Hancock Park is one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. Over 90% of the 1200 homes retain the original design of their street facing facades that date from the early 1920’s. Each block has homes that are in proportion to the size of the lot, with deep landscaped setbacks and wide tree lined parkways.

Hancock Park has been designated an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) by the City of Los Angeles. The HPOZ is an ordinance that helps preserve the historic character of the neighborhood and serves as tool to help communities manage change in their neighborhoods.

If you are planning a renovation or new construction project to any portion of your home that is visible from the street please READ THE HANCOCK PARK PRESERVATION PLAN FIRST! By reading the Preservation Plan before you begin your design and construction  plans you will save time and energy!   The Hancock Park Preservation Plan, contains the Design Guidelines for preserving historic Hancock Park homes and information on the benefits of the HPOZ,  it is published on the Los Angeles Department of City Planning website.   Please click here to link to the Hancock Park HPOZ page at the City’s Planning Department Website: http://preservation.lacity.org/hpoz/la/hancock-park

Included on the above reference page is our Preservation Plan, Guidelines, and other important review information.   There is also the link to Hancock Park HPOZ Review Process.  Once you have read the plan contact our HPOZ City Planner Renata Dragland (renata.dragland@lacity.org), Los Angeles Department of City Planning 200 N Spring St, Room 667 Los Angeles, CA 90012. or You can also set up a counsulation with the HPOZ Board.  The HPOZ Board will be able to answer questions regarding your renovation or new construction before you begin designing your plans.
Additionally, please see these links for more information regarding tax incentives:

LA Conservancy Incentives for Preserving Historic Buildings , Incentives for the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Historic Homes in the City of Los Angeles