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.
General Plan which sets out the planning, zoning and other land use regulations
- LAX Specific Plan
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.
- Design Guidelines
- Los Angeles Airport/El Segundo Dunes 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.
- LAX Sign District
- 2015 LAX Sign District Ordinance #183737 - PDF Download
An ordinance establishing a Sign District at Los Angeles International Terminal
- Zone Changes & Other Approvals
An Ordinance amending Section 12.04 of the Los Angeles Code by amending the zoning map. This ordinance changes the zone and zone boundaries at LAX.
- LAX Preservation Plan
- 2016 LAX Preservation Plan- PDF Download
The Preservation Plan for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was developed in order to identify historic resources located on the LAX property and serve as the framework for future repairs, maintenance, and alterations of historic resources located on the LAX property and guide the planning of future projects at LAX.
- Special Project
The Century Corridor Streetscape Plan will establish a unified, pedestrian-friendly, urban design framework to help guide the implementation of future streetscape improvements along Century Boulevard and throughout the surrounding hotel/office business district.