On Friday, August 2, the County of Los Angeles Historical Landmarks and Records Commission voted to initiate the preparation of a historic resource evaluation on Alpine Village.
This will assess the site’s historical significance and eligibility for local landmark designation. After the assessment is complete, the Commission will hold a public meeting and vote on whether to nominate the property for landmark designation. Their next meeting is scheduled for October 25.
The nomination would then come back before the Commission at a second meeting for their recommendation vote to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The Board would cast the ultimate vote on designation.
Opened in 1968, Alpine Village is historically significant for its role in the celebration and promotion of German cultural heritage in Los Angeles County and as an excellent example of the themed shopping court property type. While the property bears a Torrance address, it is located a few blocks east of Torrance in a section of unincorporated Los Angeles County. Both the landmark designation process and any project review for the site would be conducted by the County of Los Angeles.