On Nov. 10, the City of Long Beach released revised Land Use Element (LUE) maps for community review. These new maps are an update from the ones released in August and reflect a reduction in density of 686 acres through height reduction and modified land-use designations. To provide a clearer understanding of the adjustments made to develop the new maps, the City will distribute summaries of the revisions for each city council district.
Specifically, the revised maps include the following categories of land use:
44 percent of the City’s land is comprised of single-family neighborhoods, which will see no changes under the revised maps.
Approximately 19 percent of the acreage includes regional-serving uses, such as Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach and other infrastructure.
16 percent of the City’s acreage would be planned for public and private open space and parks.
Approximately six percent of the City would be planned for neighborhood-scale mixed-use projects along corridors, in an attempt to combine retail and office uses with housing opportunities.
Approximately five percent of the City includes existing multi-family residential buildings.
Five percent of the City would include job-generating uses in industrial or neo-industrial areas.
Two percent of the City would be planned for transit-oriented development along rail transit corridors.
Two percent of the City’s land use includes the downtown area.
One percent of the City would be planned for traditional commercial or retail shopping centers.
From Monday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 22, the City will share breakdowns of the revisions made to the LUE maps in each city council district through a series of posts on the City’s Facebook and Nextdoor social media accounts:
The City’s Planning Commission will consider the revised LUE maps on Dec. 11. The City is accepting public input regarding the revised maps through email at LUEUDE2040@longbeach.gov.
The City is encouraging the community to visit longbeach.gov/lueude2040 to obtain more information about this effort. Maps available on the website include the revised maps, a map of existing land uses and previous versions of the maps from this past February and August for comparison purposes. A list of LUE frequently asked questions can be found at longbeach.gov/globalassets/city-news/media-library/documents/lb-general-plan-faq.
Source: City of LB