What is a Community Plan?
The City of Los Angeles' General Plan Land Use Element is comprised of 35 Community Plans. Each Community Plan contains policies reflecting a future vision for neighborhoods and designates land for the range of uses needed, including jobs, housing, transportation, open space and amenities.
The Plans tell developers and homeowners what type of development will be permitted, at what densities and intensities, and outlines strategies for how to accommodate planned growth. Plans are used to guide decision-making when projects are proposed. For these reasons, Community Plans are an important tool in the development of the City, and it is important that they are up-to-date.
What is the purpose of the Plan Update?
The update of the Boyle Heights Community Plan takes cues from the City's General Plan. The City's General Plan Framework Element is a long-term growth strategy for Los Angeles. It lays out goals, objectives and policies for the range of land uses throughout the City, including Boyle Heights and is used to guide the development of community plans. The update will build on Boyle Heights' diverse historic character and history and will apply new zoning tools developed as part of the City's re:code LA project.