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On this page you may check out a list of policy projects currently underway, review a list of completed projects, and find information on other pending land use considerations and policy changes.


The City Council will consider extending Urgency Ordinance No. 21-O-2833 at its March 2, 2021 formal meeting. This ordinance prohibits lot line adjustments that would create or expand a lot that crosses the City boundary and results in split-jurisdiction lots.  The staff report for this item may be found here



Mixed Use Overlay Zone Project

The City is currently exploring the creation of a mixed use overlay zone that would allow housing units as an allowed use in some commercial areas of the City.  

To read the Planning Commission public hearing report (June 19, 2020) on the item please click here.  This report contains more information about the proposal as well maps that outline the areas being considered for mixed use overlay zoning. To watch the video of the Planning Commission meeting please click here

To view the public notice regarding the two meetings noted below, please click here


CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING - Continued to November 10 - 1:30 PM

On Tuesday October 13 at 7 PM the City Council held a public hearing to consider the proposed mixed use overlay zone ordinance.  The staff report and video for this item may be viewed here.  


At this meeting, the City Council heard the staff report and considered public comment for the item.  The City Council then closed the public hearing portion of the item and continued the item to its meeting on October 27. 2020 at 7 PM.  On October 27, the item was continued to November 10 at 1:30 PM. Members of the public may submit written comments that will be provided to the City Council via email at on this item.  The City Council will not consider verbal public comment at the November 10, 2020 meeting. 

Informational Community Meeting - October 8

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 the City of Beverly Hills Planning Division hosted an informational community meeting to present an overview of the mixed use ordinance and discuss how the State Density Bonus law could be used in conjunction with the mixed use overlay zone provisions. 


Thank you to all who participated in the Community Meeting! Your questions and comments enabled a robust discussion on this topic.

The presentation slides from the meeting may be viewed and downloaded here. The recording of the meeting may be viewed here.

For more information about Density Bonus regulations, please review the state law hereThis document also summarizes the State Density Bonus regulations.  Please note this document was not produced by the City of Beverly Hills.  



2021 Housing Element Update 

To view the Housing Element Update FAQ, please click here. For important information on this project, please visit WWW.BEVERLYHILLS.ORG/HOUSINGELEMENTUPDATE.


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