A housing and resource center for homeless individuals in North Long Beach originally slated to open earlier this month was set back. The project is now on track to be operational in September.
The two residential towers would add much needed housing to the Downtown area, with each of the structures proposed to be about 115-feet tall.
As for who’s renting these pricier Downtown apartments, trends have shown a rise in single, college-educated workers who live alone.
The gated community has been undergoing a capital improvement program over the past few years which included improvements to water and sewer lines, street lights, storm drains, roadways and the electrical infrastructure of the community.
The Long Beach Media Collaborative—a partnership among the Press-Telegram, Long Beach Post, Long Beach Business Journal, and the Grunion Gazette—has undertaken a project to analyze how the city arrived at this moment, where housing is one of the defining problems of the era, and where it should go from here.
Senate Bill 50 could strip local municipalities of some of its controls regarding land use as a means to boost construction of housing.
Housing advocates and property owners packed the council chambers Tuesday night as the controversial plan was scrutinized by the public, and the council, for nearly six hours.
Long Beach will consider an ordinance that would require owners of rental buildings with four or more units to pay relocation assistance to qualified displaced renters.
The city this week bought its own property: a vacant building in North Long Beach that once served as a longtime neighborhood library, and last winter, housed the homeless as an emergency shelter.