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Fresh off the completion of the Current, a $70-million apartment tower in Downtown Long Beach, a team of developers is moving forward with plans for an even larger building on an adjacent property.

As reported by Longbeachize, the long-awaited final phase of the Shoreline Gateway development will seek the approval of the Long Beach Planning Commission this coming Thursday.  The proposed 35-story building, planned for a half-acre lot at Alamito Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, would consist of a 35-story building featuring 315 residential units, approximately 6,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 458 parking spaces on five underground levels.

Plans call for a mixture of studios, one-and-two-bedroom apartments and lofts, ranging from 500 square feet to nearly 2,100 square feet in size.  The project would provide amenities such as a gym, a community garden and a swimming pool, as well as a shared plaza with the Current.

The proposed tower, designed by Rockefeller Partners Architects, would rise 417 feet, making it the tallest building in Long Beach.  The current titleholder, One World Trade Center, peaks just shy of 400 feet above street level.

As with the Current, the Shoreline Gateway East tower is being developed by a joint venture between AndersonPacific, LLC; Ledcor Properties Inc.; and Qualico Developments, Inc.  A timeline for the proposed building is unclear.

The Shoreline Gateway development dates back more than ten years, starting out as a three-tower project before being refined to its current form.

Rendering of Shoreline Gateway East (Image: Shoreline Development Partners via Longbeachize)
Rendering of Shoreline Gateway East (Image: Shoreline Development Partners via Longbeachize)
Shoreline Gateway East site, highlighted in red (Image: Google Maps)

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