Long Beach General Plan Update is Here!
The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for: a 21st century approach to achieving big city opportunities without losing the benefits of living in compact and comfortable neighborhoods.
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LATEST UPDATES - January 2018
On December 11, 2017 the Planning Commission recommended the proposed Land Use Element and Urban Design Element Place Type and Heights Maps and directed staff to update the Program Environmental Impact Report. Video, minutes from the meeting, the staff report and all attachments can be viewed at http://longbeach.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3285545&GUID=847CE0AA-747C-48FC-9368-86056BC0E732&Options=&Search=.
In addition to the to the 686 acres of reduced density proposed by staff in the November 2017 maps, the Planning Commission made further reductions of an additional 98 acres. Those reductions are reflected in the December 2017 maps now available:
- Planning Commission Recommended (December 2017) Draft Maps Released 1/18/2018 (hi-res) (21MB)
- Planning Commission Recommended (December 2017) Draft Maps Released 1/18/2018 (low-res)
- Revised PlaceType Distribution by Council District for December 2017 Maps - Released 1/18/2018
- Summary of Map Changes by Council District based on December 2017 City Planning Commission Action
City staff has scheduled the revised maps to go before the City Council for consideration on March 6, 2018. This will give the community almost seven weeks for comment and consideration.
Responses to public comments received February 2, 2017- December 11, 2017:
- Response to Comments from Workshop 1 on 9/30/17 at Veterans Park (66MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 2 on 10/4/17 at Whaley Park (51MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 3 on 10/14/17 at Best Western (56MB)
- Response to Comments from Workshop 4 on 10/18/17 at Scherer Park (72MB)
- Response to Comments from 2/2/2017 - 11/10/2017 (34MB)
- Response to Comments from 11/10/2017 - 12/11/2017 at 12pm (151MB)
About the General Plan Update
The way we live and work has changed a lot since 1989 when the Land Use Element was last updated. The new Long Beach 2040 General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Elements provide strategies to:
- Address demand for housing, employment, and lifestyle choices for today and tomorrow.
- Guide where new development is located and what it should look like.
- Protect the character of existing single family neighborhoods.
- Preserve and protect our environment for future generations.
- Improve pedestrian experience and increase walkability.
- Aim to reduce the number of residents (76%) who commute out of Long Beach for work.
- Encourage larger open spaces by allowing a moderate increase in height limits in transit-oriented and mixed-use areas.
- Long Beach is an urban metropolis by the sea.
- Long Beach is multi-modal, supporting pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
- Long Beach is sustainable, shrinking our environmental footprint and improving health.
- Draft maps released 11/10/2017 (hi-res) (20MB)
- Draft maps released 11/10/2017 (low-res)
- PlaceType Distribution by Council District- released 11/10/2017
- Draft maps released 11/10/2017 by Council District
- Summary of Map Changes by Council District from August 2017 to November 2017 Maps
- Draft maps released August 2017 (hi-res) (23MB)
- Draft maps released August 2017 (low-res)
- Draft maps released August 2017 Maps by Council District
- Draft maps released February 2017 (hi-res) (28MB)
- Draft maps released February 2017 (low-res)
- Map of Existing Land Uses (hi-res) (16MB)
- Map of Existing Land Uses (low-res)
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix A: Comments Received During the 2016 EIR Process
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix B: Public Comments Received 2/2017-11/9/ 2017
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix C: Comment Cards Received During Fall 2017 Citywide Outreach Events
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix D: Speaker Cards from Fall 2017 Citywide Community Workshops
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix E: Spring 2017 Survey - Full Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix F: Fall 2017 Survey #1 - Full English Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix G: Fall 2017 Survey #1 - Full Spanish Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix H: Fall 2017 Survey #2 - Full Results
- Community Engagement Summary Appendix I: Public Comments from 11/10/2017-12/11/2017 (181MB)
To share comments or feedback, contact Fern Nueno, at 562.570.5081 or LUEUDE2040@longbeach.gov. This information is available in alternative format by request at 562.570.3807.
View the Misconceptions and Concerns
View the FAQs & Misconceptions and Concerns Presentation
View the Outreach Meetings Display Boards (70MB)
View the Environmental Reports & Documents Page
Additional LB 2040 Documents
11/10/2017 press release regarding revised LUE maps
A Note from the City Manager on the Land Use Element- November 2017