Long Beach General Plan Update is Here!
The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for: a 21st century approach to achieving big city opportunities without losing the benefits of living in compact and comfortable neighborhoods.
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LATEST UPDATES - December 2017
On December 11, 2017 the Planning Commission recommended the proposed Land Use Element and Urban Design Element Place Type and Heights Maps and directed staff to update the Program Environmental Impact Report. Video and minutes from the meeting can be viewed at http://longbeach.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=577978&GUID=EA3D42F9-7A1A-49B8-B08E-3EBDC171BBF8&Options=info&Search=.
No date for the City Council consideration on this matter has been set.
Responses to comments received at fall 2017 citywide workshops are now available:
- Response to Comments from Workshop 1 on 9/30/17 at Veterans Park (66MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 2 on 10/4/17 at Whaley Park (51MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 3 on 10/14/17 at Best Western (56MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 4 on 10/18/17 at Scherer Park (72MB)
Public Comments received from November 10th - December 11th 2017 are now available. All of these comments were provided to the Planning Commission for the December 11th meeting:
- Public Comments Received 11/10/2017 - 12/08/2017 (71MB)
- Public Comments Received 12/08/2017 - 12/11/2017 at 12pm (19MB)
About the General Plan Update
The way we live and work has changed a lot since 1989 when the Land Use Element was last updated. The new Long Beach 2040 General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Elements provide strategies to:
- Address demand for housing, employment, and lifestyle choices for today and tomorrow.
- Guide where new development is located and what it should look like.
- Protect the character of existing single family neighborhoods.
- Preserve and protect our environment for future generations.
- Improve pedestrian experience and increase walkability.
- Aim to reduce the number of residents (76%) who commute out of Long Beach for work.
- Encourage larger open spaces by allowing a moderate increase in height limits in transit-oriented and mixed-use areas.
- Long Beach is an urban metropolis by the sea.
- Long Beach is multi-modal, supporting pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
- Long Beach is sustainable, shrinking our environmental footprint and improving health.
- New Draft Maps Released 11/10/2017 (hi-res) (20MB)
- New Draft Maps Released 11/10/2017 (low-res)
- PlaceType Distribution by Council District- released 11/10/2017
- New Draft Maps Release 11/10/2017 by Council District
- Draft LUE maps released August 2017 (hi-res) (23MB)
- Draft LUE maps released August 2017 (low-res)
- Draft LUE maps released August 2017 Maps by Council District
- Draft LUE maps released February 2017 (hi-res) (28MB)
- Draft LUE maps released February 2017 (low-res)
- Map of Existing Land Uses (hi-res) (16MB)
- Map of Existing Land Uses (low-res)
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix A: Comments Received During the 2016 EIR Process
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix B: Public Comments Received 2/2017-11/9/ 2017
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix C: Comment Cards Received During Fall 2017 Citywide Outreach Events
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix D: Speaker Cards from Fall 2017 Citywide Community Workshops
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix E: Spring 2017 Survey - Full Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix F: Fall 2017 Survey #1 - Full English Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix G: Fall 2017 Survey #1 - Full Spanish Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix H: Fall 2017 Survey #2 - Full Results
To share comments or feedback, contact Fern Nueno, at 562.570.5081 or LUEUDE2040@longbeach.gov. This information is available in alternative format by request at 562.570.3807.
View the Misconceptions and Concerns
View the FAQs & Misconceptions and Concerns Presentation
View the Outreach Meetings Display Boards (70MB)
View the Environmental Reports & Documents Page
Additional LB 2040 Documents
11/10/2017 press release regarding revised LUE maps
A Note from the City Manager on the Land Use Element- November 2017