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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 ImagePublic Invited to Attend Energy Efficiency Standards Presentation
Effective July 1, 2014, the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards mandate new Statewide energy efficiency and building requirements.  The public is invited to attend an informational session to learn more about the updated Standards, and gain a better understanding of energy efficient approaches as applicable to residential and nonresidential projects in the City.

Click here for additional information on the scheduled presentations.

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.

News Image2014 Edition of the LB Building Standards Code
The City of Long Beach is pleased to provide residents, businesses, owners, design professionals, the construction industries, etc., with the 2014 Edition of the Long Beach Building Standards Code, which compiles all related municipal codes and administrative codes pertaining to the construction standards into one location.

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see more information.


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