July 2018
Your Source for Planning in Los Angeles
Greetings Angelenos!

Our Department is currently working to plan for the future of Los Angeles. With the support of the Mayor and City Council, we recently launched an effort to update all 35 Community Plans by 2024.

Your participation in this process is extremely important and I encourage you to learn more about how you can get involved. Our Community Plan teams will be out in several communities in the coming weeks and months, so please stay tuned for outreach dates and locations near you.

Together, we are Planning for LA.
Vince Bertoni, AICP
Director of Planning
New Report: Measure JJJ and Transit Oriented Communities
On July 16, the Department released a progress report on the housing outcomes of Measure JJJ and the Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Affordable Housing Incentive Program through June 30, 2018.

Going forward, the Department will release a quarterly update to this report, as part of a broader effort to increase data transparency and analysis around policy outcomes.

To view the report and to learn more about Measure JJJ and the TOC program, click here .
City Council Adopts Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan
On July 3, the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (TNP) was adopted by the City Council. The Plan will foster a mix of uses around five light rail stations in West Los Angeles that support transit ridership 

The Transit Neighborhood Plans (TNP) program — a project partially funded by Metro — was launched in 2012 to encourage livable communities and employment centers around five rail lines along the region’s expanding transit network.
Westside Community Plans Team Launches Outreach Efforts
The Westside Community Plans team has launched initial outreach efforts for the updates to the Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey, Venice, West Los Angeles, and Westchester-Playa Del Rey Community Plans.

This month, the team will be at the following Neighborhood Council (NC) meetings to discuss the update process and opportunities for public participation.

Aug 1, 7 PM: Palms NC
Aug 7, 6:30 PM: Westchester/Playa NC
Aug 8, 7 PM: Westwood NC
Aug 9, 7:15 PM: Del Rey NC
Aug 14, 7: PM: Mar Vista Community Council

Please note that dates and times may be subject to change. For more information, email planning.thewestside@lacity.org.
Community Corner
Our Community Liaisons, Fabiola and Dylan, are YOUR connection to the Department — here to answer all your questions or address your concerns. 

Click here to read the most recent edition of the Community Corner — a resource for all things related to planning in Los Angeles. 

Fabiola Inzunza (Valley, West, South, and Harbor)
Dylan Sittig (Central and East)
Project Focus
A new seven-story mixed-use development with more than 61,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space and 475 live/work units — including an affordable housing component.

This project — located at 668 S Alameda St in the Arts District and approved by the City Planning Commission on July 11 — would also include space for a full-service grocery store and arts and production space.
Fun Fact: Staples Center is home to several Los Angeles professional sports organizations including the Lakers and Clippers of the National Basketball Association, the Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Kings of the National Hockey League. It also a regular venue for many of the music and entertainment industry's major events.

Built almost 20 years ago, Staples Center has paved the way for the urban revitalization of and development in and around the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles.

Video: "STAPLES Center Construction Time-Lapse" Courtesy of Staples Center
Upcoming Calendar: July 2018
Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee Meetings

Every Tuesday at 2:30 PM

Click Here for Meeting Calendar, Audio, Agendas, and Minutes
Commission Meetings
(City Planning Commission, Area Planning Commissions, Cultural Heritage Commission)

Click Here  for Commissions and Hearings Calendar
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