Trying to Figure out the LA HPOZ Program?
Kim Tashman holds a Masters Degree from the USC School of Architecture in Historic Preservation / Heritage Conservation. Kim and Joey lead our team in all matters related to HPOZ projects. You can contact us directly through the form below and describe your project and needs and Joey will set up a consultation with you directly. We provide HPOZ consultation services for all of Los Angeles County. Get a consultation scheduled this week!
At Tashman's, we know the HPOZ process back to front. Kim will help you through the entire process of board meetings, city approval processes, architectural layout design approvals, and all of the customary layouts and the various steps involved. The Los Angeles’ Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) ordinance, passed in 1979, allows a neighborhood to petition the city for designation as a historic district. If the designation is approved, any significant changes to structures within the zone require special approval from a panel made up of residents, a realtor, a contractor and an architect (the "HPOZ Board"). Today, Los Angeles has 30 designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zones covering a variety of neighborhoods of 25,000 properties, and another 15 neighborhoods that are in the process of applying for this designation.
Benefits of Preservation
Historic preservation is not just about regulations that prevent inappropriate changes to historic resources. Successful historic preservation programs also make available positive incentives, providing property owners financial and technical tools that help give new life to historic properties.
Economic incentives are available to historic preservation projects at the local, state and federal levels.
- Mills Act Historical Property Contract Program
- Federal Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
- California’s State Historical Building Code
- Adaptive Reuse Ordinance
- Getty Incentives Publication for Homeowners
- Los Angeles Conservancy Incentives Paper
- Other Funding/Loan Agencies
- The HPOZ Review Process
- How to Submit a Project for HPOZ Review
- HPOZ Initial Screening Checklist
- Board Information
- Successful Projects
Tashman Home Center is an approved HPOZ Vendor! If your property lies in one of the 30 designated Historic Preservation Overlay Zones, Tashman's can help you navigate the HPOZ approval process.
We are experts in restoring and replacing windows and doors with historically correct materials and styles. Tashman Home Center also understands HPOZ requirements and can help you provide the necessary information to get your project approved by your local HPOZ board. Speak with Kim directly about all of your needs and concerns regarding HPOZ work on your home.
Los Angeles Conservancy - In addition to our approved HPOZ Vendor status we are also an approved Resource Professional for the Los Angeles Conservancy.
Frequently Asked Question
How are you going to help us with the HPOZ approval process?
Our window and door experts understand the sensitivity of historic home preservation. As an approved HPOZ vendor we can help you with the HPOZ process and requirements put forth by the HPOZ board.
What are the products and services you provide?
Tashman's not only oversees the design of the historically correct, custom-made wood windows and doors, we also fabricates them and provide their custom installation.
Do you work with architects and contractors?
Tashman's has over 60 years experience working with architects and contractors. We are able to provide drawings, samples, or anything needed for the design, execution, and installation of HPOZ approved windows and doors.
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HPOZ Approved Exterior Paint Colors
If you would like to know what’s involved in selecting exterior house paint colors for homes residing in the 30 HPOZ districts, please read our blog, Selecting Exterior Paint Colors for HPOZ Designated Homes.
Tashman's provides custom, professional installation done with our own crews (License #: 298720) — not subcontractors. When it comes to windows and doors being replaced or installed, we guarantee our work with a warranty. At Tashman's, we're known for our attention to detail. If we do the installation, we make sure it's done right the first time. We pride ourselves on our craftsmanship for both window and door installation services.
What People Are Saying
"I used Tashman Home Center for restoring and fixing my 60-plus year old home in the Sherman Oaks Hills. Kenny Tashman, the owner was great; very smart and knowledgable in his field. Kenny accessed the problem very well and did a great job in correcting it. Practically every window and door had to be fixed and or replaced. We also added security screen doors and new lighting fixtures throughout the house.
Kenny made sure that every window and door was restored back to its original look. His employees worked hard and knew what they were doing when it comes to windows, doors, screens and lighting fixtures.
Kenny also has a great approach in that he made sure to walk me through all different options available, so there was a choice, both in the best price as well as the best product.
I have also use Tashman Home Center, on Santa Monica Blvd. just East of Fairfax, for our apartment buildings. The store is a super place that has most hardware needs from making new keys, to tools and fixtures – just to name a few.
I highly recommend Tashman Home Center, Thank you,"
Francine Robbins, Sherman Oaks Hills