Los Angeles County mulling building codes for improving health

October 31, 2011 |

The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning is inviting comment on a set of development standards designed to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The “Healthy Design Ordinance” would amend county building codes to achieve four major goals: promote better walking environments, encourage more bicycling, improve access to healthy foods (farmers markets, community gardens), and enhance project review requirements to ensure that developers include healthy-lifestyle components in their building plans.

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