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Building a Better Long Beach

The City announced at its Building a Better Long Beach presentation, held Tuesday, September 24, 2019, that new development and construction activity continues to thrive, with work underway or nearing completion for several major projects. The mid-day event, which took place at Beverly O’Neill Theater (300 E. Ocean Blvd.), drew an audience of hundreds of community representatives including business leaders, real estate specialists, land developers, and local architects. 

“Developers are investing in Long Beach with over 4,000 new housing and new commercial developments, families are investing in Long Beach by moving into our city, and 2,000 new businesses are investing and opening in Long Beach every year,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Long Beach continues to be a city on the move, and there’s so much still to come.”

More than a dozen high-profile projects that have been recently completed around the City were showcased, including the revitalized Long Beach Civic Center, with the new City Hall, Port of Long Beach Administration Building and Billie Jean King Main Library. Among the other finished works presented were: The Linden and Oceanaire mixed-used projects; the Long Beach Exchange retail center; the Riverdale housing development; and Trademark Brewing, a craft beer company located in a restored auto repair shop.

The Mayor noted that altogether there has been $3.5 billion in construction activity in process or underway around the City during this fiscal year, including the new Gerald Desmond Bridge, the Middle Harbor Terminal redevelopment, Shoreline Gateway mixed-use project and the Technology Park build-out for Prologis. The Breakers and Ocean Center, historic landmark buildings located Downtown, are undergoing a complete renovation. Read more