Walnut Park is an urban community located just east of South Central Los Angeles. It is approximately one square mile in area. In the midst of a rapidly changing area, Walnut Park has remained a relatively stable residential community. The community is characterized by tree-lined streets and diverse styles of low-density residential neighborhoods.
The Walnut Park Neighborhood Plan was adopted in 1987 and is comprised of policies pertaining to three major components of the community: a Residential Revitalization Program, a Commercial Revitalization Program and a Public Implementation Program. An Implementation Program consists of specific recommendations which will carry forward the policies of the Neighborhood Plan programs for action. Additionally, a Community Standards District within Title 22 provides the regulatory framework to help carry out the plan and its programs.
This plan to stimulate the revitalization of Walnut Park refines the Countywide General Plan by reflecting local characteristics, concerns and preferences and setting forth standards and criteria tailored to conditions within the community. In instances where a decision may involve direction not found in the Neighborhood Plan, Countywide policy is used.
The Walnut Park Neighborhood Plan is within the boundary of the pending Metro Area Plan.