Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-0646    Version: Name: DS - West Long Beach Moratorium Extension
Type: Emergency Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 5/23/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/21/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Title: Recommendation to declare ordinance amending Ordinance No. ORD-21-0020 extending for twelve (12) months interim regulations (moratorium) in accordance with Chapter 21.50 of the Long Beach Municipal Code on the issuance of building, construction, occupancy permits, or other entitlements for new stand-alone residential construction along transportation corridors in areas that are designated by the 2019 General Plan Land Use Element update as the neighborhood-serving corridors or centers placetype on Willow Street, west of the I-710 freeway to the City terminus; and Santa Fe Avenue, between Pacific Coast Highway on the south and Wardlow Road on the north, in the west Long Beach area of the City; declaring the urgency thereof; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (District 7)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 061422-H-21sr&att.pdf, 2. 062122-ORD-41att, 3. ORD-22-0016 (EMERG), 4. ORD-22-0016 (FINAL).pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
6/21/20222 City Council approve recommendation and adoptPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/14/20221 City Council approve recommendation to declare Emergency Ordinance No. ORD- , read, and adopted as read and laid over to the next regular meeting of the City Council for final readingPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
6/14/20221 City Council approve recommendation to declare an emergency to existPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
TITLE
Recommendation to declare ordinance amending Ordinance No. ORD-21-0020 extending for twelve (12) months interim regulations (moratorium) in accordance with Chapter 21.50 of the Long Beach Municipal Code on the issuance of building, construction, occupancy permits, or other entitlements for new stand-alone residential construction along transportation corridors in areas that are designated by the 2019 General Plan Land Use Element update as the neighborhood-serving corridors or centers placetype on Willow Street, west of the I-710 freeway to the City terminus; and Santa Fe Avenue, between Pacific Coast Highway on the south and Wardlow Road on the north, in the west Long Beach area of the City; declaring the urgency thereof; and declaring that this ordinance shall take effect immediately, read and adopted as read. (District 7)

DISCUSSION
On June 15, 2021, the City Council enacted a one-year moratorium on standalone new residential development along transportation corridors in West Long Beach in areas that are designated by the 2019 General Plan Land Use Element Update as the Neighborhood-Serving Corridors or Centers PlaceType on Willow Street, west of Interstate-710 (I-710) to the City terminus; and Santa Fe Avenue, between Pacific Coast Highway on the south and Wardlow Road on the north, in the West Long Beach area of the City (Attachment A).

This action was based on a May 18, 2021 request by the City Council, which outlined the unique circumstances leading to the request for the interim moratorium ordinance, given that the existing regulations for the West Willow and Santa Fe Corridors pre-date adoption of the General Plan Land Use Element and do not allow for mixed-use development that would be consistent with the Land Use Element and Urban Design Element (Attachment B). The moratorium was put in place to prevent out-of-character development that could be permitted under existing zoning and that would result in standalone single-use residential struc...

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