Another large-scale housing development has been given a green light in Long Beach.
The Planning Commission unanimously approved a six-story, 75-unit residential project at its meeting Thursday. The project site, 923 and 927 Long Beach Blvd., comprises two adjacent lots on the west side of Long Beach Boulevard between Ninth and 10th streets.
At 76 feet tall, it falls far below the 150-foot maximum height required for new construction in the area. It will measure 110 feet in width and 150 feet in depth, with no setback from the street at the currently vacant 16,500-square-foot project site.
Units will be split between studio, one and two-bedroom units, with four of those units being designated for low-income housing as part of the conditions for approval. Among the 75 total units, there will be 11 studio and two-bedroom units each, with the remaining 53 designated as one-bedroom units.
Current plans show that the four affordable units will consist of three one-bedrooms and one studio, but Commissioner Jane Templin said during Thursday’s meeting that the mix of affordable unit offerings should be more balanced, likely meaning a two-bedroom unit should be included. City staff said they would look into that idea.
Plans for the project include three levels of subterranean parking that will have 104 spots for the building. Bike storage and charging for electric vehicles will also be provided, as city regulations require.
The first floor will have five units alongside a lobby, meeting room, fitness room and laundry room. Floors two through six will each have 14 units each, and the second floor will have an open courtyard at its center alongside its units. The 1,159-square-foot courtyard will include a play area for kids, and residents can also enjoy the outdoors on a 1,650-square-foot rooftop deck.
The building itself will include a modern glass facade and a design that maximizes natural light coming into the building. A stone veneer will also be built along with balconies on some units to add depth to the flat building design.