Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan Draft Revealed Monday August 12 2019

Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Courtesy of FOAPOM.com
Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Courtesy of FOAPOM.com

The City of Laguna Beach released its Draft Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) on Monday August 12 2019.
The DSP is a planning document that serves to guide growth, design, and development standards in Downtown Laguna Beach.
Its primary objective is to preserve and enhance the unique character of downtown Laguna Beach.

The Laguna Beach Community can review the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) now and contact the Planning Commission if they have any concerns.

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission will conduct their initial review of the Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) on Wednesday August 21 2019 at 6:00pm.

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission will provide direction to staff on any modifications if needed.  Staff will be recommending that the item return to the Planning Commission at a meeting in October 2019 for subsequent review of the final draft, including environmental review (CEQA), and recommendation to the City Council.

Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) Benefits the Community

DSP is a Land Use and Design policy document defining downtown development over the next 20 years.

DSP identifies priorities for Public Improvements to the Downtown Area

DSP is the Vision of Downtown Laguna Beach Future

Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) History

1983: DSP Need Recognized by the City with adoption of the Land Use Element of the General Plan

1989: The Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) approved

2000: DSP Comprehensive Amendment
(included the expansion of the Plan boundary to the Boys and Girls Club on Laguna Canyon Road and the creation of the Civic Art District.) 

Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) 2019 Key Updates

Permitting Requirements to Incentivize or Limit Certain Land Uses in Downtown Laguna Beach

Housing Diversity

Housing Affordability

Development Standards Flexibility

Urban Design Framework

Urban Design Guidelines

The Arts District Branding

Development Standards Updating

For additional information please contact Wendy Jung, Senior Planner at (949) 497-0321 or wjung@lagunabeachcity.net

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.