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LA City Planning Wants Input on New Zoning for City


It’s almost hard to believe – but LA City Planning still works off a zoning ordinance that was adopted in 1946. That’s ONE  67 year old plan that covers all the the distinct and unique neighborhoods of Los Angeles’ sprawling 469 square miles of metropolis and where some 3.7 million people reside and do business. LA City Planning recently announced a plan to “update, simplify, consolidate, streamline, shorten and enhance LA’s outdated Zoning Code.”

City-HallAccording to the Department of Planning, the zoning code began as an 84 page pamphlet and has now grown to an unweildly 600+ page book of outdated and inadequately envisioned zoning rules and regulations.

Over the next five years, the PLAN re:code project will create a:

  • Dynamic Web-Based Zoning Code — Clear and predictable Code that better meets the City’s current and future needs, and that also provides an interactive on-line experience
  • Guide to Zoning — Quick reference, easy-to-read guide to the new Code’s land use and development regulations
  • Unified Downtown Development Code — New zoning tools customized for the heart of Los Angeles, Downtown

To this end, the Planning department is kicking off the PLAN re:code project with public meetings across the City and inviting the public to attend. The closest meeting for Hancock Park area residents is coming up this week, Wednesday, see the PLAN re:code website for other times and locations.

You want to see LA become a better city? Join the conversation:

Wednesday, July 10, 6-8pm
Metro Listening Session
Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium 
100 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, 90012
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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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