Thursday, April 19, 2012

Los Angeles Zoning Code Revision at PLUM 4/24 at 2 PM

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The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning has developed a proposal to embark on one of the City’s biggest planning initiatives to date: a comprehensive revision of the City’s Zoning Code.

The proposal is currently scheduled to go before the Planning & Land Use Management Committee this Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall.  We anticipate being one of the first items on the agenda, but that is, as always, subject to change.  We hope to see you there.

The current Zoning Code was first adopted in 1946, and has grown from an 84-page pamphlet to a 600+ page book does not reflect our 21st Century needs or vision.  The proposal will result in a new Zoning Code that:
  • Establishes clear & predictable language
  • Offers a wider variety of zoning options
  • More effectively implement the Goals & Objectives of General Plan and Community Plans
  • Accommodates the City’s current and future needs
  • Reflects the diversity of Los Angeles and allow each neighborhood to maintain distinct sense of place
  • Improves sustainability, economic vitality, & quality of life
  • Is an economic development tool that will help shore up the City’s tax base
The five-year work program includes three major deliverables:
  • Dynamic Web-Based Zoning Code - Clear & Predictable Code that allows for customized/interactive on-line experience
  • Layperson’s Guide to Zoning - Easy-to-Read Guides that help people navigate regulations & procedures
  • Unified Downtown Development Code - New Zoning Tools for revitalization of Downtown within first 24-30 months of the program; ensure it is poised to lead the charge for Los Angeles’s economic recovery
Below are links to the Department's funding request which outlines the work program and budget plan. We hope that you support these efforts and look forward to working with you all on this endeavor.

Council File No. 12-0460

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