Adjacent to Brand Park and nestled beneath the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains, North Cumberland Heights took one of the final steps to becoming the city's fifth historic district Tuesday night.
The Northwest Glendale neighborhood of 179 homes is one portion of a larger area that first prompted the city to revamp its historic districting process more than a decade ago.
“What you've done is to really give the whole city a gift in preserving this neighborhood,” said Councilwoman Laura Friedman as the City Council gave initial approval for the historic district.
The final vote will come next week, but council members told 15 public speakers who supported the designation that the outcome was all but assured.
The facades of properties within the district — which features Period Revival, Minimal Traditional and Ranch style homes popular in the 1920s through 1940s — will be protected by a layer of oversight rules when the area officially is deemed historic 30 days after next week's vote.