LA Rewrites Its Code

Los Angeles is in the midst of a five-year project called re:code LA that will significantly change the city’s building codes. When the zoning code was first published back in the 1940s, it was fewer than 100 pages. Now with all the various additions and amendments it’s grown to more than 600 pages. It’s complicated and the new code aims to simplify things in a growing city. What does this mean for you and your neighborhood?



  • Tom Rothmann - Senior City Planner at Los Angeles Department of City Planning.