Los Angeles Countywide Objective Design Standards

Los Angeles County, CA

The County of Los Angeles (County) Department of Regional Planning hired Gruen Associates to develop objective design standards for residential and mixed-use developments to steer development decisions throughout the unincorporated territory of the County. Working closely with County staff, Gruen developed flexible, objective design standards for building types found in and desired for unincorporated county areas. The design standards are being incorporated as an update to Title 22 of the County’s Municipal Code. In addition to updating the County’s code, the project also entails the development of an illustrated User Guide and a training program for County staff to ensure the proper application of the standards in the future.