Project Updates

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). The purpose of this chapter is to provide a path to manage and...
A photo of Mayor Villaraigosa, project team, and stakeholders at the re:code LA launch event.
Two years ago today we launched re:code LA, Los Angeles’s first comprehensive revision of the City’s Zoning Code since it was first adopted in 1946. We started with a simple mission statement: A New Zoning Code for a 21st Century Los AngelesTo create livable communities, encourage sustainable development and foster economic vitality, we need a modern and user-friendly zoning code – we need to re:...
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...
A screen-grab of the zoning of some parcels in Downtown Los Angeles.
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 why it’s important. If you do, then get ready to get into the weeds. Anatomy Of A Zone If you ask most people what their Zoning is, you will most likely get a confused expression. If you are one of those people, don’t worry, you are in good company. However, those who do...
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 get to know them better. For this edition, we’d like to introduce Louis Krokover. A third generation general contractor, Louis Krokover and his family have a long history working alongside the City of Los Angeles in...
A graphic of the recode LA logo on black and white curtains revealing a model of downtown Los Angeles.
Since the City Council weighed in on the Zoning Code Evaluation Report in September, you may (or may not) have noticed that we have been a little quiet. Well, a lot of exciting things have been happening behind the scenes for re:code LA. We wanted to put together a quick peek as to what we’ve been working on.   Modeling Downtown Torti Gallas and Partners, part of our consultant team, has been...
A graphic of a map with the text "we are here".
Where Are We Now? Zoning Code Evaluation Report Finalized The project team has incorporated the feedback from the public, City Planning Commission, Planning & Land Use Management Committee, and City Council on the direction for re:code LA, and the Zoning Code Evaluation Report is now complete. We have posted the final report to our Project Downloads page and announced it on our homepage,...
We have just learned of the passing of Lark Galloway-Gilliam. Lark was a warm and passionate individual who was dedicated to the City of Los Angeles and its future, particularly with respect to health care and social equity. She contributed her time and energy to the preparation of the Department's new Health Element as well as to a variety of other Planning Department projects. For the last...
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. The purpose of this chapter is to promote design excellence in the communities...