Building in city of Lomita:

The zoning code’s objectives are to promote, classify, designate, regulate, restrict, and segregate the highest and best location and use of buildings, structures, and other purposes in appropriate places; to control and limit the height, the number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures that are subsequently designed, erected, or altered; to control and limit population density; to facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities, such as transportation.

The residential zones are designed to serve various life stages and economic brackets within the community by offering a variety of dwelling styles and densities.

The A-1 Agriculture zone is designed to guarantee that some areas of the planning area retain their rural character. Truck farming, field and tree crops, and low-density residential uses are typical uses in this zone.

The R-1 Single-Family Residential Zone was created to preserve and safeguard single-family residential development. Single-family homes, churches, schools, parks, and community buildings are among the principal uses allowed in this zoning district.

The purpose of commercial zones is to create spaces where businesses may operate, where items can be sold and distributed, where services can be provided, where the public can participate in activities, and where other activities are connected to the purpose of the commercial development can take place. The various commercial zones are designed to meet the need for retail spaces ranging in size and make-up, from a neighborhood shopping facility to a major shopping mall. The development guidelines are created to ensure that all business districts may coexist peacefully with any nearby growth.

The C-S-P (Commercial, Service, and Professional) Zone was created to offer locations for the growth of specific commercial and professional offices, services, and associated uses where such uses may efficiently serve the general public.

The C-N (Commercial, Neighborhood) Zone is established to provide for restricted neighborhood commercial needs. Offices for businesses and professionals, as well as a few retail establishments, are allowed. Some provisions permit the creation of appropriate public service facilities and educational institutions. The development guidelines in Zone C-N are intended to safeguard neighboring zones, encourage orderly growth, and prevent the development of local traffic congestion.

The C-G (Commercial, General) Zone was created to meet the needs of local businesses. In this area, there are facilities for very active commercial operations and specialized service providers that need a central position among a sizable metropolitan population. Additionally, this area would allow for the growth of significant financial and administrative centers and wholesale firms that could service the whole region.

The H (Highway) Zone was created to accommodate highway-oriented specific applications.

The C-R (Commercial-Retail) Zone was created to meet the requirements of local retailers. Retail operations and a few small service businesses are permitted in this zone.

The  D-C (Downtown, Commercial) Zone was created to support the redevelopment of the downtown region. This area supports various commercial applications, including shopping, services, and entertainment.

The zoning map is found in the Knowledge Center.


City of Lomita – Planning Department:

The Planning Division is in charge of carrying out City regulations that control how Lomita is physically developed.  Staff members help customers with permit processing daily, examine all development applications for land use/zoning, environmental impact, and design, and ensure that new construction is in line with the General Plan, the city’s long-term strategic plan, and policy document.


City of Lomita – Public Works Department:

The Public Works Department is in charge of maintaining public infrastructure, building new infrastructure, and undertaking initiatives to upgrade already-existing infrastructure. The department also offers the following services:

  • Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Maintaining City Streets and Trees
  • Maintaining Outdoor areas of City Parks
  • Implementing Capital Improvement Projects
  • Issuing Public Works Permits for work in the City’s right of way
  • Contracting services for traffic signal maintenance, street light maintenance, sewer
  • maintenance, street sweeping, traffic engineering, Industrial Waste Discharge program