Nearly one year after we last stopped by, construction is in the home stretch for Onni East Village, Vancouver-based Onni Group's first mixed-use development in Downtown Long Beach.

Aerial view looking eastIBI Group

Spanning half of a city block at 200 Long Beach Boulevard, the project flanks the rebuilt shell of the former Acres of Books building with a new 23-story high-rise along 3rd Street to the north and a seven-story podium-type building facing Broadway to the south. Plans now call for 400 apartments, built in a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, as well as a 32-room extended stay hotel under Onni's Level brand.

According to a leasing website, rents for Onni East Village range from $2,858 per month for a 709-square-foot one-bedroom unit to more than $15,000 per month for a 1,690-square-foot three-bedroom dwelling with a 1,692-square-foot outdoor terrace

At ground-level, the complex will include 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, with a two-level, 501-car subterranean parking garage located below. The Acres of Books Building, a Long Beach historic landmark, is slated to reopen as a 9,300-square-foot food hall.

Aerial view looking southeastIBI Group

IBI Group group is listed as the architect of record for the project, which includes a 252-foot-tall high-rise that now ranks as one of the tallest buildings in Long Beach. The tower and the adjacent podium-type building wrap a central courtyard, which opens to the street. Resident amenities include a theater room, a pool deck, a gym, and co-working space.

Onni Group, which broke ground on the Broadway Block in late 2019, retooled earlier entitlements secured by the Ratkovich Group, expanding the total number of apartments within the project by 32 units. Those units have since been converted into the aforementioned Level hotel rooms.

While this may be Onni's first Long Beach project, East Village will not be its last. In 2022, the Canadian developer paid $67.9 million to acquire the Marina Shores shopping center on Pacific Coast Highway, and has since initial plans to build 670 apartments on the property.

Broadway Block project siteGoogle Maps