The City planning function promotes and enhances the well-being of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses of the City of Seal Beach. Long-range planning is accomplished through the General Plan, which serves as the City’s road map and guides the overall form of the City. More specific development standards are contained in the Zoning Code, which regulates size and height of buildings, as well as specific types of uses and establishes the procedures for development approvals such as Use Permits, Modifications, and Variances. Modifications are minor deviances from Zoning Code standards such as setback encroachments and fences exceeding the height limit.
Depending on the nature of a project, an approval may be issued by the Director of Development Services, the Planning Commission, or the City Council. The Planning Commission is comprised of five residents, one from each District, appointed by the City Council to review matters such as Use Permits, Variances, and higher-level Planning and Zoning decisions. Larger or more complex development projects involving General Plan or zoning amendments, Specific Area Plans, and special issues such as affordable housing are reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council.
American Planning Association (APA)
California Chapter of the American Planning Association (CCAPA)
California Climate Change Portal
California Department of Finance (Demographic & Economic Research)
Orange County Business Council
Notice of Intent to Adopt/Notice of Availability
Mitigated Negative Declaration
Amendment 13-3, Zoning Code Amendment 13-4, and Specific Plan Amendment 13-2
The project includes the adoption
of site-specific General Plan and zoning map amendments along with an amendment
to the Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (BIDS) Specific Plan. These items all
relate to the program implementations adopted in the recently certified
2008-2013 Housing Element.
The Mitigated Negative Declaration
(MND) and supporting materials are available for review during the Public
Comment Period (March 1 through April 2, 2013) online by following the links
below and in person at the following additional locations:
City of Seal Beach Development Services Dept., 211 Eighth Street, Seal
Beach, California 90740.
Mary Wilson Library, 707 Electric Avenue, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Library, 12700 Montecito Drive, Seal Beach,
Leisure World Library (Leisure World residents only), 2300 Beverly Manor
Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Written comments on the MND must be submitted by 5:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to: Jerry Olivera, Senior Planner, City of Seal
Beach, 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, California 90740. Comments may also
be faxed to 562-430-8763 or sent by e-mail to JOlivera@sealbeachca.gov .
NOI – Seal Beach HE 08-14 Implementation Amendments
IS-MND Seal Beach HE 08-14 Implementation Amendments
Planning Projects Under Review
Additional Useful Links