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Zone In: City Core, previously known as the Anaheim Corridor Zoning Implementation Plan (ACZIP), is part of a larger rezoning effort known as Zone In and is a joint effort between the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach community to update zoning regulations in the area bounded by Pacific Coast Highway, 10th Street, Magnolia and Ximeno Avenues. View the Zone In: City Core Project Area Map.

The Zone In: City Core project will update zoning regulations to support the development of new housing and a greater mix of uses particularly along commercial corridors in the area, including Anaheim Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The plan will create a more complete community where residents, businesses, jobs and shopping are located near each other with a more pedestrian-friendly design.

These zoning changes are anticipated to facilitate more than 3,000 market-rate and affordable housing units in the area. Zone In: City Core aims to accommodate housing need, improve access to commercial uses used daily, encourage pedestrian-friendly design, improve the quality and safety of streets through design and active uses and encourage the use of multimodal transportation.

The plan's equity-based framework is focused on both changes to zoning and land use regulations, as well as changes to the planning process itself. It will be grounded in a community power and capacity-building process in which the people most impacted by planning decisions, including young people, renters and people of color, and prioritized in the process and have their voices heard.

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The City of Long Beach held a virtual Open House event for Zone In: City Core phase three efforts. If you would like to review the presentation boards and meeting recording, please click below:

In addition to the virtual Open House, Staff held a study session on the rezoning efforts to date at the Thursday, November 3, 2022, Planning Commission meeting. To view the presentation and a recording of the meeting, please see the links below.


During this phase of engagement, the City of Long Beach held a series of Open House events for Zone In: City Core phase two efforts. If you would like to review the presentation boards and engagement summary, please click below:


The presentation for the Zone In: City Core Virtual Open House is available in English, Spanish, Khmer and Vietnamese. If you would like to review the presentation, please click your language preference below:


The City of Long Beach is excited to announce the upcoming First-Time Homebuyer Assistance Program, which will provide approximately 100 eligible households with up to $20,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance. The application process is expected to open in early 2023. 

The grant program is designed to assist low- and moderate-income families traditionally underrepresented in homeownership with purchasing their first home and building multi-generational wealth. Applicants will need to be first-time homebuyers currently living within a federal Community Development Block Grant designated census tract in Long Beach, among other requirements, which can be found on webpage linked below.

The Community Resource Guide is a directory of programs and services for renters, job-seekers and small businesses. 


For more information or questions related to Zone In: City Core, contact Cynthia de la Torre, Project Planner by email at or by phone at 562.570.6559.