Join us for the December 6th community open house re the South and Southeast community plans

Fill the Pit at Sherman Way and Mason Ave

Support more housing construction in the Valley! This proposed mixed-use project at the intersection of Sherman Way and Mason Ave will provide 52 market rate units and 9 dedicated affordable low income units, replacing a long-vacant lot. It will also provide a restaurant establishment. It is located near Pierce College and Warner Center, providing good access to employment, education, and other amenities. The project has been approved by the planning committee in Winnetka but was shot down in the general meeting because of 1-4 very vocal community members. We need to show the Winnetka Neighborhood Council Board that there are people who DO support the project and want to see more housing built in the area. Let them know by clicking the link below. Or, if you would like to tell the Board in person, attend the meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at 20122 Vanowen St,Canoga Park, CA 91306 (next to Winnetka Bowl).

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Two more projects needing our help: 11147 N. Woodley Ave and 3240 Wilshire Blvd

Help us support two more proposed housing developments in LA: 418 market rate units and 22 dedicated very low income units at 11147 N Woodley Ave in the Valley, and 491 market rate units and 54 dedicated very low income units at 3240 Wilshire Blvd in K-town! Write to the city of LA in support!

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Support greater density by joining us on December 6th at the open house for the new South and Southeast community plans
Abundant Housing LA will be advocating for pro-housing development policies at the December 6th Open House regarding the South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles Community Plans. The existing Community Plans were last adopted in the year 2000 and are being updated to reflect current policies and conditions and to address community issues related to land use. The Proposed Plans update the goals and policies of the community plan and implement programs through a series of Zone Changes and Land Use Changes, including the adoption of a Community Plan Implementation Overlay District (CPIO) for each Community Plan. This is a great opportunity for Abundant Housing LA members to stress the importance of building more housing in the community in order to increase livability in South Los Angeles and Southeast Los Angeles and lower rents. Join us on December 6th at 5:00 PM at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College Outdoor Event Tent (behind Aspen Hill). More information here.
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Weekly Update – November meeting, LA2040 General Plan, and 26378 S Vermont Ave

Don’t forget to join us for the AHLA/Happy Urbanists joint meeting is this Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at El Compadre.

Join us for a special November AHLA (Abundant Housing Los Angeles) meeting in partnership with Happy Urbanists, Los Angeles’ premier monthly social gathering of urbanists, where we’ll be chatting about housing and urbanist issues facing LA County in a relaxed social setting.

When: November 16 at 6:30 PM

Where: El Compadre ( 1248 S Figueroa St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90015 )

How to get there by public transit: Exit at the Pico station of the Blue/Expo line and walk west 1/2 a block on Pico. You can also take the Dash D bus to stop #6051, walk two blocks north on Grand and then a block west on Pico.

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Submit your input for the LA2040 General Plan!

LA is currently updating the General Plan, which is a policy document that guides decisions about land use and zoning across the city. They are soliciting community input via an online survey to make sure the plan reflects the desires of Angelenos, so let’s make sure they get a lot of pro-housing responses!

Help us support a project!

Support a proposed 110-unit housing project at 26378 S Vermont Ave! This infill project will replace a vacant lot with 110 units of new housing, including 36 market rate units, 69 senior market rate units, and 5 dedicated very low income senior units. The project proposes to use the density bonus program, thereby increasing the supply of both market rate and dedicated affordable units. Support this project by submitting a comment to the case planner and LA city councilmember.

Small Lot Subdivisions: What Are They?

In 2005, the City of LA created the small lot subdivision ordinance. This land use policy is not well understood, and has recently come under fire from both NIMBYs that want to stop development in LA and people concerned about displacement. With that in mind, let’s get to know the small lot subdivision ordinance, and see how it might be improved to better serve LA’s housing needs.

What Are Small Lot Subdivisions?

A small lot subdivision is a project that constructs several free-standing single-family houses or attached townhouses, albeit with separate walls and a small amount of airspace in between homes, on lots that are smaller than conventional single-family lots. Unlike apartments, which are rented, or condominiums, which come with costly condo board fees and assessments, the houses in a small lot subdivision are owned fee simple, meaning that each unit is owned individually. Common areas like driveways or open space are typically governed by a simple maintenance agreement rather than a costly and bureaucratic homeowners association. By increasing density and avoiding condo fees, small lot subdivisions make home ownership more affordable. Continue Reading