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    How Downtown L.A. Became a Place to Live (without Parking)

    by Jeremy Rosenberg

    on April 2, 2012 2:19 PM

    During an almost thirty-year period beginning in 1970, Downtown Los Angeles gained a grand total of 4,300 units in housing stock. Then, between 1999 and 2008, Downtown gained at least 7,300 housing units just from long-term vacant buildings.

    What accounts for that tremendous uptick? Many factors, of course; but at least in the policy realm, arguably none are nearly as significant as the Adaptive Reuse Ordinance, or “ARO.”

    READ MORE: http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/landofsunshine/laws-that-shaped-la/how-downtown-la-became-a-place-to-live-without-parking.html



    “The argument,” Wittasek says, “is less regulation encourages people to develop. I don’t necessarily believe that. I don’t think that many developers just stop developing because of regulations. What they stop developing for is if they can’t make money.”

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