Planners in Los Angeles are hoping to curtail the urban sprawl by encouraging developers to build up not out.

Planners in Los Angeles are hoping to curtail the urban sprawl by encouraging developers to build up not out. The LA Times says:

The move opens up downtown to larger and denser development at a time of growing debate across the region about overdevelopment and traffic congestion.

The developable space above the Convention Center is large enough to build the equivalent of seven 73-story U.S. Bank buildings, and city leaders expect the program to spark a new boom in residential development.

…the city of Los Angeles has never before attempted to use its own air rights to help spark more residential development — let alone on such a massive scale.

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