Adaptive Reuse

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Adaptive reuse should be expanded throughout the NELA communities. The Adaptive Reuse Ordinance has become one of the most significant incentives related to historic preservation in Los Angeles, facilitating the conversion of dozens of historic and under utilized structures into new multi-benefit uses. The ordinance provides for an expedited approval process and ensures that older and historic buildings are not subjected to the same zoning and code requirements that apply to new construction.

Mayor Garcetti's office is currently in the process of evaluating all publically owned properties to determine where opportunities exist for new uses. Once these sites are identified, we recommend sustained engagement with the Mayor's office to champion the issues and projects that NELA stakeholders prioritized along with thoughtful reuse of existing infrastructure.

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