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South Bay
Area Plan

Project updates

Draft Public Review Documents (5/6/2024)

The draft SBAP, draft implementing ordinance, draft West Carson TOD Specific Plan, and draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) are available for public review starting today May 6, 2024. The public review period will be open for 60 days, through July 8, 2024.

The project team encourages you to review these documents and provide comments and feedback so that we can amend the drafts as needed before presenting the project to the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) in October 2024.


Rezoning Letters + Interactive Map (4/1/2024)

Rezoning letters were sent out this week to property owners with a proposed zone change as part of the South Bay Area Plan project. These letters are meant to inform property owners of the change and provide information on why a change is being proposed. If you have questions or want to discuss the letter in more detail, the best way to get in contact with a planner is by booking a virtual appointment using the link on this page.

Additionally, we have an Interactive Map available if you would like to review information about the proposed changes through an online mapping application. You can scroll around, zoom in or out, or use the search feature to find a property by address.

Interactive Map Application

Virtual Office Hours (2/26/2024)

We are excited to announce that our virtual office hours are now available. You can book a 20-minute virtual meeting with one of our project planners to talk about the South Bay Area Plan (SBAP). Staff will be available to answer your questions and discuss the SBAP and its project components.

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Project Description

The South Bay Planning Area (Planning Area) is located in the southwest corner of Los Angeles County and is one of the 11 Planning Areas established by the General Plan. The South Bay Area Plan (SBAP) will be a community-based plan developed to respond to the unique and diverse character of the eight unincorporated communities within the planning area. The communities include Alondra Park/El Camino Village, Del Aire, Hawthorne Island, La Rambla, Lennox, West Carson, Westfield/Academy Hills, and Wiseburn. The area plan will develop policies for future community growth and development. The SBAP will attempt to address issues facing the planning area including traffic congestion, air quality concerns, lack of developable land, goods movement, housing issues, environmental justice, and noise impacts.

The SBAP will be a policy document intended to direct future development and land use decisions and achieve a shared vision on how the built environment in the unincorporated communities of the Planning Area could change over the next two decades. The SBAP provides a framework for the municipal government of Los Angeles County, the development community, business owners, and residents to shape future growth in the Planning Area through 2045.

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LA County Planning
General Plan and Transit-Oriented Communities

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