Revised: October 2018
C-2 Zone (Neighborhood Business District):
Lot Coverage: 50% max
Building Setback (street): Building lines setback are 40' from the centerline of very secondary highway; 50' from the centerline of every major highway. (10' line-of-sight requirements).
Building Setback
(interior property):
3' min. adjacent to the property line where parking abuts a street.
Parking Lot Setback: None
Floor Area Ratio: None
Landscaping Requirements: 5% of total lot area, plus an additional 2% of parking area. (3' wide min. landscaped planter area shall be provided adjacent to the property line where parking abuts a street).
Building Height: 2-story maximum
C-3 & C-4 Zones (Unlimted Commericial Districts):
Lot Coverage: 90% max
Building Setback (street): Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Setback
(interior property):
Zero setback, except adjacent to residential zone, a 5' minimum setback for the first 10' of building height, such setback may be increase by 1' for each additional 2' of building height, to a maximum setback of 20'.
Parking Lot Setback: Same as C-2 Zone.
Floor Area Ratio: None
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: 65' maximum, anything over 65' requires a Special Use Permit.
CM Zone (Commercial Manufacturing):
Lot Coverage: None
Building Setback (street): Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Setback
(interior property):
Setback varies depending on the zones adjacent to the property (consult
Parking Lot Setback: Same as C-2 Zone.
Floor Area Ratio: None
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: Varies depending on the zones adjacent to the property, anything over 65' requires a Special Use Permit
M-1 Zone (Light Industrial):
Lot Coverage: None
Building Setback (street): Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Setback
(interior property):
None
Parking Lot Setback: Same as C-2 Zone.
Floor Area Ratio: None
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: 65' maximum, anything over 65' requires a Special Use Permit.
GC Zone (General Commercial):
Lot Coverage: 90% max.
Building Setback (street): 3' min. N/A max.
Building Setback
(interior property):
0
Parking Lot Setback: 3' min. from street.
Floor Area Ratio: 0.7
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: 50' or 4 stories
OC Zone (Office Commercial):
Lot Coverage: 90% max.
Building Setback (street): 3' min. N/A max.
Building Setback
(interior property):
0
Parking Lot Setback: 3' min. from street.
Floor Area Ratio: 0.8
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: 75' or 6 stories
NC Zone (Neighborhood Commercial):
Lot Coverage: 90% max.
Building Setback (street): 30 min. 10 max.
Building Setback
(interior property):
0
Parking Lot Setback: 3' min. from street.
Floor Area Ratio: 0.7
Landscaping Requirements: Same as C-2 Zone.
Building Height: 30' or 2 stories
COVID-19: Procedural Changes

The department's counter is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applicaitons, plans, payments, and other documents are still being processed utilizing the following methods:

Payment Notice:
Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and card authorization forms are not accepted at this time.

We are only accpeting check's, cashier's check's, and money orders made payable to the City of Lawndale at this time.


1. Drop-Off Bin:

Patron's can leave their application, plans, payments and documents inside the drop-off bin located just outside the main entrance doors of City Hall. The bin is available during our normal business hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 6 pm.

Do not drop-off any items outside of these hours!



2. Mail

Patron's can also mail-in their items. Please using the following address to send in your item:

City of Lawndale
Community Development Department
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

3. E-Mail:
Patron's may submit their applications and plans by e-mail by sending them to the following e-mail addresses:

Note: Physical copies of plans are still required when submitting new or revised plans.

Adrian Gutierrez
Phone: (310) 973-3230
agutierrez@lawndalecity.org

Esequiel Pimentel
Phone: (310) 973-3236
epimentel@lawndalecity.org


4. Inspections:
To schedule an inspection, please call the following numbers:

Building: (310) 973-3236 or
Planning: (310) 973-3230

 

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