Community Development

Review Draft Race & Suburbanization Historic Context Statement

Historic Context Statment - Stay Informed

The City of Long Beach is updating its Historic Context Statement and preparing its first-ever historic context statement focused on Race and Suburbanization. These documents are important resources that will guide future planning and land use decisions and will enable those decisions to be rooted in a deeper understanding of the City’s history and evolution to help fill historical gaps within City historic preservation documents, which currently provide very limited information about communities of color and other underrepresented communities. Such documents are used by City staff and professionals as they determine which buildings and places must be protected through historic preservation in order to appropriately convey the City’s complete and inclusive local history.

The public comment period for the draft Race and Suburbanization Historic Context Statement has been extended to August 5, 2022. It is anticipated that the Historic Context Statement will go to the Cultural Heritage Commission later in 2022.

To provide your feedback on the draft Race and Suburbanization Historic Context Statement, email

To learn more, visit History Matters LB.