A new development of townhome-style condominiums is slated to replace a surface parking lot in Long Beach's Rose Park neighborhood, per an item recently considered by the City's Planning Commission.

The collection of townhomes, slated to rise from a roughly .78-acre property at the southeast corner of 7th Street and Dawson Avenue, are described in a staff report as one of only a handful of new developments proposed outside of Long Beach's Downtown core, as well as a member of an even smaller group of for-sale housing projects citywide. 

Project Verve, the Long Beach-based firm behind the project, is planning a series of three-story buildings containing 23 dwellings, as well as a private park for use by residents.  The proposed townhomes would range between 1,351 and 1,902 square feet in size, each featuring three bedrooms above a two-car garage.

Summa Architecture is designing the townhomes, which would include rooftop decks and railed balconies.  All units along the western and northern property lines would include street-facing entrances, while vehicular access would be provided through gated driveways.

Additional covenanted parking would be provided in a nearby surface lot across Dawson Avenue.

Construction of the townhome development is contingent on the approval of a general plan amendment and a vesting tentative tract map by the City of Long Beach.

The Long Beach Post reports that the project was approved by the Planning Commission, and will next be considered by the Long Beach City Council.