The city of Los Angeles Planning Department is holding a pair of community workshops this week on new zoning plans being written for the areas near Expo Line stations — both existing and future ones. It’s a good chance to weigh in on the kind of development you want near the rail stations.
Los Angeles has a long and rich history of developing zoning plans but in recent times many developments are decided on a case-by-case basis by the City Council. Many of the developments ask for exceptions from the current zoning plans, which is exactly the reason it’s important to have good and solid plans in place: to give the community and developers a clear understanding of the rules.
Here’s the workshop notice from the Planning Department:
Dear West Los Angeles and Expo Line Stakeholders,
You are receiving this email because you have expressed interest in the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan Project or the West LA Community Plan Update.
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning would like to invite you to attend our upcoming workshop for the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan. The project, which kicked off last June, is focused on adopting new development regulations around existing and future Expo Line stations that will better support vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
The purpose of the upcoming workshop is to provide an opportunity for the public to give feedback on preliminary concepts for development regulations and streetscape plans that encourage an appropriate mix of jobs, housing, retail and amenities around the stations. The plans will focus on land use goals and strategies, building size and design, public amenities, streetscape elements, and pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular circulation. More information can be found on our project website: http://www.latnp.org.
You are invited to attend either of the following workshops:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Henry Medina Parking Enforcement Center
11214 W. Exposition Blvd., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Street parking available on Sepulveda Blvd.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
3376 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Parking available onsite or on Motor Ave.
Note that these are among a series of Community Workshops that will take place over the course of this 2-year planning effort. A project timeline can be found on our website.