Plans and Ordinances
The State of California requires municipalities to create a General Plan which sets out the planning, zoning and other land use regulations for the entire City. For Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the LAX Plans does so by replacing the LAX Interim Plan, which had been in use by the City of Los Angeles since 1981. The 2004 LAX Plan provides the long-range land use policy framework and serves as the land use element for the City’s General Plan for the Airport and LAX Northside.
The LAX Plan and Specific Plan each serve different purposes but work in concert with the LAX Master Plan and one another. The LAX Master Plan presents the essential elements of Alternative D (the “Master Plan Projects”), serves as a broad policy statement regarding the conceptual design framework of future improvements at LAX, and acts as a guide to be consulted by LAWA as it formulates and processes these Projects. The LAX Plan is a component of the City’s General Plan and provides a land use policy framework to guide implementation of the Master Plan on a broad level by establishing goals, objectives, policies and programs for development. The LAX Specific Plan guides implementation at a more focused level. It includes zoning and development regulations, and sets out the permitted and prohibited uses for property in the LAX Zone. Most importantly, it’s the principle mechanism by which Master Plan Projects are implemented.
2004 LAX Plan - PDF Download
General Plan which sets out the planning, zoning and other land use regulations
2004 LAX Master Plan
1. Table of Contents (76 KB)
The comprehensive development program for Airport properties, including runway and taxiway system modernization, redevelopment of terminal areas, airport access improvement, and passenger safety, security, and convenience enhancements
2013 LAX Specific Plan - PDF Download
Achieves the goals and objectives of the LAX Plan through zoning and development standards. The LAX Plan and Specific Plan each serve different purposes but work in concert with the LAX Master Plan and one another.
Transportation Corridor Specific Plan
Los Angeles Airport/El Segundo Dunes Specific Plan - PDF Download
An ordinance established to restore and preserve the natural ecology of the Dunes located in the portion of the Westchester-Playa del Rey Community Plan area that is bounded by Napoleon and Waterview Streets on the north, by Imperial Highway on the south, by Pershing Drive on the east, and by Vista del Mar on the west.