Ivy Hall (1431 Shelton Avenue) in Inglewood has a home studio that we’re trying to get planning permission for. Because Ivy Hall is a historically significant property, it qualifies for a Neighborhood Landmark Overlay, which allows addition of a nonresidential use – in this case, the studio. The studio is in our basement, and it uses a grand piano in our living room. All our abutting neighbors are in strong support, because we’ve built it and operate it in a way that’s considerate and non-intrusive.
We are asking Metro to approve this overlay because the additional use will help us to meet the expenses of maintaining the historic Ivy Hall house. This is important because Ivy Hall is a significant part of this neighborhood. The house is unique and maintaining it for the long term will reinforce this neighborhood’s traditional and unique character.
There is some neighborhood opposition to the proposal. We are asking musicians and other sympathetic residents in Inglewood to join together with us to voice their approval of a studio in the neighborhood that is unnoticeable from outside the property.
We thank you for your willingness to speak out in support of our proposed home studio. If you are willing to help, please click on the links below.