Restoration plan for 215 S. Wilton Place passes to Cultural Heritage Commission – Larchmont Buzz


In October, the owners of 215 S. Wilton Place, an historic cultural landmark in LA City, are due to submit plans to the Cultural Heritage Commission to restore the front stairs, retaining wall, porch floor and much of the entire building. interior of the house, which have been demolished without the required permits or approvals for a historic house.

Recently, a reader asked us what was going on with the historic home at 215 S. Wilton Place, where we reported this spring that the new owners had removed the front stairs and retail wall, as well as the floor of the store. porch and almost the entire interior of the interior of the historic house, despite the house’s status as a protected historic cultural monument.

According to the Planning Department, the current owner has met a deadline of June 1, 2021 to hire a preservation architect.

“Office of Historic Resources (OHR) staff met with architect Michele McDonough and owner representative Kay Lee on site on July 19,” a planning department spokesperson told The Buzz. “The restoration plans are still being developed. We hope that the architect will present an update on the project to the Cultural Heritage Commission in October.

Planning staff indicate that the meeting agenda will include updated appeal / virtual hearing instructions when the agenda is posted on the calendar site closer to the date of the meeting. The meeting will likely be virtual, in accordance with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer At Home ordinance. However, in-person or virtual participation in a public hearing is optional and is not required for those who wish to provide written public comments or ask questions about the project.

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