In LA, Agricultural-Residential Zoned Neighborhoods Threatened

A neighborhood in Tarzana, one of the few residential areas in Los Angeles County that allows raising livestock, battles developmental pressures. The latest proposal: razing five homes for an elderly care center.
January 25, 2012, 6am PST | Judy Chang
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Tarzana is one front in a battle raging throughout Los Angeles County to preserve the rural flavor of extant residential-agricultural neighborhoods. "The special zoning designations date mostly to the 1920s, when Los Angeles and the rest of the nation were experiencing a boom in one-acre home-based farms."

"The city's Planning Commission has given preliminary approval to the Tarzana project, but opponents have appealed and are awaiting a response. They cite concerns about increased traffic, trash and noise, and they claim that city officials are doing little to preserve the agricultural districts."

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Published on Monday, January 23, 2012 in Los Angeles Times
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