New debate over Los Angeles mansionization

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 5/05/2014 1:55 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawmakers in Los Angeles made news six years ago when they put limits on renovated houses they called "homes on steroids." Now they are being told that law is failing because it has too many loopholes.

As builders buy smaller, older homes, raze them and replace them with mansion-like houses, homeowners complain it's destroying the feel of established neighborhoods, depressing prices and reigniting bitter fence fights.

Neighborhood groups tell the Los Angeles Times the rules are too porous. Designers get extra square feet for being environmentally friendly or having certain scaling on home facades and upper floors.

Builder Amnon Edri says if city code allows a project and you want a bigger house, you should have a bigger house because this is America, a free country.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.