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re:code LA is a five-year project to create a new, more streamlined Zoning Code for the City of Los Angeles. Given that the current Zoning Code was adopted in 1946, the document has continually been modified by planners working to make its standards more relevant to the issues of the time. These amendments and patches have mounted over the years, to the point that over 60% of properties in the...
A collage of photos depicting various health-related amenities.
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.     Explore this week’s theme: A Healthy City   A City Built For Health  Maybe the stairs in your office building are hidden and poorly lit so you always take the elevator. Maybe you or your kids want to play in the park but there isn’t one in your neighborhood. Maybe the empty lot...
A collage of photos depicting various parts of Downtown Los Angeles.
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report. Explore this week’s theme: A Strong Core   A City With a Strong Core From its role as the nightlife, shopping, and entertainment district of the City during the 1920s, to its struggle during the post-war suburbanization boom, and even up to its recent revitalization as a 24-hour...
Places for industry and innovation in Los Angeles
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.   Explore this week’s theme: Jobs and Innovation   A City Built for a Strong Economy The word “Industry” is often associated with factories, full of people assembling equipment or sewing garments. While the industry of old still exists today, providing essential jobs, goods, and...
A variety of transportation choices in LA
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.   Explore this week’s theme: Mobility.   A City with Transportation Choices Saturday Night Live aired a set of sketches called “The Californians” that poked fun at the way a lot of people get around in Los Angeles. And it's no surprise. Finding a good way to get around LA’s...
Some of the centers in Los Angeles neighborhoods
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.   Explore this week’s theme: Centers and Corridors   Centers of Vitality Los Angeles holds a reputation as a global city, and rightfully so. Whether it’s for the scenic cityscapes, innovative industries, or diverse social interactions to be had, just living in Los Angeles exposes a...
View of Los Angeles and the Observatory, March 2017
Share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the Zoning Code Evaluation Report.   Explore this week’s theme: Housing Affordability & Diversity   A City to Call Home Let’s be frank: the right kind of housing in Los Angeles can be expensive and hard to find where you need it. In some places, a vacant one-bedroom unit in a duplex for $1400 per month is...
The MarkUp section lets you browse, download, and comment on draft documents at key phases in the project. This is a great opportunity to directly be a part of the re:code LA process. If there is a draft document available, it will appear on the MarkUp page which is located in the Respond Now menu. Pick which draft you want to review and click the "Join the Discussion" button.   Step 1: Review a...
A collage of photos depicting various parts of the City.
The draft Zoning Code Evaluation Report debuted on recode.la last week. Starting now, share your experiences of life in Los Angeles as it relates to topics covered in the report.   Explore the first theme: Distinct Neighborhoods.   A City of Distinct Neighborhoods Los Angeles is massive. It has so many unique neighborhoods and places that moving among them can feel like moving among different...