Rendering courtesy of Anderson Pacific LLC. Photo by Baktaash Sorkhabi.
The second phase of one of the largest developments in Long Beach at Ocean and Alamitos will be breaking ground soon—and bring the city its tallest building along with it.
Following completion of the $70M, 17-story Current tower, the footprint of the 35-story East Tower just to the east of Current has fencing up and a construction office to oversee the development as crews excavate asphalt to make way for the groundbreaking.
Initially set to be 221 units with 6,367 sq. ft. of ground floor retail, Shoreline Development Partners updated their plan to build 94 more units and 344 sq. ft. of additional retail space. This would put the Studio One Eleven-designed building—set to be the city’s tallest at 417 feet high, usurping One World Trade Center which currently stands at 397 feet—at 315 residential units and 6,711 sq. ft. of retail space. Additionally, the previously-approved 393 parking spaces will increase to 458 while pushing the subterranean parking garage from two levels deep to five.
Dubbed the East Tower for now, a 10,000 sq. ft. plaza will conjoin it and the recently finished Current.
There will be 11 different types of units including two studio unit designs (ranging in 520 sq. ft. to 500 sq. ft. with a 52 sq. ft. balcony); six one-bedroom unit designs (all with balconies and sq. ft. ranging from 720 to 1,132); and three two-bedroom unit designs (all with balconies and ranging in sq. ft. from 1,032 to 1,176).
Initially, when the project was first unveiled in 2003, the site was to have three towers: a 22-story residential tower at the northwest corner of Ocean and Alamitos Avenue, a 15- to 19-story stepped slab building west Lime Avenue and Ocean, and a 10-story building northeast of the existing Artaban Building. For a rendering of this older project, click here.