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Proposed Process Overhaul – Staff Report and Recommended Ordinance Released

As some of you who have been following closely may already know, the re:code LA team released a draft of an ordinance last September (2017) that would overhaul the way our Department of City...
Draft Zoning Code

The Zoning Advisory Committee Gets a Sneak Peek of the New Zoning Code

The re:code LA team checked in with the Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) at its regular monthly meeting on May 23, 2018 as the project approaches several major milestones— a Processes and Procedures...
Processes and Procedures paperwork

What Are 'Processes and Procedures,' and Why Are They Important?

The re:code LA team recently announced a public hearing on the "Processes and Procedures" Ordinance—an important example of how re:code LA is simplifying the Zoning Code for the City of Los Angeles....
Zoning String Outline

A Draft Outline Gives Shape to the New Zoning Code

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. The draft...
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What re:code LA Can and Can't Do for Neighborhoods

If you heard that the City of Los Angeles was completely overhauling its Zoning Code for the first time since 1946, your first reaction might have been to ask, "Does this mean my property has been...
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The New Zoning Code: Coming Soon to a Community Plan Near You

In March 2017, re:code LA scored an early victory with the adoption of new R1 Variation Zones—new zoning tools for residential neighborhoods in the current Zoning Code that will eventually be...
Mariachi Plaza

The New Zoning Code Debuts in the Boyle Heights Community Plan

Boyle Heights residents got an early look at the new Boyle Heights Community Plan draft concept at two public open houses on October 24 and October 28. The open houses showcased for the first time...
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Proposed Process Overhaul Released - City Planning Standardizes Project Review

Today, the re:code LA team of City Planning unveiled a proposal that will cut the number of project review processes in half. This new set of processes & procedures will maintain long-standing...
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Website Refresh | Progress Report

The re:code LA team has been fairly quiet on our website and social media the last few months, but we can assure you that we’ve been hard at work. First, you may have noticed a "refresh" of our...