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Today, developer Thomas Safran & Associates, Clifford Beers Housing and Long Beach city officials will celebrate the opening of Immanuel Place, a new senior affordable housing complex built into a former church.

Located at 3215 E. 3rd Street, the adaptive reuse project created 24 one-bedroom apartments for low-income seniors, including 15 units for those currently or at risk of becoming homeless.

The repuroposed building - originally known as the Immanuel Church - was built in 1922 for the American Baptist Association.  Architect W. Horace Austin designed the building, which was vacated and purchased by Thomas Safran & Associates in 2012.

The property was recently recognized as one of a handful of affordable housing projects in the pipeline for the City of Long Beach.

Image courtesy of City of Long Beach
Image courtesy of City of Long Beach
Image courtesy of City of Long Beach