A long-vacant parcel in Midtown Long Beach is up for redevelopment with apartments, according to an item scheduled for review at the October 5 meeting of the Long Beach Planning Commission.

The property, located at 2515 Atlantic Avenue, is a triangular-shaped parcel just south of Willow Street that is shaped by the former right-of-way of Pacific Electric Railway's Newport-Balboa Line. GLB Properties, a Los Angeles-based development firm, is seeking city approvals for the construction of a new six-story building on the site, which would feature 160 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 74 vehicles.

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GLB is seeking the approval of density bonus incentives by the Planning Commission in order to build a larger structure than originally envisioned under zoning rules. In exchange, 20 of the proposed apartments would be set aside for rent by very low-income households.

Studio T-Square 2 is designing the project, named 2515 Atlantic for its address. The apartment complex is portrayed in renderings as a contemporary podium-type building, with a shifted mass used to create space for amenity. Plans call for an exterior of smooth finish stucco and aluminum, colored white, gray, and orange.

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A staff report recommends approval of the project.

The project is the latest in a recent string of Studio T-Square-designed projects in Long Beach, following the under-construction Broadstone Promenade complex in Downtown, as well as two projects from Ensemble Real Estate.

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