This Long Beach councilmember actually wants to talk bluntly about homelessness—including focusing on those teetering toward it and finding more ways to solve it

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
Photo by Brian Addison. At least someone with the power to change was paying attention to an important document hidden within the nightmarish Land Use Element (LUE) conversation. Amidst NIMBY-ish screams and shouts, practically no one paid attention to an...
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Road work continues on massive overhaul of Broadway corridor in Long Beach

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: workers begin construction on Broadway at Falcon. Over a year after the announcement that the Broadway Corridor between Junipero and Alamitos Avenues would be receiving a massive and much-needed overhaul, work has formally begun...
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How Long Beach Birthed the LA Brewpub—and with It, an Independent Beer Revolution That Is More Important (and Ethical) than Ever

by    in Food, Opinion
This piece is in conjunction with the upcoming Foodways Summit, a partnership between Long Beach Fresh and Longbeachize. The summit will not only be examining food’s positive side—physical and spiritual sustenance, community, and human connection—but also its political side by way...
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When a Condemned House in California Sells for $1.23M, We’re Choosing to Create a Rich Man’s Land & Prompt Displacement

by    in Opinion, Out & About, Streets & Urban Design
Interested in the affordable housing conversation? Click here for our full archives. **** Above: a photo of the condemned Fremont home that sold for over a million dollars in March of 2018. Perched on the façade of 3239 Bruce...
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The Alamitos Beach Parking Issue in Long Beach: How We Got Here and What We Need to Do

by    in Opinion, Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design
Longbeachize welcomes contributions from locals across the city. To submit guest column ideas, send an email, pitch, and partial copy to: [email protected] **** Photo above by Brian Addison. Photos below by Christopher Hassler Parking in Alamitos Beach doesn’t cost...
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After Years of Attempted Sales, a Potential Buyer Eyes Gay Dance Club Ripples and Reveals Ambitious Renderings for Re-Haul

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design
Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of Ultra-Unit Architectural Studio. Following attempt after attempt to either lease or sell the building, gay dance club Ripples and its...
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Wilmington, Long Beach’s Neighbor, Is Planning a $75M+ Industrial Waterfront Transformation—And That’s Excellent News for Our City and Culture

by    in Opinion, Parks & Public Real Estate, Streets & Urban Design
Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in and around the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of the Port of Los Angeles. Above: the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade. There’s more to the Wilmington Waterfront Promenade/Avalon Promenade...
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Set to Lease 18-Acre Site on Terminal Island to Build His Big Falcon Rocket

by    in Opinion, Out & About
Rendering courtesy of SpaceX. Whether you’re in SoCal or Silicon Valley, there is a generic weariness with which the majority of humans approach the very small number of humans that have vast amounts of wealth attached to tech. Elon...
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