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AIA LA Roundtable Discussion: LACP & Housing Element
April 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
AIA LA Roundtable w/ Los Angeles City Planning
Status Update on Housing Element & RHNA Rezoning Program
This roundtable will serve as a forum to connect with the Senior Planners with Los Angeles City Planning working on the RHNA rezoning program and the Housing Element update. We’ll hear a status update and identify next steps. We’ll also identify opportunities for how architects and designers can share ideas and implementation strategies for how to strategically and selectively increase LA’s zoning capacity for more housing.
Although the Housing Element Update was adopted by Los Angeles City Council back in December 2021, LACP received notice from California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) that an additional revision is necessary before the “Plan to House LA” can be in compliance with State law. The revision must be completed by October 2022 and include “goals, priorities, metrics, and milestones” to affirmatively further fair housing opportunities citywide.
We encourage you to join the discussion and to share your ideas for how we can most effectively address our housing crisis.
Matt Glesne, AICP – Senior City Planner, Los Angeles City Planning
Matthew Glesne leads the housing policy unit of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. In this position he is responsible for the implementation of various citywide housing-related land use polices including the City’s short term rental ordinance as well as new incentive and streamlining programs for the creation and preservation of affordable housing. He has a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Blair Smith – City Planner, Los Angeles City Planning
Blair Smith is a City Planner in the Housing Policy Unit. In her role, she oversees and collaborates on the Housing Element Update, the Density Bonus Update, and numerous council motions. Prior to her current role, Blair crafted the Affordable Housing Incentive Program for the Hollywood Community Plan Update, developed new design based zoning tools for the re:codeLA, and streamlined procedures in the Office of Historic Resources. Blair studied the Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.