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News ImageHistoric District Guidelines Workshop, October 1, 2016
Residents of Belmont Heights, Hellman St/Craftsman Village, Rose Park, and Rose Park South Historic Districts are invited to attend a community workshop THIS Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Manazar Gamboa Community Theater, 1323 Gundry Ave. Learn more about the proposed design guidelines for these four districts, see a special exhibit on Long Beach artisan builder Miner Smith, enjoy light refreshments, children's activities, and more! 

Click here for more information. Not sure if you live in one of these districts? Click here to find out!

News ImageLBDS 2Q16 Now Available
The LBDS 2Q16 Issue features a piece on the six Los Angeles Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) awards received by Long Beach Development Services earlier this summer, and provides an overview of the development of the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  This edition also highlights important news and updates on several planning, livability, housing, and neighborhood improvement efforts; including SEASP, the Historic District Guidelines, the Anchor Place groundbreaking, the new California Energy Code, the Neighborhood Partners Program, and Safe Long Beach. To view the newsletter.

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News ImageUpcoming Consolidated Plan Development Workshops!
The City of Long Beach will conduct a series of community workshops to provide opportunities for public input to help develop a Five-Year Consolidated Plan document that will describe and prioritize the City's housing and community development needs. Information on when and where the workshops will be taking place is located on the flyer. For more information on the Consolidated Plan.

In addition, we encourage you to fill out a brief Housing and Community Development Needs survey online. Survey links are below:



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. 

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.

News ImageSaturday Hotline for Unpermitted Construction, (562) 570.0000

The City has implemented a new Saturday hotline to address concerns about potential unpermitted construction. The unpermitted construction hotline is open to the public each Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Anonymous complaints regarding potential unpermitted construction may be reported by calling 562.570.0000. All reports will be investigated and will be subject to a site visit by a Code Enforcement Inspector. The Saturday hotline will be used to enhance the City's regular Code Enforcement services, which are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Anonymous referrals about possible unpermitted, unsafe, unhealthy, or unsightly conditions in homes and neighborhoods may also be reported after business hours at 562.570.CODE (2633) or


Quick Links
Sat., October 1, 2016
11:00  AM  -  1:00  PM
  Historic District Guidelines Workshop, October 1, 2016
Thu., October 6, 2016
5:00  PM
  Planning Commission October 6, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Sat., October 8, 2016
10:00  AM  -  12:00  PM
  Consolidated Plan Workshop
Mon., October 10, 2016
5:30  PM
  Cultural Heritage Commission
Fri., October 14, 2016
1:00  PM  -  2:30  PM
  Mayor’s Roundtable With Housing Developers
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