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Alamitos Bay Parking & Circulation Master Plan 

Alamitos Bay has been a popular destination for locals and visitors alike since it opened in the 1950s. Recent renovations and new businesses have sparked even more success for the area, including an investment of $105 million to upgrade the marina and exciting new real estate development. This success has resulted in an increased demand for parking during certain days and times, and the need for pedestrian and bicycle improvements along Alamitos Bay. The City of Long Beach and its partners are working to continually enhance mobility in the area by maximizing the number of parking spaces and improving the design and circulation of the parking lots and adjacent areas. To achieve these goals, the City is developing the Alamitos Bay Parking and Circulation Master Plan (Master Plan). The development of the Master Plan will include analysis from parking and circulation experts and significant community and stakeholder engagement.

Several pilot programs have been implemented to determine what types of initiatives improve mobility in the area. Based on the results of these pilot programs, the initiatives may become recommendations in the Master Plan. The Master Plan may include improvements such as a free shuttle service, a seasonal valet program, increased security and parking enforcement, and additional parking spaces. The improvements resulting from this plan will greatly enhance the experience of those visiting the area, including businesses, employees, customers, boat owners, neighboring residents, and other members of the public who are visiting this great community asset.


May 23, 2019 - Marine Advisory Commission Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the Marine Advisory Commission Meeting (MAC) held on May 23, 2019, regarding the Alamitos Bay Parking and Circulation Master Plan (Plan). We appreciate your comments and feedback as this information will help inform the development of the Plan. We are working with City staff and our parking consultants to formulate responses to each of the inquiries and comments received. Responses to questions received at the meeting will be posted to this webpage within the next few weeks.  This meeting was a kickoff to the process for collecting feedback and there will be significant outreach by City staff and our consultants over the coming months. Once we have completed the draft Plan later this summer, a follow up MAC meeting will be scheduled where questions can be addressed, and feedback solicited related to the draft Plan.


Conceptual Plan Commencement

Summer 2018

Stakeholder Review of Conceptual Plan

Summer 2018

Implementation of Parking Study

Fall/Winter 2018


Project objective: 
Add 100 surface parking spaces
Project start date: November 20, 2018
Projected completion date: December 21, 2018

Construction Updates and Milestones

December 18, 2018

  • Asphalt installation has been completed
  • Installation of surface sealer is also now complete
  • Stripping of the parking lot will begin soon!

December 4, 2018

  • The removal of worn asphalt pavement has commenced, including both Basin entrances
  • Installation of new concrete sidewalk for pedestrian use on Marina Drive has been completed
  • Soil Compaction and irrigation system in the new green space is now complete

November 20, 2018

  • Security fencing has been installed 
  • Trenching has been completed
  • Soil compaction is underway
August 10, 2018
  • To increase safety and security, the Parks, Recreation and Marine Department authorized over-time funding for additional Marine Patrol Officers and staff on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Cost analysis is underway for a proposal to add security gate installation and infrastructure associated with such a system.
  • A customer survey was recently sent out to all Alamitos Bay Marina boat owners to assess interest in security gates and a camera system.
  •  Pilot projects that are currently being explored include the installation of removable access chains at gangway entries.

For any questions about Alamitos Bay Parking & Circulation Master Plan, please contact Jose Luis Fierros, Project Manager, at (562) 570-5385 or Jose.Fierros@longbeach.gov