Draft East Los Angeles 3rd Street Specific Plan
East Los Angeles Community Plan Update
For more information regarding the draft East Los Angeles 3rd Street Specific Plan, please contact Community Studies East at (213) 974-6425 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. Our offices are closed on Fridays.
The East Los Angeles 3rd Street Specific Plan will guide and foster transit-supportive development around the Metro Gold Line stations, as well as stabilize and enhance the adjoining residential neighborhoods. This Plan is the product of the collective efforts and input of the East Los Angeles Planning Advisory Committee (ELAPAC), county staff, neighborhood residents, and business and property owners. The Plan will build upon the substantial public investment and transformative opportunity created by the Gold Line extension into East Los Angeles. New development standards and strategies will be implemented to encourage and support a sustainable, transit-supportive, pedestrian-friendly, and economically vibrant community.
The Plan will utilize a form-based development code to guide new development. Form-based codes are an innovative alternative to conventional zoning that focus on the form of buildings rather than the separation of land uses. Form-based codes include specifications of what uses are permitted in a building or zone, but the attention is on the physical character of development, particularly how it relates to the public realm that everyone shares.
The Form-Based Code Institute (FBCI) has the goal of setting standards for the practice of Form-Based Coding. The FBCI website includes links to books, articles, code documents, videos, and additional resources from the FBCI.
The Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning has issued a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
- Public Scoping Meeting Poster (PDF)
- Notice of Preparation and Public Scoping Meeting (PDF)
- Initial Study (PDF)
- Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (Coming Soon)
Revised Draft 3rd Street Specific Plan (May 2013)
- Introduction (PDF)
- Chapter 1: Vision and Land Use Strategy (PDF)
- Chapter 2: Public Realm (PDF)
- Chapter 3: Mobility (PDF)
- Chapter 4: Historic Preservation Strategy (PDF)
- Chapter 5: Development Code (PDF)
- Discovery Workshops Catalog
- Design Solutions Catalog
- Market Analysis (PDF)
- Market Study Implementation Section (PDF)
Community involvement is at the heart of the planning process. Participation has included extensive community workshops and the formation of the East Los Angeles Planning Advisory Committee (ELAPAC). The ELAPAC is an advisory committee, which represents each neighborhood in East Los Angeles community. All neighborhood residents, business and property owners, and other stakeholders are welcome and invited to participate in this ongoing planning process.
For more information on the workshops and the ELAPAC please see:
|Development of Draft Plan||2012|
|Environmental Impact Report, Public Meetings, Hearings and Revisions||2013-2014|
|Plan Adoption and Dissemination||2014|
Resources and Contacts
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|The Specific Plan||
LA County Department of Regional Planning
|County services in East Los Angeles||
LA County First District Field Office
|Building permits and home improvements||
LA County Department of Public Works
LA County Sheriff’s Department