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Master Plan / Port Master Plan Update

The Port of Long Beach has embarked on a master planning review to comprehensively update the existing Port Master Plan, which guides development and land uses in one of the world’s leading seaports. The last comprehensive update was certified in 1990.


Port Master Plan Update and Program Environmental Impact Review

The Port of Long Beach is comprehensively updating its Port Master Plan.

The Master Plan covers a Harbor District of nearly 2,700 acres of land and more than 4,500 acres of water. The current Master Plan divides the Harbor District into 10 planning districts and identifies permitted land and water uses.

Port Master Plans are required by the California Coastal Act of 1976. They outline strategic goals, operational initiatives and environmental policies, and evaluate the consistency of future developments and land uses with those goals, initiatives and policies.

The Port Master Plan Update is needed to incorporate years of amendments, and consider changes in the global shipping industry, technological advances, and important factors such as climate change and energy resources consistent with Green Port Policy objectives. The Update will revise the guidelines for public access to the waterfront by reviewing the vision for development of future recreation areas and facilities.

The Update includes the following main tasks:

  • Update the Master Plan and integrate previous amendments
  • Integrate other Port of Long Beach initiatives, such as the Green Port Policy, into the Update
  • Prepare a Program Environmental Impact Report for the Update in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act
  • Gather and integrate public input into the planning and decision-making process

Harbor District map

As part of the Update, the Port of Long Beach will provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback. More information on these opportunities will be provided soon.

Master Plan Update Fact Sheet
Master Plan Update Fact Sheet -- Español

Master Plan Update Schedule

Public Workshop #1 April 4, 2018
Public Workshop #2 Fall 2018
Public Hearing Winter 2019
Program Environmental Impact Report
Draft EIR Scoping Meeting Summer 2018
Draft EIR Public Hearing Winter 2019

View the 1990 Port Master Plan Update here.

For more information on the Port of Long Beach, visit the FAQ page.


Email Updates

For news and notices of community meetings on the Port Master Plan Update, go to www.polb.com/subscribe and choose the Port Master Plan Update list when you sign up.




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