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News ImageLBDS 3Q14 Newsletter Now Available!
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News ImageCity Seeks to Encourage Adaptive Reuse Projects – Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program Brochure Now Available.

The Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program brochure provides an introductory overview of the Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program and Ordinance, and a summary of guidelines for adaptive reuse projects in the City.  Effective January 1, 2014, the Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program and Ordinance streamline the planning and building permit process, providing a framework for sustainable development and allowing greater flexibility for complex projects.  The Program seeks to encourage the conversion of existing structures into new land uses that extend the life of a building and enhance the character of the community.  Click here to view brochure. 

Coming Soon - Adaptive Reuse Manual to serve as a guideline to clarify certain aspects of adaptive reuse projects.

News Image2013 Guide to Building Energy Efficiency Standards Brochure Now Available.
The 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards mandate new Statewide energy efficient requirements for building envelope/exterior, electrical, lighting, mechanical, plumbing, and solar readiness construction.

Click here to view brochure with more information.
Click here to attend an information session on Residential and Nonresidential Standards, October 7, 2014.

News ImageVision: Southeast Long Beach Specific Plan 2060!
Click here for a vision of Southeast Long Beach as described 50 years from now. 

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more information on the Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEADIP) Update.

News ImagePublic Invited to SEADIP Study Session, September 4, 2014
The public is invited to attend a presentation on the Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEADIP) Update at a Planning Commission Study Session on Thursday, September 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m., at City Hall, Council Chamber.  The Study Session is to provide an update to the Planning Commission on the progress to date.  No formal action will be taken by the Planning Commission at this meeting. Click here to view Planning Commission Meeting Agenda. For more information on the SEADIP Update go to

News ImageThe Cultural Heritage Commission 2012-2013 In Review Now Available.
The City of Long Beach has a strong commitment to historic preservation.  This commitment is demonstrated through the programs and policies of the City, and is further strengthened through the establishment of a Cultural Heritage Commission (CHC).  Click here to view the CHC 2012-2013 In Review.

News ImageLBDS 2Q14 Newsletter Now Available!
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News ImageNew Sign Ordinance in Effect
A new Sign Ordinance was adopted by the City Council and went into effect on October 3, 2013. This new ordinance regulates all on-premise signs throughout the City.  

Click here to view the convenient guide describing the new sign regulations.
here to view the ordinance. 

For additional information, visit the public counter on the 4th Floor of City Hall, or call the Planning Bureau at (562) 570-6194.


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