Shoreline Gateway East Tower Faces Planning Commission for Approval; Set to Be Tallest Building in Long Beach
Long Beach was beyond excited when the Shoreline Gateway project was taken back off the shelf and brought into reality. Now, the second phase of the project—just after completion of the $70M, 17-story Current tower—will become more tangible as the group developing the new 35-story face the Planning Commission this Thursday to seek formal entitlement for the project.
Initially set to be 221 units with 6,367 sq. ft. of ground floor retail, Shoreline Development Partners are now asking to have their master plan updated 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, which is almost at full occupancy.
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.