Building A Better Long Beach: The Final Piece Of The Douglas Park PuzzleRelease Date: 2019-10-21
By Brandon Richardson
For nearly a decade, development has been ongoing at Douglas Park, a 261-acre commercial park consisting of light industrial buildings, offices, hotels and retail. The bulk of development was completed by Sares-Regis Group, which sold off some small parcels to other developers. Signal Hill-based 2H Construction completed a 36,000-square-foot building at 3849 McGowen St. in late 2017 and, on December 1, will complete construction on its second Douglas Park project at 3815 Bayer Ave.
“[Douglas Park] was a great development to re-energize the city,” 2H President and CEO Sean Hitchcock said, noting that inner-city areas don’t often have large parcels of developable land become available. “It gave [developers] the opportunity to . . . create a brand new vibe – places to work and distribution centers and food places.”
2H broke ground on the $5 million, 22,000-square-foot office and warehouse space in January of this year. Unusually heavy rains delayed the project about three months, Hitchcock noted.
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