Yup: the largest city in North America took one of the biggest policy-driven steps ever made by eliminating parking minimums on development projects, freeing up red-tape-bound costs ...On July 21, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: an example of a granny flat built-out in a backyard.
I had talked about granny flats one year ago this month, noting a set of bills being ...On July 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos courtesy of Jay Shells.
He’s hit the streets of Long Beach and LA. NYC and Hotlanta. Philly and Inglewood. Hell, the man has even traveled ...On July 6, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Graphics and additional reporting by Baktaash Sorkhabi.
Ultimately, Jane Jacob’s was an activist as much as she was an intellectual powerhouse when it came to her unique examination of urbanism—and that ...On June 9, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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Renderings courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo below by Brian Addison.
The new Gerald Desmond Bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects ...On June 8, 2017 / By Brian Addison
We’re having a bus issue—and by that, I mean that the region is seeing a decline in bus ridership. And it’s prompting Metro to take a look ...On June 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Oh thank the gods, Long Beach is deciding to return the talks back to focusing on the rundown Broadway corridor, a street in dire need of better sidewalks, ...On May 4, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Data and charts courtesy of UCI.
When it comes to contemporary development, “mixed-use” and, especially if the structure is in an urban center, “transit-oriented” are the ...On May 4, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Renderings courtesy of City of Long Beach.
When you travel to a new city, how do you find your way around? When you’re in your city but within an ...On April 20, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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Following outreach meetings that began last summer and went through to ...On February 24, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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When it was announced that Bixby Knolls in Long Beach would be the home of SteelCraft—a foodie heaven made of ...On February 3, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Sean Warner/DLBA.
In its glory days, the intersection of Pine and Ocean in DTLB was bustling. At its peak—which is sadly in the 1920s and 30s—Pine & Ocean ...On September 24, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
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Monday, August 31, 2015: Developers of the in-construction Current Tower, which surpassed its halfway mark this past July, have officially announced at the $70M, 17-story residential ...On August 31, 2015 / By Brian Addison