The Los Angeles Historic Resources Inventory describes this building as an “Excellent example of Late Modern commercial architecture with East Asian Eclectic influence in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. Designed by noted Chinese-American architect Gilbert Leong , this building is a blend of Late Modernism, one of the popular styles of the period, with simplified East Asian features — such as clay tiles, flared eaves, and decoratively carved roof beams — creating a design that was uniquely suited to its time and place in 1970s Chinatown. Less than 50 years old and not of exceptional importance; therefore not eligible for listing in the National Register.”
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Zoom (Online/Telephone)
Telephone (listen only): (213) 621-2489 or (818) 904-9450 and use Meeting ID No. 850 0571 3825 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. You may use password: 312294.
Telephone (listen & public comment): (213) 338-8477 or (669) 900-9128 and use Meeting ID No. 850 0571 3825 and then press #. Press # again when prompted for participant ID. You may use password: 312294.
The meeting agenda is available at https://planning.lacity.org/about/commissions-boards-hearings#commissions or via this direct link:
The Cultural Heritage Commission will hold a public hearing on August 19 to determine whether to take the proposed designation of Historic-Cultural Monument under consideration. If the Commission determines that the proposed designation merits further review, a subcommittee of the Commission along with Department staff will inspect the site. The Director or his designee will thereafter prepare a report and recommendation on the proposed designation.
The Commission will then hold a second public hearing to determine whether the property conforms with the definition of a Monument as defined in LAAC Section 22.171.7.
To learn more about the historical designation process, visit https://planning.lacity.org/preservation-design/local-designation-process.