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Thoughtful and effective planning enables a city to grow responsibly while providing the community with a variety of opportunities to live, work, and enjoy an environment. Good planning plays a vital role in shaping the future of Long Beach by providing the perfect balance of new development, community preservation, essential services, and economic growth.
The Development Services Planning Team ensures that all developments in the City, both big and small, are smart, safe, and make the best sense for the community. Our team works with the Mayor and City Council, various City departments, developers, engineers, design professionals, neighborhood groups, residents, and business owners to create more safe and livable neighborhoods. We work to ensure that our roads can accommodate traffic flows, that open spaces are encouraged and neighborhoods have adequate parks and playgrounds, that residents can find good jobs close to home, and that everyone has a chance to live in a safe, high-quality, and affordable place.
As the needs of the diverse Long Beach population continue to grow and change, Development Services is committed to working with the community to ensure that the Long Beach of tomorrow is the best that it can be. With projects such as the Long Beach 2040 update, we are always looking toward the future while still honoring the City’s past. The Planning Team looks forward to working with you on your next project and bringing your vision to fruition.
Please be advised that all Planning applications, forms, and other documents for submission should be mailed or delivered to the new City Hall address at 411 W. Ocean Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802.
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Building a Better Long Beach
Join us for Upcoming Mills Act Pre-Application WorkshopCommunity Events
We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act).
View the New Development Projects MapNews
Long Beach publiCity is the City’s new online interactive mapping tool for the public to see and learn about major development projects happening around Long Beach.
Do Your Part to Help Tackle Climate ChangeNews
Share your input on the City’s working draft of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and let’s work together to help make Long Beach a more sustainable and resilient city.
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