“less is more”
In 2014 the Los Angeles City Council instructed the Los Angeles Department of City Planning to prepare and present an Ordinance to amend the Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (2008) and the Baseline Hillside Ordinance (2011) in order to “stabilize the conflict” of out-of-scale homes that continued to grow rapidly in Los Angeles neighborhoods.
Effective March 17, 2017 pursuant to a new Ordinance Number: 184,802 the provisions governing development of single-family (RA,RE,RS R11) residential zoned properties citywide, are now modified to establish new regulations regarding the size and bulk of new and or enlarged homes, and to further regulate grading and earth import/export in designated Hillside areas.
Although more restrictive than the ordinances passed in 2008 and 2011respectively, Buyers of Residential Properties in the City of Los Angeles whether it be vacant land or a house, need no longer be concerned as to what they can or cannot build on their property as the New Ordinance (#184, 802) is now settled law.
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