AIA|LA Encourages Los Angeles City Council to Support the Modified Parking District Ordinance

Last Updated: August 17, 2012

AIA|LA Encourages Los Angeles City Council to Support the Modified Parking District Ordinance

AIA|LA Encourages Los Angeles City Council to Support the Modified Parking District Ordinance

Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2012) - The American Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles (AIA|LA) encourages the Los Angeles City Council to unanimously support the Modified Parking Requirements District Ordinance (MPRD), which will enable the City of Los Angeles to implement much needed parking policy reforms.

The proposed ordinance will provide flexibility with regards to parking requirements throughout Los Angeles by enabling specific districts to customize the parking regulations best suited for the immediate neighborhood. With a city as vast and as diverse as Los Angeles, parking policy cannot be regulated with a one-size fits all approach because excessive parking requirements impair our ability to have a vibrant, sustainable and healthy city.

The MPRD ordinance will enable greater flexibility so that specific areas of the city can benefit with a more custom-tailored approach to parking regulations.

Overall, well-balanced parking requirements:

  • facilitate sustainable urban in-fill
  • lower the cost of housing and development in general
  • enhance the accessibility of neighborhood-serving public amenities
  • dis-incentivize excessive driving by encouraging pedestrian uses
  • conserve the environment
  • help lower the heat-island effect
  • reduce automobile-generated pollution

The proposed MPRD ordinance will serve as an effective planning tool and a positive step forward. As an enabling ordinance, it helps to strengthen the Planning Department's ability to craft planning policy that will ensure an environmentally and economically sustainable city.

As the MPRD ordinance is implemented, AIA|LA looks forward to serving as a resource to help analyze and maximize community benefits. We look forward to being a part of the ongoing effort to make Los Angeles a healthier and more livable city.

About AIA|LA -
AIA|LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering the efforts of its parent organization, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), by specifically serving the interests of our local architecture and design community. AIA|LA's membership includes architects and design professionals actively engaged in the industry. Members work at diverse companies representing a broad range of professional practices. Through advocacy, education, networking and outreach, AIA|LA serves as a resource to help make the Los Angeles region more delightful, healthy, sustainable and economically competitive.

For more information, please contact:

Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA
Director, Government & Public Affairs
AIA Los Angeles
Tel: 213.639.0764
Email: will[@]

Last updated: 10-Dec-2012 08:02 PM
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