The Los Angeles Conservancy commissioned this study to better understand how historic preservation contributes to the growth and vitality of our city. From this report, it is clear that preservation plays a positive role in promoting stable neighborhoods, protecting existing affordable housing, and meeting new housing and creative office needs through adaptive reuse. It also documents who benefits from historic buildings and neighborhoods and busts deeply held beliefs about the downside of preservation.
Historic preservation is a powerful planning tool than can help Los Angeles become a more sustainable, prosperous, and just city. As the city looks to its future, viable solutions and opportunities provided by historic preservation should be considered.