The City of Long Beach is updating zoning regulations along Willow Street and Santa Fe Avenue in West Long Beach. Known as Zone In: West LB, this rezoning effort aims to accommodate housing needs, activate commercial corridors, and incentivize essential retail and services, including grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies in the West Long Beach community.
Join us to learn more about the zoning changes!
Thursday, February 9, 2023, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Zone In: West LB Virtual Community Meeting
Join by phone: 213.338.8477
Meeting ID: 985 6812 2056
Recordings of the meetings will be uploaded to our website for those who are unable to attend.
For more information about Zone In: WestLB and to view study session materials, visit the project webpage.
About the project:
Zone In: WestLB is an effort to rezone the West Willow and Santa Fe corridors to allow for a mix of commercial and residential uses with incentives for essential community services including grocery stores, banks, pharmacies and other priorities that have been identified by the West Long Beach community. Specifically, the rezoning recommendations are for all properties on West Willow west of the LA River, and along Santa Fe Ave from Pacific Coast Hwy to Wardlow Rd. Guided by community input on priorities and needs, a key part of the proposed zoning regulations is to require a commercial component for new development at key intersections along the Santa Fe and Willow corridors. The rezoning effort for West Long Beach has been underway for nearly a year and is one effort within the broader Zone In program, a systematic rezoning throughout Long Beach to implement the General Plan Land Use Element, the 6th Cycle Housing Element and to ensure the City’s compliance with state planning and housing laws. This rezoning will help the City ensure it has sufficient zoned capacity to meet existing and future housing needs as required by state law.
The January 19th study session presentation to the Planning Commission summarized the work on this effort and the proposed rezoning for the 2 corridors. The presentation is linked here, and you can also view a video recording of the January 19th study session presentation to Planning Commission here. This project is part of the broader Zone In initiative to comprehensively update the City’s outdated 1989 Zoning Code; there are currently two other Zone In projects underway in North and Central Long Beach.