South and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Comment Period Open

The South and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plans are moving towards adoption and the Department of City Planning would like to give you the opportunity to learn more and provide feedback.

View the Notice of Draft Environmental Impact Report. You may learn more at one of the above mentioned meetings or online.

The UNNC discussed the plans during the Planning and Zoning Committee joint meeting with the NANDC Policy Committee on Tuesday, November 22 and will also discuss it on November 29 and at the General Board Meeting on December 1.

Prepare recommendations to UNNC Governing Board re: South Los Angeles Community Plan Update, and related Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and related Community Plan Implementation Ordinance (CPIO). Discussion of proposed “change areas.” Discussion of issues of concern raised at previous committee meetings and/or recent Planning Department “Office Hours.” NOTE: There are two public hearings on Dec. 3 and 6. Comment period ends February 1, 2017. – DISCUSSION AND ACTION

The South L.A. Community Plan (basically bounded by Arlington on the east and Pico on the north) sets out both policies and, importantly, new zoning that is expected to be in place for another 20 years. The general purpose of the Plan is to manage growth, direct development to “appropriate” new locations, address neighborhood and community issues, and protect neighborhood character while promoting new housing initiatives on the major commercial corridors and near Expo Line stations.

The South L.A. Community Plan proposes a “CPIO” with subareas for such commercial streets as Washington, Western and Jefferson; plus a new Neighborhood Character CPIO overlay for ten neighborhoods including Angelus Vista; “change areas” where different zoning is being proposed; height districts; and Transit Oriented Districts adjacent to light rail stations.

The South LA Community Plan primarily covers UNNC neighborhoods Harvard Heights, Angelus Vista, Western Heights, Kinney Heights and the eastern portion of Jefferson Park, and its initiatives will impact UNNC’s commercial boulevards AND will impact how many additional housing UNNC will need to absorb in the coming years.

See complete information at:  https://sites.google.com/site/southlaplan/

You are invited to submit comments by 5pm, February 1, 2017.

Mail: City of Los Angeles, Department of City Planning
South LA Unit
200 North Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, California 90012
Fax: (213) 978-1477
Email: Melissa.Alofaituli@lacity.org (South LA)
Marie.Cobian@lacity.org (Southeast LA)

 

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