Project Files

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.

Want a snapshot of the key project files for re:code LA? Start here to get an overview of the project.

Featured release

The re:code LA team recently released a new draft Zoning Code Outline that culminates several important stages of the ongoing project to revise the City of Los Angeles’s Zoning Code. While re:code LA has previously released snippets of the draft Zoning Code through various public channels, this is the first time an outline for the entire Code has been released to the public.

The draft Zoning Code Outline represents a kind of a crossroads in the process of revising the City's Zoning Code, reflecting all the work dedicated to the project so far, while also showing the path forward for remaining work.

Read more about the draft Zoning Code Outline in one of our latest project updates.

Attachments:
Processes and Procedures Staff Recommendation Report and Ordinance (09-12-2018) Document (6.77 MB)
Processes and Procedures CPC Presentation (October 2018) Document (1.97 MB)
Processes & Procedures Ordinance - CPC Meeting Audio (10.11.2018) Document ( bytes) Audio
Conceptual Zoning Code Outline (4.2.2018 Handout) Document (1.01 MB) Audio
Draft Zoning Code Outline (3.1.2018) - Outdated Document (434.49 KB) Audio
Revised Proposed Zoning System (3.9.2018) Document (4.7 MB) Audio
Example Zone (3.9.2018) Document (29.98 KB) Audio
Sample Form & Frontage Pages (3.9.2018) Document (247.76 KB) Audio
Sample Use District Matrix (3.9.2018) Document (11.62 KB) Audio
R1 Variation Zones (3.1.2017) - formatted for Current Code, to be reformatted for new Code Document (11.14 MB) Audio
WebCode Presentation - American Planning Association National Conference (5.7.2017) Document (5.46 MB) Audio
Zone String Update Presentation (4.26.2017) Document (1.13 MB) Audio
Zoning Code Table of Contents (4.26.2017 Working Draft) Document (40.28 KB) Audio
Public Forum Presentation (3.4.2016) Document (6.66 MB) Audio
Zoning Code Evaluation Report (12.16.2014) Document (8.58 MB) Audio

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. 

Attachments:
Listening Session Notes Document (475.5 KB) Video
Listening Session Presentation Document (136.41 KB) Video

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.

Attachments:
Zoning Code Evaluation Report (Final) Document (8.58 MB)
City Council Quarterly Update Document (1.84 MB) Audio Video
PLUM Quarterly Update Document (4.02 MB) Audio Video
CPC Supplemental Recommendation Report Document (1.6 MB) Audio Video
Supplemental Staff Report Document (252.95 KB) Audio Video
CPC Recommendation Report Document (9.4 MB) Audio Video
Staff Report Document (4.39 MB) Audio Video
Zoning Code Evaluation Report (Draft) Document (7.9 MB) Audio Video

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.

Attachments:
Single Family Draft Zones Presentation to Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) Document (13.56 MB)
Single Family Draft Code Pages Document (1.93 MB)
Single Family Zoning Strategy Presentation to Hillside Federation Document (80.91 MB)
Single Family Zoning Strategy Presentation to ZAC Document (92.35 MB)
Single Family Residential Strategy Presentation to ZAC Document (8.2 MB) Video
Single Family Zoning Presentation to ZAC Document (12.22 MB) Video
LA Historic Neighborhoods Conference Flyer Document (583.56 KB) Video

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.

Attachments:
WebCode Presentation - American Planning Association National Conference (5.7.17) Document (5.46 MB)
Proposal to Release WebCode Toolkit as Open Source (Council File 12-0460-S2) Document (3.76 MB)
WebCode Toolkit: Civic Technology Evolved Presentation to American Planning Association Document (8.43 MB)
Project Website Overview Document (1.41 MB)
Evolution of Online Zoning Code- WebCode Presentation to American Planning Association Document (15.95 MB)

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.

Attachments:
Downtown Code Update to CPC Document (8.67 MB)
Downtown Community Plan Policy Presentation to CPC Document (13.61 MB)
Downtown Zoning Code Options Poster Document (4.01 MB)
General Development Standards Presentation to Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) Document (3.2 MB)
General Development Standards Policy Presentation to ZAC Document (4.57 MB)
Downtown Progress Report Presentation to ZAC Document (4.22 MB) Video
Downtown Policy Presentation to ZAC Document (5.06 MB) Video
Downtown Draft Code Pages Document (1.76 MB) Video
Downtown Zoning Approach Presentation to ZAC Document (2.47 MB) Video
Downtown Policy Presentation to ZAC Document (4.66 MB) Video
Downtown Zoning Approach Presentation to ZAC Document (8.81 MB) Video
Downtown Form Week Presentation to ZAC Document (15.22 MB) Video

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.

Attachments:
Processes and Procedures, Parking, and Work Program Update (2.22.17) Document (2.86 MB)
Parking in the New Code - Presentation (1.25.17) Document (3.04 MB)
Multifamily Residential Strategy Presentation to Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) Document (44.7 MB)
Processes and Procedures Presentation to ZAC Document (1020.01 KB)
Processes & Procedures Presentation to ZAC Document (990.39 KB)
Current Zoning Code Processes Refresher Presentation to ZAC Document (1.1 MB)
Draft Proposed Processes Handout Document (566.52 KB)
Correspondence Table Between Current and Draft Proposed Processes Document (478.5 KB)
Quarterly Update to City Planning Commission Document (1.45 MB) Audio
Existing Entitlement Procedures Matrix Document (141.3 KB) Audio
Current Zoning Code Processes Presentation to ZAC Document (1.13 MB) Audio
Quarterly Update to City Planning Commission Document (7.21 MB) Audio
One Water Presentation to ZAC Document (2.89 MB) Audio
Planning 101 Presentation to ZAC Document (1.32 MB) Audio
Overview of Department of City Planning Policy Presentation Document (5.48 MB) Audio
Zoning Code Approach Concept Document (5.63 MB) Audio

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!

Attachments:
Public Forum Flyer Document (7.66 MB)
Public Forum Presentation Document (6.66 MB)
Public Forum Boards Document (8.31 MB)
Public Forum Passport Document (1018.85 KB)
Folleto del Foro Pública Document (7.68 MB)
Presentación General Document (5.87 MB)
Tableros de Información de las Estaciónes Document (7.52 MB)
Pasaporte del Foro Pública Document (1.15 MB)

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.

 

Attachments:
Zoning Code Walk Through Meeting Summary (4.26.17) Document (367.33 KB)
Zoning Code Table of Contents (4.26.17 Working Draft) Document (40.28 KB)
Zone String Update Presentation (4.26.17) Document (1.13 MB)
R1 Variation Zones, Processes, and Procedures Meeting Summary (3.22.17) Document (350.83 KB)
Parking, Processes and Procedures, and Work Program Update Meeting Summary (2.22.17) Document (344.72 KB)
Parking, Processes and Procedures, and Work Program Update Presentation (2.22.17) Document (2.86 MB)
Parking in the New Code Meeting Summary (1.25.17) Document (433.95 KB)
Parking in the New Code Presentation (1.25.17) Document (3.04 MB)