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California’s Brave New World of Parking

Returning to In-Person Events!
Please note our new day and time!

Thursday January 19th, 2023
8:30 am - 9:30 am PST
Helms Design Center
Doors open at 7:45 for breakfast and mingling before the panel begins

Registration for this event has now closed. 

Speaker Bios

For at least two decades, advocates and urban planners have decried the overabundance of parking in many cities. Many of the garages, lots, and spaces in Los Angeles exist not necessarily because they are needed but because regulations require them. The passage of Senate Bill 2097 last year nullifies minimum parking requirements across the state, including large swaths of the Los Angeles region. The goal is twofold: give developers more freedom to build housing and discourage overuse of personal vehicles. 

Now developers -- along with financiers, architects, and planners -- get to figure out what to do with their freedom. 

If developers choose to provide less parking, they could, potentially, add more units, experiment with design, and transform entire corridors of the City. This could also set off battles for parking spaces and impose burdens upon neighbors. Please join WUF to discuss whether the relaxation of parking requirements will lead to a development revolution along the major corridors of the Los Angeles region or whether conventional wisdom about car dependency will persist.

 

Panelists 

Donna Shen Tripp; Vice President/Partner, Craig Lawson & Co.

Hagu Solomon-Cary, AICP; Principal City Planner; Los Angeles City Planning

Patrick Tighe FAIA, FAAR; Principal; Tighe Architecture 

Jim Suhr; Owner, James Suhr & Associates


Registration Fees
$50 Members
$65 Non-Members
$10 Student Members
$15 Student Non-Members

Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, January 18th, at 4:00 PM.  After Wednesday, January 18th, onsite registration will be available at the cost of an additional $10.  No refunds or credits will be provided after this day. 

Event Time
7:45 am - 9:30 am
7:45 am - Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am - Panel Discussion

Returning to In-Person!
We are excited to be returning to in-person events at the Helms Design Center! The Helms Design Center is located at the Helms Bakery campus at 8745 Washington Boulevard in Culver City.  Google map and directions

COVID UPDATE
Please note that while the use of a face mask will not be mandated, we highly encourage all of our attendees to wear a mask at all times while indoors.  

Transportation & Parking
The garage will not be open for the event; please park in any of the other surface lots at Helms and walk to the Design Center. There is ample street parking, or you can arrive via the Expo Light Rail line that is located one block to the west of Helms Bakery.

Thanks to the generosity of our annual Sponsors, WUF has a small number of free tickets available to members of the community.  If you are not able to join as a member or purchase a ticket for this month's panel presentation, but would like to join us, please write us at i[email protected] to inquire if we have any remaining sponsor provided tickets. 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS…

As a non-profit organization we are dependent upon donations in order to continue our monthly programming.  Please keep this in mind when registering for this event; we appreciate contributions of any amount.

 

WHEN
January 19, 2023 at 7:45am - 9:30am
WHERE
Helms Design Center
8745 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Suzi Paine · · 310-283-2423
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