Co-developers Ledcor Properties, Anderson Pacific, LLC, Qualico, and Lantower Residential are nearing a milestone at the Shoreline Gateway tower in Downtown Long Beach.

Construction of the 35-story building, located at the northwest corner of Ocean Boulevard and Alamitos Avenue, has nearly reached the building's peak height of 417 feet above street level.  The tower, which has been planned for more than a decade, will be the tallest structure in Long Beach upon completion.

The modern concrete-frame building, which is designed by Studio One ElevenCarrier Johnson + Culture, and Relm, will feature 315 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments and 6,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space upon completion.  Renderings depict a glass-glad tower with amenity decks at the roof level and on a small podium structure facing the northern property line.

Construction is on place to wrap up in 2021.

Shoreline Gateway is a sister development to the adjacent Current apartment tower, which was built by the same project team.  The two high-rise structures will share a pedestrian plaza over a vacated portion of Lime Street.

The tower's reign as the high point in the Long Beach skyline may be short lived, however.  On the opposite site of Downtown, Trammell Crow Residential is planning multiple high-rise towers as part of its Westside Gateway development - including a 40-story, 426-foot-tall building.