Development Services

News Archive 2017

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NEW WATER METERING REQUIREMENTS

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Senate Bill 7 – Submetering Requirements, effective January 1, 2018, will require new multi-family residential buildings to include a submeter for each unit and bill tenants in apartment buildings accordingly for water use.

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Revised Land Use Element Maps Now Available for Community Review

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The City has released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review.

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Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)

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To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program.

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LBDS 2Q17 Newsletter Now Available

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The LBDS 2Q17 issue showcases the grand opening of Banner Homes, an affordable housing development in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood...

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Mayor Robert Garcia Presents ‘Building a Better Long Beach’: An Update On Development Within the City

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On June 6, 2017, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented an update on the expansive portfolio of new development within the City...

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SEASP SCHEDULED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON JUNE 1, 2017

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On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Planning Commission (PC) will take action on the Specific Plan and the EIR.

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Long Beach General Plan Update Is Here!

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The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for...

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LBDS Annual Reports Win Excellence in Communication Award

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Development Services is proud to be the recipient of the 2017 California Association of Public Information Official (CAPIO) Award of Merit in the External Publications...

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LBDS 1Q17 Newsletter Now Available

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The LBDS 1Q17 Issue features 2016 highlights and accomplishments, as well as important Department news and updates.

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New Landscape Requirements - Smartscape

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The City is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29.

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PRHIP Violation Report

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The City, in partnership with property owners and tenants, established the Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP) to preserve the stock of decent, sanitary, and safe rental housing units.

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City Now Accepting Mills Act 2017 Applications

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The City is now accepting applications for the third year of its reinstated Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties.

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City Adopts Gender-Neutral Restrooms, In Accordance with State Law

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The City of Long Beach is requiring that all single-user restrooms in any business, City and government building, and other public places be available to all genders...

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Queen Mary Land Development Task Force Guiding Principles Now Available

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In June 2015, the City Council appointed a 12-member Queen Mary Land Development Task Force to establish an optimal approach for reimagining and developing the area around the Queen Mary...

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Affordable and Workforce Housing Report and Study Session Presentation

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The public was invited to attend a City Council Study Session on February 21 and provide input on ideas for the production of affordable and workforce housing within Long Beach.

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Water Metering Requirements

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In response to the historic drought and the recognition of continued extremes in weather and water in California...

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City Adopts CX3 Pedestrian Plan

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On February 7, 2017, the City Council adopted the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) Pedestrian Plan as a technical appendix to the Long Beach Mobility Element.

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Certified Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Facilities Update

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The State of California, through its California Green Building Standards Code, requires that certain construction and/or demolition projects within each local jurisdiction...

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Latest Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements Now Available

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The Latest (February 2017) General Plan Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements are now available.