Proposed Process Overhaul Released – City Planning Standardizes Project Review

Proposed Process Overhaul Released – City Planning Standardizes Project Review

Today, the re:code LA team of City Planning unveiled a proposal that will cut the number of project review processes in half. This new set of processes & procedures will maintain long-standing opportunities for public participation, and make it easier for both applicants and the public to clearly understand how the Department considers use and development proposals and how to navigate the decision-making process.

Currently, there are over 100 different paths for project review scattered throughout the Zoning Code. For example, there are four types of adjustments for projects covered by overlays – an additional layer of design and building standards. While the same process applies for all four types of adjustments, they have different names and are located in different sections of the Zoning Code. The team identified each instance of redundant workflows and consolidated them down to about 50 processes with unique actions. Check out our latest article for more details!

Join us online or in-person to learn more and let us know what you think!

Online: The proposed processes & procedures are posted on our project website’s MarkUp system and will be available for direct commenting from now until September 30, 2017. MarkUp lets you browse, download, and comment on draft documents, and provides a great opportunity to directly shape re:code LA. If this is your first time using MarkUp, we’ve prepared a quick walk-through on how it works.

In-person: City Planning will hold a series of open houses and public hearings in September to gather feedback on the proposal, after which time a revised recommendation will be considered by the City Planning Commission and City Council for approval. Below is the list of open houses and public hearings:

Open House & Public Hearing #1:
LOCATION: City Hall, Room 1050
200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open House & Public Hearing #2:
LOCATION: Felicia Mahood Multipurpose Center, Community Room
11338 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
DATE: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Open House & Public Hearing #3:
LOCATION: Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center, Community Rooms 1a & 1b
6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Los Angeles
DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open House & Public Hearing #4:
LOCATION: Constituent Service Center, Community Conference Room
8475 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles
DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017
TIME: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more details on these meetings, please refer to the Public Hearing Notice.

re:code LA is a five-year initiative that will provide the first comprehensive update of the Zoning Code since 1946. This initiative will create a modernized and accessible zoning code for the City of Los Angeles. The project aims to establish a new code with clear, predictable language. It will offer a wider variety of zoning options and community planning tools to better address neighborhood concerns and improve the quality of life in every community. Visit us at recode.la to learn more about the project and sign up for e-mail updates.

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