Small Lot Design Standards – Working Draft

At its meeting on August 25, 2016, the City Planning Commission recommended the approval of the Small Lot Code Amendment to the City Council. The next step for the Amendment is to go to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee and City Council for consideration, which will be occurring in the upcoming months.
Per Commission’s recommendation, the Department of City Planning is issuing a working draft of the Small Lot Design Standards for test implementation. The intent is to allow a transition period until the Amendment is effective, and to allow City staff, project applicants, and community members to test the Design Standards on current projects to ensure its feasibility. During this testing phase, current projects requesting entitlements for small lot subdivision are encouraged to review and incorporate these Design Standards into their project design as deemed feasible. Please note the Design Standards will not be fully effective until it returns to the Commission for adoption and the Amendment is effective by City Council adoption.
For your convenience, a working draft of the Small Lot Design Standards can be downloaded here. City staff, project applicants, and community members are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft Design Standards for further clarification of the provisions, language, and illustrations.
Please direct your written comments or questions via email to:

Los Angeles Department of City PlanningUrban Design Studio
tel: 213.978.0016  

200 N. Spring St., Suite 705
Los Angeles, CA 90012