A pair of cameras perched atop's high above Ocean Boulevard offer a bird's eye perspective on the $520-million rebuild of the Long Beach Civic Center.

Work kicked off earlier this year at the southwest corner of the 16-acre project site, which will become home to dual 11-story buildings that will become the new Long Beach City Hall and headquarters for the Port of Long Beach.  Both of the mid-rise structures were designed by global architecture firm SOM.

The second of the two cameras faces northwest, where the project includes a revamp of aging Lincoln Park and the construction of a new facility for the Long Beach Main Public Library.

Developer Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners may also pursue the construction of mixed-use buildings elsewhere within the Civic Center at a later date.  The team, which is a joint venture between the Plenary Group and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, could build a hotel and housing for up to 1,000 people in buildings of up to 36 stories in height.

Still image from Long Beach Civic Center construction camera (Image: OxBlue)
Still image from Long Beach Civic Center construction camera (Image: OxBlue)
Aerial rendering of the new Long Beach Civic Center (Image: PECP)

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Senior Affordable Housing Opens Near Orange County's Great Park

The two-building development features 157 apartments.

Developers Related California and FivePoint have opened a new affordable housing complex near Irvine's Great Park.  The project, called Luxaira, features 157 residential units catering to low-income seniors.  It is the second senior affordable development to be built in the Great Park neighborhoods by Related, FivePoint, and collaborator RCC Charitage.  To date, more than 500 affordable housing units have been built around the park in four separate projects.