Torrance, CA residents who have purchased properties in the Hillside Overlay Area are especially concerned with protecting their views, as well as maintaining the look and feel of their unique communities.
In 1977, the Hillside Overlay Area was established in Torrance, CA in order to address issues concerning building, remodeling, and protecting views and privacy. Below are links to both the Hillside Overlay Area Map and an excerpt from the Torrance Municipal Code relating to this issue.
Hillside Overlay Area Map: http://www.torrnet.com/PDF/OverLays.pdf
Torrance Municipal Code Excerpt (Hillside Overlay): http://www.torrnet.com/1692.htm
If you are thinking of purchasing in these areas, be advised that remodels must adhere to strict rules by the Planning Department. Visit them at http://www.torrnet.com/2406.htm.