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A Dream Vision For Long Beach's Failed Second+PCH Site

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The section of Long Beach's waterfront where Second Street meets PCH might be the gravesite of the mixed-use second+pch development (past proposals included a 12-story residential tower that became the nail in its coffin), but that's not stopping hypothetical progress on this valuable plot. Real estate grad students from both UCLA and USC recently competed (for fun) to see who could come up with best development plan for the spot, and USC delivered (for the win) Belmont Yards, 11 sprawling, pedestrian-friendly acres that would include retail—an Urban Outfitters and a 50,000-square-foot Stone Brewery Beer Garden among the dream tenants—32 "Class A" apartments, a boutique hotel, and a year-round home for the farmers' market, made out of recycled shipping containers. The whole thing would connect to the marina via a pedestrian bridge "that the city council loved," a member of USC's team writes us. The city of Long Beach just this week announced that they are embarking on a three-year process to reexamine the actual plan for the land.

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