An Introduction and Discussion of LA’s New Zoning Code
January 18, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
CM Credits: 2.0
Cost: Student: Free / APA Member: $20 / APA Non-Member Public Sector: $35 / APA Non-Member Private Sector: $40
Several years ago, Los Angeles City Planning set out to create a modern and efficient zoning code for the City of Los Angeles. The proposed approach, initially dubbed ReCode LA, aims to establish a new Zoning Code that is both easier to use and more responsive to the needs of Los Angeles’s many diverse neighborhoods. While zoning has traditionally focused on prohibiting incompatible uses, the new approach focuses instead on both the physical design of
a building as well as its use. As City Planning moves through the process of updating its 35 Community Plans, the new zoning system will be rolled out across the city over a number of years. To discuss this wide-ranging topic, a joint effort between ULI and APA has brought together an esteemed group of experts and panelists to discuss these upcoming changes.
Part 1: Presentation (30 minutes)Los Angeles City Planning (LACP) will first share a high-level overview of the new zoning system. The presentation will introduce the Form, Frontage, Standards, Use and Density districts — the new 5-part zoning string, and how the zoning code update will take place, among other topics.
Part 2: Panel Discussion and Q&A (60 minutes)After the presentation, a moderated discussion will be held to touch on issues including how the code hopes to make housing more straightforward to build, how office
and other CRE markets might be affected, and how issues surrounding gentrification and displacement are being addressed. After the panel discussion, time for a Q&A session will be provided. We invite you to
review the draft zoning code at the link below and come prepared with questions and/or comments.
Vince Bertoni, Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles
Presenting from Los Angeles City Planning Zoning Integration Program:
Erick Lopez, City Planner
Erin Coleman, City Planner
Alex Heath, City Planner
Renae Zelmar, Planning Assistant
Liz Falletta, Professor and Vice Chair of Urban Planning, USC
Sonya Falcone, Partner, Daylight Development
Craig Lawson, President, Craig Lawson & Co.
Sierra Atilano, Chief Real Estate & Investment Officer, Skid Row Housing Trust
Ata Khan, Planning Manager, City of Pomona
Chris Pearson, Senior Vice President, Development Planning & Government Affairs, Hudson Pacific