Metro awarded the Los Angeles City Planning Department a three-year grant for land use planning along and around Metro’s Active Transportation Rail to River Corridor Project. The Slauson Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (Slauson Corridor TNP) will identify land use, zoning, and urban design strategies to examine opportunities related to employment and industry, and to improve access to the future Rail to River Corridor and Metro stations along the Blue Line, Silver Line, and Crenshaw/LAX Line.
The Slauson Corridor TNP includes:
- Potential amendments to the Community Plan Implementation Overlays
- Potential updates to the Community Plan Land Use Maps
- Potential updates to the zoning
The Slauson Corridor TNP study area is a subset of three recently updated Community Plan areas:
- West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Community Plan (2016)
- South Los Angeles Community Plan (2017)
- Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan (2017)
The Community Plans examine land use and zoning and set goals, policies, and programs to effectively guide sustainable growth and development, while also taking into account the unique history, sense of identity, and current and future needs of the three Community Plan Areas. The Slauson Corridor TNP takes cues from policies and programs in the adopted Community Plans to study employment opportunities on industrial lands and how jobs can benefit existing communities and community members.
Community Plan Implementation Overlays (CPIO)
Additionally, as part of the update process for the three Community Plan Areas, the Department helped implement the goals of the Community Plans by creating and adopting Community Plan Implementation Overlays (CPIOs):
- West Adams Community Plan Implementation Overlay
- South Los Angeles Community Plan Implementation Overlay
- Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Implementation Overlay
The CPIOs implement the goals of the Community Plans by establishing subareas with varying levels of regulations related to building design, permitted land uses, and, in some cases, tailored incentives.
Currently, the CPIOs outline additional land use regulations that affect some parcels in the Slauson Corridor TNP study area. With respect to the TNP effort’s goals of industry and employment, building design, and compatible land uses, the Slauson Corridor TNP will examine and amend existing provisions in the CPIOs, or create new provisions, to take into account the future Active Transportation Rail to River Project and Metro stations.
Summarized Outreach Timeline
The Slauson Corridor TNP seeks to:
- Explore land use regulations that can support emerging and sustainable industries that also focus on hiring and training the local workforce.
- Explore design guidelines that prioritize access from future development onto the Metro Rail to Rail Path.
- Support a mix of compatible land uses that meet community needs, maximize connections to active transportation networks and Metro public transit, and preserve significant industrial land.
The Plan is still in development. No drafts are available at this time.
Slauson Corridor TNP Study Area
- Slauson Corridor TNP Summary Sheet (English)
- Slauson Corridor TNP Summary Sheet (Spanish)
- What do Community Plans do (English)
- What do Community Plans do (Spanish)
- Unpacking Planning in LA (English)
- Unpacking Planning in LA (Spanish)
- Community Outreach Summary - Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 (English)
- Community Outreach Summary - Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 (Spanish)
Existing Community Plans & Community Plan Implementation Overlays
- General Plan
- General Plan Framework
- Mobility Plan 2035
- Housing Element 2013-2021
- Plan for a Healthy Los Angeles
- Historic Resources Survey Report -- South Los Angeles Community Plan Area
- Historic Resources Survey Report -- Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Area
- Historic Resources Survey Report -- West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area
- Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) Guidelines
- Complete Streets Design Guide
- Conditional Use Approval for Sale of Alcoholic Beverages Specific Plan
- Council District 9 Corridors Community Redevelopment Agency Plan
- Crenshaw Boulevard Streetscape Plan
- Crenshaw Corridor Specific Plan
- Crenshaw/Slauson Community Redevelopment Agency Plan
- Western/Slauson Community Redevelopment Agency Plan
A component of the Land Use Element. It focuses on a particular area or community within the City. (e.g. West Adams - Baldwin Hills – Leimert, South Los Angeles, Southeast Los Angeles)
The number of residential units permitted per square foot of land.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR)
The ratio of the gross floor area of a building to the area of the lot where it is located.
General Plan Framework
An element of the City's General Plan that states the goals and policies on a number of topics related to growth and services. All General Plan Elements adopted by the City need to be consistent with the Framework.
Establishes the height and FAR limitations.
Development of vacant or underutilized land within urbanized areas.
Land Use Designation
Land Use designates the intensity of the different uses of land, such as residential, industrial, commercial and open space. Each land use designation has a list of corresponding zones.
A law or statute enacted by a city government. Zoning is established by ordinance.
A committee of five or more citizens who are appointed by the City to review matters related to planning and development.
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
A state law requiring state and local agencies to analyze the potential impacts of their actions on the environment, disclose their findings to the public, and to mitigate impacts where feasible.
Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO)
Specialized zoning tools that implement the policy goals and objectives associated with a Community Plan by further regulating different aspects of proposed projects.
Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Type of environmental review prepared when the City determines that a project may potentially have significant environmental impacts.
A General Plan is the City's guide for its future growth and development. Every city is mandated by the state of California to adopt a General Plan. The lifespan of a General Plan is typically 20-30 years and must be updated periodically. The General Plan is required to cover seven topics called elements, such as Land Use, Housing and Safety, but can include optional ones as well.
The public and quasi-public facilities required in order to serve the development and operational needs of a community, such as roads, public transportation, water and sewer systems.
A project that combines compatible uses within the same structure, such as residential uses above ground-floor commercial space.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
Development that is located near transit. The City’s General Plan encourages locating new housing and businesses near transit as a way to give people the option of using transit and getting around by travel means other than a car (e.g. walking, bicycle, public transportation).
Zoning determines the uses permitted on a parcel 3 provides regulations for development, including height, bulk and setbacks.
Current Plan Status
The Slauson Corridor TNP team is continuing to work with its market study consultant to hear from local stakeholder groups about employment in the study area. The team is also making progress toward selecting a consultant for the environmental review process. The team has also compiled the many comments from its outreach efforts thus far (check out the summary in English or Spanish from our April 2019 workshops and early outreach efforts).
Council District 9 - Mix & Mingle
The Slauson Corridor TNP Team will attend Council District 9’s Mix & Mingle event for Goodyear Tract businesses on September 24, 2019. Council District 9 is hosting the event to connect local business owners and share its vision for the future of the area.
The Slauson Corridor TNP team is working with an economic planning firm on a market study to help examine the viability of emerging industries and employment for the study area. The team will also take preliminary steps to determine what type of environmental review is appropriate, per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The Slauson Corridor TNP team hosted two public workshops in the community and continued to attend community events to inform residents and stakeholders about the Slauson Corridor TNP effort and engage them about the issues and opportunities in their community.
The Slauson Corridor TNP team continued meeting with Neighborhood Councils, neighboring jurisdictions, Metro, and local community groups to inform and gather feedback.
The State’s TCC Program awarded a Planning Grant to the South LA Climate Commons Collaborative, who scored the highest amongst all the other cities that applied for this round of grant funding. Slated to launch in mid-2019, the grant funding will go toward community-led outreach and research that will result in a South Los Angeles Climate Commons Plan to guide recommendations and support future implementation funding opportunities.
The Slauson Corridor TNP team began preliminary background research and started meeting with Neighborhood Councils to introduce the effort.
The team also joined the South LA Climate Commons Collaborative, a complementary initiative in the same study area, led by community-based organizations in South LA. The effort is part of the State of California’s Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC). The community-led project supports outreach efforts related to climate justice, displacement avoidance, and workforce development.
LADOT Vision Zero – South LA Open House
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, we joined the Department of Transportation (LADOT) at their South LA Open House to hear about the ways traffic safety is being improved throughout South LA. The Slauson Corridor TNP team was stationed at a booth, where we spoke with community members wanting to learn more about the project and how it connects with LADOT efforts.
In May 2019, we launched the market study component of the Slauson Corridor TNP work program. Using community input on what the future of industry and employment should look like in and around the Slauson corridor, an economic planning consultant will assist staff with analyzing what types of potential emerging industries can benefit the community. This exercise is an important piece of developing an understanding of potential land use changes and regulations.
Rebuild Healthy LA Project
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the Community Health Advocates School (CHAS) at Augustus F. Hawkins High School invited Planning staff to present to students who were working on a long-term class project focused on ways to improve community issues around their school. Students used the information learned to develop solutions around specific problematic intersections in their community. We rejoined the CHAS on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to judge the final projects and provide feedback.
Community Bike Ride & Skate Jam
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, we had an informational booth at the American Heart Association’s Community Steps event at Jackie Tatum Harvard Park. We spoke with community members interested in opportunities to better connect active transportation and land use.
Earth Day Celebration
On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, the Slauson Corridor TNP team was at the annual Earth Day Celebration at Augustus Hawkins F. Nature Park on. We heard great ideas from the community and shared information on how to continue to stay involved in our planning process.
April 2019 Workshops
On Wednesday, April 3 and Saturday, April 6, 2019, we held workshops to gather community feedback on what industries can support local employment opportunities, how to best promote improved mobility and access through building design, and what types of land uses are desired along the Slauson corridor.
Materials from the workshops:
Community Outreach Summary - Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 (English)
Community Outreach Summary - Fall 2018 to Spring 2019 (Spanish)
2019 April Workshops - Flyer (English)
2019 April Workshops - Flyer (Spanish)
2019 April Workshops - Final Boards
April 3 Workshop - Board Input
April 3 Workshop - Aerial Map
April 6 Workshop - Board Input
April 6 Workshop - Aerial Map
Project Introduction Meetings
As part of early community outreach in late 2018/early 2019, the Slauson Corridor TNP team conducted introductory presentations to Neighborhood Councils and community groups in our study area. The team shared information on overall project goals, outreach timeline, and potential outcomes, and solicited feedback from members of the Neighborhood Councils and community.
Meetings were held with the following Neighborhood Councils:
- South Los Angeles Alliance of Neighborhood Councils
- Park Mesa Heights Community Council
- Empowerment Congress Central Area Neighborhood Development Council
- Zapata-King Neighborhood Council
- Voices of 90037 Neighborhood Council Land Use Committee
- Central Alameda Neighborhood Council
Outreach material from the meetings is provided below. We look forward to connecting with additional Neighborhood Councils in 2019!
City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning
200 N. Spring Street, Room 667
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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