The Long Beach City Council is expected to vote on certifying a supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) and approving a site plan review for the Long Beach Civic Center rebuild project in December, according to city officials.
Encompassing four city blocks, the major development project includes building a new city hall, Port of Long Beach headquarters, main library and Lincoln Park in Downtown Long Beach.
The project, being funded through a public-private partnership via an agreement between the city and development team Plenary Edgemoor Civic Partners, will eventually include a mixed-use development with residential and commercial components, including a 30-story residential tower.
The Long Beach Planning Commission at its meeting on November 9 unanimously recommended approval of the project’s SEIR, which city staff explained supplements the EIR approved for the Downtown Plan, a set of planning guidelines approved nearly three years ago that fast-tracks projects in the downtown area.
City staff indicated at the planning commission meeting that designs of the private mixed-use development would likely come back to the planning commission and city council for approvals at a future date.