Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Major Zone Changes to Glassell Park & Cypress Park to be Voted On

Photo by via Flickr
Before you
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.

Today, the Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to make their second and final vote on zoning changes to portions of the Glassell Park and Cypress Park communities. The problem? "Many in the Glassell Park and Cypress Park communities felt these areas had been long neglected from a planning perspective," explained Julie Wong of Council President Eric Garcetti's office. "This addresses some community concerns, including what they feel to be an over-saturation of auto-related businesses and fast food drive throughs." As Jesus Sanchez at The Eastsider LA notes, many of the neighborhoods' arteries "are lined with car repair and parts shops, smog test stations, salvage yards and many other 'auto-oriented' businesses."

Likely to be passed by the full council, the change will restrict new auto-related businesses from opening up in the area, but would allow current ones to stay and even expand in certain situations. "From the Garcetti office perspective, we hope it encourages neighborhood-serving businesses and protects the unique character of these neighborhoods," said Wong.