Development Services

News Archive 2021

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2020-2021 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) Available Now

The City of Long Beach 2020-2021 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) is currently available for a 15-day public comment period through December 20, 2021.
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Development Services Takes Home Two Awards for the Southeast Area Specific Plan

Development Services is proud to have received two awards for the Southeast Area Specific Plan (SEASP).
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Rental Assistance is Still Available Through LB-ERAP

There's still time for income-eligible tenants and their landlords to apply to receive assistance with rent and utility payments through the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP).


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Update on Construction Near Oil/Gas Wells and Methane Gas Mitigation

The Long Beach City Council adopted the Construction in the Vicinity of Oil/Gas Wells Ordinance (LBMC18.78) and Methane Gas Mitigation Ordinance (LBMC18.79) on June 8, 2021.
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Now Available: Building & Safety Conference Recording

On October 27, the City of the Long Beach Building Official, City inspectors, and GIS experts hosted Construction Near Oil/Gas Wells and Methane Gas Mitigation, a half-day virtual conference about two recently adopted ordinances that establish new regulations for development projects citywide, effective September 1, 2021.
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Application Period for Petition to Restrict Un-Hosted Short-Term Rentals Extended

The application period for the Petition to Restrict Un-Hosted Short-Term Rentals has been extended until September 30, 2021.
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Permit Center Customers Encouraged to Make In-Person Appointments

Starting on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, Permit Center services will be expanded to include in-person services for all development projects. Customers are encouraged to take full advantage of its in-person appointment-only service.
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Application Period for Rental Assistance Program Reopened

The City has reopened the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP) for qualified landlords and tenants to apply for pandemic-related rental assistance. 
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City Celebrates Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Project Spark at Midtown

New 95-unit supportive and affordable housing community in Midtown Long Beach opens its doors to the community. 

New State Building Standards Code Changes to Take Effect

Beginning on July 1, 2021, Long Beach is required by law to enforce the 2019 Intervening Code Adoption Cycle approved by the California Building Standards Commission. All projects submitted on or before December 31, 2019, must comply with the new requirements.

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Now Available: In-Person Appointments for Limited Permit Services

Limited in-person services at the City Hall 2nd Floor Permit Center are now available by appointment only.
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Q1 Quarterly Reports Now Available

Quarterly Reports for key service metrics are now available for Q1 2021! Each report features a detailed breakdown of bureau activities from permit applications processed to historic preservation cases completed.
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Notice of Funding Availability – HOME Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) Funds

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) funds totaling $859,051 are now available to be awarded to qualified CHDO’s.
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Applications Now Available for New Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The City is now accepting applications from landlords and tenants for the Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
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FY 2022 Action Plan Public Comment Period

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to allow for public input on the FY 2022 Action Plan and Amendments that addresses the current Consolidated Plan priorities.
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2020 Annual Report Released

Development Services is proud to release the 2020 Year in Review, which highlights our collective effort to continue Building a Better Long Beach.

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Join Us For Our Upcoming Housing Element Update Community Meetings

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Please join us for one of two community meetings regarding the Housing Element Update. Both meetings will cover the same information, including a project update and opportunity to provide feedback.
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Long Beach Presents Annual Update on Development Activity Across the City

The virtual presentation highlighted the City’s major development accomplishments and showcased the dozens of high-profile projects that are currently underway or are on the horizon.
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Public Notice for Public Hearing for FY 2022 Action Plan

The purpose of the Public Hearings is to allow for public input on the development of the FY 2022 Action Plan that addresses the current Consolidated Plan priorities.
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Applications Now Open for Artist COVID Relief Grant Program

Development Services has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach to deliver phase three of the Artist COVID Relief Grant.
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2020 Quarterly Reports Now Available

Quarterly Reports on key service metrics are now available! Each report features a detailed breakdown of bureau activities from permit applications processed to historic preservation cases completed.
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Share Your Input on the Housing Element Update!

Help inform the City’s Housing Element Update by participating in our virtual open house!
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Registration of Non-Primary Residence Short-Term Rentals Lottery System Now Open

The City is now accepting online applications for a priority registration list for non-primary residence short-term rentals (STR), as allowed under a recently enacted Ordinance adopted by the Long Beach City Council.