Long Beach City Council Clears 23-Unit Townhome Community
Earlier this week, the Long Beach City Council cleared the way for the development of a 23-unit townhome community located in the Rose Park Neighborhood.
The development proposed by Project Verve would consist of four buildings, each three stories in height. One of the buildings would be U-shaped and would contain ten townhomes. The other three buildings would be linear shaped and contain six, three, and four units, respectively. The townhome units would range from 1,351 square feet (SF) to 1,902 SF in floor area and would range from two to three bedrooms.
The project would contain 3,755 SF of common open space that includes a tot lot, shade structure, tables and benches, and a BBQ area. There would be a total of 5,294 SF of private open space including a rooftop deck and patio for each townhome unit.
The project required a zone change from Community Commercial Automobile-Oriented (CCA) to Community R-4-N. Per the 2019 Land Use Element, the project site is designated a Neighborhood Serving Center or Corridor – Moderate Density. This Place Type is a mixed-use land designation allowing neighborhood-serving, moderate-intensity commercial uses, apartment or condominium buildings, and convenient access to transit.
As currently proposed, the project’s density would be 29.53 dwelling units per acre (du/a). Each townhome unit would have a two-car garage, and there would be six guest parking spaces for a total of 52 parking spaces.
Designed by Summa Architecture the development would have a modern architectural style which includes a combination of stucco and brick veneer at the base of each unit and with smooth stucco and lap siding along the upper elevations to create individual units. Asphalt shingle roofing, lap siding, decorative metal railings, and angular windows, enhance the modern style of the development.