STATEMENT: Ryu Introduces Emergency Motion to Save Potentially Historic Bob Hope Residence

Los Angeles, CA -- Councilmember David Ryu, introduced emergency legislation for City Council to initiate immediate consideration of the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate as a City Historic-Cultural Monument. His emergency motion was passed unanimously (12 - 0) at today’s City Council meeting.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 16, 2016

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COUNCILMEMBER RYU INTRODUCES EMERGENCY MOTION TO SAVE POTENTIALLY HISTORIC BOB HOPE RESIDENCE

Los Angeles, CA -- Councilmember David Ryu, introduced emergency legislation for City Council to initiate immediate consideration of the Bob and Dolores Hope Estate as a City Historic-Cultural Monument. His emergency motion was passed unanimously (12 - 0) at today’s City Council meeting.  

While the home has not yet been designated, it has been identified by SurveyLA as potentially historic. Furthermore, a pre-inspection of the Estate has been conducted and is staged for demolition. Councilmember Ryu’s office was recently notified of the matter after the posting of the Friday, September 16th City Council Agenda.

“We’re blessed in Los Angeles to have a number of entertainers and personalities that contribute to the fabric of our diverse city. Bob Hope is one of those personalities: he is an American icon. Today’s emergency legislation gives the City an opportunity to consider the Estate’s historic designation status before it is demolished. It’s important that the City’s historic-cultural resources are celebrated and rich architecture preserved for future generations.”

Councilmember David Ryu’s motion calls for urgent Council action and instructed the City’s Planning Department to prepare the appropriate application for review by the Cultural Heritage Commission. Ryu’s motion also instructs the Cultural Heritage Commission, upon reviewing the application, to submit its report and recommendations to Council regarding the inclusion of this building to the City’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments.

The Bob and Dolores Hope Estate is located in Council District 4’s Toluca Lake neighborhood at 10350 West Moorpark Street. In a report published in January 2013 for the Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan Area, Survey LA has identified the building as a potentially historic residence.

Read SurveyLA’s Historic Resources Survey Report for Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan Area, here.

Read Councilmember David Ryu’s motion, here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park,

Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys. He serves as a member of the Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee.


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