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Plan Status
Current Phase:
Work on the draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South LA New Community Plan is experiencing delays. Read all about it in the Planning Report's interview of the City Planning Department's Principal Planner, Ken Bernstein. Click here.  

What's Been Done:
The New Community Plan (NCP) process began in 2007 with a survey of the land use of the Plan Area. This was followed by a series of small group meetings held throughout South Los Angeles to identify community concerns. (See Issues & Opportunities Summary)

Using this public input, we created a concept of the NCP and had a second round of outreach to share what we learned from the community, and to explore potential implementation alternatives.  This conceptual plan was presented at two community-wide public workshops in October and November of 2009 where we obtained additional community input. An additional round of briefings with area Neighborhood Councils and interested organizations took place in 2013/2014. (See Concept map)
We are currently in the Technical Phase of the NCP process. This includes creating a draft plan and analyzing the impacts of the plan in a draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). 

Next Steps: 
  •  Post Plan documents:
    • Proposed SLA CPIO (implementation overlay district) - now available
    • Draft Community Plan - now available
    • Draft South Los Angeles Design Standards & Guidelines - now available
    • Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
    • Matrix and Map with proposed zone and land use changes
  • Community Outreach
    • Present draft plan documents to Neighborhood Councils and other stakeholders
  • Open House: Present Proposed Plan and CPIO (TBD)
  • Public Hearing: Receive comments/testimony from the community (TBD)
  • Adoption Phase
    1. South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (APC)
    2. City Planning Commission (CPC)
    3. Planning & Land Use Management Committee (PLUM)
    4. City Council