New Hollywood Community Plan Draft Released

One of the most controversial community planning documents in Los Angeles history was approved by the city in 2012 and thrown out by a judge in 2013. The new draft environmental impact report for the plan is now publicly available.
November 21, 2018, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of Los Angeles has released an updated Hollywood Community Plan, five years after a previous, approved version of the plan was thrown out by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge over "fundamentally flawed" population estimates.

Steven Sharp reports on the details of the new version of the Hollywood Community Plan, while comparing to previous plans from 1988 and the defunct 2012 plan. According to Sharp, the new community plan promotes higher-density development along the neighborhood's major commercial thoroughfares.

"Examples of this include a proposed extension of the existing Regional Center Commercial land use designation along Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards east of Gower Street to the Hollywood Freeway," reports Sharp.

"Segments of Vine Street, Santa Monica Boulevard, Western Avenue, and several other corridors are poised for modest increases in development potential, contingent on the type of use.  In some cases, mixed-use or hotel projects are eligible for double the amount of floor area that would be available to single-use residential or commercial projects on the same property."

Sharp describes more of the proposed changes and includes zoning maps pulled from the plan to illustrate the zoning changes proposed by the plan.

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Published on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in Urbanize LA
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