Blog

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: yeghig.keshishian@lacity.org, (213) 978-1203.

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DRB Training

On Friday, May 11, and Friday, May 18, City Planning staff from the Valley, Central, and West-South Project Planning Geo Teams hosted the Citywide Design Review Board Member Trainings. Design Review Boards are comprised of citizen volunteers generally appointed by the City Council offices

DSC Metro Tour

On Wednesday, May 14, the Metro Development Services Center (DSC) opened its doors to Council District Planning Directors and Deputies.

Fig Plaza Building

The City of Los Angeles might grow quickly, but the Department of City Planning grows even faster!

Due to the recent uptick in the size of the department’s staff, several units have made an exciting move to Figueroa Plaza. The move frees up space in City Hall to accommodate space all the additional new staff members.

LAX before and after rendering

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), like a number of larger and older airports in the country, was not originally designed for the pedestrian experience, whether the pedestrian is a visitor or one of the thousands of employees who keep people and goods moving. Today, pedestrians find it challenging simply to navigate around the airport.

Planning 101 workshop

Have you ever wondered how your local restaurant, a nearby apartment building, or a housing development got the green light?

The Department’s Planning 101 training provides a basic overview of how projects get the City’s approval.