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Beverly Hills News – Planning Commission Review Will Significantly Alter Cultural Heritage Ordinance

Posted Thursday, October 30 – 6:25 PM

By Victoria Talbot

Maintaining that historic preservation of single-family homes depresses real estate prices, Planning Commission (PC) Chair Howard Fisher and Commissioner Craig Corman have undertaken to rewrite the Cultural Heritage ordinance that was created just 2-1/2- years ago, when developers sought to demolish one of the three homes built by Master Architect Richard Neutra in Beverly Hills.

In 2011, members of the preservation community banded together to save the home, inspiring the creation of the Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC) and ordinance.

Neglected and in foreclosure, the Neutra home stood the end of a 250-foot long driveway, not visible from the street. It seemed an unlikey candidate for preservation.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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