A Sneak Peek at the New Plan (and Zoning Code) for Downtown Los Angeles
Steven Sharp reports on the release of the draft DTLA 2040 plan, focusing first on the new development the plan would enable:
By 2040, the Southern California Association of Governments anticipates that the neighborhood will add 125,000 new residents. In the same period, the area is expected to add 55,000 jobs. The Downtown Community Plan would accommodate that growth by providing capacity for up to 176,000 additional residents and 86,000 new jobs.
The article also lists land use designations included in the plan, and allowances for programs like Transit Oriented Communities, state density bonuses, historic preservation, and transfer of floor area rights. The article also notes that DTLA 2040 is providing a test bed for the city's ongoing zoning code reform project, known as re:code LA. The Arc GIS story map set up by the Department of City Planning to announce the draft includes a section on the role of re:code LA reforms in the draft DTLA 2040 plan. The DTLA 2040 represents the first comprehensive application of the re:code LA zoning code changes.