New high-rise towers and a potential redevelopment of the city's largest undeveloped site were among 75 projects detailed yesterday at a development forum led by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia.

The presentation, called "Building a Better Long Beach," notes that more than $3.5 billion in new developments are currently under construction in Los Angeles County's second largest city, including 5,000 new residential units.  Here are a handful of the proposed projects on the table, including a new high-rise complex that would create the city's tallest building:


A proposed four-story development with 56 condos and 40 hotel rooms at 2010 E. Ocean Boulevard.

Uptown Commons

A proposed 93,230-square-foot retail center atcross a full block at 6600 Atlantic Avenue.

Long Beach Garden Condominums

Slated for a site at 1570-1598 Long Beach Boulevard, the project would consist of a four-story building featuring 36 condominiums and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

1405 Lewis Avenue

The adaptive reuse of a vacant building at Lewis Avenue and New York Street as "20 artists studios with residential lofts."


The Long Beach-based software company is planning a three-story office building at 3435-3459 Long Beach Boulevard featuring 104,000 square feet of space for its new headquarters.

2400 Long Beach Boulevard


A proposed five-story development featuring a 145-unit transitional residential care facility with 5,622 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.

1814 Pine Avenue

A proposed three-story building featuring 24 residential untis and 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

469 West Apartments

Slated for a property at 469 W. Pacific Coast Highway, the project calls for the construction of a three-story building featuring 55 residential units reserved for currently homeless persons.

Anaheim and Walnut

The proposed five-story development at 1500 E. Anaheim Street would contain 88 affordable housing units in addition to office space and an on-site health clinic.


The project, slated for a property at 1401 Long Beach Boulevard would offer 69 market rate and 73 affordable apartments within a six-story building.

Long Beach Professional Building

The landmark mid-rise structure at 117 E. 8th Street is being transformed into 49 apartments for seniors.

825 E. 7th Street

A proposed five-story development featuring 19 residential units.

320 Alamitos Avenue

A seven-story building would rise at 320 Alamitos Avenue, featuring 77 market-rate apartments.

Ocean View Tower

The nine-story building at 200 W. Ocean Boulevard, formerly a Verizon facility, is being converted into 94 residential units with ground-floor retail space.  Completion is expected in early 2020.

1101 Long Beach Boulevard

A proposed eight-story buidling containing 120 apartments and 6,000 square feet of street-level commercial space.

Locust Long Beach Apartments

The project at 1112 Locust Avenue would consist of a seven-story building containing 97 residential units.

507 N. Pacific Avenue

A proposed mixed-use project featuring 134 condominiums and 7,000 square feet of street-level commercial space.

Broadway & Promenade

The proposed development, located at 127-135 Broadway, calls for the construction of a mid-rise structure faturing 172 residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

125 Long Beach Boulevard

Plans call for an eight-story building containing 218 residential units and 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

110 Pine Avenue Hotel

The former Security Pacific National Bank building is being transformed into a 189-room hotel.

Golden Shore

An eight-story building at 1-11 Golden Shore would feature 750 residential units and 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

Shoreline Gateway

The 35-story tower, the future tallest building in Long Beach, is expected to break ground next month.  Plans call for 315 residential units and 6,700 square feet of ground-floor commercial uses.

3rd & Pacific

The project would feature a 23-story tower and a mid-rise building at 131 W. 3rd Street.  A full buildout of the project would include 366 apartments and ground-floor retail space.

Developer Ensemble Real Estate has brought on Portland-based architect Ankrom Moisan to design the project.

600 Broadway

Perhaps the biggest announcement from the event was that Trammell Crow Residential has purchased a parking lot adjacent to the Long Beach World Trade Center, and plans to construct a mixed-use high-rise complex on the property.  Although exact plans are still being fleshed out, the proposal currently calls for six buildings featuring up to 694 residential units.  This includes a 40-story tower - designed by Studio One Eleven - which would become the tallest building in Long Beach. 

"The Elephant Lot"

The City of Long Beach will also look to update its specific plan for the area locted south of Ocean Boulevard, which includes the city's largest undeveloped site: the so-called "elephant lot." Currently surface parking, the property is a vestige of a former Ringling Bros. circus that used to occupy a substantial portion of the waterfront.