About the Project

re:code LA is a comprehensive revision of the City of Los Angeles’ Zoning Code, and is one of the City’s largest planning initiatives to date. First adopted in 1946, the Zoning Code’s overall structure has remained the same, while the needs of the City have changed drastically. re:code LA will create a Zoning Code to realize the needs of a 21st Century Los Angeles for all stakeholders.

Why re:code LA?

Why re:code LA?

Simplify

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Simplify
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Revised project review procedures create predictability and clarity in development review and approval.

EFFICIENCY

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EFFICIENCY
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Find the information you need faster. Easily create a customized summary for what can be built on a site through WebCode, the new online Zoning Code.

MODERNIZE

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MODERNIZE
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The new Zoning Code will be easy to navigate through a visual, well-organized, user-friendly system.

FUTURE ADAPTABILITY

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FUTURE ADAPTABILITY
FUTURE ADAPTABILITY
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The modularity and range of new zoning options allows for increased flexibility in the combination of building forms and uses allowed.
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Let’s zone like we mean it, and in a transparent way. Let’s broadcast our intention to get quality development for everyone. Let’s streamline the review processes to achieve the outcomes we want with less hassle. Let’s upgrade our neighborhood protection. Let’s make LA a model of how web-based zoning gets done right. re:code LA will serve up the Code in a smart, functional, and easy-to-use way.

The City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles

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The City of Los Angeles encompasses 469 square miles with 3.8 million people, making it the second largest city in the United States. It includes a wide variety of neighborhood and landscape types, from dense urban areas in Downtown to suburban single family neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley. This creates the need for rules and regulations that are flexible enough to accommodate the City’s diverse physical landscape and uses.
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The City of Los Angeles

Project Timeline

Project Timeline

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  • 2013
    • re:code LA launches
    • Zoning Code Evaluation Report begins
  • 2014
    • Zoning Code Evaluation Report completed
    • WebCode system development begins
  • 2015
    • Downtown & Boyle Heights zoning option development begins
    • Internal Beta launch of WebCode
    • Processes & Procedures revisions begin
  • 2016
    • Citywide standards & regulations development begins
    • Downtown & Boyle Heights zoning option development
    • Refinement of zoning system and code organization
    • Development of zoning options for remainder of City begins
  • 2017
    • WebCode refinement begins
    • Downtown & Boyle Heights zoning options complete
    • Processes & Procedures revisions complete
  • 2018
    • WebCode production launch ready
    • Zoning options for remainder of City completed
    • Release proposed draft for adoption