Project Updates

A photo of a June 1967 zoning map of the Eagle Rock area.
Imagine you’ve been tasked with designing a new city from the ground up. How would you go about it? Where would you begin? You’d probably first want to decide where the streets would go—whether they’d be curvy or grid-like, and whether some would be side streets and others major thoroughfares. Next you’d probably choose where to place the individual buildings. You might begin with housing,...
  Urban planning in Los Angeles has a rich history dating back to the original founding of Los Angeles. The following timeline details a few key planning milestones in Los Angeles which help to illustrate how we have gotten to where we are today:     1781 Spanish Governor Felipe de Neve founded el Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles along what is now known as the Los Angeles...
A group photo of the Zoning Advisory Committee, not including Edgar Khalatian and Mia Lehrer.
On November 27, 2013, we announced the names of the individuals selected by Michael J. LoGrande, Director of Planning for the re:code LA Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC).  We are happy to announce that Sharon Commins and Edgar Khalatian have been appointed as the Co-Chairs of the Committee. Below is a little more about who the ZAC members are, and what perspectives they bring to the table....
Soon after re:code LA’s official launch, the project team hosted a series of Listening Sessions throughout the City.  Over five evenings in early to mid-July, 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 ...
This article originally appeared on Planetizen. A comprehensive zoning rewrite is a complex undertaking for any city. But for one that’s seeking to evolve its land use and transportation patterns, and is as physically and demographically diverse as L.A., a unique set of challenges has emerged. Zoning History Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S., an economic and cultural hub with...
A photo of Planning Director, Michael LoGrande addressing attendees at a project meeting.
The Director of Planning has announced the appointment of the re:code LA Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) members. These 21 individuals will play a vital role in that process by providing guidance on zoning policy direction. Represented interests include academia (environmental, transportation, and design), neighborhood organizations, social activism, business, and development. The ZAC members...
Skyline of Los Angeles
Welcome to the website re:launch! re:code LA is now more accessible from home and on the go. The new added features amount to the most digitally enhanced public outreach the Department has ever used. Coupling these new website features with extensive in-person outreach will advance the development of a 21st century code. The new website is organized into three sections: Stay Informed - Come here...