Friday, July 19, 2024

Urbanism & Development

Long Beach traffic circles? We have more than any other city in the state

Traffic circles aren't quite ubiquitous in Long Beach, but they're around. Riding and walking through the city one encounters circles in neighborhoods rich and poor, new and old.

A Long Beach design district? Downtown wants to create just that—and it deserves one

A Long Beach design district is what is being proposed by architectural firm Studio One Eleven—a worthy cause given the neighborhood's rich cultural attachment to design ideals.

Long Beach Lost: The funky, weird ‘worm in a sock’ that was The Loop in DTLB

Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings—like the former Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, spaces, and cultural happenings that have have largely been erased, including the forgotten tales attached to existing places and things.

Mayor’s Grow Long Beach 2024 lays out future development; Ford Motors opening up R&D shop

Mayor Rex Richardson hosted his Grow Long Beach 2024 event at the Aquarium of the Pacific, coming with big announcements. Spanning an hour-long presentation and covering development, tourism, aerospace, manufacturing, and entertainment, he came with one particularly big announcement: Ford Motors will be moving into town.

The city is waiving Long Beach block party fees (which is cool and culturally important)

Get ready to party—as in Long Beach block party. The city will waive the $100 fee for a neighborhood block party permit application, as well as the cost to rent street barricades, which can cost hosts hundreds of dollars.

2028 Summer Olympics and Long Beach: Your guide to everything being proposed

The 2028 Summer Olympics will be hosted by our neighbor to the north—and it will have massive impacts on Long Beach. Here is your complete guide to what is being proposed, where things are happening, and what improvements (yes, improvements!) are happenin

Alexan West End, Long Beach’s 600-unit residential project, breaks ground

Construction crews have officially begun digging the foundation for the first part of the Alexan West End, the largest residential development proposed for Long Beach.

MacArthur Park in Long Beach readies for its renovation—and why that’s important

The long-planned renovation of MacArthur Park in Central Long Beach took its first tangible step toward fruition after crews broke ground on the space formally this month.

Belmont Shore walking tours to kick off weekly beginning this Saturday

Weekly Belmont Shore walking tours? Yes, yes, and more yes: The Belmont Shore Business Association will be hosting walking tours each Saturday.

26 Point 2, a homeless-focused residential complex, celebrates grand opening in Central Long Beach

26 Point 2, a five-story, 77-unit affordable residential complex at 3590 Pacific Coast Hwy. has officially opened after welcoming residents since December of 2023....