Long Beach Shoreline
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Waterfront Redevelopment

Location Long Beach, California

Scope Planning, Urban Design

Size 6 miles of waterfront and 50-acre shoreline park.

SWA prepared a land use and urban design plan for six miles of waterfront adjacent to downtown Long Beach. Responding to the City’s desire to improve the relationship of the downtown to its waterfront, SWA examined complex physical and political issues, and conducted extensive public workshops. The resulting plan, endorsed by the California Coastal Commission, proposed improved road circulation, a continuous pedestrian boardwalk, marina and commercial development, and a 50-acre shoreline park.