Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0407    Version: Name: DS - Omnibus Zone Code Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/24/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/12/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 21.21.201, Table 21-1, Subsection 21.31.245.A.3, Subsection 21.31.245.C.4, Table 31-1, Table 31-2A, Table 31-7, Section 21.32.110, Section 21.32.120, Section 21.32.130, Subsection 21.32.225.A.1, Section 21.32.235, Table 32-1, Table 33-2, Chapter 21.37, and Table 41-1C; by adding Section 21.15.2395, Section 21.15.3005, Table 32-0, Section 21.45.151, and Section 21.53.115; and by repealing Table 32-1A, all related to Zoning Code Regulations, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 051220-H-10sr&att.pdf, 2. 051920-ORD-23att.pdf, 3. ORD-20-0018.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
5/19/20202 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
5/12/20201 City Council declare ordinance read the first time and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
TITLE
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by amending Sections 21.21.201, Table 21-1, Subsection 21.31.245.A.3, Subsection 21.31.245.C.4, Table 31-1, Table 31-2A, Table 31-7, Section 21.32.110, Section 21.32.120, Section 21.32.130, Subsection 21.32.225.A.1, Section 21.32.235, Table 32-1, Table 33-2, Chapter 21.37, and Table 41-1C; by adding Section 21.15.2395, Section 21.15.3005, Table 32-0, Section 21.45.151, and Section 21.53.115; and by repealing Table 32-1A, all related to Zoning Code Regulations, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
Title 21, Zoning Code, of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) has not been comprehensively updated in more than 30 years and, as a result, extensive internal conflicts and outdated provisions exist throughout the Zoning Code. In response to issues raised by both staff and community stakeholders, staff have been directed to prepare a series of code updates to address new land use trends and business types, better respond to unique neighborhood development patterns, and improve administrative procedures.

New development standards and policies will enable the City to assist developers, architects, landscape architects, urban designers, residents, and business owners to make informed decisions when developing site plans. Additionally, by eliminating incongruencies, vagaries, and outdated code elements, City staff can provide consistent review and allow for greater code flexibility and modernized standards. The goal is to ensure that zoning codes in the City remain relevant and appropriate for both the present and future.

In an effort to modernize the Zoning Code of the LBMC, the Development Services Department (Department) is conducting periodic updates. Staff anticipate bringing Zoning Code amendments to the Planning Commission and the City Council in periodic intervals over the coming two or more years. The first set of Zoning Code updates were reviewed by Planning Commission...

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