PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

8/18/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 081822
Subject:
Community Invited to Help Shape New Zoning Regulations for E-Commerce and Delivery-Only Retail
Contact:
Rick de la Torre
562.570.7174
Rick.DeLaTorre@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Long Beach Development Services Department




Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is hosting a virtual community meeting on Aug. 31, 2022, to solicit public input on a Zoning Code update that will address the regulation of e-commerce and delivery-only retailers throughout the city.

“This zoning update will help shape the future of e-commerce and delivery-based retail business in our city,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We encourage residents and business owners to participate in this meeting and share their feedback.” 

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.

Residents, business owners or managers and entrepreneurs are encouraged to learn more and provide input by participating in an evening virtual meeting presented by the Long Beach Development Services Department, as listed below. Attendees may RSVP online. Interpretation services will be provided upon request in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog.

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Join online: longbeach-gov.zoom.us/s/94978940373
Join by phone: 213.338.8477
Meeting ID: 949 7894 0373

The meeting will feature an overview of neighborhood e-commerce and delivery-only retail store use and offer opportunities for participants to provide their thoughts on locations, operating conditions and more for non-storefront retail stores in the city.

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, please contact Nicole Amescua, Planning Analyst, Long Beach Development Services Department at 562.570.6368 or Nicole.Amescua@longbeach.gov.

More information about the Department of Development Services is available on its webpage.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 470,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health and Human Services; Parks, Recreation and Marine; Development Services; Public Works and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, 12 libraries, five golf courses, 169 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Development Services
Serving residents, businesses and the community at large, the award-winning Long Beach Development Services Department sets a standard for high-quality, innovative urban planning and livability efforts that create more progressive and sustainable communities within the diverse City of Long Beach, CA. Through a variety of development, code enforcement, housing and neighborhood services and building activities, the Department builds a better future for the city while also honoring its unique past. For more information, visit longbeach.gov/lbds. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.