About the Plan Updates
Community Plans shape the environment around us by defining how land is used in a neighborhood, whether it’s for parks, housing, jobs, or manufacturing. The Los Angeles City Planning Department updates these Community Plans periodically to ensure that the land in each community is able to accommodate future generations of people and jobs in a way that is aligned with environmental, land use and development goals for the region. An updated Community Plan is a good thing because it sets the foundation for future generations--which includes your kids, and your kids’ kids--so that they can can live, work and play in their own beautiful and vibrant neighborhood!
Q: What's a Community Plan? Why update them?
A: The City has 35 Community Plans, which together make up the City's General Plan Land Use Element. These Community Plans establish goals and policies to guide future land use and development within each plan area. Plan maps identify where uses such as jobs, housing, and open space will be located. With that, it is important for the Plans to be up-to-date because they:
Q: What are the Westside Community Plans?
A: The Westside Community Plans refer to the four Community Plan areas on the Westside of Los Angeles that are currently being updated by the Department of City Planning:
Q: What is the process for updating the Westside Community Plans?
A: Over the next three years, the Department of City Planning will:
The remaining Westside Plans (Westwood, Brentwood-Pacific Palisades, and Bel Air-Beverly Crest) will be updated afterward.
Q: What are the current housing and population numbers?
A: Westside population and housing
What is the process for updating the Westside Community Plans?
Over the next three years, the Department of City Planning will:
There are many ways to get involved. Please participate so your values and vision are reflected in the Community Plan updates.
Visit the Department of City Planning website for general information on planning in LA.