Development Services

Zone In: WestLB

The City of Long Beach is undertaking efforts to rezone properties along West Willow St and Santa Fe Ave in West Long Beach and we want to hear from you!

This systematic rezoning effort is part of a larger effort known as Zone In, which is taking place through Long Beach pursuant to state law and will update zoning regulations to implement the General Plan Land Use Element and the 6th Cycle Housing Element.

Zone In: WestLB will help the City ensure sufficient zoned capacity to meet existing and future housing needs as required by state law. It will also allow for more essential service and resources for neighborhoods throughout the city including increased access to shopping, grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and other priorities that are identified by the West Long Beach community.

This effort builds upon previous city plans, goals, objectives and strategies to ensure that the City meets the housing needs of current and future Long Beach residents and provides fair housing options, neighborhood services, and business opportunities for all.

Rezoning for major corridors in West Long Beach has been prioritized through an urgency ordinance that was adopted by the Long Beach City Council.

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The Zone In: WestLB team held a virtual community meeting on Thursday, February 9, 2023, to provide additional information and answer questions about the proposed zoning regulations. Click below to review the presentation and recorded meeting:

The zoning changes for West Long Beach were also presented through a study session to the Planning Commission on Thursday, January 19, 2023. The proposed zoning regulations along with the study session materials are linked here.

On May 14, 2022, staff held an Open House for the Zone In: WestLB project. To review the presentation and recorded meeting, please select one of the following links:

Helpful Resources

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: WestLB, contact Alejandro Sánchez-López, Project Planner by email at or by phone at 562.570.6553.