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Los Angeles City Council Approves LAX Northside Plan

340 acres of vacant property, granted by the Federal Aviation Authority in the 1970s and 1980s, has a new vision for the future.
June 15, 2016, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The Los Angeles City Council this week approved the LAX Northside Plan Update, "a comprehensive planning blueprint for 340 acres of vacant property located between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Los Angeles communities of Westchester and Playa del Rey."

The LAX Northside Plan Update was in the works for several years, according to a press release announcing the approval from Councilmember Mike Bonin, who represents the area. :"The plan represents a unique opportunity to achieve significant economic investment in the area and provide needed community resources and benefits, as well as important airport support sites."

After listing the standard soundbites from Councilmember Bonin, Mayor Eric Garcetti, and airport officials, the press release also included a history of the property and details of the community outreach process. Among the details of the new plan is a significant reduction in allowable density, according to the press release, from the old LAX Northside Plan drafted in the 1980s.

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Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Councilmember Mike Bonin
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