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The City of Long Beach has taken a step forward with a proposed complete streets makeover for Broadway, with the release of the draft mitigated negative declaration for the project.

The project is highlighted by calls for two-way protected bike lanes along Broadway between Alamitos and Temple Avenues.  This would be achieved by repaving and restriping Broadway to reduce the number of bi-directional vehicular travel lanes from two to one, leaving one lane of parking on either side of the road as a buffer between motorists and cyclists.

Construction could also result in the loss of several street trees and the relocation of a handful of bus stops.

The environmental analysis imagines an opening date for the Broadway protected bike lanes in 2020.

Image via City of Long Beach
Image via City of Long Beach

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Live/Work Development Underway in Frogtown

The four-story building is designed by Kevin Tsai Architecture.
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A small live/work development is making slow-but-steady progress in Frogtown.

The project, located on Eads Street between Blake Avenue and the Los Angeles River, will consist of a four-story edifice featuring eight dwelling units above a street-level coffee shop.