The City of Los Angeles is currently updating the three Community Plans encompassing the Southeast San Fernando Valley.
The update process began in July 2018 and is expected to take about three years. It will culminate with adoption of the plans by the City Council.
Community Plans are the Land Use Element of the Los Angeles General Plan, which is required by state law. Their purpose is to guide future growth in the community, based on knowledge of current conditions, projected demographic changes, and the priorities of residents and other stakeholders.
The Southeast Valley has undergone changes since the area’s Community Plans were last updated in the mid- to late 1990s. Housing affordability has become an even greater challenge for many residents. Meanwhile, state-mandated greenhouse gas reduction targets underscore the need to address climate change through the planning process, particularly given the extreme heat experienced in the San Fernando Valley. At the same time, the Southeast Valley has benefited from significant investment in public transit over the past 20 years, with completion of the Red and Orange lines and plans in progress for the future East San Fernando Valley and Sepulveda transit corridors. These projects will not only integrate the Southeast Valley more closely with the city’s transit network and employment hubs, but will open up new opportunities for housing that is highly accessible to transit.