The western gateway to Downtown Long Beach could be getting a new look.

In February, an application was filed with Long Beach Development Services seeking approvals for a new mixed-use residential project at 1 Golden Shore - the large site along the southerly side of Ocean Avenue as it crosses the Los Angeles River. Proposed plans call for the construction of a new eight-story building which would feature 493 dwellings above 2,040 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The more than 500,000-square-foot development would also include nearly 35,000 square feet of open space, and 642 parking stalls located in one above-grade level and a two-level subterranean garage.

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An inclusionary housing ordinance adopted by the City of Long Beach would require that a portion of those new apartments be set aside for rent at below market rates.

A rendering of the project posted by Development Services depicts a contemporary apartment complex named Ocean Village. Images show an exterior of teal and white, with a glass tower element rising at the corner of Ocean and Golden Shore. Cantilevered balconies line the exterior of the building, and a landscaped plaza sits at street level.

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The project site is one element of a larger set of properties along Golden Shore which were the subject of a 2009 master plan which could have permitted multiple high-rise buildings featuring more than 1,300 homes. That entire complex was reportedly put on the market in January, according to The Real Deal, which also reported that the property was under development by the Michael Anthony Group.

While the plan for 1 Golden Shore may not remake the Long Beach skyline, another project on Downtown's westside is primed to make an impact. Developer Trammell Crow Residential announced last year that it intends to start work in 2023 on the Westside Gateway development, which would bring 756 apartments to a site just north of the Long Beach World Trade Center. That complex would feature multiple buildings, punctuated by a 30-story high-rise.

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