Posts Tagged: Planning
Managing Editor of Issue 2 of Link–the magazine of the College of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona. Read/download the magazine.
“It’s no secret that the citizens of Los Angeles believe their hometown to be an exception to many rules. The sun will always shine, there is always a way around the traffic, the Lakers will never miss the playoffs, and
“Zago cited Lafayette Park by Mies van der Rohe and Villa Schwob by Le Corbusier as famous and successful developments that would not have passed muster according to the proposed guidelines. And, Zago pointed out, ‘Crappy buildings haven’t killed L.A.
“Most notable among the plan’s ballyhooed innovations: a complete lack of parking requirements–neither minimums nor maximums. Just so we’re perfectly clear: this is the first plan of any kind in the city of Los Angeles that does not include parking requirements.”
“Bob Hale, a principal at Rios Clementi Hale, described his firm’s desire for the project to ‘create an iconic experience on the property.’ His firm’s master plan calls the property ‘a hilltop peninsula’ that allows for a natural separation between
“Sometimes the overwhelming number of acronyms being thrown around in LA’s planning circles is enough to make even the most devout custodians of the language say WTF?” Read the article