A general summary of development codes and ordinances can be found on the Planning Division's Zoning/Development Regulations page. The pages below describe recent ordinances or other regulation changes affecting development in Manhattan Beach.
Bulk/Volume and Mansionization - Including mergers, small home minor exceptions, open space, etc.
Flood Zones/Maps - Relating to flood hazard insurance
Tree Ordinance - For protected trees on private residential property
Planning/Zoning and Public Works "Green" Code Amendments - Ordinances Numbers 2146 (PDF) and 2147 (PDF) became effective August 4, 2011
General Plan Housing Element - Recent updates to the City of Manhattan Beach Housing Element have been completed, and are continuing..
Toilet Retrofit (PDF) - Ordinance 2138, effective January 21, 2011, requires upgrades at time of home sales.