Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell introduced a motion that temporarily halts building demolitions and construction while new development guidelines can be created.
The motion, which specifically affects the area bounded by Temple to the north, 3rd to the south, Hoover to the west, and Glendale to east. The policy will give the City and the community the ability to review development projects for the area.
O'Farrell says he created the motion after hearing concerns from local stakeholders.
"The community expressed to me a deep appreciation for the existing pedestrian scale and historic character of their community," said O'Farrell. "They were concerned that without adequate planning tools to guide development appropriately, with the recent surge in developer interest, that character could be lost."
Currently there are no planning controls in place for this part of the district.
"The motion I introduced will establish long range planning tools that will help absorb new growth while preserving the distinct look and feel of the historic commercial corridors," said O'Farrell. "This will ensure that the area will remain long into the future as one of the great neighborhoods in the City of Angels."
The motion was referred to Planning and Land Use Committee.