LOS ANGELES—The small-lot ordinance, which allows developers tobuild for-sale single-family neighborhoods on small, dense landsites, is getting an update. At the behest of the City of LosAngeles, a group of designers and architects have created a set ofdesign guidelines for developers building under the small lotordinance that will require certain design-forward practices. Theordinance was approved in 2005, and has been extremely popular inrecent years as a means of fulfilling demand for for-sale housingand creating density. The update is still undergoing its lastapprovals, it is expected to pass this summer. To find out moreabout the update to the ordinance, we sat down with AlanScales, a principal at KTGY.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.


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