PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
333 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

6/22/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:062218C
Subject:
Community and Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan Workshop
Contact:
Jacqueline Medina
Long Beach Development Services
562.570.3827
Jacqueline.Medina@longbeach.gov





The City of Long Beach is preparing the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan, and the community and stakeholders are invited to participate and provide input. This significant effort will guide the development of the land use plan for the Cherry Avenue corridor, including the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site, and the surrounding commercial and industrial areas.

“This is a unique opportunity for the City to strengthen the economy and support workforce growth as we plan the transition of the former Boeing C-17 manufacturing site,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “It’s vital for the community to join the conversation and shape the vision for the Cherry Avenue corridor.”

The public is invited to attend the second of three community and stakeholder interactive workshops on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Charles Evans Hughes Middle School Cafeteria, 3846 California Ave. The event will feature an interactive presentation on the preliminary plan, and offer opportunities for attendees to review and provide input on the initial concept draft for the Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan document.   

In 2015, the City Council approved a $3.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment grant for the C-17 Transition Master Plan. Implementation efforts for the grant include developing a comprehensive transition plan for the closure of the Boeing C-17 production facilities, its workforce, and businesses within the region’s manufacturing cluster. 

To learn more about the proposed Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan and view project boundaries, the public can visit: www.lbds.info/GMCSP. To RSVP to attend the upcoming workshop, those interested can go to: bit.ly/2JylHXB. For additional information about the event, inquiries can be directed to Scott Kinsey at Scott.Kinsey@longbeach.gov, or Craig Chalfant at Craig.Chalfant@longbeach.gov or (562) 570-6194.

About the City of Long Beach

Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Long Beach Development Services

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