Thursday, May 30, 2024

Urbanism & Development

Tour the oil islands, step inside historical homes, and more: Long Beach Architecture Week 2024 arrives

From celebrating the 100th birthday of Downtown Long Beach's historic Cooper Arms building to having a tour of the T.H.U.M.S. Islands, Long Beach Architecture Week is taking 2024 by the foundation with a slew of events for everyone's inner lover of architecture, spatial history, and Long Beach appreciation.

Beach Streets to return in Fall with entirely new route in North Long Beach

After fear that not a single Beach Streets event would happen in 2024 at all due to a lack of funding, city officials have formally cleared the way for Beach Streets Uptown to move forward in the fall.

1.5-acre Downtown lot sold; developer to break ground on 272-unit Jefferson Long Beach project

And it will be called Jefferson Long Beach: Mosaic—the massive retail-meets-soon-to-come-residential complex in Downtown Long Beach between 3rd and 6th Streets and Long Beach Boulevard and Pine Avenue—has sold one of its two property lots slated for residential to JPI, the Dallas-SoCal focused developer with over 380 community developments under their belt.

Streets surrounding Colorado Lagoon project to reopen by end of year, weather permitting

The $32.5M Colorado Lagoon project—set to bring a new tidal flow channel between Colorado Lagoon and Marine Stadium that hasn't been seen since the 1960s—is the city's largest infrastructure project currently under construction and has caused a complete diversion of East Long Beach traffic.

189-unit Inkwell Long Beach development in downtown to welcome tenants May 1

The Inkwell Long Beach residential complex—formerly dubbed the Broadstone Promenade when the project was entitled nearly five years ago—will officially be welcoming tenants.

The Fairmont Breakers in Long Beach to open in fall; multiple food and bar spaces (like The Sky Room) included

The Fairmont Breakers—taking over the historic building that lines the southern end of Ocean between Collins Way and Locust Avenue—has what many are hoping to be an official opening date after many opening announcements that failed to follow through: Fall of 2024.

Crews breaks ground on the CSULB La Playa Hall housing development, part of larger campus master plan

Future 49ers rejoice: The CSULB La Playa Hall development—a 424-bed residential complex being constructed near Parking Lot G4 just west of the College of Business—has officially broke ground, clearing the way for formal construction to begin in June of 2024.

Roller rink, basketball court take shape for Junipero Beach Sports Court in Long Beach

Two years in the making, the Junipero Beach Sports Court broke ground and construction already sees the formation of its new roller rink and basketball court.

Renderings show off future, renovated CSULB Student Union breaking ground in 2026

The future of the CSULB Student Union—or more formally, the University Student Union building—looks bright as renderings show off what the space will look like following its groundbreaking in the summer of 2026.

These massive Long Beach development projects will alter our skyline, vibe—or both

2024 and the following handful of years might prove tangibly influential in Long Beach development—from how our skyline looks to how our entire vibe feels, be it skyscrapers or bridges, parks or beachside projects.