After almost three years of preparation, hearings and revisions, the City Council on Monday formally adopted a plan aimed at governing development in the city well into the next century.
Work on the 200-plus page document was completed earlier this month.
The plan, reflecting concerns over growth and traffic and noise problems, calls for a 50% cut in the maximum amount of development as compared to county guidelines that were in effect at the time West Hollywood became a city in 1984.
"I think we did a very careful study, and, hopefully, (the plan) will work," Mayor Helen Albert said. "Our thinking all along on restricting development was that you can always add it, but once it's there, you can't take it away."
The plan provides for limited parking areas on residential lots behind commercial property, mostly on Santa Monica Boulevard but also on Beverly Boulevard.