It’s Time for an Alternative Vision!

Here’s the unveiling of the HOLLYWOOD COMMUNITY PLAN UPDATE – ALTERNATIVE VISION submitted by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council Planning Entitlement Review Committee. This is worth careful consideration as we go forward. What do we really want? What’s a good fit for the Hollywood of today and for years to come? Check it out!

Alternative Vision


Journey to Work Data United States: 2007

Data compiled from the U.S. Census American Communities Survey proves that travel by individual cars is more efficient than by public transit. According to Table 2 — Travel Time by Mode, in Los Angeles public transit takes 1.73 times longer.

Click on the link to download the pdf of this interesting study:

Journey to Work Data
United States: 2007

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City Planning Dept: Don’t Confuse Us With the Facts. We Have Our Minds Made Up

City planners, relying on Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) projections that there will be an additional demand for multi-unit housing have proposed upzoning for more density in Hollywood. However, the factual data proves that most people don’t want it.

The American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau found that only 11.8% preferred multi-unit housing while Los Angeles has an existing stock of 39.6%. The 2011 Community Preference Survey commissioned by the National Association of Realtors found that only 8% of the respondents favored a central city environment. There is a wide gap between the utopian vision of the SCAG projections and reality. The Hollywood Community Plan should be based on reality.

If Smart Growth is so Smart, How Come No One Wants to Live There? – by Ed Braddy for 4/5/2012

More Americans Move to Detached Houses – by Wendell Cox for