PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

11/20/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:112017
Subject:
City Outlines Revisions of Land Use Element Maps Via Social Media
Contact:
Kevin Lee
Interim Public Affairs Officer
City Manager’s Office
562.570.6811
Kevin.Lee@longbeach.gov




On November 10, 2017, the City of Long Beach released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review. These new maps are an update from maps released in August 2017. The new maps reflect a reduction in density of 686 acres through height-reduction and modified land-use designations. To provide a clearer understanding of the adjustments made to develop the new maps, the City will distribute summaries of the revisions for each City Council district.

Specifically, the revised maps include the following categories of land use:

  • 44 percent of the City’s land is comprised of single-family neighborhoods, which will see no changes under the revised maps. 
  • Approximately 19 percent of the acreage includes regional serving uses such as Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach and other infrastructure.          
  • 16 percent of the City’s acreage would be planned for public and private open space and parks.
  • Approximately 6 percent of the City would be planned for neighborhood-scale mixed-use projects along corridors, which combine retail and office uses with housing opportunities.
  • Approximately 5 percent of the City includes existing multi-family residential buildings.
  • 5 percent of the City would include job generating uses in industrial or neo-industrial areas.
  • 2 percent of the City would be planned for Transit Oriented Development along rail transit corridors.
  • 2 percent of the City’s land use includes the Downtown area, which remains an important driver of jobs and housing.
  • 1 percent of the City would be planned for traditional commercial or retail shopping centers.

From Monday, November 20 through Wednesday, November 22, 2017, the City will share breakdowns of the revisions made to the LUE maps by City Council district, through a series of posts on the City’s Facebook and Nextdoor social media accounts.

The revised LUE maps will be considered by the City’s Planning Commission on December 11, 2017. The City will take input regarding the revised maps via email at LUEUDE2040@longbeach.gov.

The community is encouraged to visit www.longbeach.gov/lueude2040 to obtain more information about this effort. Maps available on the website include the revised maps, a map of existing land uses, and previous versions of the maps from August 2017 and February 2017 for comparison purposes. A list of LUE frequently asked questions can be found at: http://www.longbeach.gov/globalassets/city-news/media-library/documents/lb-general-plan-faq.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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