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Build an ADU In Western Heights HPOZ!

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

Western Heights

Western Heights HPOZ is located just north of the Santa Monica Freeway in Historic West it is an architecturally diverse enclave filled with custom built homes and modest commercial buildings dating from the turn of the 20th century. The residential streets are characterized by two and two-and-one-half story single family residences in architectural styles including Queen Anne, Craftsman, Tudor Revival, and Spanish Colonial Revival, designed by some of the most prominent architects of Los Angeles, such as Myron Hunt and Paul Williams. Much of the community’s architectural integrity remains intact despite the construction of the Santa Monica Freeway. The Western Heights HPOZ was adopted by the City Council in 2001.

The market for ADUs is trending in Western Heights because of the universities nearby. Hundreds of thousands of students attend these universities annually and all these students need a place to stay. ADUs are ideal because they provide privacy and a separate dwelling instead of an apartment, which is the route most students have taken in the past. Western Heights is near the University of Southern California, Mount St. Mary's College and Hebrew Union College.

Western Heights Demographics

  • Median Income - $40,000

  • Median Age - 30 years old

  • Average Home Price - $700,000

How Much Can I Rent An ADU In Western Heights For In Today’s Market?

The average ADU in Western Heights rents for about:

Studio ADU- $1500/m

1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $2000/m

2 bed 2 bath ADU- $2500/m

3 bed 3 bath ADU- $29000/m

Walkability Score For Western Heights

The ADU walkability score is measured by walking distance from your new ADU to these attractions, the closer you are to these locations the more your future tenant will pay for rent.

Increase The Value Of Your Home With An ADU Permit

If you believe your home has ADU potential, you should look into applying for architectural permits. Homeowners and agents are actively looking for homes with ADU potential. Realtors also have had multiple homes sell for over asking recently. Talk to your realtor about reaching out for approved city permits for an ADU.

How Much Do Permits Cost?

The process should be between $5,000-10,000 plus any specific city fees.

How Long Do ADU City Permits Take To Get Approved in an HPOZ?

Since HPOZ's have numerous design laws, it makes getting approved plans take about 6 months.

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If you are planning on building an ADU in this neighborhood and have any questions you can reach the city council staff contact at:

Staff Contact:

Deepeaka Dhaliwal

(213) 847-3654



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