The City is updating the Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance and design standards for new small lot subdivisions over 20 units. They're also attempting to incentivize conversion of existing bungalow courts into for sale homes (which is a good thing), rather than tearing them down to build a huge dense development that's out of character with the surrounding neighborhood.
Unfortunately, there's nothing specific to Hillside areas, nor restrictions on green field development. There is, however, a badly needed requirement for shared trash bins. The access roads and shared driveways do not appear wide enough for Hillside fire requirements of 20' and should be reconsidered.
There's also a few references to specific sections of the LA Municipal Code without outlining what they govern. So we've yet to review all the changes proposed in the ordinance. As always, the devil is in the details. Go to the open house and ask questions!
Comments in writing will be accepted until February 26, 2016. See the City Planning website for a host of information.