- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles officials have moved to temporarily curb demolitions in neighborhoods where residents complain about so-called “mansionization” - the practice of knocking down older homes and replacing them with much bigger ones.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1okGHRn ) the City Council voted Tuesday to impose temporary restrictions in 14 neighborhoods including Miracle Mile, Valley Village and North Beverly Grove.

Planning officials say the rules will halt the problem in mansionization hot spots while the city works on tightening rules citywide - a process expected to take a year-and-a-half.

As builders buy smaller 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.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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