The Community Development Department is involved in many aspects of community development and improvement and city governance.
City of Hermosa Beach General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan (PLAN Hermosa):
The City of Hermosa Beach recently completed updates to the General Plan including the Coastal Land Use Plan, as required by law. It is intended to serve as a blueprint for future development. Below are links to the relevant documents:
- Adopted General Plan/Coastal Land Use Plan - PLAN Hermosa: In August 2017, the City of Hermosa Beach completed a comprehensive update to the City's General Plan and Coastal Land Use Plan - integrated into one document.
Protecting the integrity of historic resources in Hermosa Beach is one way the community can distinguish itself from ‘everywhere USA.’ The City's historic resources preservation program encourages protection of historically significant structures or sites: Historic Resources Resources Map
The City's General Plan Housing Element provides an overview and guides housing programs development, emphasizing affordable and special needs housing, removal of governmental constraints to housing development, and equal access to housing. The Housing Element must be updated periodically on a schedule set forth by state law.
- General Plan Housing Element (adopted)
- Hermosa Beach Housing Sites inventory: This inventory identifies sites that may be appropriate for development of housing. The sites inventory does not limit redevelopment of other sites. Sites Inventory, 2009
- The City has adopted a Reasonable Accommodation for Disability Ordinance.
The City does not manage Section 8 or other affordable housing. Contact the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.