Deregulation for denser development in Los Angeles moves forward

The aim is to reduce housing costs, traffic congestion.

July 24, 2018 |
Deregulation for denser development in Los Angeles moves forward

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Los Angeles is moving ahead with a plan to rewrite development rules so that denser development can take place near transit stations.

Los Angeles City Council's Planning and Land Use Management Committee recently approved the Expo Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan. This would allow more housing, retail, and office space near five transit stations.

The goals are to help relieve high housing costs and traffic congestion. The city council will soon vote on the legislation that would deregulate development between the Culver City and Bundy Metro stations.

This plan follows the rejection by the California State Senate of a controversial housing bill that would have allowed developers to build five-story buildings within a half mile of public rail stops. That proposal would have overridden existing municipal zoning restrictions.

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