Water Efficient Landscaping Ordinance (WELO)
As of December 1, 2015, and consistent with Governor's Executive Order No. B-29-15, Ordinance No. 2330 that was adopted by the City on November 3, 2015, the new Water Efficient Landscaping requirements are now in effect. The following project applies to the new requirements:
- New construction projects with an aggregate landscape area equal to or greater than 500 square feet requiring a building or landscape permit, plan check, or design review.
- Rehabilitated landscape projects with an aggregate landscape area equal to or greater than 2,500 square feet requiring a building or landscape permit, plan check, or design review.
- Any public agency project.
If you have any questions regarding the WELO requirements, please contact Planning Services at (626) 574-5423 or Planning@ArcadiaCA.gov.
Low Impact Development (LID)
Low Impact Development (LID) is a stormwater management strategy that emphasizes conservation and the use of existing natural site features integrated with stormwater controls to more closely mimic natural hydrology patterns in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
How is LID different from the Standard Urban Mitigation Plan (SUSMP)?
The LID Ordinance requires stormwater mitigation for a larger number of development and redevelopment projects than was previously required under SUSMP. All development and redevelopment projects that create, add, or replace 5,000 square feet or more of impervious area need to comply with the LID Ordinance.
If you have any questions regarding the LID requirements, please contact Engineering Services at (626) 574-5411 or DSD@ArcadiaCA.gov