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Old January 31st, 2006, 10:44 PM   #1
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Long Beach - High Rise Proposals!

Many developers proposing on an intersection (3 Parcels) in Downtown Long Beach (Broadway and Long Beach Blvd) attended a community event where they displayed their projects. I snapped some pictures for you to see the interest in Long Beach:

Toll Brothers (City Living)

Art Exchange Block:

The site located on the north east corner of long Beach blvd and Broadway will be developed with an electic mix of art-focused uses to compliment the 40,000 square foot Art Exchange. The project will incorporate a 200 mixed-use podium style building with an average residential unit size of 1,206 sqare feet with 24,010 square feet of retail at the first ploor. many of the residential units will include live/work artist loft spaces. The development will contain 400 assigned residential parking spaces, 80 art exchange parking spaces, and 72 retail parking spaces.

The proposal also includes a 150 room boutique hotel on the southwest corner of the block. The boutique hotel may contain a video art veil utilized for cultural and community events to be held on the 20,000 square foot outdoor public plaza. All buildings and uses will be compatible with Art Exchange

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Block:

This site is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Blvd. The highlight of the site is the 42-story high rise residential tower with 628 units with an average unit size of 1,232 square feet located on the northeast corner of the site. The top floor of the tower will contain a restaurant club offering expansive views of Southern California and specifically the Long Beach waterfront.

The development will include 2,464 assigned residential parking spaces, 350 MTA parking spaces, and 74 retail parking spaces to serve the 24,634 square feet of retail. The parking structure core will be surrounded by mixed-use retail, commercial and residential units.

The top of the parking deck will feature walk-up townhome residential units and an amenity deck providing residential facilities. There is also an additional 240 ft, 21 story residential tower located to the south of the main tower. Improvements will also include the preservation of the historic American Hotel Building facade.

City Hall East Block:

This site is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Blvd. The project will incorporate a 32 story, high rise residential tower with 377 units with an average unit size of 1,306 square feet located on the northwest corner of the site.

The development will include 754 assigned residential parking spaces and 108 retail parking spaces to serve the 54,050 square feet of retail and a small upscale supermarket. The top of the parking deck will feature walk-up townhome residential units and an amenity deck privding resident facilities.

Lennar (The Boulevard)

Key Points:
  • Connectivity to East Village and Downtwon
  • New Higher Quality Retail: Mix of National and Local retailers
  • Activation and Revitalization of the Neighborhood
  • A 40,000 SF Art Exchange Building - Fully Funded by Lennar
  • Public Gathering Spaces
  • Transit Oritented Development
  • 350 MTA Parking Spaces
  • Designed to be Compatible with the Surrounding Neighborhood
  • Historic Preservation of American Hotel and Acres of Books
  • Opertunities for Integration of Existing Local Businesses
  • Responsive to Community Interests
  • Maximum Financial Return to City and RDA
  • Approximatley 120,000 SF of ground floor retail
  • 1,062 for sale homes

Entire Project "The Boulevard"


City Hall East Block:


Looking North on Long Beach Blvd from 1st Street


Metropolitan Transportation Authority Block:
36 Story Tower


Looking East on Broadway - American Hotel on Right


Art Exchange Block:

Looking North on Long Beach Blvd - Acres of Books in center


Williams & Dame (Art Exchange Site Only)

Three Buildings along Elm and Broadway are 7 stories. Two buildings along 3rd & Long Beach are 10 and 19 stories, respectively.


The Arts Center is a sustainalbe place where artists, residents and visitors can come together and experience open space, gallaries, exhibitions, dining, shopping and living.



The Related Companies (MTA Site Only)
Approximatley 1 Million square feet including structured parking (1,218 parking spaces) retail live/work space (serving the neighborhood) and residential condominiums (454) units. The residential component is comprised of two towers and a podium structure, each with different housing type in order to appeal to a broad range of buyers.

Tower "One" is a 22 story loft condominium building with relatively narrow and deep units, in an open-plan type arrangement with high celings. Units range in size from 730 to 2,500 sq. ft. Tower "Two" is a 14 story soft-loft condominium building with units ranging in size from 750 to 2,500 sq. ft. The podium structure will be activated by live/work units, many with street access and units ranging in size from 960 to 1,900 sq ft. Other than proper signage at street level, the parking garage will not be visible from the street.





Grand Prix Place

MTA Block:
A 20 story loft-style new residential tower, almost 12,000 sf of street level retail and restaurant opportunties and a 350 stal parking structure designed to service the needs of the MTA. This tower will integrate the restored facade of the American Hotel and wil be used to define a welcoming landscaped courthard which will serve as the front door to the new East Village Tower.




City Hall East Block:

10 Story Adaptive Reuse of existing City Hall East Building:


New on Left, Reuse on the Right:
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Old February 1st, 2006, 12:47 AM   #2
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This one looks great:

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Old February 1st, 2006, 02:12 AM   #3
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Cool, some pretty cool projects for Long Beach.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:52 AM   #4
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Very nice! It's about time more talls were in DT LB.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 05:55 AM   #5
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wow looks very nice
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 06:07 AM   #6
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yes it does, i love LB, itīll make it better than it already is
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:55 AM   #7
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Condo complex planned
By Don Jergler, Staff writer



Proposed downtown towersLONG BEACH — A high-powered development team that includes the brother of Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn offered the first public look Wednesday at plans to build the city's two tallest buildings, one soaring 55 stories.

The $1 billion sail-shaped development of three residential buildings would yield roughly 1,300 upscale condominiums on the parking lot behind the World Trade Center.

"We wanted to do something over the edge spectacular," said development team member George Medak, who has brought several large-scale projects to downtown. "We're looking for a 'Wow' factor here."

Molasky Pacific California LLC purchased a 5.6-acre parcel at the southeast corner of Broadway and Golden Avenue a parking lot used by the Hilton Long Beach Hotel and World Trade Center for $18 million in March 2005.

Molasky acknowledged the development proposal in May 2005, but Wednesday was the first time developers elaborated on those plans, including the possible widening of Broadway.

The high-powered Molasky team includes Kenneth Wynn, who has overseen development on several of brother Steve Wynn's Las Vegas casinos, and two developers of other high-profile residential projects on Ocean Camden at Harbor View developer Peter Cossavella and Medak, developer of Aqua.

Plans call for a seven-story building, along with towers of 45 stories and 55 stories standing at 500 feet and 600 feet respectively. Both towers would loom above the World Trade Center, the city's tallest building at 397 feet.

"It's the tallest residential project proposed in recent memory," said Suzanne Frick, director of Long Beach planning and building. "The city's vision is to increase heights and densities, particularly in that area."

The taller western tower would be curved like a wind-filled sail and have a stepped-up architecture rising on its outer portion to 35 stories. The shorter tower's outer portion would extend to 25 stories.

The project's shape and slender construction are purposefully reminiscent of sails, and the generous amount of glass and metal in the buildings would give them a shimmering effect resembling water, said Todd Pilgreen, the principal designer of the project and vice president of Venice-based Jerde Partnership.

Jerde designed some of Wynn's best known Las Vegas properties, including the Bellagio, Wynn and Fremont Street Experience, as well as Horton Plaza in San Diego and South Coast Plaza in Orange County.

"Long Beach is based around the water and sailing and shipping," Pilgreen said. "And the site itself is kind of the gateway into Long Beach."

A 3,500-space parking structure would be part of the smallest seven-story building, which would have two levels underground. The three buildings would be attached via a walkway, and the project would include 10,000 square feet of retail space.

"It's a vertical village," Pilgreen said.

The two towers would have gardens carved into their sides, providing visual architectural relief and functional gardens for residents. Plans call for between six and eight gardens total in both towers, about 30 feet wide of varying heights up to six stories tall. The project would also include a rooftop park.

Individual units would measure between 800 square feet and 1,400 square feet, with penthouses possibly up to 2,500 square feet. Estimated selling prices would start in the $700,000s.

Plans also call for the developer to widen Broadway, enabling more traffic from the Long Beach (710) Freeway.

The Molasky team is the same developer that in May proposed a 40-story tower what would have been the city's tallest building on Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue. The project was scrapped by Molasky following public opposition, particularly from neighbors across the street in the historic Villa Riviera condominiums.

Some of those same people formed a community activist group to scrutinize large-scale developments, and they are citing Medak's Aqua project as an example of a development whose architecture and setbacks are bad for the community.

"I would be concerned about the developer of the Aqua fiasco being responsible for another project," said Bill McKinnon, with www.savelbcskyline.org. "(Aqua) certainly is not an architectural monument to our city."

The developer of the 556-unit, twin-tower Aqua project Medak pushed the project through, but he is not considered its developer requested and received its fourth extension to the construction deadline in December, pushing the project's opening back to spring.

The project at Ocean Boulevard and Elm Avenue has been in the works in one form or another for more than 20 years, and has been beleaguered by setbacks, including a flooding incident in late April 2005, when a sprinkler head discharge caused roughly $2 million in water damage to the interior of the east tower.

McKinnon is also concerned that vehicular traffic brought in by the Molasky project and the widening of Broadway would further congest Pine Avenue and is not in keeping with plans to spruce up Broadway in the East Village Arts District about a mile away.

"The development is contradictory to the objective to reduce traffic on Broadway," he said.

Developers acknowledge potential drawbacks to the Molasky project: A traffic-impact study would be needed to gauge any traffic increase along Broadway, and the towers would cast a shadow over Chavez Elementary School at 730 W. Third St. during fall months for a few hours per day.

Developers plan to initiate an environmental impact report and begin soliciting public opinion in March, and hope to start construction by March 2007. Construction would take more than two years and cost roughly $800 million, developers said. Developers expect condo sales to total $1 billion.

The project would initially funnel more than $2 million per year to Long Beach's general fund coffers in property taxes alone, said Mike Killebrew, the city's finance director.

It would generate up to $2.7 million in fees that would go toward expanding or building new parks, add $1.5 million for traffic improvements, generate up to $5 million in planning permits, and $3.5 million for area schools, he said.

Bringing to downtown more affluent people will help raise the area's average income and make it more attractive to retailers, he said, adding, "The real benefit is having higher income residents."

Don Jergler can be reached at (562) 499-1281.
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Nice projects
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An artist's model of the proposed residential costal development that would be adjacent to the Long Beach World Trade Center. .


An artist rendering of the proposed residential costal development that would be adjacent to the Long Beach World Trade Center .


An artist rendering of the proposed residential costal development that would be adjacent to the Long Beach World Trade Center .


This map shows the intended location of the proposed residential costal development that would be adjacent to the Long Beach World Trade Center .



A view of the Long Beach skyline at night, overlaid with the proposed residential costal development towers, appearing translucent .
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A view of the Long Beach skyline at night, overlaid with the proposed residential costal development towers, appearing translucent .
wow, VERY impressive.
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 03:21 AM   #11
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These photos are from skyscraperpage. Now these are VERY old-these were posted in 2004.




High-Rise Projects


World Trade Center Residential Towers

function: Residential (1,300 units)
location: current surface parkinglot north of World Trade Center & Long Beach Hilton
Tower 1 - floors: 55
Tower 2 - floors: 45

completion: 2009 or 2010
developer: Molasky Pacific California LLC




Shoreline Gateway
function: Residential (310 units)
location: northwest corner of Ocean and Alamitos
Tower 1 - floors: 24
Tower 2 - floors: 21
Tower 3 - floors: 12
completion: 2009
developer: Anderson Pacific LLC




Camden
function: Residential (216 units)
floors: 21
completion: 2007




Edgewater

function: Residential (155 units)
floors: 22
completion: 2007




East Village Arts District Gateway
For the long beach "city hall east site" there are two developers who are proposing two different plans (same site):

"Toll Brothers" is proposing three residential towers:
Tower 1: 42 stories
Tower 2: 38 stories
Tower 3: 21 stories




"Lennar Communities" is proposing three residential towers:
Tower 1: 35-stories
Tower 2: 28-stories
Tower 3: 20-stories




West Ocean Long Beach
function: Residential (246 units)
Tower 1 - floors: 30
Tower 2 - floors: 20
completion: 2007




Press Telegram Lofts
October Five Development is proposing 2 towers:

Tower 1 - 22 Story Tower:


Tower 2 - 20 Story Tower:



Aqua

function: Residential (556 units)
Tower 1 - floors: 18
Tower 2 - floors: 18
architect: EDI Architecture, Inc
completion: 2005




Mid-Rise Projects

The Park at Harbor View
function: Residential (538 units)
Tower 1: floors: 10
Tower 2: floors: 10
architect: ARK Architects
completion: 2005




Long Beach Embassy Suites at The Promenade

function: Hotel (12,500 square feet of retail and 39 units)
floors: 8
completion: 2007




Sierra Suites Hotel
function: Hotel (140 suites)
location: Rainbow Harbor
floors: 7
developer: Diversified Realty
completion: 2007




Low-Rise Projects


Promenade Lofts - Lennar Homes

function: Mixed-use (5,196 square feet of retail and 62 units)
location: southwest corner of 3rd Street & Promenade
floors: 5
completion: 2007




Promenade Walk - The Olson Company

function: Mixed-use (13,000 square feet of retail/shopkeeper and 97 units)
floors: 4
completion: 2006




Promenade Lofts - Lyon Realty Advisors

function: Mixed-use (11,200 square feet of retail and 104 units)
location: southwest corner of Promonade and Broadway
floors: 4
completion: 2007




3rd Street Promenade Lofts - Urban Pacific Builders
function: Mixed-use (30 units)
location: northwest of 3rd Street and Promenade
floors: 7
completion: 2008




CityPlace 4th/Elm Lofts
function: Residential
floors: 4
architect: Paul Essick
completion: 2006






Lofts on 4th
function: Mixed-use (10,000 square feet of retail and 33 units)
floors: 3
architect: ARK Architects
completion: 2005




Broadway Lofts

function: Mixed-use (9,000 sq. ft. ground floor retail space and 48 residential lofts)
location: southeast corner of Broadway & Long Beach Blvd.
floors: 5
Location: 248 E. Broadway (southwest corner of Broadway and Long Beach Blvd.)
completion: 2008




Other Notable Projects

Insurance Exchange Lofts

function: Residential redevelopment (556 units)
location: northeast corner of Promenade and Broadway
floors: 11
architect: EDI Architecture, Inc
completion: 2005




Temple Lofts

function: Residential redevelopment
location: 835 Locust Avenue
developer: Tri-Mark Pacific Homes
floors: 6
completion: Mid-2005




The Pike at Rainbow Harbor

function: Retail/entertainment (369,000 square foot development of retail/restaurant)
location: Rainbow Harbor
completion: 2003




Aquarium of the Pacific

function: education/entertainment (369,000 square foot development of retail/restaurant)
location: Rainbow Harbor
completion: 1998




Cityplace

function: mixed-use (450,000 square feet of retail and 330 units)
location: bounded by 3rd Street, Pine Avenue, 6th Street, and Elm Avenue in Downtown Long

Beach
architect: Jerde Partnership
completion: 2004




Desmond Bridge, Port of Long Beach, CA
Photosimulation of proposed bridge allternatives

CURRENT DESMOND BRIDGE


Cable-Stayed Concrete with Twin Pilon Towers


Cable-Stayed Steel Composite with Diamond Towers


Cable-Stayed Steel Composite with Single Pilon Towers
[img]Cable-Stayed Steel Composite with Single Pilon Towers[/img]

Steel Tied Arch


Cable-Stayed Concrete with Single Pilon Towers




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Great list of projects there. I particularly like the Toll Brothers proposal.
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Yeah, Long Beach will probably add about 13 new towers in the next 4 years
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if they can clean it up they will come. the prices are way better that further north and south and you have lots of freeway access.
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clean what up?
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Westsidelife, although the original post was in 2004, the majority of those photos have been updated over time and up until VERY recent... so to call them VERY OLD... you're wrong.
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Westsidelife, although the original post was in 2004, the majority of those photos have been updated over time and up until VERY recent... so to call them VERY OLD... you're wrong.
good. i like the development in long beach more than dtla! the buildings aren't as tacky.
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I haven't heard of any plans to rebuild the Gerald Desmond Bridge in the Port of Long Beach. When were those proposals made?

Also, does anyone know where that model of Long Beach can be found?
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