Public hearing on possible zoning map change in Long Beach
A public hearing is being held at Long Beach City Hall tonight regarding a possible zoning map change.
Planning commission officials say the purpose of the proposed change is to promote “uniformed development” in the area.
The change is to amend the official zoning map to create a mixed use overlay district starting at the north intersection of Highway 90 and the southwest city limit line.
The area includes residents who live south of the railroad tracks on Markham Drive. They tell News 25 the zoning change brings the possibility of unwanted commercial businesses in their neighborhood. Long Beach resident David Reed said, “Even though we live in a residential neighborhood with R1 zoning, that C2 zoning can take precedent. Any lot or any parcel south of the tracks could be used for commercial purposes. If you can put together enough properties then suddenly we may have apartments, we may have high density anything allowed in commercial beachfront category could go into these lots.”
The hearing will take place tonight at Long Beach City Hall at 5:30 p.m.