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Local Coastal Program and Zone Code Update

In September 2015, the Carlsbad City Council approved a comprehensive update to the city’s General Plan. This approval followed an extensive citywide community visioning process, Envision Carlsbad, and for the first time, the plan included adoption of a Climate Action Plan

Now that the General Plan has been adopted, the city needs to update the city’s Local Coastal Program and Zoning Ordinance to make them consistent with the community vision and the updated General Plan. These updates also provide an opportunity to modernize the documents and make them more user-friendly.    

As part of the Local Coastal Program update, the city received grants from the state to identify the local impacts associated with long-term sea level rise and to develop strategies to deal with them.

Because of the overlap in these planning efforts, the city is approaching these as one project, implemented in three overlapping phases:

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For more information, contact planning@carlsbadca.gov.