By now, you’ve probably heard that the city of Los Angeles is cracking down on development in the area.
The LA Times reports that in a new report released today, researchers say that there are 1,811 projects being proposed in the LA basin that are at risk of being torn down or demolished.
Those numbers are based on data provided by the city, which says that developers are required to submit to the city their plans to redevelop their property.
The report says that a number of these projects, like the Staples Center and the Beverly Hills Hotel, are in need of some sort of zoning change, and that it would be appropriate to ask for a special exemption from the new law to allow these types of projects to move forward.
But if developers don’t submit those plans, they will have to either demolish them or find a new home.
The city’s data is based on zoning laws from 2010 through 2017, and it says that about 60% of the new projects in Los Angeles are in violation of the laws.
That number is higher for projects that are still in the planning stages, like LA Live, the L.A. Times reports.
The researchers say the new legislation was not the first law that Los Angeles has enacted that has forced developers to comply with a higher number of building codes.
It was also not the last law that has pushed developers to change their development plans.
In 2016, the city began requiring developers to submit building plans to the Planning Department, and the report says those plans would have to address the following areas: the physical condition of the project, including the size of the building, the number of floors and the total floor area of the development, the type of residential and commercial spaces in the project and whether or not the project includes a parking structure.
This requirement was in response to an incident in the early 2000s in which developers were forced to submit plans to include parking spaces for every floor of their building.
LA Live has already begun changing its plans, but many developers are still holding out hope that the new rules will be enough to stop their projects from being demolished.
Some have even argued that it will allow them to go ahead and redevelop some of the projects that have already been approved, because they’ll have more land to develop.
“In my mind, I don’t believe that this ordinance is going to be able to stop me,” Mike O’Connor, one of the developers in the study, told the Times.
“It’s just going to have to be used as a carrot.
If I can get the permits and get a developer’s approval, I will build my project.”