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


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Laguna Beach
Document Title
Downtown Specific Plan Update (LCP 19-4482 and ZOA 19-4483)
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
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
Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Laguna Beach - Community Development
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Local Coastal Program & Zoning Ordinance Amendment)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Hydrology/Water Quality, Population/Housing, Public Services, Vegetation


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