Four councilmembers are proposing sweeping reforms of city’s Building and Safety Bureau in hopes of ending crippling permit delays.
One local contractor said he won’t do business in Long Beach anymore because it takes too long to secure permits for basic projects.
Improvements will include lighting, median and parkway landscaping and hardscape, pavement enhancements, signage, and striped crosswalk treatments.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on development projects throughout Long Beach—stalling out some in the planning phase, delaying ongoing construction and, in some cases, forcing developers to bow out. But despite the challenges, there are more than 60 projects at various phases citywide.
Construction continues on multiple developments across Long Beach, but the coronavirus pandemic has delayed or put many projects on hold—and even caused at least one prominent project, a student housing tower, to be scrapped.
If you thought the Cherry Beach area renovations couldn’t get any better or more extensive, the City of Long Beach has begun making major repairs and improvements to the Junipero Avenue Beach Parking Lot, just south of Ocean Boulevard and below the park.
Following months of construction, Bluff Park is re-opening today for public use, according to a statement from the City of Long Beach.
It’s been nearly four years and frustrated drivers have long lamented the seemingly endless construction at the 405 connectors between Long Beach and Orange County. Now, the light is at the end of the offramp as the $277M West County Connectors Project nears completion.
The Port of Long Beach will soon commence a face lift of West Anaheim Street that will among other things, improve the road’s surface, upgrade technology and beautify the streetscape.
As part of an extensive sting operation spanning seven separate locations throughout the state, investigators from the Contractors State License Board performed a “Blitz” operation which resulted in the arrests of 79 suspected unlicensed contractors last week, including 15 in Long Beach.