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City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Hollywood Community Plan Update

On June 13, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released its new Hollywood Community Plan (“Plan”) draft. The current plan dates back to 1988. In 2012, the City adopted an update to the community plan that was subsequently litigated and then rescinded by a Superior Court ruling. Thus, for the last several years, the City has used the 1988 community plan to guide land use decisions in Hollywood while adjusting to modern development trends in the area.

Now, the City has taken a major step to synchronize its long-range planning document for Hollywood with the current realities of growth, development, and community desires. In essence, the Plan embodies the City’s goals to cluster density near major public transit nodes and along transit corridors. These efforts attempt to simultaneously reduce vehicle miles traveled, accommodate population dynamics, enhance the pedestrian realm, and balance development patterns with community continuity

The draft Hollywood Community Plan can be found on the City’s project website.

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James E. Pugh, Real Estate and Land Use Attorney, Sheppard Mullin

James E. Pugh is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles and Orange County offices, and he is Chair of the firm's Sustainability Committee. 

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James specializes in complex land use planning, obtaining entitlements and project approvals, global climate change, and green building regulations for virtually all types of development. He is an expert in California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") compliance and regularly guides clients through the multifaceted environmental review and...

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Kira Teshima is an associate in the Real Estate, Environmental, and Land Use and Natural Resources Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office. 

Ms. Teshima’s practice focuses on land use and real estate matters. Ms. Teshima assists developers, large and small businesses, property owners and other private parties in complying with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and planning and zoning regulations; obtaining and negotiating development entitlements and regulatory approvals; drafting real estate transactional documents and...