A dreary corner of downtown Long Beach Boulevard, across from St. Mary Medical Center, is getting some action--developer AMCAL Multi-Housing (behind the conversion of Boyle Heights's old Linda Vista Hospital) and Urban Village Development Company recently broke ground on Urban Village, a 129-unit, five-story apartment/retail project. Urban Village will offer dainty studios, one- and two-bedrooms, ranging from 565 to 1,100 square feet, when it's finished in October 2014. Aside from the pool/spa, clubhouse, gym, "edible" garden, interior courtyard, and bike storage, the developers boast of accessibility to the Blue Line light rail, with the Anaheim station only 100 feet away. Even with the transit access, the project includes a five-story parking structure, "which allows residents the convenience of parking on the same floor on which they live."
· AMCAL [Official Site]