Building and Other Permit Approval
The Westlake Recovery Redevelopment Plan requires CRA/LA’s review of any permit application before the City’s Department of Building and Safety Department can issue a building permit. The redevelopment plan for Westlake contains development standards for various land use classifications. These development standards conform to the City’s Westlake Community Plan. Developers and property owners are advised to check with the CRA/LA to determine if the proposed plans include any structures that are of historic or architectural significance. Preparation of a special historic assessment report may be necessary prior to any permit approval depending on the structure’s level of historic significance. All parties interested in rehabilitation, demolition, or new construction of properties are strongly encouraged to contact Mr. Kenneth Moye, Senior Planner at (213) 977-1737 early in the concept planning stage to avoid permit approval delays.
Design for Development
The CRA Board of Commissioners on November 15, 2001 adopted the Design for Development prohibiting the construction of pole signs and billboards and providing standards for other sign structures in the redevelopment area. The standards and requirements contained in this document are in addition to those contained in the City’s sign code.
Additional land use, zoning, and Assessor’s information regarding properties in the Westlake Redevelopment Project Area may be obtained by visiting the City’s Zoning Information Map Access System (ZIMAS) at www.zimas.lacity.org . Building permit applications may be obtained from the City’s Building and Safety Department located at: 201/221 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 (888) 524-2845