Community Development

The City of Long Beach is exploring a Zoning Code update that will address the regulation of e-commerce and delivery-only retailers throughout the city. As a result of the pandemic and recent technological advancements, the demand for e-commerce and delivery retail, or non-storefront businesses such as ghost kitchens, distribution centers and cannabis retailers, has increased over the past few years. The Zoning Code amendment will focus on addressing current impacts while anticipating future retail trends and e-commerce opportunities.

In October 2021, the City Council directed staff to explore zoning regulations for non-storefront businesses. City staff will be using the input received to complete a draft Zoning Code amendment for review by the City Council in late 2022. For more information, view the City's press release.

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Get Involved! Community Survey

Have your voice heard on this important planning effort. Residents, businesses and stakeholders are encouraged to take a short survey to help guide the amendment process. The survey will be available through Friday, September 16, 2022.

To take the survey in Spanish, Khmer or Tagalog, click the link above and select the designated language from the drop-down menu in the upper right area of the survey.

Participate! Community Meeting

The virtual community meeting has passed.  The participants learned about the growing demand for e-commerce and delivery-only retail use in Long Beach, such as ghost kitchens, cannabis retailers and distribution centers. City staff provided input on locations, operating conditions and more for these types of businesses.

For more information, contact Nicole Amescua, Planning Analyst, Long Beach Community Development Department at 562.570.6368 or