sustainability guidelines for developers

In June of 2019, we convened a group of planning and land-use committee members, urban planners, architects, developers, sustainability experts, etc. to discuss how neighborhood council planning and land-use committees can work with developers to encourage sustainable practices. Out of that meeting arose a working group who developed these draft sustainability guidelines for developers, which are currently with the department of City Planning so that they can identify which guidelines are already mandatory. (There is no reason to have to negotiate for what is already required!)

These guidelines are designed for you to use as you see fit and as is most appropriate for your neighborhood. This is a long list of items; we imagine you will focus on a smaller number. We envision this as a working document and welcome your feedback. Please contact Philip at phil.ganchev@gmail.com or Lisa at either lisahart@ncsa.la or 323.660.2780 with thoughts or if you would like to join our Slack channel to engage with us further.


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  • Catherine Ronan
    These are very comprehensive guidelines. I especially like the building electrification requirements for new buildings and hope to see incentives for replacing existing gas uses with electric.