Zoning 101

FrameWORK: Open Space and Conservation

A photo of Shane's Inspiration Park in Griffith Park.

Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element is intended to introduce you to the citywide document that lays down the guiding principles for how Los Angeles will develop in the years ahead. In this article, we’ll be familiarizing you with the Framework’s Open Space and Conservation Chapter (Chapter 6).

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part Deux

re:code LA logo appears as an urban block

In Part 1 of this article, we familiarized you with Urban Form and Neighborhood Design Chapter (Chapter 5) of the General Plan Framework. The purpose of the chapter is to promote design excellence in communities throughout the City, while maintaining neighborhood form and character. However, the Framework does not directly address the design of individual neighborhoods, but instead embodies design policies and implementation programs to guide the City’s Community Plans.

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part One

Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element  is intended to introduce you to the citywide document that lays down the guiding principles for how Los Angeles will develop in the years ahead. For our Urban Form and Neighborhood Design Chapter (Chapter 5), we will be breaking it into two parts.

Alphabet Soup

A bowl of alphabet soup with letters that spell out re:code LA

CPC, GPA, CPIO, HPOZ . . .  what two things do these acronyms have in common? If you are a planning nerd like we are, they could randomly appear in a bowl of alphabet soup. Okay, so maybe that was a stretch. For the rest of you, they are examples of the Planning Department’s most frequently used acronyms in planning and zoning!

 

FrameWORK: Realigning the Zoning Code with Our Vision

General Plan Framework and re:code LA logos

Our new series "FrameWORK" will be exploring links between the City’s aspirations in the General Plan Framework and the comprehensive Zoning Code revision that re:code LA is undertaking. This series is going to suggest new ideas for directing land use in the City today, and we think these ideas could work better than the current Zoning Code. But don’t take our word for it.