At its meeting on September 20, the Long Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to consider a proposal to construct a mixed-use development near the Blue Line's Anaheim Street Station.

Pacific Property Partners, on behalf of owner Leeward Capital of Long Beach, LLC, intends to replace several small commercial buildings at 1101-1157 Long Beach Boulevard with an eight-story structure featuring 120 residential units above 4,997 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and parking for 151 vehicles.  Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom dwellings, as well as amenities such as a courtyard and a swimming pool.

Rockefeller Kempel Architects is designing the proposed 87-foot-tall building, which would mask its three levels of at- or above-grade parking with habitable space along its street frontages.  Plans call for an exterior of mostly cement and stucco.

A staff report to the Planning Commission recommends approval of the project, which is called 1105 Long Beach.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2019, according to website of Plus Development, which is entitling the property.

The market-rate development is located just south of the Beacon, a 160-unit affordable housing complex that is now under construction.