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Land Development Code Updates in Process

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 City Planning Department monitors and continually updates the code to simplify and streamline the permitting processes, assure compliance with state and federal regulations, eliminate unnecessary barriers, redundancies and contradictions, and align policy with the City's climate, equity, and housing goals.

For questions about LDC updates, please email

2024 Land Development Code Update

The 2024 LDC Update contains 94 Items. There are 67 Citywide amendments and 27 Downtown amendments. 

The draft 2024 LDC Update is now available for review and public comment.

2024 Citywide Amendments

2024 LDC Update - Citywide List 1.25.24 Draft

2024 LDC Update - Citywide Code Language 1.25.24 Draft 

2024 Downtown Amendments

2024 LDC Update - Downtown List 1.25.24 Draft

2024 LDC Update - Downtown Code Language 1.25.24 Draft 

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Comment on the Draft Documents

We value your input. Comments on the draft 2024 LDC Update can be submitted here

Public Workshops

Two public workshops were held in February and March to gather input and answer questions on the 2024 LDC Update. Identical information was presented at both workshops.

  • Workshop - Virtual

        Thursday, February 29, 2024

        12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

        Virtual Meeting 

        2024 LDC Update Virtual Workshop PowerPoint 2.29.24

        Virtual Workshop Recording (passcode: ^$E6sKej)  

  • Workshop - In Person    

         Monday, March 11, 2024

         6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

         City Heights/Weingart Library

         3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, CA 92105

         2024 LDC Update In Person Workshop PowerPoint 3.11.24

Current Single-Issue Updates

The Housing Policy team processes single-issue updates and amendments to the LDC as needed. Single-issue updates may be processed separately from a comprehensive code update for various reasons, including time sensitivity and/or complexity.

There are no single-issue LDC updates currently in process at this time. 

Planning for the Next LDC Update

If you want to submit a code amendment request for the next LDC update, the submission portal is open until June 30, 2024. Please visit the Code Update Request webpage to submit your idea.