WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood has unveiled a web program designed to provide access to its building and safety permitting information.
According to the city of West Hollywood website, the program is known as InfoMap and it depicts active projects being processed by the city’s Planning and Development Services Department. The interactive web portal offers a platform for users to compare permits across multiple data categories. The city has also released a mobile app that can be accessed on phones and tablets.
Site data is expected to be updated every 24 hours. WeHo residents can create personalized accounts where they can receive updates on customizable alerts.
Data shown on InfoMap includes active permit information regarding planning projects and building permits.
- A planning project is a legal right conveyed by approval (through a planning entitlement or permit) from the City of West Hollywood to develop a property for a certain use, intensity, building type, or building placement. Open projects include both planning projects that are under review and projects that have been previously approved but have not expired.
- A building permit is an official certificate issued by the Building and Safety Division that gives permission to construct, enlarge, or alter a building. Permits are also issued for installation and alteration of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems associated with a building. Open permits include Building and Safety permits that are under review as well as permits that have been issued and are under construction, but are not yet finalized. This can include minor projects, such as a facade remodel, as well as much larger development projects or building permits for new commercial or residential construction.
To access InfoMap, residents can go to www.infomap.weho.org. Residents can find the site through www.weho.org/infomap, which includes four data dashboards.
The web launch comes in the wake of several other initiatives from the city of West Hollywood has undertaken that are “aimed at increasing transparency and providing city government data in an easily accessible, user-friendly format,” the city said in a statement.