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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Development Services Department and its Permit Center will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022.
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.
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.
For zoning questions regarding SB 9, the new state law on single-family lot zoning, call the Planning Bureau at 562.570.6194 or visit www.longbeach.gov/lbds/planning/sb9/. And for building code questions on second principal dwelling units under SB 9, call Building & Safety Bureau at 562.570.7648.
For general information on building ADUs and Junior ADUs, please visit: www.longbeach.gov/lbds/planning/adus
MODIFIED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
The Development Permit Center on the 2nd floor is now open for appointment-only service. However, Planning Bureau staff will continue serving customers by phone at 562.570.6194.
The following services are continuing under a modified format until further notice:
- Plan checks (via PDF email), entitlement submittals (via Webex video conference appointment with City Planner, and Dropbox PDF)
- Planning Commission and Cultural Heritage Commission meetings (via Webex video conference)
- Public noticing and site posting of proposed developments (via staff in lieu of applicants)
- Zoning Administrator hearings will continue as regularly scheduled with a modified format.
- Final inspections and project sign-off (which will require health precautionary measures taken by staff in the field)
Services that are temporarily unavailable include:
- In-person meetings
- Staff presence at outreach or community meetings
- Walk audits
- Acceptance of paper applications
For more details on how planning operations and services have been modified due to COVID-19 precautions, call the Planning Bureau at 562.570.6194.
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PROGRESS ON THE CURRENT HOUSING ELEMENT TO DATE
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How Are We Doing
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 124 historic preservation cases, conducted 67 project approvals and assisted 3,968 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line. The Bureau also held 6 community outreach events.
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