Density Bonus Procedures
LADBS Ministerial Review
A project requesting only a density bonus up to 35%, and/or reduced parking as specified by State Density Bonus law or LAMC§12.22 A.25, is considered by-right and reviewed through a ministerial building permit process. No CEQA review is conducted. These projects are not subject to an appeal.
City Planning Ministerial Review
A project requesting on-menu incentives, as outlined in LAMC§12.22 A.25, is processed by City Planning through a ministerial review process. These projects receive a Letter of Determination describing the approved project and any applicable conditions of approval. No CEQA review is conducted; however, all other LAMC-required processes and procedures, including those for notification and appeals are required.
A project that includes an off-menu request, as outlined in LAMC §12.22 A.25, is reviewed by City Planning through a discretionary review process. These projects require CEQA analysis and are reviewed by the City Planning Commission (CPC). These determinations may not be appealed after the CPC acts.