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Renderings courtesy of Rockefeller Partners
One of the groups behind The Current in DTLB, Rockefeller Partners, has released uninspiring renderings—joining the countless other developments that lack both boldness and interest—of a proposed seven-story structure set to house 120 units along the west side of Long Beach Blvd. just south of 12 St. Reminder: this is just a proposal that has yet to be entitled by facing the Planning Commission let alone approved by City Council.
Set to take demolish a two-story structure along with a handful of one-story structures, the new complex at 1105 Long Beach Blvd. will occupy roughly 108,343 sq. ft. with commercial ground floor space on the first two floors.
While it remains unclear if any of the units will be affordable nor how much or how little they will cater to parking considering the Blue Line nearby, according to Rockefeller, the “architectural façade is purposeful in its treatment” (?) of the “three different types of unit designs” that include studios as well as one- and two-bedroom units.
“Each unit type has its own distinct architectural language. The corner 2-bedroom units are horizontally oriented to reflect the horizontal movement of the nearby LB Blue Line train. The 1-bedroom units are identified by a vertical frame,’ and create vertical movement that excites the public retail courtyard, as well as the 12th St. façade. Studio units are identified by large blocks of light and dark material, which create a strong graphic pattern and level of visual interest.”