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Measure JJJ

September 10, 2019, 8am PDT
There's a new front in the city of L.A.'s ongoing conflict between anti-development forces and efforts to add density at and around transit.
Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2019, 11am PDT
L.A. voters approved Measure JJJ in 2016 in the hopes of encouraging more affordable housing as a trade-off for discretionary approval. The result has been no development at all.
Urbanize LA
September 10, 2018, 9am PDT
After one year in action, the Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentives Program has enabled a rare feat in Los Angeles: new development.
Urbanize LA
July 18, 2018, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
October 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The city's new guidelines incentivize the development of affordable housing near transit.
Urbanize LA
November 16, 2016, 11am PST
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times warns that along with new transit lines comes new housing for residents who want to enjoy the benefits of reduced auto-dependence. Plans need to ensure minimal housing displacement around the new stations.
Los Angeles Times
November 14, 2016, 10am PST
An affordable housing measure passed in Tuesday's election has developers saying they may scrap existing building projects, meanwhile the bill’s supporters argue that the new rules will help break the housing crunch plaguing the area.
Los Angeles Times