The city said in a statement that it would now seek approval from the California Coastal Commission, which had expressed some misgivings about the project given its proximity to the coast and rising sea levels.
The Belmont Pool replacement project moved one step closer toward completion last night after the Long Beach City Council voted to deny several challenges to the environmental impact report (EIR) on grounds that it would negatively impact local wildlife, it did not take into account the impacts of sea level rise and that the project served to only benefit one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods.
Tonight’s scheduled meeting of the Long Beach Planning Commission will go on as scheduled, however, the discussion that was set to determine the fate of the Belmont Plaza Pool Project’s final environmental impact report has been postponed.
Nearly two years after it was shuttered due to earthquake safety concerns, a new and improved Belmont Pool may finally be becoming a reality.
Councilmember Susie Price is inviting the public to the closing ceremony for the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on Sunday, October 26 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. Bring memories, photos, trophies, medals and other memorabilia, and spend the afternoon paying tribute to this icon of the Long Beach shoreline.