Playa Vista is the largest new residential development in the Western United State. Nestled between the coastal bluffs of Westchester and Marina del Rey, the community includes a mix of residential units from affordable to luxury, as well as commercial office and retail uses, and a network of public parks. The architecture is a celebration of the rich heritage of Los Angeles, from Spanish, Mediterranean, and Deco to futuristic, blended into a cohesive community. Phase One will provide over 3,000 new residences in an array of housing types, from compact executive condominiums to expansive five-bedroom units, with over seventy-floor plans to accommodate a wide range of dwelling needs.
JGM was retained by Playa Vista to analyze and improve the permitting process. The firm assisted in the development of a program management plan and systems to track, monitor and coordinate project entitlements. Interfacing with senior management at Playa Vista as well as multiple levels of regulatory bodies, JGM contributed to removing persistent barriers and streamlining the permitting process without sacrificing the oversight mandate of approval agencies.