Land Development Code Comprehensive Update

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Welcome!  The County of San Diego is undertaking a comprehensive update of the Land Development Code (LDC or Code), which includes the County’s Zoning Ordinance.  The purpose of the LDC Update is to help implement the General Plan and Community Plans, and to advance the County’s vision to be Healthy, Safe and Thriving.  The LDC Update will also modernize the Code, which hasn’t been comprehensively updated since 1978. Please click on the image below to download the first fact sheet and learn more about the Code Update.

Download Fact Sheet #1:


The LDC Update is led by the County’s Planning & Development Services (PDS) department within the Land Use and Environmental Group. PDS will collaborate with the public, stakeholders, and other departments and agencies through every phase of the update. The process will include public workshops, regular check-ins with the Community Planning and Sponsor Groups, the Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors.

As a first step, a series of four public workshops were held throughout the County in February and March of 2019. Meeting materials are provided below. A summary of input provided during the workshop series will be posted to this webpage soon.  Future public input opportunities will also be posted here.

Public Workshop Series #1 Materials