Irvine-based developer SARES REGIS Group held a groundbreaking yesterday for three apartment communities in Downtown Long Beach.  See renderings of each, courtesy of architecture firm Studio One Eleven.

The Alamitos

The six-story building at 1st Street and Alamitos Avenue began heavy construction last month.  The completed project will feature 136 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments - ranging between 660 square feet and 1,620 square feet - above 2,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Completion is expected in early 2019.

The Pacific

The Pacific, located at 3rd Street and Pacific Avenue, will consist of a seven-story building feature 163 residential units.  Plans call for townhouses along its ground floor, as well as studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, of which 17 will be set aside for moderate income residents.

Construction is expected to begin next month and finish by summer 2019.

The Linden

The Linden, which was first revealed in April, is slated for the corner of 4th Street and Linden Avenue. Plans call for 49 one- and two-bedroom apartments - ranging between 700 squar efeet and 1,570 square feet - above 2,500 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

Construction begins this month and is expected to wrap up in early 2019.

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Senior Affordable Housing Coming to Santa Monica

Three-story development planned on 14th Street.

The Community Corporation of Santa Monica is pursuing the development of a new senior affordable housing complex just south of the 10 Freeway.

The proposed three-story edifice, slated for a 15,000-square-foot site at 1820 14th Street, would replace a series of smaller commercial buildings with 39 apartments reserved for low-income seniors.  Plans also call for a ground-floor community room, a laundry facility, a library, and one level of underground p