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Case Key

EIR = Environmental Impact Report
IS = Initial Study
ND = Negative Declaration
NOA = Notice of Availability
NOC = Notice of Completion
NOI = Notice of Intent
NOP = Notice of Preparation
MND = Mitigated Negative Declaration

Pending


  • Location

    3917 Long Beach Boulevard (Los Angeles County Assessor’s ID Number 7139-013-900)


    Description

    The proposed project involves demolition of the existing, city-owned Fire Station No. 9, located at 3917 Long Beach Boulevard. The station appears to be eligible for designation as a Long Beach Historic Landmark but has been closed due to the recurrence of toxic mold in the building, which is the result of significant site and facility deficiencies that cannot be remediated. Therefore, the station is uninhabitable by the Long Beach Fire Department and presents a health risk to the general public. The project also involves installation of a temporary/modular structure that would operate on-site for approximately five years while a larger permanent replacement structure is built off-site (the site of the replacement structure has not yet been identified and is not a part of this project).

    NOP


  • Location

    The project site is located at 5550 North Paramount Boulevard in Long Beach, California. The project site involves a portion of the existing Davenport Park and abutting parcels proposed for the park expansion, which are identified as Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 7157-006-902, -903, -904, and -905.


    Description

    The project proposes to expand Davenport Park, located directly east of the project site at 2910 East 55th Way, to an abutting undeveloped parcel. The existing site and the adjacent 5.5-acre Davenport Park site were formerly occupied by a municipal waste landfill and later by the Cal Coast Packing Crating Company. The industrial use is no longer in operation on the site, and the landfill has since been closed and capped in compliance with the California Department of Resources, Recycling, and Recovery (CalRecycle) Closed, Illegal, and Abandoned Disposal Site (CIA) program and the CalRecycle Solid Waste Cleanup Program (Assembly Bill [AB] 2136). The existing site is characterized by the presence of scattered vegetation and soil.

    The proposed project would expand the existing 5.5-acre Davenport Park by approximately 6 acres, for total park size of approximately 11.5 acres. Features proposed as part of the park expansion would include a sports field located on the central and western portion of the site, four sets of three‐level bleachers on each side of the sports field, six fitness equipment pads, a skate park, parking spaces on the northern portion of the site, and shaded picnic facilities. The park would include landscaping, irrigation, walking paths, seating areas, and trash receptacles. In addition, security lighting would be provided throughout the project site.



  • Location

    2851 Orange Ave.


    Description

    A proposed business park complex with offsite street improvements along Spring Street and Orange Avenue and park enhancements consistent with the Willow Springs Park Master Plan. Project improvements are consistent with the land use and development standards of Medium Industrial zoning district. The project includes the development of three new concrete “tilt up” buildings for new industrial with accessory office uses, and off-site improvements to adjacent city streets. The project also includes offsite park improvements consisting of grading, planting, and irrigating of the property west and south of, and immediately adjacent to, the project site to create a park buffer zone, consistent with future plans for the City’s Willow Springs Park.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The City is proposing to amend the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) by adopting the triennial 2019 California Building Standards Code (Code) and incorporating minor editorial revisions to LBMC Title 21, Zoning. The triennial 2019 Code update establishes uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings, electrical systems, plumbing systems, mechanical systems, and fire and life safety systems. Adopting the Code update and editorial revisions to LBMC Title 21, Zoning, would provide enhanced clarity and consistency in application to future development in Long Beach.



  • Location

    1500 E. Anaheim St./ 1209 Walnut Ave.


    Description

    The project consists of a new 116,356 square foot, mixed use building that is approximately 61 feet (up to maximum 65 feet) above ground level (maximum five stories). The building includes an 88 unit, 5 story apartment building, with 93,656 square feet of residential space on levels two through five and 22,700 square feet on the street level, which includes 18,136 square feet of medical clinic space, 1,100 square feet of commercial office space, 1,200 square feet of residential leasing office space, and 2,264 square feet of recreation and lobby space. The building also includes a 3 story, 156 stall parking structure with partial 4th floor outdoor terrace for a total of 116,356 square feet of building area and 81,903 square feet of parking garage, on a 1.54 acre site. The entrance for the parking structure would be on the west side of the property from an existing alley. The project consists of 100 percent affordable housing units. Units would include 1 bedroom (32 units), 2 bedroom (32 units), and 3 bedroom (24 units) options.



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, California


    Description

    The proposed project will establish regulations, standards, and a registration process governing the renting or leasing of privately owned visitor serving residential dwelling units on a short-term basis in order to maintain the long-term rental housing stock in the City; ensure the collection and payment of Transient Occupancy Taxes (“TOT”); and provide safeguards to the residents of the City of Long Beach that such short-term rental activities do not become a nuisance, or threaten the public health, safety or welfare of neighboring properties.



  • Location

    The 1.2-acre project site is located at 131 West 3rd Street in the City of Long Beach. As shown in Figure 1, Project Location, the project site is east of Pacific Avenue, south of West 4th Street, west of North Solano Court (existing alley), and north of West 3rd Street.


    Description

    The proposed project would be developed within the Downtown Plan area and would replace two existing surface parking lots on a 1.2-acre site, with two buildings, an 8-story building at the north end of the property (North Building) and a 23-story high rise building at the south portion of the site (South Building). Both buildings would include ground floor retail, with residential units on the upper stories. A pedestrian-focused paseo would be constructed at the location of the existing alley between the two proposed buildings. The proposed project would include a total of 345 residential units and 14,481 sf of retail commercial space, 563 vehicle parking spaces, and 128 bicycle parking spaces. The proposed project would also include 13,944 sf of residential common outdoor open space, 11,688 sf of residential indoor common open space, 11,340 sf of residential private open space, and 5,335 sf of public open space. Parking for the project site would be provided in at-grade, above-grade and subterranean parking.



  • Location

    300 Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90803. The project site is located at 300 Studebaker Road in Long Beach, approximately 0.2 mile west of the San Gabriel River and 1.7 miles northeast of Alamitos Bay. The project site includes five parcels, which are identified as Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 7237-017-007, 7237-017-008, 7237-017-009, 7237-018-001, and 7237-019-008.


    Description

    The project involves the demolition of 400 square feet (sf) of existing concrete, on-site pipeline structures, and asphalt paving, and the development of two concrete tilt-up industrial buildings, situated on 6.69 acres of land east of Studebaker Road. Approximately 1.81 acres of vacant land west of Studebaker Road, at the northwest and southwest corners of Studebaker Road and Loynes Drive, would be dedicated as open space to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority as part of this project. The project would include planting of an assortment of native grasses and tree species consistent with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, including low growing grasses along street frontage.

    Situated within the eastern project area, the two 35-foot high buildings would total 139,200 sf, including 21,000 sf office space. The individual building sizes would be 91,700 sf and 47,500 sf, respectively. The project would support potential uses such light manufacturing, warehousing, assembly and distribution. The proposed facility would operate 24 hours a day. The building layout may be broken into six or more individual spaces depending upon final tenant demand. Office spaces would be provided in the interior frontage of each building to support the business operations. Office space would occupy a maximum of 25 percent of the gross floor area pursuant to Chapter 21.33 of the Long Beach Municipal Code. Office space in Building 1 would total 14,000 sf and 7,000 sf in Building 2, which together represents 21,000 sf, or 15 percent of the gross floor area.



  • Location

    The project site is located in the southern portion of the County of Los Angeles and in the southwest portion of the City of Long Beach (City) in the Port of Long Beach (POLB). The POLB is located in San Pedro Bay and the project site is specifically located at Pier H within the Queen Mary Seaport at 231 Windsor Way, adjacent to RMS Queen Mary.


    Description

    PROPOSED MARITIME IMPROVEMENTS

    1. Dredging. Deepening the existing berth from its current design depth of 30 feet MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water) plus one foot to a new design depth of 36 feet MLLW plus one foot of over-dredge for a total depth of 37 feet MLLW. It is estimated that the dredging volume would total approximately 33,250 cubic yards, consisting of:

      • 28,250 cubic yards within the existing berth; and 
      • 5,000 cubic yards within the proposed berth extension area.
      The project would include disposal of approximately 33,250 cubic yards of dredged materials at the LA-2 Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site located offshore approximately 11 miles southwest of the cruise terminal.

    2. Mooring Dolphins and Catwalks. Two high-capacity, pile-founded mooring dolphins and associated catwalks are proposed on both sides of the wharf deck to allow for adequate mooring capacity and stability. The proposed dolphins would be structurally designed similar to the existing dolphins located off the northern and southern ends of the deck. All dolphins would connect back to the wharf deck via catwalk bridge elements.

    3. Passenger Walkway Bridge Extension. An extension to the existing passenger walkway bridge system with an added ramp section is proposed to accommodate the new ship. This would include a new tower element on the existing wharf deck and a new tower on a new platform deck using new or current piles just south of the existing wharf deck. The passenger walkway bridge extension and associated tower element would be designed to follow the specifications and design criteria of the existing gangway, to be adjustable for tidal conditions while remaining within Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowances.
       
    4. Fender Replacements. The project would also replace the existing worn foam-filled fenders with new oversized high-density foam-filled fenders and backing plates.

    5. Proposed Water Lease. Carnival is proposing to expand its existing water lease from POLB from 7.81 acres to 11.8 acres to encompass the additional dredged area required as part of the project. The total over-water work area is approximately 17.06 acres, which includes the proposed water lease area as well as the dredge extents. 

    PROPOSED ONSHORE IMPROVEMENTS

    1. Parking Garage Expansion. The project would expand the existing parking garage from 1,430 parking spaces to approximately 2,055 parking spaces by extending the parking garage laterally towards the southwest and northeast. Both the southwest and northeast extensions would occur over existing roadways within the leasehold, with vertical clearance heights maintained for all through traffic lanes to accommodate commercial vehicles, including emergency response vehicles (i.e., Long Beach Fire Department Station 6 vehicles). 
       
    2. Tunnel Abandonment. The 450-foot tunnel system located to the southwest of the parking garage along Windsor Way would be filled and abandoned.

    3. Traffic Lane Reconfiguration. Traffic lanes around the southern corner of the existing parking garage would be reconfigured. Existing traffic is open in both directions to the public with traffic moving counter-clockwise on the outside lanes and clockwise on the inside lanes. The project would modify the traffic lane configurations to be open to the public only on the inside lane in a counter-clockwise direction to allow a fire lane along the outside lane to travel in a clockwise direction.  



  • Location

    100 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802. The property is bounded by Ocean Boulevard to the north, Pine Avenue to the west, Seaside Way to the south, and a commercial building to the east.


    Description

    The Project proposes a 30-story, 537,075-square-foot building of up to 375.5 feet in height that would include 429 hotel rooms, 23,512 square feet of restaurant space, and 26,847 square feet of meeting and ballroom space.  The proposed building would replace an existing surface parking lot on the Project Site.  Pedestrian walkways and new landscaping would be provided.  The Project also includes improvements to the portion of Victory Park located within the Project Site boundaries, including new landscaping and restoration of the Jergins Trust Tunnel.



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, CA


    Description

    The proposed Zoning Code Amendments – September 2019 (Project) would consist of changes categorized henceforth in this document by ‘land use’, ‘development standards’, and ‘administrative procedures’, collectively referred to as the “Project.” The specific extent of the changes to Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) are described as follows:
    1) Land Use: Define and provide regulations for the following uses currently undefined in the Zoning Code:
    a. Indoor and outdoor amusement/entertainment facilities, including escape rooms and similar uses;
    b. Tutoring centers;
    c. Animal-related uses including ancillary animal adoption and boarding related uses;
    2) Development Standards: Make the following changes to existing development standards:
    a. Eliminate required distance between structures on a single property within residential zoning districts;
    b. Exempt non-conforming historic landmarks and contributing buildings, structures, and lots located in historic landmark districts from complying with parking requirements for expansions or interior alterations to residential uses to create additional bedrooms;
    c. Update the Gross Floor Area (GFA) definition to include on-grade, semi-subterranean, and subterranean garages, as well as lofts, basements, and finished or habitable attics as part of GFA; update the definitions and code sections for lot coverage and floor area ratio to clarify that garage area up to 700 square feet for a single-family dwelling and all garage area for multi-family dwellings and non-residential buildings are exempt from lot coverage and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculations; lastly, exempt underground parking from complying with building setback requirements.
    d. Update fence regulations in flood zones to measure from the top of the flood plain and clarify standards for corner cutoffs;
    e. Provide exceptions to height limits for rooftop solar collectors in commercial, industrial, and institutional zoning districts;
    3) Administrative Procedures: Make the following change to existing noticing requirements:
    a. Update noticing requirements to exempt hearing items continued to a date certain from re-noticing.



  • Location

    The project site is located in the southern portion of the County of Los Angeles and in the southwest portion of the City of Long Beach (City) in the Port of Long Beach (POLB). The POLB is located in San Pedro Bay and the project site is specifically located at Pier H within the Queen Mary Seaport at 231 Windsor Way, adjacent to RMS Queen Mary.


    Description

    PROPOSED MARITIME IMPROVEMENTS.

    1. Dredging. Deepening the existing berth from its current design depth of 30 feet MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water) plus one foot to a new design depth of 36 feet MLLW plus one foot of over-dredge for a total depth of 37 feet MLLW. It is estimated that the dredging volume would total approximately 33,250 cubic yards, consisting of:

      • 28,250 cubic yards within the existing berth; and
      • 5,000 cubic yards within the proposed berth extension area.

      The project would include disposal of approximately 33,250 cubic yards of dredged materials at the LA-2 Ocean Dredge Material Disposal Site located offshore approximately 11 miles southwest of the cruise terminal.

    2. Mooring Dolphins and Catwalks. Two high-capacity, pile-founded mooring dolphins and associated catwalks are proposed on both sides of the wharf deck to allow for adequate mooring capacity and stability. The proposed dolphins would be structurally designed similar to the existing dolphins located off the northern and southern ends of the deck. All dolphins would connect back to the wharf deck via catwalk bridge elements.

    3. Passenger Walkway Bridge Extension. An extension to the existing passenger walkway bridge system with an added ramp section is proposed to accommodate the new ship. This would include a new tower element on the existing wharf deck and a new tower on a new platform deck using new or current piles just south of the existing wharf deck. The passenger walkway bridge extension and associated tower element would be designed to follow the specifications and design criteria of the existing gangway, to be adjustable for tidal conditions while remaining within Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowances.

    4. Fender Replacements. The project would also replace the existing worn foam-filled fenders with new oversized high-density foam-filled fenders and backing plates.

    5. Proposed Water Lease. Carnival is proposing to expand its existing water lease from POLB from 7.81 acres to 11.8 acres to encompass the additional dredged area required as part of the project. The total over-water work area is approximately 17.06 acres, which includes the proposed water lease area as well as the dredge extents.


    PROPOSED ONSHORE IMPROVEMENTS

    1. Parking Garage Expansion. The project would expand the existing parking garage from 1,430 parking spaces to approximately 2,055 parking spaces by extending the parking garage laterally towards the southwest and northeast. Both the southwest and northeast extensions would occur over existing roadways within the leasehold, with vertical clearance heights maintained for all through traffic lanes to accommodate commercial vehicles, including emergency response vehicles (i.e., Long Beach Fire Department Station 6 vehicles).


    2. Tunnel Abandonment. The 450-foot tunnel system located to the southwest of the parking garage along Windsor Way would be filled and abandoned.


    3. Traffic Lane Reconfiguration. Traffic lanes around the southern corner of the existing parking garage would be reconfigured. Existing traffic is open in both directions to the public with traffic moving counter-clockwise on the outside lanes and clockwise on the inside lanes. The project would modify the traffic lane configurations to be open to the public only on the inside lane in a counter-clockwise direction to allow a fire lane along the outside lane to travel in a clockwise direction.



  • Location

    600 West Broadway


    Description

    The proposed project within the Downtown Plan Area, would replace an existing surface parking lot with seven structures, including two residential towers (21 and 40 stories in height), four residential buildings (5 to 7 stories in height with 1 partial level of subterranean parking), and a parking structure (9 above-ground levels, 1 subterranean level). The proposed project would include a total of 756 dwelling units that would range from studios to three-bedroom lofts, a 3,000 sf market, 1,510 parking spaces, 153 bicycles spaces, and 152 storage units.



  • Location

    The entire 50 square miles within the limits of the City of Long Beach (excluding the City of Signal Hill) in Los Angeles County (County), California.


    Description

    The proposed project is an update to the City's existing General Plan and is intended to guide growth and future development through the year 2040. The proposed project includes the approval of both the General Plan Land Use Element (LUE) and Urban Design Element (UDE), which would replace the existing LUE and Scenic Routes Element, respectively. The proposed LUE would introduce the concept of "PlaceTypes," which would replace the current approach in the existing LUE of segregating property within the City through traditional land use designations and zoning classifications. PlaceTypes would divide the City into distinct neighborhoods, thus allowing for greater flexibility and mix of compatible land uses within the areas. The proposed UDE would define the physical aspects of the urban environment and would facilitate the PlaceTypes extablished in the proposed LUE by creating sustainable places; improving the urban fabric and public spaces; and degining edges, thoroughfares, and corridors.



  • Location

    The entire 50 square miles within the limits of the City of Long Beach (excluding the City of Signal Hill) in Los Angeles County (County), California.


    Description

    The proposed project is an update to the City's existing General Plan and is intended to guide growth and future development through the year 2040. The proposed project includes the approval of both the General Plan Land Use Element (LUE) and Urban Design Element (UDE), which would replace the existing LUE and Scenic Routes Element, respectively. The proposed LUE would introduce the concept of "PlaceTypes," which would replace the current approach in the existing LUE of segregating property within the City through traditional land use designations and zoning classifications. PlaceTypes would divide the City into distinct neighborhoods, thus allowing for greater flexibility and mix of compatible land uses within the areas. The proposed UDE would define the physical aspects of the urban environment and would facilitate the PlaceTypes extablished in the proposed LUE by creating sustainable places; improving the urban fabric and public spaces; and degining edges, thoroughfares, and corridors.



  • Location

    1500 E. Anaheim St./ 1209 Walnut Ave.


    Description

    The project consists of a new 116,356 square foot, mixed use building that is approximately 61 feet (up to maximum 65 feet) above ground level (maximum five stories). The building includes an 88 unit, 5 story apartment building, with 93,656 square feet of residential space on levels two through five and 22,700 square feet on the street level, which includes 18,136 square feet of medical clinic space, 1,100 square feet of commercial office space, 1,200 square feet of residential leasing office space, and 2,264 square feet of recreation and lobby space. The building also includes a 3 story, 156 stall parking structure with partial 4th floor outdoor terrace for a total of 116,356 square feet of building area and 81,903 square feet of parking garage, on a 1.54 acre site. The entrance for the parking structure would be on the west side of the property from an existing alley. The project consists of 100 percent affordable housing units. Units would include 1 bedroom (32 units), 2 bedroom (32 units), and 3 bedroom (24 units) options.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The proposed project is a new General Plan Noise Element, which would replace the City’s existing 1975 Noise Element. Since then, the City’s physical development, population, regional context, and the regulatory guidance involving noise have changed significantly. In order to allow for increased flexibility in responding to such changes, the City proposes to replace the existing Noise Element with a new Noise Element. The proposed Noise Element includes a Noise Plan, which addresses strategies and policies related to six topic areas describing sources of existing noise and vibration: (1) PlaceType Characteristics and Land Use Compatibility; (2) Mobility, including vehicular noise, rail, aircraft, and watercraft; (3) Construction; (4) Special Events; (5) Environmental Justice and Social Equity; and (6) Noise Management.



  • Location

    1601 San Francisco Avenue Project


    Description

    This serves as the City of Long Beach’s (City) Notice of Intent to adopt an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the 1601 San Francisco Project, prepared in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), CEQA Guidelines, and local implementation procedures.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The proposed Omnibus Zoning Code Amendments (Project) would consist of the following changes to Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) collectively referred to as the "Project":
    1) Define the standing required and timeline for land use decision appeals;
    2) update the definition for townhomes and eliminate zoning restrictions on side-by-side units;
    3) update the commercial zones sections of the code to strike out references to commercial districts no longer in use;
    4) eliminate size restrictions for single-family garages and update lot coverage and floor area calculations in single-family districts;
    5) update roofing material requirements for residential districts;
    6) revise screening requirements for mechanical equipment in low-density residential districts;
    7) provide guidelines to determine curb cut closures and require underground utilities in new projects;
    8) update school siting requirements to reflect the City's adopted Mobility Element;
    9) eliminate zoning code restriction on maximum number of zoning regulation amendments per year.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The proposed Drive-Through Use Zoning Code Amendment (Project) would consist of the following changes to Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) collectively referred to as the "Project":
    1) create a zoning code definition for drive-through facilities;
    2) update the commercial and industrial zones permitted use tables with the new drive through facility definition;
    3) require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for new fast food drive-throughs and expansions in industrial zones and in all Planned Development districts for consistency with the existing review process in the commercial zones that allow this use;
    4) make reference to the design guidelines that will be developed at a later time and will supplement the drive-through regulations in the zoning code;
    5) include a provision to address the demolition and/or rebuilding of a drive-through facility approved under a previous CUP and subsequently, made legally nonconforming with the Project; and 6) provide new required findings specific to the drive-through use.



  • Location

    4251 Long Beach Boulevard


    Description

    The proposal involves a 22,125-square-foot lot with split/dual residential and commercial zoning (R-1-L Single-Family Residential District with Large Lots and CCA - Community Automobile Oriented District). The project request is for a zone change which would rezone a portion (approximately 25-feet by 150-feet) of the property, currently zoned R-1-L, to CCA, which is consistent with the remainder of the property.



  • Location

    100 E Ocean Boulevard


    Description

    The proposed Project involves a 30 story, 537,075- square-foot building that would include 429 hotel rooms, 23512 square feet of restaurant space, and 26847 square feet of meeting and ballroom space. The purposed building would replace an existing surface parking location the Project site. Pedestrian walkway and new landscaping would be provided. The project also includes improvements of the portion of victory Park located within the project Site boundaries, including new landscaping.



  • Location

    3443 Long Beach Blvd. and 210 East 35th St., Long Beach, CA (previously addressed as 3435-3459 Long Beach Blvd. and 3432-3464 Locust Ave.)


    Description

    The proposed project involves a new four-story, 102,848-square-foot office building that is up to 74 feet in height and a separate three-story parking structure with 343 parking spaces. The project will require the vacation of the alley running south from 35th Street. A zone change for ten parcels: five existing lots front on Long Beach Boulevard from Community Commercial Automobile-Oriented (CCA) District to Community R-4-N Commercial (CCN) District and five existing lots fronting on conjunction with a General Plan Amendment LUD 1 to LUD 8. A zoning code amendment to permit the averaging of setbacks within the High-Rise Overlay (HR-4) District. A tentative tract map to create a single lot for development.



  • Location

    The Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan area is located in the central portion of the City of Long Beach, bordering the Long Beach Airport and the cities of Lakewood and Signal Hill to the north and south, respectively.


    Description

    The Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan (GCSP) would guide land uses for the approximately 438.3-acre Plan Area and allow development within this Plan Area as defined in the GCSP. The GCSP creates a policy framework for the development and improvement of the Plan Area into an employment district in an area adjacent to the Long Beach Airport, Port of Long Beach, I-405 freeway, and surrounding residential and business community.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The proposed Religious Assembly Uses Zoning Code Amendment (Project) would consist of the following changes to Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance): 1) update regulations for religious assembly to be equal to or more flexible than other assembly uses; 2) classify different size assembly uses to be permitted, conditionally permitted, or not permitted in various zoning districts; 3) update development standards for religious assembly uses; and 4) provide new definitions to ensure that land uses are categorized properly.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The proposed Conditional Use Permit Regulations Update (Project) is a Zoning Ordinance Amendment consisting of various changes to Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Ordinance) to simplify the process and time to obtain a Conditional Use Permit. Changes include: 1) amending processes so certain land uses do not require Conditional Use Permits; 2) modernizing development standards; 3) organizing the standards in an easier-to-use format; and 4) amending the notification requirements to reduce cost and increase options.



  • Location

    Citywide


    Description

    The Project involves a Municipal Code Amendment and Zoning Code Amendment (Application No. 1804-20; ZCA18-003), respectively, for additions and revisions to Title 5 and Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code to regulate Adult-Use Cannabis. Currently, Adult-Use Cannabis is not a defined or permitted use in the City's Municipal Code. The Project would designate whether Adult Use Cannabis uses are permitted, conditionally permitted, or prohibited within specific zones in the City and also govern their review process and operation.



  • Location

    The project site comprises approximately 3.6 acres at 3012 Long Beach Boulevard and 455 East Spring Street in the City of Long Beach. The site includes Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 7207-019-55 to 56, and 051, 7207-020-20 to 26, 60, and 61. The site lies along the north side of East Spring Street, east of the intersection with Long Beach Boulevard. The site includes portions of Elm and Pasadena Avenues just north of East Spring Street.


    Description

    The project site is a portion of the existing Salvation Army Citadel Campus. The campus is partially developed with a social services building, administrative offices, a chapel hall, a 2,650 square foot multipurpose room, and a parking lot. The rest of the site is vacant.

    The project involves the construction of a two-story gymnasium with a fitness center and activity room. The project would also include a new 70-space parking lot (described below) and a youth soccer field. The project would require the vacation of a portion of Elm Avenue that passes through the site and a north south alley located between Elm and Pasadena Avenue. Elm Street would become a cul-de-sac at the northern site boundary. Gym access would be provided by drive lanes from Spring Street and Long Beach Boulevard, through the existing parking lot located at the intersections of these two streets. Landscaped areas and decorative fences would be located along the main street corridors and along the perimeter of the campus area. Monument signs would be located at the corner points of the campus. A hammerhead turn is proposed on Elm Avenue, which would provide easier emergency access.



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, California


    Description

    The project, which includes a Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA17-014) and Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA17-008), only involves the City's regulation of wireless telecommunications facilities in the public right-of-way and does not change or affect regulations for wireless facilities on non-right-of-way property, public or private. The proposed Code Amendment would remove the regulations for wireless telecommunications sites in the public right-of-way from Section 21.56.130 in Title 21 (Zoning) of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) and establish revised regulations in LBMC Title 15 (Public Utilities), under a new Chapter 15.34- Wireless Telecommunications Facilities in the Public Rights of Way. Administration of these regulations and the permitting process would transfer from the Development Services Department to the Public Works Department. The revised regulations would change the permitting process for wireless sites in the right-of-way from a quasi-discretionary administrative permitting process to a ministerial permitting process in most cases.Currently, under LBMC Section 21.56.130, an application for a wireless site in the right-of-way is subject to an administrative review to determine compliance with the City's zoning regulations. Under this Code Amendment, the permitting process for wireless sites in the right-of-way would become a by-right/ministerial process carried out by the Public Works Department in most cases. In cases involving a wireless facility is proposal in a protected location, the Public Works Department approval or denial would be appealable to the City Council. The development standards for wireless sites in the right-of-way would become slightly more restrictive under this Amendment than current standards under LBMC Section 21.56.130, primarily addressing aesthetics and protection of the public right-of-way for pedestrian/cyclist circulation and safety.



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, California


    Description

    The project, which includes a Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA17-012) and Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA17-007), involves proposed amendments to the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) to expand the procedural and operating requirements for massage establishments. Amendments to LBMC Title 5 (Regulation of Businesses, Trades and Professions) include mandatory California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certification for all massage practitioners, Police Department review of all massage license applications, a prohibition on operating hours between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., and a prohibition on the use, possession, or sale of adult-oriented merchandise, alcohol, or controlled substances. Amendments to LBMC Title 21 (Zoning Regulations) include removing primary use massage establishments from the "Adult Entertainment Business" definition, changing the "Massage Therapy" definition to "Massage Establishment," and requiring an Administrative Use Permit for primary Massage Establishment uses in commercial zoning districts. Additionally, special conditions for primary use Massage Establishments will be added to LBMC Chapter 21.52. These conditions include a 500-foot buffer between primary use Massage Establishments, window coverage restrictions, and a requirement to post an on-premises notice containing resource information related to human trafficking. Massage operations in conjunction with select commercial uses (hotel over 100 rooms, physician, chiropractor, health club, beauty salon, nail salon, and similar uses) will remain permitted as an accessory use only to these select commercial uses.



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, California


    Description

    The project involves a Zoning Code Amendment (ZCA17-016) and Local Coastal Program Amendment (LCPA17-006) to amend Title 21 of the Long Beach Municipal Code (Zoning Code) to revise the definition of tattoo parlor; allow tattoo parlors as a permitted use by-right in all commercial zoning districts, Specific Plans and Planned Development districts that permit commercial land uses (except the CS Commercial Storage district); establish new special development standards for tattoo parlors; remove the tattoo parlor land use specific conditions from Zoning Code Chapter 21.52 -Conditional Uses; and establish a new zoning clearance process for land uses that are permitted by-right.



  • Location

    The project site encompasses the stretch of East Broadway from Alamitos Avenue to Redondo Avenue in the City of Long Beach, California.


    Description

    The proposed project involves repaving East Broadway between Alamitos Avenue and Redondo Avenue, and the modification of East Broadway between Alamitos Avenue and Temple Avenue to install safety improvements including protected bike lanes on both sides of the street. East Broadway currently consists of two lanes of traffic in each direction from Temple Avenue to Alamitos Avenue. The project includes removing existing pavement and resurfacing the roadway. The project would also include various concrete improvements and repairs to existing sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and curb ramps. In addition, the existing striping between Alamitos Avenue and Temple Avenue, which currently includes two vehicular travel lanes, would be reconfigured to provide one lane in each direction with on-street parking and protected bike lanes on both sides of the street, as well as a buffer to separate bicycle traffic from vehicular traffic. The project would not change existing striping on East Broadway from Temple Avenue to Redondo Avenue. Currently, on-street parking is generally allowed, but is restricted along certain sections of the project site during several time periods of the week. The project site covers approximately 12 acres and approximately 9,200 feet (1.7 mile) of road length. The project would remove 12 street trees and would relocate some bus stops along the project corridor.



  • Location

    Regionally, the project site is located within the central portion of the City of Long Beach (City), in the County of Los Angeles (County). Locally, the project site is situated at an existing United States Postal Service (USPS) facility at 2300 Redondo Avenue, approximately 0.35 mile south of Interstate 405 (I-405) and 0.35 mile west of State Route 19 (SR-19).


    Description

    The proposed project would include demolition of the existing on-site USPS facility and construction of three light industrial/manufacturing buildings, associated parking, and circulation improvements. The new development would encompass 427,565 square feet of light industrial/manufacturing uses with supporting office facilities and 638 parking spaces on a 19.09-acre site. Project implementation would include a zone change and zoning code amendment along with approval of a tentative parcel map and site plan.



  • Location

    The project is comprised of four sites located at: 6433 E. 2nd Street (Synergy Oil Field Site); 6701 E. Pacific Coast Highway (Pumpkin Patch site); northeast corner of Studebaker Road and 2nd Street (Los Cerritos Wetland Authority site); and 2nd Street and Shopkeeper Road (City-Property site) in the City of Long Beach.


    Description

    The project would implement a comprehensive wetlands restoration project which will restore a privately-owned oil field in the City of Long Beach through creation of a wetlands mitigation bank. The project includes the relocation of certain oil facilities currently located on the Synergy Oil Field and City-owned property to two off-site properties (Los Cerritos Wetland Authority Site and Pumpkin Patch site).



  • Location

    Citywide, City of Long Beach, County of Los Angeles, California.


    Description

    The proposed project involves the addition of the definition of Unattended Donation Box (UDB) to the City of Long Beach Zoning Code, an amendment to the Long Beach Zoning Code to allow Unattended Donation Boxes (UDBs) as an accessory use in all commercial zoning districts, the Institutional (I) zoning district, and all Planned Development (PD) Districts and Specific Plan (SP) Districts allowing commercial uses, and establishment of new standards for UDBs in Zoning Code Section 21.51 Accessory Uses.



  • Location

    Regionally, the project site is located within the southwestern portion of the City of Long Beach (City), within the County of Los Angeles (County); refer to Exhibit 2-1, Regional Map. Locally, the project site is situated along the east and west sides of the Los Angeles (LA) River, and generally extends a distance of approximately 8 miles from State Route 91 (SR-91) to the north to approximately 0.1-mile south of Ocean Boulevard to the south; refer to Exhibit 2-2, Site Vicinity Map.


    Description

    The proposed project includes facilities intended to improve water quality associated with urban runoff in the project area, which ultimately flows into the LA River. The project includes two primary project components: 1) the municipal urban stormwater treatment (MUST) facility; and 2) conveyance facilities/diversion structures to carry urban runoff to the MUST facility for treatment. A detailed description of the proposed project is provided in Section 2.5, Project Characteristics; a description of the existing environmental setting associated with these facilities is provided below. A depiction/overview of the proposed MUST and associated conveyance facilities on a regional basis is provided in Exhibit 2-3, Project Overview.


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