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News ImageHearing Draft Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) Now Available
The Hearing Draft Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP) incorporates input and comments recently received during the public review of the Conceptual Draft Plan. The revised version, now called the Hearing Draft is now available for viewing. The Hearing Draft will be forwarded to the Planning Commission and City Council for their consideration in the coming months. To view the Hearing Draft.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) has been completed and is available for public review. All written comments on the DEIR must be provided to the City by Monday, September 19, 2016. To view the DEIR.

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News ImageCity Adopts Midtown Specific Plan
On June 14, 2016, the Long Beach City Council adopted the Midtown Specific Plan, a significant land use planning effort that provides a framework for the development and improvement of a 369-acre corridor along Long Beach Boulevard from Anaheim Street to Wardlow Road.  The Midtown Specific Plan is intended to be more flexible than conventional zoning to encourage new investment and development along the corridor, with an established land use plan and regulations, infrastructure requirements, design guidelines, and implementation strategies that promote healthy living options, safety and wellness, and work toward a more sustainable future.

News ImageQueen Mary Land Development Community Workshop Held on July, 9, 2016
The Queen Mary Land Development Task Force hosted a community workshop on Saturday, July 9, 2016.  The workshop featured an interactive presentation of the goals and objectives for future development of the Queen Mary leasehold area, and offered the community and other stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on concepts and ideas to be included in a planning document that will outline guiding principles for development and use of the area surrounding the Queen Mary. 

News ImageThere is still time to take the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Survey!
Over the past few months, the City of Long Beach has conducted several meetings to gather feedback and insight to develop an informed Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) document that reflects public concerns and input. The public still has an opportunity to provide input by taking the AFH Survey, which will be accepted through late July!

We encourage all Long Beach residents to fill out the survey and share it with neighbors, friends and family. Links to the survey can be found below:

AFH Survey:
Hard copies can be dropped off or mailed to Alem Hagos, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802.


Beginning on January 1, 2017, City of Long Beach is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations). All projects submitted before or on December 31, 2016 are permitted to comply with the 2013 Edition of the California Building Standards Code. 

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News ImageCity Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Local Action Plan and Call to Action for Mentorship
On April 7, 2016, the City launched My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Local Action Plan, a significant endeavor to establish and implement new approaches to address the needs and priorities of youth and ensure that all young people, including boys and young men of color, have the opportunity to succeed. The MBK Local Action Plan includes a call to action for mentorship, as part of the City’s Safe Long Beach efforts. The call to action encourages Long Beach residents to commit to volunteer to be mentors through an established network of mentoring agencies. Click here for more information or to sign-up to become a mentor, or go to

News ImageDraft Downtown and TOD Pedestrian Plan Now Available.
The Long Beach Downtown and Transit- Oriented Development (TOD) Pedestrian Master Plan provides a blueprint for achieving a multi-use vision – for streets that provide safe and direct connections to the Metro Blue Line – while at the same time reach their potential for enhanced community life, recreational opportunities, and ecological benefits. The Plan was funded by Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Planning Grant Program.

  • Click here to see Downtown and TOD Pedestrian Master Plan.

News ImageDraft General Plan Land Use Element & Urban Design Element Available
Learn about the City's vision for future land use and urban design in Long Beach.


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