No More McMansions for Studio City

With the help of Councilmember Paul Krekorian of the Los Angeles City Hall, Studio City residents developed an anti-mansionization ordinance called the "Residential Floor Area" to limit the size of residential construction on existing lots.

The Patch writes:

"By controlling mansionization for nearly 4,000 Studio City homes - limiting lots of 6,750 square feet (the typical lot size in Studio City) to 3,578 square feet - residents in the East Valley essentially agreed to the widest ranging set of guidelines a community has ever enacted to maintain the integrity of their neighborhood."

One of the main concerns against the RFA proposal was that the policy would largely affect homeowners' property rights. Through several meetings held with opposition groups, councilmember Krekorian, his staff, and the city planning department, a compromise was ultimately agreed upon.

"Under the compromise, the maximum residential floor area in the majority of Studio City lots shall not exceed 53% of the lot area, while incorporating bonus design standards that minimize the impact of mansionization – a option that previously RFA iterations never incorporated."

Full Story: Accord Struck to Limit Mansionization in Studio City

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