The site of a shuttered coffee shop in Downtown Long Beach is up for redevelopment with a high-rise apartment building, according to an application now being reviewed by the city's Planning Bureau.

The proposed project, which would rise from a parcel located at 615 E. Ocean Boulevard, is described as a 21-story tower which would feature 203 residential units. Automated parking would be provided for residents in above- and below-grade levels. Project entitlements would include density bonus incentives, allowing relief from certain zoning regulations in exchange for the provision of affordable housing.

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In addition to housing, the high-rise would include multiple common areas for residents, including space at the ground-floor, the 14th and 15th floors, and a rooftop pool deck.

City records list the project applicant as WPH Holdings, while ownership data indicates the site is controlled by 615 E. Ocean Boulevard, LLC. The land last sold in June 2021 for approximately $6.2 million.

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A rendering for the project was recently included in a social media post advertising an episode of the CivitasLA podcast discussing development in Downtown Long Beach. Studio One Eleven is designing the proposed tower.

The 615 Ocean development joins a small, but growing number of new high-rise developments taking shape in L.A. County's second largest city. The project site sits just west of Shoreline Gateway, a recently-completed 35-story tower that now ranks as the tallest building in Long Beach. Construction is also in the final stages for a new high-rise from Vancouver-based developer Onni Group at the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard.