Long Beach General Plan Update is Here!

The City has developed a plan to create the places Long Beach residents, businesses, and visitors have been asking for: a 21st century approach to achieving big city opportunities without losing the benefits of living in compact and comfortable neighborhoods.

The City to Host Four Community Workshops for General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Elements

Join your fellow Long Beach residents and property owners at an upcoming citywide community workshop:

Saturday, September 30, 3-5 PM at Veterans Park Community Center
101 E 28th St, Long Beach, CA 90806 (map)

Wednesday, October 4, 6-8 PM at Whaley Park Community Center
5620 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815 (map)

Saturday, October 14, 11-1 PM at Best Western Golden Sails Hotel
6285 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803 (map)

Wednesday, October 18, 6-8 PM at Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807 (map)

Traducción en español estará disponible. Light refreshments will be served.
The update to the General Plan is aimed at guiding Long Beach into a more sustainable future over the next 23 years and to meet new state requirements and development principles. Subsequent to the community workshops, the Planning Commission will review, comment on, and make recommendations to the City Council on the Land Use and Urban Design Elements prior to being presented to the City Council for deliberation and input before adoption.

For updates on the Land Use Element and Urban Design Element, please sign up on LinkLB.

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paperWHAT IT IS...Metro
The City of Long Beach General Plan is a policy document required by State law, which sets forth the goals, policies, and directions the City will take to achieve the vision of the community.

The way we live and work has changed a lot since 1989.  The new Long Beach 2040 General Plan Land Use and Urban Design Elements provide strategies to:
  • Address demand for housing, employment, and lifestyle choices for today and tomorrow.
  • Guide where new development is located and what it should look like.
  • Protect the existing character of single family neighborhoods.
  • Preserve and protect our environment for future generations.
  • Improve pedestrian experience and increase walkability.
  • Aim to reduce the number of residents (76%) who commute out of Long Beach for work.
  • Encourage larger open spaces by allowing a moderate increase in height limits in transit-oriented and mixed-use areas.

A city that thrives:

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  • Long Beach is an urban metropolis by the sea.
  • Long Beach is multi-modal, supporting pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.
  • Long Beach is sustainable, shrinking our environmental footprint and improving health.

To learn more about the Vision & Goals, View the Flyer(Spanish)

View the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
View the Misconceptions and Concerns
View the Outreach Meetings Display Boards (70MB)
View the Draft PlaceType Maps - Subject to Change Based on Your Input (19MB)

View the Land Use Element Document
View the Urban Design Element Document
View the Environmental Reports & Documents Page 
Additional LB 2040 Documents

Bike PathFor more information, contact Fern Nueno, at 562.570.5081 or fern.nueno@longbeach.gov. This information is available in alternative format by request at 562.570.3807.