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COVO A small-lot development called COVO, from KTGY.

LOS ANGELES—The small-lot ordinance, which allows developers to build for-sale single-family neighborhoods on small, dense land sites, is getting an update. At the behest of the City of Los Angeles, a group of designers and architects have created a set of design guidelines for developers building under the small lot ordinance that will require certain design-forward practices. The ordinance was approved in 2005, and has been extremely popular in recent years as a means of fulfilling demand for for-sale housing and creating density. The update is still undergoing its last approvals, it is expected to pass this summer. To find out more about the update to the ordinance, we sat down with Alan Scales, 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 GlobeSt.com 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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