Soon after re:code LA’s official launch, the project team hosted a series of Listening Sessions throughout the City in July 2013. Staff and consultants met with the public to introduce the project, answer questions, and gather initial feedback on what has and has not been working in the current Zoning Code. Each event began with a brief PowerPoint presentation summarizing the history of the current 1946 Zoning Code and explaining why it needs to be updated. Residents and other stakeholders were then invited to share their thoughts and experiences with the team during ‘open-mic’ discussions. The input heard contributed to the project team’s Evaluation Report of the current Zoning Code.
Looking for a one-stop shop for all of our reports, handouts, presentations, etc.? Here you can download project-related documents and files as they become available. The official City Clerk file for this project is Council File Number 12-0460; any transmittals to the City Council from anyone other than the project team will be made available on that file's webpage.
In order to begin the process of comprehensively revising the City's Zoning Code, the re:code LA project team first began by assessing the feedback received from the Listening Sessions and evaluating the current Zoning Code. The Zoning Code Evaluation Report outlines the direction and key provisions for the structure of a new citywide Zoning Code and recommends a comprehensive set of land use regulations to implement the City’s General Plan and other long range planning goals.
One size does not fit all! Today, 6 out of every 10 lots in the City of Los Angeles is zoned single-family, and 4 out of 10 are zoned R1. Learn how re:code LA is creating a greater variety of single-family zoning options to fit the character of our neighborhoods.
WebCode is an online and mobile-responsive interface for the City of Los Angeles’s new Zoning Code that will: 1) provide the public a customized experience of the Zoning Code, 2) make the Zoning Code easy-to-use and access for the general public, 3) provide all the relevant zoning information for a property in one centralized place, and 4) offer enhanced tools for internal coordination and code administration within the City of Los Angeles. Portions of the system have been released on GitHub to the open source community as a contribution to recent innovations in the delivery of information within the planning profession.
Learn about the zoning options re:code LA is developing to implement the updates to the Central City and Central City North Community Plans proposed by DTLA 2040 program. See below for draft code pages, project updates, and presentations.
Learn about re:code LA's update of the City's processes and procedures, and some of the analysis guiding the development of new zoning options for the entire City of Los Angeles.
In Spring of 2016, we unveiled the first components of our new Zoning Code! Below is the information that we provided at our 7 public forums for an up-close look:
- Public Forum Flyer
- Overview presentation
- Information station boards
- Forum Passport (information brochure)
If you took part in our forums, thank you for participating. If you're new, welcome!
The re:code LA team meets on a monthly basis to discuss project milestones and concepts with our Zoning Advisory Committe (ZAC). ZAC is a diverse group of stakeholders with a range of expertise in real estate, architecture, development, academia, affordable housing, and historic preservation. Learn more about our ZAC members by Meeting the Team. You can find our ZAC meeting presentations and summaries here.