The West Hollywood Historic Preservation Commision (HPC) is holding a public hearing on Monday, May 22, 2023, starting at 7pm at Plummer Park. The commission will discuss a Request for Cultural Resource Designations for 7900 Santa Monica Boulevard and 7906 Santa Monica Boulevard.
Item 10.A in the Agenda was continued from the March 28, 2023, HPC meeting and again from the April 24, 2023, meeting so that staff can conduct additional research on the two nominations. This item is a consolidated public hearing for HPC to consider two City Council-initiated applications nominating two abutting commercial buildings located at 7900 Santa Monica Boulevard and 7906 Santa Monica Boulevard as individual local cultural resources.
Staff is recommending that the Historic Preservation Commission hold a consolidated public
hearing, consider all pertinent testimony, and adopt the following resolutions:
1) Draft Resolution No. HPC 23-165: “A RESOLUTION OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DESIGNATE THE BUILDING LOCATED AT 7900 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AS A LOCAL CULTURAL RESOURCE.”
2) Draft Resolution No. HPC 23-166: “A RESOLUTION OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, RECOMMENDING THAT THE CITY COUNCIL DESIGNATE THE BUILDING AT 7906 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA AS A LOCAL CULTURAL RESOURCE.”
The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance (WHPA) is urging the HPC to give Local Designation to the two historic properties.
“The two Classical Revival style-buildings at 7900 and 7906 Santa Monica Boulevard have stood for nearly a century, not only maintaining their architectural integrity but also continuing to reflect the history of West Hollywood’s commercial and economic development,” reads a statement by the WHPA Board. “And the corner building prominently features a distinctive four-sided clock that reminded travelers of the passage of time as they traversed what was then known as Crescent Junction along the Pacific Electric Railway Line.”
The two properties are already listed on the California Register of Historic Resources and are considered eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The WHPA reviewed the nomination documents and urges the Historic Preservation Commission at its May 22 hearing to approve city staff’s recommendation that the City Council bestow local cultural resource designation on these two very significant “Main Street-style” properties.
To read the full staff report, click on the link below: