Mixed-use center key to Long Beach redevelopment

November 01, 2008 |

Newport Beach, Calif.-based developer CT Realty Corp. has opened Pacifica, a four-story, 62-unit condominium project that sits atop 5,300 sf of ground-floor retail and one level of subterranean parking. A public-private venture with the City of Long Beach Redevelopment Agency, the mixed-use development is a vital piece of the city's Promenade District Redevelopment Area, a transit-oriented development along the Los Angeles Metro Blue Line light-rail line that connects Long Beach to Los Angeles.

Pacifica's residential component offers a wide range of floor plans and configurations to appeal to young singles and couples, first-time buyers, and former suburbanites who are ready to experience urban living. Condos are available in one-, two-, and three-bedroom plans configured as single-floor lofts and two-story townhomes.

Withee Malcolm Architects, Torrance, Calif., looked to create an “ocean-close urban experience” with a contemporary, civic exterior. The design, which incorporates a blue/gray palette and a mix of materials, takes cues from the ships and cargo containers in the nearby harbor.

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