Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Compact Lot Subdivision Ordinance

What is a Compact Lot Subdivision?

  • A division of land that creates smaller fee-simple, single-family residential lot.
  • Less than the typical minimum area of 5,000 square feet and minimum lot width of 50 feet.

Intents of the Ordinance

  • Promote affordable homeownership opportunities through the allowance of smaller, fee-simple lots with smaller houses.
  • Promote mixed income neighborhoods and a diversity of housing types to increase housing options for all economic segments of the population.
  • Promote intergenerational neighborhoods and contribute to neighborhood stability by increasing homeownership opportunities.
  • Promote smart growth by encouraging infill development on underutilized and vacant parcels in existing, established communities.


Public Draft Available for Review!

We welcome your comments on the following draft documents! Please contact Tina Fung at tfung@planning.lacounty.gov or (213) 974-6417.

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