Background on South Los Angeles Community Plan
The South Los Angeles (SLA) Community Plan is one of 35 Community Plans that make up the Land Use Element of the City's General Plan. It serves as the blueprint for growth and development in the area. The Plan includes goals and policies for the various types of uses of land, including residential, commercial and industrial as well as specific development standards for the Community Plan Area.
The importance of the Community Plan lies in its ability to shape positive community change by harmonizing the Plan Area’s unique character through encouraging sustainable land use patterns as introduced through citywide
policies and regional initiatives.
The South Los Angeles Community Plan Area (CPA) is generally bounded on the north by Pico Boulevard, on the east by Figueroa Street and Broadway, on the south by 120th Street and the County of Los Angeles, and on the west by Arlington Street and Van Ness Avenue. The South Los Angeles Community Plan Area primarily includes 5 Council Districts and 10 Neighborhood Councils. Click here for the map.
The South Los Angeles CPA contains approximately 9,862 acres or approximately 15.4 square miles of land area and is located less than two miles south of downtown Los Angeles, with an estimated year 2009 population of 275,974.
Existing South Los Angeles Community Plan
Existing Specific Plans Affecting South Los Angeles Community Plan Area:
Existing Historic Preservation Overlay Zones (HPOZs):
Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay District (NSOD):