Framework Element

The General Plan Framework Element is a strategy for long-term growth that sets a citywide context to guide the subsequent amendments of the City's Community Plans, zoning ordinances, and other pertinent programs. A comprehensive, long-range document containing purposes, policies, and programs for the development of the City of Los Angeles, the Framework Element responds to State and Federal mandates to plan for the City's future.

This webpage is provided as a reference version of the Framework Element of the General Plan. The layout differs from that of the printed Framework document, but adds useful hyperlinks between related sections. For a PDF of the complete Framework Element, click the "Framework Element PDF" button.