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Resolved Issues

Wilson High School student protester Peter Rodriguez at LAUSD Board of Education meeting. Photo by Los Angeles Public Library.

1968 East L.A. Chicano Student Walkouts (Blowouts)

On June 26, 2018, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the "Walkout Schools of Los Angeles" on America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places list. Exposure at the national level heightened the awareness of these threatened sites.
(l-r): Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy and Fordsbasement/Flickr

710 Freeway Extension

In 2019, Governor Newsom signed SB-7 officially ending the decades-long effort to close the gap in the 710 Freeway, which threatened historic neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley.
Broadway Building. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Two historic Streamline Moderne buildings will be incorporated into the redesigned Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.
This 1889 building in the Boyle Heights neighborhood was converted for 51 affordable housing units in 2013. Photo by Larry Underhill

CA Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit

The California historic rehabilitation tax credit (SB 451) was signed into law in October, 2019 to create an important new incentive for economic development through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, many of which can be adaptively reused for much-needed housing. In 2022 the new program will officially go into effect.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Central Avenue

Community members and civic leaders are currently pressing for the creation of a Business Improvement District along the historic core of Central Avenue.
Broadway National Register Historic District. Photos by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Changes Proposed to National Register

National Park Service Proposed Destructive Revisions to National Register of Historic Places.

City of Los Angeles Fee Hike

The City Administrative Officer (CAO) had proposeded to raise L.A. City Planning fees by nearly 40 percent. Such a fee hike would have greatly increased historic preservation costs and reduced the potential for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the future.
Altered signage as it looks today. Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Driftwood Drive-Thru Dairy Pole Sign

One of very few intact drive-thru dairies in Los Angeles County, the Conservancy’s Modern Committee commissioned a nomination for listing in the California Register of Historical Resources to help protect this unique structure.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Farmers Insurance Building

Developer CIM has announced plans to adaptively reuse the historic Farmers Insurance Building as part of a larger residential project.
The Village Green in Baldwin Hills. Photo by Flora Chou/L.A. Conservancy

Garden Apartments

With low density and vast open space, historic garden apartments are increasingly vulnerable to demolition or excessive alteration.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Historic Post Offices

Despite continued public outcry, post offices around the country remain slated for closure, placing many historic buildings and community anchors at risk.
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Hollywood Center Project/Capitol Records Tower

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Millennium Hollywood Project in 2013, which will retain the iconic Capitol Records Tower. A new environmental impact report was released in April, 2020 for the Hollywood Center Project.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine / L.A. Conservancy

Jewel's Catch One

Jewel's Catch One, a significant cultural anchor within Los Angeles' black LGBTQ community, was purchased from its original owner in November 2015.