Two sleek new residential developments have broken ground in Downtown Long Beach. Together, the pair of five-story buildings, located within a half-mile of one another, will bring a total of 207 apartments to the area.
The two projects, located at 442 West Ocean Boulevard and 207 East Seaside Way, are being developed by Ensemble Investments and are both designed by Long Beach-based architecture firm Studio T Square 2, in collaboration with Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture.
The 442 West Ocean project will include 95 apartments and 177 parking spaces, while the 207 East Seaside building will have 112 units and 144 spaces. Both projects will have rooftop decks for residents and amenities including a lounge and fitness center. According to plans filed with the city, the 207 East Seaside project will also include flex space that could include a cafe or retail establishment.
The Seaside building will be fronted by a striking new pedestrian bridge designed by Studio Pali Fekete architects that the city is constructing to provide a direct link between the convention center and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.
According to Studio T Square 2, the building’s design takes cues from the wavy lines of the bridge, with a front deck that neatly connects with the bridge near the building’s entrance.
Construction on both projects is expected to be complete by early 2018. Rents in each building are expected to start around $1,800 per month, with prices up to around $2,500.