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Long Beach’s newest residential development—located on the eastern edge of DTLB’s boundary at 1st and Alamitos—will be facing the Planning Commission come next Thursday as the Sares-Regis Group presents their site review for approval.
The 136-unit complex will stand at seven stories—something we admit would love to see higher but are happy to see not at the stubby level of other developments—and take over three current parcels—say au revoir to dancing at the Dragon—while effectively vacating a small portion of Alta Way and Olive Avenue. Units will range from 650 sq. ft. to 1,739 sq. ft., with 10 studio units, 101 one-bedroom units, and 25 two-bedroom units.
Two common spaces—one on the third story facing westward and one on the roof—will be accessible to residents along with common indoor areas.
Facing Alamitos on its east side will be the project’s highest reach in height while, when facing the southern and western sides, will be lowered to allow neighbors to feel less dwarfed. The aforementioned third-story outdoor courtyard, according to the proposal, will help accommodate this sensation.
Ground-level commercial space will be along both 1st Street and Alamitos with a corner roof deck above the retail space to further activate pedestrian interest.
For those concerned, yes, there will be parking: 170 parking spaces will be created for the complex, part on the first floor and a subterranean garage as well.