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Could Long Beach's 4th+Linden Be a Successful Recession Development?

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[After images via Studio One Eleven]

Would you believe that Black Flag's Greg Ginn once used this place as a cat rescue compound? How things have changed at the former home of Ginn's SST Records, now known as 4th+Linden. Studio One Eleven adaptively reused a warehouse at the site in Long Beach's East Village Arts District, "remov[ing] the effects of past insensitive remodels," and turning it into three buildings with eight office condos. According to the District Weekly, five of the units have been sold, and at a panel discussion last night, the developer and architect tried to explain the success. Because the project was adaptive reuse, the budget could be kept low (under $1 million), and it could be completed quickly. Developer Jan van Dijs has also done other adaptive reuse work in Long Beach, including at the Art Theatre and the Ebell Club. And van Dijs told the audience last night, "This building was just sufficiently bad enough that nobody could see the value," which we'll assume means it was picked up on the cheap.
· Studio One Eleven [Official Site]
· DOING THE NUMBERS [District Weekly]
· LB's East Village Arts District's Cool Cred: Punk, Cats, Adaptive Re-Use [Curbed LA]


E. 4th St. and Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA