The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning is developing proposals for single family (R1-1) zones to provide specialized regulation regarding single-family houses. This is a follow-up to the existing Interim Control Ordinances (ICO) for various neighborhoods as the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance, or “BMO,” adopted in 2015 and set to expire in March, 2017. One of these areas is Lower Council District 5, which includes all of the R1-1 zones in Melrose Village.
The Planning Department is holding a series of Open Houses/Public Hearings regarding the proposed changes. The event that will include our area will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Henry Medina Building, 11214 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. (This is just east of the I-405 freeway.) The Open House starts at 5:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m., and the Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m.
The R1-1 zones in Melrose Village that are affected are shown in yellow in this map:
The proposed new single family zones for the affected areas would involve a zone change from R1-1 to R1V2, a proposed new zone, which allows flexibility in the location of a new second story above the first floor of a house, and would regulate a floor area, depending on lot size, of between 35% and 45%. These proposed new single family zones will supersede the existing R1-1 (or BMO) regulations, for a more tailored zoning solution to preserve neighborhood character.
Text of the proposed Neighborhood Conservation Ordinances will be available at the Open House/Public Hearing and online at http://planning.lacity.org under “What’s New”.
For questions, please contact staff: Christine Saponara, 213-978-1363.
Email or mail written communication to:
Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring St., Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012