be specific and prescribe a course of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      action rather than announce a desireable end goal. For help on drafting guidelines,
districts currently under study.                                                                                                     .4 The size and proportions of historic windows on a façade should be            please refer to the introduction of this section.
                                                                                                                                        maintained.

Helping Each HPOZ Help Itself                                                                                                        .5 Filling in or altering the size of historic windows is inappropriate.

                                                                                                                                     .6 Filing in or altering the size of historic windows on primary facades
                                                                                                                                        is inappropriate.                                                             You may wish to include local reference information and more detailed tips and tricks
This workbook allows each HPOZ to begin the process of                                                                                                                                                                regarding window repair in the appendix. Also, it may benefit many applicants to provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a listing of archtectural salvage yards or custom window manufacturors in the area.
developing a Preservation Plan specifically tailored to address                                                                      .7 Adding new windows to building facades, especially on primary
                                                                                                                                        facades, is generally inappropriate.
local preservation issues and concerns. A basic overview of
                                                                                                                                     .8 New windows on historic facades should match the rhythm and
each required component is provided, along with supplemental                                                                            scale of the existing windows on the facade. Adding new windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The nomenclature involving windows can at times be confusing for a new reader. Be
information and resources to guide further study and                                                                                    to historic facades, especially on primary facades, is also
                                                                                                                                        inappropriate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sure to include diagrams like the one at left to familiarize the reader with the different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      components, and also include such terms in the definitions section.
development. The content and scope of the workbook pages
                                                                                                                                     .9 Repair windows or doors wherever possible instead of replacing
are designed to incorporate and address preservation                                                                                    them.
throughout the City of Los Angeles. As such many pages will
                                                                                                                                     .10 When replacement of these windows is necessary, replacement
not apply to a specific HPOZ, whereas, other pages will require                                                                          windows should match the historic windows in size, shape,
detailed development and emphasis as a local Preservation                                                                                                                                                       61
                                                                                                                                                                                              6.2.2 W INDOWS
Plan is developed.

The Workbook Page

Each page of the Workbook is double-wide, at 11x17 inches.                                                                          !"#$%&'("%)#%*%+),-.))-%/*0"1                                                     ,'0G$%&'("%)#%%*%+),-.))-%/*0"1
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source materials, instructional text, photos, diagrams, drawings,
and instructions to aid in the creation of a Preservation Plan.
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explanations, background information, helpful hints, advice, and                                                                                                                                                      RR%=>4@:<U%C>H%A=BB%>3F%=>4B7H:%F@=<%NC45E;37>H%DCF:;=CBL
                                                                                          OVERVIEW
DRAFT PRESERVATION PLAN WORKBOOK - JUNE 12, 2003


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The Workbook Page - CONTINUED

photos to choose from are found on the right. The finished        subcommittees in charge of a particular section. The workbook
Preservation Plan for each HPOZ will be a standard 8 1/2 X 11     format provides the common fabric on which to debate and
inch page (essentially taking the left half of each page, as      discuss each element of a Preservation Plan. Distribute a
formatted and developed by each HPOZ).                            section of the workbook to interested members of the
                                                                  community at one meeting, and encourage people to return with
The Content                                                       comments, suggestions, photos, and additional input regarding
                                                                  that section at the next meeting. Then merge and synthesize
During the development of the Workbook, it became clear that      the diverse array of contributions into a Preservation Plan that
the most effective way to guide a discussion of content was to    truly reflects each HPOZ community.
front-load each page with a range of issues and concerns that
may or may not be applicable to a specific HPOZ. These topics     Adoption
were gathered from a diverse array of HPOZ Boardmembers,
Planning Staff, Community Residents, Business Owners and          As each community moves through this workbook, a loose
other local stakeholders. The attempt is to address as many       Preservation Plan will begin to emerge. It is anticipated that
potential points of interest as possible, while encouraging       nearly all HPOZs will begin the development of Preservation
additional topics as well as allowing complete flexibility to     Plans after release of this document, but the actual pace of
modify or omit specific preservation language or entire subject   development will largely be a function of local activism and
areas.                                                            input. Some HPOZs have already begun the process of drafting
                                                                  a Preservation Plan for their community. Others are just
The Process                                                       beginning. It is the intent of this workbook to match and
                                                                  incorporate the format of existing draft plans developed by
Grab a red pen and grab a pencil and start marking it up. Each    HPOZs, while providing additional resources, information, and
page of the Preservation Plan workbook is intended to guide       content to facilitate the adoption process. In this manner, a
discussion and provide the framework within which an HPOZ         unified format for implementation can be agreed upon City-wide,
may arrive at community censensus. Although much content          while retaining the freedom and flexibility of a Preservation Plan
and information has already been developed for this Workbook,     to respond to each HPOZ.                                                                                                  16
the information has in no way been sorted, modified, added to,
adjusted, or developed to reflect a Preservation Plan for a       More information on the adoption process of a Preservation
specific HPOZ.                                                    Plan, including required public hearings, public notification and                 Adopted HPOZs as of June 2003
                                                                  involvement, and Planning Department and Cultural Heritiage
                                                                                                                                                    HPOZ                    Adoption Date
Pick a section, pull out the 11x17 workbook page, and review      involvement is available from Planning Department Staff.                          1. Angelino Heights     9/29/83
the sample language located on the left side of the page. Next,                                                                                     2. South Carthay        5/9/84
look over the notes, helpful advice, procedural explanations,                                                                                       3. Melrose Hill         3/3/88
                                                                                                                                                    4. Miracle Mile North   5/17/90
background information, images, diagrams, and tables on the
                                                                                                                                                    5. Whitley Heights      5/9/92
right side of the page. Circle images or drawings you feel are                                                                                      6. Spaulding Square     5/21/93
                                                                   Look for text balloons like this one throughout the Workbook. Usually found
appropriate. Cross out those that aren’t. Emphasize certain        on the right hand side of the page, these balloons are full of helpful advice,   7. Highland Park        6/7/94
guidelines, eliminate others that may not be applicable. Cross     instructions, background information, and explanations to assist the reader      8. Carthay Circle       7/24/98
                                                                                                                                                    9. University Park      3/22/00
out whole sentences, reverse verbs, and elimate the intentional    in developing a Preservation Plan. Some balloons also serve as
                                                                   placeholders on the page, awaiting your input and expertise.                     10. Adams-Normandie     7/5/00
contradictory guideline content of the workbook as you reach                                                                                        11. La Fayette Square   7/26/00
consensus. The intent of the workbook is to be as flexible as                                                                                       12. Harvard Heights     8/2/00
possible in design and approach- the printed word on the page                                                                                       13. Western Heights     3/2/01
                                                                                                                                                    14. Vinegar Hill        4/4/01
is only to spark debate and discussion. The final document
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                                                                                                                                                    15. Banning Park        5/9/01
should be a product of your community.                                                                                                              16. Gregory Ain Tract   3/14/03

Division of Labor

Developing a Preservation Plan will require much effort and        Many pages have additional graphics or images to choose from on the right
community involvement. Many HPOZs may wish to move                 hand side of the page. Most likely, each HPOZ will wish to supplement
through this document section by section, covering a few pages     these graphics with local pictures of examples from within the neighborhood.
                                                                   Digital images may easily be inserted into this graphics-friendly format.
of the workbook at each meeting. Others may wish to form

								
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