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New Master Plan For Long Beach's Failed Tesla Motors Site

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One of the county's "last remaining open industrial areas" has a new master plan, reports the Long Beach Press-Telegram. Earlier this week, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to approve a revised version of the Douglas Aircraft Planned Development District, which will pave the way for new commercial, residential, and industrial uses at the former site of a Boeing manufacturing plant in Long Beach. The 261 acre site, which sits roughly between Conant Street, Lakewood Boulevard, Faculty Avenue, and the north side of Long Beach City College's Carson St. campus, is the former home of an aerospace and production campus that includes a shuttered hangar where Boeing manufactured 717s until 2006. It's also the site where Tesla Motors once considered putting its auto manufacturing plant. Amy Bodek, director of development services for Long Beach, tells the P-T that possible uses enabled by the new master plan "include indoor storage, communication services, indoor manufacturing uses, outdoor storage, port-related uses and entertainment production uses, such as movie and television studios." The plan also ensures new landscaping on the site's south side, as well as "roadway and intersection improvements."
· Revised Douglas Park plan gets OK [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
· Douglas Aircraft Planned Development District [City of Long Beach]