Planning Commission OK’s changes to Hollywood zoning, land use

Altering of community plan could have major consequences for residents and developers

Los Angeles /
Mar.March 29, 2021 12:47 PM
Los Angeles Planning Commission approves Hollywood zoning changes. (iStock)
Los Angeles Planning Commission approves Hollywood zoning changes. (iStock)

With population and jobs expected to rise in Hollywood, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission approved a comprehensive update of the area’s zoning and land use regulations.

The vote sends the Hollywood community plan — one of 22 community plans in the city that make up the city’s general plan — for environmental review and ultimately a City Council vote, according to Urbanize.

Community plans are a general guide for development in an area. The city periodically updates them to account for population growth, job growth, and zoning issues. The Hollywood Community Plan was last updated in 1988 and the new proposal has been in the works for nearly a decade.

The CPC projects that its zoning changes in the Hollywood plan would allow for a population between 243,000 and 264,000. The Southern California Association of Governments estimates that 206,000 people reside in the 22-square-mile area and that 20,000 more people will live there by 2040.

The proposed zoning changes would concentrate dense residential development in commercial hubs and areas with access to the Metro’s B Line. It would steer development away from historic districts and hillside areas, according to Urbanize.

The CPC also estimates that its zoning changes would allow for 124,000-127,000 jobs, up from 101,000 currently. One way the zoning changes allow for that is by increasing height limits in commercial areas, including the Hollywood Media District.

Representatives from several developers and landlords have pushed the city for more dense zoning near their properties. Millennium Partners, which has two major proposals in Hollywood, have lobbied for those changes.

The city is also updating the community plan for Downtown L.A.

[Urbanize] — Dennis Lynch


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