August 25, 1988 |
Leaders of an association of 12 Highland Park neighborhood groups have formally embraced the citywide slow-growth movement, announcing their own campaign for development controls. The Highland Park Neighborhood Assn. proposed a combination of density restrictions, historic preservation zones and design review standards.
October 6, 1988 |
Los Angeles city planners are drawing up a proposed ordinance to temporarily limit development in historic sections of Highland Park at the request of a City Council committee. The proposal for the ordinance was introduced at a council meeting last week by Councilwoman Gloria Molina. It is intended to preserve turn-of-the-century houses and aging storefronts during a review of building limits in the city's general plan for development of the northeast area.
April 6, 1989
The Los Angeles City Council has rescinded an agreement with a developer who was planning to buy and renovate a landmark 1920s police station in Highland Park and build retail shops around it. Alhambra developer Maurice R. Chasse has been planning to restore the building and develop the 1.3 acres around it since 1986, but City Council members said negotiations have taken too long.
January 16, 1988 |
Viewing the Ebinger House, prominently sited on the side of a steep hill in Highland Park, it is easy to envision the area northeast of downtown as the comfortable suburb it once was. The Tudor-styled, brown-and-biege house at 369 N. Avenue 53 is a rambling, three-story, Craftsman-designed structure that was built in 1913. Numerous other Craftsman-inspired structures are scattered throughout Highland Park which, from about 1890 to 1930, was one of the city's more desirable communities.
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December 11, 1990 |
Walker Dibben had worked for Carson, Pirie, Scott, an upscale Chicago department store, but when he opened a business in Highland Park in 1938, he had a different sort of shop in mind--selling affordable merchandise to the working-class immigrants who lived nearby. He called the place on Figueroa Street "The People's Department Store."
June 17, 1993
The park that shares the name of the Highland Park community is among 20 in the city of Los Angeles that would receive increased police security this summer as an alternative to a proposed ban on gang members at recreational facilities. The park, located at 6150 Piedmont Ave., serves Highland Park and surrounding communities, including Mt. Washington, Cypress and Eagle Rock.
June 27, 1985 |
The Los Angeles Police Department's historic Northeast Division station house in Highland Park, vacant for two years, may get a second life as a senior citizens' retirement home, a movie studio, a center for handicapped children, or an office building. Anxious to have the landmark building preserved and back in use, the city has been soliciting proposals for the station house's future for the last several months and expects to receive about a dozen by the end of this week.
March 30, 1989 |
A proposed light-rail line through Highland Park got a boost last week when 26 area representatives endorsed the route at a meeting of a regional association of elected officials. The vote by a policy advisory committee of the Southern California Assn. of Governments united elected representatives of the areas along the proposed rail line from downtown Los Angeles to South Pasadena.
August 29, 1985 |
There's a new sign in the window at Ivers Department Store in Highland Park. Gone is the "For Sale" sign that hung for more than a year after what was once Highland Park's major commercial draw went out of business. Instead, a "For Lease" sign went up recently. And the building's new owner, a real estate development company, plans to have new occupants in before the end of this year.
December 10, 1987 |
Two California Craftsman-style houses in Highland Park have been saved from demolition by preservation enthusiasts who bought the homes from a developer last week and plan to restore them. Ted Kitos, a West Hollywood official who says restoring old houses is his passion, bought the homes on North Figueroa Street jointly with West Hollywood Mayor Alan Viterbi after reading about them in newspaper articles.