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Construction of 32 townhomes in Bixby Knolls takes step forward, renderings released

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Initially announced in 2022, a project set to raze what is currently a commercial space and parking lot in order to construct 32, three-story townhomes at the southwest corner of Orange Avenue and San Antonio Drive in Bixby Knolls took a step forward after the City of Long Beach conducted a study saying the project was viable.

As first reported by Urbanize LA, the proposed site—currently owned the Palos Verdes Estates-based 4501 Orange LP—could demolish two commercial buildings along with a surface lot and empty lot in order to make home for six buildings holding onto 32, three-story townhomes. Garages will be on the ground floor while the two stories above it will creating the living spaces; each will have three bedrooms and two parking spaces.

Led by suburban designer Summa Architecture, known for similar architecture throughout the southland, the project requires a zone alteration since it is currently zoned solely for commercial space; the study acknowledges that the zone change is possible—meaning the project will likely be approved to move forward.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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