The Spark at Midtown, a 95-unit affordable housing complex, is just the beginning of new development in Central Long BeachRelease Date: 2019-03-20
By: Hayley Munguia
Walking around downtown Long Beach, it’s hard to miss the ubiquitous hard hats, cranes and mid-construction skyscrapers. The neighborhood is without question the epicenter of the city’s development boom — but those investments are crawling northward.
Central Long Beach is the latest home of new development. City and county officials broke ground on Wednesday, March 20, on the Spark at Midtown, a new five-story, 95-unit affordable housing complex — one of 22 new developments in the Central Long Beach area that Mayor Robert Garcia touted in last year’s “Building a Better Long Beach” address.
Seven of the 22 new Central Long Beach projects — including the Spark at Midtown, at 1900 Long Beach Blvd. — will offer affordable housing for residents who earn a fraction of the area’s median income. Another 10 of the 22 projects will provide housing that’s not designated as affordable.
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