Preservation in Transit-Oriented Districts: A Study on the Need, Priorities, and Tools in Protecting Assisted and Unassisted Housing in the City of Los Angeles

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place - north america, land use - transit oriented development, policy - equity, mode - bus rapid transit, mode - tram/light rail


affordability, California, Economic development, Transit-Oriented-Development, Los angeles, equity


Los Angeles is transforming our future by investing in the largest transit expansion in the United States. By the end of 2012, the City alone will have 71 operating light rail or bus rapid transit sta­tions, with dozens more in nearby communities throughout the county. Planned Measure R in­vestments will add another 42 stations to the City, for a total of 113 stations in 30 years. These plans could happen instead within a quick, ten year time frame if the federal government approves America Fast Forward, bringing thousands of new transit construction and operations jobs to the City and connecting over 1.2 million existing jobs to high quality, fixed-guideway transit rich areas.

Ensuring that all of our families and workers are able to continue to live and work in our most transit rich neighborhoods is a key priority of the City of Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD). One way to achieve this goal is to preserve existing affordable and rent stabilization ordi­nance-subject housing opportunities near transit


Permission to publish the abstract and link to the report has been given by Reconnecting America.