West Hollywood | Los Angeles Conservancy
Photos (clockwise from upper left): Great Hall/Long Hall in Plummer Park by Joel H. Mark/West Hollywood Preservation Alliance; Pacific Design Center; residential street; Fire Station #8 by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy (3)

West Hollywood

At only 1.9 square miles in area, West Hollywood is one of the smallest cities in the county, yet it has a remarkable architectural and cultural heritage.

West Hollywood has been a Certified Local Government since 1991 and has a variety of protections and incentives available as part of its historic preservation program.

Incentives include the popular Mills Acts property tax abatement program, as well as waiving permit fees and parking and setback requirements.

The city’s historic preservation ordinance does not require owner consent to designate landmarks, making it particularly strong.

In 2008, West Hollywood completed an update of its historic resource inventory, which includes a revised context statement of the city’s unique growth and development.

The scoring details for this community appear below. To see scores for all communities, compare specific communities and categories, and learn more about the Report Card, visit our Report Card microsite.

Category (points available)
Total Score (out of a possible 245, plus Extra Credit): 
Historic Preservation Ordinance (150) / Honorary Ordinance (10): 
Dedicated Historic Preservation Commission (5): 
Dedicated Preservation Staff (15): 
Ability to Designate Historic Districts (15): 
Active Landmark Designation (at least annually) (5): 
Survey of Historic Resources: Citywide (15) / Partial (10): 
Survey Updated Within Past 5 Years (5): 
Mills Act Incentive Program (10): 
Additional Incentives (5): 
Certified Local Government (5): 
Historic Preservation Element or Plan (5): 
Extra Credit (1-25): 

If you'd like to get involved in preservation in West Hollywood, we suggest the following resources:

City Representative

Jennifer Alkire
Planning Manager
(323) 848-6487

Local Group

West Hollywood Preservation Alliance

If any of this information is out of date, or to suggest additional ways to get involved, please contact us at info@laconservancy.org or (213) 623-2489.

In addition to the Historic Preservation Element linked at left, most of the following resources are specific to West Hollywood. For general resources related to local preservation and our Preservation Report Card, please visit our Report Card microsite.

Historic Preservation Ordinance

Historic Resources Surveys

Designated Local Landmarks (map)

Guide to CEQA (Conservancy website)

If any of these links are broken or incorrect, or if you would like to suggest other resources for preservation in West Hollywood, please let us know by emailing info@laconservancy.org.