Edward J. Casey, partner in the firm’s Environmental and Land Use Group, was quoted in a Daily Journal report about California cities looking to overhaul their outdated zoning codes as the real estate market recovers.
One area of concern is the transfer of development or density rights. Suddenly, says Casey, “what seemed to be common sense becomes a bit of an ordeal.”
Los Angeles has launched a comprehensive revision of its zoning code called Re:Code L.A., but tough policy issues could be a hindrance. “Whether or not we will be able to sort through those in a way that moves us significantly ahead I don’t know,” said Casey.