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Los Angeles City Planning engages with community members on a variety of land use issues. In addition to hosting events and speaking at neighborhood council meetings, City Planning staff maintain a blog to share updates and insights on planning matters.

For additional information, contact Rayna Plummer: rayna.plummer@lacity.org, (213) 978-1203.

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Zoning in Los Angeles

Zoning determines the size, shape, style, and location of buildings in a given area. If cities were living organisms, zoning would be their genetic code.  As genes determine people’s height and eye color, zoning dictates the land use rules at the local level.

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part One

Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element  is intended to introduce you to the citywide document that lays down the guiding princ

Alphabet Soup
Alphabet Soup
2019-07-24

CPC, GPA, CPIO, HPOZ . . .  what two things do these acronyms have in common? If you are a planning nerd like we are, they could randomly appear in a bowl of alphabet soup. Okay, so maybe that was a stretch. For the rest of you, they are examples of the Planning Department’s most frequently used acronyms in planning and zoning!

re:code LA as Explained by Popular Culture
Keep using the 1946 Zoning Code!? Ain't nobody got time for that!

 

As you may or may not know, the City of Los Angeles has started a 5-year project to modernize its Zoning Code. We know this news probably has most of you feeling like...

FrameWORK: Realigning the Zoning Code with Our Vision

Our new series "FrameWORK" will be exploring links between the City’s aspirations in the General Plan Framework and the comprehensive Zoning Code revision that re:code LA is undertaking. This series is going to suggest new ideas for directing land use in the City today, and we think these ideas could work better than the current

Where We've Been, Where We're Going

The re:code LA team has been hard at work getting a preliminary draft of a new Zoning Code ready for public feedback.