A surface parking lot on the outskirts of Downtown Long Beach could be razed and redeveloped with affordable housing, according to a notice distributed in late June by the City of Long Beach.

The property, located at 300 Alamitos Avenue, spans the eastern side of that street between 3rd Street to the south and 4th Street to the north. Plans call for the construction of the removal of the existing asphalt parking lot, as well as fences, gates, and walls, followed by the construction of a new five-story building featuring 82 apartments above 32 parking spaces. The building would also feature open space above the podium on the second floor.

According to the notice, the apartments would include 81 units of senior affordable housing and one unit for an on-site manager.

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City records list the applicant behind the project as Mercy Housing California.

The new development, which would rise a few blocks north of Long Beach's new tallest tower - the 35-story Shoreline Gateway development - is not the first proposal for this site. Previously, a seven-story market-rate development with 77 residential units was proposed for the property.

Mercy Housing California, the developer, is no stranger to Long Beach. The non-profit firm is currently building a similar senior housing complex at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

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