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Tomorrow, Century Housing Corporation will join with officials from the City of Long Beach to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Beacn, an affordable housing complex now under construction in Downtown Long Beach.

The two-building development, designed by the Architects Collective, will feature 160 residential units catering to seniors and veterans.

Beacon Place, a seven-story building, will serve low income seniors.  The five-story Beacon Pointe, located next door, will cater to low income and formerly homeless veterans.

Plans also call for on-site supportive services, as well as amenities such as a gym, public plazas and 6,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

The podium-type structures are located at the corner of Long Beach Boulevard and East Anaheim Street, directly across the street from Metro's Blue Line.

Rendering courtesy of the Architects Collective
Image via Google Maps

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The Laguna Niguel Planning Commission has approved a mixed-use development near the city's Metrolink Station.  The joint venture between Blackwood Real Estate and Walbern, located near the intersection of Crown Valley Parkway and Forbes Road, will consist of 100 two- and three-bedroom apartments in a seven-story building.  Plans also call for 2,700 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as a pool courtyard, a fitness center, a private garden, and a sky deck.