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As part of the City’s proactive efforts to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Development Permit Center is closed to the public until May 1, 2020.
The following services will continue under a modified format:
Services that are temporarily unavailable include:
While we will strive to deliver all services in a timely manner, the use of alternative methods and reduced staffing may result in delays or inconvenience to our customers. We apologize and appreciate everyone's cooperation and patience.
For more details, please call 562.570.6194 during business hours.
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.
HOW WE'RE DOING
Drive-Through Design Guidelines Now AvailableNews
The City has developed new guidelines for drive-through facilities to address development impacts, operational elements, site and built design elements, and safety.
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.
PLANNING COMMUNITY EVENTS & MEETINGS
HOW DO I?
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