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News ImagePlanning Commission 2014 Year in Review
The Long Beach Planning Commission (PC) plays a key role in shaping the City's built environment. Click here to read about key projects the PC took action on in 2014, spawning more innovative, safe, and attractive development opportunities that will allow Long Beach to grow and thrive. 

News ImageDowntown Plan Update 2014
Since its adoption in January 2012, the Downtown Plan (PD-30) has proved to be a key catalyst in the ongoing revitalization of Downtown Long Beach - providing refined standards that mandate high-quality, context-sensitive building designs that promote a forward-looking Downtown identity. Click here for an update on development projects within the Downtown Plan area.

News ImageMidtown Specific Plan - Revitalizing One of the City's Primary Transit Corridors
The Midtown Specific Plan is a new land use planning effort that will affect Long Beach Boulevard from Anaheim Street to Wardlow Road. The public was invited to provide input at a scoping meeting on Wednesday, March 25 at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Click on the documents below for more information.

here to view Press Release.
here to view Scoping Meeting Presentation.
Click here to view Scoping Meeting Posters.
Click here to view Draft Specific Plan.
here to view Environmental Reports.


News ImageLinda F. Tatum, AICP, Appointed Planning Bureau Manager
Linda Tatum, AICP, former Acting Director of Economic and Community Development Department for the City of Inglewood, has joined the City as Planning Bureau Manager for Long Beach Development Services.  Click here for more information.

News ImageLBDS 1Q15 Newsletter Now Available!
This issue showcases current and upcoming development projects, noteworthy accomplishments in 2014, updates on new initiatives, and further highlights our continual efforts to help build a dynamic, safe and sustainable Long Beach. Click here to view.

News ImageOffice of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) 3 Clinic Requirements
The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is responsible for regulations pertaining to licensed clinics. Significant changes have been made for OSHPD 3 Clinics as in the 2013 edition of the California Building Standards Code. Click here for more information. 

News ImageHealthy Communities Policy Document Now Available
The Healthy Communities Policy illustrates the City’s vision for a network of safe, active, and livable neighborhoods, and serves as the first comprehensive compilation of existing City efforts to address health and wellness in the community.

Click here for more information and to view the Policy.

News ImageNotice of Public Hearing and Document Availability – Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Action Plan.

On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) will conduct a public hearing at City Hall, 333 West Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor Conference Room to receive public comments on the Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Action Plan (Plan).  The Plan covers program funding for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, and was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Planning (HUD) in late 2014. 

Click here to view the Notice of Public Hearing and Document Availability.
Click here to view the Substantial Amendment to the 2015 Action Plan.


Quick Links
Mon., April 20, 2015
9:00  AM
  Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9am has been cancelled.
Mon., April 27, 2015
2:00  PM
  Zoning Administrative Hearing
Thu., May 7, 2015
5:00  PM
  Planning Commission Meeting
Mon., May 11, 2015
2:00  PM
  Zoning Administrative Hearing
5:30  PM
  Cultural Heritage Commission
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