Building & Other Permit Approval
The Bunker Hill Redevelopment Plan requires CRA/LA's review and approval of any permit application before the Department of Building and Safety can issue a building permit. The redevelopment plan for Bunker Hill contains development standards regarding density and design. Developers and contractors are strongly advised to contact the CRA/LA Principal Planner at (213) 977-1600 early in the process to avoid last minute difficulties.
The total building floor area (exclusive of building floor area for parking) in the Project Area shall not exceed five (5) times the total area of all parcels in the project area. Completed or planned development in Bunker Hill will soon reach that maximum. Therefore, the CRA/LA is currently devising standards for the physical development of the Bunker Hill Project Area and evaluating increasing the floor area ratio (FAR) of the project area from an overall average of 5:1 to 6:1. This would create an additional four million square feet of development capacity.
Designs For Development
The Design for Development (DFD), adopted in 1971, is a document which consists of design guidelines for development within the Bunker Hill Project Area. The DFD addresses development issues as they pertain to land use, circulation and urban form. It encourages development of complementary uses; a circulation system which accommodates primarily private vehicles, transit and pedestrians, as well as carefully conceived interaction of building volumes and open space. In the late 1960's, the DFD was created to ensure that the development policies, objectives and design criteria of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles will be adhered to. The DFD is currently being updated as part of the process of increasing the overall density of the Project Area to address the needs of changing times.
In November 2001, the CRA/LA also adopted a DFD prohibiting the construction of billboard and pole signs, roof signs, mural signs,supergraphic signs, and provided standards for other sign structures in the Project Area.
Grand Avenue Streetscape Project
The Streetscape Project seeks to create a safer, more pedestrian-friendly downtown where workers, residents and visitors can enjoy pedestrian enhancements such as additional open space seating and landscaping, sidewalk cafes and mini concert venues along a portion of Grand Avenue extending from The Los Angeles Central Library to the Music Center.
Grand Avenue Project
The Grand Avenue Partnership which includes the CRA/LA, County, and the City, has selected a development team to negotiate on a major mixed use project in Grand Avenue on two CRA/LA and two County-owned parcels, which would include a substantial upgrade of the current Grand Avenue streetscape, creation of a new 16-arce Civic Center park and a mixed use project that may include 1000 housing units, a hotel and commercial office space.