General Information on the New Community Plan Program (NCP)

Along with the 35 Community Plans that make up the Land Use Element, the City’s General Plan includes six other state-mandated Elements that include Noise, Transportation, and Conservation among others. 

The Department of City Planning is in the process of updating several Community Plans throughout the city as part of its NCP Program, including the Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan (last updated in 2000).

The New Community Plan will not only revisit the goals and policies for the area, but will also establish the Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO) that will address the various land use issues in the community and provide regulations tailored to the specific needs of each area.


(1) accommodate projected growth
(2) identify appropriate locations for new development
(3) address prevailing neighborhood and community issues
(4) protect neighborhood character


Phase I Outreach (2007)
  • Information Gathering: Meet with Neighborhood Councils, community organizations and residents and survey existing land uses.
Phase II Outreach (2008)
  • Revisit with summary of community input and potential implementation alternatives.
Phase III Outreach (2009)
  • Community Workshops: Present preliminary plan concepts and gather feedback.
Phase IV Outreach (August 2013 - April 2014)
  • Neighborhood Council Meetings, Open House and Public Hearing: Present draft Plan documents at meetings with Neighborhood Councils and at the Open House. Hold a Public Hearing to receive comments/testimony from the community.
Technical Phase (completed in 2016)
  • Prepare draft Plan, land use & zone change maps, overlays and draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Phase V Outreach (November-December 2016)

  • Office Hours (November 14-19, 2016): Preview of all open house materials available at different locations throughout South and Southeast LA.
  • Open House & Public Hearings (December 3 & 6, 2016): Present draft Plan documents and the draft EIR and receive comments/testimony from the community.
Adoption Phase (2017-2018)
  • Present draft Plan and EIR to:
    • South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (APC) - June 6, 2017
    • City Planning Commission (CPC) - June 22,2017
    • Planning & Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) - November 21, 2017
    • City Council - November 22, 2017