810 Pine Ave – These are Downtown’s biggest pending developments

Long Beach Post

March 1, 2019

As Long Beach’s physical space is becoming seemingly altered by the month, the brunt of that development is unquestionably in Downtown. While a large portion of that development is either already under construction—from multi-family developments like OceanAire to the creation of what will soon be the city’s tallest building, Shoreline Gateway—or approved to move forward—like the massive Broadway Block development—there are still projects that haven’t quite scored the entitlement needed to go forth with construction.

Surely, Long Beach loves renderings of things that, at best, show a dream more than anything. (Hey there, Queen Mary Island. Oh, hello, Port Disney.) But the projects mentioned here aren’t necessarily pipe dreams and represent viable developments that—whether you like it or not—will alter the landscape and skyline of Downtown.

810 Pine Ave.

The 10-story senior living proposal—with two stories created on rooftop for larger units—at 810 Pine Avenue could be home to 78 units on a plot that is only a third of an acre, creating a dense development that will have definitively lowered costs for its 300 to 600 square-feet units. Additionally, 70 parking spaces will be attached to the building.

Perhaps most refreshing is the fact that the design is one of the more welcoming proposals (especially considering the recent slew of other developments that lack both boldness and interest).

Clean lines with a perforated metal panel-clad façade, design firm KTGY claims that healthy use of glazing “creates a light-filled atmosphere” while two areas—a street level “grand lobby” and second level outdoor terrace—will provide tenants with ample social space.