Miracle Mile Historic Preservation Overlay Zone

Staff Contact:
Erik Van Breene
(213) 978-1487
Community Plan Area(s):


Council District(s):
5, 10
Area Planning Commission(s):


Historic Preservation Overlay Zone Board:

Meeting Dates and Time:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month; 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Location:
Fairfax Branch Library,
161 S Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Current Agenda:Central Los Angeles Commissions

The Miracle Mile HPOZ comprises 1,347 properties and is located in the Mid-Wilshire community of central Los Angeles. Its boundaries are Wilshire Boulevard to the north, San Vicente Boulevard to the south, La Brea Avenue to the east, and Orange Grove Avenue to the west. The HPOZ is composed largely of one-story single-family residences in the portion north of Olympic Boulevard and one and two-story multi-family residences in portion south of Olympic Boulevard; construction dates for properties within the district range from 1921 to approximately 2015, although the dominant period of development is the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s.

Most buildings in the HPOZ reflect styles associated with the Period Revival modes of architecture, including Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Mediterranean Revival, French Revival, and American Colonial Revival. Minimal Traditional-style buildings and Mid-Century Modern apartment buildings are present as well. The district is characterized by the consistency of building styles and massing, as well as its spatial and landscape features such as concrete sidewalks, mature trees, relatively consistent lot sizes, uniform setbacks, and a skewed orthogonal street pattern.


Preservation Plan
Citywide HPOZ Ordinance
District Ordinance



Background Information

Survey Records 1 (12th St.-Cochran Ave)
Survey Records 2 (Curson Ave.-Hauser Blvd.)
Survey Records 3 (Masselin Ave.-Redondo Dr.)
Survey Records 4 (Ridgeley Dr.-Sycamore Ave.)
Survey Report

Application Information