If you’re looking for 93 acres of industrial land, Boeing Co. would like to chat.
The site adjacent the Long Beach Airport includes the 1.1 million-square-foot assembly building where thousands of workers built C-17s for the U.S. Air Force. The property does not have a listed asking price.
The city is currently working on its Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan to bring new businesses and quality jobs back the site and surrounding corridors.
The city plan, funded in part with a $3.9 million grant from U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment, would create a “twenty-first century employment district” that would revitalize Cherry Avenue as a unifying corridor.
The city recently wrapped up a series of community workshops to gain feedback from the public on what they’d like to see for the corridor. Suggestions included pedestrian-friendly retailers, safety improvements for streets, protection for existing businesses and sufficient parking.
Christopher Koontz, planning bureau manager for Development Services, said the city is looking forward to working with Boeing and any future owner of this property to bring new investment into the area.
“The sale of the former C-17 manufacturing site marks the end of an important chapter in the City’s great aerospace manufacturing history, and marks the beginning of the City’s next exciting chapter of leadership, innovation, and economic opportunity in the region and beyond,” John Keisler, director of the Economic Development Department said in a statement.
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