LA Is Trying to Plan For a Big Downtown Housing Boom. Can It Meet the Need?
An important component of the Community Plan was to encourage the creation of affordable housing in the area. Although in the five-year period between the plan’s 2013 adoption and 2018, no housing units were built in the area it covered, according to the city planning department.
“If you burden Downtown with a whole bunch of regulations that are not applicable to other parts of the city, I just don't think that you're going to have robust development here because it's going to be too difficult and too expensive,” said Mr. Leaderman.
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