Long Beach Experiencing Development On A Scale Not Seen In Over A DecadeRelease Date: 2019-03-11
By: Brandon Richardson
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With thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial real estate under construction or in the pipeline, Long Beach is experiencing a level of development not seen in over a decade, according to city staff.
“There is a really broad range of development throughout the city, but a lot of it is focused in the downtown,” Linda Tatum, director of Long Beach Development Services, explained. “We have a very business-friendly mayor and city council that realize the benefit of new development and what it brings to the city and their long-term vision. They’re trying to . . . move Long Beach out of the shadows of being a second thought to the City of Los Angeles in terms of the quality of development and the quality of life in this community.”
In 2019 alone, weather permitting, 1,421 residential units are expected to come to market, according to city staff. An additional 5,233 residential units are under construction, approved or proposed throughout the city.
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