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LACMA Land Art

How re:code LA Will Simplify L.A.'s Confusing Web of Plans and Overlays

To participate in a substantive discussion about re:code LA—the comprehensive revision of the Zoning Code for the City of Los Angeles—it's important to have a fairly clear idea of all the layers of...
Koreatown

How the New Zoning System Can Work For You

The re:code LA team is working to completely rewrite the Zoning Code for the City of Los Angeles as a more useful tool for guiding the use and development of land in neighborhoods throughout the city...
Los Angeles as seen from Baldwin Hills

FrameWORK: Economic Development

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...
A photo of Shane's Inspiration Park in Griffith Park.

FrameWORK: Open Space and Conservation

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...
re:code LA logo appears as an urban block

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part Deux

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...
A screen-grab of the zoning of some parcels in Downtown Los Angeles.

Deciphering Our Current Zoning System

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....

FrameWORK: Urban Form and Neighborhood Design - Part One

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...
A bowl of alphabet soup with letters that spell out re:code LA

Alphabet Soup

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. Okay, so maybe that was a...
Residential Neighborhood in San Pedro

FrameWORK: Housing

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...