Six years after incorporation, West Hollywood has adopted a permanent zoning ordinance. The City Council voted Tuesday night to accept the 2-inch-thick document, which outlines all rules and regulations for development in the city.
The city had been operating under an interim ordinance since its incorporation in November, 1984. State law required that the city adopt a permanent ordinance consistent with its General Plan, the overall blueprint for growth that was adopted in June, 1988.
"With the new ordinance in place, we will only need to consult one document on future planning questions," said Anne Browning, the city's planning manager.
The ordinance sets a number of planning standards, including those for affordable housing. Residential developments of 10 units or fewer are required to reserve 10% of the units for low-income and moderate-income households.