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Urgent Issues

Firestone Tire and Rubber Plant, "Building 2" by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Firestone Tire and Rubber Plant

Beginning in 2009, the Los Angeles Community College District has systematically demolished the former Firestone plant through a series of Environmental Review Projects. Now the last-remaining building is planned for demolition.
Photo by Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy

Barry Building

Through a deliberate act of no maintenance and removal of historic features, the owner is currently seeking demolition and approval by the City of Los Angeles.

City of Los Angeles Fee Hike

The City Administrative Officer (CAO) is proposing to raise L.A. City Planning fees by nearly 40 percent. Such a fee hike will greatly increase historic preservation costs and reduce the potential for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the future.
Historic 1960s image of Downtown Inglewood and Market Street. A proposed, elevated APM will travel through Market Street. Photo: Inglewood Public Library.

Inglewood Transit Connector Project

The City of Inglewood is proposing an elevated automated people mover (APM) that will travel through the heart of Downtown Inglewood's Market Street, potentially limiting its ability to continue serving its historic Main Street function.
Historic-Cultural Monument (HCM) Application

Crenshaw Women's Center

The first women's center to be established in Los Angeles from 1970-72 and significant for its LGBTQ+ associations. The building is currently threatened with demolition and redevelopment.
Otomisan Japanese Restaurant. Photo by Sue Hwang.

Nishiyama Residence/Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

Developed over a period of thirty years beginning in 1890 through the 1920s, 2504-2508 East First Street is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.
Bank of America Chinatown Branch, 2020. Photo by Jenna Snow.

Bank of America Chinatown Branch

Designed by Gilbert Leong and Richard Layne Tom in the 1970s, the Bank of America Chinatown Branch is significant for its architecture and connection to L.A.'s growing Chinese American community. The property is being considered for Historic-Cultural Monument listing.