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L.A. City Council Passes Bel-Air Construction Overlay Zone

Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 – 11:00 AM

Bel-Air residents scored a major victory in limiting the scope of major development in their neighborhood with the passage of a Bel-Air Hillside Construction Overlay Zone Wednesday by the L.A. City Council.

The Overlay Zone gives Bel-Air, for the first time, custom land use regulations to address the unique nature of construction impacts in the area.

Exterior work on Saturday will no longer be permitted. During the week, construction trucks hauling earth or cement will be limited to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Work hours will be limited to 8 a.m-6 p.m. Monday through Friday – the rule was formerly 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. And working under lights in the dark will not be allowed.

Additionally, planning review for homes bigger than 17,500 square feet will now be required, to ensure they are being built as a single-family home.

Also, hauling and cement trucks will be limited to four per hour for any project.

The passage was the culmination of tireless efforts by the Bel-Air Homeowners Alliance, Bel-Air Association, the Bel Air Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council and newly re-elected councilman Paul Koretz.

“Our community has come together to demand new rules which will allow us to move safely on our streets and have peace on weekends,” said Bel-Air Association chair Marcia Hobbs. “We are grateful to Councilman Koretz and the City Council.”

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