Ten months after breaking ground at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue, construction has gone vertical for an apartment tower billed as the future tallest building in Long Beach.

The Shoreline Gateway development, which replaces a surface parking lot, is being developed by Ledcor Properties, Anderson Pacific, LLC, Qualico, and Lantower Residential.  Plans call for a 35-story building featuring 315 residential units, 6,460 square feet of ground-floor retail space, and five levels of basement parking.

Architecture firms Studio One ElevenCarrier Johnson + Culture, and Relm have worked on the project, which will offer a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans ranging between 580 and 2,480 square feet, as well as two-story penthouse units.  Plans also call for amenities at the third floor and roof level, including a fitness center, a community room, and a swimming pool.

Completion is expected in late 2021.

Shoreline Gateway is a companion to The Current, an adjacent apartment tower which opened in 2016.  The two buildings - which will share a 10,000-square-foot plaza - were initially proposed in 2004.

At 417 feet in height, Shoreline Gateway will narrowly eclipse the Long Beach World Trade Center for the title of the city's tallest building.  However, it may not hold that title for long.  At the opposite side of Downtown Long Beach, developer Trammell Crow Residential has announced plans for a mixed-use project which would include a 40-story, 426-foot-tall tower.