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. In fact, economic incentives are available to historic preservation projects at the local, state and federal levels.
Tashman Home Center is an approved HPOZ Vendor. If your property lies in one of the 33 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.
Trying to Understand the LA HPOZ Program?
Kim Tashman holds a Masters Degree from the USC School of Architecture in Historic Preservation/Heritage Conservation.
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").
As of early 2017, City Council has designated thirty-three neighborhoods as HPOZs, ranging geographically from San Pedro to San Fernando and varying in size from two blocks to areas encompassing hundreds of structures. Additional proposed HPOZs are in the pipeline. Here are some helpful links to improve your understanding of the HPOZ program and some of the resources available to you as a property owner:
- Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ)
- Historical Research Guide
- Architectural Review
- Historic District Project Review
- Certified California Local Districts
- Local Historic Districts (HPOZs)
- Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program
- Window Repair & Retrofit: Studies + Research
- Incentives and Grants for Historic Preservation
- Community Plan Updates
- Proposed Land Use Regulations
- Planning Services
- Housing Crisis Act Implementation
- Historic Landmark Programs