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Code Updates in Progress

Watercolor SkylineThe Land Development Code (LDC) contains regulations for the development and use of property including zoning, subdivisions and other related land use activities.  The Planning Department monitors and continually updates the code to simplify and streamline the permitting processes, assure compliance with state and federal regulations, and eliminate unnecessary barriers, redundancies and contradictions. 

Information regarding comprehensive and single-issue LDC updates that are currently in process and managed by the Housing Policy team can be found here. Since 2020, comprehensive LDC updates have been processed annually and named by processing year (i.e. 2020 and 2021) rather than update number (i.e. 13th Update). Please check back for updated content as the amendments move through the hearing process. 

2023 Annual Comprehensive Code Update

Planning Department staff is currently accepting suggestions for the 2023 LDC Update. Visit the Requests for Code Updates webpage to submit your idea. 

Although the City takes the public’s ideas on a rolling basis, San Diegans must submit their suggestions by April 30, 2023, to be considered in this year’s annual code update. Proposals could also be considered in other future updates.  

Fill out the "Sign Up for Updates" form below to receive emails on the 2023 LDC Update.

Current Single-Issue Updates

The Housing Policy team processes single-issue updates and amendments to the Land Development Code (LDC) on an as-needed basis. Single-issue updates may be processed separately from a comprehensive code update for a variety of reasons, including time sensitivity and/or complexity. There are no single-issue LDC updates currently in process at this time. 


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