The Department of City Planning (DCP) is in the process of updating several Community Plans throughout the city as part of its NCP Program.
The South Los Angeles New Community Plan is an effort to update the existing Plan (last updated in 2000) to:
(1) reflect preferred future growth patterns in the area
(2) encourage wise growth
(3) identify appropriate locations for new development
(4) address prevailing neighborhood and community issues,
(5) protect residential neighborhoods from development that is out of character and scale.
The New Community Plan will not only revisit the goals and policies for the area, but will also establish district plans known as Community Plan Implementation Overlays (CPIOs) that will address the various land use issues in the community and provide regulations tailored to the specific needs of each area.
These proposed "overlay" districts will include design standards that encourage attractive and well-designed projects. They will also regulate permitted land uses, height, bulk and overall design of buildings along the major commercial corridors of the Plan Area. They will encourage sustainable, mixed-use development around transit stations, promote a greater diversity of retail and neighborhood services that provide access to healthy foods and physical activity. The development standards will further regulate industrial districts to preserve the area’s economic/ job base while protecting adjacent residential uses.
In order to implement the goals and policies in the New Community Plan, the city has an array of implementation tools at its disposal. These implementation tools may be used in helping make neighborhoods more livable, create aesthetically pleasing places and facilitate healthy and sustainable development patterns within the Community Plan Area.