The City Council voted unanimously today (including Bonin) to instruct the CAO to incorporate the changes requested by the PLUM vote last week with the following changes, which all are intended to shrink the possible size of single-family dwelling remodeling or new home construction:
- The FAR for lots zoned R1 shall be 0.45, regardless of size, and in Hillside areas the R1 FAR shall be reduced based on increasing slope;
- The first 400 square feet of rear detached garage shall be exempted or the first 200 square feet of front garage be exempted;
- The maximum grading shall be at 1,000 cubic yards for all Hillside lots zoned R1;
- The guaranteed minimum RFA shall be at 800 square feet only in Hillside areas; The R1 encroachment plane shall begin at 20 feet.
Here's the original PLUM motion: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2014/14-0656_rpt_plum_11-29-16.pdf
Any recommendations from PLUM not in conflict with the changes above remain in the instructions to the City Attorney’s office, which is expected to produce the final ordinance for the council to vote on 5-8 weeks.
Th City Council is still expected to vote in early 2017 on the final ordinance with the actual effective date most likely between late February and mid-March.
LA Times: L.A. backs measures to roll back 'mansionization' in single-family neighborhoods
Previously on Land Use LA: Changes to BHO/BMO coming; ETA is still couple of months away