Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-1109    Version: Name: DS - UPLAN Zones Zone Code Amendment
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 12/8/2020
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending the Long Beach Municipal Code by adding title 22 (UPLAN Zoning Code) which adds new zoning districts and regulations to implement the 2019 long beach general plan land use element update and adoption, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)
Sponsors: City Attorney
Attachments: 1. 111720-H-49sr&att.pdf, 2. 111720-H-49 PowerPoint.pdf, 3. 111720-H-49 Correspondence.pdf, 4. 120820-ORD-60sr&att.pdf, 5. ORD-20-0046.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/8/20202 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
11/17/20201 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 adding title 22 (UPLAN Zoning Code) which adds new zoning districts and regulations to implement the 2019 long beach general plan land use element update and adoption, read and adopted as read. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The proposed project involves three key components: (1) the establishment of a new Title 22 (Attachment A - Updated Zoning Code) of the Long Beach Municipal Code (LBMC) that will facilitate a phased update of the City’s Zoning Code; (2) the establishment of 12 new citywide zoning districts that will implement the recently adopted General Plan Land Use Element Update and the Urban Design Element; and, (3) the rezoning of select properties on major corridors in North Long Beach from their existing zoning to the proposed new zoning districts.

Project Summary

In 2017, the Development Services Department began an Uptown Long Beach study in consultation with the Uptown Task Force. The Uptown Planning Land Use and Neighborhood Strategy (UPLAN) initiative evolved from the UPLAN Task Force convened by the City in 2017 to address longstanding structural issues related to economic investment, development, and connectivity in North Long Beach through comprehensive zoning and land use reforms. UPLAN has been developed as a two-phased approach to updating the zoning in North Long Beach to encourage pedestrian friendly mixed-use development, consistent with the recently adopted (2019) General Plan Land Use Element. The item before City Council today is Phase One (establishment of new zoning districts and rezoning of properties on Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard) of Two (rezoning of other portions of the 90805-zip code) in implementing a new land use vision for Uptown (North) Long Beach.

In December 2019, the City Council adopted an update to the Land Use Element (LUE) and a new Urban Design Element (UDE), both of which are elements of the City’s General Plan. The State r...

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