This page features information, news, issues and initiatives impacting our neighborhood, the 3rd District, the city and other historic preservation organizations and neighborhoods in Long Beach, California. We invite your input!
Land Use & Urban Design Elements (LUE)
- On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the LUE plan and maps will come before the Long Beach City Council for final approval. The City Council Meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity for public comment. The City Council Meetings are held at City Hall, 333 W. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90802, beginning at 5:00 PM.
- Over the last few months, the Bluff Park Neighborhood Association Board of Directors has been engaged in discussions and meetings about the LUE with residents, city officials, the 3rd District Council Office, other nearby historic neighborhood associations, and various residents and stakeholders.
- Councilwoman Suzie Price attended the Bluff Park Community Meeting on September 25, 2017, and engaged with our residents about hot topics, including a dialogue about the LUE proposal. She is interested in hearing the thoughts of neighborhood associations and individual residents.
- On January 17, 2018, the BPNA President Jeffrey Mallin addressed residents during the Bluff Park Community Meeting about the board’s action to request a change (described below) to the maps for the Bluff Park Historic District, and he encouraged everyone, especially BPNA Members, to provide input and feedback.
- Now is your opportunity to share your thoughts with the BPNA board.
Seeking Your Input to the BPNA Board on the LUE Proposal
On January 11, 2018, the Bluff Park Neighborhood Association (BPNA) board of directors approved a motion to request from the City Council that the section of the Bluff Park Historic District called out for 5-stories on the western section — between Kennebec and Junipero and from Ocean and Broadway — be reduced to 4-stories. Refer to the map below in the orange section identified with “5 ST”.
Board members surveyed the area and conversed with the City’s Advance Planning Officer Christopher Koontz. It was noted that 5-story and taller buildings are rare in that section (and aslo elsewhere) in our neighborhood. There are multiple “contributing historic homes” that must be protected throughout that section.
The board felt that taller buildings run the risk of dwarfing the many historic homes, which are typically only 1-2 stories tall.
The board’s ask in reducing the height would not change the density; however, it would help to better maintain the existing overall massing and scaling of buildings in our neighborhood to what currently exists and help protect the neighborhood against further zoning changes and mansionization.
The BPNA’s stated mission is, in part, to protect the historic integrity and unity of the neighborhood.
The BPNA board invites YOUR INPUT now on its proposal to the City Council.
Please reply to us using the form below by Wednesday, February 7, 2018:
Seeking Your Input to Councilwoman Suzie Price on the LUE Proposal
- Sections of the Redondo Corridor
- Select areas near the Belmont Pier
- East Broadway
- The area of Clark and PCH
- Intersection of PCH and Bellflower