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News ImageCommunity Invited to Provide Input on City’s Vision for Future Land Use and Urban Design, May 27 & June 4
The City is in the process of updating its General Plan and the public is invited to attend two important events and provide input on the City’s progressive vision for future land use and urban design. 

  • Scoping Meeting: Wednesday, May 27, 2015; 6:00 p.m. at the Long Beach Gas & Oil Auditorium, 2400 E. Spring St.
  • Planning Commission Study Session: Thursday, June 4, 2015; 5:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.

Both events will feature a presentation of the proposed update to the General Plan Land Use Element and the proposed addition of a General Plan Urban Design Element. The community will have the opportunity to speak with project team members and discuss the next steps for adopting the General Plan update. No formal action will be taken at either event.

  • Click here to view Press Release.
  • Click here to view the Draft Land Use Plan Element.
  • Click here to view the Draft Urban Design Element.
  • Click here for Environmental Reports. 

News ImageNotice of Second Public Hearing & Notice of Document Availability

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at 4:00 p.m., The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) will hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity for public input on the development of the Fiscal Year 2016 Action Plan and Second Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 Action Plan, which addresses current Consolidated Plan priorities. The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor, Large Conference Room.

Copies of the 2016 Draft Action Plan and Second Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 Action Plan will be available at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 3rd Floor, and the Long Beach Public Library, 101 Pacific Ave.  

To view a copy of the 2016 Draft Action Plan and Second Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 Action Plan, click here.

Click here to view the Public Hearing Notice (English).
Click here to view the Public Hearing Notice (Spanish).
Click here to view the Public Hearing Notice (Khmer).

News ImageNotice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
The City of Long beach is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1,047,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be allocated to established Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs). Chick here to view the notice.

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.


Quick Links
Thu., June 4, 2015
5:00  PM
  Planning Commission Meeting
Mon., June 8, 2015
2:00  PM
  Zoning Administrative Hearing
5:30  PM
  Cultural Heritage Commission
Thu., June 18, 2015
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  Planning Commission Meeting
Mon., June 22, 2015
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  Zoning Administrative Hearing
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