On February 6, the Long Beach City Council moved to approve plans for a new high-rise apartment building in the city's Downtown core.

The project, proposed by WPH Holdings, would rise from a property located at 615 E. Ocean Boulevard. Plans call for the construction of a 21-story tower featuring 203 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 261 vehicles in an automated garage.

View looking southeastStudio One Eleven

The approval by the City Council includes new development incentives through Long Beach's "enhanced density bonus," which allows a larger structure than would typically be permitted on the site by zoning rules. In exchange, WPH will be required to set aside 13 of the new apartments as deed-restricted affordable housing at the very low-income level.

Studio One Eleven is designing 615 Ocean, which would stand approximately 257 feet in height, and incorporated resident amenities such as outdoor decks, a rooftop pool, a fitness center, lounge rooms, and a club room. Balconies are planned for roughly one third of the apartments.

615 E Ocean BoulevardGoogle Maps

The 615 Ocean development would rise from a property located just west of Shoreline Gateway, a 35-story tower completed in 2022 that now ranks as the tallest building in Long Beach. Construction was also completed last year for a new high-rise from Vancouver-based developer Onni Group at the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard.

WPH Holdings, outside of its proposed high-rise in Long Beach, is behind plans for several new affordable housing developments in the City of Los Angeles.

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