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News ImageLivable West Long Beach Community Workshop, December 6
The community is invited to attend an important workshop to discuss two key planning efforts that will have a major impact on enhancing the quality of life in West Long Beach.  We need your input to ensure that these projects serve the community’s needs!

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News ImageThe Permit Center Holiday Schedule

In observance of the Holiday Season, the Permit Center schedule is as follows.

Wednesday, November 26; 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 – Closed
Friday, November 28 - Closed
Wednesday, December 24, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 25 - Closed
Wednesday, December 31 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Closed

News ImageIn Development... City’s Multi-Housing Habitability Ordinance -
To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing in the City.  The proposed Ordinance establishes a multi-housing habitability inspection program designed to maintain livability standards, prevent blight, secure City-wide compliance, and help to ensure tenant protections by using best practices that are more efficient, effective, and conducive to the City of Long Beach.  Stay tuned!  

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


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