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SEC. 12.04.  ZONES - DISTRICTS - SYMBOLS.
   (Amended by Ord. No. 173,268, Eff. 7/1/00, Oper. 7/1/00.)
 
   A.   In order to regulate the use of property, as provided for in this article, the City is divided into the following Zones:  (Amended by Ord. No. 182,343, Eff. 1/23/13.)
 
   1.   OS Open Space Zone;
 
   2.   A1 Agricultural Zone;
 
   3.   A2 Agricultural Zone;
 
   4.   RA Suburban Zone;
 
   5.   RE Residential Zone;
 
   6.   RS Suburban Zone;
 
   7.   R1 One-Family Zone;
 
   8.   RU Residential Urban Zone;
 
   9.   RZ Residential Zero Side Yard Zone;
 
   10.   RW1 One-Family Residential Waterways Zone;
 
   11.   R2 Two-Family Zone;
 
   12.   RD Restricted Density Multiple Dwelling Zone;
 
   13.   RMP Mobile Home Park Zone;
 
   14.   RW2 Two-Family Residential Waterways Zone;
 
   15.   R3 Multiple Dwelling Zone;
 
   16.   RAS3 Residential/Accessory Services Zone;
 
   17.   R4 Multiple Dwelling Zone;
 
   18.   RAS4 Residential/Accessory Services Zone;
 
   19.   R5 Multiple Dwelling Zone;
 
   20.   P Automobile Parking Zone;
 
   21.   PB Parking Building Zone;
 
   22.   CR Limited Commercial Zone;
 
   23.   C1 Limited Commercial Zone;
 
   24.   C1.5 Limited Commercial Zone;
 
   25.   C2 Commercial Zone;
 
   26.   C4 Commercial Zone;
 
   27.   C5 Commercial Zone;
 
   28.   CM Commercial Manufacturing Zone;
 
   29.   MR1 Restricted Industrial Zone;
 
   30.   M1 Limited Industrial Zone;
 
   31.   MR2 Restricted Light Industrial Zone;
 
   32.   M2 Light Industrial Zone;
 
   33.   M3 Heavy Industrial Zone;
 
   34.   PF Public Facilities Zone; and
 
   35.   SL Ocean-Submerged Land Zone.
 
   The order of restrictiveness of these zones, the first being the most restrictive and last being the least restrictive, is as follows:
 
   OS, A1, A2, RA, RE, RS, R1, RU, RZ, RW1, R2, RD, RMP, RW2, R3, RAS3, R4, RAS4, R5, CR, C1, C1.5, C4, C2, C5, CM, MR1, M1, MR2, M2, M3 and PF.
 
   In addition, there shall be the following Specific Plan Zones:
 
   1.   CCS Century City South Studio Zone;
 
   2.   CM (GM) Commercial Manufacturing (Glencoe/Maxella) Zone;
 
   3.   CW Central City West Specific Plan Zone;
 
   4.   WC Warner Center Specific Plan Zone;
 
   5.   ADP Alameda District Specific Plan Zone;
 
   6.   LASED Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan Zone;
 
   7.   LAX Los Angeles International Airport Specific Plan Zone;
 
   8.   USC-1A University of Southern California University Park Campus Specific Plan Subarea 1A Zone;
 
   9.   USC-1B University of Southern California University Park Campus Specific Plan Subarea 1B Zone;
 
   10.   USC-2 University of Southern California University Park Campus Specific Plan Subarea 2 Zone; and
 
   11.   USC-3 University of Southern California University Park Campus  Specific Plan Subarea 3 Zone.
 
   12.   Ponte Vista at San Pedro Specific Plan Zone.  (Added by Ord. No. 182,937, Eff. 4/21/14.)
 
   13.   EC Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (Specific Plan) Zone.  (Added by Ord. No. 185,672, Eff. 12/26/19.)
 
   B.   The Zone symbols and the boundaries of these Zones are shown on the "Zoning Map" made up of separate map sheets and made a part of Article 2, Chapter 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code.  The "Zoning Map" and all of the notations, references, and other information, shown on the map are as much a part of this article as if fully set forth here.  (Amended by Ord. No. 176,343, Eff. 1/20/05.)
 
   C.   In order to more adequately regulate and restrict the height and floor area of buildings and structures, each lot shall include a height district designation, except for lots in the HI Hybrid Industrial Live/Work Zone, where the height and floor area of buildings and structures shall be regulated by Section 12.04.06*, and except for lots in the R1V, R1F, R1R One-Family Variation Zones, where the height and Residential Floor Area of buildings and structures shall be regulated by Sections 12.08 C.5.(b)-(d).  Height district designations shall be numbered from 1 to 4, CRA 1 to 4, EZ 1 to 4 and CSA 1 to 4, and shall regulate the height or floor area of buildings and structures as provided in Sections 12.21.1, 12.21.2, 12.21.3, 12.21.4 and 12.21.5.  The height districts and their boundaries are shown on the Zoning Map by a combination of zone symbols and height district number markings, e.g., R2-1, C2-2, M1-3, C1-CRA1, MS-EZ2, C2-CSA3, etc.  Where a lot is located in more than one height district, the applicable zone symbol designations shall be separated by a slash mark, e.g., R2-CRA/CSA, C2-EZI/CRA2, etc.  The symbol "HD" preceding height district number markings, when shown on the Zoning Map or used in a zoning ordinance, is an abbreviation for the words "height district" and refers to height districts.  The height districts for the "CW" Zone are the height districts shown in Section 6 of the Central City West Specific Plan.  The height districts for the "ADP" Zone are the height districts shown in Section 7 of the Alameda District Specific Plan.  The height districts for the "LASED" Zone are the height districts shown in Section 10 of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment District Specific Plan.  The height districts for the "USC-1A", "USC-1B", "USC-2" and "USC-3" Zones are the height districts shown in Section 7 of the University of Southern California University Park Campus Specific Plan.  The height districts for the "PVSP" Zone are the Subareas shown in Section 5 of the Ponte Vista at San Pedro Specific Plan.  The height districts for the "EC" Zone are the Subareas shown in Section 2 of the Exposition Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan (Specific Plan).  (Amended by Ord. No. 185,672, Eff. 12/26/19.)
 
*Editor's note: The ordinance that added Sec. 12.04.06, Ord. No. 184.099, was rescinded by Ord. No. 185,423.
 
   D.   Certain portions of the City are also designated as being in one or more of the following districts, by the provision of Article 3 of this chapter.  (Amended by Ord. No. 184,827, Eff. 3/24/17.)
 
   “O”   Oil Drilling District
   “S”   Animal Slaughtering
   “G”   Surface Mining District
   “RPD”   Residential Planned Development District
   “K”   Equinekeeping District
   “CA”   Commercial and Artcraft District
   “POD”   Pedestrian Oriented District
   “CDO”   Community Design Overlay District
   “MU”   Mixed Use District
   “FH”   Fence Height District
   “SN”   Sign District
   “RFA”   Residential Floor Area District
   “NSO”   Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay District
   “CPIO”   Community Plan Implementation Overlay District
   “HS”   Hillside Standards Overlay District
   "MPR"   Modified Parking Requirement District
   "RIO"   River Improvement Overlay District
   "CUGU"   Clean Up Green Up Overlay District
   "RG"   Rear Detached Garage District
   "HCR"   Hillside Construction Regulation District
 
   The “Zoning Map” is amended to indicate these districts and the boundaries of each district.
 
   Land classified in an "O" Oil Drilling District, "S" Animal Slaughtering District, "G" Surface Mining District, "RPD" Residential Planned Development District, "K" Equinekeeping District, "CA" Commercial and Artcraft District, "POD" Pedestrian Oriented District, "CDO" Community Design Overlay District, "MU" Mixed Use District, "FH" Fence Height District, "SN" Sign District, "RFA" Residential Floor Area District, "NSO" Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay District, "CPIO" Community Plan Implementation Overlay District, "RIO" River Improvement Overlay District, "CUGU" Clean Up Green Up Overlay District, "RG" Rear Detached Garage District" or "HCR" Hillside Construction Regulation District is also classified in one or more zones, and land classified in the "P" Automobile Parking Zone may also be classified in an "A" or "R" Zone.
 
   These classifications are indicated on the "Zoning Map" with a combination of symbols, e.g., R2-2-O, C2-4-S, M1-3-G, M1-1-P and R2-O, C2-G, etc., where height districts have not been established.
 
   E.   The boundaries of Redevelopment Project Areas, as geographically defined in Section 12.21.3 and 11.5.14 and as specifically designated on Map A; Enterprise Zones, as defined in Section 12.21.4 and as specifically designated on Maps numbered 48 through 50; and Centers Study Areas, as defined in Section 12.21.5, shall be shown on the "Zoning Map".  (Amended by Ord. No. 186,325, Eff. 11/11/19.)
 
   F.   In order to provide a practicable method for the development of land, the topography of which creates problems in development, to permit the efficient design and use of building sites and local streets, and to secure compliance with the General Plan in certain hillside or mountainous areas of the City of Los Angeles, certain portions of the city classified in the RA and RE Zones are also designated as being in an “H” Hillside or Mountainous Area. The boundaries of said Hillside or Mountainous Areas are shown by the use of the symbol “H” in conjunction with the applicable Zone symbols on portions of the “Zoning Map.” (Amended by Ord. No. 141,821, Eff. 5/24/71.)