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The Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association (NWGHA) is a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization established in 1989 as an association of homeowners to control the spread of "mansionization" of homes in the city, particularly in northwest Glendale with its large lots. Mansionized homes are remodels of existing homes or new homes built after the original house on a lot has been demolished that are so large that they are out of scale with the surrounding neighborhood. Frequently, the architecture of these homes is out of character with other homes in the neighborhood.


The NWGHA successfully pushed the enactment of a zoning ordinance that limits the floor-area ratio of new and remodeled homes and the establishment of a design review ordinance with two design review boards to require that the design of new and remodeled structures in the city be compatible with the existing neighborhood and good design standards.


Northwest Glendale Homeowners Association serves our Northwest Glendale neighborhood in the following ways:

  • Our mission is to preserve and protect the beauty and lifestyle of Northwest Glendale.

  • Represent our neighborhood and residents on issues affecting our area such as speaking at public hearings, contacting city officials and arranging community meetings about important events. Recent events include the Kenneth Village cell tower proposal and
    the 1407 W. Glenoaks mixed use project.  Our circulating electronic survey was very instrumental regarding the West Glenoaks project. It resulted in setting up a meeting between the developer and residents and presenting this issue to City Council, which resulted in the project being sent back for re-design.

  • Host candidate forums during each city election cycle and hold an annual meeting.

  • Appear before the City Council, Design Review Board and other bodies on important development projects, zoning and planning matters. 

  • Monitor and comment upon changes in zoning code and design review procedures.

  • Survey members to obtain their views in order to present them to city officials.

  • Promotes and partners with neighborhood groups, such as the Hoover Tour of Homes and the Glendale Historical Society.

  • Provide members an informative newsletter called The Guardian, which contains articles of interest and advertisments from local merchants.

Dues are $25 annually - extremely minimal for the work and services offered.  The more members we have, the better we are able to support our interests and provide the resources to inform residents of important neighborhood issues.  We encourage you to please join us in our efforts to protect our wonderful neighborhoods.  



Who We Are

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