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Long Beach Builds In 2018; More Developments To Come In New Year

Release Date: 2019-01-04

By: Ashleigh Ruhl

Glance across the city skyline and you can’t miss them: Construction cranes in motion, reshaping Long Beach with more than $5 billion in private and public development underway in 2018 — and more to come in 2019.

While still preserving historic district and landmarks, the city is booming with economic developments that benefit the community and business investors alike, according to Planning Bureau Manager Christopher Koontz.

In 2018, the city issued 12,495 building permits, with a total construction valuation of $506 million. And those permits aren’t isolated in any one part of the city, Koontz noted, highlighting the fact that Downtown, East, North and Central Long Beach all have much to look forward to in terms of modernization.

No one project from 2018 stands out most for Koontz; he said it’s really about the overall development taking shape in Long Beach that each project contributes to.

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