Preserving Fremont Place for the Future
Fremont Place is an historic neighborhood. We are fortunate to live among an array of period revival homes, mostly built in the 1920’s and 30’s. Fortunately, most homes have the same façade as the day they were completed. Our beautiful homes are set back from the street with landscaped parkways. Each block has houses of similar scale and the size of each house is in proportion to the size of the lot. This is the basis of the “character of the neighborhood.”
Beautiful, stable, urban neighborhoods like ours are in great demand, and our neighborhood has recently experienced an increase in renovation and expansion projects. Some of these projects have permanently altered the existing character of the street and could ultimately affect property values. Fremont Place is fortunate to have a means to protect the architectural heritage of our neighborhood while still managing changes. As a non-profit corporation, the Fremont Place Association’s Code, Covenants & Restrictions (CC&R’s) include historic preservation guidelines that require any new construction that can be seen from the street to be approved by the Association's board of directors.
In December of 2008, owners overwhelming approved amendments to the neighborhood's CC&Rs to include an architectural review process.
“We are very gratified that current owners cherish these homes and agreed they should be protected,” said Loc Waters, President of the Fremont Place Association told the Larchmont Chronicle. “These revised governing documents provide us the means to protect the architectural heritage of our neighborhood while still managing changes.”
The preservation guidelines in the amended CC&Rs are patterned after historic preservation plans currently in place in nearby Hancock Park and Windsor Square.