General Information on the New Community Plan Program (NCP)
Along with the 35 Community Plans that make up the Land Use Element, the City’s General Plan includes six other state-mandated Elements that include Noise, Transportation and Conservation, among others.  

The Department of City Planning (DCP) is in the process of updating several Community Plans throughout the city as part of its NCP Program. 

The Boyle Heights New Community Plan is an effort to update the existing Plan (last updated in 1998) to:

(1) reflect preferred future growth patterns in the area,

(2) encourage wise growth,
(3) identify appropriate locations for new development, 
(4) address prevailing neighborhood and community issues,   
(5) protect residential neighborhoods from 
development that is out of character and scale.