September 9, 2022

Zoning Code Update


The city is exploring a Zoning Code update that will affect e-commerce (online retail businesses) and delivery-only retail, or non-storefront businesses such as ghost kitchens, throughout Long Beach and wants to hear from you!

Share your thoughts on potential business categories, location size, operating conditions and more by taking our survey by Friday, September 16, 2022!

For more information, please click HERE.

76 affordable units to be built near the Traffic Circle

A vacant lot formerly occupied by a derelict commercial office building near the Traffic Circle will be transformed into dozens of affordable residential units for previously unhoused, low-income residents.

Excelerate Housing Group, a new company headquartered in Long Beach and founded in 2019, is building the $41 million project, which is called 26 Point 2 and includes 76 affordable units and one unit for an onsite manager.


For more information, please click HERE.

Long Beach to allow some temporary parklets to stay up until January

City Council voted on Tuesday night, September 6, 2022, to extend a September teardown deadline to tear down parklets into the first few days of 2023. The parklets that were deemed not feasible by the city’s traffic engineer or whose owners had not expressed interest in permanent status had to be removed in July.

For more information, please click HERE.

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Long Beach Public Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Vida Latina Program Series

For more information, please contact Mary Frances Torres, SR/WA, Acting Real Estate Development Bureau Manager, Economic Development Department, at