Meet the Community Development Department

Director: Gayle Borchard, 360-642-4421,

Building Inspector: Matt Bonney, 360-642-4421,


Long Beach Planning Commission

Commissioners: Wellington Marsh (Chair), Curtis Epping, Kathleen Graham, William Stidham, Thomas Werner and Tina McGuire. We currently have a vacant position on the Planning Commission. Please contact Director Borchard, should you have interest in that position. Commission vacancies are filled by the Mayor.

The Commission meets every second Tuesday of the month, 7 pm at City Hall. City Hall is ADA compliant. Applications must be submitted by the last business day of the month to be scheduled for the next Commission meeting. Planning Commission 2015 Calendar


Change for Good  (click picture to open gallery)

Change for Good is a program of the Mayor’s implemented by the Community Development Department, whereby  recognition is given to an idea, a person, or a thing that changes the lives of people in Long Beach for the better. If you would like to make a nomination for a Change for Good recognition, please send Gayle an e-mail at her address, shown above.

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Long Beach 2015 Land Use Amendments

The City is currently considering amendments to its Building, Unified Development, Zoning , and Critical Areas codes. If you have questions about this annual process, or would like to provide comments in writing to be considered for the docket, please contact us:

Gayle Borchard, Community Development Director
City of Long Beach
115 Bolstad West; PO Box 310
Long Beach, Washington 98631


Fact Sheets About Planning Topics

The following fact sheets address a number of issues about which we frequently receive questions.


Comprehensive Plan

 Zoning Map


Design Review

Design Review is a no-fee process that applies to all signs; it also applies to development projects and major exterior remodels in certain locations.  If you have design review questions, please contact Gayle at the phone number or e-mail address shown above.


Project Applications

If you are seeking approval of a development project, a plat or a  boundary line adjustment, a variance, or a conditional or special use permit,complete  the following Development Approval Application. Depending on site or nearby conditions, you may also need to complete an environmental checklist and/or a critical areas checklist.  A fee or fees will apply, depending on your project or permit type.


Building Details and Other Information

The links below address common building and structural design issues.


Development Guidelines For Public Works Standards

These are the standards that public infrastructure must meet: streets, sewers, drainage, etc.

Below are details and diagrams for development and public works projects.