Downtown Specific Plan Update (LCP 19-4482 and ZOA 19-4483)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Laguna Beach, City of (City of Laguna Beach)
Document Title
Downtown Specific Plan Update (LCP 19-4482 and ZOA 19-4483)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
City of Laguna Beach - Community Development
Present Land Use
Downtown Specific Plan Area/Central Business District (CBD)

Document Description
The purpose of the Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) is to provide policy direction and implementation measures that serve to guide growth, design and development standards in Downtown Laguna Beach, with the primary objective to preserve and enhance the unique character of the Downtown. The DSP coordinates and is consistent with the City’s General Plan. The DSP provides a framework for policies, urban design and land use to be considered and acted upon in a comprehensive, coordinated manner for a range of topics related to the Downtown. The proposed project consists of the adoption and implementation of the DSP, Local Coastal Program and Zoning Ordinance Amendments. The updated Specific Plan is a policy- and regulatory-level document that does not include any development proposals; and therefore, it would not directly result in physical environmental effects. This Specific Plan is the most current update, culminating from a multi-year process that included extensive public outreach and comprehensive review of urban design and land use issues. The revisions to the goals, including the specific policies, guidelines and standards within the document support an overall vision for the future of the Downtown.

Contact Information
Wendy Jung
City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone : (949) 497-0321


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
Downtown Specific Plan Area
Parcel #
Downtown Specific Plan Area
State Highways
1 and 133
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Local Coastal Program & Zoning Ordinance Amendment)
Local Action
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Population/Housing Balance Public Services Vegetation Water Supply
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Transportation, District 12


Environmental Document
DSP Update Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal (State Clearinghouse)   PDF 18 K Laguna Beach DSP Update IS-ND Final (10-21-19)   PDF 674 K Laguna Beach DSP Update NOI-ND (10-21-19) for Distribution List   PDF 97 K
NOC   PDF 769 K
State Comments
2019109065_Caltrans_12-ORA-2019-01254 - Downtown Specific Plan Update   PDF 409 K 2019109065_CDFW_pdf Downtown SpecificPlan Update Laguna Bch   PDF 699 K

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