At its meeting on March 7, the West Hollywood City Council approved a moratorium on Craftsman homes in the city while the council and staff consider whether to formalize permanent protection for the buildings, many of which are 100 years old or older, according to the Beverly Press.

“The moratorium gives these Craftsman homes some degree of protection while the historic survey is being conducted,” Victor Omelczenko, a member of the West Hollywood Preservation Alliance Board, said, in reaction to the news. “We are very happy the city council was open to this moratorium. It’s a very good sign.”