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West Hollywood makes historic preservation more difficult

April 30, 2009 |  7:20 am

There have been many epic debates in West Hollywood about preserving the city's historic housing stock. Now, the WeHo News is reporting that the city is talking about new regulations that could put a greater burden on preservationists:

Buffeted by recent attempts to stop redevelopment from demolishing the West Hollywood’s considerable historic housing stock, the council decided before Sal Guarriello’s death to make it more difficult for preservationists to nominate properties for cultural heritage protections.
The amendments to existing law would lengthen the time between possible nominations from five to ten years, as well as shorten the time for appeals of the council’s denial of historic status to 12 months.
-- Shelby Grad