333 West Ocean Blvd.
4th Floor
Long Beach CA
Special Studies & Reports

  • Long Beach 2040 - General Plan Update
    The City of Long Beach General Plan is a policy document required by State law, which sets for the goals, policies and directions the City will take to achieve the vision of the community. The City is in the midst of updating the Land Use Element and a new companion element, the Urban Design Element.
  • Southeast Area Specific Plan
    The Southeast Area Specific Plan and the certification of the EIR was approved by the Long Beach City Council on September 19, 2017. Click here for latest news and updates about the project.
  • Drive Through Regulations 
    In response to community concerns regarding drive throughs and to mitigate impacts associated with new drive-throughs, the City is in the process of creating a regulatory framework aimed at improving land-use patterns and urban design for new drive throughs. The Negative Declaration is now available for public review and comment. This code update will be going before the Planning Commission on March 21st and is expected to go before City Council in May. Click here to review the study session presentation to PC and click here to review the Negative Declaration.
  • Zoning Code Updates
    To reflect the changing planning and development landscape, the following code elements will be addressed as part of this update: townhomes, Planning Commission appeals, zoning districts, garage size, single-family roof materials, equipment screening, underground utilities, curb cuts, school location, number of annual code updates allowed. This code update will be going before the Planning Commission on March 21st and is expected to go before City Council in May. Click here to review the study session presentation to PC and click here to review the Negative Declaration.


    For additional information, visit the public counter on the 4th Floor of City Hall, or call the Planning Bureau at (562) 570-6194.