Source :: CCA | Delivers
Date :: August 17, 2007
On August 13th, Mayor Villaraigosa signed the Downtown Housing Ordinance, streamlining Downtown's residential development process and contributing to Downtown's continued revitalization. CCA's President & CEO, Carol Schatz, participated in a press conference preceding the signing ceremony along with Mayor Villaraigosa; Councilwoman Jan Perry; CCA member Sonny Astani, Astani Enterprises; Jane Blumenfeld, City Planning; and a representative from Beyond Shelter. The press conference was held at Astani Enterprises' Concerto project, which is under construction at 9th and Flower.
Coupled with TFAR, the Downtown Housing Ordinance enables developers to build more density Downtown, including affordable housing, by updating outdated zoning provisions that generate large units and suburban-model lots, incentivizing affordable housing opportunities in Downtown's high-rises, and establishing design guidelines that will build a cohesive urban fabric Downtown. CCA has been leading the effort in support of the Downtown Housing Ordinance for over two years, and is very appreciative of the Mayor for his support. We also thank Councilwoman Jan Perry for her leadership in Council on behalf of the Downtown community.
|Sonny Astani at the podium next to Mayor Villaraigosa.|
CCA thanks everyone who participated in this effort, including John Whitaker, DLA Piper; O'Malley Miller and Paul Rohrer, Munger Tolles & Olson; Craig Lawson and Jim Ries, Craig Lawson & Co.; Monica Garcia, Meruelo Maddux; Jim Weiss, Society of St. Vincent de Paul; and Sonny Astani, Astani Enterprises.