The Planning Commission on Thursday will consider developing an additional 5.5 acres of unused space west of the park.
The Uptown Commons retail development will be taking over an empty, two-acre lot at 6600 Atlantic Ave. in North Long Beach.
The $84 million project at the southwest corner of Artesia and Paramount Boulevards is just one part of an overall revitalization for the northside.
Two massive North Long Beach projects face more concrete realities this week with the Planning Commission: The Uptown Commons at the northeast corner of Atlantic and Artesia Blvd. and its southern counterpart, The Uptown, at the southwest corner Atlantic and Harding Street, each project seeking entitlement.
Over recent years, Shaheen Sadeghi has developed a new philosophy in approaching communities that center on just that: promoting the local culture itself rather than attempting to import concepts.