Small Lot Ordinance

August 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Responding to criticism from neighborhoods faced with new small lot developments, the city of Los Angeles in considering changes to its Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance.
The Eastsider LA
August 20, 2014, 2pm PDT
A recent article explains how, and why, small lot subdivisions get built in Los Angeles. Also, the city has recently updated a procedural glitch to make permitting easier for small lot projects.
Urban Land Magazine
July 6, 2014, 9am PDT
Sam Lubell outlines the good and bad of recent small lot design guidelines approved by Los Angeles.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 16, 2013, 1pm PDT
Small-lot homes are popping up in the hillsides north of downtown L.A. While the new occupants, often young buyers who can't afford or aren't interested in traditional single-family homes and high-rise condos, are pleased, some neighbors are not.
Los Angeles Times - Real Estate
October 10, 2012, 11am PDT
An enterprising developer and experimental architect are pushing the boundaries between L.A.'s suburban style of single-family housing and its need for dense infill development on a site in the city's Echo Park neighborhood.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 29, 2009, 11am PDT
Christina Chan looks at the effect of L.A.'s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance of 2005, which opened the doors for a new style of housing somewhere in between single-family homes and condos.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 1, 2005, 11am PST
Livable Places explains the impact of allowing the construction of new "fee-simple" town homes in areas zoned for apartments or commercial development.
Livable Places