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EIR Scoping Meeting Flyer

The Los Angeles Department of City Planning invites you to the EIR Scoping Meeting for updates to the Downtown Community Plans and amendments to the LAMC as part of re:code LA

Feb 09 2017
WHEN: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM WHERE: Caltrans District 7 Building 100 S. Main Street Conference Room #01.037... Read more
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Historic Open Source Approval for re:code LA's WebCode Toolkit

Mar 31 2016
In a first for the City of Los Angeles, the City Council earlier this month officially approved the Department of City Planning’s proposed open source release of portions of the Web-based Zoning Code System. The releases, known as the WebCode Toolkit, are anticipated to be available in the summer of 2016 through the online software repository GitHub. ... Read more

Public Forum Materials Available for Download

Mar 22 2016
If you have been to any of our 7 public forums, you may be wondering how you can obtain the materials being presented at these events. Or maybe you haven't been to one yet, but are curious as to what you might expect to see. ... Read more

Public Forums, sneak peek of the new Zoning Code

Feb 16 2016
Help Shape the Future of Your Los Angeles  ... Read more

Foros Públicos, conozca el nuevo código de zonificación

Feb 16 2016
Ayudenos a formar el futuro de nuestra ciudad Los Angeles... Read more
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Two Years and Counting ...

Jun 12 2015
Two years ago today we launched re:code LA, LA's first comprehensive revision of the City’s Zoning Code since it was first adopted in 1946. ... Read more
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Peek Behind the re:code LA Curtain

Dec 18 2014
We wanted to put together a quick peek as to what we’ve been working on since the City Council weighed in on our progress. ... Read more
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Roadmap Check: Zoning Code Evaluation Finalized, Go Forth and Code

Dec 17 2014
Where Are We Now? Zoning Code Evaluation Report Finalized... Read more
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Roadmap Check: Council, CPC Subcommittee, Ready to Go

Sep 16 2014
Where Are We Now? City Council... Read more
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Roadmap Check: PLUM Moves Code Evaluation to City Council

Aug 06 2014
Where Are We Now? Planning & Land Use Management Committee... Read more
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Roadmap Check: City Planning Commission

May 21 2014
Congratulations to everyone who contributed to the development and review of the Zoning Code Evaluation Report over the ... Read more
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21 Advisors for a 21st Century Los Angeles

Dec 20 2013
On November 27, 2013, we announced the names of the individuals selected by Michael J.... Read more
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FrameWORK: Economic Development

Nov 12 2015
Familiarize yourself with how the City provides for a competitive financial environment to attract investment to Los Angeles, and to encourage the geographic distribution of job growth. ... Read more
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FrameWORK: Open Space and Conservation

Jul 27 2015
Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angele... Read more
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FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part Deux

May 19 2015
In Part 1 of this article, we familiarized you with Urban Form and Neighborhood Design Chapter (Chapter 5)... Read more
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Deciphering Our Current Zoning System

Mar 09 2015
Before we start, if you don’t know what Zoning is we wrote an article that explains the basic fundamentals of what it is and ... Read more

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part One

Dec 03 2014
Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan F... Read more
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Alphabet Soup

Sep 04 2014
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.... Read more
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FrameWORK: Housing

Aug 21 2014
Our FrameWORK series on the Los Angeles General Plan Framework Element is intended to introduce you to the cityw... Read more
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FrameWORK: Land Use

Jul 31 2014
We recently unveil... Read more
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FrameWORK: Realigning the Zoning Code with Our Vision

Jun 26 2014
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 ... Read more
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One Use Two Use Old Use New Use

May 27 2014
Have you ever wondered where you’re allowed to raise chinchillas in Los Angeles?... Read more

Types of Zoning Codes

Jan 21 2014
In the early twentieth century, American cities looked much different than they do today.... Read more

What Is Zoning?

Jan 09 2014
Imagine you’ve been tasked with designing a new city from the ground up. How would you go about it? Where would you begin?... Read more

A Brief History of Planning & Zoning in Los Angeles

Jan 06 2014
The following timeline details a few key planning milestones in Los Angeles which help to illustrate how we have gotten to where we are today. ... Read more

The Challenges of Re:Coding L.A.

Dec 09 2013
A comprehensive zoning rewrite is a complex undertaking for any city. But for one that’s seeking to evolve its land use and transportation patterns, and is as physically and demographically diverse as L.A., a unique set of challenges has emerged. ... Read more
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re:MARK VALLIANATOS

Feb 11 2016
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all of the ZAC members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to... Read more
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re:NOEL FLEMING

Oct 07 2015
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the ZAC members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to he... Read more
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re:LOUIS KROKOVER

Feb 18 2015
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you ... Read more
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re:LARK GALLOWAY-GILLIAM

Oct 14 2014
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you ... Read more
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re:LIZ FALLETTA

Sep 24 2014
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the ZAC members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to he... Read more
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re:EDGAR KHALATIAN

Aug 11 2014
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to help you ... Read more
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re:SHARON COMMINS

Jul 23 2014
Since you might not have had the chance to meet all of the ZAC members in person, we thought it would be fun to feature short profiles on each to... Read more
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18 Animals That Understand Why We Need A New Zoning Code

Jul 14 2014
Zoning isn’t exactly the hottest buzzword these days, but it does have a major influence on the City of Los Angeles as we know and love it today.... Read more
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Zoned into Mediocrity: How the 1946 Code Keeps Los Angeles from Reaching Its Potential

Jul 08 2014
A guest contribution by Dr. Andrew Whittemore ... Read more
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re:code LA as Explained by Popular Culture

Jun 10 2014
    Keep using the 1946 Zoning Code!? Ain't nobody got time for that!          ... Read more

All I Want for My Birthday Is a Shiny New Code

May 30 2014
HAPPY 68TH BIRTHDAY, LA ZONING CODE!!!  ... Read more

A City to Call Home

Mar 19 2014
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.... Read more
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And the MapIt Winner Is..

Mar 05 2014
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our February sweepstakes!... Read more
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How to MapIt

Feb 10 2014
Help guide the development of your neighborhood with MapIt. MapIt is a tool available by the re:code LA team that lets you add feedback, including text and images, to a specific point on a map of Los Angeles. Here is how ... Read more

Stakeholders Spoke, We Listened

Dec 10 2013
Soon after re:code LA’s official launch, the project team hosted a seri... Read more

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