Redevelopment Plans

City Planning established the Redevelopment Plan Unit (RPU) to implement the land use plans and functions of the unexpired Redevelopment Plans that were transferred from the former Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles to the City. If a project is in a Redevelopment Plan Area (RPA), it must conform to the land use regulations of the associated Redevelopment Plan. The RPU provides increased protection for communities and more certainty for development projects. It has also increased efficiency by avoiding a duplicative review process and the need for sign-offs from multiple government agencies, resulting in quicker turnaround times for project approvals.

Hours of Operation
By Virtual Appointment Only
Mondays and Fridays:
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location and Contact
201 North Figueroa Street, Suite 525
Los Angeles CA, 90012
(213) 202-5464


Redevelopment Plan Overlays

Redevelopment Plans outline a community vision for, and identify revitalization opportunities within, particular neighborhoods. Each RPA has a unique set of land use regulations designed to enhance quality of life.


Project Workflow

This step-by-step overview of the administrative review process and project clearances is a useful resource for applicants seeking to construct in an area subject to a Redevelopment Plan Overlay.

Referral Form

Projects in a Redevelopment Plan Area must complete a Referral Form. To find the relevant Referral Form, visit the Department's Plan Overlay page and scroll down to the Redevelopment Plans section.