Small Lot Ordinance


I recently met with folks in Silver Lake to discuss the state of the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance and small lot development in the 13th District. The turnout was great – more than 100 people were in attendance and I was happy to see so many of my constituents engaged on this issue.

Simon Pastucha from the Urban Design Studio of the Department of City Planning gave a presentation on the Small Lot Ordinance and what it means for neighborhoods.

My staff and I initiated this meeting because we have been contacted by many members of CD13 with questions and concerns about the small lot subdivision projects proposed for their neighborhoods.

The Small Lot Ordinance is still evolving, and while it has led to the production of some attractive homes and new home ownership opportunities, there are some aspects that may be in need of review.

There is a current motion by my colleague Tom LaBonge, which I support, asking the Department of City Planning to review and update the ordinance to ensure that future development is more compatible with existing neighborhoods.

Please review the presentation and if you have questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with my planning deputy, Gary Benjamin at 213-473-7013.

-Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

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