The Department of City Planning (DCP) and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) are working together to develop strategies and regulations that will improve the visitor experience at and around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). These efforts include modernizing airport facilities,  enhancing vehicular and pedestrian access, connecting the airport to public transit, and relieving traffic congestion from the terminal and surrounding neighborhood.

Through the Transit Neighborhood Plan program, DCP is focusing on the new Century/Aviation light rail station along the Crenshaw/LAX Line, which will connect Metro’s citywide transit system to LAX. The Department of City Planning is proposing the creation of a Community Plan Implementation Overlay (CPIO) for the Westchester-Playa del Rey Community Plan, with one Subarea called the Century/Aviation Subarea. The purpose of the CPIO is to create a safer, more attractive pedestrian environment with more active visitor and employee serving uses along Century Boulevard. This planning effort builds on and seeks to implement policies related to creating a more active corridor in this area identified in the updated Community Plan adopted in 2004.

The CPIO will complement the Century Boulevard Streetscape Plan, as adopted by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission on March 8, 2018 and the Board of Public Works on May 21, 2018, which establishes a new unified, distinctive, pedestrian-friendly, urban design framework to help guide the implementation of future streetscape improvements along  Century Boulevard. It will also complement the airport’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), a new ground transportation system plan to build an automated people mover tramway, public parking facilities, a consolidated rental car center, and roadway improvements.

The CPIO was adopted by the City Council at its June 19, 2018 meeting and is currently undergoing form and legality review by the City Attorney’s office. To view the council file documents and sign up for updates, please visit the following link: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/index.cfm?fa=ccfi.viewrecord&cfnumber=18-0341