According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Cultural Heritage Commission gave a unanimous thumbs up to the nomination of Norms La Cienega as a City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument this morning. This leaves just one more step to official landmark status: the approval of the full City Council. With the support of council member Koretz, that action is typically a shoo-in. Things are looking good for the Googie coffee shop.
Other decisions made by the commission this morning related to a ho-hum art deco tower in the garment district, a storybook house with connections to Charles Bukowski and Mick Jagger in the Hollywood Hills, a Craftsman in West Adams, Gothic apartments in Koreatown, a downtown loft building, and a high rise at Hollywood and Vine.
No plans have yet been submitted for future construction around Norms by new owner Jason Illoulian, but he revealed his plans for the site in an exclusive interview with us earlier this month.