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Save Time and Money on Your Next ADU Project!
New California Building Standards Code Now in Effect
Apply to Join the Neighborhood Leadership Program
Are you a Long Beach resident looking to make a lasting difference in your community? Learn more and apply to join the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Class of 2023!
Funding Available for Affordable Housing Developers
The Department is seeking to award up to $5 million to qualified housing developers for the production of affordable rental housing in the city.
Check Out the Updated Development Map
Online Permitting Available for Home Remodels
Notice of Funding Availability for Developers
The City is now offering $4 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding for the production of affordable housing. Developers are encouraged to apply today!
Notice of Funding Availability for Nonprofits and Organizations
Help us Celebrate National Community Planning Month in October
The City is Now Accepting ADU Plans from Design Professionals
Q2 Quarterly Reports Now Available!
City of Long Beach Presents Annual Development Update
Ombudsperson Service Now Available!
Review Draft Race & Suburbanization Historic Context Statement
Provide Input on Zoning Regulations for E-Commerce and Delivery-Only Retail
Provide Input on the Draft Consolidated Plan
Q1 Quarterly Reports Now Available!
Housing Element Update Receives State Certification
2021 Annual Report Released
Help Shape New Zoning Regulations
Provide Input on the Consolidated Plan
The community is invited to attend a public hearing on the Consolidated Plan at The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
Take Our Community Needs Assessment Survey
Join us for Two Virtual Meetings on the Next Five-Year Consolidated Plan!
Learn About New Long Beach Building Standards Code Updates
Provide Input on a Substantial Amendment to the 2021-2022 Action Plan
Permit Center Open for In-Person Services by Appointment
New Permitting Process for Electric Vehicle Chargers
Share Your Thoughts on the Updated Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element
2020-2021 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) Available Now
Development Services Takes Home Two Awards for the Southeast Area Specific Plan
Rental Assistance is Still Available Through LB-ERAP
Update on Construction Near Oil/Gas Wells and Methane Gas Mitigation
Now Available: Building & Safety Conference Recording
Application Period for Petition to Restrict Un-Hosted Short-Term Rentals Extended
Permit Center Customers Encouraged to Make In-Person Appointments
Application Period for Rental Assistance Program Reopened
City Celebrates Grand Opening of Affordable Housing Project Spark at Midtown
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.
Now Available: In-Person Appointments for Limited Permit Services
Q1 Quarterly Reports Now Available
Notice of Funding Availability – HOME Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO) Funds
Applications Now Available for New Emergency Rental Assistance Program
FY 2022 Action Plan Public Comment Period
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.
Join Us For Our Upcoming Housing Element Update Community MeetingsNews Public Notice
Long Beach Presents Annual Update on Development Activity Across the City
Public Notice for Public Hearing for FY 2022 Action Plan
Applications Now Open for Artist COVID Relief Grant Program
2020 Quarterly Reports Now Available
Share Your Input on the Housing Element Update!
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.
Council Amends Short-Term Rental OrdinanceNews
City council voted to allow registration of non-primary residences for STR operations, as well as un-hosted stays.
Public Comment Period for Third Round Allocation of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV3)
Congratulations to the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2020!
Join us for Special Virtual Community Workshop on Draft City Ordinances
The workshop will take place on August 27 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m and will discuss abandoned oil/gas wells and methane gas mitigation.
Relief Extended Again for Qualified Renters Affected by COVID-19News
The City Council took new action to further extend an emergency ordinance that temporarily halts evictions for residential and certain commercial tenants.
LB CARES Emergency Rental Assistance Program Now Closed
The application period for the program has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.
FY 21 Action Plan Public Comment PeriodNews
Share Input on HUD Funding for COVID-19-Related Community Needs
Development Permit Center Temporarily ClosedNews
The Permit Center will remain closed until further notice. We have implemented modified operations to continue serving customers online and by phone and email during this closure.
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.
Public Notice for Public HearingNews
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (CIC) will conduct a Public Hearing in the Beach Conference Room on the 2nd Floor of City Hall at 411 West Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach.
2019 Annual Reports ReleasedNews
Join us for Upcoming Mills Act Pre-Application WorkshopCommunity Events
2019 DRAFT CAPER PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODNews
Temporary Ban of No-Fault Notices and EvictionsNews
Long Beach Presents Annual Update on Continued Rise in Development ActivityNews
On Sept. 24, the City, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented its annual update on the many new development projects that have been completed, under construction, approved or proposed.
Bridge Housing Community Outreach MeetingNews
We want to hear from you! Please join us and learn about the City’s plans for bridge housing at 6845 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach.
New State Building Standards Code Changes to Take EffectNews
Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach is required by law to enforce the 2019 Edition of the California Building Standards Codes. All projects submitted on or before December 31, 2019, must comply with the new requirements.
Inclusionary Housing PolicyNews
Learn more about the inclusionary housing policy that the City is considering to encourage the development of mixed-income housing citywide.
New Development Permit Center Opening on Tuesday, July 30News
View the New Development Projects MapNews
Do Your Part to Help Tackle Climate ChangeNews
Draft Noise Element Now Available for Public Review!News
The Draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Action Plan will be available for 30-day public comment beginning May 06News
On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, The Long Beach Community Investment Company will conduct a second Public Hearing...
Development Services Annual Reports Now AvailableNews
Development Services is pleased to unveil the 2018 Annual Report Trilogy.
Join Us for Two Upcoming Mills Act Program WorkshopsNews
The City is accepting applications for the 2019 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act).
Disability Access Requirements and ResourcesNews
Notice to applicants for Business Licenses and Commercial Building Permits.
Successor Agency January 8, 2019, Agenda AvailableNews
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – Acquisition-RehabNews
The City of Long Beach Department of Development Services (City) announces the availability of approximately $1.1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be awarded to qualified housing development companies.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) – New ConstructionNews
The City of Long Beach Department of Development Services (City) announces the availability of approximately $4 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be awarded to qualified housing development companies.
PUBLIC NOTICE: This Evening’s Planning Commission Consideration of Poly Plaza & Anaheim Plaza Projects to be PostponedNews
The Applicant for the 1320 Atlantic Ave./Poly Plaza project and the 739 E. Anaheim St./Anaheim Plaza project has requested the postponement of the Planning Commission’s public hearing and consideration of the applicant’s proposed projects.
2018 DRAFT CAPER PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODNews
The 15-day public comment period for reviewing the City of Long Beach 2017-2018 Draft Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER) on activities and programs funded by the Housing and HUD...
Long Beach Short-Term Rentals FAQs Now AvailableNews
The Long Beach Short-Term Rentals (STR) FAQs respond to some common questions on the proposed short-term rental ordinance.
Public Invited to Attend Inclusionary Housing Community Meetings, Dec. 5 and 8News
The City is developing a proposed inclusionary housing policy to create housing options for residents at various income levels.
New Safety Requirements for Property Inspections - Ladder SafetyNews
Thinking about putting up lights and other décor on your home for the holidays? Choosing the right ladder for the job and ensuring proper set up can help avoid injury.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) - Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)News
The City announces the availability of approximately $451,676 in HOME Partnerships Program (HOME) funds to be allocated to established Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).
Historic District Design Guidelines Workshop for California Heights Historic District, November 10News
The City is preparing Historic District Design Guidelines to provide information on the types of alterations that are permitted under City regulations.
Third Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Community and Stakeholder Workshop & EIR Scoping Meeting , Wednesday, September 26News
The City of Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and we want to hear from you on this important effort!
CALIFORNIA BUILDING STANDARDS CODE CHANGES WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2020News
Beginning on January 1, 2020, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2019 Edition of California Building Standards Codes (a.k.a., Title 24 of the California Codes of Regulations).
Building a Better Long Beach PresentationNews
On Tuesday, August 28, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, gave a presentation on the City’s record level of new development and construction activity currently underway.
Looking to Install a Fence on Your Property? We’re Here to HelpNews
As a homeowner or property owner in Long Beach, the decision to install a fence on your property can offer many benefits, including added privacy and security, aesthetic value, and convenience.
Help Create a Development Vision for North Long Beach!News
The City of Long Beach is in the process of developing the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN), and you’re invited to get involved and participate in two upcoming activities.
Congratulations to the Neighborhood Leadership Program Class of 2018!News
We are proud to present the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) Class of 2018!
North Long Beach Community Encouraged to Participate in the First Workshop for the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN) – Thursday, July 26, 5:30 p.m.News
The City of Long Beach will begin to host a series of community events, as part of the process of developing the Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN).
Join us for the Next Short-Term Rental Ordinance Community Workshop on July 21News
The City is in the process of developing a short-term rental (STR) ordinance, and we want to hear from the community on this important effort.
Community and Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, June 27News
Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and you’re invited to participate and provide input.
Take the Climate Action and Adaptation SurveyNews
The City is developing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and we want you to be a part of the process.
We want to hear from you!News
Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance which will establish regulations for operating STRs, or vacation rentals, within the City.
Join us for the first-ever CAAP Public Open House & Sustainability Resource Fair!News
Open house will feature information on CAAP, interactive ways for the public to provide feedback, family-friendly activities, and light refreshments.
LBDS Unveils Award-Winning Annual ReportsNews
Development Services is pleased to share the 2017 Annual Report Trilogy...
May is Building Safety Month in Long BeachNews
We are proud to recognize the 37th annual Building Safety Month alongside the International Code Council and its 64,000 members worldwide.
Help Shape Plans For a Short-Term Rental OrdinanceNews
The City of Long Beach is beginning the process of developing a proposed short-term rental (STR) ordinance...
Oversight Board as Successor to the Redevelopment Agency AgendaNews
The Oversight Board of the City of Long Beach as the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Long Beach Special Meeting Agenda of April 23, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. is now available.
Historic District Design Guidelines Workshop for Bluff Park and Bluff Heights to be Held on April 14News
The City is preparing Historic District Design Guidelines to provide information on the types of alterations that are permitted under City regulations.
Director Linda F. Tatum Recognized at the National Level For Excellence and Leadership in PlanningNews
Congratulations to our Planning Bureau Manager, Linda F. Tatum, on being selected for induction into the American Planning Association American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNews
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 4:00 PM, The Long Beach Community Investment Company (CIC) will conduct a Public Hearing...
Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, Named Director of Long Beach Development ServicesNews
Linda F. Tatum, FAICP, is the City’s newly appointed Director of Development Services!
Updated Noise Element Conditions Report Now AvailableNews
Listen up, Long Beach! The updated Noise Element Existing Conditions Report is now available.
Provide Input on Parking in Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos BeachNews
The City of Long Beach is conducting a survey on parking within the Downtown Long Beach and Alamitos Beach communities, and we want to hear from you!
Join us for Community Workshop on Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan on Wednesday, Feb. 28News
We’re kicking off preparation of the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan (Plan), and we want to hear from you on this important planning project!
Mills Act Pre-Application Workshop Scheduled for Saturday, March 3News
We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act).
Revised Land Use Element Maps Available for Community ReviewNews
The revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps are now available for community review. These updated maps reflect an additional density reduction of 98 acres from the previous maps.
NEW WATER METERING REQUIREMENTSNews
Senate Bill 7 – Submetering Requirements, effective January 1, 2018, will require new multi-family residential buildings to include a submeter for each unit and bill tenants in apartment buildings accordingly for water use.
Revised Land Use Element Maps Now Available for Community ReviewNews
The City has released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review.
Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)News
To safeguard the stock of decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing, the City of Long Beach has established a Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program.
LBDS 2Q17 Newsletter Now AvailableNews
The LBDS 2Q17 issue showcases the grand opening of Banner Homes, an affordable housing development in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood...
Need help starting a business?News
Try our new business portal: http://bizport.longbeach.gov/. How has your experience been getting a business started in Long Beach? http://bizport.longbeach.gov/survey
Mayor Robert Garcia Presents ‘Building a Better Long Beach’: An Update On Development Within the CityNews
On June 6, 2017, Mayor Robert Garcia, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented an update on the expansive portfolio of new development within the City...
SEASP SCHEDULED FOR PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON JUNE 1, 2017News
On Thursday, June 1, 2017, the Planning Commission (PC) will take action on the Specific Plan and the EIR.
Long Beach General Plan Update Is Here!News
The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for...
LBDS Annual Reports Win Excellence in Communication AwardNews
Development Services is proud to be the recipient of the 2017 California Association of Public Information Official (CAPIO) Award of Merit in the External Publications...
LBDS 1Q17 Newsletter Now AvailableNews
The LBDS 1Q17 Issue features 2016 highlights and accomplishments, as well as important Department news and updates.
New Landscape Requirements - SmartscapeNews
The City is implementing new permitting requirements for certain new landscape and re-landscaping projects, as mandated by Governor Brown’s Executive Order B-29.
PRHIP Violation ReportNews
The City, in partnership with property owners and tenants, established the Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP) to preserve the stock of decent, sanitary, and safe rental housing units.
City Now Accepting Mills Act 2017 ApplicationsNews
The City is now accepting applications for the third year of its reinstated Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program (Mills Act), an economic incentive program for historic properties.
City Adopts Gender-Neutral Restrooms, In Accordance with State LawNews
The City of Long Beach is requiring that all single-user restrooms in any business, City and government building, and other public places be available to all genders...
Queen Mary Land Development Task Force Guiding Principles Now AvailableNews
In June 2015, the City Council appointed a 12-member Queen Mary Land Development Task Force to establish an optimal approach for reimagining and developing the area around the Queen Mary...
Affordable and Workforce Housing Report and Study Session PresentationNews
The public was invited to attend a City Council Study Session on February 21 and provide input on ideas for the production of affordable and workforce housing within Long Beach.
Water Metering RequirementsNews
In response to the historic drought and the recognition of continued extremes in weather and water in California...
City Adopts CX3 Pedestrian PlanNews
On February 7, 2017, the City Council adopted the Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (CX3) Pedestrian Plan as a technical appendix to the Long Beach Mobility Element.
Certified Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Facilities UpdateNews
The State of California, through its California Green Building Standards Code, requires that certain construction and/or demolition projects within each local jurisdiction...
Latest Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements Now AvailableNews
The Latest (February 2017) General Plan Draft Land Use and Urban Design Elements are now available.
City Releases Draft Bicycle Master PlanNews
The City is pleased to release the Draft Bicycle Master Plan.
LBDS 3Q16 Newsletter Now AvailableNews
The LBDS 3Q16 Issue provides an overview of the ongoing General Plan update efforts, and highlights the progress made on the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan development and Assessment of Fair Housing.
California Building Stranded Code Chances Will Take Effect On January 1, 2017News
Beginning on January 1, 2017, Long Beach Development Services (LBDS) is required by State law to enforce the 2016 Edition of California Building Standards Codes...
Citywide Medical Marijuana Ordinance Draft Buffer MapsNews
Linda F. Tatum, AICP, Appointed Planning Bureau ManagerNews
Linda Tatum, AICP, former Acting Director of Economic and Community Development Department for the City of Inglewood, has joined the City as Planning Bureau Manager for Long Beach Development Services.