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					                SurveyLA
       Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey



            MYhistoricLA
Guide to Public Participation in SurveyLA
                                    Today’s Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Survey LA Overview

3. MYhistoricLA Guide Overview

4. Beyond SurveyLA

5. Using the MYhistoricLA Data Table & Guide

6. Next Steps


 LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                    What is SurveyLA?
•Managed by the City’s Office of
Historic Resources (OHR)
•First-ever systematic program to
identify significant historic resources
throughout the city
• Includes background research,
field inspections and documentation
• Will be completed 2010-2012
                                               St. Vincent de Paul Church - Figueroa and
•Multi-year grant agreement with                                 Adams

the Getty for $2.5 million with a City
match
   LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                  SurveyLA Overview
  Professional surveyors will conduct field
  inspections from the public right-of-way
  to:

• Identify architectural, physical, and
  visual qualities and characteristics

• Assess the impacts of alterations

• Document properties with photos

• Survey identification does not mean
  designation
  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                    Here’s where we start:
                   Year 1 Survey Areas (2010)
                                       Year 1 Community Plan Areas to be Surveyed

                                       1. Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey (22,015)
                                       2. West Los Angeles (16,107)
                                       3. Harbor Gateway (7,790)
                                       4. Wilmington-Harbor City (13,628)
                                       5. San Pedro (17,803)
                                       6. South Los Angeles (50,722)
                                       7. Southeast Los Angeles (46,198)
                                       8. West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert (37,509)
                                       9. Central City North (2,920)
                                       10. Hollywood (43,369)
                                       11. Sunland-Tujunga-Shadow Hills-Lakeview
                                           Terrace-East La Tuna Canyon (23,945)


LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                  Why do we need your help?

You know your neighborhood best! Get involved to help
  us:

• Provide information to professional surveyors regarding
  resources of architectural, social, cultural and historical
  significance in your community

• Go beyond the obvious architectural significance
  – tell us the stories                 MYhistoricLA
                                            is…




 LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                     Benefits to Communities

• Community Plan Updates
   – Which areas should remain free of new development?
• Adaptive Reuse Projects
   – Which structures should be renovated and put to a
      new use?
• Cultural Tourism
   – Are there original intact neighborhoods or individual
      locations of cultural and historic significance that
      people would like to know more about?
• Economic Development
   – How can historic resources attract investment in your
      community?

LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                       Benefits to Communities
•Filming Activity
    – Are there places in your neighborhood of interest to the
      film industry?
• Disaster Response
    – After a natural or man-made disaster, which places
      should not be demolished?
• Academic/Community Research
    – Easily accessible information on the web about places of
      significance in the City.
• Identify a Sense of Place
    – A tool for unifying communities through the identification
      of assets of historical, social and cultural significance
  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                MYhistoricLA Guide

What is it?
•A step-by-step instruction
guide for communities to
use in gathering and
compiling information about
important historic resources
in your neighborhood

•Information will be directly
used to conduct the citywide
survey

 LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                               MYhistoricLA Guide

 • Provides a framework for understanding the type of
   information needed for SurveyLA

 • Identifies and describes specific activities to help you
   gather that information

 • Relies on a Neighborhood Coordinator and a
   Coordinating Committee to mobilize and organize the
   community to complete the activities



LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                               MYhistoricLA Guide

The Guide includes three activity categories:

     • MYneighborhood: Neighborhood Walkabout
       and Photo Collection activities

     • MYstory: Personal interviews

     • MYplace: Specific research activities



LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

The activities are designed to:

• Be managed as a community effort

• Build upon each other

• Allow you to choose which activity or activities work best for
  your community based on:
   – Existing information on historic resources
   – Amount and type of volunteers recruited
   – Amount of time you have

  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYneighborhood

Neighborhood Walkabout Goals:

• Identify potential individual historic resources and districts to
  be included in SurveyLA

• Provide a specific list and photographs of these resources
  by address

• Identify research opportunities for additional information


  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                          MYneighborhood

Neighborhood Walkabout Process:

• Recruit volunteers to conduct a walking tour of the neighborhood to
  identify potentially significant properties

• Use maps and information in the Architectural Guide to Los Angeles
  (Gebhard/Winter, 2003) as a starting point

• Record potentially significant properties

• Identify important characteristics of potential historic districts

     Tips and step-by-step instructions are included in the MYhistoricLA Guide


   LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYneighborhood

Community Photo Collection Goals:

• Collect historic photographs that can provide valuable
  information about historic resources in your community

• Generate interest and broader involvement in SurveyLA

• Help the community preserve their history

• Identify properties that may need additional research

  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYneighborhood

Community Photo Collection Process:

• Identify a location in the community to hold an event to scan
  or collect copies of historic images
• Create a set of scans or copies for submission to SurveyLA
• Capture addresses and other valuable data from the
  photograph or source

Tips and step-by-step instructions are included in the MYhistoricLA Guide



  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYstory

MYstory - Interview Activity Goals:

• Capture the stories about individual buildings or
  neighborhoods from people who live there

• Create a richer understanding of the shared history of the
  community that can help inform SurveyLA

• Identify properties that may need additional research


  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                          MYstory

MYstory - Interview Activity Process:
• Recruit volunteer interviewers
• Identify potential interviewees (long-time residents,
  neighborhood historians, participants in important social or
  cultural events, etc.)
• Using the template provided, create a series of specific
  questions for the interview
• Don’t forget that interviewees are often good sources for
  historic photographs and other materials
Tips and step-by-step instructions are included in the MYhistoricLA Guide


   LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYplace

MYplace - Research Goals:

• Conduct research to provide property-specific information
  regarding potentially significant buildings and districts in
  your neighborhood

• Confirm or provide additional information about properties
  or neighborhoods identified in MYneighborhood and
  MYstory activities



  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYplace

MYplace - Research Process:

• Compile existing information about properties or areas in
  your community to identify research tasks that need to be
  completed
• Recruit volunteers to divide the research into smaller, more
  manageable tasks
• Review the Research Assignments and provide volunteer
  training as needed
• Prepare all data gathered during MYhistoricLA for
  submission to OHR

  Tips and step-by-step instructions included in the MYhistoricLA Guide
  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                         MYplace

MYplace - Research sources may include:

• Assessor Data
•
• Historic Building Permits

• Historic Maps

• Newspaper and journal articles

• Historic Photographs
  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

  How do I record all the information gathered during
  MYhistoricLA activities?

Each activity has accompanying forms for recording the
relevant information:

   • Neighborhood Walkabout Survey Form
   • Photograph Identification Form
   • Interview Questionnaire



  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

MYhistoricLA Data Table:

• A Microsoft Excel data table was developed to organize
  information collected by MYhistoricLA activities into a
  consistent format

• Following each activity, the property-specific information on
  the forms should be recorded in the Data Table

• The Data Table and instructions for use are included in the
  MYhistoricLA Guide

  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

This seems overwhelming –
How can our community
accomplish these goals?




  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

Tips and Resources:

• Remember that you can choose to do as many or as few
  activities as you like, depending on the needs, expertise,
  and interest within the community

• Any information submitted through MYhistoricLA is valuable
  to the survey effort, even if you don’t have all of the data
  outlined on the forms or in the MyhistoricLA Data Table



  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                 MYhistoricLA Guide

Tips and Resources:

• Additional information about SurveyLA and MYhistoricLA is
  available on OHR’s website

• Office of Historic Resources staff is available to answer
  questions or provide additional information

• A lot of research can be done through online sources
  available from the Los Angeles Public Library and other
  places

  LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
                                           Next Steps

Ensure SurveyLA reflects the architectural, cultural, and
social history of your neighborhood/community

Encourage the participation of your neighborhood/
community in SurveyLA


•      Establish Coordinating Committee
•      Select and plan an activity
•      Implement the activity
•      Submit information/data to OHR


    LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT
             SurveyLA Contact Information
                  www.SurveyLA.org
   For more information about SurveyLA:
                                               Office of Historic Resources
                                               200 N. Spring Street, Room 620
                                               Los Angeles, CA 90012
                                               Janet Hansen, Deputy Manager
                                               (213) 978-1191 or
                                               Janet.Hansen@lacity.org


   For copies of the MYhistoricLA Guide and to participate in
   SurveyLA:
                                       Rita Moreno, Public Participation Coordinator
                                       (213) 978-1192 or rita.moreno@lacity.org


LOS ANGELES CITY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

				
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