Long Abandoned and a Hidden Gem, East Village Arts Park Hopes to Find New Energy in Downtown Long Beach

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Photos by Jon Cicchetti. Placemaking—the idea that spaces aren’t things people pass by but, rather, things they use and experience—is an art form. And when it comes to Long Beach, it has long struggled in creating long-lasting public, open spaces...
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Gumbiner Park in Downtown Long Beach—the One that Replaced the City’s Most Dangerous Intersection—Scores Award

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Photos by Brian Addison. Gumbiner Park in Downtown Long Beach at 7th and MLK hasn’t just been a huge win for the neighborhood it resides in. It not only replaced one of the city’s most dangerous and crash-prone intersections...
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Draft Plans Revealed for Revialization of Long Beach Stretch of LA River (Bridge Parks and Floating Boardwalks Included)

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Renderings courtesy of Tetra Tech and Perkins+Will. The revitalization of the Los Angeles River is moving forward as, following its creation by State Assemblymember Anthony Rendon nearly two years ago, the Lower LA River Working Group has compiled a draft...
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New Renderings Show How Measure A Will Upgrade Some Parks Across Long Beach

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Renderings courtesy of Long Beach Measure A is the largest infrastructural investment the city’s seen in a generation—something I supported long before nearly 80% of voters approved it last year. And why? The tax initiative that focused on generating...
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What Removing a Freeway in West Long Beach Could Look Like—And Why It Must Happen

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Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of Melendrez. Graphic by Baktaash Sorkhabi. I’ve been talking a lot about park equity and the importance of safe, greener spaces...
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