A Call to Streamline L.A.'s Zoning Codes

Writing for The Architect's Newspaper, Sam Lubell argues that current L.A. zoning regulations require architects and developers to endure a "ridiculous, disjointed, outdated process."

Lubell supports proposed changes to make the process of building more efficient in Los Angeles.

From ArchPaper.com:

"Among other things, the zoning changes will create consistent protocols for many procedures including time lines for approvals, reviews (allowing for shorter review processes for minor projects so as not to hog time from the bigger ones), and the modification of existing projects. Right now there are few standardized procedures, and approvals can take years, getting lost in a maze of departments and rules. These regulations haven't been changed since the 1940s, so they're woefully out of date."

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